'Blackalicious' by B+
Size: 1200mm x 450mm
Process: Fine art print on Photo Rag Baryta paper stock. Each print receives three coats of Hahnemuble Protective Spray, protecting it against UV light and improving it's archival performance.
Prints are sent in a strong postage tube packed in acid-free tissue paper accompanied by a certificate of authenticity blind embossed with our company seal.
Framing available for collection only in Dublin 2. We'll contact you to let you know when it's ready to collect.
B+ (AKA Brian Cross) came to Los Angeles from Ireland in 1990 as a student of conceptual art and a fan of hiphop. While at CalArts he began photographing hiphop culture. His work was collected and published in It’s Not About a Salary, Rap, Race and Resistance in Los Angeles, Verso, 1993. It was nominated for the Rolling Stone music book of the year award, named in the New Musical Express as one of the five best music books of that year and listed by Harry Allen in Vibe magazine as one of the top ten hiphop books of all time. Since 1993 Cross has tended to the photographic needs of the hiphop community. His practice is informed by a belief that hiphop does not just exist in the content of a work but in its conceptual framework. He has executed more than one hundred album covers, several music videos and short form documentaries including the Award winning, Keepintime: Talking Drums and Whispering Vinyl, 2001, the feature length Brasilintime: Batucada com Discos, 2006 and the concert series Timeless 2009 with Mulatu Astatke, Arthur Verocai and the music of J Dilla. He was the photo-editor at Rappages from 1993 - 1997 and at Wax Poetics from 2004 - 2010. He was a director of photography on the Oscar nominated documentary Exit through the Gift Shop.
He has exhibited his photographs in Los Angeles, Tokyo, Sao Paulo, London, New York, Barcelona, Perth, Miami, Montreal and Dublin. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Media at University of California San Diego.