GIORGIO ARMANI’s artist of choice, Richard Hambleton, will display his latest work in a new exhibition, held in London’s Dairy Studios. Curated by Vladimir Restoin Roitfeld and sponsored by Mr Armani himself, the collection has previously shown in Cannes, New York and Milan.

“I have long been a fan of Richard Hambleton. Richard’s work is of the streets, and for me stands as a reminder that art in all its forms is first and foremost driven by individual passion and creativity,” Mr Armani tells us.

Inspired by urban settings, Hambleton is known as the Godfather of Street Art and is renowned for influencing artists such as Banksy and Paris-based Blek le Rat. His earlier works can be seen at the MoMA and the Andy Warhol Museum in New York.

“Richard Hambleton’s brush stroke as an artist is genius and is in a league of its own. Most significantly, he is the most important and influential living street artist in the world today, with a story and career that is unparalleled,” says Vladimir Restoin Roitfeld. “It is also a privilege for us to collaborate again with Giorgio Armani and we’re pleased to present it in such a prestigious space.”

The Richard Hambleton exhibition is open from November 19 – December 3 at The Dairy, 7 Wakefield Streeet, London, WC1.

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