A big name on the street art scene of 1980s New York, Futura 2000 (real name Leonard McGurr) exhibited his work with Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring, as well as apparently briefly dating Madonna. Known for his abstract designs featuring the Pointman and repeating atom symbols, he’s collaborated with James Lavelle and The Clash, and remains a street art icon thanks to collabs with big brands including Supreme and Nike.
Did you know?
Futura 2000’s name combines a reference to a Kubrick film with a date that was so far in the future that the young artist didn’t believe he’d still be alive.
Country of Birth
Vintage Curated by A.D. Gallizia, 'The Crew, 1983', 2015
Collection de la Société Générale, New York, USA
Fonds Municipal d´Art Contemporain de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France
Musée de Vire, Vire, France
Museo de Arte Moderna di Bologna, Bologna, Italy
The Bridges of Graffiti, Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy, 2016
Introspective, Magda Danysz Gallery, Paris, 2014
Futura 2000, Ica, London, UK, 2013
Futura 2000 x UNKLE Colette, Paris, France, 2001
1984 Futura 2000, Fun Gallery, New York, USA
1983 Futura 2000, Fun Gallery, New York, USA