Bid On A Gold Boombox, Rare David Bowie Photos, Rolex Watches & A Supreme Skateboard At These Awesome Auctions
A trio of auctions showcase rare Bowie photos, an incredible gold boombox and a Supreme x Louis Vuitton skateboard.
Collectors on the hunt for some seriously cool collectibles — both in modern times and in decades gone by — would do well to keep an eye on three outstanding auctions happening next month at Bonhams New York.
The famed auction house, which recently sold Michael Caine’s favorite Rolex, is presenting everything from two rare David Bowie portraits to an out-of-this-world boombox and a Patek Philippe 18-karat gold open-face keyless lever watch.
The offering kicks off on April 7 with Photographs, featuring an array of visually striking portraits and imagery captured around New York City and across the globe.
Notably, two portraits of David Bowie taken by Brian Duffy will appear at auction, as shot for Bowie albums Aladdin Sane and Scary Monsters. In total, both are estimated to sell for anywhere between $27,000 and $39,000.
Other photos on display span the decades and even feature the likes of model Kate Moss, plus other unforgettable portraits.
The offering gets even more expansive from there as Bonhams debuts its inaugural Hip-Hop Online sale starting April 11th.
As Bonhams tells it, the sale — led by an incredible Supreme x Louis Vuitton Limited-Edition Skateboard and Trunk — will shine a spotlight on “photography, original posters and flyers, and memorabilia to celebrate the musicians and artists who have helped shape Hip Hop from its very beginnings in the 1970s to the present day.”
The set is expected to fetch up to $80,000, although one wouldn’t be surprised if it sells for a much higher fee.
Another standout from the Hip-Hop Online offering? The remarkable Gold Boombox Lightbox by Lyle Owerko, from Owerko’s Boombox Project (the boombox is estimated to fetch between $10,000 and $15,000). Photos from photographer Ricky Flores, capturing Run DMC, Grandmaster Flash and Kanye West, are also included in the auction, which runs through April 21st.
Starting April 14th and running concurrently, Bonhams is also debuting Fine Watches, Wristwatches and Clocks, displaying a stunning array of horological treasures, including vintage Patek Philippe and Rolex timepieces.
Vintage and rare clocks and timepieces are up for grabs, including an insanely cool and exceedingly rare silver gilt hunter cased watch from the American Waltham Watch Company. The timepiece was made in 1864 for the U.S. Military Telegraph Service and is expected to draw between $5,000 and $7,000.
Each auction in its own right, whether you prize once-in-a-lifetime, heroic photographs of David Bowie or a truly unheard of array of watches — or a wild, gold boombox — is worth watching closely and perhaps adding to your wish list or vision board.
Dare we say it, but if you can afford to place a bid, it’s worth throwing your hat in the ring once the bidding starts.