Graffiti Godfather ‘Futura’ Will Paint the Bowery Graffiti Wall

Posted on: September 9th, 2015 at 1:15 pm by
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With Ron English’s “All American Temper Tot” now scraped from the Bowery graffiti wall, property owner Goldman Properties is reportedly going old school with the forthcoming mural. Sources in the know disclose that Futura (Lenny McGurr), the iconic graffiti artist from the 1970s, will impart art on the fresh canvas tomorrow.

Futura, formerly known as Futura 2000, got his start tagging subway cars in the 1970s. A decade later, he was running in the same circles as Keith Haring, Kenny Scharf (another Bowery wall vet), and Basquiat. Futura is largely credited with pioneering the school of “abstract street art.” These days, McGurr is a graphic designer whose collaborations include the likes of Converse, Supreme, and UNDERCOVER.

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Futura 2000, Photo: Hypebeast

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