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Beautiful Losers

Beautiful Losers

In the 1990s, a loose-knit group of American artists and creators, many just out of their teens, came together to forge the new idioms of that decade, for purpose other than the love of making. Influenced by the popular underground youth subcultures of the day, such as skateboarding, graffiti, street fashion, and independent music, artists like Mark Gonzales, Spike Jonze, Mike Mills, Barry McGee, Phil Frost, Chris Johanson, Harmony Korine and Ed Templeton began to create art that reflected the lifestyles they led. They learned their crafts through practice and trial and error; many had no formal training and almost no conception of the inner workings of the art world, but nonetheless went on to become the superstar artists and filmmakers of todayís cultural landscape.

Beautiful Losers

Featured image, by Chris Johanson, is reproduced from Beautiful Losers.

"I like to present my information so I feel that anybody, whatever education they may have, can get involved into the art. I donít want people to necessarily have an art degree to understand my work."

Chris Johanson

The "Beautiful Losers" Artists: Books & Exhibition Catalogs

Mark Gonzales: Instead of Eros Avenged
Mark Gonzales: Instead of Eros Avenged
NIEVES

Pbk, 6.25 x 8 in. / 300 pgs / 300 color. | 9/30/2011 | Not available
ISBN 9783905714913 | $38.00


Beautiful Losers: A Film By Aaron Rose
Beautiful Losers: A Film By Aaron Rose
OSCILLOSCOPE LABORATORIES

DVD video, (NTSC) 5.5 x 7.25 in. | 7/31/2010 | In stock
ISBN 9781935202219 | $29.99


Spike Jonze: I'm Here
Spike Jonze: I'm Here
NIEVES

Pbk, 4 x 7 in. / 48 pgs / 24 color. | 7/31/2010 | In stock
ISBN 9783905714777 | $18.00


Harmony Korine: The Trash Humpers
Harmony Korine: The Trash Humpers
JRP|RINGIER

Pbk, 8.5 x 11 in. / 136 pgs / 51 color / 62 bw. | 4/30/2011 | Not available
ISBN 9783037641163 | $39.95


Barry McGee
Barry McGee
DAMIANI

Hbk, 9 x 12 in. / 176 pgs / 120 color. | 12/31/2010 | In stock
ISBN 9788862080965 | $49.95


Steve Powers: A Love Letter for You
Steve Powers: A Love Letter for You
FREE NEWS PROJECTS

Pbk, 9.25 x 6.25 in. / 96 pgs / illustrated throughout. | 4/30/2010 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9780977652372 | $19.95


Ed Templeton: The Cemetery of Reason
Ed Templeton: The Cemetery of Reason
S.M.A.K.

Pbk, 9 x 11.75 in. / 160 pgs / illustrated throughout. | 8/31/2010 | In stock
ISBN 9789075679342 | $39.95


Mike Mills: Graphics Films
Mike Mills: Graphics Films
DAMIANI

Hbk, 9.75 x 12.75 in. / 176 pgs / 100 color. | 2/1/2009 | In stock
ISBN 9788862080750 | $49.95


Ed Templeton: Deformer
Ed Templeton: Deformer
DAMIANI

Hardback, 9.75 x 12.75 in. / 170 pgs / 150 color. | 10/1/2008 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9788862080507 | $55.00


Phil Frost
Phil Frost
DAMIANI

Hardback, 10.5 x 11 in. / 162 pgs / 164 color. | 3/1/2008 | Not available
ISBN 9788862080248 | $45.00


Chris Johanson & Jo Jackson: Peaceable Kingdom
Chris Johanson & Jo Jackson: Peaceable Kingdom
NIEVES

Paperback, 6.5 x 9 in. / 32 pgs/ 16 color. | 6/1/2008 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9783905714371 | $20.00


Chris Johanson: Please Listen I Have Something to Tell You About What Is
Chris Johanson: Please Listen I Have Something to Tell You About What Is
DAMIANI

Hardcover, 9.5 x 12.5in. / 192 pgs / 100 color / 80 duotone. | 3/1/2007 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9788889431450 | $50.00


Beautiful Losers
Beautiful Losers
D.A.P./ICONOCLAST

Paperback, 8.5 x 11 in. / 288 pgs / 220 color / 200 bw. | 10/15/2005 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9781933045306 | $39.95


Ari Marcopoulos
Ari Marcopoulos
DAMIANI

Hardcover, 9.5 x 11.75 in. / 200 pgs / 100 color / 100 bw. | 9/15/2005 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9788889431139 | $55.00


Todd James
Todd James
TESTIFY BOOKS

Paperback, 6.25 x 8.75 in. / 128 pgs / 145 color / 25 bw. | 1/15/2005 | In stock
ISBN 9780972592000 | $25.00






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