Bringing together street artists, Hush and Tristan Eaton Hublot recently launched the “Fame vs. Fortune”, a limited-edition art timepiece concept.
Hush represents ‘Fame’ symbolizing the West Coast sensibility – where the Hollywood film industry reigns supreme while Eaton represents ‘Fortune’ embodying an East Coast mentality, home of New York City’s Financial District. Each artist brings his unique sensibility rooted in his “represented” coast.
Both appeared at Lightbox Studios, outside Times Square with Hublot of America Managing Director Jean-François Sberro, to launch their respective limited-edition timepieces that incorporate their artistic talents. An interactive digital display provided background information on both Hush and Tristan Eaton through touch screen capabilities.
The two will appear together again in Miami next week, where they will take over the Hublot boutique in Bal Harbour to kick off the annual ‘Hublot Loves Art in Miami’eries of events.
Said Ricardo Guadalupe, Hublot CEO, “We are thrilled to partner once again with Tristan for our second collaboration and collaborate with Hush for the first time. This project brings together two dynamic and unique artistic styles, each one incorporated collaboratively with Hublot. The result is a unique and original set of 2 timepieces, that I am sure, collectors of both watches and art are sure to love.”
His art prominently found throughout various districts of Los Angeles, Hush designed the Spirit of Big Bang West Coast Ceramic Black and White for Hublot, inspired by Hollywood icons to represent West Coast “Fame” and manifested itself as a black-and-white woman’s portrait splashed across the case back in a multi-coloured collage of mixed media. The timepiece features a skeletonized dial or “Aerofusion” encased by a white ceramic bezel. Hush’s frescoes have appeared throughout the heart of LA’s shopping district on Melrose, downtown LA’s art district, posh streets in West Hollywood, and ocean-side in Santa Monica.
While Tristan Eaton’s piece, the Classic Fusion Bronze, features brushed bronze and polished gold-plated appliques to represent East Coast “Fortune”, and specifically the Charging Bull sculpture symbolizing New York City’s Financial District. The case back displays a medley of motifs that illustrate a Wall Street theme, including an image of a bull, money sign, and Wall Street sign. Some of Tristan’s most iconic murals are found in New York City, including the eye-catching mural of Audrey Hepburn in Little Italy, “The Monster Within” in Brooklyn’s Coney Island, “Big City of Dreams” between Mulberry and Lafayette in Soho, and “Liberty” downtown which inspired Hublot’s first collection with the artist.