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Photograph by:
Lisa Leone, American, born 1966  Search this
Subject of:
Fab 5 Freddy, American, born 1959  Search this
Medium:
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions:
H x W (Sheet): 13 7/8 × 10 7/8 in. (35.2 × 27.6 cm)
H x W (Image): 11 × 7 15/16 in. (27.9 × 20.2 cm)
Type:
gelatin silver prints
Place captured:
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
early 1990s
Description:
A black and white portrait photograph of Fab 5 Freddy.
He is turned towards the proper left side of the image. He is wearing a straw brimmed hat with a black ribbon around it. He is also wearing a button down short-sleeve shirt and a chain bracelet on his right wrist. He has a pair of glasses and a mustache. He right arm is raised in front of his face and he appears to be holding onto his tongue with his right hand.
The image has an even white border around it. The back of the photograph is white. There are tears are the top where pieces of tape used to be, and a few tiny pieces of the white tape remain.There is an inscription and a signature on the back.
Topic:
African American  Search this
Actors  Search this
Hip-hop (Music)  Search this
Musicians  Search this
Photography  Search this
Rappers (Musicians)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2015.132.242
Restrictions & Rights:
© Lisa Leone
Permission required for use. Proper usage is the responsibility of the user.
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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/fd5ac0e9e4b-4f91-4ad7-84cf-c9cc6a57365b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2015.132.242