2017 News

LGCT - Longines Paris Eiffel Jumping Official Image Created by World-Famous Artist JonOne

Release date: 11/05/2017

Photo: LGCT / Stefano Grasso

The Longines Global Champions Tour - Longines Paris Eiffel Jumping can today reveal its stunning 2017 official image, designed and created by world-renowned New York artist, JonOne. JonOne follows in the steps of Robert Combas, Paola Pivi, Ida Tursic and Wilfried Mille, all of whom have put their high-profile names to the official poster image in previous years. His work in shimmering colors, halfway between graffiti and abstract expressionism, will be displayed in Paris from June and throughout the event. 

Today's official image reveal marks the start of the countdown to the Longines Global Champions Tour - Longines Paris Eiffel Jumping, a 5* show jumping competition, which brings together the very best horses and riders in the world. The highly anticipated Parisian leg of the 15-event Championship will return to the Champ de Mars between the 30th of June and the 2nd of July, creating a sporty, urban and cultural atmosphere. Open to all, this stage of the international circuit of the Longines Global Champions Tour brings together more than 30,000 spectators each year to witness world-class sport and entertainment, set against the unique backdrop of iconic Eiffel Tower.

This new artistic collaboration is at the heart of the Longines Paris Eiffel Jumping’s DNA as Virginie Coupérie-Eiffel, President and Founder of the event explains: “It was love at first sight when I first met JonOne in his multicolor workshop. JonOne represents the open-mindedness of our event. He has a generous personality, is naturally curious, is a contemporary artist who crosses borders, and whose work is visible and accessible to all, from Harlem to Paris.” JonOne joined the adventure by imagining an original poster painted on canvas.

John Andrew Perello aka JonOne, an American artist of Dominican origin, began by graffiti 'tagging' the walls and trains of his childhood neighborhood in Harlem in the 1980s. From graffiti to oil painting, from New York to Paris, his paintings are now sold in the biggest international galleries around the world and can be described as offering a Dionysian feel, entangled in a labyrinth of visual and tactile explosions.

JonOne reveals that his work has been influenced by social events that occurred in his childhood, such as the Black Panthers movement and May 68 in France. He paints both standing and sitting, putting his whole body into the service of his art.