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CES, Big Daddy Kane, 1988/2015, Archival Pigment Print

CES, Big Daddy Kane, 1988/2015

Archival Pigment Print

20 x 16 inches, Ed. of 20

40 x 30 inches, Ed. of 10

60 x 40 inches, Ed. of 8

MORNING BREATH, Slick Rick, 1989/2014, Archival Pigment Print

MORNING BREATH, Slick Rick, 1989/2014

Archival Pigment Print

20 x 16 inches, Ed. of 20

40 x 30 inches, Ed. of 10

60 x 40 inches, Ed. of 8

CEY, Keith2.0, 1985/2014, Archival Pigment Print

CEY, Keith2.0, 1985/2014

Archival Pigment Print

20 x 16 inches, Ed. of 20

40 x 30 inches, Ed. of 10

60 x 40 inches, Ed. of 8

QUEEN ANDREA, RUN DMC, 1984/2014, Archival Pigment Print

QUEEN ANDREA, RUN DMC, 1984/2014

Archival Pigment Print

20 x 16 inches, Ed. of 20

40 x 30 inches, Ed. of 10

60 x 40 inches, Ed. of 8

T KID, FAB5 Freddie, 1982/2014, Archival Pigment Print

T KID, FAB5 Freddie, 1982/2014

Archival Pigment Print

16 x 20 inches, Ed. of 20

30 x 40 inches, Ed. of 10

40 x 60 inches, Ed. of 8

CLAW MONEY, Salt N Pepa, 1987/2014, Archival Pigment Print

CLAW MONEY, Salt N Pepa, 1987/2014

Archival Pigment Print

20 x 16 inches, Ed. of 20

40 x 30 inches, Ed. of 10

60 x 40 inches, Ed. of 8

ALICE MISRACHI, Beastie Boys, 1985/2014, Archival Pigment Print

ALICE MISRACHI, Beastie Boys, 1985/2014

Archival Pigment Print

20 x 16 inches, Ed. of 20

40 x 30 inches, Ed. of 10

60 x 40 inches, Ed. of 8

ZEPHYR, RUN DMC, 1987/2015, Archival Pigment Print

ZEPHYR, RUN DMC, 1987/2015

Archival Pigment Print

16 x 20 inches, Ed. of 20

30 x 40 inches, Ed. of 10

40 x 60 inches, Ed. of 8

FUTURA, Crazy Legs 1983/2016, Archival Pigment Print

FUTURA, Crazy Legs 1983/2016

Archival Pigment Print

16 x 20 inches, Ed. of 20

30 x 40 inches, Ed. of 10

40 x 60 inches, Ed. of 8

PART ONE, Eric B & Rakim, 1987/2014, Archival Pigment Print

PART ONE, Eric B & Rakim, 1987/2014

Archival Pigment Print

20 x 16 inches, Ed. of 20

40 x 30 inches, Ed. of 10

60 x 40 inches, Ed. of 8

MRS, Melle Mel 1988/2014, Archival Pigment Print

MRS, Melle Mel 1988/2014

Archival Pigment Print

20 x 16 inches, Ed. of 20

40 x 30 inches, Ed. of 10

60 x 40 inches, Ed. of 8

SHOE, FAB5 Freddie & Ramellzee, 1982/2017, Archival Pigment Print

SHOE, FAB5 Freddie & Ramellzee, 1982/2017

Archival Pigment Print

16 x 20 inches, Ed. of 20

30 x 40 inches, Ed. of 10

40 x 60 inches, Ed. of 8

SHIRT KING PHADE, Ice Cube, 1990/2018, Archival Pigment Print

SHIRT KING PHADE, Ice Cube, 1990/2018

Archival Pigment Print

20 x 16 inches, Ed. of 20

40 x 30 inches, Ed. of 10

60 x 40 inches, Ed. of 8

LEE QUINONES, Chuck D, 1987/2017, Archival Pigment Print

LEE QUINONES, Chuck D, 1987/2017

Archival Pigment Print

20 x 16 inches, Ed. of 20

40 x 30 inches, Ed. of 10

60 x 40 inches, Ed. of 8

ERIC ADAMS, Flava Flav, 1987/2014, Archival Pigment Print

ERIC ADAMS, Flava Flav, 1987/2014

Archival Pigment Print

20 x 16 inches, Ed. of 20

40 x 30 inches, Ed. of 10

60 x 40 inches, Ed. of 8

SHARP, Donald D & Bronx Bob 1990/2014, Archival Pigment Print

SHARP, Donald D & Bronx Bob 1990/2014

Archival Pigment Print

20 x 16 inches, Ed. of 20

40 x 30 inches, Ed. of 10

60 x 40 inches, Ed. of 8

FAUST, BAMBAATAA, 1983/2014, Archival Pigment Print

FAUST, BAMBAATAA, 1983/2014

Archival Pigment Print

20 x 16 inches, Ed. of 20

40 x 30 inches, Ed. of 10

60 x 40 inches, Ed. of 8

TRIKE, Dr Dre, 1990/2014, Archival Pigment Print

TRIKE, Dr Dre, 1990/2014

Archival Pigment Print

20 x 16 inches, Ed. of 20

40 x 30 inches, Ed. of 10

60 x 40 inches, Ed. of 8

CRASH, Futura, 1982/2015, Archival Pigment Print

CRASH, Futura, 1982/2015

Archival Pigment Print

20 x 16 inches, Ed. of 20

40 x 30 inches, Ed. of 10

60 x 40 inches, Ed. of 8

