Dana Lixenberg, Tupac Biggie
24 x 34 cm, 96 p, ills colour, pb, English
Published by Roma Publications
This volume presents a visual history of Dana Lixenberg’s iconic photographs of the legendary artists Tupac and Biggie, broadly considered by many critics and fans to have been the best rappers of their time. These photographs, commissioned by ‘Vibe’ magazine in 1993 and 1996, have been appropriated over the years by innumerable admirers around the world. Both shoots are shown here in their entirety for the first time, retracing the unforeseen trajectory and ubiquity of these images. The images are accompanied by an essay written by Robert Kenner and a poem by Kevin Powell, both renowned contributors to ‘Vibe’, while the book is designed by Mevis & van Deursen.