About

Richard Hambleton is a contemporary American-Canadian graffiti artist, sometimes called the “godfather of street art.” Along with his contemporaries Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat, Hambleton painted directly on the streets of New York and achieved success during the art boom of the 1980s. Born in June of 1954 in Vancouver, Canada, Hambletons first major fame in the art world came from his Image Mass Murder series, wherein he painted chalk outlines around volunteer “victims” splashed red paint, thereby leaving fictional and violent crime scenes behind in over 15 cities. As time passed, he gradually transitioned to work in the studio, producing a body of work he titled the Beautiful Paintings. “I’ve been doing public art for a long time, and studio work, and there’s a relationship between the two of them,” he remarked of the shift in his practice. A reclusive artist, Hambleton now lives and works in New York City’s Lower East Side.
Richard Hambleton is most famous for his "Shadowman" paintings of the early 1980s. Each painting resembles a life-sized silhouetted image of some mysterious person, a "splashy shadow figure." These "shadow paintings" were splashed and brushed with black paint on hundreds of buildings and other structures across New York City. Locations were believed to be calculated for maximum impact upon unsuspecting pedestrians. Very often, a Shadowman could be found in a dark alley or lurking just around a street corner. Hambleton later expanded the scope of his project and painted these shadowmen in other cities, including Paris, London and Rome, and Berlin.

Exhibition

Solo Exhibitions
2017 “Richard Hambleton: I Only Have Eyes For You,” Woodward Gallery, NYC
2013
“Richard Hambleton: Beautiful Paintings,” Art Gallery at the Rockefeller State Park Preserve, Sleepy Hollow, NY
2011
“Richard Hambleton: A Retrospective,” presented by Andy Valmorbida and Vladimir Restoin Roitfeld in collaboration with Phillips de Pury and Giorgio Armani at Phillips de Pury & Company, New York
2010
“Richard Hambleton New York, The Godfather of Street Art,” presented by Andy Valmorbida and Vladimir Restoin Roitfeld in collaboration with Giorgio Armani at The Dairy, London
“Richard Hambleton New York,” presented by Andy Valmorbida and Vladimir Restoin
Roitfeld in collaboration with Giorgio Armani at the State Museum of Modern Art of the Russian Academy of Arts, Moscow
“Richard Hambleton New York,” presented by Andy Valmorbida and Vladimir Restoin Roitfeld in collaboration with Giorgio Armani, Milan
“Richard Hambleton New York,” presented by Andy Valmorbida and Vladimir Restoin
Roitfeld in collaboration with Giorgio Armani, amFAR Annual Benefit, May 20, 2010
2017

2009
“Richard Hambleton New York,” presented by Andy Valmorbida and Vladimir Restoin Roitfeld in collaboration with Giorgio Armani and Woodward Gallery, New York,NY
2007
“Richard Hambleton The Beautiful Paintings,” Woodward Gallery, New York
2002-03
“Shadows and Landscapes,” Studio Andrea Gobbi, Rome, Italy. December - January
1985
Piezo Electric Gallery, New York
Salvatore Ala Gallery, Milano, Italy Zellermayer Galerie, East Berlin, Germany Museo DeArte Costaricense, Costa Rica, Spain
1984
“121”, Antwerp, Belgium
Anna Friebe Galerie, Cologne, Germany Galerie Barbara Farber, Amsterdam Galerie Salvatore Ala, Milano, Italy
1983
Piezo Electric, New York Civilian Warefare, New York Limbo Lounge, New York
1982
“Richard Hambleton,” Alexander Milliken - East Village Gallery, New York Flavio Belli Gallery, Toronto, Canada
1981
Vehicule Center for Art, Vancouver, Canada
1980
La Mamelle, Inc. San Francisco, CA
1979
Pumps Center for Art, Vancouver, Canada And/Or Gallery, Seattle, WA
1978
“I.D.E.A.,” Western Front, Vancouver, Canada

