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Photograph by:
Platon, British, born 1968  Search this
Subject of:
Prince, American, 1958 - 2016  Search this
pigment on paper
H x W (image): 20 15/16 × 20 in. (53.2 × 50.8 cm)
H x W (sheet): 24 × 20 in. (61 × 50.8 cm)
pigment prints
Place printed:
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
2004; printed 2019
A black-and-white pigment photograph studio portrait of Prince, captured by Platon in 2004. The close-up of Prince depicts him from the neck up, facing the viewer with a serious expression on his face. He has a thin mustache, and his hair is worn in curls on top of his head. Tied around his neck is a dark neckerchief with white polka dots and a metal chain underneath. He is also wearing a medium tone collared shirt. The background of the photograph is bright white. 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 has no marks or inscriptions.
African American  Search this
Funk (Music)  Search this
Hip-hop (Music)  Search this
Instrumentalists (Musicians)  Search this
Photography  Search this
Popular music  Search this
Rhythm and blues (Music)  Search this
Singers (Musicians)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Platon
Object number:
Restrictions & Rights:
© Platon
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Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture