In the 1980s, Richard Hambleton painted hundreds of startling silhouettes on the walls of lower Manhattan.
2017 US feature Shadowman screens on documentary streaming platform iwonder from mid-May.
Before Banksy, there was Hambleton. In the 1980s, Richard Hambleton was the Shadowman, a spectre in the night who painted hundreds of startling silhouettes on the walls of lower Manhattan helping to spark the street art movement.
New to iwonder this May, Shadowman plunges the viewer into the chaotic life of a forgotten artist, from early fame as a painter and denizen of the Lower East Side, through to his struggles with heroin, to his surprising comeback as street art exploded to become one of the most popular and lucrative art movements in the world.
Friday May 15 on iwonder.