1976
Pumps Center for Art, Vancouver, Canada
Selected Group Exhibitions
“Club 57: Film, Performance, and Art in the East Village, 1978–1983”, The Museum of Modern Art,
2017
October 31, 2017–April 1, 2018
2016
“Scribble, Scratch, Paint- Once Removed- 13 Windows, 13 Artists- One Wall”, The Windows at NYU Kimmel Gallery, June 10 - August 31, NYC
2015
Xippas Gallery “Réelles Distorsions” - Andres Dobler/ Sylvie Fleury/ Richard
Hambleton/ Hayan Kam Nakache/ Stephane Kropf, Paris March 4- April 18 2015
“All Together Different: A Survey of Working Artists on the Lower East Side,” Manny Cantor Center, New York, NY
“20in15,” Woodward Gallery, NYC.
2014
“Sur-Real,” Woodward Gallery, NYC.
“Loisaida: New York’s Lower East Side in the ‘80’s,” Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, Andover, MA.
2013
“Ghost Girl Corn Maze,” Barton Orchard, Poughquag, NY in collaboration with David Phillips and Woodward Gallery, NYC.
“From the Street Up,” Woodward Gallery, NYC.
“Print,” Woodward Gallery, NYC.
2011
“On Every Street,” Samuel Owen Gallery, Greenwich, CT. Curated by Michael DeFeo in colaboration with Woodward Gallery. October 6 - November 3rd.
“Art in the Streets,” MoCA, Los Angeles, CA.
2010
NEVER RECORDS: Part of No Longer Empty’s “Never Can Say Goodbye,” Curated
by Manon Slome, Steven Evans, DIA Art Foundation, Asher Remy - Toledo at the former Tower Records at Broadway and West 4th, New York, NY.
“BIG Paper Winter,” featuring original works by Basquiat, Calder, DeKooning, Richard Hambleton, Franz Kline, Rauschenberg, Ad Reinhardt, Warhol; Woodward Gallery, NYC
2008

“Off the Wall, From Vandalism to Urban Art,” November 1 - December 13th, Wilde Gallery, Berlin.
“Punk. No One is Innocent,” May 16 - September 7, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria. “Stoked Benefit Art Auction,” April 5, Milk Gallery at Phillips de Pury, New York, NY.
2008 “Works on Paper,” Woodward Gallery at the Park Avenue Armory, 20th Anniversary, February 29 - March 3, New York, NY.
2007
“Contemporary Art Society Benefit Auction,” November 2, Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI.
“The Media: Reaction, Reflections, and Comments on the Culture of Media,” featured with Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring, May 27 - July 13th, City of Brea Art Gallery, Brea, CA.
2006
“Gallery Artists ‘06-’07,” Woodward Gallery, New York, NY.
2005
“Vintage East Village,” Hal Bromm Gallery, New York.
2004-05
“East Village USA,” December 9 - March 19, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY.
2003
“The Green Home Show,” Winter Palace, Staten Island, NY.
2002
“Eighties Art Stars,” featuring Jean-Michel Basquiat, Richard Hambleton, Keith Haring, Robert Hawkins, Rene Ricard, May 17 - June 16, 2002, Fountain Walk, Charleston, SC.
1998
“Urban Encounters,” New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY.
1989
“Re-presenting Landscape,” New York Studio School of Painting and Sculpture, New York, NY. 1989
“Abstraction as Landscape,” Gallery Urban, New York, NY, January 21 – March 2, 1989.
1986-87
“Public and Private: American Prints Today: The 24th National Print Exhibition,” traveling exhibition: Brooklyn Museum, Flint Institute of Arts, RISD, Carnegie Museum, Pittsburgh, and the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, 1985
“Syndesthetics”, PS 1, Long Island City, New York.
“Smart Art: New Work from New York,” curated by Joseph Masheck, Carpenter Center for the Visual

