Photograph by
Counts, Wyatt, American
Subject of
Dapper Dan, American, born 1945
Big Sek, Senegalese
Unidentified Man or Men
1989; printed 2021
ink on photographic paper
Image: H x W: 17 × 21 3/8 in. (43.2 × 54.3 cm)
Overall Sheet: H x W: 20 × 24 in. (50.8 × 61 cm)
This is a color photograph depicting Dapper Dan in his clothing boutique in Harlem, New York. Dan is pictured just right of center, clutching a white fur coat and looking directly at the camera. He wears a white tracksuit jacket and hat printed with the Gucci logo and red and green trim. Behind him, his tailor Big Sek takes measurements of an unidentified customer. To the left is a rack of leather jackets in colorful designs. To the right is a black wall with black, white and gold graffiti artwork. The print has an even white margin. There are no marks or inscriptions on the recto. The verso has a repeating ENDURA paper watermark and printing code numbers at left center.
Place depicted
Harlem, New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Media Arts-Photography
inkjet prints
Clothing and dress
Fashion design
Hip-hop (Music)
Urban life
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Wyatt Counts
Object number
Restrictions & Rights
© Wyatt Counts

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