Beautiful Losers is an exhibition of multi-media art and design that explores the recent work of a diverse group of visual artists that have emerged from the subcultures of skateboarding, graffiti, punk, and hip hop in U.S. urban centers.
The core of the project involves painting, sculpture, and photography, as well as film, video, performance, and product design by more than thirty individuals who have emerged in the last decade--some now established figures in the art world, but many receiving their first broad exposure via these projects.
Below are images from a boxed edition of the catalog that include signed original silkscreen prints, photographs, objects, vinyl toys, flip books, dvds..... even Terry Richardson glasses.
The limited edition Beautiful Losers boxed catalog includes the following works:
above: Mike Mills - The Architecture Of Reassurance, offset printed book, approx. 6 x 4 inches, open edition
above: Cheryl Dunn - C-4, San Francisco, Tenderloin Hallway, c-print, 6 x 4 inches, printed and signed by the artist, edition of 100 [featured in the Beautiful Losers catalog]
above: Evan Hecox - Chinatown NYC, woodblock print on Japanese rice paper, 10 x 8 inches, printed and signed by the artist, numbered edition of 100
above: Harmony Korine & Mark Gonzales - Adulthood, hand photocopied zine, approx. 8 x 5 inches, edition of 100
above: Tobin Yelland - Untitled, offset printed poster, 16 x 20 inches, signed edition of 100 [featured in the Beautiful Losers catalog]
above: Cynthia Connolly - Page, Arizona [from the portfolio Ice Machines featured in the Beautiful Losers exhibition], silver gelatin print, 4 x 6 inches, printed and signed by the artist, edition of 100
above: Rostarr - Untitled, silkscreen and spray enamel on paper, 11 x 13 inches, hand-painted, printed, and signed by the artist, numbered edition of 100
above: Ryan McGinness - Multiverse Sticker Pack, various stickers in custom package, approx. 5 x 5 inches, signed and numbered edition of 100
above: Ari Marcopoulos - I Might Be Wrong, offset printed zine, approx. 8 x 5 inches
above: Jo Jackson - States [5 different versions], approx, 2.5 x 3.5 inches, handmade flip book
above: Shepard Fairey - Untitled, silkscreen on paper, 10 x 8 inches, printed and signed by the artist, numbered edition of 100
above: James Jarvis - The Thin Blue Line, action figure, approx. 6 x 3.5 inches, signed edition of 100
above: Todd James - Alive With Pleasure, silkscreen on paper, 7 x 5 inches, numbered edition of 100
above: Phil Frost - Poster Marker, custom refillable ink marker, approx. 5 x 1 inches, open edition
above: Andy Jenkins - Untitled, 100 unique inkjet prints on paper, approx. 11 x 9 inches, signed by the artist, edition of 100
above: Chris Johanson - Love Not War, set of 8 buttons pinned to numbered placard, 4 x 7 inches, numbered edition of 100
above: Geoff McFetridge - Kemistry, 1 of 100 original pencil drawings on canson acid free paper with DVD of the complete animated sequence of the 100 drawings in custom packaging, 9 x12 inches, signed edition of 100
above: Barry McGee - Untitled, marker on various sticker papers, dimensions variable, signed by the artist
above: Steve Powers - Handy Signs, custom die cut vinyl sticker sheet, approx. 15 x 8 inches, edition of 100
above: Terry Richardson - Smilen glasses, pair of authentic Terry Richardson eyeglasses, approx. 3 x 8 x 3 inches
above: Craig R. Stecyk III - Untitled, 100 unique silver gelatin prints with silkscreen, 4 x 6 inches, printed and signed by the artist, edition of 100
above: Ed Templeton - Chris Johanson, Beautiful Losers, silver gelatin print, 8 x 10 inches, numbered edition of 100
above: Clare E. Rojas - Faint Humms, limited edition compact disk, approx. 5 x 6 inches
above: Mark Gonzales - Krooked Authentico, limited edition air freshener, approx. 6 x 3 inches
above: Thomas Campbell - T. Moe Wallet, limited edition Paul Frank wallet, approx. 4 x 4 inches
Below are images as to how the works are packaged in the crate:
and yes, it includes the catalog from the exhibit:
Approx 22 x 18 x 9 inches, Numbered edition of 100
The Beautiful Losers Catalog [Boxed Edition], 2006
Custom slipcased First Edition / First Printing catalog packaged in custom military grade wood box with limited editions and original works of art by the Beautiful Losers artists.
Approx 22 x 18 x 9 inches, Numbered edition of 100. $1,500.00
Buy it here.
About the Exhibit:
The exhibition also includes a concise overview of the work of a previous generation of artists who have had a direct influence on the aesthetic development of the artists in question; an environmental soundscape that traces the relationship between these subcultures and various genres of popular music; a selection of ephemeral materials (album covers, skateboard decks, toys, zines, etc.) produced in or related to this milieu; and a film and video program to be screened within the exhibition itself.
The exhibition is conceived and curated by Christian Strike and Aaron Rose of Iconoclast. Beautiful Losers opened in Cincinnati at the Contemporary Arts Center in March 2004 and then traveled to San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in July of 2004. The exhibit will make stops at the Orange County Museum of Art and The Contemporary in Baltimore in 2005, and then travel to Europe in 2006 and Asia and Australia in 2007.
A fully illustrated 272-page catalogue published by Iconoclast accompanies the exhibition:
Over 250 pages of documenting a rising movement of artists across the world.
Hardcover, 8.5 x 11 in./272 pgs
Buy it here.
You can purchase several individual pieces by the artists mentioned above and many others, as well as do a virtual 'walkthrough' of the exhibit here.
Beautiful Losers has their own site here.
Iconoclast Editions is a project-based studio working in collaboration with artists to produce a wide variety of multi-media endeavors. Iconoclast produces exhibitions, publications, and artist editions. Since 2002, Iconoclast has produced a multitude of exhibitions, books, editions and other projects including the widely acclaimed touring museum exhibition, Beautiful Losers.
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