MEDIA///WIEDEN+KENNEDY LAUNCHES W+K ENTERTAINMENT AND NEW “D.I.Y. AMERICA” SHORT FILM SERIES

February 10, 2010  |  art, Beautiful Losers, Film, Media, News  |  Comments Off

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Portland-based advertising agency and Supertouch buddies WIEDEN+KENNEDY has quitely launched its own online alternative media outlet, W+K ENTERTAINMENT, and the first significant offerings include a short film series by AARON ROSE titled "D.I.Y. AMERICA". Basically an extension of the previous Beautiful Losers film & traveling art show, the shorts further examine the fertile artistic culture of skateboarding and the influence its had on modern underground visual culture, with additional feature episodes on Os Gemeos and Swoon. Watch the entire series HERE...

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ESPANA///OPENINGS: BEAUTIFUL LOSERS IN MADRID

November 18, 2008  |  art, Beautiful Losers, News, Openings, Origins of Style, Spain  |  Comments Off

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Anyone not familiar with the traveling art circus known as the BEAUTIFUL LOSERS exhibition by now is either living under a rock or just doesn't care, so we'll spare you the lengthy explanations here, but the show of seminal American underground artists has energized the creative community in Madrid, Spain after making landfall there this week at the city's LA CASA ENCENDIDA cultural center. Featuring major works by an array of artists including KAWS, Barry McGee, Thomas Campbell, Cynthia Connolly, Evan Hecox, Jo Jackson, Chris Johanson, Harmony Korine, Geoff McFetridge, Ryan McGinley, Ryan McGinness, Terry Richardson, Clare E. Rojas, Ed Templeton, Romon Yang, Tobin Yelland, Glen E. Friedman, Ari Marcopoulos, and Raymond Pettibon, the show will also host a courtyard skatepark that will be open to the public from December 21st—30th, and a special screening on December 26th of the new "Beautiful Losers" documentary film directed by AARON ROSE and JOSHUA LEONARD and presented by NIKE SPORTSWEAR. Click HERE for a closer look at the installation.

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LA///FIRST LOOK: ED TEMPLETON AND MATT LEINES AT ROBERTS & TILTON GALLERY

November 17, 2008  |  art, Beautiful Losers, LA, News, Openings  |  Comments Off

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Ed & Matt created a visual wonderland for their slack-jawed onlookers...

It was a near mob scene this Saturday nite in LA art enclave of Culver City when ED TEMPLETON and MATT LEINES unveiled their joint show, "Map of the Inner War"/“The Great Gates of Zenith” at ROBERTS & TILTON GALLERY. For “Map of the Inner War,” Ed Templeton literally saturated the main gallery with over 250 new highly personal works in a variety of media, including painting, sculpture, photography, and works on paper all documenting his life, and the lives of the people around him. For the inspiringly-named “The Great Gates of Zenith” in the gallery’s project room, Matt Leines has once again visualized a futuristic world populated by his own pantheon of mythological creatures that would look quite at home in the story books of ancient Mesopotamia. A veritable who’s who of the LA underground turned up during the standing room only event, which was one of the absolute high points of this year’s LA art calendar. To read an in-depth interview with Ed, click HERE. Meanwhile, HAVE A LOOK: Read More

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FEATURE///ED TEMPLETON: THE SUPERTOUCH INTERVIEW

November 14, 2008  |  art, Beautiful Losers, Feature, LA  |  Comments Off

25eta4.jpg A lifelong SoCal native whose work is most closely related to the so-called "SF School" of artists who came to prominence in the late 1990s, skate world legend and underground art phenomenon ED TEMPLETON has been quietly been building a unique and formidable visual legacy through his painting and photography for over a decade now. On the eve of "Map of the Inner War/The Great Gates of Zenith," his joint show with kindred spirit MATT LEINES at Hollywood's ROBERTS & TILTON GALLERY this Saturday, where some of his most accomplished work to date will be revealed, we catch up with the beautiful loser to find out what it all means. READ ON:

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NEWS///”BEAUTIFUL LOSERS” LONDON FILM PREMIER ANNOUNCED

October 14, 2008  |  Beautiful Losers, Film, News  |  Comments Off

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Timed to coincide with this week's epic FRIEZE ART FAIR in London, AARON ROSE will be hosting the UK premier of his "Beautiful Losers" film in collaboration with NIKE SPORTSWEAR at the BFI 52nd LONDON FILM FESTIVAL on Saturday, October 18th, with an encore performance on Tuesday, October 21st. As a special bonus, Mr. Rose will be onhand, along with CHERYL DUNN and RICHARD LIM for a special Q&A session immediately following the premier. For those in or traveling to London, best book seats for the event now by clicking HERE. Party people with energy to spare can also hit the screening afterparty for free by presenting their ticket stub at CORDY HOUSE in shoreditch, where original art by INSA, JAMES JARVIS, CHERYL DUNN, BEN DRURY, WILL BARRAS, and FRENCH will be on display. Don't sleep...