Arts, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA.
“Mirrors” East Hampton Center for Contemporary Art, East Hampton, NY.
1984
Piezo Electric, New York, New York
“Of the Streets,” University of Colorado, Aspen, featuring Jenny Holzer, Tom Warren,
Richard Hambleton, Lady Pink, John Fekner, CRASH, Daze, Keith Haring, David Wojnarowicz, Marc Brasz, Spank, Candace Hill-Montgomery, and John Ahearn
“New Talent - New York”, travelling exhibition organized by Sioux City Art Center, Iowa
“East Village Artists”, The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, Virginia
“East Village Scene”, Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
“Activated Walls”, The Queens Museum, New York
“Chill Out”, Kenkeleba House, New York
“Romance and Catastrophe”, Zellermayer Gallerie, East Berlin, Germany
“Sculpture Now”, Anna Friebe Galerie, Koln, Germany
“25,000 Sculptors from Across the USA”, Civilian Warfare, New York
“Aperto ‘84”, BIENNALE DIE VENEZIA, Venice, Italy
“Body Politic”, Tower Gallery, New York
“Arte di Frontiera”, Galeria Communale d’arte Moderna, Bologna, Milan and Rome, Italy “Situation”, Bess Cutler Gallery, New York
“Galleries of the Lower East Side”, Artist Space, New York
“Limbo,” PS 1, Long Island City, New York
“Totem,” Bonnier Gallery, Charles Cowles Gallery, and Germans Van Eck Gallery, New York “Abstract Persona”, Dramatis Personae Gallery, New York
1983
Abstract Persona, Dramatis
Personae Gallery, New York
Piezo Electric, New York
“Vancouver: art and artists 1931-1983” Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC, presenting the work of 150 Vancouver artists
Ronald Feldman Gallery, New York
“Black and White Show,” Kenkelba Gallery, New York
Gracie Mansion Gallery, New York
Galleri Cassandra, Norway
Seventh Annual Forgione, New York
“Food For Soup Kitchens,” Curated by Catherine Hazard; Fashion Moda, Bronx, New York Tweed Gallery, New Jersey
Weatherspoon Art Gallery, North Carolina
Greenville County Museum of Art, South Carolina
American Graffiti Gallery, Amsterdam
Group Material- Subculture, New York
Pier 34 Project, New York
International Running Center, New York

“Terminal New York,” Brooklyn Army Terminal, Brooklyn, NY.
1982
“Art on the Beach,” Creative Time’s, New York Second Story Books, Baltimore
“The Real Estate Show,” ABC No Rio, New York Club 57, New York
5th International Apartment Festival, March 15-21 Storefront for Art and Architecture, New York Pyramid, New York
Cheltenham Art Center, Pennsylvania
Alexander Milliken Gallery, New York
Squat Theater, New York
Sarah Lawrence College Gallery, New York
1981
White Columns, New York
ABC No Rio, New York
Club 57, New York
Public Image Gallery, New York
9th Street Survival Show, New York
1980
“Times Square Show,” Collaborative Projects Incorporated and Fashion Moda, 41st St and 7th Ave, New York, July
Selected Urban Works
2006
“Arthole,” interior mirror installation, Candle Building, Wooster on Spring, December 15-17, presented by Wooster Collective on Spring and Elias Cummings, New York, NY. 2006
Woodward Gallery, New York published the “Cat Stack” portfolio of limited edition prints dealing with“Splattered Shadow Cat” imagery.
2005
Woodward Gallery, New York published “The Gang of Four” portfolio of limited edition prints dealing with Shadow Heads imagery.
2005-06
Grey Art Gallery, New York University, New York covertly painted life-size black Shadow Figure on March 11, 2006 next to Basquiat painting on wall of lower level of “The Downtown Show: The New York Art Scene 1974-1984” exhibition.
Habana Outpost, interior graffiti mural, Brooklyn, NY.
1994-96

