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This documentary follows the lives and careers of a collective group of Do-it-yourself artists and designers who inadvertently affected the art world.

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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 purposethan a common love of doing it. In the 1990s, a loose-knit group of American artists and creators, many just out of their teens, began their careers in just such a way. Influenced by the popular underground youth subcultures of the day, such as skateboarding, graffiti, street fashion and independent music, artists like Shepard Fairey, Mark Gonzales, Spike Jonze, Margaret Kilgallen, Mike Mills, Barry McGee, Phil Frost, Chris Johanson, Harmony Korine, and Ed Templeton began to create art that reflected the lifestyles they led. Many had no formal training and almost no conception of the inner workings of the art world. They ... Written by Anonymous

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Great film but not for kids
23 January 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I loved it, I hated it. I found the stories fascinating. I loved the art. It was well done. It was great to see all the stories of artists I have admired. I didn't like the language or nudity throughout the whole film. I realize that Aaron Rose was going for the edgy raw feel to the film but I think it would have had that same feeling without all the F- Bombs and nudity. I think this could inspire a whole new generation of artists but I won't be showing this to any young aspiring artists. I like that it sends the message that an artist should just be himself/herself and not worry about what the world feels you should be. It will inspire you to make some art.


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