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  • 9 December 2021

Christie's Handbags x HYPE: The Luxury Remix achieves $2.9M

New York – Handbags x HYPE: The Luxury Remix, a curated auction that reformulates our understanding of luxury today, achieved a total of $2,902,000. The sale was sold 97% by lot and 142% hammer above low estimate.  

Leading the sale was a pair of game-worn and dual signed Air Jordan XIIIs from Michael Jordan’s last regular season game of the Chicago Bulls’ championship season, which sold for $375,000. Other highlights from the sale include a complete collection of Virgil Abloh Nike Off-Whites, which achieved $62,500, and a complete set of Kanye West Adidas Yeezy 350s, which realized $37,500.

The sale also achieved exceptional results for Hermès pieces, including: a rare Bleu Marine, White, Orange Faubourg Sellier Birkin 20, which sold for $175,000; a rare Matte White Himalaya Niloticus Crocodile Birkin 35, which achieved $137,500; and a Braise Porosus Crocodile Birkin 25, which realized $62,500.

Another highlight of the sale was MBD: a Signed DONDA Bullet Proof Vest & 1-of-1 NFT, which sold for $75,000. This dual-component lot included the physical bullet proof vest worn by Kanye West during his August 2021 listening event and a 1-of-1 NFT, the first to be offered in a luxury sale at Christie’s.

Additional notable results were achieved for a Supreme pinball machine, which sold for $52,500; a Coco Chanel Bearbrick, which exceeded over three times its high estimate and sold for $35,000; and a Pearl x Supreme five-drum set, which realized $16,250.

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Christie’s auctions span more than 80 art and luxury categories, at price points ranging from $200 to over $100 million. In recent years, Christie’s has achieved the world record price for an artwork at auction (Leonardo da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi, 2017), for a 20th century artwork (Andy Warhol’s Shot Sage Blue Marilyn, 2022) and for a work by a living artist (Jeff Koons’ Rabbit, 2019). Christie's is also recognised as a reference for prestigious single owner collections, having auctioned 8 of the 10 most important collections in history.

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Recent innovations at Christie’s include the groundbreaking sale of the first NFT for a digital work of art ever offered at a major auction house (Beeple’s Everydays, March 2021), with the unprecedented acceptance of cryptocurrency as a means of payment. As an industry leader in digital innovation, Christie’s also continues to pioneer new technologies that are redefining the business of art, including use of hologram technology to tour life-size 3D objects around the world, and the the creation of viewing and bidding experiences that integrate augmented reality, global livestreaming, buy-now channels, and hybrid sales formats. 

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