Tuesday, December 12, 2017

In Oct. 2017 Richard Hambleton Died at age 65, Days Before his MoMA Show and Shadowman Film Opened

Editor's note: 
Here is our retrospective of Richard Hambleton's work, we published back in 2014.

Hambleton's Art on the Berlin Wall.

Hambleton's "Marlboro Man"

Hambleton's "Shadow Man"


Richard Hambleton

NYC, in the late 1970s and early 1980s, was the canvas for a street artist named Richard Hambleton. Long before "graffiti" was considered as "art", long before graffiti art stars like Banksy came on the scene and long before organized art tours were created to see the graffiti of New York City, artist Richard Hambleton painted black figures, in bold brushstrokes, on many of the walls and back alleys of Manhattan.

The artist calls his life-sized paintings “Shadow Men”. One art researcher said, "His art was originally inspired by the shadows of victims vaporized in the atomic blast at Hiroshima, Japan, implying: in the end, all that is left of us are our shadows, or what we project onto this world."

Richard's start came as a part of a famous trio of artists who worked together and regularly gathered to discuss their latest street artworks - even collaborating at times. The other two artists in this fabled group were the legendary Keith Haring and Jean Michel Basquiat. 

These works of street art are now long gone, but these three artists were the first to interest and engaged the art world in "Street Art" during the 1980s. Although Richard Hambleton has been given the unofficial title "Godfather of Street Artists", he is the "Shadow Man" of this collective. Now is the time to place Richard Hambleton's contribution and influence into the art world's bright spotlight!

Hambleton (above), Basquiat & Haring
worked closely inventing 1980's Street Art
Street Artist Jean Michel Basquiat

Street Artist Keith Haring

Hambleton - A Version of Shadow Man

Hambleton - A Version of Shadow Man

Hambleton - A Version of Marlboro Man

Hambleton - A Version of Shadow Man

Hambleton - A Version of Shadow Man

Hambleton - A Version of Shadow Man

 A Colaboration of Shadow Man by Hambleton & Basquiat

Hambleton - A Version of Shadow Man
Richard Hambleton Video  (1)

Richard Hambleton Video  (2)

Hambleton - A Version of Shadow Man

Hambleton - A Version of Shadow Man

Hambleton - A Version of Shadow Man

Hambleton - A Version of Shadow Man

Hambleton - A Version of Shadow Man

Hambleton - A Version of Shadow Man

Hambleton's Gallery Show at Woodward Gallery, NYC
Hambleton - A Version of Shadow Men

Hambleton - A Version of Shadow Man
Richard Hambleton's art on the Berlin Wall

Richard Hambleton's art on gallery walls. 

Richard Hambleton Video (3)

Richard Hambleton (born June, 1954) is an artist-painter currently living and working in the Lower East Side of New York City. Richard Hambleton is the surviving member of a group who, together with Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat, had great success coming out of the New York City art scene during the booming art market of the 1980s. Much of Hambleton’s work is compared to graffiti art, however, Hambleton considers his work to be “public art”.

(Sources: The Museum of the City if New York, Phillips de Pury & Company, Woodward Gallery, NYC, CNN & YouTube)


Moist Turkey Meatballs 

in a Rich Tomato Sauce


1/3 LOAF of Sara Lee 45 calories Healthy Multi-Grain bread cut into cubes (8 slices of a 1 lb 4 oz loaf), crust left on.
1 cup whole milk
1 pound ground turkey 
2 large eggs
2 tbs dried chives 
5 Grinds of salt
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 teaspoon dried summer savory seasoning
3 tablespoons butter 
2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 cup white wine
1 bottle (24 oz) of tomato sauce (Classico Spicy red Pepper Pasta Sauce)
1 tsp of Pickapepper sauce

Preheat oven to 350°F. 
Combine bread pieces and whole milk in medium bowl, pressing on bread to submerge; let stand until milk is absorbed, about 10 minutes. Squeeze out most of milk from bread; discard milk. Place bread in large bowl. 
Add ground turkey, 2 eggs, 2 tbs chopped chives, 1 tbs dried basil, 5 grinds of salt, 1/2 tsp black pepper,  3 shakes of red Tabasco sauce, 2 tsp steak seasoning, 2 shakes of Southwestern Seasoning and 1 tbs dried summer savory seasoning.
Mix well with clean hands. 
Transfer meat mixture to blender and process until well blended - mixture will become a paste.
Drop large spoonfuls of the loose mixture into mounds (meatballs) into small muffin pan cups or onto a cookie sheet. 
Bake meatballs 10 minutes. Set meatballs aside.
Melt 2 tbs butter with 2 tbs olive oil in heavy large skillet over medium-high heat. Working in batches, add meatballs to skillet and saut√© until brown on all sides, about 1.5 minutes per side. 
On med-high heat, whisk 1/2 cup of white wine, tomato sauce, 1 teaspoon of Pickapepper sauce, and a knob of butter into the skillet - bring to boil. 
Add the meatballs into the sauce and continue boiling (stirring frequently) for 5 minutes. 

Reduce heat to medium and simmer uncovered for 15 minutes, sauce will  thicken (stirring frequently). 

Transfer meatballs to a serving bowl and sprinkle lightly with dried parsley flakes.

Makes 24 meatballs.
(Source: Original Recipe, Atkinson Family Cookbook)

Until later, 

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