Now & Then: Beautiful Losers, Alleged Gallery & the 90s Lower East Side






August 24 – September 1, 2018


Rita Ackermann, David Aron, Thomas Campbell, Susan Cianciolo, Cheryl Dunn, Shepard Fairey, Joey Garfield, Mark Gonzales, Johanna Jackson, Todd James, Chris Johanson, Margaret Kilgallen, Alex Knost, Harmony Korine, Ari Marcopolous, Geoff McFetridge, Barry McGee, Mike Mills, Steve Powers, Andre Razo, Aaron Rose, Tom Sachs, Ivory Serra, Ed Templeton, Deanna Templeton, Tobin Yelland, and more…


Presented by Raw Footage, The Beautiful Losers Film Archive

RVCA Artist Network Program ANP



RVCA is pleased to announce an upcoming gallery exhibition, entitled “NOW & THEN: A DECADE OF BEAUTIFUL LOSERS,” will debut in New York City on August 24, 2018 at The Hole gallery.

The “NOW & THEN: A DECADE OF BEAUTIFUL LOSERS” exhibition venerates the 10-year anniversary of the ‘Beautiful Losers’ documentary that made its US premiere on August 8, 2008 at the IFC center in New York. ‘Beautiful Losers,’ directed by Aaron Rose and Joshua Leonard, captured the characteristic spirit of a community of artists affiliated with the Alleged Gallery in Manhattan in the early 1990’s. ‘Beautiful Losers’ depicted a community of artists including Barry McGee, Ed Templeton, Mike Mills, Thomas Campbell, Jo Jackson, Shepard Fairey, Chris Johanson, and Margaret Kilgallen during the Alleged Gallery era.

In present-day, a community to which these artists belong still exists in the form of the RVCA Artist Network Program. This program encompasses RVCA’s ongoing effort to advocate, promote, and lend support to artistic talents who embody the nonconformist spirit found in of street, youth, and skate culture and subvert the traditional art world. As such, RVCA has tapped longtime members of the RVCA Artist Network Program to participate in group exhibition that celebrates the ethos of the ‘Beautiful Losers’ film, and the era it encapsulated.

DIY/“outsider” art and its acceleration to the cultural forefront will be revisited with the “NOW & THEN: A DECADE OF BEAUTIFUL LOSERS” exhibition. On site will be both artworks and collaborative RVCA merchandise from artists including but not limited to: Aaron Rose, Andre Razo, Ari Marcopoulos, Barry McGee, Cheryl Dunn, Chris Johanson, David Aron, Deanna Templeton, Ed Templeton, Geoff McFetridge, Ivory Serra, Jo Jackson, Margaret Kilgallen, Mark Gonzales, Mike Mills, Rita Ackermann, Shepard Fairey, Stephen Powers, Susan Cianciolo, Thomas Campbell, Tobin Yelland, and Tom Sachs.

In a continuation of the RVCA brand ethos of promotion and development of artistic talent, proceeds from the sale of collaborative merchandise from the gallery exhibition will benefit Redhook Labs, a public-benefit corporation located in Red Hook, Brooklyn and Downtown Los Angeles, which establishes arts education in public schools and community centers.

NOW & THEN: A DECADE OF BEAUTIFUL LOSERS, proudly presented by RVCA, will be on view to the public starting Friday, August 24th through Saturday, September 1st 2018 at The Hole, located at 312 Bowery, New York, New York, 10012.

The NOW & THEN: A DECADE OF BEAUTIFUL LOSERS collaborative capsule collection will be available on location at the gallery space as well as online at RVCA.COM starting Friday, August 24. Collaboration merchandise will include limited edition products in collaboration with ALLEGED, ED TEMPLETON, GEOFF MCFETRIDGE, TOBIN YELLAND, and more…



























AM 8Ari Marcopoulos Red Hook, 2014, oversized photocopy print, 60 x 36 inches, 152 x 91 cm

HARMONY_KORINE_TOPP_FICK_JR_2016 1500Harmony Korine Topp Fick Jr, 2016, oil bar, house paint, spray paint, 31 x 27 inches, 79 x 69 cm

MCG 228Barry McGee Untitled, 2014, acrylic and gouache on panel, 87 x 62 inches, 221 x 158 cm

Mark Gonzales

Mark Gonzales Wein I Take Drugs Things Get Out Of Focus And I Like That, 1995, mixed media, 32 x 99 inches, 81.3 x 251.5 cm

TY 6Tobin Yelland Hippy Party, Sacramento, 1990, print, edition 1/5, 40 x 30 inches, 101.6 x 76.2 cm

TY 7Tobin Yelland Theft of Fruit, 1989, print, edition 1/5, 40 x 30 inches, 101.6 x 76.2 cm

TY 8Tobin Yelland Cardiel, Slayer, 1991, print, edition 2/5, 40 x 30 inches, 101.6 x 76.2 cm

GM 6Geoff McFetridge Everyone Is First Everyone Is Last, 2018, acrylic on canvas, 37 x 30 inches, 94 x 76.2 cm

MM 2Mike Mills Set List From The Last Germs Show, 2018, inkjet print, 40 x 30 inches, 101.6 x 76.2 cm

MM 3Mike Mills Ronald Reagan, March 30, 1981, 2018, inkjet print, 30 x 40 inches, 76.2 x 101.6 cm

