If you recall, Jay-Z and Kanye chopped up a Maybach in their video for “Otis.” Now the $350,000 will hit the auction block at Phillips de Pury auction house for a charity called Save the Children. The Maybach is expected to bring in some serious money for the charity. Find out exactly how much below.
It was a glorious day when the music video for “Otis,” the first single from super-collaboration “Watch the Throne” was released. Yet in a music video starring hip-hop’s biggest giants Jay-Z and Kanye West and directed by indie-darling Spike Jonze… you wouldn’t expect a car to steal the show, but the deconstructed Maybach stole our hearts. The $350,000 vehicle was part Burning Man part bling… a perfect visual for the broken-down American dream aesthetic of the video. According to GalleristNY the car can now be yours, if you are willing to, as Jay says, be spendin’ cheese. The wheels will sell at Phillips de Pury auction house on March 8, with proceeds going to Save the Children. It is expected to sell at around $100,000.
Simon de Pury had this to say in the press release: “Jay Z and Kanye West are towering figures in contemporary culture. They have greatly contributed to the artificial barriers between art, music, fashion and cinema to come down.” (We recommend saying it aloud in his prim Swiss accent.)