We are excited to release a special collaboration with FUTURA. The limited edition Krink x FUTURA Super Black Set includes 4 markers: K-71, K-70, K-63, and K-51. Each marker is co-branded and comes in a classic Krink Silver box featuring art by FUTURA. Krink Super Black ink is a high quality, alcohol-based ink that is permanent, opaque, and works on most surfaces.
Edition of 400. Available exclusively at krink.com, futuralaboratori
FUTURA (b. Leonard Hilton McGurr, 1955, New York) is an abstract painter whose practice first developed in New York during the 1970s. One of the earliest graffiti artists to introduce abstraction into his work, FUTURA was also among the first graffiti artists to be shown in contemporary art galleries in the early 1980s.
Early exhibitions of his work include presentations at Patti Astor’s Fun Gallery and Tony Shafrazi Gallery, as well as within the historic Times Square show of 1980, alongside Keith Haring, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Rammellzee, and Kenny Scharf. MoMA PS1 brought the artists together again in its landmark 1981 exhibition, New York / New Wave. FUTURA collaborated with the punk band The Clash during this time as well, designing their album art and painting on large-scale canvases behind the band as they performed in concert. In recent years, he created collaborative works with Takashi Murakami and exhibited at Kaikai KiKi Gallery in Tokyo. He worked with Virgil Abloh on collections for Off-White and Louis Vuitton and stage visuals for the designer at Coachella.
FUTURA’s work has been shown at The New Museum, New York; MOCA, Los Angeles; the Groninger Museum, the Netherlands; and Yvon Lambert, Galerie De Noirmont, and the galerie du jour agnès b., Paris. In 2020, the Noguchi Museum presented Futura Akari, an installation of Akari light sculptures customized by FUTURA; he created a large site-specific installation at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris; and he was included in the exhibition Writing the Future: Basquiat and the Hip Hop Generation at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.