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Photograph by:
Wyatt Counts, American  Search this
Subject of:
Dapper Dan, American, born 1945  Search this
Big Sek, Senegalese  Search this
Unidentified Man or Men  Search this
ink on photographic paper
Image: H x W: 17 × 21 3/8 in. (43.2 × 54.3 cm)
Overall Sheet: H x W: 20 × 24 in. (50.8 × 61 cm)
inkjet prints
Place depicted:
Harlem, New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
1989; printed 2021
This is a color photograph depicting Dapper Dan in his clothing boutique in Harlem, New York. Dan is pictured just right of center, clutching a white fur coat and looking directly at the camera. He wears a white tracksuit jacket and hat printed with the Gucci logo and red and green trim. Behind him, his tailor Big Sek takes measurements of an unidentified customer. To the left is a rack of leather jackets in colorful designs. To the right is a black wall with black, white and gold graffiti artwork. The print has an even white margin. There are no marks or inscriptions on the recto. The verso has a repeating ENDURA paper watermark and printing code numbers at left center.
African American  Search this
Business  Search this
Clothing and dress  Search this
Fashion  Search this
Fashion design  Search this
Hip-hop (Music)  Search this
Urban life  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Wyatt Counts
Object number:
Restrictions & Rights:
© Wyatt Counts
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Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture