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Photograph by:
Al Pereira, American, born 1963  Search this
Subject of:
Hurby Azor, Haitian American, born 1965  Search this
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
H x W (Sheet): 13 7/8 × 10 15/16 in. (35.2 × 27.8 cm)
H x W (Image): 12 15/16 × 8 5/8 in. (32.9 × 21.9 cm)
gelatin silver prints
Place collected:
Long Island, New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
A black and white photograph of Hurby "Luvbug" Azor in his own backyard with Gumby the Greenback Monkey, Long Island, New York.
Azor is pictured sitting in a lounge chair with the monkey perched on his proper left arm. There are bushes in the background behind them and the arm and shoulder of someone sitting to Azor's left are just barely visible within the frame. AZor wears a long sleeve shirt with the sleeves rolled up, dark shorts, white socks, and dark shoes. He also wears sunglasses, a chain necklace, bracelets on each wrist and several large rings on each hand. The monkey's tail is across Azor's stomach and there is a leash in Azor's proper left hand.
On the back of the print are handwritten inscriptions by Bill Adler identifying the subject, location, date, and photographer.
African American  Search this
Domestic life  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:
© Al Pereira
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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