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If I had to pick one living NYC artist who has made a HUGE impact on my life it would be FUTURA. To me, he is a straight legend and anytime I can vibe out to his work, I do. Today I want to share with y’all this rad mini-doc from Nowness that features FUTURA. Big UP NOWNESS for this amazing Doc.

“The use of waste for the sculptures acts as a social commentary on the pollution emergency faced by rivers and tributaries in New York City, Southeast Asia, and around the world – as well as the role of art as a means of communicating this.”


Rising from the 1980s New York scene alongside Basquiat and Keith Haring, Futura developed a unique style of visual communication that made him one of graffiti art’s founding fathers – a style here channeled through sculpture. Titled Pointman – River Warrior, and comprising two sculptures, the piece and its conception becomes the topic of short film, FUTURA : BEYOND DUALISM, directed by Pete Keen and Johann Rashid. In a journey that traverses the island, bearing witness to the beauty of the natural landscape, and the gravitas of the pollution problem it faces, the film reflects on Futura’s time on Balinese soil, exploring the makings of a statement in zero-waste design, and Potato Head’s continued work with environmental non-profit organization Sungai Watch. 

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