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Consistently dope graffiti writer FUTURA painted a bunch of basketballs for Sprite and will be auctioning them off for the Boy’s Club of America. To announce the project, the soda maker released a video, complete with highly dramatic editing and soundtrack, which is cool, except for the one shot of a strategically placed bottle of […]

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In 1978, when graffiti was still developing and demonized as a blight on the city, artist Martin Wong was already a fan. He’d just moved to New York and was working Pearl Paint supply store, befriending the teenage writers who were equipping their arsenal at the store. He started collecting their black books and later, […]

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Back in its heyday, Paris’s famed Les Bains nightclub hosted the revelries of Kate Moss, Andy Warhol, David Bowie, Jean-Michel Basquiat, and everyone else you’ve ever dreamt of hanging out with. The party was crashed in 2010, when some haphazard renovations led to the club being declared unsafe, and then condemned. The iconic building will regain […]

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ANIMAL’s original series I Should Have Shot That! asks photographers about that one shot that got away. This week, Ian Cox recalls a perfect moment with FUTURA during the illegal, subterranean Underbelly Project in Paris. I was invited to document the second Underbelly Project, after New York. It’s an illegal project. It’s not sanctioned, so it’s all […]

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Deep in an undisclosed location below the streets of Paris, the Underbelly Project lives again. Since Brooklyn’s temporarily secret guerrilla art gallery saw 100 graffiti and street artists, the French edition’s crew has been downsized to ten (FUTURA, SABER, more) plus a small flock of photographers and organizers. […]

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Tuesday afternoon, Artnet’s “Urban Scrawl: Graffiti and Street Art” week-long online auction ended, having attracted twice the traffic of its predecessors. Among the hot-ticket items and highlights: the staple bunch of Banksys and Harings, FUTURA’s Untitled for $17,250, Jean-Michel Basquiat’s Cabeza for $19,550 and COPE2’s recently “appropriated” subway sign Church Av Station to Flatbush Av […]

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FUTURA is top dog. He’s by far one of the most talented artists/designers to take aspects of his graffiti career and tastefully turn them into a commercial success. He’s also very down to earth, smokes weed, and in the early 80s, fucked Madonna. […]

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Behold the completed 80-foot tall mural by Os Gêmeos and Futura at P.S. 11 in Chelsea that is aesthetically pleasing, yet ideologically frightening to Alex Jones fans and other New World Order enthusiasts. From the press release: “The idea is ‘one world one voice’, no borders, no separation, just everything and everyone working together for […]

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Artist Jay Shells swung by Chelsea last night and forwarded over some photos highlighting more of Futura’s contribution to the massive Os Gêmeos mural at P.S. 11. Stay tuned. […]

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And it’s not to liberate their Deitch wall. The Brazilian twins are collaborating on a brand new mural in Chelsea with legendary artist Futura reports Arrested Motion. Crack photographer Liam Quigley visited P.S. 11 today and snapped shots of Os Gêmeos in action. Futura also started working on his section and we’ll be updating as […]

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