RICHARD HAMBLETON

Battle Scene Painting

  • medium Acrylic and plastic figurines on canvas
  • edition 1
  • size 40.00w x 96.00h in
  • created 1983
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Notes

COA: This work comes with a certificate of Authenticity from West Chelsea Contemporary.
Exhibition History: New York, Piezo Electric Gallery, Richard Hambleton, September 1983
Press:(People Magazine, June 1984). Deft brushstrokes emerge from clouds of dark paint splatters, forming effortless figures captured in a moment of action. Painted on canvas rather than on the side of a building or under a bridge like the majority of the street artist’s early works, Battle Scene Painting is no less dramatic. Indeed, more than 1,000 people trudged through a Manhattan snowstorm in March of 1984, a year after the execution of Battle Scene Painting, to view Hambleton’s larger-than-life canvases, works on linen, and mirrored Plexiglas work at the Salvatore Ala Gallery.
Collection Note:
Deft brushstrokes emerge from clouds of dark paint splatters, forming effortless figures captured in a moment of action. Painted on canvas rather than on the side of a building or under a bridge like the majority of the street artist’s early works, Battle Scene Painting is no less dramatic.

Unique in it’s medium, Hambleton incorporates small plastic figurines of army men onto the surface of the piece which he then paints over, heightening the sense of tension in both subject matter and media.

Battle Scene Painting was exhibited the same year of its creation at a solo exhibition of the artist’s work at Piezo Electric Gallery in New York.