FUTURA 2000 Full Frame

FUTURA 2000 Full Frame

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Overview

Futura: Full Frame is a book by Magda Danysz exploring the life of legendary graffiti artist Futura, aka Lenny Mc Gurr, from the 1980s until today, including backstage images of the artist at work through the decades and his artworks. “I guess I must admire the need to set things on fire”: this quote, lifted from Futura’s collaboration with punk band The Clash, clearly illustrates his approach to his creative career as a whole. The so-called father of abstract graffiti started out in the 1970s “bombing” the trains of his hometown New York. He later transferred this style into paintings on canvas and was praised by the likes of Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat. With them, FUTURA has been a major influencer of youth culture through his collaborations with iconic brands like NIKE, Levi’s, Vans, Hennessey, Medicom Toys as well as with his own brand Futura Laboratories. For the past 40 years, he has continually been pushing the boundaries of street art.
This book is the first ever to bring together the fruits of his extraordinary creativity in one place. With a rich collection of photographs, this coffee table book will present Futura’s work from his early beginnings to his current work, making it of interest not just for fans of his work but also for book lovers looking for a high-quality item.
“As an abstract graffiti artist, Futura opened the door to a new form of creativity, paving the road for the most important art movement of the century to blossom. His contribution and the way he inspired then generations of street artists turned him into an American legend.” Madga Danysz

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9788898565375
Publisher: DRAGO
Publication date: 04/01/2019
Pages: 242
Sales rank: 569,933
Product dimensions: 9.00(w) x 12.00(h) x (d)
Age Range: 14 - 10 Years

About the Author

Leonard Hilton McGurr (born 17 November 1955), also known as FUTURA and FUTURA 2000, is an American graffiti artist.
The living legend of the graffiti movement, illustrator, photographer, sculptor, fashion and graphic designer from New York City, Futura is one of the major players on the current international urban art scene. The contemporary of SAMO, Keith Haring, Richard Hambleton, Cope2 and many other iconic NY writers, Futura helped define the graffiti movement of the early 1970s by moving it away from lettering and towards the more painterly, abstract style. This highly influential and multi-faceted artist has, to date, remained unique, fresh, and evolving, and his characteristic style has paved the way for a whole new generation of high-profile urban artists.

Magda Danysz (born September 1974), is a French art curator and art dealer, she owns her galleries named Magda Danysz Gallery in Paris, in Shanghai, and in London.
She started in the art business in the early 1990s, when she opened her first art space in 1991 when she was 17. She studied at the ESSEC French leading business school. She went on student exchanges at Osaka International University in 1995 and Buenos Aires University in 1998. After graduating in 1998, she opened her gallery in July of that same year in a brand new space. She curated projects in her gallery with artists from various disciplines, from street art to digital art.
She brought Shepard Fairey to the French scene in the early 2000s (who did Barack Obama's official portrait for the presidential campaign), worked with such as JonOne since 1992, and also exhibited and promoted artists as Seen, Miss Van, Erwin Olaf, JR, Prune Nourry, Vhils and Ultralab. She participated in many art fairs around the world including Paris, Bologna, Brussels, New York, and even Miami. In June 2009 she was appointed to direct the building's Bund 18 gallery in Shanghai, China, which then became the Magda Danysz Gallery. She published an extensive anthology of street art. In 2015 she expanded her gallery business in London with her iconic pop up space called The London Project.
During the first years of her gallery, she did consulting at Arthur Andersen from 1997 to 2004. She consulted for the cultural field, including positions with the Ministry of Culture, Christie's, the Théâtre Marigny, the Nantes Museum, and the Louvre.Supporting artists from all horizons, Magda Danysz has always placed herself in constant search of multidisciplinarity. Conscious that promotion of the emerging scene is necessary, Magda Danysz took part in many fairs such as for example Art Brussels, Arte Fiera in Bologna, Artissima in Torino, Fiac in Paris or Pulse in New York, and her gallery in Paris is one of the four galleries at the origin of the Show Off Paris art fair. The gallery also works a lot on curatorial projects and collaborations with foreign galleries as for instance in Los Angeles and New York. In addition, Magda Danysz is also member of the board of the Cube, the main French digital art cultural center.

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“As an abstract graffiti artist, Futura opened the door to a new form of creativity, paving the road for the most important art movement of the century to blossom. His contribution and the way he inspired then generations of street artists turned him into an American legend.” Madga Danysz

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