Jay-Z And Kanye West’s ‘Otis’ Maybach Goes Up For Auction

The 2004 Maybach 57 customized for the video for the Grammy Award winning song Otis, featuring JAY Z and Kanye West, directed by Spike Jonze is going up for auction as Lot I of Phillips de Pury & Company‘s New York Contemporary Art Evening auction to benefit Save the Children. You can view the car in an auction preview from February 25th through March 8th at Phillips de Pury & Company, (450 Park Avenue, New York, 10022). The Auction will take place on March 8, 2012 at 7 pm at Phillips de Pury & Company. The one of a kind Maybach is expected to bring in $100-150,000 so not only will the winning bidder be getting a famous ride but will also be helping a good cause.

UPDATE: The auction house sent us 5 exclusive photos, view them here!

“JAY Z and Kanye West are towering figures in contemporary culture. They have greatly contributed to the artificial barriers between art, music, fashion and cinema to come down. Their video for ‘Otis’ became an instant classic. The Maybach they have transformed for it has the starring role.” Simon de Pury, Chairman, Phillips de Pury & Company.

“The rains have arrived in some areas of East Africa, but the crisis is far from over. It will take many months for farmers and families to replenish herds and replant and harvest crops. The funds raised from auctioning off the ‘Otis” car are greatly needed to help sustain families over the next several months. We are grateful to JAY Z and Kanye West for offering up pop culture history to do good for children in Africa.” Carolyn Miles, President and CEO, Save the Children.

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