Richard Hambleton, born in Vancouver, Canada moved to New York in the late 1970s. Along with Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat, Hambleton established himself as one of the top artists working in New York City in the 1980s. Hambleton considered his work to be public art where the city itself served as both canvas and subject matter. He was included in the Venice Biennale in 1984 and 1988. In 2009, a major exhibition, “Richard Hambleton – New York” opened in collaboration with Armani in London. The exhibition toured to multiple venues including the Moscow Museum of Modern Art. Recently, Hambleton was featured in the exhibition, Club 57: Film, Performance, and Art in the East Village, 1978–1983, at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. A feature length documentary about Richard Hambleton’s life and work premiered last year at the Tribeca Film Festival, titled “Shadowman”, before being bought and distributed worldwide by Amazon.