THE GODFATHER OF STREET ART DIED
Richard Hambleton, the Canadian street artist that emerged in New York’s underground graffiti scene in the 1980s died on Sunday the 29 of October. He was 65.
The enigmatic artist burst on the scene alongside a group of confidants and collaborators that included Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring, and Kenny Scharf. Hambleton soon became known for his signature “shadowman” motif, a splotched, black, leering figure that appeared on the walls of buildings in downtown Manhattan.
@krinknyc says: The Shadow” early Nyc “Street Art” I remember these in dark parking lots and streets when Nyc was a much darker and grittier place. They were spooky and perfect.
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