Hublot brand ambassador, Shepard Fairey and friend of the brand Tristan Eaton, alongside famed American photojournalist Martha Cooper and curator and street art authority Evan Pricco, came together in a collaborative panel discussion on street art and time, provocation, and inspiration under the brand’s annual Hublot Loves Art series.
Hosted in a private mansion on the exclusive Palm Island off South Beach, the interactive art talk and private dinner brought to life Hublot’s prominent art partnerships celebrating with VIPs, media, influencers, and friends of the brand. Notable attendees included CEO of Best Buddies Anthony Shriver, Ferrari Squadra Corse driver Martin Fuentes and others.
Hublot welcomed Shepard Fairey, American contemporary street artist and graphic designer, as an official brand ambassador earlier this year and launched the Big Bang Meca-10 Shepard Fairey timepiece in celebration of the creative partnership. The model is part of the Big Bang Meca-10 family, a newer innovation on Hublot’s signature style with the brand’s in-house manual movement, a gear-driven mechanical aesthetic, and a 10-day power reserve. Accentuating this mechanical architecture, an opening at 3 o’clock sees Shepard Fairey’s “STAR GEAR” logo.
Tristan Eaton, the visionary street artist and muralist, was Hublot’s first street artist partner and has created two limited-edition timepieces with the watchmaker. Eaton unveiled his first collaboration with Hublot, the Classic Fusion Aerofusion Concrete Jungle, in 2016 as a tribute to New York City – the brand’s first concrete timepiece. He honoured the East Coast again with his second edition, the Classic Fusion Bronze, featuring brushed bronze and polished gold-plated appliques to represent East Coast “Fortune”, highlighting the Charging Bull sculpture symbolizing New York City’s Financial District.
Noted Shepard Fairey noted: “I always thought I’d admire art and be a spectator in the culture but to be in the eye of the hurricane and fusing my art with Hublot is really special.”
Ricardo Guadalupe, Hublot CEO, commented, “Hublot is excited to join forces with icons in the world of art as we bring our shared passion to life in the form of a panel discussion to close our week of exciting events.”