1967-Jacqueline Kennedy, 2014
Cynthia Medanich (Southlake, Texas)
Chanel product packaging, paper, foil, foam, plastic, glue, photograph, costume pearls, wire, photocopy of artist original artwork with ink signature
18" x 20" (45.72 x 50.8 cm)

This box has a small image of Jacqueline Kennedy in a Chanel suite. The artist took the photograph of swan pair as they visited her neighborhood lake one summer. One had a fishhook caught in its throat. Neighbors worked together by setting a trail of cheerios to an open garage, able to capture the animal and take it to the vet. After a few days to heal the pair flew off never to be seen again. As the focal point of the piece, the swans seemed symbolic to honor the memory of Kennedy and complement the Chanel logo.

"Before me, no one would have dared dress in black."—Coco Chanel