Photograph of Mary J. Blige

Photograph by
Benabib, Michael, American, born 1962
Subject of
Blige, Mary J., American, born 1971
Date
1992-1997
Medium
dye and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions
H x W (2015.132.100.1 Sheet): 24 5/16 × 19 15/16 in. (61.7 × 50.7 cm)
H x W (2015.132.100.1 Image): 15 9/16 × 14 5/16 in. (39.5 × 36.3 cm)
H x W (2015.132.100.2 Sheet): 24 5/16 × 19 15/16 in. (61.8 × 50.7 cm)
H x W (2015.132.100.2 Image): 17 3/8 × 16 in. (44.2 × 40.6 cm)
H x W (2015.132.100.3 Sheet): 17 × 11 in. (43.2 × 27.9 cm)
H x W (2015.132.100.3 Image): 10 7/8 × 10 in. (27.6 × 25.4 cm)
H x W (2015.132.100.4 Sheet): 17 13/16 × 15 3/16 in. (45.2 × 38.5 cm)
H x W (2015.132.100.4 Image): 15 9/16 × 14 5/16 in. (39.5 × 36.3 cm)
H x W (2015.132.100.5 Sheet): 19 15/16 × 16 1/4 in. (50.7 × 41.3 cm)
H x W (2015.132.100.5 Image): 16 7/8 × 15 1/2 in. (42.9 × 39.3 cm)
Description
Five prints of a color photograph of Mary J. Blige. Blige is pictured wearing a dark green velvet dress and a beaded pagoda headdress. She is standing in front of a backdrop covered with multiple layers of white and yellow paper with red Asian style lettering on them. Her hands are in her pockets.
2015.132.100.3 was printed on Epson inkjet photo paper and bears an inscription by Bill Adler on the back by Bill Adler.
2015.132.100.5 is signed and dated on the back by Michael Benabib; it also has an inscription by Bill Adler with the subject and date by Bill Adler.
Place captured
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Collection title
Eyejammie Hip Hop Photography Collection
Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Type
chromogenic color prints
portraits
laser prints
Topic
Fashion
Hip hop (Music)
Photography
Rhythm and blues (Music)
Singers (Musicians)
Soul (Music)
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2015.132.100.1-.5
Restrictions & Rights
© Michael Benabib. Permission required for use.
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5c050c958-802a-4a3b-90b2-3a59697dfc0f
10 image(s)