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    Tuesday, August 25th, 2020

    AN auction celebrating the cultural impact of Hip Hop, or rap music, will. be held by Sotheby’s in New York on September 15. The first dedicated Hip Hop sale for an international audience reflects the impact of the music developed in the US by inner-city African Americans and Latino Americans in the Bronx borough of New York in the 1970s. With over 120 lots the auction is comprised of unique artifacts, contemporary art, one of a kind experiences, photography, vintage and modern fashion, historic and newly designed jewelry and luxury items, rare ephemera including flyers and posters, important publications. Highlights include the crown worn and signed by Notorious B.I.G. from the Iconic 1997 King of New York and an archive of High School love letters written by Tupac Shakur. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Queens Public Library Foundation.

    Barron Claiborne, ‘Notorious B.I.G. as the K.O.N.Y (King of New York). UPDATE: THE CROWN SOLD FOR $594,750