MADSAKI Transforms Rolex Watches Into Vibrant Silkscreen Prints

Available via Takashi Murakami’s Tonari no Zingaro shop.

By
Arts
9,612 Hypes 3 Comments

Japanese contemporary artist MADSAKI has unveiled three new silkscreen prints via Tonari no Zingaro, Takashi Murakami Kaikai Kiki‘s official souvenir shop. The prints, which were temporarily suspended on the online shop, feature Rolex Daytona and GMT Master watches in the artist’s graffiti-inspired aesthetic.

MADSAKI turns pristine Rolex watches — which have become symbols of power and success — into imperfect forms. One Daytona timepiece receives a rainbow treatment, while its numbers and words bleed into the watch’s signature three subdials. MADSAKI illustrates the GMT-Master II with its arrow-tipped hand and rotatable 24-hour gradual bezel in a half-blue, half-red colorway. Like other MADSAKI works that critique mass culture, the watches are reinterpreted through thin lines and paint splatters in the artist’s raw style, transforming the luxury item into a piece removed from its original cultural meaning and value.

Beginning April 28 at 12 p.m. JST, the prints will launch on Zingaro’s site. The new editions will be available only in Japan.

In other art-related news, KAWS has updated the Acute Art mobile app with different augmented reality versions of Travis Scott and Kid Cudi’s “The Scotts” artwork.

Read Full Article

What to Read Next

Statik Selektah Shares Unreleased Notorious B.I.G. Song "Bastard Child"
Music

Statik Selektah Shares Unreleased Notorious B.I.G. Song "Bastard Child"

Pulled from Statik’s endless archives while he was “bored on a Sunday.”

Stay Home Snaps: ADISH
Fashion 

Stay Home Snaps: ADISH

Founders Amit Luzon and Eyal Eliyahu are still productive in isolation.

Proenza Schouler and Birkenstock Drop Luxe Patent Leather Sandals
Footwear

Proenza Schouler and Birkenstock Drop Luxe Patent Leather Sandals

The work-from-home staples get a topstitched update.


Adsum Returns With Second SS20 Capsule
Fashion

Adsum Returns With Second SS20 Capsule

Inspired by well-worn, utilitarian and laid-back style.

adidas Sales Fell 19% and Missed Profit Expectations by 93% in Q1 2020
Footwear 

adidas Sales Fell 19% and Missed Profit Expectations by 93% in Q1 2020

Due to the coronavirus crisis.

WTAPS Reveals Military-Inspired New Balance 992 Collaboration
Footwear

WTAPS Reveals Military-Inspired New Balance 992 Collaboration

Featuring the brand’s signature “Olive Drab” aesthetic.

More ▾
 
Subscribe to our Newsletter

Gain access to exclusive interviews with industry creatives, think pieces, trend forecasts, guides and more.

By subscribing, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Help us serve you better

We appreciate your support in allowing HYPEBEAST ads, where we can share contents from the latest fashion, to those culturally relevant. In adding HYPEBEAST to your ad blocker's whitelist, ads on our sites will show while you continue to browse.

Help Support Us

We need ads to keep the lights on and to continue providing free news to our readers. We’d appreciate your support by whitelisting HYPEBEAST on your ad blocker. That way you can keep reading all the great stories for free.

If you have already whitelisted us, simply refresh this page. To find out how to whitelist us, click the button below.

Back

Add Us to Whitelist

We appreciate your support in allowing HYPEBEAST ads. Most ad blockers have similar whitelisting steps and settings. If you need assistance, please contact us.

Adblock Plus

  1. Click on the red ABP icon in the upper right corner of your browser.
  2. Click “Enabled on this site” to disable ad blocking for the current site. In Firefox click “disable on HYPEBEAST”.
  3. Refresh the HYPEBEAST page that you were viewing.

Adblock

  1. Click the AdBlock hand icon.
  2. Click “Don’t run on pages on this domain”.
  3. A new “Don’t run AdBlock on…” dialog may be displayed in the middle of the screen.
  4. Move the “Site” slider to the right. After that, click “Exclude”.
  5. Refresh the HYPEBEAST page that you were viewing.

uBlock

  1. Click the uBlock icon.
  2. Click the large blue “power” button in the menu that appears to whitelist the current website.
  3. Reload the HYPEBEAST page that you were viewing.

Firefox Browser

Firefox Tracking Protection may activate our whitelist notice, which can be disabled temporarily for a browsing session by clicking the shield icon in the URL bar and following the instructions.

Disconnect

  1. Click the Disconnect icon.
  2. Click “Whitelist site”.
  3. Refresh the HYPEBEAST page that you were viewing.