Photograph of Grandmaster Flash at the Chrysler Building, NYC

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2 images
Photograph by
Pereira, Al, American, born 1963
Subject of
Grandmaster Flash, American, born 1958
Printed by
Adler, Bill, American, born 1951
Medium
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions
H x W (Sheet): 13 15/16 × 10 7/8 in. (35.4 × 27.6 cm)
H x W (Image): 13 × 8 11/16 in. (33 × 22.1 cm)
Type
gelatin silver prints
Place captured
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date
August 27, 1991; printed 2003
Description
A black-and-white photograph of Grandmaster Flash pointing at the Chrysler Building. Flash wears a white t-shirt, white hat, and dark jeans. He looks at the camera and raises his right hand to point at the Chrysler building in the background. His left hand rest on a balcony railing. On the back are inscriptions by Bill Adler identifying the subject, photographer, location and date.
Topic
African American
Architecture
Hip hop (Music)
Musicians
Photography
United States--History--1969-2001
Urban life
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2015.132.280
Restrictions & Rights
© Al Pereira
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title
Eyejammie Hip Hop Photography Collection
Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture