This RUN includes a 1 inch black wood frame with UV-glass, foam core backing and ready to hang hardware.
"I don’t really pose my people, but I always had a studio set up ready. Slick Rick came to my studio with Bill Adler, the press officer for Def Jam. They needed a press shot for him, we got a bottle of champagne and we’re sitting around, drinking champagne and chatting. Basically I had my spot marked out on the seamless and he stood there, put his bag down on the floor while holding the bottle, and then just snap, I took that picture within the first two minutes of the photo shoot and I knew that was it. We had the hang out and he was pretty happy. He just posed himself and I love that. To me that image was just so hip-hop.
There’s one other thing I want to say about his style. Slick Rick is a Brit, he was was born and raised in the south-west London to an English-Jamaican family. His style reminded me of the Jamaican kids I saw in Brixton, a bit ska, 2 tone, mod. He’s wearing a slim suit and a slim tie, he’s got a Kangol hat on. He’s kinda echoing that whole look." - Janette Beckman
ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Londoner Janette Beckman
began her career at the dawn of punk rock working for The Face and Melody Maker. She shot fans and bands across the spectrum of youth culture of the day: the Clash, the Jam, the Specials, Boy George, Ramones, PIL, as well as 3 Police album covers Her powerful portraits celebrating the music and street styles are collected in 'Made in the UK: The Music of Attitude, 1977-1982' PowerHouse Books.
Moving to New York in 1982, she was drawn to the underground Hip Hop scene. Her photographs of pioneers such as Run DMC, Slick Rick, Salt'n'Pepa, Grandmaster Flash, Big Daddy Kane and 1980's style are collected in "The Breaks, Stylin and Profilin 1982-1990" PowerHouse Books.
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