The Paul Gauguin Watch
Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going? Paul Gaugin, 1897
The Paul Gauguin Watch in conjunction with the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Gauguin wrote, “The Impressionists look for what is near the eye, and not at the mysterious centers of thought.” He, in contrast, sought to capture an inner world of fantasy and dream and considered this enormous canvas, created in Tahiti, his masterpiece.
“Explanations and obvious symbols would give the canvas a sad reality.” Gauguin wrote, “And the questions asked (by the title) would no longer be a poem.” 1897
The detail of the band focuses on a child eating fruit while the detail on the dial centers around a young man plucking fruit from a tree. Gauguin’s greatest work translated into a watch is full of symbolism and intrigue.
The Paul Gauguin Watch is made of stainless steel and water-resistant to 30 meters. The case is 1″w x 1 1/4″h and features a curved back case designed to fit comfortably around the wrist.
Unisex in size, it designed to fit men and women alike.
Projects was commissioned by various museums in the 90s to produce watches including The New York Metropolitan Museum, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, The New York Museum of Modern Art among others.
The Paul Gauguin Watch, “Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going” based upon a painting from Paul Gauguin in 1897.
The Paul Gauguin Watch is currently out of production.