Special Guest #1
L I M I T E D E D I T I O N
October 1-31, 2018
Our first Special Guest was one of the grandfathers of street art, a major artist that we all admire.
Futura is the pseudonym of Lenny McGurr, born in 1955 in New York. Writing since 1969, he became a pioneer when graffiti met contemporary art. Futura was known as early as the seventies for his radical approach in the street, introducing abstraction to an entirely letter-based discipline.
His work caught attention in the 1980's, and Futura (then Futura 2000) found himself as part of a wider art movement that included the likes of Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring, and Julian Schnabel. Futura's work still stands apart for its subtlety, use of white space, and elemental quality, keeping him relevant for 40+ years with no signs of slowing down.
This Limited Edition was a visual game of depths, colors, movements, textures and elements common in his works: atoms, drops, signatures, skyfalls and characters.