Collection

Arthur Jafa, Monster, 1988

Images of Arthur Jafa, Monster

  • A black-and-white portrait photo shows a young dark-skinned man holding a large camera at his chest, as if taking a self-portrait in a mirror.The image is surrounded by a large white mat and a thin black frame.
  • A black-and-white portrait photo shows a young dark-skinned man holding a large camera at his chest, as if taking a self-portrait in a mirror.
A black-and-white portrait photo shows a young dark-skinned man holding a large camera at his chest, as if taking a self-portrait in a mirror.The image is surrounded by a large white mat and a thin black frame.
  1. Long The subject's head is lowered, looking up at the viewer at such an angle that his expression could be read as ominous or threatening. He wears a long-sleeved button-down shirt and has long, tightly coiled hair. The background behind him fades from black at the bottom of the photo to a lighter gray at the top.
Arthur Jafa, American, b. 1960
Monster, 1988
Gelatin silver print
Framed: 25 1/8 × 21 3/16 in. (63.8 × 53.8 cm)
Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Gift of R.H. Defares to the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago and the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, 2017.36

Images courtesy Arthur Jafa and Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York/Rome
A black-and-white portrait photo shows a young dark-skinned man holding a large camera at his chest, as if taking a self-portrait in a mirror.
  1. Long The subject's head is lowered, looking up at the viewer at such an angle that his expression could be read as ominous or threatening. He wears a long-sleeved button-down shirt and has long, tightly coiled hair. The background behind him fades from black at the bottom of the photo to a lighter gray at the top.
Arthur Jafa, American, b. 1960
Monster, 1988
Gelatin silver print
Framed: 25 1/8 × 21 3/16 in. (63.8 × 53.8 cm)
Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Gift of R.H. Defares to the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago and the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, 2017.36

Images courtesy Arthur Jafa and Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York/Rome