Art by Richard Hambleton, courtesy of Giorgio Armani. Video courtesy of Giorgio Armani
Richard Hambleton-The Godfather Of Street Art curated by Vladimir Restoin Roitfeld and Andy Valmorbida in Collaboration with Giorgio Armani.
November 19th to December 3rd, 2010.
The Dairy, 7 Wakefield Street, London WC1
The Dairy in London, will be home to an exhibition of the work of elusive artist, Richard Hambleton. The renowned artist is known for his iconic work, which rose to fame in the 1980′s with the likes of Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat. He is the last living member of the East Village Art Movement. The artist used the streets of London, New York, Berlin, Japan and San Francisco as his canvas, on which he created transfixing imagery.
The exhibition was curated by Vladimir Restoin Roitfeld and Andy Valmorbida in Collaboration with renowned fashion designer, Giorgio Armani. It was first shown in New York, Milan and then France. Entitled ‘Richard Hambleton-The Godfather Of Street Art’, the show which delves into street art of Hambleton, will now be open to the public in London.
Restoin Roitfeld and Valmorbida collaborated with Giorgio Armani on this important exhibition. The fashion designer is a Hambleton enthusiast and is quoted as saying: “I have long been a fan of Richard Hambleton. Richard’s work is of the streets, and for me stands as a reminder that art in all its forms is first and foremost driven by individual passion and creativity.”
During the exhibition, 30 works (including 25 never before seen works) will be up for sale to the public.
About Hambleton and the exhibition, curators Vladimir Restoin Roitfeld and Andy Valmorbida are quoted as saying: “Richard Hambleton’s brush stroke as an artist is genius and is in a league of its own. Most significantly, he is the most important and influential living street artist in the world today, with a story and career that is unparalleled. It is also a privilege for us to collaborate again with Giorgio Armani and we’re pleased to present it in such a prestigious space.”
Information on the exhibition as seen in the above video.
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