Richard Hambleton - The Godfather of Street Art








There's not much time left if you want to catch the Richard Hambleton retrospective at The Old Dairy in London.

For those who don't know, Richard Hambleton is a New York artist (originally from Canada) dubbed 'The Godfather of Street Art' and the source of Banksy's early inspiration. He first made his name in the late 70's with his Mass Murder Concept public art - fake crime scenes (chalked outlines splashed with red paint) followed by his Shadowman paintings in the early 80's (life-sized silhouettes painted around NYC). The Shadownman work later developed into the 'Marlboro man' - a mysterious rodeo man riding a bucking horse.

This retrospective is curated by Vladimir Restoin-Roitfield and Andy Valmorbida in association with Giorgio Armani. It includes 25 pieces which are previously unseen including 'Horse & Rider' - a re-visit to the themes of the Marlboro Man era.

The exhibition closes on the 3 December concluding it's world tour, so be sure to take time out from the Christmas shopping and pop in!

Images copyright Richard Hambelton.

Wed 24 Nov 2010

Posted under: Design , Art , Exhibition

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