Chi Modu by The David Helwani Project 'Hoodie'
This is the first wearable art piece of its kind. Featuring a proprietary trademarked technique entitled, HYPER REALITY KNIT, Chi Modu's photograph of the Notorious B.I.G. has been recreated into a totally different medium. Using 7 different yarns and a painstakingly slow knitting process, the result is a beautiful interpretation of the original photograph.
Each item is a SPECIAL LIMITED EDITION of 75.
Signed and numbered by Chi Modu.
Due to the limited nature of this item, each piece sold on DavidHelwani.com is non returnable and FINAL SALE.
MADE IN CANADA
Body: 75% Cotton / 25% Polyester.
Trim: 79% Cotton / 16% Polyester / 5% Spandex.
About the artist:
Photojournalist Chi Modu was born on July 7, 1966 in Aronbizoug, Nigeria. In 1969, Modu and his family moved to the United States and he graduated from the Lawrenceville School in Princeton, New Jersey in 1984. He earned his B.S. degree in economics from The State University of New Jersey, Rutgers in 1989. Modu also received a certificate in photojournalism and documentary photography from the International Center of Photography in New York, New York in 1992.
His first position as a photographer was with the African American newspaper the New York Amsterdam News in Harlem. In 1991, he was hired by The Source magazine, where he worked as the director of photography. Modu’s photographs were chosen for over thirty different covers. Modu photographed some of the biggest names in hip-hop at the time, including Tupac Shakur, Snoop Dogg, LL Cool J, Mary J. Blige and the Notorious B.I.G.