Lucien Smith is one of the premiere up-and-coming abstract artists who has solidified himself as a force to be reckoned with—his paintings and sculptures were already fetching six figures when he graduated from Cooper Union in 2011. But prior to springing his work on the art world, he made a name for himself in the New York streetwear scene, starting friendships with guys like Aaron Bondaroff and Jeff Staple, which is why you may recognize the fresh-faced native New Yorker from prized lookbook collections like Supreme and Staple. He even held art exhibits in Supreme stores as he began to make a mark on the art world.