Month: November 2017

November 5, 2017

“A captivating portrait of the modern art world” -Flavowire
Shadowman, directed and written by Oren Jacoby. (USA)
In the early 1980s, Richard Hambleton was New York City’s precursor to Banksy, a rogue street artist whose silhouette paintings haunted the sides of Manhattan buildings. Like so many other geniuses of his time, he fell victim to drug addiction, even as his work continued to rise in both demand and value. Shadowman doubles as both a time capsule of a forgotten New York City era, and a redemption story.
Opening Friday, December 1st
Tickets on Sale Monday, November 27:
Quad Cinema
34 W. 13th Street,
NYC New York, NY 10011

“Shadowman” Documentary Film by Oren Jacoby, New York Theater Release, December 1st 2017.
November 1, 2017

Richard Hambleton, the Canadian street artist that emerged in New York’s underground graffiti scene in the 1980s died on Sunday, Woodward Gallery confirmed. He was 65.
The enigmatic artist burst on the scene alongside a group of confidants and collaborators that included Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring, and Kenny Scharf. Hambleton soon became known for his signature “shadowman” motif, a splotched, black, leering figure that appeared on the walls of buildings in downtown Manhattan.
Read the full article here.

artnet: Richard Hambleton, ‘Shadowman’ Artist Who Mesmerized New York’s Downtown Scene, Dies at 65