Basquiat, Tiffany & Co., Beyonce, Jay-Z, Advent Calendar
2021 Tiffany & Co. Advent Calendar featuring a print of Jean-Michel Basquiat’s 1982 artwork Equals Pi.  Image courtesy: Tiffany & Co.

Chances are you can’t escape that About Love campaign—I mean how could you? With Beyoncé, Jay-Z, and that never before-seen Basquiat painting, it’s somewhat etched in the cultural zeitgeist. Well, after it’s public unveiling earlier this year alongside Beyoncé and Jay-Z, Jean-Michel Basquiat’s “Equal Pi”—unofficially dubbed the Tiffany blue Basquait—is once again on display. This time as the focus of the fine jewelry House’s 2021 Holiday Advent Calendar. Available now, the Advent calendar—a wonder emporium of various Tiffany trinkets—is re-imagined as a canvas, an homage to the art practice of Basquait (as he was known for using unconventional mediums—like doors, refrigerators etc). The design recalls a cabinet of curiosities, revealing 24 Blue Boxes filled with Tiffany jewelry and objects, with the exterior adorned with the painting. Tiffany & Co. has considered every part of design for their second-ever Advent Calendar, with the calendar shown inside a pine art shipping crate on their website—carrying the through line of alluding to the connection with art and Basquiat. This years’ edition is quite the collectable!

Basquiat, Tiffany & Co., Beyonce, Jay-Z, Advent Calendar
Interior of the 2021 Tiffany & Co. Advent Calendar with Blue Boxes featuring custom numbered hangtags, Image courtesy Tiffany & Co.

To coincide with their “About Love” campaign, the House recently launched its About Love scholarship—which provides scholarships for students attending select Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). And with this 2021 Advent Calendar, Tiffany & Co. is continuing to bring art to more communities, announcing a new partnership with Free Arts NYC. The House will donate $250,000 from purchases of the 2021 Advent Calendar to the organization and the funds will support a series of programs that will give children from underserved communities in New York City greater exposure to the creative arts. For more information on Free Arts NYC, visit here.

In addition to the 2021 Advent calendar, Tiffany & Co. has officially unveiled its first West Village holiday pop-up boutique. Open to the public from November 8th through January 8th, visitors can experience the Tiffany & Co. holiday magic in one of New York’s most quintessential neighborhoods, located at the corner of Bank Street and West 4th Street. Not only will the pop-up provide fun holiday activations for their shoppers, such as calligraphy and gift box painting, but visitors can shop the House’s most coveted collections, including the Tiffany HardWear,Tiffany T1 and Tiffany Knot just to name a few. 

Inspired through the lens of jewelry designer, Jean Schlumberger, this dream-like pop-up is a must-see this holiday season. Tiffany & Co. and the charming West Village is a combination no one could resist! 

 

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