Notorious B.I.G.'s iconic $6 crown sells for nearly $600,000

6 days ago   |   By Dazed Digital

The plastic crown worn by Notorious B.I.G. in the final photoshoot before his death in 1997 has been sold for $594,750 at Sotheby's first ever auction dedicated to hip-hop memorabilia.
The six-figure sum - which smashed estimates of $200,000 to $300,000 - comes despite the novelty crown, which belonged to the Brooklyn-based photographer Barron Claiborne, originally costing just $6. Still, Claiborne
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