61116 x 2958 x 13916 in. (17 x 7412 x 3412 cm.)
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A bespoke black leather case produced by Pinel et Pinel containing 14 limited-edition metallic library cards, 13 of which feature artwork from one of JAY-Z's solo studio albums along with the 14th blue library card commemorating The Book of HOV exhibition, and a custom related bookmark. The cards made exclusively in collaboration with Roc Nation for the Brooklyn Public Library's The Book of HOV exhibition. The inside of the case signed and dated by JAY-Z in silver marker: "Peace + Love. / Jay. / Brooklyn. / Marcy. / 7.13"

From left to right, the album library cards appear in chronological order.

Top row:
Reasonable Doubt
In My Lifetime, Vol. 1
Vol. 2... Hard Knock Life
Life and Times
The Blueprint
Blueprint 2

Bottom row:
The Black Album
Kingdom Come
American Gangster
Blueprint 3
Magna Carta
[The Book of HOV commemorative card]

The Book of HOV

The Book of HOV is an immersive exhibition hosted at the Brooklyn Public Library’s Central Branch in partnership with Roc Nation, an entertainment company founded and owned by JAY-Z. Highlighting key moments from his multi-hyphenate career as a musician, philanthropist, and entrepreneur, the exhibition includes photographs, awards, a vinyl listening station, and even a recreation of the interior of Baseline Studios, where JAY-Z recorded multiple albums. Further contextualized by being situated in his hometown of Brooklyn, the exhibition speaks to his philanthropic efforts and focus on community.

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