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Janette Beckman

The Mash-Up

Hip-Hop Photos Remixed by Iconic Graffiti Artists

October 11 – November 24, 2018

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CES, Big Daddy Kane, 1988/2015, Archival Pigment Print
MORNING BREATH, Slick Rick, 1989/2014, Archival Pigment Print
CEY, Keith2.0, 1985/2014, Archival Pigment Print
QUEEN ANDREA, RUN DMC, 1984/2014, Archival Pigment Print
T KID, FAB5 Freddie, 1982/2014, Archival Pigment Print
CLAW MONEY, Salt N Pepa, 1987/2014, Archival Pigment Print
ALICE MISRACHI, Beastie Boys, 1985/2014, Archival Pigment Print
ZEPHYR, RUN DMC, 1987/2015, Archival Pigment Print
FUTURA, Crazy Legs 1983/2016, Archival Pigment Print
PART ONE, Eric B & Rakim, 1987/2014, 24 x 20 inches, Ed. of 15
MRS, Melle Mel 1988/2014, Archival Pigment Print
SHOE, FAB5 Freddie & Ramellzee, 1982/2017, Archival Pigment Print
SHIRT KING PHADE, Ice Cube, 1990/2018, Archival Pigment Print
LEE QUINONES, Chuck D, 1987/2017, Archival Pigment Print
ERIC ADAMS, Flava Flav, 1987/2014, Archival Pigment Print
SHARP, Donald D & Bronx Bob 1990/2014, Archival Pigment Print
FAUST, BAMBAATAA, 1983/2014, Archival Pigment Print
TRIKE, Dr Dre, 1990/2014, Archival Pigment Print
CRASH, Futura, 1982/2015, Archival Pigment Print
JULES MUCK, LL COOL J, 1985/2014, Archival Pigment Print
DOC TC5, Futura & Dondi White, 1982/2014, Archival Pigment Print
MODE 2, De La Soul, 1990/2017, Archival Pigment Print
REVOLT, Ultamagnetic MC's 1989/2014, Archival Pigment Print
CYCLE, Grand Master Flash 1986/2018, Archival Pigment Print
CHINO, Stetsasonic, 1988/2014, Archival Pigment Print
LADY PINK, Queen Latifah, 1990/2016, Archival Pigment Print
MIKE DAVIS, KRS1, 1987/2017, Archival Pigment Print
JESTER, EPMD, 1989/2014, Archival Pigment Print
KEO, UTFO, 1986/2017, Archival Pigment Print
TODD JAMES, Kid N Play 1987/2016, Archival Pigment Print
RUN DMC & Posse, Hollis Queens, 1984, 20 x 16 inches - Archival Pigment Print - Edition of 50
Paul Weller & Pete Townshend, Soho, London, 1980, 16 x 20 inches - Archival Pigment Print - Edition of 50
Debbie Harry, London, 1981, 20 x 16 inches - Archival Pigment Print - Edition of 50
The Police, London, 1978 , 16 x 20 inches - Archival Pigment Print - Edition of 50
Boy George, London, 1981, 16 x 20 inches - Archival Pigment Print - Edition of 50
CHUCK D, NYC, 1987, 20 x 16 inches - Archival Pigment Print - Edition of 50
Boy, Kings Road, London, 1979 , 20 x 16 inches - Archival Pigment Print - Edition of 50
Dee Dee Ramone, Hammersmith Odeon, London, 1980, 20 x 16 inches - Archival Pigment Print - Edition of 50
Flava Flav, Public Enemy, NYC, 1987 , 16 x 20 inches - Archival Pigment Print - Edition of 50
Sex Pistols, Hyde Park, London, 1977, 16 x 20 inches - Archival Pigment Print - Edition of 50
Paul Simonon, The Clash, Milan, 1980, 20 x 16 inches - Archival Pigment Print - Edition of 50
LL COOL J, NYC, 1985, 20 x 16 inches - Archival Pigment Print - Edition of 50
Joe Strummer, The Clash, Milan, 1981, 16 x 20 inches - Archival Pigment Print - Edition of 50
Belinda Carlisle, Los Angeles, 1982, 16 x 20 inches - Archival Pigment Print - Edition of 50
Dr Dre, NWA, Los Angeles, 1990 , 20 x 16 inches - Archival Pigment Print - Edition of 50
Rude Boys, Chuka and Dubem, London, 1981, 20 x 16 inches - Archival Pigment Print - Edition of 50
Shane MacGowan, The Pogues, Soho, London, 1981, 16 x 20 inches - Archival Pigment Print - Edition of 50
Adam Ant & Marco, 1981, 20 x 16 inches - Archival Pigment Print - Edition of 50
Boo-Yaa T.R.I.B.E., Los Angeles, 1990, 16 x 20 inches - Archival Pigment Print - Edition of 50
Lower East Side Freshmen, NYC, 1988, 16 x 20 inches - Archival Pigment Print - Edition of 50
BDP Scott La Rock & KRS One, NYC, 1987, 16 x 20 inches - Archival Pigment Print - Edition of 50
Raincoats, London,1979, 20 x 16 inches - Archival Pigment Print - Edition of 50
The Go-Go's, Los Angeles, 1980, 16 x 20 inches - Archival Pigment Print - Edition of 50
Smutty Smiff, The Rockats, London, 1981, 16 x 20 inches - Archival Pigment Print - Edition of 50
X Outside The Masque, Los Angeles, 1983, 20 x 16 inches - Archival Pigment Print - Edition of 50
The Specials, Southend, London, 1980, 16 x 20 inches - Archival Pigment Print - Edition of 50
Rock Steady Crew, Harlem, NY, 1989, 16 x 20 inches - Archival Pigment Print - Edition of 50
Stetsasonic, Brooklyn, 1988 , 20 x 16 inches - Archival Pigment Print - Edition of 50
Keith Haring Standing in front of Painting #2, NYC, 1985, 20 x 16 inches - Archival Pigment Print - Edition of 50
Rick Rubin, Manhattan, 1985, 16 x 20 inches - Archival Pigment Print - Edition of 50
EPMD: Erick Sermon & Parrish Smith, Babylon Long Island, NY, 1989, 16 x 20 inches - Archival Pigment Print - Edition of 50
NWA, Torrance, CA, 1990, 16 x 20 inches - Archival Pigment Print - Edition of 50
Slick Rick, NYC, 1990, 20 x 16 inches - Archival Pigment Print - Edition of 50
Tribe Called Quest, 1990, 16 x 20 inches - Archival Pigment Print - Edition of 50

