Aaron Rose - curator, artist, musician and director of the worth seeing 'Beautiful Losers' movie - met Hobnox' Juli at 'Berliner Strasse' exhibition to talk about his work, the 'Beautiful Losers' project, the whole 'Sell Out' discussion and about his art rock band 'The Sads'.
via Juli Fox
BEAUTIFUL LOSERS celebrates the spirit behind one of the most influential cultural moments of a generation.
In the early 1990's a loose-knit group of likeminded outsiders found common ground at a little NYC storefront gallery. They have all emanated from American urban street culture, loosely tied to the subcultures of skateboarding, graffiti, punk and hip-hop, and made art that reflected the lifestyles they led. Amongst this unorthodox group of artists one can find the personal worlds of Thomas Campbell, Larry Clark, Shephard Fairey, Chris Johanson, KAWS, Harmony Korine, Ari Marcopoulos, Barry McGee, Ryan McGinley, Mike Mills, Raymond Pettibon, Terry Richardson or Ed Templeton.
Aaron Rose together with his partner Christian Strike curated the foundational show Beautiful Losers (which stopped at Circleculture Gallery in 2004) and directed a documentary about this urban art scene, which showed the world the potential of such an important art movement.