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Afrika Bambaataa (AB001DC)
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Afrika Bambaataa

Catalogue No: AB001DC Artist(s): Afrika Bambaataa Location: The Venue in Victoria, London Date: 23rd November 1982 Era: The 1980's Edition: Rockarchive Edition 100 Print type: Giclée Print Paper type: Archival 310gsm cotton based rag paper

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."

Size Price ex. vat Price inc. vat




A3 £291.67 £350.00
A2 £395.83 £475.00
A1 £791.67 £950.00
A0 £1,500.00 £1,800.00
  • Print type

    At Rockarchive we carefully select the best print-type to optimise each individual photograph. We have chosen to print this image as a giclée fine art print produced in our London studio.

    A giclée print is the most popular way of producing great quality collectable prints in the digital age. It is produced is by scanning an original negative. The image is then outputed onto the chosen paper using specialist inks to make a beautiful archival print. 

    Paper type

    This giclée print will be produced on archival 310gsm cotton based rag paper. Photo Rag paper is the most popular choices amongst professional printers as it produces high quality fine art prints with excellent clarity and depth.  

    'A series' print paper sizes

    Our prints are available in a variety of sizes. Please see below for specific measurements for the 'A series' of paper sizes.

    A3 (11.7" x 16.5" inches) (29.7 cm x 42.0 cm)
    A2 (16.5" x 23.4" inches) (42.0 cm x 59.4 cm)
    A1 (23.4" x 33.1" inches) (59.4 cm x 84.1 cm)
    A0 (33.1" x 46.8" inches) (84.1 cm x 118.9 cm)

    Please note all our sizes refer to the paper size of the print produced not the image size

  • If you are looking for specific custom sizes or prints on other foms of media, or any other requirement that is not listed in the options then please get in touch with Rockarchive and we will see if we can help you.

    For all custom printing enquiries please contact us at info@rockarchive.com or call us on +44 (0) 20 7267 4716

  • Framing

    A great print deserves a great frame. At Rockarchive we would be delighted to advise you on how best to select the right frame for your print. Please just let us know when you place your order or contact us once you have received your print and we will discuss the various options with you.

    If you live in London we can arrange to get your print framed for you. Once the print is framed you can either collect it from our London Rockarchive Studio, in Kentish Town or we can arrange for it to be delivered to your London address (at an extra charge).

    If you live elsewhere in the UK, we can arrange to get smaller sized prints framed and shipped to you. However due to postage regulations acrylic (eg perspex) rather than glass needs to be used in the frame.

    If you live outside of the UK, we are sorry we are unable to ship framed prints to you.

    For all framing enquiries please contact us at info@rockarchive.com or call us on +44 (0) 20 7267 4716


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