SATURDAY (July 7): Aaron Rose’s Fire Sale @ Known Gallery
As a collector I’m reluctant to post this, but as a friend I must because everyone should know about this.
My dear director/curator/artist amigo Aaron Rose is cleaning out his closet, a storage container housing over 10 years worth of collected original art but mostly consisting “of things like prints, posters, furniture, extension cords, cassette tapes, magazines, books, skateboards, and thousands of other random things”, to be inexact. And we get to reap the rewards of this cleansing! Yes, that’s right, it’s time to see what treasures Aaron has stored away for so long, items that a handful have actually seen, pieces of cultural history that are about to be rediscovered!
What hidden gems await to be found? What super valuable piece of art will you find for insanely reasonable prices? How much crap can one person collect? Find out tomorrow night!
(Continue below for more details from Rose…)Aaron Rose’s Fire Sale
Opening reception: Saturday, July 7th, 7-11pm
441 North Fairfax AvenueLos Angeles, CA 90036
Show runs from July 7-21, 2012
From A. Rose:
“In September of 2001 I packed up my New York life of over ten years, stuffed it into a U-Haul and moved to Los Angeles. The contents of that truck included all kinds of evidence and ephemera from my time as a gallerist in NYC. There were some really cool original pieces of art in there, but it mostly consisted of things like prints, posters, furniture, extension cords, cassette tapes, magazines, books, skateboards, and thousands of other random things that at the time I just couldn’t let go of. After a few months of being on the West Coast, the entire contents of that truck got dumped into an anonymous storage space in Glendale where it has remained now for over ten years. Each month I diligently send a check to pay for this big black box of 1990′s memories…but the time has come to end those shenanigans. The idea of keeping all this evidence of my old life in storage no longer sounds attractive to me. There are some amazing things in there that I’m sure people will like and it makes no sense to keep hoarding. So, ladies and gentleman, my loss is your gain. Starting July 7th, for two weeks only we will be staging a fire sale at Known Gallery. The ark will be opened and its contents placed on glorious display for all to marvel at. Who knows? There might even be something in there you wanna take home!
Featuring: Mike Mills, Ed Templeton, Mark Gonzales, Mister Cartoon, Thomas Campbell, Chris Johanson, Mark Borthwick, Sonic Youth, Beautiful Losers, Raymond Pettibon, Terry Richardson, Fort Thunder, Tommy Guerrero, Tobin Yelland, Aaron Rose, David Aron, Andre Razo, Chris Pastras, Joshua Wild Man, Brian Degraw, Ari Marcopoulos, Cynthia Connelly, Rita Ackermann, Cheryl Dunn, Andrew Jeffrey Wright, Bruce La Bruce, Ivory Serra and more…..
Proceeds from the sale will go to support programs for our educational
project MAKE SOMETHING!!, a D.I.Y. art school for teens.
The opening is Saturday night - 7-11pm with a performance by Money Mark, Tommy Guerrero, Ray Barbee and Fredo Ortiz.“
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