"FRANC PALAIA is a multi media artist living and working in Rhinebeck NY. and New Jersey
I work in several media which include, photography, murals,
SHADOWMAN, a new documentary film by Oren Jacoby. The 90 feature film follows the pioneer street
artist, Richard Hambleton from his early days from when he first arrived in NYC from Vanvouver Canada.
He began painting black shadow figures all over Soho, Tribeca and the East Village during the cover of
darkness. He painted hundreds of them and they scared the daylights out of passersby. Franc Palaia, of
Rhinebeck, was the first person to photograph this important street art series and has 30 of his shadow
photographs in the Shadowman film. Shadowman was screened at he Tribeca Film Festival last year to
rave reviews. My book, NightLife, the Shadow Paintings of Richard Hambleton, chronicles over 75 of
these shadow paintings. Signed copies of the full color book are available for $25.plus shipping. Contact
Franc at Francpalaia1@gmail.com for more information about the book and film screenings of
Shadowman in the Hudson Valley. The director Oren Jacoby and Franc Palaia will be at the screenings to
introduce the film.
I have several large Shadowman photos included in a group memorial show on Richrd Hambleton at ACA
GALLERIES - 529 W. 20 st, Chelsea, NY until Sept 2018. for more info contact me at 845-516-4758. These
photos are from my book on Hambleton's shadow painting he did in NYC and Europe. The book is NightLife.
available from the artist- $25. signed and tax included.