I was honored when asked to contribute artwork by Collector, Mike Pollack, to a silent auction benefiting Pyramid Atlantic during the DC film premier of Beautiful Losers!
Beautiful Losers originated as an internationally touring visual art exhibition that linked together “a loose-knit group of like-minded outsiders rooted in the DIY (do-it-yourself) subcultures of skateboarding, surf, punk, hip hop & graffiti.” The Beautiful Losers film highlights 14 artists from this exhibition including Aaron Rose, Barry McGee, Chris Johanson, Ed Templeton, Geoff McFetridge, Harmony Korine, Jo Jackson, Margaret Killgallen, Mike Mills, Deanna Templeton, Stephen Powers, Thomas Campbell, Shepard Fairey and Cheryl Dunn.
Also contributing to the auction is my good friend and colleague, Cynthia Connolly, who’s photography has been touring with the Beautiful Losers exhibition since the early 1990’s. Cynthia’s photograph of Allison Wolfe (one of my all time favorite lady rockers whose bands include Bratmobile and Partyline) graces the cover of the exhibition catalogue. Cynthia’s work will also be available during the silent auction. I LOVE this photo and personally curated it into the Transformer’s Silent Auction and Benefit Party in 2008! I also had the pleasure of meeting Aaron Rose, Beautiful Losers Director, a few weeks ago when he was in DC for a conference on the direction of the National Endowment for the Arts during the Obama era. He is very cool and so is his movie! Go see it, support DC area artists and support DC area art organizations in the process!
Tickets include admission to the Screening, Silent Art Auction and Reception. VIP Tickets include a pre-reception with our special guests, a private gallery viewing, and complimentary wine and light appetizers. Individual $50, VIP (includes VIP pre-reception) $125, More info here.
Beautiful Losers Film Trailer
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I heart BRATMOBILE!