View FUTURA2000’s 419 artworks on artnet. He also toured extensively with The Clash during the Combat Rock tours, "performing" with them on stage by spray painting backdrops whilst the band performed. The sale in April set a new auction record for American street artist Kaws, whose 2005 painting, The Kaws Album, fetched US$14.8m. The artist has gone from painting subway cars to the runways of Comme des Garçons — after a hiatus, his two exhibitions are his first in his hometown in 30 years. I am filled with expectations for what is still to come from him. Futura's ... Christophe Deniau - 2016 Downtown Manhattan 78-82: De la no wave aux dancefloors Futura also designs his own clothing under the label Futura Laboratories with a store located in Fukuoka, Japan. Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and FUTURA 2000 helped define the graffiti movement and gained respect and recognition for street art from the traditionally pretentious art scene. Five street art terms to know, according to The Culture Story’s Ning Chong. See available paintings, prints and multiples, and works on paper for sale and learn about the artist. Mar 17, 2016 - Explore Steven Gonzalez's board "futura 2000" on Pinterest. Futura is a street artist born and raised in New York. This description—of Yellow-Red-Blue by Russian painter Wassily Kandinsky—could as well apply to the work of another pioneer of visual abstraction: Futura, street artist and creative collaborator extraordinaire. In the early 1980s he showed with Patti Astor at the Fun Gallery, along with Keith Haring, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Richard Hambleton and Kenny Scharf. Après des études à la School for Visual Arts afin d'y apprendre l'imprimerie, il va rapidement trouver son inspiration dans le métro de New York. CHARACTER Another form of signature or visual shorthand of the artist. 185669593X Page 14 Futura 2000 is a contemporary American graffiti artist. His career began in the 1970s under the moniker Futura 2000; in the decades since, his work has expanded from subway cars into fine art and commercial collaborations with brands from Nike to Supreme, Undercover, and Virgil Abloh. Image by urbanartcore.eu; licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0. Futura 2000, né Leonard McGurr, dit Lenny McGurr, en 19551 à Brooklyn, New York, est un « graffiti-artist » américain. [2][3][4], He started to paint illegally on New York City's subway in the early 1970s, working with other artists such as ALI. A new monograph published by Rizzoli brings together works from throughout Futura’s 40-year-long career, spanning paintings (some of which have never been published), drawings, photography and ephemera, which pay testament to his intimate relationship to – and immeasurable impact on – the art and wider culture of the street. Futura is a street artist born and raised in New York. Regardless, I am blown away every single day by Futura’s creative energy, which apparently only grows contrary to his age and seems single-mindedly to set its sights on the future. Edition of 3, each different and unique, signed and numbered by the artist. Years later James Lavelle resurrected Futura's career by getting him, alongside Ben Drury, to produce the artwork for several releases on Mo' Wax records; this also led to Futura producing the imagery which has largely defined Lavelle's Unkle project. Futura painted the stages' backdrops, as they played live in front of an intimidating amount of people. BMW isn’t stranger to tapping into the creative minds of pop and street artists — Andy Warhol, Jeff Koons, and Roy Lichtenstein count amongst them — but this time it is different. Futura 2000 - Pointman Orange, 2007 (Left) / Pointman Black, 2007 (Right), photo credits - Hang-Up Gallery The Authority in Graffiti, Art, and Design . Sophie Bramly, the photographer of the above image, recalls in an interview with The Guardian, “… they were good friends, and I asked them to stand back to back, as if in a western. Futura still finds himself being inspired … [8] Past galleries who have organized one man exhibitions include Fun Gallery, Tony Shafrazi Gallery, Philippe Briet Gallery, Galerie du Jour Agnès B., and Galerie Jérôme de Noirmont. In the early days of graffiti, Futura developed his distinctive style. Futura, the much-celebrated New York graffiti artist, is in town to launch Constellation, his first-ever solo show in South-east Asia. After a hiatus of about 20 or 30 years, he re-emerged as a multi-faceted talent, being tremendously active seemingly everywhere for the past ten years. Futura 2000’s BMW M2 Edition will finally be more approachable and accessible to the consumer. Born in New York