Overview

Yield Gallery specialize in only dealing with Richard Hambleton original artworks. 

We have a fantastic range of captivating Richard Hambleton originals in stock ranging from Shadow Head portraits to Landscapes. We source our Richard Hambleton artwork directly from the largest Richard Hambleton inventory in the world , people that knew Richard personally and like us, care passionatly about his work and legacy.

Works
  • Richard Hambleton Beautiful Paintings 1995
    Richard Hambleton
    2 Beautiful Paintings , 1995
    Signed LR, dated LL, annotated center lower margin “_ _ _ _” in pencil
  • Richard Hambleton Gang of Four 2005
    Richard Hambleton
    Gang Of Four, 2005
    each signed in pencil, dated and numbered
  • Richard Hambleton Horse & Rider 2011
    Richard Hambleton
    Horse & Rider, 2011
    Signed on front
  • Richard Hambleton Green Landscape
    Richard Hambleton
    Landscape, 1998
  • Richard Hambleton Marlboro Dickhead
    Richard Hambleton
    Marlboro Dick Head , 2004
    Signed LR in black ballpoint pen “R Hambleton”
  • Yield Gallery Richard Hambleton NIGHTLIFE
    Richard Hambleton
    Nightlife, 1982-1985
    Signed, numbered and dated LR in pencil by the Artist stamped and numbered on verso of artwork and Artist’s own certificate
  • Richard Hambleton Shadow Head Portrait 2004 Red
    Richard Hambleton
    Shadow Head Portrait , 2004
    Signed and dated in pencil LR
  • Richard Hambleton Shadow Head Portrait 2003
    Richard Hambleton
    Shadow Head Portrait , 2003
    Signed and dated LR in pencil
  • Richard Hambleton Shadow Head Black & White 2016
    Richard Hambleton
    Shadow Head Portrait, 2016
    Signed Original
  • Yield Gallery Richard Hambleton Shadow Head Portrait 2003
    Richard Hambleton
    Shadow Head Portrait, 2003
    Signed and dated lower right in pencil with Artist’s blood on verso LR
  • Richard Hambleton Shadow Head Portrait 1984
    Richard Hambleton
    Shadow Head Portrait, 1984
    Signed mid left in pencil by the Artist
  • Richard Hambleton Shadow Head Portrait 2002
    Richard Hambleton
    Shadow Head Portrait, 2002
    Signed and dated LR in pencil and Signed and dated on verso in pen
  • Richard Hambleton Shadow Head Portrait 2006
    Richard Hambleton
    Shadow Head PortraIt, 2006
    Signed, dated and annotated “For Bonnie” center right in pencil
  • Yield Gallery Richard Hambleton
    Richard Hambleton
    Shadow Head Portrait, 2002
    Signed
  • Richard Hambleton Shadow Head Portrait 1992
    Richard Hambleton
    Shadow Head Portrait, 1992
    unsigned
  • Richard Hambleton Shadow Head Portrait 1992
    Richard Hambleton
    Shadow Head Portrait, 1992
    Unsigned
  • Yield Gallery Richard Hambleton Shadow Head Portrait 1992
    Richard Hambleton
    Shadow Head Portrait, 1992
    unsigned
  • Yield Gallery Richard Hambleton
    Richard Hambleton
    Shadow Head Portrait, 2004
    Signed and dated LR
  • Richard Hambleton Shadow Head Portrait 1994 Artist Proof
    Richard Hambleton
    Shadow Head Portrait Artists Proof, 1994
    Signed and dated lower right in pen by the Artist, with marking ‘AP’
  • Yield Gallery Richard Hambleton
    Richard Hambleton
    Standing Shadow (Red), 2010
    Signed & dated centre & vertically, Signed & dated verso centre
Biography

“I painted the town black."

– RICHARD HAMBLETON


 

Richard Hambleton was an American-Canadian graffiti artist best known for his recurring motif of a black-silhouetted figure known as the Shadowman. Along with his contemporaries Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat, Hambleton painted directly on the streets of New York and achieved success during the art boom of the 1980s. “I painted the town black,” he once said. “They could represent watchmen or danger or the shadows of a human body after a nuclear holocaust or even my own shadow.”Born on June 23, 1952 in Vancouver, Canada, he studied at the Vancouver School of Art before beginning his Image Mass Murder series in 1976. These works mimicked the look of chalk outlines used by police during crime scene investigations. Settling in New York in 1979, Hambleton transitioned from street art to producing paintings in his studio. He went on to participate in both the 1984 and 1988 Venice Biennale.Before Banksy there was a Shadowman ‘Richard Hambleton’, best known for his black –silhoutted figures known as the ShadowMen.Richard Hambleton was part of a street art movement in the 1980s that included Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring.


Much of what has been written on Richard Hambleton has focused on the artists early “public art”. As a conceptual artist, Richard Hambleton produced work using the urban canvas to evoke public reaction. Richard Hambleton was reported to be an elusive genius. The original pop Expressionist, Hambleton's unforgettable images have permeated our collective consciousness for over three decades.

Jean-Michel Basquiat passed away in August 1988, since his death his artworks monetary value increased massively with his most expensive piece selling at $110.5 million in 2017! Jean-Michel Basquiat became the most expensive American artist ever sold at auction when an azure-and-black untitled skull painting from 1982 was bought by the Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa for $110.5 million after a ten-minute bidding war at Sotheby’s Postwar and Contemporary Evening Sale. The one lot out of a total of 49 accounted for over a third of the sale’s $319.2 million haul.

Keith Haring passed away in February 1990, since his death his work followed in the same direction as his friend Basquiat.
Here are some of Keith Haring’s auction results over recent years…

  • ‘untitled 1988’ was sold at Sotheby’s New York in November 2014 for $3,077,000.

  • Self-Portrait ‘For Tony’, 1985, sold at Sotheby’s New York in 2016 for $4,512,500.

The 1982 Untitled holds the record for being the most expensive Keith Haring artwork sold in auction, with $6,537,500 courtesy of Sotheby’s New York in 2017.

Richard Hambleton was the only member of this street art movement that was still alive which is why his artwork wasn’t appreciated by investors and only enjoyed by collectors. Since Richard Hambleton’s death in 2017 his artwork is being heavily sought after by investors. Richard Hambleton’s artwork has increased in value at a significantly faster rate than Basquiat’s or Haring’s. Art collectors and investors around the world believe Hambleton’s works will surpass the likes of Basquiat & Haring.

Richard Hambleton has had many exhibitions, both solo and group. His work can be found in the permanent collections of the Check Point Charlie Museum, The Zellermeyer in Berlin, The Andy Warhol Museum, Austin Museum of Art, Milwaukee Art Museum, New Museum of Contemporary Art, Brooklyn Museum, The Queens Museum and Harvard University. Hambleton has twice been chosen for the Venice Biennale.

Richard Hambleton has been featured in Art Forum, Art in America, The International Herald Tribune, The New York Times, Architectural Digest, LIFE magazine.

For more information on Richard Hambleton or if you would like to book an appointment at our London studio please contact one of our Yield Gallery advisors.

 

Richard Hambleton sadly died on October 29, 2017 in New York, NY.

Today, Hambleton’s works are held in the collections of the Brooklyn Museum,
the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, and The Museum of Modern Art in New York, among others.

 

 

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