This blue jacket (.1) and Hammer pants (.2) were worn by the rapper and dancer MC Hammer in the 1988 music video for his song "They Put Me in the Mix."
(.1): Blue cropped jacket with full-length sleeves. The jacket is made of a bright blue synthetic fabric and has a notched collar. The front of the jacket has an open front style with a single button closure at the bottom center front. The large circular gold button has a raised design of an eagle holding an anchor surrounded by stars, and is attached with the eagle upside down. The button closes around a loop on the proper left front made from the blue fabric. The sleeves are wide at the shoulder and taper toward the wrist. The jacket is fully lined with a white synthetic fabric. There are thick shoulder pads attached between the facing and lining fabric.
(.2): Blue Hammer style pants with black waistband. The pants are made of the same blue synthetic fabric as the jacket. The legs are wide-legged with a slight taper toward the hem, ending at the ankle. A gusset is sewn between the legs to make the crotch loose and baggy. The blue fabric is gathered at the top and joined to a wide black elastic waistband, which is seamed at the center back. The pant legs are hemmed with black thread. The pants are not lined.
An abstract varnished terracotta sculpture, made of deep red-brown terracotta clay with occasional black and brown flecks from inclusions within the clay. Rising from a curvilinear dark wood base, the sculpture incorporates a rounded, twisting form that curves in an 'S' shape. The 'S' shape intersects with a rounded trianguloid shape that together flow into a rounded form with a swooping wing.
A silver gelatin print depicting a black-and-white image of five (5) performing showgirls. Each is depicted in a slightly different dance pose, caught mid-routine. The women are wearing identical costumes with short, medium-toned skirts and white bodices with beaded embellishments that decorate the front of the bodice. They each wear halo-style headdresses with sweetheart shaped front brims, decorated with feather plumes and beaded embellishments on the brim. Each dancer also wears arm-length fingerless gloves, also detailed with beading. The five (5) women dance in the foreground and mid-ground with musicians behind bandstands and audience members behind the dancers in the background. Laura Cathrell is the dancer in the right foreground. A painted wall mural in the far background depicts five (5) dancing women and one (1) kneeling man. Painted on a ceiling beam in the upper left corner of the image is block text that reads, [ST-MICHEL], followed by an octave clef, an eighth note, a sixteenth note, and a thirty-second note to the right of the text. There are no inscriptions on the front or back of the photograph.
This is an oil painting of two dancing women. The women wear duku head ties, blouses, and floor-length skirts. The figure on the left has a skirt that wraps around her, with abstract color patterns in yellow and red tones. She wears a blue sleeveless blouse with a white pattern and an off-white head tie with yellow and red highlights. The woman stands with her body facing the viewer, head bent towards her left and bending forward from the waist. The woman next to her stands with her back to the viewer, wearing an off-white wrap skirt and blue short sleeve blouse with light blue pattern. She bends forward slightly from the waist, her left foot visible beneath her skirt. Behind them is a large green moon against a dark blue sky with white stars and constellations in the background.
A pack of View-Master 3D reels. The title of the pack is: [How to Breakdance]. The package contains three reels with a total of twenty-one pictures. The front of the package features a man in a red outfit breakdancing. Text throughout the packaging advertises that the viewer can: [Learn to breakdance with the New York City Breakers]. The three reels are secured by a plastic cover at the bottom of the package. The back of the package features additional information about the reels and an advertisement for other reels.
A black-and-white photograph of Asia One and Masami performing at the Rock Steady Crew 25th Anniversary, Manhattan Center, 2002.
Asia One is on the left of the image and Masami is on the right. They both have their proper right arms raised and bent in front of their faces and their left arms down by their sides. Asia One is jumping slight off of the ground with her toes pointed down. Masami's right foot is slightly raised. They are both leaning back. They are both wearing loose track pants and white sneakers. Asia One's pants are bunched up below the knee. Asia One has short hair and a sweatband and is wearing a jersey with partially obscured lettering and a large number 2. Masami's hair is long and pulled into a half ponytail. She is wearing a jersey which reads [ROCK / STEADY / CREW]. They are both wearing short sleeve white t-shirts under the jerseys. There is a large group of people, mostly men and younger boys, standing behind them as they dance. An "EXIT' sign and a "NO / SMOKING" sign are visible in the background. On the verso is the photographer's signature in blue ink and an inscription in the same hand that reads [Asia One & Masami].