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Richard Hambleton (American/Canadian, b.1954)
LOT ID: 78527
Untitled (Head Shadow), ie. circa 1980

Acrylic, and metallic paint on paper
21.5 х 13.8 in. (54.61 x 35.05 cm.)
Signed, lower left
Lot description
Framed size: 29 x 21 inches

Exemplary of Richard Hambleton's famed "Shadowman" works, this shadow head portrait radiates with energy against the metallic copper background.

Along with close friends Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat, Canadian-born painter Richard Hambleton (b. 1954) pioneered the 1980s Lower East Side art movement in New York, generating buzz with his "public art" painted on unexpected street corners as well as his street art inspired canvases, which were exhibited in major galleries. Using cryptic imagery and dark aesthetics, Hambleton has explored a "Mass Murder" concept with his police chalk outlines and victim inspired paintings, which led to the development of his "Shadowman" paintings. Hambleton studied Painting and Art History at the Emily Carr School of Art in Vancouver, Canada, earning his BFA in 1975. That same year he founded the gallery and performance space, "Pumps" Center for Alternative Art in Vancouver. In 2011, Andy Valmorbida and Vladimir Restoin Roitfeld presented a retrospective of his work in New York, NY. His work was also featured in the seminal 2011 Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA exhibition 'Art in the Streets'.
Untitled (Head Shadow) by Richard Hambleton
  • Untitled (Head Shadow) by Richard Hambleton
  • Untitled (Head Shadow) by Richard Hambleton
  • Untitled (Head Shadow) by Richard Hambleton
  • Untitled (Head Shadow) by Richard Hambleton
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