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New Wu-Tang Clan book, ‘Legacy’, comes encased in 400-pound steel chamber

With a price tag of $360,000 each, only 36 copies are up for grabs


A new Wu-Tang Clan book, ‘Legacy’, comes encased in a 400-pound steel chamber

Published to coincide with the 30th anniversary of their seminal 1993 album 'Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)', the new coffee table book is a strictly limited-edition collaboration between the New York hip-hop legends, publishing house Art Of and artist Gethin Jones, a protégé of Antony Gormley.

Taking inspiration from bronze ritual bowls from the Chinese Zhou Dynasty, the globe-like sculptures encasing the book have been individually designed by Jones using steel and bronze. Printed in and bound in Italian leather, the enclosed, 300-page book features never-before-seen photos of all 10 members of the group, captured by photographers including Danny Hasting and Kyle Christy.

Limited to just 36 copies, 'Wu-Tang Clan Legacy' comes with a bit of a price tag. Individually handcrafted to order, each sculpture is on sale for $360,000. Check it out via Wu-Tang's Instagram page below.

Back in January, a selection of new images of Wu-Tang Clan’s ‘Once Upon A Time In Shaolin’ were shared by the US government. In April, 'Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)' was among several albums archived in the U.S. Library of Congress.