If food is worth traveling for, why not art? The Michelin Guide claims that a three star Michelin rated meal is worth travelling to from anywhere in the globe, just to experience that extraordinary level of cooking. Whether it’s Andy Warhol’s most complete collection or a collection of the greatest MC’s, it only seems fair enough to advocate travel through exceptional art too.
The International Center Of Photography on New York’s Essex Street now hosts just about every iconic photo you’ve ever seen of the greatest in hip hop. There’s Biggie in the photo booth with his crown, inimitable Tupac in large format and hundreds of candid, rarely seen images from behind the scenes of the best to ever hold the mic.
Fun fact, the name Jay Z is partly based on the JZ subway line, which was nearest Marcy Projects in Brooklyn. New York wouldn’t be New York without hip hip, and hip hop wouldn’t be hip hop without New York. Hip hop fans now have yet another reason to venture to the big city, and perhaps find their own contact high as they come face to face with iconic art.
And don’t forget, you can now visit the Wu Tang District in Staten Island too…