This collaboration includes a photographic art project as well as the “Tonz-O-Gunz“ t-shirt series, based on Claiborne‘s iconic image of the Notorious B.I.G. – which graces the front of our limited K1X tee. For the release of this unique collaboration, Barron Claiborne joined us in the opening of our new ﬂagship store in SoHo (New York) and treated many of those present to an exclusive photo shoot.
Guests included singer Patrice, pro basketball players like Corey Williams & Brian Kortovich, photographers Mike Schreiber & Quazi as well as hip hop aﬁcionados, media and many friends. Barron Claiborne took portraits of the guests, who got to wear the original crown that became legendary via his notorious “King of New York“ image (1997) – the last photograph taken of Christopher Wallace aka B.I.G. before his assassination.
The “Tonz-O-Gunz“ tee by Barron Claiborne with K1X is limited to only 500 pieces world wide and is now available exclusively at the “K1X NYC“ store. In addition, the world’s largest print of Claiborne’s iconic “Tonz-O-Gunz” design is sold at the store as well! Catch a selection of images after the jump or find the gallery on Facebook!
Event pics by Robert Wunsch for Highsnobiety
Portraits by Barron Claiborne
Corey “Homicide” Williams – Pro Baller
Patrice – Singer
Mike Schreiber – Photographer
Quazi King – Photographer
Brian Kortovich – Pro Baller