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More than 300 chocolate Santa Clauses made every day with a rare Venezuelan gourmet chocolate selected by Michelin-star chef Guy Savoy: the city of Paris welcomes Paul McCarthy's Chocolate Factory, an exhibition and art performance hosted at the newly renovated Monnaie de Paris until the 4th January 2015.
Originally created seven years ago in New York City, the Chocolate Factory represents the first solo exhibition in Paris of the 70-year-old American artist: staffed by performers wearing red uniforms and long blond wigs, the factory is installed in a structure reminiscent of a film set. Every day they produce 300 chocolate figurines, stacked around the Monnaie, that appear to endlessly accumulate: there will be around 15,000 chocolate sculptures by the time the show closes. Produced in unlimited quantities, edible and perishable, these figurines are onn sale at the Monnaie de Paris Flammarion bookshop, at Colette and at Galeries Lafayette.
WHEN Until the 4th January
WHERE Monnaie de Paris, 11 Quai de Conti