JULES MUCK, LL COOL J, 1985/2014, Archival Pigment Print

JULES MUCK, LL COOL J, 1985/2014

Archival Pigment Print

20 x 16 inches, Ed. of 20

40 x 30 inches, Ed. of 10

60 x 40 inches, Ed. of 8

DOC TC5, Futura & Dondi White, 1982/2014, Archival Pigment Print

DOC TC5, Futura & Dondi White, 1982/2014

Archival Pigment Print

16 x 20 inches, Ed. of 20

30 x 40 inches, Ed. of 10

40 x 60 inches, Ed. of 8

MODE 2, De La Soul, 1990/2017, Archival Pigment Print

MODE 2, De La Soul, 1990/2017

Archival Pigment Print

20 x 16 inches, Ed. of 20

40 x 30 inches, Ed. of 10

60 x 40 inches, Ed. of 8

 

REVOLT, Ultamagnetic MC's 1989/2014, Archival Pigment Print

REVOLT, Ultamagnetic MC's 1989/2014

Archival Pigment Print

20 x 16 inches, Ed. of 20

40 x 30 inches, Ed. of 10

60 x 40 inches, Ed. of 8

CYCLE, Grand Master Flash 1986/2018, Archival Pigment Print

CYCLE, Grand Master Flash 1986/2018

Archival Pigment Print

16 x 20 inches, Ed. of 20

30 x 40 inches, Ed. of 10

40 x 60 inches, Ed. of 8

CHINO, Stetsasonic, 1988/2014, Archival Pigment Print

CHINO, Stetsasonic, 1988/2014

Archival Pigment Print

20 x 16 inches, Ed. of 20

40 x 30 inches, Ed. of 10

60 x 40 inches, Ed. of 8

LADY PINK, Queen Latifah, 1990/2016, Archival Pigment Print

LADY PINK, Queen Latifah, 1990/2016

Archival Pigment Print

20 x 16 inches, Ed. of 20

40 x 30 inches, Ed. of 10

60 x 40 inches, Ed. of 8

MIKE DAVIS, KRS1, 1987/2017, Archival Pigment Print

MIKE DAVIS, KRS1, 1987/2017

Archival Pigment Print

20 x 16 inches, Ed. of 20

40 x 30 inches, Ed. of 10

60 x 40 inches, Ed. of 8

JESTER, EPMD, 1989/2014, Archival Pigment Print

JESTER, EPMD, 1989/2014

Archival Pigment Print

20 x 16 inches, Ed. of 20

40 x 30 inches, Ed. of 10

60 x 40 inches, Ed. of 8

KEO, UTFO, 1986/2017, Archival Pigment Print

KEO, UTFO, 1986/2017

Archival Pigment Print

20 x 16 inches, Ed. of 20

40 x 30 inches, Ed. of 10

60 x 40 inches, Ed. of 8

TODD JAMES, Kid N Play 1987/2016, Archival Pigment Print

TODD JAMES, Kid N Play 1987/2016

Archival Pigment Print

20 x 16 inches, Ed. of 20

40 x 30 inches, Ed. of 10

60 x 40 inches, Ed. of 8

Biography

British-born photographer Janette Beckman began her career at the dawn of punk rock working for publications such as The Face and Melody Maker.  She shot bands from The Clash to Boy George as well as three Police album covers and documented the youth culture of the era.  

Moving to NYC in 1983, Beckman was drawn to the underground hip-hop scene where she photographed the pioneers of the culture such as RUN DMC, Slick Rick, Salt-N-Pepa, Grandmaster Flash, LL Cool J, and Big Daddy Kane.

Beckman has published five books: ‘Rap, Portraits & Lyrics of a Generation of Black Rockers’, ‘Made In The UK The Music of Attitude 1977-1983’, ‘The Breaks, Stylin’ and Profilin’ 1982- 1990′, ‘El Hoyo Maravilla’ and ‘The MashUp, Hip Hop Photos Remixed by Iconic Graffiti Artists’.

Her work has been shown in galleries and museums worldwide including the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, The Annenberg Space for Photography, Los Angeles and Kunsthal Rotterdam, amongst others.  Janette Beckman’s work is in the permanent collections of the Smithsonian Museum, the Museum of the City of New York, the Musée des Civilisations de l’Europe, France, and the Nakamura Keith Haring Collection, Japan.  

Her dedication to documenting the outliers of society remains evident in the works she creates surrounding subjects such as Manhattan based dirt bike gang, The Go Hard Boyz, an illegal girl fight club in Brownsville, New York, and the hard-nosed rodeo riders of the River City Rodeo in Omaha, Nebraska. 

Beckman’s commercial work includes assignments for clients such as Dior, Schott, Shinola, and Levi’s.