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Futura

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Futura

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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.

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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

USA

Auction Record

£53,264

Vintage Curated by A.D. Gallizia, 'The Crew, 1983', 2015

Notable Collections

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

Notable Exhibitions

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

Exhibitions by Futura

Wall to Wall

Wall to Wall

Banksy, Futura, KAWS, Shepard Fairey, Swoon,

Mar 22, 2014 – Apr 27, 2014

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