Au Revoir, Chanel Mobile Art

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Sorry, London, Moscow, and Paris. Chanel’s Mobile Art container will not be making its scheduled landings in your fair cities. After its much-buzzed about stops in Hong Kong, Tokyo, and New York, Chanel has decided to to halt the world tour of the project, an exhibition of Chanel handbag-inspired artworks by the likes of Sophie Calle, Lee Bul, and Stephen Shore tucked inside a sleek pod designed by Zaha Hadid. “Considering the current economic crisis, we decided it was best to stop the project,” a Chanel spokeswoman told WWD. “We will be concentrating on strategic growth investments.” The company is reportedly mulling the fate of both Hadid’s structure and the artworks, which are owned by the artists but that Chanel may purchase. We hear that in protest, Karl Lagerfeld has called off his plan to play Santa at this year’s Chanel holiday party.

Previously on UnBeige:

  • Chanel Mobile Art Container Lands in Central Park
  • Zaha Hadid’s Chanel Art Pod, in the (Fiber-Reinforced Plastic) Flesh
  • When Karl Met Zaha: Chanel Art Pod Debuts Next Week