1. "Widely Unknown"


    from Josh Ackerman / Added

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    This Documentary has yet to be released. It gives an in-depth, behind the scenes view of the artists that were involved in the Widely Unknown Exhibit in 2001 at Deitch galleries following the passing of Margaret Kilgallen due to complications from Breast Cancer. Most of the interviews and footage were taken by my father, Ralph Ackerman who passed away in 2008 due to complications from Throat Cancer and ultimately Kidney failure. I hope to release it, possibly even re-edit portions...but it has been a very difficult project to address due to the tragedies, the total lack of finances and ultimately being overwhelmed by the entire situation. I have done all the graphics, titling, editing and sound mixing, in addition to half of the interviews, and ultimately hope to elaborate on this documentary at some point with maybe advd of a larger update. Since it's taken so long to get this far...this is it. - Josh >> excerpt from NY Times

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    • Known Gallery ::: Aaron Rose Fire Sale


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      Prizm Pictures in Association with Known Gallery & Aaron Rose X Alleged Press Shot and Edited by Matthew Childs Additional Photography by Jose Rojas Canon 5dMk2 + Canon 60D Zeiss Contax AEG 25mm, 50mm, 85mm Canon L Series 17 - 40mm Music: Bibio - Lover's Carvings The Drums - Days Delicate Steve - Love AARON ROSE’S FIRE SALE Opens: July 7, 2012 | 7-11pm Runs: July 7 – July 21, 2012 Known Gallery 441 North Fairfax Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90036 info@knowngallery.com In September of 2001 I packed up my New York life of over ten years, stuffed it into a U-Haul and moved to Los Angeles. The contents of that truck included all kinds of evidence and ephemera from my time as a gallerist in NYC. There were some really cool original pieces of art in there, but it mostly consisted of things like prints, posters, furniture, extension cords, cassette tapes, magazines, books, skateboards, and thousands of other random things that at the time I just couldn’t let go of. After a few months of being on the West Coast, the entire contents of that truck got dumped into an anonymous storage space in Glendale where it has remained now for over ten years. Each month I diligently send a check to pay for this big black box of 1990′s memories…but the time has come to end those shenanigans. The idea of keeping all this evidence of my old life in storage no longer sounds attractive to me. There are some amazing things in there that I’m sure people will like and it makes no sense to keep hoarding. So, ladies and gentleman, my loss is your gain. Starting July 7th, for two weeks only we will be staging a fire sale at Known Gallery. The ark will be opened and its contents placed on glorious display for all to marvel at. Who knows? There might even be something in there you wanna take home! Featuring: Mike Mills, Ed Templeton, Mark Gonzales, Mister Cartoon, Thomas Campbell, Chris Johanson, Mark Borthwick, Sonic Youth, Beautiful Losers, Raymond Pettibon, Terry Richardson, Fort Thunder, Tommy Guerrero, Tobin Yelland, Aaron Rose, David Aron, Andre Razo, Chris Pastras, Joshua Wild Man, Brian Degraw, Ari Marcopoulos, Cynthia Connolly, Rita Ackermann, Cheryl Dunn, Andrew Jeffrey Wright, Bruce La Bruce, Ivory Serra and more…..

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      • Art in the Streets at MOCA


        from James Kalm / Added

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        During a recent trip to Los Angeles, James Kalm took time to stop in and see the "Art in the Streets" exhibition at MOCA. During this visit, he paused to attend a lecture by Carlo McCormick on the Graffiti Art scene and it's historical precedents. Standing next to your humble reporter during this presentation was Museum Director Jeffery Dietch. Featuriing works by:Lee Quiñones, Futura, Margaret Kilgallen, Swoon, Shepard Fairey, Craig R. Stecyk III, Chaz Mister, RETNA, SABER, REVOK, RISK et al.

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          from Farrell Conlan Media / Added

          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, and 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, created a movement that transformed pop culture. Starring Shepard Fairey, OBEY founder and creator of the Barack Obama “Hope” poster; award-winning pro skater Ed Templeton; Harmony Korine, writer of the cult favorite KIDS and director of GUMMO and MISTER LONELY; and Mike Mills, director of THUMBSUCKER and designer of album covers for Beck, Beastie Boys, Sonic Youth, and more. Also starring Barry McGee, Chris Johanson, Geoff McFetridge, Jo Jackson, Margaret Kilgallen, Stephen Powers, and Thomas Campbell.

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          • The Independents Show


            from beautifullosersfilm / Added

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            A clip from the documentary feature film BEAUTIFUL LOSERS. Opening on 8/8/08 at the IFC Center in NYC! Coming to LA on 8/29/08 at the NuArt Landmark Theater,to SF at the Landmark Lumiere on 9/05/08 and with your support to a theater near you. Visit BeautifulLosers.com for more info.

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            • Beautiful Losers film trailer


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              Beautiful Losers celebrates the spirit behind one of the most influential cultural movements of a generation. 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...speaking to themes of what happens when the outside becomes "in" as it explores the creative ethos connecting these artists and today's youth.

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