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Photograph by:
Michael Benabib, American, born 1962  Search this
Subject of:
Mary J. Blige, American, born 1971  Search this
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)
Type:
chromogenic color prints
portraits
laser prints
Place captured:
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1992-1997
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.
Topic:
African American  Search this
Fashion  Search this
Hip hop (Music)  Search this
Photography  Search this
Rhythm and blues (Music)  Search this
Singers (Musicians)  Search this
Soul (Music)  Search this
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.
See more items in:
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
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5c050c958-802a-4a3b-90b2-3a59697dfc0f
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2015.132.100.1-.5