MM 4Mike Mills Broadsheet by The Communication Company, 2018, inkjet print, 40 x 30 inches, 101.6 x 76.2 cm

Margaret Kilgallen

Margaret Kilgallen Untitled, 1998, acrylic on sewn paper, 18.5 x 13.5 inches, 47 x 34.3 cm

ARose 2Aaron Rose Double Vision, 2016, mixed media on canvas, 74 x 74 inches (set of four)

DAron 1, 2, 3David Aron left to right: Flux And Flow, Don’t You Know, 2018, acrylic on wood, 25.5 x 20.5 x 3.5 inches, 64.8 x 52 x 9 cm; Serious Architecture, 2018, acrylic, twine, wood, 24.75 x 7.5 x 8.75 inches, 63 x 19 x 22.2 cm; Magnification Can Show The Great Forces Within, 2018, acrylic on wood, 26.5 x 21 x 2.5 inches, 67.3 x 53.3 x 6.4 cm

ET 2Ed Templeton Little Trouble Girl, 2015, acrylic and oil pastel on panel, 48 x 144 inches, 122 x 365.7 cm, diptych

Tom Sachs

Tom Sachs Phone Books, 1994 – 1995, various materials, 11 x 9 x 2 inches, 28 x 23 x 5 cm each

TJ 26Todd James Reclining Spraycan, 2011, enamel on aluminum, 48 x 48 inches, 122 x 122 cm

TJ 25Todd James Vanity Nemesis, 2011, gouache and graphite on paper, 22.5 x 30 inches, 57.2 x 76.2 cm


Deanna Templeton Tess, 2014, silver gelatin print, edition 1/3, 38.75 x 48 inches, 98.4 x 122 cm

DTemp 3Deanna Templeton Erin, 2014, C-print, edition 2/3, 40 x 32.75 inches, 101.6 x 83.2 cm


Deanna Templeton Andi, 2015, silver gelatin print, edition 2/3, 24.5 x 36 inches, 62.2 x 91.4 cm

TCam 2Thomas Campbell Paper Flower Render, 2017, spray paint and acrylic on wood panels, 144 x 120 inches, 365.8 x 304.8 cm

razo3Andre Razo Song Bird, 2018, marker on paper, 42.5 x 32.25 inches, 108 x 82 cm

1500 razoAndre Razo The First Time We Sang Together, 2018, marker on paper, 26 x 20 inches, 66 x 50.8 cm

razo2Andre Razo The Grass and The Sea, 2018, marker on paper, 26 x 20 inches, 66 x 50.8 cm

CJ 228Chris Johanson Unique Mind/Soul Within Infinity, 2018, acrylic and household paint on canvas, 94 x 70 inches, 238.8 x 177.8 cm

CJ 229Chris Johanson Untitled, 2018, acrylic and household paint on canvas, 70 x 94 inches, 177.8 x 238.8

Jo JacksonJo Jackson A Jar For Every Artist In The Show, 2018, glazed porcelain, dimensions variable

cherylCheryl Dunn Twister, 1999, archival giclee print, 30 x 40 inches, 76.2 x 101.6 cm

cheryl3Cheryl Dunn Birds Over Fidi, 2014, archival giclee print, 40 x 30 inches, 101.6 x 76.2 cm

cheryl2Cheryl Dunn Free Food, 2012, archival giclee print, 30 x 40 inches, 76.2 x 101.6 cm

SF 231Shepard Fairey OG Andre (Questionable Background 7), Version 2, 2018, mixed media (stencil, silkscreen, collage) on paper, 30 x 34 inches, 76.2 x 86.4 cm

SF 230Shepard Fairey OG Andre (Questionable Background 10), Version 2, 2018, mixed media (stencil, silkscreen, collage) on paper, 30 x 34 inches, 76.2 x 86.4 cm

SP 177Steve Powers See Me Stagger, 2014, enamel on aluminum, 48 x 48 inches, 122 x 122 cm

SP 176Steve Powers Tomorrow You’re My Only Hope, 2004, enamel on aluminum, 44 x 28 inches, 111.8 x 71 cm

SP 178Steve Powers Story Told Walking, 2015, enamel on aluminum, 48 x 48 inches, 122 x 122 cm

Ivory Serra

Ivory Serra top row left to right: Harmony and Chloe, Halloween, 1997, 16 x 20 inches; Mark Gonzales, Alleged Prince Street, 1997, 16 x 20 inches; Aaron Rose, Brooklyn, 1996, 14 x 11 inches; Sunshine Show Overview, 2000, 11 x 14 inches; Brendan Fowler and Aaron Rose, Washington Street, 14 x 11 inches; Susan Cianciello, Alleged, 1999, 8 x 10 inches; bottom row left to right: Susan’s Installation, Alleged, 1999, 8 x 10 inches; Dave Aaron, Water Street, 1996, 10 x 8 inches; Mark Gonzales spray painting, Alleged, 1998, 8 x 10 inches; Run Collection restaurant contact sheet, 11 x 14 inches; ESPO Japan, 2000, 14 x 11 inches; Barry & Margaret, Japan, 2000, 16 x 20 inches; Alleged Sunshine Crowd, 2000, 11 x 14 inches; Tobin Yelland, NYC, 2017, 8 x 10 inches