A man that needs very little introduction, one of the godfathers of modern graffiti Lenny McGurr, aka Futura, was kind enough to share a few words with us during his 2008 pop up show in Los Angeles, “Strategic Synchronicity”. In this feature we talk about the influence Futura has had on modern street art and grafitti, and who he looked up to when he was a fan in 1970’s New York.

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In this round of out takes Futura talks about the Graffiti 1980 Project that Sam Esses funded in 1980. This unique collective produced a stunning body of works that currently …

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A few shots of Futura before the opening of his 2008 Los Angeles solo show Strategic Synchronicity. Shot on Kodak Vision2 200 with the Beaulieu 4008 through Schneider glass.

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