Photograph by
Piras, Sebastian, Italian, born 1960
Subject of
McDaniels, Darryl Matthews, American, born 1964
Run-D.M.C., American, 1981 - 2002
Adidas AG, German, founded 1948
ca. 1987
dye and silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
H x W (Sheet): 10 15/16 × 13 15/16 in. (27.8 × 35.4 cm)
H x W (Image): 10 5/16 × 12 1/4 in. (26.2 × 31.1 cm)
A color photograph of DMC holding a hat.
He is sitting and is holding a hat in his proper left hand. His arm is raised and bent at the elbow. His right arm is down by his side. The inside of the hat is facing out. It is a black hat with white fabric on the inside and a black and red [RUN / DMC] logo. There is also a small white bow inside the hat. DMC is wearing a red, white, and black RUN DMC long sleeve shirt. There is an Adidas logo on the right shoulder and there is a silhouette of a city skyline on the shirt. He has a goatee and is wearing thick black glasses with tinted lenses and a silver helix chain necklace with a silver sneaker on it. The photographer signed the photograph diagonally in black ink on DMC's arm [Sebastian Piras/04]. There is a man standing behind DMC. He is wearing blue jeans and a red Adidas jacket. Only part of his left arm and left leg can be seen.
On the verso is an inscription in blue ink on the bottom of the photograph, handwritten by Bill Adler.
Collection title
Eyejammie Hip-Hop Photography Collection
Media Arts-Photography
chromogenic color prints
Hip-hop (Music)
Rappers (Musicians)
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
Restrictions & Rights
© Sebastian Piras Photography, NTC.
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