Thursday, October 16, 2008

Return of the King

King Karl returns to New York this weekend in time for the opening of Chanel’s Mobil Art Exhibit in Central Park to the public.

Chanel commissioned British architect Zaha Hadid to create a travelling structure that will house art by contemporary artists. The art is to all be inspired by Chanel’s ubiquitous 2.55 quilted handbag. (In case you are wondering the name if the handbag comes from the issue date of February 1955). There will be 20 international artists showcased including: Daniel Buren, Blue Noses, David Levinthal, Fabrice Hyber, Lee Bul, Nobuyoshi Araki, Soju Tao, Sophie Calle and more.

Admission to the exhibition in Central Park will be free, although visitors should be aware that you must visit the on-site ticket booth for limited same day ticketing from October 22- November 9, 2008. For more info visit
Location in Central Park
P.S. The Chanel Mobil Art Exhibit has already made stops in Hong Kong and Tokyo, but will soon be headed to London (May 2009), Moscow (Oct 2009) and finally Paris (Feb 2010).

*Mobil Exhibit Photos and Map via NY Times

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