Richard Hambleton: Godfather of Street Art

Andy Valmorbida and Vladimir Restoin Roitfeld
книга Richard Hambleton: Godfather of Street Art, автор: Andy Valmorbida and Vladimir Restoin Roitfeld

Richard Hambleton: Godfather of Street Art

Andy Valmorbida and Vladimir Restoin Roitfeld
Ціна: 2600 грн
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ID: 15802
Видавництво: Rizzoli
Палітурка: Hardcover, 28.14 x 33.66 cm
Кількість сторінок: 240
Рік видання: 2022
Мова: English
ISBN-13: 9780847871254

The first definitive career retrospective of the visionary underground godfather of street art at the center of New York’s 1980s urban art scene.

Richard Hambleton (1954–2017) was a Canadian artist known for his pioneering street art. He was a surviving member of a group that emerged from the New York City art scene during the booming art market of the 1980s, which also included his close friends Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat.

As a conceptual artist, Hambleton’s early work installations titled “Image Mass Murder” from 1976–1979 were secretly placed onto streets in over 15 cities, depicting chalk-body outlines and blood-splattered crime scenes of what appeared to be “victims.” This theme of a prevailing violence, fear, and morbid curiosity elicited surprise and anxiety from its unsuspecting viewers. In the early 1980s, Hambleton created his most iconic “Shadow Man” works — artfully splattered ominous shadowy figures on unexpected street corners, walls, and alleys that startled viewers into a visceral awareness that the city was still a dangerous place.

This book features over 200 images including his early “Shadow Man” canvas paintings, as well as photographs of his in situ street work, a selection of his “Marlboro” rodeo horse silhouettes, and his “Beautiful Paintings” series of landscapes and seascapes, alongside other works on paper; behind-the-scenes studio shots; personal, unseen photographs of the artist; and inspirational imagery. Hambleton was renowned for influencing artists such as Banksy, Blek le Rat, and Shepard Fairey. This arresting, one-of-a-kind book will appeal to those interested in visual arts, street art, graffiti, and art history.

About the Author:

Vladimir Restoin Roitfeld is a French-American businessman and president of CR Fashion Book Ltd. media company. Andy Valmorbida is an Australian-born art entrepreneur, collector, and president of Untitled-1 Holdings.