Art Gallery Space 2B, legendary East Village “Gas Station” on Avenue B and 2nd Street
1987-88
The Black Hole series - light sensitive paper painted black. When used outdoors would fade to white. An underpainting of a mushroom cloud would appear as the paper faded. Then, as the paper peeled off the wall, it seemed as if the mushroom cloud exploded.
1985
Check Point Charlie Museum commissioned Hambleton to produce a site specific installation on the West side of the Berlin Wall: “Who’s Afraid of Red, Yellow and Black?” (Hambleton remarked on the fear of Germany) painted August 24, 1985.
“Monsoon,” Limited edition: 75, Published by Alexander Heinrici.
1984
Painted 17 life-size black silhouettes along the East side of the Berlin Wall to remark on the divided city of Germany and the lives and deaths of the confrontation since 1961. The German press featured Hambleton with high regard for his brave modern view and visual commentary of the sad state of Berlin. Created the morning of May 13, 1984.
“Secret Mission”- travelled to Western Europe five times and painted life-size black,
shadowy silhouettes in 12 major cities.
1981
“Night Life,” Life size, standing shadowy black silhouettes. 450 painted throughout New
York, NY.
“Lower Manhattan Drawing Show,” Mudd Club, February 22 - Mar 15, New York, NY.
“Beyond Words: Graffiti Based-Rooted-Inspired Works,” Mudd Club, April 9 - 24, New York, NY. “Suicide Invitation” Two half-legal size, invitation text with an answering-form and deadline of June 1981, Edition Magazine: letter size, offset Intermedia Press, Vancouver, 1980.
Edition Print: Perpetual Cyclic Calendar to the year 2000. Artist edition of 10. To be used as a calendar to witness the progression of the Investigation Department’s work.
1980-81
“I Only Have Eyes For You”, an urban installation work with the focal point being a life-size photo cutout of a standing figure. In 1980 through 1981, approximately 750 of these photo posters were installed in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Portland, Seattle, Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal, Washington, D.C, Baltimore and New York.
1980
Edition Print: ID’s Mr. ReeeSearch Continued. Artist edition of six.
Edition Magazine: letter size, offset Intermedia Press, Vancouver, 1980.
Mr. ReeeSearch Continued. Mail Art combinated street action 1975-79. Text by R. Hambleton, 1st Edition: Intro. in French & English; 2nd Edition: Intro. in English, French, German, Italian & Japanese.

1978-79
“Art Faux Investigation Department: Vancouver-New York 1978-79” Social Research Project: To monitor the power of privacy and the media redefined through urban art. Offices open in both cities. Investigation Department Box 403, Station 1, Vancouver B.C. V6C 2N. Investigation Department. Attn R. Dick Trace, 200 W 57 St. N.Y.C. 10019
1978
“ID’s World Post,” A book of postage stamps in 2 artist editions of 25/25 copies, b&w and color- xerox copies.
1977-79
Security stickers having the appearance of a small television monitor, inconspicuously installed on doors and walls.
1976-78
“Image Mass Murder”, an urban work which centered on a painted chalk outline as in a murder scene, with the addition of blood- red paint splattered within its perimeter (image murder). Executed throughout Los Angeles, San Francisco, Portland, Seattle, Vancouver, Victoria, Winnipeg, Regina, Calgary, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Chicago and New York. This work forms a complex narrative also involving studio work.
1974-76
“Artist Identification Aid Chart/Postcards,” Mail actions, Canada.
Selected Bibliography
2017
Bedford + Bowery, “Shadowman Sheds Light On Richard Hambleton, Banksy of the ‘80s East Village, April 24, 2017, Daniel Maurer
Wall Street International, “Richard Hambleton 4 Apr—5 May 2017 at Woodward
Gallery in New York, United States”, April 2017
StreetArtNYC.org, “Richard Hambleton: I Only Have Eyes for You Continues Through
May 5 at Woodward Gallery on Manhattan’s Lower East Side”, April 2017
ScreenDaily.com, “‘Shadowman’: Tribeca Review”, Fionuala Halligan, April 2017
The Hollywood Reporter, “‘Shadowman’: Film Review | Tribeca 2017”, Frank Scheck, April 2017 IndieWire.com, “‘Shadowman’ First Look: Tribeca Documentary Explores the Life of
’80s NY Street Artist Richard Hambleton — Watch”, Yoselin Acevedo, April 2017
Creators.Vice.com, “Before Banksy and Basquiat, There Was Shadowman”, DJ Pangburn, April 2017 Hyperallergic.com, “The Rise and Fall of a 1980s Street Art Star”, Jon Hogan, April 2017 RealClearLife.com, “Tribeca Film Festival Doc ‘Shadowman’ Gives Long Overdue
Closeup to Pioneering Street Artist”, Kellie Ell, April 2017 Raquel Laneri, “Richard Hambleton and His Secretive Street Art Ruled in the 1980s—Until He Lost Everything. Now, He’s Back,” The New York Post , April 16th 2017, p. 22-23.

