Month: September 2023

September 15, 2023

Richard Hambleton - R. Dick Trace It Perpetual Cyclic Calendar To The Year 2000

Hambleton - R. Dick Trace It Perpetual Cyclic Calendar To The Year 2000 - 1981
Flavio Belli Gallery, 1981
Hambleton - R. Dick Trace It Perpetual Cyclic Calendar To The Year 2000 - 1981
Flavio Belli Gallery, 1981

This early, hand-made conceptual project by Richard Hambleton is intended as an ironic statement about the artist as a corporation. This body of work flows from of Richard Hambleton’s Investigation Department ID’s Mr. ReeeeSearch theme. Hambleton meticulously charts his own creative output starting in 1973 and projects into the year 2000. His mechanical images of wheels, graphs and shafts symbolize the organic flow of life and the erratic flow of creativity. It is a wry comparison between base sexuality and market production. The artist’s life is a business in which he seems to have no control.

The Perpetual Cyclic Calendar operates as a slide ruler. An inner shaft can be moved in and out to predict the future of the artist. The phallic shaft is fully extended in peak years of productivity, retreating post-coitus style during the slump years. A major thrust in creativity was anticipated in 1984, 2000, 1982-1983, 1983-1988. To drive the point home, the rise and fall of Hambleton’s creativity is plotted in stylized graphs and charts, like the projected profits and losses of a corporation.

September 5, 2023

Jean-Michel Basquiat, Kenji Nakayama, Sunday B Morning, Richard Hambleton, CRASH, and Andy Warhol

Famous Faces

Group Exhibition

September – November 2023

Woodward Gallery

Undoubtedly, Autumn is the best time to reflect upon the past. As we look back this Fall season, Woodward Gallery’s latest exhibition, Famous Faces, features the portraits of iconic individuals who influenced American culture. On display are the memorable countenances of Marilyn Monroe, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Dick Tracy, Richard Hambleton, Albert Einstein, Georgia O’Keeffe, and Pablo Picasso, which honor the unmatched creativity of both the subjects of each work of art and the talented artists who depict them. Prior to the modern, instantaneous era of social media, these figures impacted the world by challenging the unsolvable questions of their times and pioneering their individual fields of work for the better.

Human connection is often made through eye contact. Andy Warhol’s extraordinary portrait of Pablo Picasso is featured in this exhibition, for all to engage with. Find yourself face-to-face with these fabulous portraits at the Woodward Gallery windows, from September to October 2023, or online, through our virtual exhibition room on Artsy and our official gallery website,