Dubbed the ‘Cult Canvas’, British-founded American multinational corporation, Sotheby’s is expected to run an auction of extremely rare sneakers. From 22nd to 29th September 2020, the sale which consists of eight artist-designed Nike shoes, will include one-off and limited edition pairs, alongside production samples from the likes of Futura, Jeff Staple, and Bernard Buffet, amongst several others.
James Arizumi’s Nike SB Dunk Low Pro What the Dunk
Michael Lau’s Nike SB Dunk Low Pro Gardener Wood
Jeff Staple’s Nike SB Dunk Low Pro NYC Pigeon
Said to be a meticulously curated selection of the most iconic artist-designed sneakers in history, the auction will showcase an array of highly coveted pairs, backed by strong artistic legacies. It thus offers enthusiasts the opportunity to purchase the industry’s most game-changing pairs, whilst Sotheby’s furthers its agenda to immerse its brand in the vintage fashion and memorabilia market.
Futura’s Nike SB Dunk High Pro FLOM
Pieter Janssen’s Nike SB Dunk Low Friends And FamilyPieter Janssen’s Nike SB Dunk Low Friends And Family
Katsuya Terada’s Nike SB Dunk Low Sample
Marking the auction house’s second hip-hop dedicated event, the Cult Canvas follows hot on the heels of its inaugural hip-hop auction lead by the crown Notorious B.I.G. wore when photographed as the King of New York in 1997, which sold for $594,750, the auction fetched $2.1 million in total. Other items for sale included Tupac’s love letters, Salt-N-Pepa’s “Push It” jackets, Slick Rick’s custom diamond eyepatch, the Niko Brim collectible Air Force 1, and Johnny Nelson’s one-of-a-kind, custom-designed ring.
In hopes of achieving the same success as the prior event, Sotheby’s Cult Canvas will feature French expressionist Bernard Buffet’s Nike SB Dunk Low Pro “Paris” Sample worth an estimated $70,000 – $80,000, Peter Moore’s Nike Air Jordan 1 High OG “Bred” from Nike’s famous 1985 “Banned” commercial, worth an estimated $8,000 – $10,000, James Arizumi’s Nike SB Dunk Low Pro “What the Dunk” which was created from 31 different Nike SB Dunks and is worth an estimated $6,000 – $8,000, and Pieter Janssen’s Nike SB Dunk Low “Friends And Family”, which as the name suggests, was created exclusively for friends and family.