Outsider(s): the history of Beautiful Losers

Our friends at Jonathan LeVine Projects have been releasing rare prints and original works in collaboration with the Beautiful Losers Archive. Now they are stepping it up and releasing a bulk amount, read the details bellow and bid online!

Outsider(s): the history of Beautiful Losers
Exhibition: October 16-22, Artcurial, Paris
Auction: October 22, 7pm (Paris local time)


Greetings friends and family of Jonathan LeVine Projects. You may have noticed over the past few months we have been working with the Beautiful Losers Archive, releasing various prints and original work. We are excited to be working with them on their upcoming auction with Artcurial in Paris entitled Outsider(s): the history of Beautiful Losers. Please read below and find out what it’s all about.
 
In the very near future we will continue to release rare and hard to find prints, objects and other originals from the archive, so keep your eyes peeled. Contact us with any questions, and you can follow @beautifullosersofficial and @jonathanlevineprojects on instagram for more info on the works offered in the sale.
 
On October 22nd, Artcurial will unveil Outsider(s): the history of Beautiful Losers, coinciding with this year’s FIAC, France’s most important art fair. This collection of works will include original works, editions and rare objects by artists who emerged from the cultures of skateboarding, independent music, and graffiti as well as the Do-It-Yourself movement of the 1990s, and whose work was featured in the seminal Beautiful Losers traveling museum exhibition launched in 2004. It will encompass historic works by KAWS, Barry McGee, Margaret Kilgallen, Phil Frost, Raymond Pettibon, Chris Johanson and many others.
 
For Artcurial, the unveiling of this unprecedented collection of art and rare objects from these deeply influential movements and cultures is a return visit to the world of the Do-It-Yourself movement that emerged in the 1990s, and the 2004-2009 traveling museum exhibition, Beautiful Losers, which brought the movement and its leading creators into mainstream cultural recognition and established them as a force to be reckoned with across the contemporary art landscape.
 
The sale will include original works by KAWS from the early to mid 2000s, before he achieved the current level of global recognition. The sale will also include works by influential artists and creators including Mark Gonzales, Raymond Pettibon, Shepard Fairey, Margaret Kilgallen, Barry McGee, and Phil Frost. The provenance of this collection of works is exceptional: most of the works were originally acquired directly from the artists.
 
The sale consists of more than 200 lots, including original works by the movement’s most iconic artists and objects with which to relive this historic exhibition. It also includes urban art objects ranging from skateboards to street fashion.
 
THE BEAUTIFUL LOSERS EXHIBITION AT ARTCURIAL
The sale of the Outsider(s) collection at Artcurial will recall the spirit of the Beautiful Losers exhibition that launched in 2004. The exhibition went on to travel the world, across the United States and Europe, breaking attendance records, and finally concluding after five years in 2009.
 
This movement – based on popular and disparate references ranging from cartoons, comic books, and punk rock to skateboarding and graffiti, is a continuation of the Beat Generation’s spirit and is currently experiencing a renewed interest amongst collectors and academia.
 
A HISTORIC AMERICAN COLLECTION TO BE SOLD IN PARIS
The Outsider(s) collection will be exhibited and staged at Artcurial in Paris for the very first time. Never before has this work from the collection been exhibited. One of the most important works is Untitled, a 2003 work (acrylic on photograph) by KAWS, depicting his renowned Companion character in a car painted with the iconic Louis Vuitton pattern (estimate: 50,000-80,000 euro), as well as a painted skateboard titled Warm Regards (2005) (estimate: 50,000-70,000 euro). The Warm Regards work on paper is also included in the sale as part of the Beautiful Losers Portfolio, a boxed collection of pieces published to commemorate the exhibition.
 
Raymond Pettibon, an American artist and icon of the movement, is also represented, with Untitled (Blue ball), a work on paper dated 2003 with an estimate between 10,000-15,000 euro. Also of note is Subtext, produced in 1999, a historic and important collaborative work by Barry McGee and Phil Frost (estimate 30,000-40,000). One of the finest examples of Frost’s work will also be offered, a 2003 diptych titled Bolsar 7 (30,000-40,000 euro).
 
Important large scale photographs by Ryan McGinley, an artist from New York’s downtown cultural scene, will be offered, including Tree #3, which was featured in his influential 2004 PS1 MOMA exhibition (estimate 20,000-25,000). Among several other works being offered by the artist, Ed Templeton’s iconic Teen Smoker photograph will be offered.
 
Urban art and street culture connoisseurs will be pleased with the range and depth of collectibles and editioned works on offer, ranging from prints, trainers, and vinyl figures to printed matter and other extremely rare and historic objects. Included is a pair of hand painted Nike Dunks by Raymond Pettibon and various works by KAWS.

For more info or to bid online: https://bit.ly/2Vq68Ef