This Rare Beastie Boys Print by Legendary Photographer Ricky Powell Is Available Now

This is your only chance to grab one of these dope limited edition prints from the photographer and 1xRun.

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Legendary New York photographer Ricky Powell has been shooting the city and its people since the early '60s, and over the decades he has worked with some of the biggest names in fashion, music, and pop culture, from Andy Warhol and Basquiat, to Run-D.M.C. and LL Cool J. For his first official shoot with the Beastie Boys in 1986, Powell met Ad Rock, MCA, and Mike D at a schoolyard in the Village and took photos "off the cuff."

One of the images was The Charles Street Shuffle (the hip-hop equivalent to The Beatles' iconic Abbey Road photo), which is now available as a limited edition canvas or aluminum print exclusively through 1xRun.




In an interview with 1xRun, Powell spoke about working with the trio and about the culture and people of New York during those days. "There were a lot of colorful characters and perplexing personalities," he said. "That’s what it was like in the '80s. To me it was like collecting baseball cards. I want him. I want her. I want them in my collection. They were around. You put your pants on and get out of the house and anything is possible."

The aluminum version of the print is available in an edition of 100, and the more expensive canvas version is limited to 25. 

UPDATE: All of the aluminum prints are gone, but there are still canvas prints available for $650 or $750 with a cradled gallery wrap. Head to 1xRun to read more of the interview and to cop the rare print today.


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