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Evil Looking Oscar Statue Found Atop Runyon Canyon

Photo by Mousepotato via LAist Featured Photos on Flickr
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It appears London-based street artist D*Face is back in town, this time installing a 6-foot tall version of the Oscar statue with pieces of flesh missing, exposing muscle and bones, atop the trail in Runyon Canyon. "Beauty Is Just A Slice Away," a caption reads on the artwork.

"I just hike that trail pretty much every morning and today, there it was," explained Mike, who shot the above photo and shared it with LAist's flickr pool. "It was pretty well secured to the ground too, bolted down and chained to something."

An anonymous comment left on NBC's website says there's another one of these in the Mel's Diner parking lot in Hollywood. That one apparently says "Beauty is skin deep."