Science and Popular Culture

Sotheby’s Presents: Hip Hop

New York | 18 - 25 July

Sotheby’s is thrilled to present our third annual Hip Hop sale, timed to coincide with the 50th anniversary of Hip Hop. The sale spans art, fashion, sneakers, jewelry, photography, hand-written documents, historic studio equipment, important artifacts, and more, representing key moments from the late 1970s through the present, with the majority of the auction being consigned directly by the people who created the culture.

This year's sale is once again curated and organized in collaboration with Monica Lynch, former president of Tommy Boy Records (1981-1998), who helped launch the careers of legends Queen Latifah, De La Soul, Digital Underground, Naughty by Nature, and House of Pain, among many others. Lynch is widely recognized as a leading voice on the history of the culture, and has appeared in numerous documentaries and podcasts.

The Hip Hop auction will be offered at Sotheby’s New York on 18 - 25 July as a part of Geek Week: Remixed.

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