The internationally-renowned auction house Sotheby’s will hold its first-ever auction entirely dedicated to hip-hop in New York on September 15.
Bigg famously wore the now-legendary crown during a 1997 photo session just three days before he was tragically killed in Los Angeles. The crown was recently showcased in the exhibition “Contact High: A Visual History of Hip-Hop” curated by Vikki Tobak, and the late rapper’s signature is inscribed on its inside.
People will also get to bid on a collection of more than 22 autographed love letters written by ‘Pac during his high school years between 1987 to 1988 to a high school sweetheart. The crown is going for $200,000 to $300,000 while Pac's letters are $60,000 to $80,000.
Overall, the auction will feature contemporary art, photographs, apparel, and other rare ephemera from the late 1970s through the “Golden Age” of the mid-1980s to mid-1990s.
The xhibition for the auction will be open to the public at Sotheby’s York Avenue galleries from September 11 until the 15th, although people will have to schedule an appointment due to the coronavirus. The exhibition will also be available to the public to view on Sotheby’s website.