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Graffiti Artist ‘Zevs' Gets Arrested for Painting

By: Shelby Lee Walsh - Published: Jul 22, 2009 • References: artstatements and coolhunting
Hong Kong recently arrested the popular French graffiti artist Zevs. The well-known logo destroyer is famous for his liquidated logo series but I guess authorities thought he took his art too far when he painted a liquidated Chanel logo atop the flagship Giorgio Armani store.

Zevs claims that his art was meant to “reflect the war of brands,” but the store is not too impressed. They are demanding HK$6.7 million (or about $850,000US) in damages. Apparently they cannot remove the paint because of what the façade of the building is made of.

Looks like this piece of artwork will leave a lasting statement.