in 1955, the American graffiti artist Futura began illegally painting the subway trains of his hometown, only fifteen years later, in the early seventies. His 2012 exhibition Future-Shock was curated by Nemo Librizzi and shown by Andy Valmorbida in New York City. While the primary focus, during the 1980s, of the majority of graffiti artists was lettering, Futura pioneered abstract street art, which has since become more popular. It’s not an overstatement to say that Futura is a titan of contemporary art. The result is the BMW M2 Edition designed by Futura 2000, a pioneering visionary in the street art movement, and practically the fifth member of … Futura painted backdrops live on-stage for British punk rock band The Clash's 1981 European tour. In 2017, Futura designed a collection of t-shirts with Uniqlo. All 33 artworks and collectibles, which included those by street artists Futura and Stash, were sold above their estimates, for a total of US$28m. Among the very first graffiti artists to exhibited in contemporary galleries, his paintings were hung alongside works by the likes of Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat, among others. Since Futura had been a Ura-Harajuku fashion icon in Japan, especially in his association with NIGO, I thought he was someone in the fashion industry until just five or so years ago. His career began in the 1970s under the moniker Futura 2000; in the decades since, his work has expanded from subway cars into fine art and commercial collaborations with brands from Nike to Supreme, Undercover, and Virgil Abloh. Dec 15, 2015 - Futura formerly known as “Futura 2000″ is an American graffiti artist best known for his Abstract approach to Street Art. I was not at all aware of the staggering fact that he was a genuine artist, who had debuted around the same time as Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat. 256 pages ... is an archive of personal photography and ephemera that reveals how integral Futura has been to the evolution of street art and culture. Yet in fact he originated as a first-generation graffiti artist. Print fine art giclee on Turner Hannemulhe paper 308 gsm, hand finish by the artist. Known internationally for his legendary vision, American contemporary artist FUTURA 2000 has created three exclusive designs for the new ‘BMW M2 Competition’. Known for his notoriously abstract style and use of very fine, precise linework, Futura has worked with some of the world’s top brands, as well as producing… Fast forward a few decades, Futura has undertaken commissions from brands including A Bathing Ape, Stüssy and Supreme, in addition to Nike, Undercover and Virgil Abloh. Nel 1982 la sua mostra alla Fun Gallery, nel Lower East Side di NY, è stato un […] The legendary New York artist talks to CNA Luxury about his new Singapore-inspired solo show Constellation, relaunching Futura Laboratories, and why Agnes B and the 1980s rocked. While the primary focus, during the 1980s, of the majority of graffiti artists was lettering, Futura pioneered abstract street art, which has since become more popular. Avec un style tout d'abord classique et tourné vers le lettrage, sa technique va s'affirmer par la suite et évoluer vers un style proche de celui de l'abstraction lyrique, ... Futura; Fab 5 Freddy "Futura Talks With Fab 5 Freddy" Art In the Streets. I approached him with a proposal to present his work in my gallery in Japan, and though we have both been too busy so far actually to realise his solo exhibition as of yet, we have been exchanging our various thoughts and opinions all this time, together with his manager, Sky Gellatly. Exclusive: Takashi Murakami on Legendary Street Artist Futura. Futura is a street artist born and raised in New York. 1628730021 From 1974 to 1978, he served in the U.S. Navy and traveled all over the world. Being a legendary graffiti artist, Leonard Hilton McGurr aka Futura isn’t exactly known for being a stickler for rules. Here, in an exclusive excerpt from this book, fellow artist Takashi Murakami opens up about his relationship to this artistic legend. One of the most distinctive features of Futura's work is his abstract approach to graffiti. Apr 15, 2015 - Street artist Lenny McGur - Futura 2000 . All 33 artworks and collectibles, which included those by street artists Futura and Stash, were sold above their estimates, for a total of US$28m. Being a legendary graffiti artist, Leonard Hilton McGurr aka Futura isn’t exactly known for being a stickler for rules. Futura - The Artist's Monograph. It’s not an overstatement to say that Futura is a titan of contemporary art. While the primary focus, during the 1980s, of the majority of graffiti artists was lettering, Futura