Futura - 20th Century & Contemporary Art & Design Day Sale in association with Yongle Hong Kong Tuesday, November 29, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Futura, also known as Futura 2000, is widely recognised as the godfather of contemporary graffiti, celebrated for his distinct practice which defined the graffiti movement of the 1970s through introducing abstraction to an entirely letter-based medium. He transitioned from making New York-based subway graffiti to exhibiting at the Fun Gallery in the 1980s, alongside contemporaries such as Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring, and Kenny Scharf.

     

    Exhibited at DANYSZ Gallery at Space 27 in Hong Kong during Futura’s solo show in 2019, Patrick is testament to the artist’s ability to fuse a variety of influences, including hip hop culture, graffiti, high art, punk and avant-garde, to form a microcosm of his own.

     


    The present work exhibited during Hong Kong, DANYSZ Gallery at Space 27, Futura: Abstract Compass, 26 - 31 March 2019

    “Graffiti was a way for me to exist. I wanted the world to know my name. I wanted to be somebody.”
    — Futura

    A mini-documentary on Futura and his art practice, 2019

    • Provenance

      DANYSZ Gallery, Hong Kong
      Acquired from the above by the present owner

    • Exhibited

      Hong Kong, DANYSZ Gallery at Space 27, Futura: Abstract Compass, 26 - 31 March 2019

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Patrick

signed 'Futura' lower right
spraypaint and acrylic on canvas
200.2 x 200.2 cm. (78 7/8 x 78 7/8 in.)
Executed in 2019.

Full Cataloguing

Estimate
HK$500,000 - 700,000 
€62,200-87,100
$64,100-89,700

Sold for HK$630,000

Contact Specialist

Danielle So
Specialist, Head of Day Sale
+852 2318 2027
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20th Century & Contemporary Art & Design Day Sale in association with Yongle

Hong Kong Auction 30 November 2022