The 25 Most Important Artists of 2012

5. Graffuturism 

“There is a whole new crew, this Graffuturism crew. I love that." - Futura. 

If Futura is the pioneer of abstract graffiti, the Graffuturism crew is the contemporary standard bearer. Augustine Kofie, Poesia, and SheOne (plus all the other associated artists) crushed it in 2012. SheOne went to Gambia and turned 14 villages into living arts projects. Poesia pushed forward the academic discussion of progressive graffiti with a brilliant show in San Jose. And Augustine Kofie proved murals could blend with contemporary architecture and showed at Known Gallery.

The entire crew are ending the year with a group show at Soze Gallery.

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