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Thursday, November 9, 2023

WJA Chicago | In the Know: Hip Hop Jewelry with Vikki Tobak and Auction Preview with Heritage Auctions

Start Date: 11/9/2023 5:30 PM EST
End Date: 11/9/2023 8:30 PM EST

Venue Name: Heritage Auctions

222 W Hubbard St
Chicago, IL  United States  60654

Organization Name: WJA Chicago Chapter

Susan Wheeler
Phone: (312) 968-6643

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In the Know: Hip Hop Jewelry with Vikki Tobak and Auction Preview with Heritage Auctions

Heritage Auctions has graciously sponsored this year's In the Know conference for a night you won't forget. Join us to hear an exciting speaker and end the night with an auction preview. Come to learn, connect, and try on jewelry.


Speaker Vikki Tobak, the author of Iced Cold, presents the history of Hip Hop Jewelry.

VIKKI TOBAK is an author, journalist and curator.  She is the author of critically acclaimed books
CONTACT HIGH: A VISUAL HISTORY OF HIP-HOP (Clarkson Potter/Random House), 2018); ICE COLD: A HIP-HOP JEWELRY HISTORY (Taschen 2022) and The Streets Win (Rizzoli 2023) . Her work has appeared in Complex, Rolling Stone, The FADER, ESPN’s The Undefeated, Mass Appeal, Paper, Vibe, i-D, the Detroit News, The Library of Congress and more. Tobak is also the curator of the traveling Contact High exhibition at the Annenberg Space for Photography, The International Center of Photography, Manarat Al Saadiyat (MAS)in Abu Dhabi and MoPOP (Museum of Pop Culture). Tobak and the exhibition were nominated for a Lucie Foundation Award for Curator / Exhibition of the Year. She is a former producer and columnist for CBS, CNN and Bloomberg News. Vikki got her start as a culture editor for Paper magazine before going on to work at Payday Records/Empire Management working with groups including Gang Starr, Jay-Z, Mos Def, Show and AG, Jeru and other hip-hop legends of the Golden Era. She has lectured widely about music photography and contemporary culture at American University, The Schomburg Center, The Kennedy Center, and the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit.

5-6 - Registration Opens
6-7 - Presentation by Vikki Tobak
7-8 - Auction preview

Members: $20
Non-Members: $25
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Registration is Closed
Closed: 11/9/2023 8:30 PM

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