No Wu Tang member left unturned.
Icons of Wu is a one-day photo exhibition by Eddie Otchere, taking place at the Brixton East 1871 gallery, in London, March 5.
The exhibition features portraits of every Wu Tang member. These were shot by Otchere over a five-year period and have never before been displayed together. The prints have been “digitally reduxed” and Otchere himself will offer a guided tour of the exhibition, beginning at 2PM on the day.
In addition to portraits of Shaolin’s finest (one of which you can see above), the ten-hour long exhibition will spread into the night and offer a production workshop with Tony Nwachukwu, a panel talk with Alexander Nut and Dobie, a record stall, and DJ sets and live shows from VCF and DJ Rumz. A video installation by Daniel Oduntan will also run on the day. Full details can be found on Facebook.
A book and various print versions of the Wu Tang portraits are available online from Otchere and can be picked up on the day. A small number of these will also be on sale at the event.
The twist in all of this? On March 9, the anniversary of The Notorious B.I.G.’s death, Otchere will destroy the digital files used to create the prints ensuring the portraits “will never be reproduced again.”
Watch this short film about the exhibition, courtesy of The Vinyl Factory.