WideWalls.ch, “A Historical Selection of Richard Hambleton Art Pieces at Woodward Gallery!,” Eli Anapur, April 2017
World Documentary Premiere “Shadowman” A film by Oscar Nominated Director Oren Jacoby, April 21 at The Tribeca Film Festival, NYC
2015
ArtDaily.com, “A Survey of Working Artists on the Lower East Side Opens at the Manny Cantor Center,”February 2015
2014
Post Road Vol 27 - “Richard Hambleton: The American Pop Expressionist,” Kristine Woodward, Essay and full color illustrations
2013
Martin Seck, “Masterpieces of Everyday New York” PaperMag, June 24, 2013
“Street Artist Richard Hambleton Takes His ‘Beautiful Paintings’ to Sleepy Hollow”
Blouin ARTinfo, May 12, 2013
Martin Wilbur, “‘Beautiful Paintings’ From World Renowned Artist at Rockefeller Park”The Examiner, May 14, 2013
2011
Anastas, Benjamin, “Vain Glorious Takamichi Moves to the Bowery” New York Times: New York Style Magazine, November, 3, 2011 tmagazine.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/11/03/vain-glorious-takamichi-moves-to-the-bowery/
“The Artists’ Artist: Street Artist” The Guardian: Culture Section, November, 2, 2011 http://www.guardian.co.uk/culture/2011/nov/02/artists-artist-street-artists?newsfeed=true
Laura M. Holson, “The Young Gallerists,” New York Times: Fashion and Style, September 30, 2011 Valerie Gladstone, “Richard Hambleton: Shadow Man Come into the Light,” Bliss Magazine, June 2011,cover illustration, pg. 58-63.
Art in the Streets, LA MOCA, exhibition catalog.
2010
Richard Hambleton New York, Art Review Publications, London, Foreword by Mark Rappolt.
Mike Collett-White, “Cannes Stars Turn Out for Glitzy AIDS Charity Bash,” Reuters, May 21, 2010,Article picked up by ABC News, Variety, and The Irish Times
Erin Dyer, “Richard Hambleton,” Juxtapoz, July 2010, illustrations. p. 112-123.
Richard Hambleton New York, Exhibition catalog for Milan and New York with foreword by Anthony Haden-Guest.
Faye Ran, A History of Installation Art and the Development of New Art Forms: Technology and the Hermeneutics of Time and Space in Modern and Postmodern Art from Cubism to Installation, Peter Lang Publishing, New York, 2009, p.154, illustration, p. 110.
Trespass: A History of Uncommissioned Public Art, Carlo McCormick ed., Taschen Books, illustrations, p. 17 (Photo by Martha Cooper) and p. 27 (Photo by Frank Palaia). 2009 “Evolution of the Artist,” CNN feature with Rupa Mikkilineni. Aired November 13, 2009

