Daily Dose Pick: Ari Marcopoulos

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Documenting artists, snowboarders, musicians, and skateboarders, photographer and filmmaker Ari Marcopoulos takes a lively, anthropological approach to art.

Starting out in NYC’s downtown art and music scene, Marcopoulos got insider shots of Warhol, Haring, and Basquiat, as well as LL Cool J and the Beastie Boys. Discovering skateboard culture, he captured the dynamism of that world, before heading west to turn his lens on the developing snowboard scene and his own growing family.

View Ari Marcopoulos’ gallery page, read an interview with the artist, see a clip of his film Detroit at the 2010 Whitney Biennial, catch his current exhibition at Foam in Amsterdam, watch him discuss his recent survey at the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, and buy the catalogue from the show

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Click through below to see a gallery of Marcopolous’ work.

Ari Marcopoulos, Alice, 2008. Courtesy Foam_Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam ©Ari Marcopoulos

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Ari Marcopoulos, Special Effects, 2005. Courtesy Ratio 3, San Francisco ©Ari Marcopoulos

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Ari Marcopoulos, Stockholm, 1999. Courtesy Ratio 3, San Francisco ©Ari Marcopoulos

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Ari Marcopoulos, Bike Crash II, 2002. Courtesy Foam_Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam ©Ari Marcopoulos

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Ari Marcopoulos, Cairo, 2007. Courtesy Foam_Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam ©Ari Marcopoulos

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Ari Marcopoulos, Angel, 2008. Courtesy Foam_Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam ©Ari Marcopoulos

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Ari Marcopoulos, White room, Iran, 2000. Courtesy Ratio 3, San Francisco ©Ari Marcopoulos

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Ari Marcopoulos, Creekside, Sonoma, 2004. Courtesy Foam_Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam ©Ari Marcopoulos

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Ari Marcopoulos, Cairo, Sanoma, 2007. Courtesy Foam_Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam ©Ari Marcopoulos

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Ari Marcopoulos, Drain, 2007. Courtesy Ratio 3, San Francisco ©Ari Marcopoulos

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Sho Ka Wah, Sonoma, 2004. Courtesy Foam_Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam ©Ari Marcopoulos

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