Futura 2000 (American, b. 1955)
"The pioneering graffiti artist Futura, whose work is synonymous with the downtown art scene of the early ’80s, will show his increasingly abstract and rhythmic compositions at Andy Valmorbida’s 560 Washington St. from Sept. 6, in his first solo exhibition in 12 years."
Interview Magazine - 2012
The living legend of the graffiti movement, illustrator, photographer, sculptor, fashion and graphic designer from New York City, Futura – also known as Futura 2000 – is one of the major players on the current international urban art scene. The contemporary of SAMO, Keith Haring, Richard Hambleton, Cope2 and many other iconic NY writers, Futura helped define the graffiti movement of the early 1970s by moving it away from lettering and towards the more painterly, abstract style. This highly influential and multi-faceted artist has, to date, remained unique, fresh, and evolving, and his characteristic style has paved the way for a whole new generation of high-profile urban artists.