Feb 08, 2024 - Sale 2658

Sale 2658 - Lot 131

Price Realized: $ 4,250
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 2,500 - $ 3,500


Back in the Days.
C-print, the image measuring 337x260 mm, 13¼x10¼ inches, the sheet measuring 356x279 mm, 14x11 inches, with Shabazz's signature, inscription, and edition notation "A/P" in ink on verso. 1980-89.

Accompanied by a signed first edition copy of Shabazz's book Back in the Days (powerHouse, 2001).

Shabazz is best known for his posed street photographs of urban-styled young Black people in New York City. His work records self-determination and joy, and is positioned as collaborative with his subjects. Now considered an unparalleled archive of street culture in the 1980s and 90s, Shabazz's imagery is intentional, exuberant, and proud.