If you want to understand where graffiti collides with hip-hop, punk, and streetwear, you must be up on Futura 2000. Possibly the most famous living graffiti artist, Leonard McGurr got his start on the streets of New York in the seventies with his “Futura 2000” tag popping up on subway lines across the city and catching the eye of Andy Warhol and Jean-Michele Basquiat. He went on to launch what many consider to be the first streetwear brand, toured with the Clash, and -- just last week -- popped up at Paris Fashion Week creating a live painting during Virgil Abloh’s Louis Vuitton show.
His work is known worldwide and his footprint on the culture is undeniable. Check out this mini doc to understand his impact.
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