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The Mash Up: Hip-Hop Photos Remixed by Iconic Graffiti Artists
October 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
A Book by Janette Beckman and Cey Adams
Panel Discussion and Book Signing
Howl! Happening is pleased to host a panel discussion and book signing with authors Janette Beckman and Cey Adams for The Mash Up: Hip-Hop Photos Remixed by Iconic Graffiti Artists published by Hat & Beard Press with Fahey/Klein Gallery. The panel will be moderated by Sean Corcoran, Curator of Prints and Photographs at the Museum of the City of New York.
With photographs by Beckman and work from a wide-ranging selection of graffiti artists curated by Adams, the book features the fusion of Beckman’s iconic hip-hop portraits with graffiti-based interpretations from artists Alice Mizrachi, Ces, Cey Adams, Chino BYI, Claw Money, Crash, Cycle, Doc TC5, Eric Adams, Faust, Futura, Jester, Keo, Lady Pink, Lee Quinones, Mike Davis, Mode 2, Morning Breath, Mrs, Muck, Part One, Queen Andrea, Revolt, Sharp, Shirt King Phade, Shoe, T-Kid 170, Todd James, Trike 1 and Zephyr.
British-born photographer Janette Beckman began her career at the dawn of punk rock working for music magazines The Face and Melody Maker. Drawn to the underground hip-hop scene, she moved to NYC in 1983 and photographed pioneers Run DMC, Slick Rick, Salt-N-Pepa, Grand Master Flash, LL Cool J and more. Her work has been exhibited in galleries worldwide and is in the permanent collections of the Smithsonian and the Museum of the City of New York. She lives and works in NYC for clients including Levi’s, Dior and Interview.
Cey Adams, a New York City native, emerged from the downtown graffiti movement to exhibit alongside fellow artists Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring. As the Creative Director of Def Jam Recordings, he created visual identities, album covers, logos, and campaigns for Run DMC, Beastie Boys, LL Cool J, Public Enemy, Notorious B.I.G., Maroon 5, and Jay-Z. Today Adams’ work focuses on themes including Pop Culture, brand identity, cultural and community issues. He recently collaborated with Levi’s, Converse, Pabst Blue Ribbon, YouTube, and Google.
Photo: Lady Pink/Queen Latifah