Kamaal Ibn John Fareed, better known by his stage name Q-Tip member of the iconic hip-hop group A Tribe Called Quest — has loaned his personal art collection for public view for the first time. The 13 pieces will be featured in a non-selling exhibition, Q-Tip: The Collection
“It is a privilege to have the opportunity to showcase and recognise some of the most talented artists that have inspired me personally and professionally. This woul vd not have been possible were it not for Bonhams’ generosity and commitment in sharing my collection to the public. My hope is that this exhibition will encourage visitors to learn something new, be inspired, and discover the brilliance of some of these incredible emerging artists.”
Q-Tip’s collection will showcase works by blue chip contemporary names such as Richard Prince and Jeff Elrod and feature works by street art icon Fab 5 Freddy, Avant Garde director Harmony Korine, while showcasing Q-tip’s patronage and support of younger, emerging artists including William Villalongo, Hebru Brantley and Torey Thornton. A notable highlight of the collection is New-York based artist Nina Chanel Abney’s ‘Untitled (Fuck T*E *OP)‘, 2014.
Also on view will be Richard Prince’s untitled work from 2015 which was featured as the cover art of A Tribe Called Quest’s most recent album ‘We Got It from Here… Thank You 4 Your Service’, released in 2016.
This exhibition will be held alongside Bonhams inaugural sale Contemporary: Art, Editions & Design held on September 25.