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Beautiful Losers: Contemporary Art and Street Culture

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The greatest cultural accomplishments in history have never been the result of the brainstorms of marketing men, corporate focus groups, or any homogenized methods; they have always happened organically. More often than not, these manifestations have been the result of a few like-minded people coming together to create something new and original for no other purpose than a ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published December 19th 2005 by Trilce (first published 2004)
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Aven Jayce
This book was one of my biggest influences as a grad student back in the early 00s. I bought the DVD and when I started teaching, began using it as a "unit" in my classroom that was based on contemporary art, street art, the underground art scene... and other things.
Great, inspiring, fab artists at the time, some still holding strong over the years. It was incredibly to see where they started and the process/road they took to becoming successful, or what they deemed as successful. Clearly, envir
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Mary
I aslo have the DVD! I think it would be biased to think that it sums up the underground art culture, but if you dig a little deeper, you can find that the dynamic portrayed in this book, in the movie in the differences of states, background and visions can give a pretty good idea as to how people make shit out of nothing. I cherish this book as I cherish most of my books, but it's got a little something more attached to it than filling up my shelf with beautiful works...
Bert
Amazing!! This book has helped propel me the last month! Literally, back on a skateboard after being inspired here. Great art and cultural discourse smashed together really giving a big picture of what went down in the '90s and 00's regarding some of the greatest street and gallery art of our time. This book helped a philosophy i have regarding art, soul, life, and living gell in me mind. Just Wonderful... JOY indeed.
Joe
The accompanying documentary movie to the Beautiful Losers exhibit is currently available to stream on Netflix and is quite good.
Melissapughjensen Jensen
This is a amazing book, that I went to the exibit at Yerba Buena Gardens Museum. AMAZInG!!!
Amber
Intresting and got a few ideas from this book for some new designs of my own.
Ana
La mejor crónica que he leído jamás de la cultura "Do It Yourself".
Matthew
Many of my favorite artists be up in herr.
Ward
scored off union square.
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