'Skateboard Deck' by Futura, 2018
Collab. with photographer MARTHA COOPER and Beyond the Streets. photograph of the artist's iconic FUTURA 2000 break car.
8 x 31 Inches
Screen print transfer on cold-pressed Steep natural skateboard deck.
Limited Edition of 250
New in original shrinkwrap.
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.