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Since Maddox Gallery launched three years ago, the gallery (or rather five galleries including the one in Gstaad, Switzerland) has garnered a reputation as one of the most cosmopolitan exhibition spaces in the UK. Hosted in Leake Street Arches, inside one of the world’s best known graffiti tunnels under Waterloo station, guests gathered to view the new Richard Hambleton Exhibition Opening.
Maddox Gallery together with art collector and long-time supporter Andy Valmorbida jointly presented this landmark and celebration of the iconic street artist’s work. Entitled, Shadowman, the new Richard Hambleton Exhibition is the first major exhibition of the artist’s work since his death in 2017.
Aptly so, the new Richard Hambleton Exhibition derives its name from the artist’s trademark black ‘shadowman’ silhouettes that started to appear on walls across lower Manhattan in the 80s. Richard Hambleton was the first artist to use the city as his canvas and as such had gained the nickname as the as the godfather of street art.
The Richard Hambleton Exhibition sees iconic photographs of the artist’s murals across the streets of New York, captured by photographer Hank O’Neal as well as some of his most influential works. Among many other familiar faces was the, very clearly, smitten Poppy Delevingne. The 32 year old model was seen sharing some sweet moments with hubby James Cook throughout the evening.
Other noticeable attendees included Frankie Herbert, Gala Gordon, Isaac Ferry, Rose McGowan, Jaimie Redknapp, Jay Rutland, Andy Valmorbida, Sophie Kennedy Clark, Sydney Lima, Pippa Bennett Warner, Lily and Rosie Fortescue, Martha Ward, Kelvin Bueno, Hayden Kays, Toby Regbo, Sascha Bailey, Stephen and Assia Webster, Marc Quinn, James Brown, Clym Evernden, Diego Bivero Volpe, Charlie Speed, Mark Jaques Burton, Lou Dalton, Kitty Joseph, Morgan Watkins, Tiger Lily Taylor, Tyrone Wood, Amanda Sheppard, Max Cocking, Hugo Heathcote, Miles Bugby and Alison Jackson.
Richard Hambleton: Shadowman opens to the public on Thursday 13th September for three days. 12 pm – 8 pm on Thursday and Friday, 11am-6pm Saturday.
The Richard Hambleton retrospective continues at Maddox Gallery from the 20th – 30th at Westbourne Grove and at their flagship gallery on Maddox Street in Mayfair.
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