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Richard Hambleton: Shadowman

Richard Hambleton was at the forefront of the New York street art movement in the early 1980s, working alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring, and quickly became known for his black ‘shadowman’ silhouettes that appeared unexpectedly in corners, alleyways and on walls across lower Manhattan overnight.

Often cited as the ‘godfather’ of street art, Hambleton was the first artist to use the city as a canvas and the first street artist to attract the attention of the lucrative art market, achieving both commercial and critical success in the early 80s.

The exhibition will showcase many of Hambleton’s most influential works, including his early ‘Shadowman’ canvas paintings, a selection of his ‘Marlboro’ rodeo horse silhouettes and his ‘Beautiful Paintings’ series of landscapes and seascapes. The exhibition will also feature the iconic photographs of Hambleton’s murals across the streets of New York, captured by photographer Hank O’Neal.

Event starts
Thursday 13 September, 2018
Event Ends
Saturday 15 September, 2018
Leake Street Arches
Venue Address
26 Leake Street

London, London

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