Afrika Bambaataa by David Corio

Afrika Bambaataa by David Corio

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Afrika Bambaataa by photographer David Corio, The Venue, Victoria London, November 23rd 1982.

Photographer David Corio recalls, "This was one of the first hip-hop shows in London and it was at my favourite place to shoot gigs. Bam had brought with him vibrant visions of the New York street in the form of graffiti legends Fab Five Freddy and Futura 2000. While he played, they spray-painted the backdrop."
Londoners had never experienced any gig like this before – with break-dancers from Bambaataa’s Zulu Nation and a team of skippers doing the double-dutch. ‘Planet Rock’ and ‘Looking For The Perfect Beat’, two singles of 1982, along with Grandmaster Flash’s ‘The Message’, gave notice of a new musical force breaking out of New York – hip-hop and electro – and it was all rising straight off the record decks."

"It was amazing to witness this revolution in person."

"This photo was pure luck. After the show I was getting a drink at the bar when I noticed Bam returning to the stage to pick up some records. I had just enough time to grab my camera out of my army surplus bag and snatch this solitary shot before he strode off."

You can add framing to your print purchase if needed, or simply order the print unframed. Our framing service is provided by a reputable, local professional custom framer here in Austin. Prints are framed in a classic museum style frame using archival techniques. This consists of a 3" white matt, plain black wood surround and conservation clear, UV protected glass. Click HERE to view a sample.

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David Corio print information

Size A. 11"x14" fine art print on Hähnemühle photo rag - signed limited edition of 100 - $450
Size B. 16"x20" fine art print on Hähnemühle photo rag - signed limited edition of 50 - $680
Size C. 20"x24" fine art print on Hähnemühle photo rag - signed limited edition of 30 - $1000
Size D. 16"x20" Silver Gelatin fiber print - signed limited edition of 50 - $950

Expect a delivery time of 3 to 4 weeks on orders. We can ship unframed prints worldwide. Your print will be sent rolled in a new, high quality mailing tube with sufficient packing. You will be emailed with a tracking number once your order has been shipped. Framed prints are shipped in a special framed artwork box via FedEx. Unfortunately we're unable to ship framed prints outside of the US. 

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