Style Supreme, the record-breaking auction of Christie’s

Supreme, the record-breaking auction of Christie’s

Andrea Tuzio

Christie’s auction house will auction off what appears to be the first complete collection of Supreme‘s Box Logo Tees, “The Box Logo Collection” owned by 21-year-old collector James Bogart.

This is not the first time that an auction has been held for the New York skate brand, in 2019 Sotheby’s sold a collection of 248 Supreme decks for $800,000, today Christie’s is preparing to hold a private sale for “The Box Logo Collection” and is expected to sell for a record $2 million.

In 2014 James Bogart bought his first Box Logo Tee from Supreme and in the following six years he bought every single t-shirt, featuring the iconic Box Logo, released from 1994 to 2020. In a note, Christie’s commented: “poised to be the most valuable collection of Supreme material to ever be offered in a single sale”.

“By the time 2015 rolled around, I had developed a strong interest in the brand, picking up the releases I liked as they dropped. I’ve still got many of those initial purchases in my collection today,” said Bogart on a website created for the collection.”From that point on, my interest grew into an obsession, and (I) started adding to my collection as often as I could, always looking for the best condition examples I could find… A lot of people don’t think about the non-stop weeks, months, and even years of research and work that it can take to find just one tee”.
These are the words of James Bogart on the site dedicated to the collection.

According to Bogart, the most precious tee in his collection is the 1999 WTAPS Box Logo, it seems there are only 30 pieces and it is perhaps the rarest piece in the history of Supreme. 

“The Box Logo Collection” will be on display and for private sale at Christie’s from December 1st.

Written by Andrea Tuzio
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