Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Beautiful Losers

I stumbled upon this creatively inspiring documentary the other day and feel duty-bound to share it. The film focuses on a group of artists who met in New York (mostly through their shared involvement in the skateboard community) in the early 90's and - with the help of a small gallery called Alleged - propelled each other into the art world limelight. What really resonates with me is the overriding theme that art isn't about technique, schooling, or subject matter. Art is about creating something for the sake of creating it. That's it.

Here are a few of the artists featured, and a sample of their work:


-Geoff McFetridge-

-Ed Templeton-

-Harmony Korine-

-Barry McGee-

-Margaret Kilgallen-

Here's the trailer:

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