'Johnny 2000' by Futura, 2019
Collab. with toymaker PopLife.
Event Exclusive colorway (Mother-of-Pearl white) edition.
10 Inches tall (figure)
13.75 x 11.5 x 8.75 Inches (box)
Collectible painted vinyl art figure based on the artist's original street art character.
Limited Edition of 2000 (#565/2000).
Plate-signed on base bottom.
New in original box with COA card.
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 also 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.