Press Release

                                                                                                                                   

Press Release / For Immediate Release

Contact: contact@faheykleingallery.com                                                                            

 

Janette Beckman, The Mash Up

October 11 through November 24, 2018

Opening Reception

October 11, 7 – 9pm

 

The Fahey/Klein Gallery is pleased to present The Mash Up, the inaugural exhibition of collaborative works by British photographer Janette Beckman and some of New York’s most important graffiti artists.  This series combines Beckman’s iconic portraits of influential DJs and MCs, each individually painted, drawn on, and/or collaged by many of New York’s best-known graffiti artists including Crash, Futura, Lady Pink, Queen Andrea, Revolt & Zephyr.

The Mash Up series was originally conceived and curated by artist and former Def Jam Creative Director, Cey Adams.  Adams selected and curated the participating artists, with Beckman allowing each artist to select a photo from her archive to recreate in their own distinct style, producing entirely new works of art in the process.

In addition to the new collaborative Mash Up works, our exhibition features a selection of historic photography produced by Beckman during London’s seminal punk rock era, and the birth of New York City’s hip hop culture.

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, and Big Daddy Kane.

Beckman continues to live and work in New York City today.  Her dedication to documenting the outliers of society remains evident in the works she creates surrounding subjects such as Manhattan based dirt bike bandits, 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. 

Janette Beckman’s work is in the permanent collections of the Smithsonian Museum, the Museum of the City of New York, and the Musée des Civilisations de l’Europe.  Beckman’s commercial work includes assignments for clients such as Dior, Kangol, Levi’s, Schott, and Shinola.

Released in conjunction with this exhibition, The Mash Up is also available as a lavish 220-page book, produced by Hat & Beard and Fahey/Klein Gallery and is available for purchase through the gallery for $45.  

Press Photographs Available on Request