pioneered abstract street art, which has since become more popular. Futura 2000 is viewed as a living legend and now focuses his attention on being a gallery artist and graphic designer. Futura painted the stages' backdrops, as they played live in front of an intimidating amount of people. He lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. This description—of Yellow-Red-Blue by Russian painter Wassily Kandinsky—could as well apply to the work of another pioneer of visual abstraction: Futura, street artist and creative collaborator extraordinaire. His career began in the 1970s under the moniker Futura 2000; in the decades since, his work has expanded from subway cars into fine art and commercial collaborations with brands from Nike to Supreme, Undercover, and Virgil Abloh. He lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. Detroit-based contemporary and fine art gallery, Library Street Collective, is pleased to announce NEW HORIZONS, a solo exhibition by the legendary artist Futura … A two-piece canvas by one of the founding fathers of street art: Futura. 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Being a legendary graffiti artist, Leonard Hilton McGurr aka Futura isn’t exactly known for being a stickler for rules. Futura is a street artist born and raised in New York. Detroit-based contemporary and fine art gallery, Library Street Collective, is pleased to announce NEW HORIZONS, a solo exhibition by the legendary artist Futura … When the boom for Neo-Expressionism wound down, he temporarily withdrew from the art scene to raise his children. While he is primarily known as a graffiti artist, much of his work is as an illustrator and graphic designer of album covers, first becoming involved with The Clash; producing a sleeve for their "This Is Radio Clash" 7" single and handwriting the sleeve notes and lyrics sheet for their album Combat Rock (1982). graffiti street artist Futura from USA. His career began in the 1970s under the moniker Futura 2000; in the decades since, his work has expanded from subway cars into fine art and commercial collaborations with brands from Nike to Supreme, Undercover, and Virgil Abloh. Find an in-depth biography, exhibitions, original artworks for sale, the latest news, and sold auction prices. The artist has gone from painting subway cars to the runways of Comme des Garçons — after a hiatus, his two exhibitions are his first in his hometown in 30 years. Next article A beautiful automobile is as good as a piece of fine art. Futura's work is held in the following permanent public collections: Bike NYC: The Cyclist's Guide to New York City Ed Glazar, Marci Blackman, Michael Green - 2011 Art & Photography Feature. Sebastian Peiter, Goetz Werner - 2009 - this is the number 2. Futura with fellow artist and friend Keith Haring at the former’s opening night at Fun Gallery in New York. Chester Higgins Jr./New York Times Photo. One of the most distinctive features of Futura's work is his abstract approach to graffiti art. The ventures gave Futura the opportunity to create his own brand: Futura Laboratories. Here's a strong argument against homophobia: Shutting the door on collaborating with LGBT people can hinder your artistic and professional development. Futura painted the cockpit of an F-101 Voodoo, which was the centerpiece of the show’s afterparty; Firestone likens the artist to a famous athlete. Sophie Bramly, the photographer of the above image, recalls in an interview with The Guardian, “… they were good friends, and I asked them to stand back to back, as if in a western. Street artist Futura 2000 puts his mark on the BMW M2 Competition. June 18 - September 3, 2016 . Futura still finds himself being inspired … In an exclusive excerpt from a new monograph of Futura, published by Rizzoli, fellow artist Takashi Murakami opens up about his relationship to the legend of contemporary art His career began in the 1970s under the moniker Futura 2000; in the decades since, his work has expanded from subway cars into fine art and commercial collaborations with brands from Nike to Supreme, Undercover, and Virgil Abloh. Futura, the much-celebrated New York graffiti artist, is in town to launch Constellation, his first-ever solo show in South-east Asia. More recently, he is a successful graphic designer and gallery artist. June 18 - September 3, 2016 . Best known for his work with UNKLE and his sideliner gigs with The Clash, the artist is also a pioneer of abstract street art; blurring virtual reality and hyperrealism with a retro-futuristic twist. His career began in the 1970s under the moniker Futura 2000; in the decades since, his work has expanded from subway cars into fine art and commercial