FUTURA | UNTITLED (#02)
FUTURA | UNTITLED (#02)
FUTURA | UNTITLED (#02)
FUTURA | UNTITLED (#02)
FUTURA | UNTITLED (#02)
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New York/New Wave: From Walls to Canvas

FUTURA | UNTITLED (#02)

Estimate: 8,000 - 12,000 USD

New York/New Wave: From Walls to Canvas

FUTURA | UNTITLED (#02)

Estimate: 8,000 - 12,000 USD

Lot Sold:20,000USD

Lot Details

Description

New York/New Wave: From Walls to Canvas

FUTURA

b.1955

UNTITLED (#02)


signed and dated 9/85 on the reverse

spray enamel on canvas

18 by 14 in. (45.7 by 35.5 cm.)

Condition Report

This work is in very good condition overall. There is a ¾ inch pigment loss along the extreme lower right edge, revealing underlying pigment, visible upon close inspection. Under ultraviolet light, there is no evidence of restoration. Unframed.


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Cataloguing

Provenance

Michael Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles

Acquired from the above by the present owner

Catalogue Note

Futura is the street artist moniker of Leonard McGurr. McGurr began his art career as a graffiti artist in the 1970s, and exhibited at the Fun Gallery alongside his contemporaries, Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat. The present work demonstrates Futura’s technical skill as a graffiti artist as it translates to the canvas. McGurr’s work is exhibited at Museo de Arte Moderna Bologna, the Musée de Vire in France and the Museum of the City of New York.

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Online bidding closed02 Oct 2019 | 07:38 PM GMT