17 August 2009

Beautiful Losers

Finally got to watch this yesterday at the ICA. I most certainly wasn't disappointed, it's great. In the early 1990's a loose-knit group of like-minded outsiders found common ground at a little NYC storefront gallery. Rooted in the DIY (do-it-yourself) subcultures of skateboarding, surf, punk, hip hop & graffiti, they made art that reflected the lifestyles they led. I wouldn't say its an art documentary, or a skateboarding documentary i'm not really sure what it is. I really love the quirky things like Mike Mills interviewing in suit and Harmony Korine in a city park telling a small child his friend got his head cut off. I'm a bit in love with Barry McGee.

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