Choosing the doorways of shooting galleries and the shells of abandoned tenements as his canvas, Hambleton labored in the dead of night, slapping paint up quickly in the shifting glow of homeless trash fires, to create what Istvan Kantor, in his new bio-novel, Hero in Art: The Vanished Traces of Richard Hambleton, describes as . . . an elaborate, permanently transmuting labyrinth.
In You are Beautiful and You are Alone, Jennifer Otter Bickerdike sets as her subject the untangling of the puzzle that is Nico.