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Photograph by:
Michael Benabib, American, born 1962  Search this
Subject of:
Lisa Nicole Lopes, American, 1971 - 2002  Search this
TLC, American, founded 1990  Search this
ink on paper
H x W (Sheet): 17 × 11 in. (43.2 × 27.9 cm)
H x W (Image): 15 3/8 × 10 13/16 in. (39 × 27.4 cm)
inkjet prints
Place captured:
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
A color photograph of Lisa "Left-Eye" Lopez.
She is wearing a yellow suit with a red shirt underneath. She also has a cheetah print cape with a yellow fur collar. She is wearing a black hat, several rings, and red heels, and she has a thick black line under her proper left eye. She is lounging in a large white and brown chair with her head tilted to the proper right side and her left hand holding on to a black cane. There is shirtless man in short silver shorts and boots in the background. The floor and walls are marbled. The photograph was taken from above, looking down on her.
There is a thin black border around the image with a white border around it. The white border is thinner on the two sides and thicker on the top and bottom. There is a small piece of tape at the top as well as a tear where a piece of tape used to be. The back of the photograph has light grey text repeated in diagonal lines. There are two yellow post-it notes at the top and there is also a tear where a piece of tape used to be. There is an inscription by Bill Adler on the bottom, handwritten in blue ink.
African American  Search this
Fashion  Search this
Hip-hop (Music)  Search this
Musicians  Search this
Photography  Search this
Popular music  Search this
Rappers (Musicians)  Search this
Rhythm and blues (Music)  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