Thursday, September 10, 2015

[Updated] Graffiti legend Futura next up on the Houston/Bowery Mural Wall

As we noted on Tuesday, workers prepped the Houston/Bowery Wall for its next mural ... and the first sign of what's to come arrived yesterday...

BoweryBoogie hears that FUTURA (aka Lenny McGurr), the iconic graffiti artist from the 1970s, is next to work on the canvas here.

Per a profile in the Times from 2001: "In the early 1980's, he was one of the most sophisticated of the graffiti writers who moved aerosol art from the New York subway system to the embrace of the gallery world."

Also of note: In 1981, he toured with The Clash, painting live on stage as they performed throughout Europe. He also appears in the video for "This Is Radio Clash" and had other collaborations with the band.

Here's a documentary short on McGurr from 2013...

Updated 1:30 p.m.

Landlord Goldman Properties sent out a news release confirming Futura as the next wall artist. He will start tomorrow.


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nygrump said...

There was 12" where he was actually backed up by the Clash

Anonymous said...

Give it a rest with these self-proclaimed "graffiti legends".

You painted your tag on a wall, train etc. Big deal.

Again this wall should be for everyone! It'd be more fun.

Also graf is not graf if it's thrown up where it shouldn't be/is illegal to be, that's the thrill/rush/core of graf. This dude is a tagger on a leash.

Anonymous said...

*if it's thrown up with approval (from the wall owner) I meant