Sherwin Banfield

    Exhibition: THE SOCRATES ANNUAL 2018

    A Cypher in Queens, 2018

    Steel, Winterstone, Wood, Resin, Cement, Paper

    9 x 10 x 4 feet

    Sherwin Banfield’s A CYPHER IN QUEENS is a three-part audio sculpture combining the busts of Queens hip-hop legends Jam Master Jay, Phife Dawg, and Prodigy with their music. The sculptural forms are inspired by stacked speaker boxes seen on the streets during Carnival celebrations and slit gongs, tall painted wood musical instruments made by the Tin Mweleun peoples of Ambrym Island in the Pacific Ocean.


    Learn more about Banfield in our Artist Profile
    Photography by Scott Lynch

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