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Richard HambletonThe first American Pop Expressionist

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

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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I Only Have Eyes For You

1980

Fountain of Youth

1982

Dusseldorf

1982

Naples

1982

Jumping Shadow

1983

Vienna

1983

Frieiburg

1982-1983

Marlboro

1984

Shadowman Amsterdam

1984

Shadowman Berlin

1984

Jumping Shadow (Sonic Shadowman)

1983-1984

Rain

1985

Wave

1985

Wave Length

1985

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

1986-1988

Magic Man

1993

Bloodscape

1992-1994

Bloodscape

1992-1994

Gang of Three

1984-1994

Bloodscape

1992-1994

Shadow Cat

1999

Magdalena

2007

Shadow Head Portrait

2014

December Horse and Rider

2014