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Hip-Hop and art have always been parallel art forms, but at this point, it’s become almost cliche for rappers to namedrop certain artists. Atop of that list rests the late Jean-Michel Basquiat, whose art is the basis of a new release by watchmaker Komono.

With assistance from the Basquiat estate, Komono stylized timepieces after some of the renowned painters most iconic artwork. Consumers will have a choice between six watches, each of which dons a clean, fashionable face and portions of art on the band.

Hit the jump to see images of what Komono cooked up. Pieces are available in limited quantities on the official website.

[via Marcus Troy/The Boom Box]

Photo: Komono

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