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Who is Adam Himebauch?

A new documentary tells his story.

“Where were you when you first discovered the work of Adam Himebauch?”, asked Frank, a man working at Leisure Center, a fictional thrift shop in New York’s Lower East Side. For Frank, it was in a dentist waiting room where he saw a reproduction of one of Himebauch’s early prints. Despite being in extreme pain, Frank remembered feeling “overwhelmed by a sense of discovery and excitement.” For many of you, your first time discovering Himebauch will likely be this article.

Adam Himebauch, aka Adam Lucas, aka Hanksy, is a man of many personas. Part street art troll, part visionary, Himebauch has floated from one alias to the next, always carrying a sense of humor and genuine fascination in the people who he aims to replicate and the art that, according to him, can be found in virtually anything. Within each, Himebauch comments on a number of prevalent themes today — from power dynamics and identity, ownership and presence, to assumptions, expectations, along with time and the reclaiming of space.

In anticipation of an upcoming “book” with TASCHEN and a remote exhibition at “The NYC Museum of Contemporary Art” this November, there is a new documentary titled BEFORE & BACK: Adam Himebauch — showcasing the artist’s backstory from the man himself and those who know him best.

Watch the doc in its entirety above.

Elsewhere, Robert LeBlanc and Yudo Kurita release issue two of COMFORT Magazine.

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