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Richard Hambleton

Richard Hambleton

United States • Born in: 1952

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Richard Hambleton was an American-Canadian graffiti artist best known for his recurring motif of a black-silhouetted figure known as the Shadowman. Along with his contemporaries Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat, Hambleton painted directly on the streets of New York and achieved success during the art boom of the 1980s. “I painted the town black," he once said. “They could represent watchmen or danger or the shadows of a human body after a nuclear holocaust or even my own shadow." Born on June 23, 1952 in Vancouver, Canada, he studied at the Vancouver School of Art before beginning his Image Mass Murder series in 1976. These works mimicked the look of chalk outlines used by police during crime scene investigations. Settling in New York in 1979, Hambleton transitioned from street art to producing paintings in his studio. He went on to participate in both the 1984 and 1988 Venice Biennale. The artist died on October 29, 2017 in New York, NY. Today, Hambleton's works are held in the collections of the Brooklyn Museum, the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, and The Museum of Modern Art in New York, among others.

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Richard Hambleton, Landscape, Painting

Richard Hambleton

Landscape, 1999 14 x 11 x 0.5 inch Painting

$25,000

Richard Hambleton, Horse and Rider, Fine Art Drawings

Richard Hambleton

Horse and Rider, 2016 7.25 x 5.25 inch Fine Art Drawings

$6,500

Richard Hambleton, Landscape, Painting

Richard Hambleton

Landscape, 1999 10.5 x 14.25 inch Painting

$7,000

Richard Hambleton, Grey Landscape, Painting

Richard Hambleton

Grey Landscape, 1999 36 x 36 x 0.5 inch Painting

$45,000

Richard Hambleton, Blue Landscape, Painting

Richard Hambleton

Blue Landscape, 2003 34.5 x 14.75 x 1.5 inch Painting

$55,000

Richard Hambleton, 2- Sided Boxer, Fine Art Drawings

Richard Hambleton

2- Sided Boxer, 2015 8 x 5 inch Fine Art Drawings

$5,500

Richard Hambleton, Christmas Cat, Painting

Richard Hambleton

Christmas Cat, 2000 36 x 48 x 1 inch Painting

$48,000

Our recommendations Richard Hambleton, Bloodscape, Painting

Richard Hambleton

Bloodscape, 2003 15 x 20 inch Painting

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Richard Hambleton, Shadow Head, Fine Art Drawings

Richard Hambleton

Shadow Head, 2015 8.25 x 5 inch Fine Art Drawings

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Richard Hambleton, Boxing Figures, Fine Art Drawings

Richard Hambleton

Boxing Figures, 2015 4.74 x 6.75 inch Fine Art Drawings

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Richard Hambleton, Landscape, Painting

Richard Hambleton

Landscape, 2001 8.5 x 16.5 x 0.25 inch Painting

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Richard Hambleton was an American-Canadian graffiti artist best known for his recurring motif of a black-silhouetted figure known as the Shadowman. Along with his contemporaries Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat, Hambleton painted directly on the streets of New York and achieved success during the art boom of the 1980s. “I painted the town black," he once said. “They could represent watchmen or danger or the shadows of a human body after a nuclear holocaust or even my own shadow." Born on June 23, 1952 in Vancouver, Canada, he studied at the Vancouver School of Art before beginning his Image Mass Murder series in 1976. These works mimicked the look of chalk outlines used by police during crime scene investigations. Settling in New York in 1979, Hambleton transitioned from street art to producing paintings in his studio. He went on to participate in both the 1984 and 1988 Venice Biennale. The artist died on October 29, 2017 in New York, NY. Today, Hambleton's works are held in the collections of the Brooklyn Museum, the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, and The Museum of Modern Art in New York, among others.

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When was Richard Hambleton born?

The year of birth of the artist is: 1952