French street artist Zevs, along with two other unidentified men were arrested at around 3:30am today in Hong Kong. He is there preparing for his first solo exhibit at the Art Statements Gallery.
Apparently while Zevs was bombing an Armani store with his signature liquidated Chanel motif, a concerned citizen SNITCH called the local emergency hotline and notified the police. After which police arrived on the scene and arrested Zevs and his two Hong Kong associates for alleged vandalism.
From the South China Morning Post:
“Dominique Perregaux, owner of Arts Statements Gallery, who invited Zevs, confirmed he had been arrested.
Mr Perregaux said he did not understand why police had arrested the artist. “I do not think it is a big deal. After all, he has performed such art forms in many places before, in Berlin, in New York and Paris,” he said, adding that Zevs had used water paint, which could easily be removed.”
After the jump check out more pics before the arrests
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