Richard Hambleton

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  • Seascape Original Guerra Pigment Painting by Richard Hambleton Seascape Original Guerra Pigment Painting by Richard Hambleton

    Richard Hambleton Seascape Original Guerra Pigment Painting by Richard Hambleton

    Purchase Seascape Original Guerra Pigment Painting by Richard Hambleton One of a Kind Artwork on Fine Art Paper by Street Art Pop Artist. 2002 Signed & Dated Guerra Pigment & Paint Framed Painting Original Artwork Size Framed 33.5x28 with COA & Letter From Robert Murphy A stunning piece by Richard Hambleton, titled "Seascape," beautifully illustrates the artist's remarkable ability to fuse simplicity with intricate complexity. Crafted in 2002 and duly signed and dated by Hambleton himself, this artwork stands as a testament to his distinctive style and his mastery of the seascape genre. The work is rendered in striking aluminum art guerra pigment and the artist's signature black art guerra paint, meticulously applied to high-quality fine art paper. The physical dimensions of the framed piece are 28" x 33.5", presenting an immersive and captivating window into Hambleton's artistic vision. As one takes in the work, it becomes evident that Hambleton's seascape shares a spiritual kinship with the works of J.M.W. Turner, renowned for his evocative seascapes. In Hambleton's "Seascape," one can discern echoes of Turner's knack for capturing the ineffable essence of the sea and sky. The frame itself enhances the visual impact of the piece. A paragon of museum-quality framing, it protects and accentuates the artwork, ensuring it remains a vibrant and compelling focal point. Indeed, the careful choice of framing suggests a deep understanding and appreciation of Hambleton's aesthetic. This exquisite piece of art holds a unique provenance. It comes from the collection of Robert Murphy, a longtime friend and patron of Richard Hambleton. Murphy's relationship with the artist was so significant that he was featured in the film about Hambleton's life and work, aptly titled "Shadowman." Adding further weight to its authenticity, the artwork is accompanied by a hand-written Certificate of Authenticity (COA) from Robert Murphy. As a bonus, a second COA from Dirtypilot is also included, providing an additional layer of verification for this unique work. "Seascape" by Richard Hambleton is more than just a piece of art. It is a part of the artist's legacy, a mesmerizing intersection of simplicity and complexity that continues to captivate and inspire art enthusiasts worldwide. In contemporary art, few artists have managed to create a stir with their unique approach and unmatched skill, like Richard Hambleton. Known for his distinct style that bridges the realms of street art and pop art, Hambleton has become a name synonymous with innovation and mastery. One of his most iconic pieces, "Seascape," crafted in 2002, is a fine example of his prowess. This particular artwork is not just a painting but a representation of Hambleton's vision, one that deftly combines the seemingly simple with the profoundly intricate. Upon gazing at "Seascape," one is immediately struck by its sheer beauty and depth. Hambleton's use of the aluminum art guerra pigment coupled with his signature black art guerra paint brings forth an image that is both hauntingly beautiful and deeply evocative. The meticulous application of these mediums on fine art paper lends the artwork a texture and richness that is hard to replicate. Every brush stroke and every nuance of color speaks volumes of Hambleton's dedication to his craft. Measuring 28" x 33.5", this framed masterpiece offers viewers an intimate yet expansive perspective into the world of seascapes. Drawing parallels with the illustrious J.M.W. Turner is almost inevitable when admiring this piece. Turner, renowned for his captivating seascapes, captured the raw energy and moods of the sea, sky, and the elements. Hambleton's work resonates with a similar spirit. While distinctly his own, "Seascape" seems to channel the atmospheric grandeur characteristic of Turner's creations. There's an undeniable aura that surrounds this piece, a vibe that's both timeless and contemporary. An aspect of this artwork that cannot be overlooked is its frame. Far from being a mere boundary, the frame serves as a continuation of Hambleton's vision. Its museum-quality craftsmanship not only protects the artwork but amplifies its aesthetic appeal. One can't help but admire the thought and precision of choosing such a frame, revealing an intimate understanding of Hambleton's artistic sensibilities. Diving deeper into the history of this painting, its provenance adds another layer of intrigue. This masterpiece once graced the collection of Robert Murphy, a significant figure in Hambleton's life. Their camaraderie was profound, with Murphy even featured in "Shadowman," a film dedicated to Hambleton's life and journey. Such a connection elevates the artwork's importance manifold. Validating its authenticity are two Certificates of Authenticity – one penned by Murphy and another from Dirtypilot, ensuring that this piece is not just unique but also genuine. To label "Seascape" as a piece of art would be an understatement. It encapsulates Richard Hambleton's legacy, his unparalleled vision, and his unyielding passion for art. This painting, with its harmonious blend of simplicity and intricacy, stands as a beacon for art lovers, beckoning them to delve into the depths of Hambleton's genius. For those who appreciate art that moves, challenges, and inspires, "Seascape" is a testament to what true artistry can achieve.


Richard Hambleton
Richard Hambleton, a figure of intrigue and fascination, was one of the most influential graffiti artists in the history of pop, street, and graffiti art. Born in 1952 in Vancouver, Canada, Hambleton initially gained notoriety in the late 1970s and early 1980s with his chilling "Shadowman" series. These enigmatic, life-sized silhouettes were splashed across the buildings of New York City, startling unsuspecting passers-by and leaving an indelible mark on the city's visual landscape. Often positioned as if they were on the move, these shadowy figures embodied the anxiety, excitement, and unpredictability of life in the city during that time. Hambleton's work, however, was more than a mere street spectacle. It was a commentary on the human condition, the complexities of urban life, and the ephemerality of existence. His art was also part of a wider cultural phenomenon, often referred to as the "golden era of graffiti," that included artists such as Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring. Despite the popularity and widespread recognition of his work, Hambleton deliberately distanced himself from the mainstream art world, choosing to remain an enigmatic figure, thus adding to his allure. Another significant contribution from Hambleton to the world of street art was his "Image Mass Murder" series. This series, seen as a precursor to his "Shadowman" works, depicted chalk-outlined figures suggestive of crime scenes, complete with splashings of red paint symbolizing blood. The visceral impact of these works lay not only in their unsettling content but also in their unexpected and intrusive placement in public spaces. This artistic intervention transformed the urban landscape into a canvas, bringing art directly to the people and challenging traditional notions of where art belongs and how it should be experienced. By the late 1980s, despite his growing popularity, Hambleton began to retreat from the public eye, struggling with drug addiction and homelessness. However, he never stopped creating. His later works, like the "Beautiful Paintings" series, were less overtly political but retained his signature grit and dynamism. These paintings, with their vibrant colors and abstract forms, were a stark departure from his earlier monochromatic works but demonstrated his continued commitment to pushing artistic boundaries. When Richard Hambleton passed away in 2017, he left behind a complex legacy. As a pioneer of graffiti art, he played a crucial role in the evolution of street art from a subversive act of resistance to a recognized and respected form of artistic expression. Despite the challenges he faced, Hambleton remained dedicated to his craft, imbuing the urban landscape with mystery, beauty, and a touch of darkness. His work continues to inspire new generations of artists and reminds us of the transformative power of art in our everyday lives.
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