The main event of the RVCA World Tour, Tokyo took place the evening of Wednesday, July 31 and was one for the record books. 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.
The exhibition included works by ANP and friends of the likes of Deanna Templeton, Steve Powers, Tobin Yelland, Chris Johanson, Cheryl Dunn, Geoff McFetridge and more, as well as that of the show’s curator, creator, editor of the ANP Quarterly and long-time RVCA affiliate, Aaron Rose. Other RVCA advocates representing the skate, surf and sport teams filled the gallery space along with hundreds of other show-goers. See the full recap on RVCA.com.