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Photograph by:
Ricky Powell, American, 1961 - 2021  Search this
Subject of:
Bönz Malone, American  Search this
Palladium, American, 1927 - 1997  Search this
dye and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
H x W (Sheet): 19 1/16 × 15 in. (48.4 × 38.1 cm)
H x W (Image): 14 × 12 in. (35.6 × 30.5 cm)
chromogenic color prints
Place captured:
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
1993; printed 2003
A color photograph of Bönz Malone. Malone is depicted sitting in a folding theater chair in three-quarters profile. He is looking at the viewer with his legs resting over the chair back in front of him and his elbows wrapped around his knees. He is wearing jeans, a jean jacket over a red shirt, and a rainbow baseball cap with a red propeller on the top. Beneath the image is a handwritten inscription, [BONZ MALONE - "THE SLIP MAHONEY OF HIP HOP / THE PALLADIUM '93]. Along with the photographer's signature [Ricky Powell].
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:
Restrictions & Rights:
© Ricky Powell
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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