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NEWS///CHARITY CASE///NIKE BEAUTIFUL LOSERS DUNK AUCTION RAISES $9K FOR CHILDREN’S AID SOCIETY

October 5, 2008  |  Beautiful Losers, News  |  Comments Off

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With today's closing bid, the recent eBAY auction of a complete set of 15 NIKE SPORTSWEAR special one-off BEAUTIFUL LOSERS Dunk hightops has raised $9,100 to benefit THE CHILDREN'S AID SOCIETY, a charity that has been working to improve the lives of disadvantaged children for over 150 years. And remember, though we might be in the midst of a full-blown depression recession right now, there's always some kids more needy than we've ever been. Visit the CAS website now to learn more about how you can help...

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We're of the firm belief that these Geoff McFetridge BLosers moustache Dunks are work $9,100 alone!... 

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NEWS///CHARITY CASE///COMPLETE SET OF NIKE BEAUTIFUL LOSERS DUNKS ON EBAY NOW

September 25, 2008  |  Beautiful Losers, News  |  Comments Off

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Beginning today, September 25th, NIKE SPORTSWEAR is auctioning off a complete set of 15 pairs of one-of-a-kind BEAUTIFUL LOSERS Dunk high-tops on eBAY to benefit the venerable CHILDREN'S AID SOCIETY. Commemorating the release of the "Beautiful Losers" film directed and produced by head Loser AARON ROSE, the Dunks each feature iconic stills and artful details from the movie itself and were all designed by head Nike Sportswear footwear designer JESSE LEYVA in conjunction with Mr. Rose. Remember, in these times of economic woe, a lot of kids out there have it harder than you ever did so bid aggressively and often. If that weren't enough to get you motivated, you can sleep easy knowing that this might be the only big sneaker splurge you'll ever be able to write off when the tax man comes for your head...

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The chance to wear Geoff McFetridge's moustache on your feet should be reason enough for bidding!...

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LA///BEAUTIFUL LOSERS “MAKE SOMETHING!” WORKSHOPS FEATURING AARON ROSE, MONEY MARK, JESSE SPEARS, ED TEMPLETON, JESSE LEYVA, MIKE MILLS, AND KEITH SCHARWATH

September 13, 2008  |  Beautiful Losers, LA, News, Nike  |  Comments Off

ms-ed-templeton_05.jpgl1020502.jpgCelebrating the global release of the new “Beautiful Losers” documentary movie, head loser AARON ROSE, in conjunction with NIKE SPORTSWEAR has organized a series of over 30 artist-led “Make Something!” workshops in Tokyo, NYC, San Francisco, and LA. Designed to bring street-level art instruction to disadvantaged urban youth, the roster of instructors includes such youth culture art heroes as Mike Mills, KAWS, Ed Templeton, Eric Elms, Mister Cartoon, Todd James (REAS), Tommy Guerrero, and Geoff McFetridge, to name a few. To date, the NYC program has wrapped up and we're deep in the cut with inspiring sessions in LA at the MONTALBAN THEATER (where the black & white Geoff McFetridge designed wallpaper has become a de facto coloring book) including Zine Making with Aaron Rose, Film Score with Money Mark, Pom Poms with Jesse Spears, Skate Graphics with Ed Templeton, Sneaker Design with Jesse Leyva, Drawing with Mike Mills, and Movie Posters with Keith Scharwath. More sessions will continue through the fall with highlights including Design with Paul Mittleman, and Tattooing with Mister Cartoon. Meanwhile, PEEP THE RECAP: Read More

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CHARITY CASE///BEAUTIFUL LOSERS NIKE DUNKS ON AUCTION BLOCK TO BENEFIT CHILDREN’S AID SOCIETY

September 3, 2008  |  Art & Commerce, Beautiful Losers, Charity Case, Exclusive, News, Nike  |  Comments Off

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NYC///GOTHAM’S BEAUTIFUL LOSERS “MAKE SOMETHING!” WORKSHOPS WRAP UP WITH ERIC WHITE AND JESSE LEYVA

August 27, 2008  |  art, Beautiful Losers, Eric White, News, Nike, NYC  |  Comments Off

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Eric White (top center) and Jesse Leyva believe the children are our future...

The BEAUTIFUL LOSERS x NIKE SPORTSWEAR official "Make Something!" creative workshop series designed to provide cutting-edge art instruction to disadvantaged urban youth in conjunction with the "Beautiful Losers" international film debut wrapped up its month long run in NYC last weekend with two blowout four-hour seminars: Painting with ERIC WHITE, and sneaker design with JESSE LEYVA. Schooling a diverse array of young urban students on the finer points of putting brush to canvas, Mr White distilled his years of fine art experience into a powerful tutorial that sent the students home with a greatly enhanced skill set and newfound desire to create art with a tool other than a spray paint can. Meanwhile, Nike's own resident footwear magician Jesse Leyva guided a full house of dedicated young sneakerheads through the finer points of staying fresh-to-death on the blank canvas of a pair of all-white AF1s. Currently, the West Coast "Make Something!" workshop series has just gotten underway in San Francisco and Los Angeles with classes running through early September led by a diverse array of artists including ED TEMPLETON, MISTER CARTOON, GEOFF McFETRIDGE, CLARE ROJAS, ANDREW JEFFREY WRIGHT, and THOMAS CAMPBELL, among others. PEEP THE NYC RECAP: Read More

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