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East Bay graffiti photograph collection [graphic].
BANC PIC 2009.053--fALB v.9; BANC PIC 2009.053--A box 1; BANC PIC 2009.053--A box 2; BANC PIC 2009.053--AX box 1; ...
Collection Overview

Title:

East Bay graffiti photograph collection

Creator/Contributor:

Massey, Terry.

Abstract:

Includes snapshot photographs and sketchbooks ("black books") documenting the graffiti works of various artists and crews from the East Bay and elsewhere. Photographs depict graffiti in both public and private locations (e.g. walls, freight train cars, domestic interiors) in Oakland and elsewhere in the East Bay (Berkeley, San Lorenzo, Hayward). Other locations throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond include San Francisco, along BART tracks, Sacramento, Davis, Los Angeles, Reno, Virginia City, and Oregon. A few photographs depict artists at work. Also includes snapshots depicting graffiti crew parties, a rap concert, and other aspects of East Bay hip-hop culture. Numerous tags, many of which refer to the same crew or artist, appear throughout the collection, including Beats 737, Ha Crew, 42 Posse, DSF Crew (Da Sugar French, Def Stress Forever, DEF Styles Forever, Down South Folk, Da Smokin Federation), Dali Foundation (Dalicamp), Moral, 'Larm, Rakos, Emsoe, Emsea, Perv, Wormer, Chief Rocka, Emkone, Emzom, Ekel, Easoe, Eiser, Pig Brain, Ekel, Dak, Freako and Mr. Beats, among others. The only depicted artist identified by name is Cornelius Cameron (Jazone). Also includes a ms. letter to the Beats 737 crew from an unidentified graffiti artist.

Date:

ca. 1995-ca. 2005 (issued)

Subject:

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Cameron, Cornelius -- Pictorial works
Graffiti -- California -- Oakland -- Photographs
Graffiti -- California -- San Francisco Bay Area -- Photographs
Graffiti -- California -- Photographs
Street art -- California -- Oakland -- Photographs
Street art -- California -- San Francisco Bay Area -- Photographs
Mural painting and decoration -- California -- Oakland -- Photographs
Mural painting and decoration -- California -- San Francisco Bay Area -- Photographs
Artists -- California -- Oakland -- Photographs
Hip-hop -- California -- Oakland
Hip-hop -- California -- San Francisco Bay Area
Rap musicians -- California -- San Francisco Bay Area -- Photographs

Note:

Collector(s) unknown.
Photographers include Terry Massey (of Sacramento); others unidentified.
Many photographs captioned in ms. on versos.
Title devised by cataloger.
PIC box 1: Terry Massey photographs; works by Beats 737 and Larm. PIC Box 2: Photographs removed from snapshot albums; unidentified rap concert; miscellaneous photographs. PIC Box 3: Miscellaneous photographs. A box 1: Miscellaneous photographs; letter from unidentified artist to Beats crew. A box 2: sketchbooks (vols. 1-4). AX box 1: sketchbooks (vols. 5-8). fALB: sketchbook (vol. 9).
COLLECTION STORED, IN PART, OFF-SITE: Advance notice required for use.
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Type:

graphic
Sketchbooks.

Physical Description:

graphic
drawing
photoprint
6 boxes (ca. 1,600 photographic prints and 8 sketchbooks) and 1 oversize sketchbook : color and b&w ; various sizes.

Language:

English

Identifier:

BANC PIC 2009.053--fALB v.9
BANC PIC 2009.053--A box 1
BANC PIC 2009.053--A box 2
BANC PIC 2009.053--AX box 1
BANC PIC 2009.053--PIC box 1
BANC PIC 2009.053--PIC box 2
BANC PIC 2009.053--PIC box 3
BANC PIC 2009.053
BANC PIC 2009.053

Origin:

California

Copyright Note:

COLLECTION STORED, IN PART, OFF-SITE: Advance notice required for use.