Crosby “ClockWork Cros” is a Surrealist artist who was born and raised on the Lower East Side of New York. His clocks challenge ideas about disposability, longevity, and reputation while exploring the consumption of celebrity. Clockwork Cros’ works are collected by several prominent collectors and celebrities. His clocks have been exhibited in galleries throughout the world and in art fairs such as Art Basel Miami Beach, Armory Arts Week in New York and Frieze New York.

“Crosby’s work…. frequently draws on the hip-hop and graffiti culture that was born in New York in the eighties.”
– Nicole Rudick, The Paris Review. amazing [things] and hitting the scene with an intensity and integrity you just can’t fake.”
– Carlo Mccormick, Paper Magazine

 Post-post-modern, ClockWork’s clocks sail across media platforms and technology, but also look back to a time of the handmade. He hand makes his clocks in his native NYC studio, taking iconic images of historical figures – actors, athletes, authors, poets, musicians – and manipulating them digitally. He then hand cuts the images twice, before introducing the working clock movements into the eye of each image; creating functional working wall clocks that many have grown to know and love. Each clock is approximately 11″ x 8″ x 2″ and contains quartz clock movements imported from his mother’s native land of England.

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About The Author

Sara Nardea is no stranger to the art world, selling her own paintings and curating exhibitions -- from pop art to abstraction and now to art journalism, she is bringing her New York success to the up-and-coming Miami scene. Sara is now a contributing writer and editor at L'Etage Magazine.

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