Maria Chiara Valacchi, “Richard Hambleton,” Muse, Winter 2009, interview and illustrations, p. 64-69.
2009
Barbara Pollock, Artnews, October 2009, p. 116, illustration.
Ken Miller, VMagazine, “Maker’s Mark,” August 2009.
Nicolas Trembley, French Vogue, “L’ombre en lumiére,” September 2009.
2008
Jerry Saltz, Emerging After All These Years, New York Magazine, February 4, 2008.
Raimer Stange, Reviews - Vienna, Modern Painters, September 2008, illus p. 116.
David Ebony, Art in America, Richard Hambleton, with color illustration, March issue, p. 172-173. Punk. No One is Innocent. Art - Style - Revolt, Exhibition Catalogue, Kunsthalle wien,
foreword by Gerald Matt, p. 114-119, illus. 2007 American Arts Quarterly, Exhibitions: Richard Hambleton, published by Newington-Cropsey Cultural Studies Center, p. 52-53, color illustration, p. 52, Fall 2007. Vol. 24, No. 4.Manhattan
Neighborhood Network’s Let Them Talk, “Richard Hambleton on his Art,” Interviewed by Joan Moossy & Paul DeRienzo, Original air date: Oct 30, 2007.
Cath’s YEAH! Fest, Plum TV, airing in Aspen, The Hamptons, Martha’s Vineyard, Miami Beach,Nantucket, Sun Valley, Telluride, Vail; original air date: August 30.
Forbidden: Berlin Wall Art, Ralf Founder, Böhlau Publisher, pgs. 5, 57, 60, 235, 237, 238, 240, 242, 272, 273, 316.
Studio of the Street, Brattleboro Museum and Art Center, Brattleboro, VT, p. 4.
The Village Voice, September 5 - 12th issue, full color illustration 1/2 page.
M, The New York Art World, full page color illustration, p. 7
Art and Antiques, September issue, “The Shadow Man” John Dorfman, text with color illustration,p. 34.
GrandLife online - Art - New Exhibits - Feature on Richard Hambleton, Soho Grand Hotel, NYC.
Art and Antiques, September issue, full page, color illustration on p. 19
Juxtapoz, September issue, full page, color illustration
New York Sun, Following the New Museum, May 17, Arts & Letters Section, p. 26
The Media: Reaction, Reflections, and Comments on the Culture of Media, City of Brea Art
Gallery Exhibition Catalogue, full color illustration, p. 7, Brea, CA.
Juxtapoz, Old Friends, January, illustration with text, p. 16.
2006
The Villager, Magazine, Volume 75, Number 42, March 8-14, Feature spotlight with illustration, New York, NY.
Frank, Book 22, Published by Frank 151 Media Group, p.134-135, New York, NY. The Stanford Daily, Chalking Up the Dead, December 6, Stanford, CA.
2005
New York Sun, ‘Green’ Fun Comes to Fulton Street at Habana Outpost, by Christina Rogers, Juxtapoz, East Village USA, May/June, p. 58.

The New York Times, Review, Urban Outsider Artists Evoke Society’s Margins at Deitch Projects, by Roberta Smith, August 3rd.
The Downtown Art Book: The New York Art Scene 1974- 1984, Book published by Grey Art Gallery and the Failes Library, NYU, New York. ISBN-13:978-0-691-12286-1; ISBN-10:0-691-12286-5.
2004
The New York Times, Review: East Village USA, Looking Back on the Flurry of the Far Side, by Roberta Smith, December 10th.
“Captured” - A Film and Video History of the Lower East Side, Live Video as Performance on New York City’s Lower East Side in the 1980s, edited by Clayton Patterson, Eric Miller, Seven Stories Press, New York.
2002
The Village Voice, Keith Haring’s Silent Partner, by Colin Moynihan, July 24-30th
2000
Urban Graffiti: Graffiti by Keith Haring and Richard Hambleton, Thomas Christian, 2000.
1999
Artforum, East Side Story, October, Liza Kirwin, p. 120, illustration.
1998
The New York Times, Art in Review: Urban Encounters, Holland Cotter, August 4th.
1996
True Colors: The Real Life of the Art World, Anthony Haden-Guest, 1996, p. 125.
1995
The New York Times, NEIGHBORHOOD REPORT: EAST VILLAGE; Looks as if This Gas Station Is Running on Empty, Monte Williams, September 24.
1993
ArtForum International, April 1, The Increasing Popularity of Jean-Michel Basquiat by Lorraine O’Grady.
1991
Future Primeval, listed in catalogue lender and contributor to Keith Haring exhibition, pgs. 124-125.
1989
The New York Times, Review/Art; Straitened Landscapes of a Post-Modern Era, Michael Brenson, January 13.

