TIFFANY AND CO'S LUXURIOUS ADVENT CALANDAR
Tiffany & Co.’s new Advent Calendar pays homage The late New York artist’s 1982 work Equals Pi as seen in the ‘About Love’ Campaign..
This year’s Advent Calendar unites the iconic American jeweler with one of the most influential American artists of the 20th century, Jean-Michel Basquiat whose work was most recently featured in the House’s About Love campaign. Transforming the traditional holiday countdown into a canvas spotlighting the same masterpiece featured in About Love, Basquiat’s 1982 painting, Equals Pi* is the centerpiece of Tiffany’s latest Advent Calendar which will be available worldwide beginning today.
The design recalls a cabinet of curiosities, revealing 24 Blue Boxes filled with Tiffany jewelry and objects. Drawing inspiration from the visual language and subtexts of Basquiat’s style, the Advent Calendar is detailed with design elements that pay homage to his prolific body of work. In the early years of his career, Basquiat painted on everyday objects such as windows, doors and refrigerators, recontextualizing objects using cardboard, plywood and other materials.
A tribute to the artist’s use of unconventional mediums, the doors on the four-foot white oak Advent Calendar are an apt canvas for Equals Pi. Composed of mathematical equations, text, figures, expressive gestures and symbols, the artwork exemplifies his raw yet methodological approach to his craft.
The Tiffany and Co.’s 2021 Advent Calendar is now available in limited quantities for $150,000. TO place your order via special advisor visit the jeweler’s website.