Richard Hambleton and His Contemporaries: Al Diaz, Ken Hiratsuka, Scot Borofsky, an exploration of the unsanctioned street art movement in New York City in the 1980s — through four of its most significant visionaries — continues through Friday, July 30, at Ideal Glass Studios.
The image featured above, Jumper, was fashioned in 1995 by the late Canadian artist Richard Hambleton, referred to by many as the “Godfather of street art.” Hambleton’s mysterious, mesmerizing silhouetted figures, variations of his iconic “Shadowman,” made their way into hundreds of alleyways and buildings throughout NYC after he had moved to Manhattan’s Lower East Side. Several more images on exhibit in Richard Hambleton and His Contemporaries follow:
Also by Richard Hambleton, “Untitled 1,” 1994, Acrylic on canvas, 70.5 x 62.5 inches
NYC native Al Diaz — prolific text-oriented street artist who had collaborated with Jean Michel Basquiat on SAMO© and maintains an active presence on the streets today — “Forgotten Names,” 2019-20, Mixed media on canvas, 30 x 40 inches
Also by Al Diaz, “Ghost Painting,” 2021, Mixed media on canvas, 21 x 30 inches
Japanese sculptor Ken Hiratsuka — who worked with hammer and chisel to create intricate designs underfoot — “Islands,” 2021, Bluestone, 23.5 x 18 x 3 inches
Also by Ken Hiratsuka, “All Night,” 2010, Black granite, 38 x 26 x 1.5 inches
Vermont native Scot Borofsky — known for his site-specific works referencing ancient art from various cultures — (from left to right) “Farmer’s Daughter,” 1986, Krylon spray paint on linen, 60 x 42 inches; “Yellow Angel,” 1986, Krylon spray paint on linen, 60 x 42 inches; “Meditating Figure,” 1989, Krylon spray paint on linen, 72 x 72 inches
The exhibition can be viewed daily through Friday, July 30m from 2-6pm at Ideal Glass Studios. located at 9 West 8th Street in Greenwich Village. For viewings all other times, you can contact Salomon Arts Gallery at (212) 966-1997 to book an appointment.
Special thanks to Ana Candelaria, who attended the press reception earlier this week and photographed select works to share with us