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 series of four large-scale silkscreen prints.
The satin black pine and spruce frames contrast the torn-edged paper, reflecting the rawness of Hambleton’s original surfaces, which included brick walls and concrete. Sharp red accents link back to his infamous Image Mass Murder series, whereby realistic crime scene silhouettes were splattered with blood-red paint in public spaces to shock viewers.
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, Fine Art Print, Silkscreen
Subjects: Abstract, Figurative, People
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