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Futura x Hennessy Launch Party (Paris)

Like his the release parties on Melrose, in Los Angeles, and in New York, graffiti legend Futura’s fans in Paris came out in droves to get a glimpse of the man of the hour as well as their hands on his limited edition collaboration with Hennessy. Featuring a special exclusive design for colette (site of the event), the launch saw Lenny sketch, sign, and take photos with his admirers. Check the photo set below… Photos via colette. Discuss Futura here.

Openings: Futura – “Future-Shock” @ Valmorbida (NYC)

Last week, AM attended the much anticipated opening of Futura’s show presented in conjunction with Valmorbida. Held at a sizable Meat Packing district cargo hold, the pop-up exhibition was the perfect location for one of the kings of the street to make a triumphant return to New York City. Boldly kicking off the art season and fashion week, the graffiti legend held nothing back as he presented a showing that was a true tour de force. As previewed in our exclusive behind the scenes look at the exhibition […]

Preview / Setup: Futura – “Future-Shock” @ Valmorbida (NYC)

As promised, AM visited Futura for a behind the scene’s look at upcoming his monster show in New York City. Presented in the same pop-up location in the meat-packing district at which Andy Valmorbida previously exhibited Retna, this massive body of work entitled Future-Shock is a proper homecoming for the New York graffiti legend. Something seemed a little different from our previous interactions with Mr. McGurr though. Perhaps this body of work may have driven him into another gear. Deliberation and focus were the words that […]

Upcoming: Futura – “Future-Shock” @ Valmorbida (NYC)

Futura may live and work in New York City, but the graffiti legend hasn’t had a solo exhibition in his hometown for over 12 years. That’s all going to change as the artist formerly known as Futura 2000 will be unveiling a large and fresh body of work with Valmorbida (who have put on great shows in the past – here & here & here) come September 6th. We look to see more of the amazing direction he showed us when we saw him in Paris. […]

Futura: “The Art of Reinvention & History of Collaborations”

Futura has always been a legend in the realm of graffiti and street art. Recently, he has taken a step back towards the limelight in the world of art with a show at Galerie Jerome de Noirmont (covered) and a prominent collaboration with Hennessy on their iconic VS bottle. Unlike many in the current trend of street art, he isn’t a novel flash in the pan – Leonard Hilton McGurr (aka. Futura) has always been relevant. Our friends at Complex put together a comprehensive write up on the […]

Futura x Hennessy Launch Party (Los Angeles)

Last night, Hennessy held the Los Angeles premiere (see NY launch here) of the VS cognac bottle designed by Futura at an exclusive launch party held at the Milk Studios in Hollywood. The special bottle is a continuation of the brand’s collaboration with high profile artists (see KAWS) and it seemed that no expense was spared with Diplo and Santigold on hand to entertain the crowd. Of particular interest to fans of the graffiti legend though were various originals on display as well as a live painting session. Also on hand […]

Releases: Futura x Hennessy VS Bottle Chase Pack @ Reed Space

Last night, Hennessy held a preview launch at New York’s Reed Space for their latest VS cognac bottle designed by Futura (seen here). This pop up event was announced via Hennessy’s twitter and exclusive to only the first 50 fans arriving at the location. The line was long, but worth the wait as each fan (over 21) was given a special Hennessy gift pack containing a signed bottle by the graffiti legend himself. Futura greeted each guest “mano a mano” as well as took the time […]

Previews: Futura x Hennessy – VS Cognac Bottle

As promised, here’s a detailed look at Futura’s collaboration with world leading French cognac makers Hennessy. AM was invited to a tasting event for the upcoming holiday line in addition to a hands on preview of the stunning VS bottle designed by the NYC graffiti legend. The latest look continues where last year’s bottle designed by KAWS left off. Utilizing his signature atoms and abstractions, Futura remakes the iconic Hennessy VS cognac bottle into a modern reflection of this classic beverage. From the label to the seal […]

Rewind: July 9 – 15

This week’s Rewind of art videos is headlined by Futura’s profile with Hennessy as his new collaboration with the world-leading cognac house has just been announced. We’ll have more from the release party and looks at the new bottle soon, but for now take a look at the footage below as Lenny talks about his beginnings, the graffiti family, an life-changing incident in 1973, and his philosophy on life. Interesni Kazki paints a mural for Living Walls (via Nuart). New print release coming from Eine […]

Upcoming: Futura x Hennessy – VS Cognac Bottle

Remember earlier this year when AM visited Paris to catch Futura 2000 launch his solo exhibition? Well, that wasn’t the end of his affiliation with the country known for some of the best wines and brandies in the world as Hennessy will continue their artist collaboration (see their KAWS bottle) with the graffiti legend. We’ll have a closer look at this amazing collaboration very soon… Photo thanks to Tabathammm. Discuss Futura here.