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Photograph by:
Platon, British, born 1968  Search this
Subject of:
50 Cent, American, born 1975  Search this
Medium:
pigment on paper
Dimensions:
H x W (image): 19 15/16 × 20 in. (50.6 × 50.8 cm)
H x W (sheet): 24 × 20 in. (61 × 50.8 cm)
Type:
pigment prints
portraits
Place printed:
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
2008; printed 2019
Description:
A black-and-white photograph of 50 Cent, by Platon. The photograph of 50 Cent depicts him from the legs up, in a seated position with his arms wrapped around his knee, and his hands crossed in front of him. He is seated with his proper left knee drawn up and his proper right leg extended out to his right. The elbow of his upper right arm is resting on top of his proper right thigh. His proper left arm is wrapped around his drawn-up knee. His forearms are lifted and are crossed at the wrists. His fingers are curled under exposing the back of his hands. The thumb and index finger of his proper right hand are pinched together forming a circle. The photograph was taken from near his proper right hand which appears large in the foreground. He is wearing a dark, button-down, collared shirt and dark jeans. The photograph has a thick white border. The edition number, [5/12], is printed in the bottom left corner. The photographer’s signature and date, [Platon 19], is handwritten in the bottom right corner. Inside the border, at the bottom center, is the photographer’s embossed mark: [PLATON ? / EDITIONED ? / PRINT ?[encircled between two bands of embossed dots]]. The back of the photograph is plain and white.
Topic:
African American  Search this
Actors  Search this
Hip-hop (Music)  Search this
Photography  Search this
Rappers (Musicians)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Platon
Object number:
2021.33.46
Restrictions & Rights:
© Platon
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
Classification:
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5840eda59-b792-4545-a158-067116a96374
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2021.33.46