Hambleton, Richard - 6. Juni bis 20. Juli 1985, Zellermayer Galerie
6. Juni bis 20. Juli 1985.
Berlin, Germany: Zellermayer Galerie, 1985.
12 color plates and 1 black/white.
Edition of 1200.
but for slight edgewear
to top spine.
Richard Hambleton interviewed by Mette Madsen
in German & English.
Richard Hambleton, often referred to as the “godfather of street art,” pioneered New York’s downtown art scene alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring. He is best known for his menacing “Shadowmen”. and “Horse and Rider” figures—grisly black silhouettes that appear to have been painted mid-explosion. He tagged across the U.S. and Canada before settling in New York in 1979. He tagged Lower Manhattan alleyways through the 1980s, then shifted his attention from the street to the studio, where he made works on canvas and paper. Hambleton showed at the Venice Biennale in the 1980s, yet he was largely forgotten in the ’90s and early 2000s, when his personal battles with illness and addiction alienated him from the art world.