March 7, 06:40 PM GMT
30,000 - 50,000 USD
1952 - 2017
signed, titled and dated 99 on the reverse
acrylic on aluminum stop sign
30 by 30 in. (76.2 by 76.2 cm.)
Private Collection, California (acquired directly from the artist circa 2000)
Hambleton entered the New York City art scene in the 1980s alongside other street and graffiti artists such as Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat. Orchard St. belongs to his “Shadowman” paintings, which he began in the early 1980s. True to their name, these works represent a silhouetted image of some mysterious figure. Hambleton would also splash and brush with black paint his “shadow figures” on hundreds of buildings across New York City, eventually expanding the scope of his project to cities including Paris, London and Rome. This work takes its title from a stop sign on which he painted in the Lower East Side, where the artist lived and worked.