Richard Hambleton (1952-2017)

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CONCEPTUAL ARTIST

Born in Tofino, Vancouver Island, BC and relocated to NYC in the late 70’s, Richard Art Hambleton is the Godfather of Public Art who used the urban canvas to evoke public reaction. He is reputed as an elusive genius after the early deaths of his colleagues Andy Warhol, Jean Michel Basquiat, and Keith Haring. Hambleton is the original American Pop Expressionist with unforgettable images that have permeated our collective consciousness for four decades now. His celebrated works include acclaimed series known as Image Mass Murder, Marlboro Man, Shadow Man, Shadow Head Portraits, Horse and Riders, and Beautiful Paintings. Hambleton died on October 29, 2017 on the Lower East Side of Manhattan.
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Selected Press

  1. Forbes, “Richard Hambleton and Andy Valmorbida: The Artist, The Collector, And The Retrospective”, Sarah Turner, August 31, 2018
  2. Forbes, “Major Hambleton Retrospective to Open in London”, Felicity Carter, August 30, 2018
  3. Artnet, “Amid Landmark Auction Sales, the Market for Late Street Artist Richard Hambleton Is Booming”, Taylor Dafoe, July 10, 2018
  4. Doyle Auction House, “Richard Hambleton”, Angelo Madrigale, May 2018
  5. Burnaway, “Documentaries on Joseph Beuys & Richard Hambleton Appear on the Film Festival Circuit”, Jeff Stafford, January 15, 2018
  6. The New York Times, “Richard Hambleton, ‘Shadowman’ of the ’80s Art Scene, Dies at 65”, Richard Sandomir, November 3, 2017
  7. CBC, “Richard Hambleton: the influential Canadian street artist you’ve never heard of”, Steven D’Souza, January 1, 2017
  8. The Village Voice, “The Heartbreaking Doc “Shadowman” Follows the Life of Troubled Underground Artist Richard Hambleton”, Alan Scherstuhl, November 28, 2017
  9. HYDE HYPOCRITEDESIGN MAGAZINE, “Richard Hambleton”, November 20, 2017
  10. The Daily Beast, “Richard Hambleton: The Life and Death of a Downtown Art Star”, Anthony Haden-Guest, November 4, 2017
  11. Artnet, “Richard Hambleton, ‘Shadowman’ Artist Who Mesmerized New York’s Downtown Scene, Dies at 65”, Henri Neuendorf, October 31, 2017
  12. Observer, “MoMA Exhibition ‘Club 57’ Salutes the Art of the East Village”, David D’Arcy, November 8, 2017 
  13. CityLab, “The ‘Shadowmen’ Who Preyed on Urban Fear”, Glenn Dixon, November 10, 2017
  14. Vancouver Sun, “Obituary: Vancouver artist Richard Hambleton remembered for fake crime scene outlines”, Kevin Griffin, November 10, 2017
  15. The WOW Report, “#RIP: Artist, Richard Hambleton”, Trey Speegle, November 5th, 2017
  16. Bedford+Bowery, “Banksy Precursor Richard Hambleton Dies at 65, Days Before MoMA Show and Shadowman Film”, By Daniel Maurer, October 31, 2017
  17. Bedford+Bowery, “Boom For Real Considers Jean Michel-Basquiat While Another Doc Recalls His Shadowman”, Daniel Maurer, October 4, 2017
  18. Eli Anapur, Widewalls, A Historical Selection of Richard Hambleton at Woodward Gallery!
  19. Raquel Laneri, The New York Post, “The epic rise and disgusting flamout of the artist who rules 80s New York”, April 15, 2017
  20. Elif Key, Pazr, “The Shadow Man is Alive”, April 30, 2017
  21. Paul Gorman, PaulGormanIs.com, “RICHARD HAMBLETON + MALCOLM MCLAREN = WITCHES X THE SHADOW MAN,” May 27th, 2015
  22. Kristine Woodward, PostRoadMag.com, “Richard Hambleton: The American Pop Expressionist,” Winter/Fall, 2014
  23. Sean Corcoran, MCNY, “Painting the Town Black”
  24. “Richard Hambleton Beautiful Paintings” Exhibition, Art Gallery at Rockefeller State Park Preserve, Hook Magazine, March-April 2013
  25. Jen Carlson, Gothamist, “Photos: Revisiting The Godfather Of Street Art, Richard Hambleton”, October 23, 2013
  26. Valerie Gladstone, Bliss Magazine, “Richard Hambleton Shadow Man Comes into the Light
  27.  “Come back Kid, Richard Hambleton”, The Art Economist, Summer 2011
  28. Anita Hackethal, Design Boom Magazine, “Richard Hambleton New York,” February 2010
  29. The Moscow Museum of Modern Art presents Richard Hambleton: New York, September 9-26, 2010
  30. AMFAR- Hambleton paintings for one million dollars, May 20, 2010
  31. French Vogue, 2009
  32. Muse Magazine, 2009
  33. CNN, “Evolution of an Artist: Richard Hambleton”, 2009
  34. Ken Miller,V Magazine, “Maker’s Mark”, Fall 2009
  35. American Arts Quarterly, “Exhibitons: Richard Hambleton,” published by Newington-Cropsey Cultural Studies Center, p. 52-53, color illustration, Fall 2007. Vol. 24, No. 4.
  36. Interview with Richard Hambleton and John Woodward, Let Them Talk, 2007
  37. Michael Small, People Magazine, “Headed for the Galleries, Richard Hambleton Casts His Painted Shadows on New York’s Nightlife”, June 4th 1984
  38. International Herald Tribune, “New York: The Greening of Graffiti, Ester Garcia, January 8 1983
  39. Howard Smith, The Village Voice, “Chasing Shadows”, July 6th 1982