Franc Palaia│Richard Hambleton's Sidekick Shadowman, 1983
Photo by Franc Palaia
Screen print on a paper Rives Tradition, natural white, 250gr/m2
70 x 50 cm
Edition of 50
During the early 1980s, the American photographer and artist Franc Palaia used to document Richard Hambleton's work in the streets of Manhattan. In 1982, he published a first book in a very limited edition, which is today also part of the MOMA museum collection. In 2011, he has reprint a new version of his book, including also photos of Hambleton's Shadowmen in the Netherlands and in Italy.
Richard Hambleton's Shadowmen used to be quickly vandalized, but Franc Palaia's photos were often shot only a few hours after their appearance. This is why these images, like the Sidekick Shadowman from 1983, offer today the more rough and authentic documentation of Hambleton's interventions.
This print is produced by Le Grand Jeu and printed by Terrain Vague from an original photo of Franc Palaia.
All the prints are signed by the Franc Palaia and come with a certificate of authenticity.