Quite possibly the largest collection of Supreme items will be going on auction at the end of May.
The prodigious privately-owned collection of almost every Supreme accessory ever produced will be auctioned under the title The Supreme Vault: 1998 – 2018.
This online-only sale features a landmark archive interweaving luxury, art, and skate culture assembled by U.S. based collector Yukio Takahashi over 20 years.
Established in 1994, Supreme began as a skateboarding and fashion shop in downtown NYC and quickly grew into a global brand.
The collection acts as a timeline, charting how the brand has successfully maneuvered into every facet of culture, including sports, music and design.
This collection represents twenty years of accessories produced by Supreme, including the rare Stern Pinball machine, Everlast boxing series (including the heavy bag), Coleman Motorbike, and over one thousand other items ranging in price and rarity – all offered without reserve.
Yukio Takahashi, owner of the collection, said: “What makes Supreme’s accessories the most exciting part of their product line is its unpredictable, multifaceted and genius choices in collaborations.
“I have enjoyed collecting Supreme for two decades and the process and result have both surpassed expectations.
“Now it is complete to the best of my knowledge and is at a good stopping place. Once Sotheby’s was mentioned, I recognised there would be no better way to sign off.”
The archive is being offered in group lots and single lots with a total estimate in excess of HK$ 1.7 million / US$ 220,000.
The online-only sale is open for bidding 20 May, and highlights will be on exhibition at Hart Hall, H Queen’s in Central Hong Kong from 24-28 May.