Recap: Futura’s Future-Shock Art Exhibition In NYC


There’s nothing quite as electric as Fashion Week in New York City.

The buzz, the glitz, the couture make everyone wear their Sunday’s best, and last week was no exception! The who’s who from the world of art, fashion, and entertainment converged to form Voltron-esque style to celebrate, FUTURE SHOCK, an exhibition of new works created by legendary graffiti artist, FUTURA 2000. One of the early stars within the underground culture, the New York native went from illegally painting on subway cars to showing off his talents alongside Keith Haring, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Kenny Scharf. More recently, he transitioned into being a successful graphic designer and gallery artist, lending a uniquely intoxicating touch in his own special edition of the Hennessy V.S. bottle. FUTURA’s new book, published by Rizzoli, will come out in fall 2014.

The opening, which was hosted by Andy Valmorbida and PM Tenore, marked the first solo showcase of new paintings by FUTURA in over a decade. Curated by artist/filmmaker Nemo Librizzi, the exhibition was full of vibrant images, colorful conversation, and plenty of guest appearances! With such names as Maxwell, Jessica Hart, Russell Simmons, Kool Keith and Alan Ket in the mix, VIBE Pop Culture had to be on hand to bring you this recap from the first night of New York City’s famed Fashion Night Out.

All photos in the gallery, which you can see below, were shot by David X.