Tag: Richard Hambleton

 

“Silence = Death”: The Political Art of Keith Haring

Silence = Death by Keith Harring | Art-Pie

Keith Haring was a street artist at the heart of the urban art movement in 1980s New York. He was also a gay man diagnosed with AIDS. Partly as a result of living with these stigmas, his work often bears a strong element of political and social critique. He was one third of a trio of New York street artists at the helm of the growing movement. He, Richard Hambleton and Jean-Michel Basquiat regularly met to discuss each other’s work, and sometimes collaborated. He first began... Read More

Something Lurking: The Shadowmen of Richard Hambleton

'Shadowmen' by Richard Hamilton | Art-Pie

Richard Hambleton has been called the godfather of street art. He began producing what he called ‘public art’ in New York City in the 1970s. He’s known for the black figures he first painted on the buildings of New York’s Lower East Side, which he called Shadowmen. The Shadowmen arrived in the early 1980s, and shocked many a denizen of that city who walked the streets at night. In 1981 and 1982 he populated the Lower East Side with these unnerving figures. A... Read More

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