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Richard Art Hambleton

 (1954 - 2017)
Richard Art Hambleton was active/lived in New York, British Columbia / Canada.  Richard Hambleton is known for street art, graffiti, landscape and seascape painting, silhouettes.

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"Richard Hambleton,?‘Shadowman’?of the ’80s Art?Scene, Dies at 65," Obituary, by Richard Sandomir, The New York Times, November 3, 2017

His spectral silhouettes appeared?mysteriously on buildings in Manhattan?— “I painted the town black,” he said?— but his work also drew notice abroad.

In the early 1980s, when graffiti seemed to be everywhere, hundreds of startling black-painted silhouettes appeared mysteriously on buildings on the Lower East Side and in other parts of Manhattan. The spectral, life-size, menacing figures lurked and skulked and leapt. Some of their heads, with paint splattered upward, seemed to be exploding.

Richard Hambleton, the Canadian-born conceptual artist who painted them all (sometimes aft

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