The latest art project to be plopped into a public space is Zaha Hadid's Chanel Pavilion, a 7,500-square-foot temporary, traveling art gallery that has a number of stamps on its passport already. The spaceship-esque pod will land in Rumsey Playfield in Central Park by October 20th, and be open through November 9th -- housing artwork (including a piece by Yoko Ono) inspired by the Chanel handbag, of course.
The NY Times took a look at the structure, which is Hadid's first in the States, pointing out that it's also a "provocative advertisement." They note that "the fashion house is donating a sum 'in the low seven figures' to the Central Park Conservancy," on top of the city's "use fee" of $400,000.
The exhibit will be open to the public and free, though it's suggested that one reserves a spot ahead of time. More details can be found at the Pavilion's website.