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Richard Hambleton "Early Shadow" Ca 1985

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Richard Hambleton "Early Shadow" Ca 1985

Type: Acrylic on wood

Richard Hambleton- "Early Shadow". Latex and acrylic paint on paper. Measures 74.5" x 33" inches. Comes museum framed with UV Plexi. Unsigned, circa 1985.

From the collection of Robert Murphy. Robert was a close friend and patron of Richards and featured in the "Shadowman" Movie. This original painting was also used for a signed edition in 1985, screen printed in red and black with Liquitex paint. The painting (Black and white) is the original.

Comes with a Hand written COA from Robert Murphy and a COA from Hobbs Gallery.

About the Artist: Richard Hambleton

Richard Hambleton, often referred to as the “godfather of street art,” pioneered New York’s downtown art scene alongside  Jean Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring. He is best known for his menacing “Shadowmen” and "Horse and Rider” figures—grisly black silhouettes that appear to have been painted mid-explosion. He tagged across the U.S. and Canada before settling in New York in 1979. He tagged Lower Manhattan alleyways through the 1980s, then shifted his attention from the street to the studio, where he made works on canvas and paper. Hambleton showed at the Venice Bienelle in the 1980s, yet he was largely forgotten in the ’90s and early 2000s, when his personal battles with illness and addiction alienated him from the art world. Now, Hambleton’s work can now be found in the collections of Brooklyn Museum, the Andy Warhol Museum, and the Museum of Modern Art, among others. At auction, his work regularly sells for six figures.