'US Soccer World Cup' by Futura, 2014
Collab. with Kayo Sports in celebration of the US Men's National Team competing in the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
8 x 31.5 Inches
Silkscreen on 7-ply Maple hardwood skateboard deck.
Limited Edition (Sold Out).
Plate signed by Futura (front & back). Comes new in shrinkwrap.
ABOUT THE ART
RARE 2014 Futura Kayo World Cup U.S. Soccer Skateboard Deck. Condition is new, still wrapped in plastic. In celebration of the US Men's National Team competing in the 2014 FIFA World Cup renowned graffiti style artist Futura US Soccer's Art Director for the World Cup designed limited edition Kayo skate decks.
Embracing the quote, "One Nation, One Team," Futura's original artwork was painted onto the world's highest quality wood to create a one of a kind Kayo deck that intertwines soccer and the skateboard cultures.
Futura formerly known as "Futura 2000" is an American graffiti artist. He started to paint illegally on New York's subway in the early seventies, working with other artists such as ALI.
In the early eighties he showed with Patti Astor at the Fun Gallery, along with Keith Haring, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Richard Hambleton and Kenny Scharf. Futura painted backdrops live on-stage for British punk rock band The Clash's 1981 European tour. More recently, he is a successful graphic designer and gallery artist.
One of the most distinctive features of Futura's work is his abstract approach to graffiti art. While the primary focus, during the 1980s, of the majority of graffiti artists was lettering, Futura pioneered abstract street art, which has since become more popular. Conversely, his aerosol strokes are regarded as different from those of his peers, as they are as thin as the fine lines achieved only through the use of an airbrush.