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Beautiful Losers (2008)

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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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$10,607 (USA) (8 August 2008)

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Beautiful Losers
15 April 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

beautiful losers is a great documentary, amazing, awe inspiring artists and art work. because i am really interested in this field, it's nice to see behind the scene and look at how they work alone and together, constantly being inspired by each other creatively.

some of the art work shown in the documentary were brilliant, but the highlight would be the artists themselves. weird, funny, lonely, they made for a really interesting watch and kept me entertained with their little specks of life story.

it did drag on a little bit near the middle i supposed but nevertheless i still found it interesting. my advice to some people is just put it on, watch it and don't think too much about how it's pretentious or whatever because then you will miss something really great. it left me feeling inspired and creative, i put my pencil to paper straight after it ended. watch it.


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