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Artist Richard A. Hambleton was a pop expressionist in the mold of contemporaries Jean Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring. Hambleton specialized in urban public art, sometimes bordering on performance art and targeted social or political issues. Artist Richard A. Hambleton gained notoriety in the 1970s with his controversial Image Mass Murder public art, which was chalk outlines tinged with red paint on urban streets representing murder victims.

The signature style of Richard A. Hambleton paintings is the Shadow Man, an expressionistic representation of the human male painted in black, suggesting anonymity and a vague dystopia. Hambleton gained attention painting these life-size images on urban walls and alleys, evoking startled reactions from pedestrians and drivers. Some of Richard A. Hambleton's artwork for sale includes this personification for his notable Marlboro Man reimage of the iconic cigarette advertisement. Collectors can find modern acrylic paintings for sale on Invaluable and online.
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