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Franc Palaia's "Nightlife" 

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Richard Hambleton’s shadow paintings come to life through Franc Palaia’s haunting photographs in Nightlife, Palaia's new book on street art. With razor-sharp precision, Palaia captures Hambleton’s clandestinely accomplished artwork, which appears to melt off the walls of New York City in a molten explosion of flat black and stark white figures. From 1981 to 1985, Hambleton roamed the streets at night dressed in a long black trench coat, hiding both paint can and brush to strike at carefully calculated spots that would deliver maximum impact to unsuspecting pedestrians, arguably carving out the frontier of street art during the post Punk and New Wave years in the Soho and Tribeca neighborhoods. Barnes & Noble’s Local Author Day hosts Palaia for a book signing of Nightlife in Poughkeepsie, where he will talk about his work with Hambleton. Saturday, October 22, 2pm at Barnes & Noble in Poughkeepsie. (845) 485-2224; www.barnesandnoble.com.

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