Lyle Owerko - Photographs London Wednesday, May 20, 2015 | Phillips

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  • Literature

    L. Owerko, The Boombox Project: The Machines, the Music, and the Urban Underground, New York: Abrams, 2010, pp. 128-129
    Def Jam, B. Adler, D. Charnas, Def Jam Recordings: The First 25 Years of the Last Great Record Label, New York: Rizzoli, 2011, p. 75

  • Catalogue Essay

    New York City-based photographer, filmmaker and self-professed ‘pop-culture junkie’ Lyle Owerko shot the JVC M70 – the quintessential audio device of the 1980s – for his acclaimed series The Boombox Project. In this photographic typology, Owerko represents an era of discovery and sonic innovation that launched the hip hop movement. The monumental size of the present work reinforces the significance of the boombox as an icon of popular culture. Another Boombox image is held in the collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.



Boombox/23 (JVC M70)

Archival pigment print, flush-mounted.
147.3 x 220.2 cm (57 7/8 x 86 3/4 in.)
Signed and numbered AP 2/2 in ink on the recto.

This work is AP2 from the sold-out edition of 5 + 2 AP.

£8,000 - 12,000 

Sold for £10,000

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London 21 May 2015 4pm