Biggie’s welbekende plastic kroon verkocht voor meer dan half miljoen

Een van de meest iconische voorwerpen in de hiphopscene: De kroon van The Notorius B.I.G., is verkocht via het veilinghuis Sotheby’s voor ongeveer 600 duizend dollar. Voor Sotheby’s is het een speciaal moment omdat het voorwerp onderdeel was van hun eerste hiphop veiling. De kroon, die oorspronkelijk maar 6 Dollar koste, is gedragen en ondertekend door ‘The King of New York’ bij zijn laatste fotoshoot. Deze legendarische foto is 3 dagen voor zijn dood genomen.

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All hail the King of New York! Tonight during our inaugural Hip Hop auction, one of the most iconic symbols of Hip Hop’s heyday: the crown 👑 worn and signed by Notorious B.I.G. from @barronclaiborne’s iconic 1997 ‘King of New York’ photoshoot for Rap Pages Magazine sold for $600,000. The photograph is one of the most recognizable images in Hip Hop culture and it has endured as the defining portrait of the artist more than 20 years since it was taken. Achieving an overall total of $2 million, the auction was a celebration of the history and cultural impact Hip Hop has had on art and culture from the late 1970s through the “Golden Age” of the mid-1980s to mid-1990s, and up to the present. A majority of items included in the sale were consigned directly from Hip Hop’s most pivotal and well-known artists and figures, several of who will be sharing their proceeds with a variety of charities. A portion of Sotheby’s own proceeds from the sale will benefit the Hip Hop programs at the @qplnyc, as well as @buildingbeats, a non-profit community organization that teaches tech, entrepreneurial and leadership skills to underserved youth through DJ and music programs. #hiphop #hiphopmusic #notoriousbig #biggiesmalls #barronclaiborne #HipHopxSothebys #QPLHipHop

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