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Richard Hambleton
1952 - 2017
SHADOW JUMPER
signed
acrylic on canvas
Executed in 2005.
110 by 100 cm.; 43 3/8 by 39 3/8 in.
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Provenance

Private Collection, United States
Rago Arts and Auction Center, New Jersey, 15 May 2010, Lot 642
Acquired from the above by the present owner

Catalogue Note

A contemporary of Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat, Richard Hambleton took to the streets of New York in the late 1970s. Working with the city’s walls as his canvas, the artist would paint life-sized silhouettes of figures in black paint, which became known as his Shadowman paintings. Characterised by the splashy paint application and mysterious appearance in the streets, Hambleton quickly gained notoriety and extended his practice across to Paris, London, Rome, and the Berlin Wall. This Shadow Jumper is a great example of the artist’s idiosyncratic visual language and dynamic handling of paint.

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