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Canadian Street Artist Richard Hambleton (1952-2017) is frequently referred to as the ‘Godfather of Street Art’ and is most known for his repetitive motif of a black silhouetted figure known as “The Shadowman”. Born in 1952 in Vancouver, Hambleton, later known as ‘The Shadowman’, studied at the Emily Carr School of Art in Vancouver before beginning his “Image Mass Murder” Series under the pseudonym ‘Mr. Ree’. This series consisted of fake police chalk outlines on sidewalks splashed with blood-red paint to imitate a crime scene. After moving to New York in 1979, Hambleton became part of the downtown NYC art scene with his peers Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat among others, at Club 57, a bar on St Marks Place in the East Village where they began forming the Street Art Landscape.