Auction House July 15, 2021

Sotheby’s | Derrick Adams X Jay-Z: Heir To The Throne

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of JAY-Z’s Reasonable Doubt, his pioneering debut album that forever changed Hip Hop, the legendary artist, entrepreneur and philanthropist has commissioned multi-disciplinary artist Derrick Adams to create a one-of-one animated digital artwork that comments on and recontextualizes the album’s iconic cover, which will be sold by Sotheby’s as an NFT in a special single-lot auction.

In this video, join Derrick Adams at his studio in Brooklyn as he reflects on the importance of Reasonable Doubt, recontextualizing the cover and his greater artistic practice. This collaboration marks the first NFT either has created and a portion of the proceeds will benefit The Shawn Carter Foundation.


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