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Known for his incredibly vibrant and dynamic works, this untitled painting by contemporary artist Futura exemplifies his iconic use of cartoonish characters blended with vividly colored abstraction. Bold streaks of black and red seem to rain down in a torrent across the composition, as a distinctive character with a nonchalant expression emerges from the lower corner in stark contrast.

Futura (B. 1955, New York) is an internationally acclaimed graffiti artist who got his start tagging New York City's subway lines in the early seventies. Most distinctive in Futura’s work is his pioneering, abstract approach to graffiti art in the 1980s, which during that time was a genre which mainly dominated by text. During this time, he exhibited at the Fun Gallery with such renowned artists as Keith Harring, Patti Astor, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Kenny Scharf and Richard Hambleton. He has exhibited at venues the world over including ICA (London, UK), Solaria (Fukaoka, JP), TBM Experiment (Rome, IT), and Gallery du Jour (Paris, FR), among various others.

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Provenance:
  • Private Collection, New York.
  • Pickup Location: New York, USA
  • Shipping Dimensions: 35.5 x 48 in. (90.17 x 121.92 cm.)

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