collaborations with brands from Nike to Supreme, Undercover, and Virgil Abloh. The most recent article is Exclusive: Takashi Murakami on Legendary Street Artist Futura written by Takashi Murakami for the AnOther in November 2020. Futura 2000’s BMW M2 Edition will finally be more approachable and accessible to the consumer. Lasco Project /// Palais de Tokyo, Paris. La carrière de Futura 2000 (de son vrai nom Leonard Hilton McGurr) était alors en pleine ascension. shipping included for selected country in the world by DHL service Futura was interviewed and featured in the 2005 sneaker documentary Just For Kicks. [12], In September 2020 a pair of Nike sneakers that he designed, known as the "Leonard Hilton McGurr ‘Futura’ Nike Dunk High Pro SB ‘FLOM’" sold at auction for US$63,000.[13]. Celebrated abstract graffiti artist Futura 2000 is the urban Renaissance man. BMW’s commitment to its Individual program has sparked a new era of unparalleled automotive art collaborations, the latest of which will be spearheaded by graffiti legend Futura. I have become very close with Futura 2000 – or Lenny, his real name – in the past year and a half or so. Futura (formerly Futura 2000), né Lenny McGurr, launched his decades-long career in graffiti art alongside New York’s original street art vanguard in the 1970s. The graffiti artist Futura at the Recon, a clothing and collectibles store on the Lower East Side that he co-owned, in New York in 1999. In 2019, Futura designed a pointman bobblehead, a baseball jersey, and a baseball cap with the New York Mets. Image by urbanartcore.eu; licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0. Chester Higgins Jr./New York Times Photo. The legendary New York artist talks to CNA Luxury about his new Singapore-inspired solo show Constellation, relaunching Futura Laboratories, and why Agnes B and the 1980s rocked. F rom tagging on subway trains as a young rebel in the 1970s, Futura has reinvented himself a million times over and evolved as an artist to pioneer an abstract style of graffiti and bring street art into galleries. More recently, he is a successful graphic designer and gallery artist. France, Lasco Project (Paris), Paris, street art. The result is the BMW M2 Edition designed by Futura 2000, a pioneering visionary in the street art movement, and practically the fifth member of … FUTURA . Futura è una leggenda vivente. While the primary focus, during the 1980s, of the majority of graffiti artists was lettering, Futura pioneered abstract street art, which has since become more popular. In an exclusive excerpt from a new monograph of Futura, published by Rizzoli, fellow artist Takashi Murakami opens up about his relationship to the legend of contemporary art. TAG A stylised name or signature of the artist, done in marker or aerosol paint. In 2020, Futura designed in collaboration with BMW a bespoke series of vehicles that were shown at Frieze LA 2020 in Los Angeles, USA. See more ideas about american graffiti, street art, graffiti. Futura 2000 has been featured in articles for the HYPEBEAST, The Wall Street Journal and the WHITEWALL. Futura with fellow artist and friend Keith Haring at the former’s opening night at Fun Gallery in New York. Futura is a street artist born and raised in New York. Conversely, his aerosol strokes are regarded as different from those of his peers, as they are as thin as the fine lines usually associated with the use of … The 64-year-old New York native donned familiar military fatigues in a picture posted by streetwear publication Highsnobiety. He lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. Futura: The Artist’s Monograph by Futura with an introduction by Carlo McCormick and texts by Virgil Abloh, Agnes b, Jeffrey Dietch, Sky Gellatly, Takashi Murakami, NIGO and Lee Quinones is published by Rizzoli. The abstract elan of graffiti artist Futura (Lenny McGurr) has long captivated the fashion world. Contemporaneo di Keith Haring e Jean-Michel Basquiat, Futura 2000 (come era conosciuto agli inizi della sua carriera) è stato uno dei primi graffitisti della scena newyorchese ad esporre nel circuito delle gallerie d’arte. ‎Brooklyn-based street artist Futura discusses his career and his collaboration with Beats By Dre at the Apple Store, Kurfürstendamm in Berlin. His career began in the 1970s under the moniker Futura 2000; in the decades since, his work has expanded from subway cars into fine art and commercial collaborations with brands from Nike to Supreme, Undercover, and Virgil Abloh. The sale in April set a new auction record for American street artist Kaws, whose 2005 painting, The Kaws Album, fetched US$14.8m. At that time, while most of Futura’s contemporaries were practicing traditional lettering, he pioneered abstract street art. A deluxe edition of the book featuring a cover individually painted by Futura coinciding with a Futura collaboration with Comme des Garçons Shirt collection, is currently available at Dover Street Market. He lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. In an exclusive excerpt from a new monograph of Futura, published by Rizzoli, fellow artist Takashi Murakami opens up about his relationship to the legend of contemporary art. this is an edition made by street art place. 