Цифра дня: корона Notorious B.I.G. продана на аукционе за $600,000

Вчера в Sotheby’s состоялся первый в истории рэп-акцион, на котором, как сообщалось ранее, лотом хэдлайнером стала легендарная корона Notorious B.I.G.

В этой пластиковой короне сделана самая узнаваемая фотография легендарного рэпера. Фотосессия в ней была проведена в 1997 году, за несколько дней до смерти Бигги.

Организаторы мероприятия выставили стартовую цену на лот в размере $140,000, ожидая выручить с экспоната удвоенную со стартового ценника сумму.

В итоге, корона ушла за чуть более чем полмиллиона долларов. Об этом сами организаторы сообщили по окончанию рэп-аукциона.

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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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