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Remembering Ummah

Image for Remembering Ummah
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture
Description
An unframed painted portrait of J Dilla by Norman F. Dexter AKA SelahVision Soul of the Brush. The painting features an image of Dilla wearing a white shirt, black cap, and gold necklace with stones embedded in the painted surface. White doves appear behind him in a sky painted in tones of red and gold. A cityscape is in the lower foreground.
Created by
Norman F. Dexter
Subject of
J Dilla, American, 1974 - 2006
Date
2006 - 2012
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Norman F. Dexter AKA Selah - Soul of the Brush
Medium
oil paint on canvas with stones
Dimensions
H x W: 48 × 36 in. (121.9 × 91.4 cm)
Type
paintings
portraits
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Classification
Visual Arts
Object number
2015.265
Topic
African American
Art
Hip hop (Music)
Musicians
Restrictions & Rights
© Norman F. Dexter, aka. Selah - Soul of the Brush