Photograph of Mary J. Blige

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Description
Five prints of a color photograph of Mary J. Blige. Blige is pictured wearing a dark green velvet dress and a beaded pagoda headdress. She is standing in front of a backdrop covered with multiple layers of white and yellow paper with red Asian style lettering on them. Her hands are in her pockets.
2015.132.100.3 was printed on Epson inkjet photo paper and bears an inscription by Bill Adler on the back by Bill Adler.
2015.132.100.5 is signed and dated on the back by Michael Benabib; it also has an inscription by Bill Adler with the subject and date by Bill Adler.
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Restrictions & Rights
© Michael Benabib. Permission required for use.
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Collection title
Eyejammie Hip Hop Photography Collection
Classification
Media Arts-Photography
1992-1997
Object number
2015.132.100.1-.5
Photograph by
Michael Benabib, American, born 1962
Subject of
Mary J. Blige, American, born 1971
Topic
African American
Fashion
Hip hop (Music)
Photography
Rhythm and blues (Music)
Singers (Musicians)
Soul (Music)
Place captured
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Medium
dye and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions
H x W (2015.132.100.1 Sheet): 24 5/16 × 19 15/16 in. (61.7 × 50.7 cm)
H x W (2015.132.100.1 Image): 15 9/16 × 14 5/16 in. (39.5 × 36.3 cm)
H x W (2015.132.100.2 Sheet): 24 5/16 × 19 15/16 in. (61.8 × 50.7 cm)
H x W (2015.132.100.2 Image): 17 3/8 × 16 in. (44.2 × 40.6 cm)
H x W (2015.132.100.3 Sheet): 17 × 11 in. (43.2 × 27.9 cm)
H x W (2015.132.100.3 Image): 10 7/8 × 10 in. (27.6 × 25.4 cm)
H x W (2015.132.100.4 Sheet): 17 13/16 × 15 3/16 in. (45.2 × 38.5 cm)
H x W (2015.132.100.4 Image): 15 9/16 × 14 5/16 in. (39.5 × 36.3 cm)
H x W (2015.132.100.5 Sheet): 19 15/16 × 16 1/4 in. (50.7 × 41.3 cm)
H x W (2015.132.100.5 Image): 16 7/8 × 15 1/2 in. (42.9 × 39.3 cm)
National Museum of African American History and Culture
Type
chromogenic color prints
portraits
laser prints