1987
New, Used & Improved for the 80’s, Peter Frank and Michael McKenzie; pgs. 46-48, 50-51, 60, 149 with full color illustrations and text. ISBN 0-89659-650-8.
1986
Artists Observed, Harry Abrams; photographs by Harvey Stein; Featured p. 121 with illustration. ISBN 0-8109-2325-4.
1985
Life Magazine, May, The Art Scene, Far Out’s In: Young Artists Paint New York’s East Village Golden, Feature article by Todd Brewster with 2-page color photograph of Hambleton’s “Paint Tossed Waves” by Joe McNally, p. 1, 48 and 49.
Richard Hambleton, Catalogue, 6 June- 20 July, published by Zellermayer Galerie, East Berlin, Germany.
Art in America, October issue, Report from Berlin: Wall Painters by Cleve Gray. il. pgs. 39-41.
Neo York: Report on a Phenomenon, Catalogue published by University Art Museum Santa Barbara, CA, 1984; Exhibition organized by Phyllis Plous and Mary Looker, Assistant Curator, full page illustration, p. 3.
The New York Times, East Village Galleries: Art of Protest Attempts to Shock and Mobilize, by Michael Benson, April 19th.
Holland Cotter, “Richard Hambleton,” Arts Magazine, September 1985, p. 22.
1984
Brother from Another Planet, John Sayles, A-Train Films & Cinecom Picture, During climatic chase scene Shadowman figure appears near end of film for a full 8 seconds, 1984.
Flue (USA), Winter Issue, Vol. 4, A History of Los Angeles Mail Art (1978-1983), pgs. 29-31 with illustrations.
People Magazine, Arts Section, June 4, 1984, with illustrations.
Martin, Henry. Should an Eyelash Last Forever?: An Interview with Ray Johnson, Lotta Poetica, February, pp. 3-24.
New Art, Book by Harry Abrams; Featured illustration and text, p. 98. ISBN 0-8109-2287-8.
The New York Times, Art: Open Juried Show at Academy of Design NYC, by Michael Brenson, March Flash Art, Richard Hambleton, Tommaso Trini, March 1984.
1983-84
Art in America, Annual Guide, Some Promising First Appearances, p. 17, 174, 200, 259, Photograph of painting “Fountain of Youth,” p. 17.
1983
Feature, A Master of Menace by M. Richardson, Vol. 37, no. 3 (May - June), pgs. 96-99 and pg. 118 with illustrations.
Garcia, Esther, New York: The Greening of Graffiti, International Herald Tribune, January 8-9 with illustration of “Fountain of Youth”.
“Richard Hambleton’s Nightlife,” American Film Institute Awarded 1983 Documentary Short; Louise Tilzer Rhodes, Sally Simmons, Michael Hirst

1982
Paintings by Richard Hambleton, Handmade Book, Photographs and book by Franc Palaia. Edition of 200, 8 x 12 inches, illustrated by Richard Hambleton; The Center for Book Arts. Individual
books included in exhibitions at Franklin Furnace, Exit Art and in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, Brooklyn Museum, and the Houston Museum of Fine Art
ArtNews, October issue, Graffiti is a Thing That’s Kind of Hard to Explain, by Cynthia Nadelman, pgs. 76-78.
Sunday Star, “A Chalk outline, a splash of ‘blood’ and killer artist has struck again”, Christopher Hume, March 7th, 1982.
1981-82
Art Magazine, “Richard Art Hambleton at Flavio Belli” - November, December, January Issue.
1981
Globe and Mail, “Crime and paranoia a.k.a art”, John Bentley Mays, July 13th 1981

Work Selection

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Horse And Rider, 2012

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