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Product Details

KIKI PICASSO

Reference

GZ008

Collection

Art 1985 Spring Summer

Family

Originals

Strap material

Plastic

Case material

Plastic

Functions

Water-resistance: 3 Bar

Case dimension

Ø: 34,00 mm
L: 8,75 mm
H: 39,20 mm

Product Description

Picasso’s Kiki (GZ008) kicked off the story of Swatch and Art with a 140-piece edition, each with different colours. The graphically sophisticated design fits colours together like an unfinished screen print, suggesting the layers of image and meaning that clutter the contemporary world. The image is  absent a few colour fields: the white spaces produce the carefully cut and structured effect of a stained-glass window with some panels clear to the light. The figurative representation on the dial is contemporary in style and perspective, with a graphic novel-like rendition of a face and a post-modern jumble of lines and forms fanned out around it.

Artist Biography

Kiki Picasso

French artist Kiki Picasso, whose real name is Christian Chapiron, is a graphic designer, painter and video artist. He is associated with the avant-garde arts and action group called Bazooka, which produced many brightly coloured illustrations, cartoons, and low-fi publications, or “zines”, that borrowed heavily from Dada, squatter culture and political activist movements. His work is known for its clever treatment of themes of image and communication, and he is also famous for his early performance and pioneering video work, as well as for his work for Swatch.