WILD LAUGH

GJ117

  • WILD LAUGH

Yue Minjun has roped and harnessed the age-old power of the icon. In his paintings and sculptures, as in Wild Laugh (GJ117), his work for Swatch, Yue seizes attention with arresting images of frozen, mask-like laughter. The dial displays four of the artist’s trademark laughing, disembodied faces at hours 3, 6, 9 and 12. The blue plastic strap of this clever piece is spangled with red stars, and the dial’s hour and minute hands take up the flag-blue from the strap. Dripping with irony, this caustic work presents and criticizes a perceived uniformity and lack of originality, itself walking the taut tightrope between the two with gravity-defying poise.


Product Details

WILD LAUGH

Swatch

Case Material
Plastic
Strap Material
Plastic Folio
Movement
Quartz
Functions
Watch Illustration
Case Width
34.00 mm
Case Height
39.20 mm
Case Thickness
8.75 mm
Product Line
Originals
Product Family
Gent
Year
1996
Reference
GJ117