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Photograph by:
Anthony Barboza, American, born 1944  Search this
Subject of:
Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, American, 1978 - 1988  Search this
Medium:
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions:
H x W (sheet): 14 × 11 in. (35.6 × 27.9 cm)
H x W (image): 10 × 10 in. (25.4 × 25.4 cm)
Type:
gelatin silver prints
portraits
Date:
1984
Description:
Black and white photograph of the music group Grandmaster Flash and The Furious Five. The portrait of the hip hop group features (from left to right) Raheim (born Guy Williams), Kidd Creole (born Nathaniel Glover), Grandmaster Flash (born Joseph Saddler), Cowboy (born Robert Keith Wiggins), Scorpio (born Eddie Morris), and Melle Mel (born Melvin Glover). Each group member wears a unique costume with leather and studs accents and boots with rhinestone appliques. They stand in front of a white background with graffiti patterns visible at the bottom of the backdrop. The image is bordered in a narrow black border on a white background. Below the image at the bottom is the title, date, and signature.
Topic:
African American  Search this
Disco (Music)  Search this
Funk (Music)  Search this
Hip-hop (Music)  Search this
Musicians  Search this
Photography  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2014.152.3
Restrictions & Rights:
© Anthony Barboza
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5e2ab5990-91c0-4b01-8b76-9c06c93e328e
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.152.3