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The “Richard Hambleton: A Retrospective” is a new exhibition featuring the legendary graffiti artist’s works. For those of you bastards who don’t know, Richard Hambleton has been called the godfather of street art (grabbed that from his Wiki). As with all famous artists in history, beautiful women flock to them, so naturally, the opening party of this exhibition at the Phillips de Pury gallery in NYC (450 West 15th St.) was packed with supermodels galore. And on that note, as I’ve stated on numerous previous occasions, when everything fails in life, I’m becoming an artist! Following some initial hardships, the lifestyle offers a great schedule, pricing power, a cadre of good-looking colleagues and an opportunity to live and work in a great environment! What else could you possibly as for in life?!?
Sampling of Richard Hambleton’s works (credit: Smoke Signals Mag):
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Here’s more juice about the event:
This exhibition will be the final installment of an international series curated by Roitfeld and Valmorbida in collaboration with Giorgio Armani, which has included solo shows in New York, Milan, Cannes, Moscow, and London. Richard Hambleton: A Retrospective will highlight 50 of Hambleton’s most influential works spanning from 1982 to the present, as well as twenty iconic images of the artist’s work chronicled by photographer Hank O’Neal. A new catalogue will accompany the exhibition, featuring an essay by Christian Viveros-Faune.
From his “Mass Murder” installations of the late 1970s, in which he secretly placed blood-splattered, chalkbody outlines throughout 15 cities, to his “Shadowman” series of the 1980s, where ominous, shadowy figures were painted in unexpected corners, alleys, and side streets, Richard Hambleton has permeated our collective consciousness with unforgettable images for over three decades. One of the only surviving members of a peer group that included Warhol, Basquiat, and Haring, Hambleton has been living a reclusive life in his Lower East Side studio for the past twenty years.
Despite a low public profile, Hambleton has continued to create and his works can be found in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Brooklyn Museum, The Houston Museum of Fine Art, The Check Point Charlie Museum and The Zellermeyer in Berlin, the Andy Warhol Museum, the Austin Museum of Art, the Milwaukee Art Museum, the New Museum of Contemporary Art, the Queens Museum, and Harvard University. He was chosen for the Venice Biennale in 1984. [Source]
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And, the coolest regrettable tat we saw all night was this…
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