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Photograph by:
Platon, British, born 1968  Search this
Subject of:
Dr. Dre, American, born 1965  Search this
pigment on paper
H x W (image): 20 7/8 × 20 in. (53.1 × 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
2007; printed 2019
A black-and-white photograph of Dr. Dre, by Platon. The photograph of Dre depicts him from the waist up, seated, and leaning on his upraised knee. He is facing the viewer with his eyes closed. His proper right knee is raised and his proper right elbow is braced against the top. His proper right forearm is held upright and tilting diagonally across his chest with his fingers held loosely. He is resting his proper left cheek against the back of his proper right hand. The photograph was taken from near his proper right knee which appears disproportionately large in the foreground. He is wearing a dark tone sweater and jeans. 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 is plain and white.
African American  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:
Restrictions & Rights:
© Platon
Permission required for use. Proper usage is the responsibility of the user.
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Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture