The strange, almost menacing shadow done in black paint on the wall gave us an electrifying jolt – recalls Alessandro Riva of GallerySalvatore Ala, while remembering the New York in the 1980s, and his first encounter with Richard Hambleton art. The artist who rose to fame in the 1980s came to NY from Vancouver in the late 1970s. The city he arrived into was a hub for new art, one that will take the world by storm in the next few decades and will be defined as Street Art. With a documentary film about Richard Hambleton ready to be premiered this month in the USA, Woodward Gallery joins in the celebrations of this unique visual creative with the exhibition I Only Have Eyes for You.
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