Christie’s devotes auction to Supreme brand Dec. 15

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CFR 250R dirt bike, Supreme/Honda, 2019. Estimate: $15,000-$25,000. Christie’s image

NEW YORK – Behind the Box: 1994-2020, Christie’s first dedicated auction to the New York brand Supreme, is now open for bidding until Dec. 15. View the fully illustrated catalog on LiveAuctioneers.

Carefully curated by renowned Supreme historian Ross Wilson and sourced from the vaults of some of the world’s most prominent collectors, the portfolio features the most iconic and desirable Supreme items spanning the label’s entire 26-year timeline. The sale will include rare archive products, nonreleased samples and comprehensive full sets of Supreme’s most revered designs.

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A red EPI leather Christopher PM backpack and a collection of accessories. Supreme/Louis Vuitton, 2017. Estimate: $24,000-$30,000. Christie’s image

Behind The Box: 1994-2020 will be the largest of its kind thus far, and features notable collaboration capsules with Louis Vuitton, Comme des Garçons and Nike, plus exclusive artist series skateboard decks including Damien Hirst, KAWS and Takashi Murakami, among many others. Further highlights include a full collection of Supreme bicycles and motorcycles, an entire set of every Supreme Box Logo sticker released from 1994-2020, and the limited edition arcade-quality pinball machine made exclusively by Stern.

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Pinball machine from Max Fish, Supreme/Stern, 2018. Estimate: $26,000-$30,000. Christie’s image

“Behind The Box 1994-2020 sets a new standard for a sale solely dedicated to Supreme, the infamous New York lifestyle brand,” said Wilson. “Where previous sales have presented single lot pieces from the brand’s most recent output, this auction showcases the entire timeline of Supreme’s 26-year history by offering the most revered pieces from 1994 onwards. The iconic Supreme ‘Box Logo’ features across groups of vintage sweatshirts, collections of rare hoodies, and a full set of every promotional sticker dating back to the almost mythical early ’90s variations that ended up with the threat of legal action from Calvin Klein. Widely held as the kings of collaboration, this auction is the first to see groups of the most desirable collaborations from Supreme’s archives, with collections from the North Face, Nike SB and Comme des Garcons featuring alongside the groundbreaking partnership with French fashion house Louis Vuittion.”

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A collection of every Supreme box logo sticker ever released between 1994-2020.
Estimate: $30,000-$40,000. Christie’s image

Taking place alongside the online auction and offered for the first time in a private sale is The Box Logo Collection, the only known comprehensive archive of Supreme box logo T-shirts ever curated. Expected to realize in the region of $2 million, this is poised to be the most valuable collection of Supreme material to ever be offered in a single sale.

 

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