Doyle+Design® / Street Art - Sale 12DD02 - Lot 2002Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at 10am
Futura 2000 (Lenny McGurr)
American, b. 1955
Untitled (Pointman), 2005
Signed Futura on the backing board
Mixed media on paper
11 3/4 x 8 7/8 inches
Provenance: Copenhagen, V1 Gallery, 2005
As a teen in the 1970s Lenny McGurr (better known as Futura 2000), was coating the subways in his signature graffiti style. By the early 80s he was taken under the wing of Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat. As Futura continued forward, his style informed graffiti culture exponentially, even crossing over into design and fashion for brands like Nike, Levi's and Supreme. One of the first Street Artists to begin referencing Abstract art, Futura's classic "Pointman" character still retains its original inspiration from Japanese Manga (ie: animation and comics like Robotech and Gatchaman), even as his style of painting has evolved dramatically.
Further reading: Futura, Booth-Clibborn, 2000
Overall very good condition. Four holes on right side of newspaper backing, which were the artist's intention.
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