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Futura

Futura

Futura, formerly known as "Futura 2000", is an American graffiti artist and graphic designer. Starting out on creating street art in New York subways in the early 1970s, Futura was an innovator in the street art industry. While a majority of street artists focused on lettering, Futura pioneered the concept of abstract street art in the 1980s, and was also known for his fine airbrush-like lines.  Futura later began designing record sleeves for bands like The Clash, and even painted backdrops live on-stage during concerts. 

Futura has worked with various clothing companies such as GFS, Nike, North Face, and Levi's. Futura even designs his own clothing under the label Future Laboratories, with a store located in Fukuoka, Japan. He has organized a variety of one-man exhibitions, including Fun Gallery, Tony Shafrazi Gallery, Philippe Briet Gallery, Galerie du Jour Agnès B., and Galerie Jérôme de Noirmont. On top of that, Futura;s artwork has appeared in a number of museum exhibitions, including "New York / New Wave" at PS1 (1981), "Coming from the Subway" at the Groninger Museum (1992), "Beautiful Losers" (2004) and "Art in the Streets" at the MOCA (2011). Known for his distinctive, abstract street art, as well as his fine spray lines, he has created art for a variety of projects, including CD covers, apparel, gallery shows, and designer toys.