A collection of watches full of colour, the Swatch x Jean-Michel Basquiat brings to life the masterpiece that marked a before and after in the world of contemporary art. It includes three clocks that captured the New York artist’s most iconic designs and paintings.
The Swatch x Basquiat is about three watches that pay homage to each of its pieces. Incorporating her mythological script and Roman numerals on the dial and abstract images of Mesopotamian goddesses on the blue band.
Undoubtedly, he was one of the best-known and most important artists of his generation and is considered one of the most important painters of the 20th century. His artistic career spanned from the late 1970s to the early 1980s.
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The Swatch x Basquiat collection is a tribute to the New York artist who had the courage to transcend the boundaries of traditional art making, street and underground art, which was considered a subculture, and which was heavily panned by critics at the time.
For the occasion, there are three watches launched with a special packaging from the Swiss firm in charge of taking their distinctive style of work and life to capture it in each article. Furthermore, each watch is a masterpiece in itself, embodying his unconventional creations but also his undisciplined spirit.
Plus, there is a special strap for each piece. The first watch displays the artist’s name, acting as an almost genuine signature that celebrates his or her artistry. The other features the crown, a symbol he used frequently in his work, the meaning of which is open to interpretation.
Meanwhile, the third echoes Hollywood’s Africans by referencing that statement about African-Americans in the entertainment industry, with rapper Rammelzee and painter Toxic emblazoned on the yellow dial.
Undoubtedly, this collaboration is one of those designed for art lovers and one of the most coveted by watch collectors, not only for its design but for the unique details that make this a truly phenomenal limited edition.
The new collection will be available in the online store and select Swatch boutiques starting May 18.