Here, we have a collaboration by two of the leading street artists that came out of New York. The dark figure, known as a shadowman, is a piece from Richard Hambleton, labeled as one of the first street artists ever. The collaboration is found in the face, drawn by Jean-Michel Basquiat, who was known for his Neo-expressionist style of painting, as well as for being arguably the first commercially-successful graffiti artist in the 80’s. His work is still setting records at auction to this day. It’s amazing to see a collaboration from these two greats on a street in NYC in the early 80's.
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