The rugged beauty and tension of Richard Hambleton's original ‘Shadowmen’ earned him the title of ‘the godfather of street art’ in 1980s New York. Here, his black-silhouetted figure motif – which haunted the streets and subways of America, Canada and Europe – is captured in this large-scale silkscreen print.
The satin black pine and spruce frame contrasts the torn-edged paper, reflecting the rawness of Hambleton’s original surfaces, which included brick walls and concrete. Sharp yellow accents add an architectural dimension to the artwork and perfectly frames the rough and expressive strokes of the figure.
A contemporary of Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat, Hambleton went on to inspire street artists like Banksy, JR and Blek le Rat. Exclusive to Castle Fine Art, this hand-finished graphic has been created from original artworks from the Hambleton archive to continue his legacy. Find out more about the collection on our blog.
Edition size: 95
Media: Paintings, Prints, Silkscreen
Subjects: Abstract, Figurative, People
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