NYC///BEAUTIFUL LOSERS “MAKE SOMETHING!” WORKSHOPS FEATURING KAWS, ERIC ELMS, REAS, SCOTT CAMPBELL, CHERYL DUNN, TOBIN YELLAND & AARON ROSE

August 21, 2008  |  art, Beautiful Losers, News, Nike  |  Comments Off

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Professor KAWS gets out of detention early to teach his character design class...

Celebrating 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 Shepard Fairey, KAWS, Eric Elms, Mister Cartoon, Todd James (REAS), Tommy Guerrero, and Geoff McFetridge, to name a few. To date, seven of these four-hour sessions have been wrapped up in NYC, including character design by KAWS, mural painting by Eric Elms, Animation by REAS, Tattooing with Scott Campbell, Photography with Cheryl Dunn, cinematography with Tobin Yelland, and zine making with Aaron Rose. Tomorrow, August 21st sees master imagist Eric White taking the reigns of a painting workshop, and on Friday, August 22nd, Nike design whiz Jesse Leyva teaches Sneaker design. Meanwhile, PEEP THE RECAP: Read More

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NYC///FILM///”BEAUTIFUL LOSERS” MOVIE PREMIERE AND AFTERPARTY…

August 13, 2008  |  art, Art Freaks, Beautiful Losers, News, NYC, Openings  |  Comments Off

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NYC legend Carlo McCormick (top), and (below) the real star of the nite...

The American onslaught of the new "Beautiful Losers" documentary film kicked off with the inaugural screening in NYC last week on Friday, 08.08.08, at the indie-centric IFC CENTER, hosted by director AARON ROSE. The usual cast of art freaks and downtown hipsters turned out in full force to take in the flick before repairing back to the East Village hotspot that is ERIK FOSS' venerable LIT LOUNGE for a late nite of celebratory god-only-knows-what, obligatory scandalous photo ops, and loud sounds by DJ CHRIS JOHANSON. HAVE A LOOK: Read More

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

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

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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: Read More

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NYC///FILM///INSIDE THE “BEAUTIFUL LOSERS” MOVIE…

August 5, 2008  |  art, Art & Commerce, Beautiful Losers  |  Comments Off

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Bringing the low-fi art world of BEAUTIFUL LOSERS to the big screen with a full-length documentary on the movement is director and Losers mastermind AARON ROSE, who will debut the film in NYC this Friday, August 8th (aka: 08.08.08) at the IFC CENTER (see screening times below). Presented by NIKE SPORTSWEAR, the film chronicles the lives and creative process of artists including Shepard Fairey, Margaret Kilgallen, Mike Mills, Barry McGee, Jo Jackson, Chris Johanson, Harmony Korine, Stephen Powers, Geoff McFetridge, Thomas Campbell and Ed Templeton, among others, whose DIY attitudes informed the aesthetics and ethos of their generation. Read More

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