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Photograph by:
Michael Benabib, American, born 1962  Search this
Subject of:
Grandmaster Flash, American, born 1958  Search this
ink on paper
H x W (Sheet): 15 7/8 × 11 in. (40.3 × 27.9 cm)
H x W (Image): 10 7/8 × 10 3/4 in. (27.6 × 27.3 cm)
inkjet prints
Place captured:
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
late 1980s
A color photograph of Grandmaster Flash.
He is wearing a white t-shirt with a drawing of a face on it. It has text on it which reads [You got a problem?]. He is also wearing a white cap, a necklace, and has a mustache. His arms are behind his back and he is standing in front of a white wall.
There is a white border around the image. It is thinner on the two sides and thicker on the top and bottom. The back of the photograph has light grey text repeated upside down in diagonal lines. There is a tear on the left side from where tape used to be, and there are two pieces of tape at the top. There is also a yellow post-it note on the right side near the top. There is an inscription by Bill Adler on the bottom, handwritten in blue ink.
African American  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