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Richard Hambleton (Canadian, b. 1952–2017)

Richard Hambleton was a contemporary American-Canadian graffiti artist, Often referred to as the “godfather of street art.” 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. Born in June of 1954 in Vancouver, Canada, he was best known for his Image Mass Murder series, wherein he painted chalk outlines around volunteer “victims” splashed red paint, thereby leaving fictional and violent crime scenes behind in over 15 cities. As time passed, Hambleton gradually transitioned to work in the studio, producing a body of work he titled the Beautiful Paintings. “I’ve been doing public art for a long time, and studio work, and there’s a relationship between the two of them,” he remarked of the shift in his practice. A reclusive artist, Hambleton lived and worked in New York City’s Lower East Side until his death on October 29, 2017.

A LOOK BACK AT 'LEGENDARY MOMENTS'

A LOOK BACK AT 'LEGENDARY MOMENTS'

August was a lively month at D’Stassi Art! The London flagship gallery opened its doors to D’Stassi’s first ever photography exhibition featuring works by Bob Gruen and Leee Black Childers....
D'STASSI ART TO ADD SECOND DATE TO BOB GRUEN + LEEE BLACK CHILDERS EXHIBITION

D'STASSI ART TO ADD SECOND DATE TO BOB GRUEN + LEEE BLACK CHILDERS EXHIBITION

After the launch party and the chaos has all settled down D'Stassi Art, Stephen Colegrave, Bob Gruen and special Guest Smutty Smith would like to invite you to an open...
A LOOK BACK AT 'SUPERSONIC JELLY BABIES'

A LOOK BACK AT 'SUPERSONIC JELLY BABIES'

April was an exciting month at D’Stassi Art!  The London flagship gallery unveiled the newly renovated space perfectly in line with the new exhibition from David King Reuben.  Slick floors...