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Kanye West’s signed ‘Donda’ bulletproof vest fetches $75,000 at auction

Kanye West’s signed ‘Donda’ bulletproof vest fetches ,000 at auction


An autographed Donda bulletproof vest as worn by Kanye West through the making of his ‘Donda’ album has been bought for 75,000 US {dollars}.

 The vest was one in all various high-valued gadgets on sale as a part of the “Handbags x HYPE” public sale held by British public sale home Christie’s final week.

 

The black vest, which was initially gifted by Kanye to a safety guard after which bought to a reseller for $20,000, bought for a staggering $75,000 on the public sale on December 9, it has been revealed – virtually occasions three of what the public sale home thought it’s going to be bought for.

 The purchaser additionally obtained a one-of-one NFT (non-fungible token) model of the vest that includes digital 3D knowledge.

 

 

According to the public sale itemizing, the Donda vest options ballistic panels, hand-painted “DONDA” textual content and Kanye West’s autograph which reads “MBD,” an acronym for “My Body Different.”

“The Donda bullet proof vest was designed as a metaphor for West’s militaristic perspective, reflecting his need for only the essentials to survive and his readiness to go on stage and risk his life for his music and craft,” the itemizing reads.

Kanye West debuted the bulletproof vest throughout his second Donda listening session at Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium on August 5. He continued to put on it whereas ending up the album (and understanding) in his makeshift studio on the stadium, as captured within the fly-on-the-wall livestream following the occasion.

 

Artistes and producers who labored on the album together with Fivio Foreign have been additionally seen rocking a Donda bulletproof vest whereas within the studio, which was a part of a strict costume code imposed by  West.

“When we went to Ye’s shit he made us all wear like [Yeezy],” the Brooklyn rapper, who delivered a show-stealing verse on “Off the Grid,” revealed throughout a go to to the L.A. Leakers in September. “We had the vest on, he made us all wear Donda merch. I thought we were on Donda timing, I guess to get us in [that mindset].”

In addition to the $75,000 Donda vest, Christie’s “Handbags x HYPE” public sale additionally bought an entire assortment of Kanye West’s Yeezy 350 sneakers for $37,500, an entire assortment of Virgil Abloh‘s Off-White x Nike sneakers for $62,5000 and a pair of Air Jordan XIII sneakers — signed and game-worn by Michael Jordan himself — for a whopping $375,000.

 

That determine remains to be small compared to the $1.8 million Kanye West’s “Grammy-worn” Nike Air Yeezy 1s sneakers from 2008 bought for at a Sotheby’s public sale in April. 

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