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Richard Hambleton
The first American Pop Expressionist

Richard Hambleton, The ArtistsJumping Shadow (Sonic Shadowman)
Portrait of Richard Hambleton

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.

Richard Hambleton was a Canadian Street Art born on June 23, 1952. Hambleton contributed to the Post Modernist movement, worked in the United States and died on October 29, 2017.

I Only Have Eyes For You, Richard Hambleton

I Only Have Eyes For You 1980

Fountain of Youth, Richard Hambleton

Fountain of Youth 1982

Dusseldorf, Richard Hambleton

Dusseldorf 1982

Naples, Richard Hambleton

Naples 1982

Frieiburg, Richard Hambleton

Frieiburg 1982 – 1983

Jumping Shadow, Richard Hambleton

Jumping Shadow 1983

Vienna, Richard Hambleton

Vienna 1983

Jumping Shadow (Sonic Shadowman), Richard Hambleton

Jumping Shadow (Sonic Shadowman) 1983 – 1984

Marlboro, Richard Hambleton

Marlboro 1984

Shadowman Amsterdam, Richard Hambleton

Shadowman Amsterdam 1984

Shadowman Berlin, Richard Hambleton

Shadowman Berlin 1984

Rain, Richard Hambleton

Rain 1985

Wave, Richard Hambleton

Wave 1985

Wave Length, Richard Hambleton

Wave Length 1985

Jumping Shadow (3 red -lined boxes, sonic spinners), Richard Hambleton

Jumping Shadow (3 red -lined boxes, sonic spinners) 1986 – 1988

Magic Man, Richard Hambleton

Magic Man 1993

Bloodscape, Richard Hambleton

Bloodscape 1992 – 1994

Bloodscape, Richard Hambleton

Bloodscape 1992 – 1994

Bloodscape, Richard Hambleton

Bloodscape 1992 – 1994

Gang of Three, Richard Hambleton

Gang of Three 1984 – 1994

Shadow Cat, Richard Hambleton

Shadow Cat 1999

Magdalena, Richard Hambleton

Magdalena 2007

December Horse and Rider, Richard Hambleton

December Horse and Rider 2014

Shadow Head Portrait, Richard Hambleton

Shadow Head Portrait 2014

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