JAPAN///BEAUTIFUL LOSERS ART SHOW OPENS AT LAFORET MUSEUM TOKYO…

August 13, 2008  |  art, Beautiful Losers, News, Openings

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The scene of the crime literally 5 minutes before opening...

Last week's opening of the low-fi spectacle of downtown outsider art that is BEAUTIFUL LOSERS at Tokyo's LaFORET MUSEUM in the hipster hotspot of Harajuku commemorated the Japanese premiere of the new "Beautiful Losers" documentary film and the beginning of the new NIKE SPORTSWEAR-sponsored "Make Something!" workshops. The show—smaller in scale than the full-scale exhibition currently on tour in Europe—included original art by Margaret Kilgallen, ESPO, Jo Jackson, Josh Lazcano (AMAZE), Alexis Ross of the Gents of Desire, Barry Mcgee (Ray Fong), Chris Johanson, Geoff McFetridge, Sean Barton, Shepard Fairey, Harmony Korine, Mike Mills, Thomas Campbell, and Ed Templeton, among others. Meanwhile, the "Make Something!" workshops hosted by Alexis Ross (Homemade Tattoos), Aaron Rose ( Zine Making), Sean Barton (Sign Painting), and Jo Jackson (Paper Mache Heads of World Leaders) gave the throng of eager Japanese fans something to do with their idle hands and deviant minds. HAVE A LOOK:

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The sisterhood of the traveling Blosers: Espo, Jo Jackson, Lenny Mesina, and Aaron Rose, on the street in Tokyo...

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Guilty parties...

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Ray Fong...

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(detail)

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Jo Jackson holds up the wall...

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Stalking Ed Templeton...

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(installation view)

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(detail)

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In memory of Margaret Kilgallen...

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Espo in action...

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...voila!

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(detail)

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Youth culture detritus...

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Alexis Ross demonstrates his scratching technique...

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This memory lasts forever...

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The obligatory crotch shot...

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Thomas Campbell...

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Inside the Blosers garage featuring verbage by Sean Barton...

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(installation view)

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Aaron Rose reads his poetry teaches the finer points of zine making in his "Make Something!" workshop...

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Future zine publishing moguls in action...

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Meanwhile, Jo Jackson's "Paper Mache Heads of World Leaders" workshop yields some more disturbing results:

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