Lot 102
 
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Composed of sterling silver, ref. 90.15.960, this unusual wristwatch is an example of abstract art with three dials, each melding into the next in a cascading effect. The watch has a 17-jewel mechanical winding movement of calibre AS1977 and is 49th from a limited series of 180 wristwatches. The dials have yellow, blue and red coloured hands with a separate crown each; original blue straps with silver perforations and a folding clasp signed 'James Rosenquist'. Dial, case and movement signed, circa 1991.


Since 1987, Movado has commissioned an artist annually to collaborate on a watch design, and to use the wristwatch as an artistic medium. For the 1991 Artists' Series, James Rosenquist (b. 1933) designed a distinctive Abstract Expressionist three - level, free-form timepiece whose dials melt into each other. "The Ellipse dial, a swirl of blues and white, represents the earth seen from space, says the artist. The middle dial, Eclipse, is a mix of reds, purples, and yellows, like "a burning meteor... eclipsing the earth." And the Elapse dial, in which the pointillist images of a fork, a knife, and a spoon are discernible, is "an elapse of time... maybe the elapsed time between meals. Time is ticking for hungry people."" (Artist quoted in "Timely Artistry," Special Advertising Section, New York Magazine, Vol. 25, No. 18, 4 May 1992, online)




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  Lot 102 of 112  

SPRING ONLINE AUCTION
3-4 MARCH 2020

Estimate
$1,430 - 2,860
Rs 1,00,000 - 2,00,000

Winning Bid
$4,480
Rs 3,13,600
(Inclusive of Buyer's Premium)










 



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