'Beautiful Losers' director Aaron Rose's Silver Lake art house
The painter, collector and now filmmaker sets up his own bit of bohemia in a Los Angeles guest house.
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aaron rose( Stefano Paltera / For The Times / August 22, 2008 )
Aaron Rose, 39, a collector and painter of street-inspired contemporary art, lives like a Soho bohemian in Silver Lake. He recently shared his home with Times staff writer David A. Keeps the week before Rose made his debut as a filmmaker with the release of "Beautiful Losers," a documentary about a loose-knit group of outside artists in New York in the 1990s. The film is screening Aug. 29 to Sept. 4 at Landmark's Nuart Theatre in Los Angeles.
"I'm also trying to break into choreography to add to my resume," he jokes. Rose, who ran the Alleged Gallery in New York for a decade and assembled the "Beautiful Losers" exhibition at the Orange County Museum of Art in 2004, certainly knows how to stage a compelling yet highly functional work-live space.
"I suppose you can call them installations as opposed to interiors," he says, citing his gallery experience. "Every place I have ever lived has served as a studio but also has a look, which is more about the things I am into at the time and living with the stuff I love."