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Photograph by:
Michael Benabib, American, born 1962  Search this
Subject of:
Russell Simmons, American, born 1957  Search this
Phat Fashions LLC, American, founded 1992  Search this
ink on paper
H x W (Sheet): 14 5/8 × 11 in. (37.2 × 27.9 cm)
H x W (Image): 12 × 10 3/4 in. (30.5 × 27.3 cm)
inkjet prints
Place captured:
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
A color photograph of Russell Simmons.
He us standing in front of a light wooden background. He is wearing a light blue, black, and white argyle sweater. The sleeves don't have the diamond pattern on them. They are a solid light blue. The collar is also light blue. There are three (3) buttons going down the front. All three are buttoned. There is a white [phat farm] logo sewn on the proper left side on the chest. Russell Simmons is smiling at the camera and his head is slightly tilted towards the proper right side. His right hand is holding the brim of the light blue baseball cap on his head.
There is a white border around the image. It is thicker on the top and bottom and thinner on the two sides. The back of the photo has grey text repeated upside down in diagonal lines. There is a yellow post it towards the top of both sides of the back of the photograph. There is an inscription on the bottom, handwritten by Al Pereira in black ink.
African American  Search this
Fashion  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:
Restrictions & Rights:
© Michael Benabib
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title:
Eyejammie Hip-Hop Photography Collection
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture