„Beautiful Losers“ ist eine wundervolle Doku über Streetart und DIY-Künstler, viele der interviewten Designer hatte ich schon hier auf Nerdcore. We were pretty stupid... and great. You know: awesomely dumb. Wunderbar! Wann und ob dieser Film überhaupt in Deutschland irgendwo zu sehen sein wird, weiß ich nicht. Aber ich weiß, wo ich demnächst suchen muss.
In the early 1990's a loose-knit group of likeminded 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. Developing their craft with almost no influence from the "establishment" art world, this group, and the subcultures they sprang from, have now become a movement that has been transforming pop culture.
Starring a selection of artists who are considered leaders within this culture, Beautiful Losers focuses on the telling of personal stories. It speaks to themes of what happens when the outside becomes "in" as it explores the creative ethos connecting these artists and today's youth.