[KAWS; RICHARDSON, Terry.] ROSE, Aaron, & Christian Strike (eds.)
Beautiful Losers. Contemporary Art and Street Culture.
First edition, first impression. Signed on the front free endpaper by the editors, Aaron Rose and Christian Strike and by the contributing artists Kaws, Tobin Yelland, Terry Richardson, Mike Mills, and others. Exhibition catalogue published in conjunction with the 2004 touring exhibition “Beautiful Losers”. A colorful compendium of popular culture, related artwork, graphics, and photos. The contributing artists are divided into two historical categories – the “Roots and Influences” who are Jean-Michel Basquiat, Neil Blender, Larry Clark, R. Crumb, Glen E. Friedman, Futura, Keith Haring, Wes Humpston, Ari Marcopoulos, Raymond Pettibon, Brian Schroeder (Pushead), Craig R. Stecyk III, and Andy Warhol; and the “Beautiful Losers”, consisting of Thomas Campbell, Cynthia Connolly, Brian Donnelly (KAWS), Cheryl Dunn, Shepard Fairey, Phil Frost, Mark Gonzales, Evan Hecox, Jo Jackson, Todd James, James Jarvis, Andy Jenkins, Chris Johanson, Spike Jonze, Margaret Kilgallen, Harmony Korine, Geoff McFetridge, Barry “Twist “McGee, Ryan McGinley, Ryan McGinniss, Mike Mills, Stephen Powers (ESPO), Terry Richardson, Clare E. Rojas, Romon Kimin Yang (Rostarr), Ed Templeton, and Tobin Yelland. Profusely illustrated in color and black and white. Scarce in this format.
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Quarto. Original red cloth, titles to front cover and spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Four pages with a vertical crease due to publishing flaw otherwise near fine in fine dustjacket.