"vandalism: beautiful as a rock in a cop's face."
- kurt cobain
31 year old christophe aghirre schwarz, or the artist better knows as zevs, pleaded guilty to one count of criminal damage before acting principal magistrate bina chainrai in eastern court yesterday. prosecutors told the court that a professional cleaner hired by giorgio armani hong kong to remove the chanel logo and "children's water-based paint" was unable to do so and that the affected sandstone facade would have to be replaced at a cost of hkd6,746,000. zevs called this "surrealistic" and offered to help the store clean the area in question by contacting experts in europe. the two other men who were arrested with him initially have since been released due to insufficient evidence.
a video clip which recorded the crime in action was available on scmp earlier in the week but has since been removed.