View full screen - View 1 of Lot 160. RICHARD HAMBLETON | JUMPING SHADOW.





1952 - 2017


signed and dated 99 along the right turning edge

acrylic and metallic paint on canvas

Canvas: 79 by 37½ in. (200.6 by 95.2 cm.)

Framed: 80¾ by 39⅛ in. (205.1 by 99.3 cm.)

Stamped with Woodward Gallery, N.Y.C. inventory number WGRH1125

This work is in very good condition overall. There are tonal and textural shifts due to the artist's working method. There is scattered studio splash and stray media throughout the composition. There are scattered footprints, indentations and scuffs to the canvas, inherent to the artist's working method. Framed without glazing.

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Private Collection, US (acquired directly from the artist)

Woodward Gallery, NYC

An American-Canadian graffiti artist, Richard Hambleton initially attracted public attention by painting faux crime-scene outlines of bodies on pavements. In the early 1980s, Hambleton painted buildings in the Lower East Side of New York City alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring, during which time the artist also began to portray iterations of his highly recognized Shadowman figures onto found objects and canvases. According to the artist, “they could represent watchmen or danger or the shadows of a human body after a nuclear holocaust or even my own shadow”.