ZEVS Arrested For Vandalizing Luxury Brand Logo

07.14.09 Will Sherman

zevs-arrested-over-liquidated-chanel-sign-01Parisian street artist ZEVS was arrested yesterday after “liquidating logos” in Hong Kong, where he’s opening a solo show this week. Apparently his cleaning crew disguise wasn’t enough to stop a bystander from calling the cops after seeing the artist pour black paint on a Chanel storefront logo. At this point, it’s not clear whether ZEVS, or the two others arrested, will be released in time for the Thursday opening at Art Statements Gallery . It’s also unclear why Dominique Perregaux, the gallery owner, “did not understand why police had arrested the artist” for vandalizing other people’s property, although it was water-based paint. |SCMP|