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Public Enemy

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Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture
Description
A color digital print photograph of Public Enemy. The photograph features, from left to right, S1W, Professor Griff, Terminator X, and Chuck D. S1W are dressed in black fatigues and black berets, and stand in front of a wall with graffiti that reads: [Don't Beleeve (sic) The Hype]. Professor Griff, wearing black fatigues and a red beret, and Terminator X, wearing a Boston Celtics sweat suit, stand in front of S1W. Chuck D stands in the foreground of the photograph wearing an Oakland Raiders jacket. The back of the photograph has a Jack Mitchell stamp with the number [5875].
Photograph by
Jack Mitchell, American, 1925 - 2013
Subject of
Public Enemy, American, founded 1982
Date
September 1988; printed 1990s
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of the Jack Mitchell Archives
Medium
ink on paper
Dimensions
H x W (Image): 12 7/16 × 15 3/16 in. (31.6 × 38.6 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 12 15/16 × 19 1/16 in. (32.9 × 48.4 cm)
Type
inkjet prints
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Object number
2016.77.10
Topic
African American
Entertainers
Hip hop (Music)
Musicians
Photography
Restrictions & Rights
© Jack Mitchell, All Rights Reserved