2367230943 It is important to note that during the 80’s New York underwent a huge clean-up from graffiti , … At that time, while most of Futura’s contemporaries were practicing traditional lettering, he pioneered abstract street art. More recently, he is a successful graphic designer and gallery artist. [7] In 1985, he was on the first meeting of the graffiti and urban art movement in Bondy (France), on the VLP's initiative, with Speedy Graphito, Miss Tic, SP 38, Epsylon Point, Blek le rat, Jef Aérosol, Nuklé-Art, Kim Prisu, Banlieue-Banlieue. Dimension: 70 cm x 50 cm. During the 1990s he was involved with clothing companies such as GFS, Subware and Project Dragon. Futura is a street artist born and raised in New York. Celuici s'était fait remarquer très jeune comme writer sur les rames de métro. Da Mental Vaporz, Futura, Lek, Sowat. See more ideas about street artists, artist, street art. Futura is a street artist born and raised in New York. See more ideas about street art, graffiti, artist. More recently much of Futura's artwork has evolved into the production of collectible toys, sneakers; and a diverse range of creative media, working with Recon, Nike, The North Face, Medicom Toy, Undercover, Supreme, Levi's and A Bathing Ape. 13 août 2014. FUTURA . Leonard Hilton McGurr (born 17 November 1955), known as Futura, and formerly known as Futura 2000,[1] is an American graffiti artist. Tracing back his rise to fame, we talked about transitioning from the streets to galleries and continuous growth as a creative in this full Futura interview. The graffiti artist Futura at the Recon, a clothing and collectibles store on the Lower East Side that he co-owned, in New York in 1999. Faile (Brooklyn, New York) – artist collective; Shepard Fairey (Los Angeles) – street artist and graphic designer; known for his OBEY campaign; Tatyana Fazlalizadeh (New York) – street artist responsible for the Stop Telling Women to Smile campaign; Futura 2000 (New York City) – … Exclusive: Takashi Murakami on Legendary Street Artist Futura. One of the most distinctive features of Futura's work is his abstract approach to graffiti art. Street Artist Futura Regrets That His '80s Homophobia Held Him Back From Working With Andy Warhol. Formerly known as Futura 2000, this legendary street artist was part of an ensemble of famous graffiti artists who pioneered the movement in New York back in the 70s and 80s. New York street artist Futura wears SAF uniform in photoshoot, triggers netizens. He started to paint illegally on New York City's subway in the early 1970s, working with other artists such as ALI. Futura 2000 is viewed as a living legend and now focuses his attention on being a gallery artist and graphic designer. Singapore is playing host to an exhibition by Futura, one of the world’s most celebrated street artists, heralding a new age of graffiti. CHARACTER Another form of signature or visual shorthand of the artist. Futura. [5] In the early 1980s he showed with Patti Astor at the Fun Gallery, along with Keith Haring, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Richard Hambleton and Kenny Scharf.[6]. It’s not an overstatement to say that Futura is a titan of contemporary art. When Private Leonard Hilton McGurr returned to the Big Apple, he put his military skills to good use by trespassing in the yards of the Metropolitan Transport Authorities, bombing trains and city walls with other artists such as Ali, Duro and Dondi. In 2012, Futura designed the special edition Hennessy V.S. Museum exhibitions include New York / New Wave at PS1 (1981),[9] Coming from the Subway at Groninger Museum (1992),[10] Beautiful Losers (2004) and Art in the Streets at Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (2011).[11]. Even now, of course, he has simultaneous collaboration projects with a number of fashion brands, including Off-White and Comme des Garçons. Known for his notoriously abstract style and use of very fine, precise linework, Futura has worked with some of the world’s top brands, as well as producing… Exclusive: Takashi Murakami on Legendary Street Artist Futura. 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