Hublot and its CEO, Ricardo Guadalupe, hosted a two-part Art of Fusion event that began with a reception at Hublot’s Bal Harbour boutique. The store was transformed by artist Hebru Brantley’s artwork, whose pieces pair well with their colorful new Caviar Tutti Fruitti watches. Alonzo Mourning and Haute Living publishers Kamal Hotchandani and Seth Semilof also attended as did Art Baselers as excited to see haute timepieces as the hot artist.
Brantley is very popular in his hometown of Chicago and throughout the art world. In Basel 2012, Jay-Z bought a Brantley for $20,000 and since then his ascension has been swift. The goggle-wearing sculptures in “The Watch” pay homage to the Tuskegee Airmen, the first African-American military aviators in the United States armed forces who fought in World War II. Fly Boy and Fly Girl (also known as Lil’ Mama) are Brantley’s original protagonists, frequently appearing in his comic and street art-inspired paintings and sculptures.
The second part took place at a Star Island manse to with a dinner and blow-out bash to launch their Caviar Tutti Fruitti timepiece in grand style. Read all about it here.
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