Q-Tip is hosting an exhibition featuring artwork from his private collection at an auction house in New York City. The non-selling exhibition “Q-Tip: The Collection” will run at Bonhams New York from September 20 through October 4. It marks the first time Q-Tip’s entire collection will be on view to the public.
The collection features artists from Brazil, Morocco, and the United States, including works by Fab 5 Freddy, Harmony Korine, Nina Chabel Abney, Hassan Hajjaj, and Richard Prince. Prince’s untitled 2015 work graced the cover of the last album from Q-Tip’s group A Tribe Called Quest, We Got It from Here… Thank You 4 Your Service and is one of two of the artist’s pieces in the collection.
Q-Tip recently executive-produced uknowhatimsayin? the new album from Danny Brown. In 2018, he co-taught a class on the intersection of jazz and hip-hop at NYU‘s Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music and played Miles Davis in a staged reading of My Funny Valentine.