Following the struggles and successes of this enigmatic street artist, the Hennessy Presents 'Futura in NYC' film short captures the history behind his elusive reign. Also known as Futura 2000, this American graffiti artist became recognized during the 70s and 80s for illegally tagging New York subways.
A pioneer for the succession of street art, Futura gained notable exposure when he began his career as the backdrop painter for British punk band The Clash. He also recently collaborated with the luxury cognac brand to design a limited-edition Hennessy bottle. The partnership brings together two distinctive icons with a comparable connection. They both live and brand themselves with idiosyncratic attitudes.
The Hennessy Presents 'Futura in NYC' film is short and sweet, but captures the raw energy behind this mysterious artist.