Richard Hambleton: Shadowman
Thursday, 13 Sep 2018
– Saturday, 15 Sep 2018
12:00pm – 11:45pm
This major new exhibition of paintings by the seminal New York street artist will open on 13 September 2018. ‘Richard Hambleton: Shadowman’ will comprise over 60 original works and photographs, including many that are rare or previously unseen.
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.
26 LEAKE STREET