“The Supreme Vault: 1998-2018” marks the most complete collection of Supreme accessories in private hands to hit the auction block. It features a landmark archive interweaving luxury, art and skate culture assembled by the US-based collector over nearly two decades.
“What makes Supreme’s accessories the most exciting part of their product line is its unpredictability, multifacetedness and genius choices in collaborations,” said Takahashi in a statement.
The online-only sale includes a variety of accessories for boxing, motorsport, basketball and football, as well as tools and many other unexpected items.
Among the most sought-after lots is Supreme x Stern Pinball Machine, estimated to fetch between HK$400,000 and 600,000 (S$70,090 and 105,138). According to Takahashi, the item is one of 10 such pinball machines that are still in use.
Other highlights of the sale include Supreme x Everlast Punching Bag, estimated between HK$ 80,000 and 120,000 (US$10,000-15,000); Supreme x Coleman Mini Bike, estimated between HK$50,000 and 70,000 (US$6000-8000); and Supreme Fender Stratocaster White Guitar with Case, estimated between HK$40,000 and 60,000 (US$5000-7000).
This isn’t the first time that the streetwear brand is venturing into auction houses. Last year, Artcurial held the seminal C.R.E.A.M auction, which reaped around $1 million in sales to the streetwear label. More recently, a privately owned collection of Supreme skate decks sold for US$800,000 at Sotheby’s.
Created in 1994 by James Jebbia, Supreme has since inched its way to legendary global status. The streetwear company has cultivated a devoted cult following over two decades by offering only limited editions, also known as “drops.”
Online bidding for “The Supreme Vault: 1998-2018” sale are open May 20-28 on Sotheby’s auction page.
Selected highlights will also be on show at HART Hall, H Queen’s in Central Hong Kong from May 24 to 28.