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Chemical X’s protest against poverty: ‘Chanel’ tents on LA’s Skid Row

WorldNews Sunday, 9 June 2019
Chemical X’s protest against poverty: ‘Chanel’ tents on LA’s Skid RowHe once made a £1m life-size sculpture of supermodel Cara Delevingne out of 7,000 ecstasy pills, to draw attention to the drug’s impact on popular culture. Now the anonymous British artist Chemical X is courting controversy again after erecting a row of tents in Los Angeles’s homeless district, Skid Row, each carrying the logo and branding of the many luxury labels that can be found just over 10 miles away in the Beverly Hills shopping strip of Rodeo Drive. Entitled Skid Rodeo Drive – The Street Where Luxury and Poverty Meet, 12 tents featuring logos of, among others, Louis Vuitton, Prada and...
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Belongings of the homeless crowd a downtown Los Angeles sidewalk in Skid Row on May 30, 2019. - The city of Los Angeles on May 29 agreed to allow homeless people on Skid Row to keep their property and not have it seized, providing the items are not bulky or hazardous. (Photo by Frederic J. BROWN /...

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