Barry McGee Art showing at Boston ICA
“And I think, like, Nerds are…the dispossessed, and do inherit the creative earth.” -Mike Mills
Beautiful Losers follows the lives and careers of a collective group of Do-it-yourself artists and designers who inadvertently affected the art world. I stumbled on it at the public library, and the truth is, it changed my life. Simply listening to this band of nerdy, funny, skateboarding graffiti artists-turned influential designers made me need to make things. Now Barry McGee, one this fantastic documentary follows, is showing at the ICA in Boston from April until September.
The artists discussed and interviewed in the film include Thomas Campbell, Cheryl Dunn, Shepard Fairey, Harmony Korine, Geoff McFetridge, Barry McGee, Margaret Kilgallen, Mike Mills, Steven “Espo” Powers, Aaron Rose, Ed Templeton and Deanna Templeton.