SUPREME is one of those “once-in-a-lifetime” success stories that inspire you to start your own brand, hit a stroke of fame, and create one of the biggest fashion conglomerates in the world. Following nearly two decades of innovation and growth, the brand has decided to partner with Sotheby’s for an auction that that will make most collectors weep — a 248-piece collection of skateboard decks that will include every design the brand has ever introduced.
The collection of boards was produced over a 20-year span, ranging from 1998 to 2018, and will feature a number of high-profile artists and collaborators the brand has worked with over that time. Some of the collection’s most notable names include Nan Goldin, an American photographer known for her intimate portraiture, and Cindy Sherman, an artist who was approached by the brand to partner for their anticipated Grotesque series, as well as Jeff Koons, Takashi Murakami, Richard Prince. But perhaps the most notable collaborations of all are the 2017 Louis Vuitton x Supreme unison that birthed a set of highly sought-after decks, and an exclusive Japanese pairing that resulted in an interesting recreation of Leonardo da Vinci’s The Last Supper. The extensive collection will be auctioned on January 25 and the lot is expected to fetch anywhere from $800,000 to $1,200,000.
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