Posted on July 23, 2018

Starting from September 13th 2018, the Leake Street Arches in London will be hosting a new major exhibition of long celebrated, street artist Richard Hambleton: Shadowman.

Born in Canada (1952), Hambleton permanently moved to the lower east side in 1979. Shortly after, during the early 80s (alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring) Richard Hambleton was at the leading edge of the New York street art movement. He soon became the first street artist to gain commercial attention, and to make the city his canvas, with his notorious black-silhouette outline known as his ‘Shadowman’.

This September 13-15, Leake Street Arches, located underneath Waterloo Station, will be displaying over 60 original pieces (both works and photographs), many of which have been rarely, or never, seen before. Shadowman will feature Richard Hambleton’s most influential ‘shadow’ works, which include canvas paintings of his ‘Shadowman’, selected ‘Marlboro’ rodeo-horse shadows, as well as landscapes and seascapes of the colorful ‘Beautiful Paintings’ series.

Shadowman is the first major exhibition to be held after the artist’s death, that took place in October 2017. Hambleton enthusiast and art collector Andy Valmorbida is honored to present and celebrate such talent, together with the Maddox Gallery.

Don’t miss out on this amazing chance to admire the work of street art godfather and pioneer, Richard Hambleton!

Click here to find out more about the artist.

Photography by Hank O'Neal