Item description for Young, Sleek, And Full Of Hell by Aaron Rose, Carlo McCormick & Brendan Fowler...
It was a gallery . . . allegedly. In 1992, Ludlow Street in New York's Lower East Side was just gutter of low-rent tenements with a large demographic of artists, musicians, film-makers, designers, writers, and hoodlums. At the heart of it was Alleged Gallery--the most famous street-style gallery in America. A venue for art and artists always a few steps ahead of the object itself, this peripheral gallery launched--between 1992 and 2002--the international careers of countless emerging artists.
From the outset, the gallery was always something of a hypothetical. The disclaimer was inherent in the name: Alleged. With the first sandwich board signs announcing its arrival, there was no mistaking the iconoclastic agenda. This was pure Carney, an exhibition space as conceived for the art world as it might exist in less savory social margins. Between the art, music, words and pictures, sex, drugs, and drinking, it became a democratic, all-inclusive venue for young emerging artists, representing an attitude about unlimited and irreverent freedom.
In Young, Sleek, and Full of Hell, the history of the art, exhibitions, and events is told for the first time through spontaneous behind-the-scenes photographs and exclusive interviews with the artists, musicians, designers, models, actors, film-makers, curators, gallerists, and collectors who comprised this early art scene. Alleged Gallery defines an entire generation of art-making before it made the full transition from the streets to the galleries. Young, Sleek, and Full of Hell features over 100 artists who exhibited at the gallery, including: Mark Gonzales, Ed Templeton, Thomas Campbell, Diann Bauer, Jeremy Henderson, Glen E. Friedman, David Aaron, Daniel Higgs, Phil Frost, Spike Jonze, Andy Jenkins, Sofia Coppola, Andre Razo, Chris Johanson, Tobin Yelland, Ari Marcopolis, Barry McGee, Margaret Kilgallen, Mike Mills, Shepard Fairey, Tom Sachs, Susan Cianciolo, Sonic Youth, Courtney Love, Unsane, Surgery, Railroad Jerk, Cibo Matto, The Boredoms, Kim Gordon, Thurston Moore, Jim Jarmusch, Harmony Korine, Mark Borthwick, Cameron Jamie, and Terry Richardson. Edited by Aaron Rose.
Introduction by Carlo McCormick.
Interviews by Brendan Fowler.
Paperback, 7 x 10 in./224 pgs / 100 color and 100 b&w.
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Studio: Drago Arts and Communication
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1" Width: 6.75" Height: 9.5" Weight: 1.86 lbs.
Release Date May 15, 2005
Publisher Drago Arts and Communication
ISBN 8888493328 ISBN13 9788888493329
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More About Aaron Rose, Carlo McCormick & Brendan Fowler
Aaron Rose is a film director, art show curator and writer wAaron Rose is a film director, art show curator and writer who is most responsible as the cornerstone of the Beautiful Lho is most responsible as the cornerstone of the Beautiful Losers art movement, which has featured and helped notarize tosers art movement, which has featured and helped notarize the work of artists such as Barry McGee and Shepard Fairey. Ihe work of artists such as Barry McGee and Shepard Fairey. In 2005, he published with Drago Young Sleek and Full of Helln 2005, he published with Drago Young Sleek and Full of Hell, where he collects over 100 artists including Mark Gonzales, where he collects over 100 artists including Mark Gonzales, Ed Templeton Spike Jonze, Sofia Coppola, Sonic Youth, Terr, Ed Templeton Spike Jonze, Sofia Coppola, Sonic Youth, Terry Richardson. He was the owner and director of Alleged Galley Richardson. He was the owner and director of Alleged Gallery in New York City and created Alleged Press. He is also cory in New York City and created Alleged Press. He is also co-editor of ANP Quarterly.In 2009 he create WKE, a content- -editor of ANP Quarterly.In 2009 he create WKE, a content-
Reviews - What do customers think about Young, Sleek, And Full Of Hell?
young, sleek and awesome! Sep 22, 2007
Love this book! Contains some great insights into the early careers of some of my favorite artists. There should be more books like this!
dull Dec 2, 2006
I returned it. If you are an artist looking for inspiration, you won't find it here. The only fresh thing about this book is the title.
Photos are bland. It is more academic without the kick or good design in "Live Through This." The content would only be of historical interest.
I ordered this book because this site stated " Customers who bought "Live through This" also bought this book. I imagine they are getting a lot of returns.
allegedreview Aug 26, 2005
This book gives you a look at what it was like from the people who were there. I only went to a few shows but these people lived there. McGee, Kilgallen, Campbell, Gonzalez and more. Photos of the shows and behind the scenes of life and work at the gallery. Plus great interviews with dozens of artists and people who were there telling how they found out about it and there wildest alleged experiences. Great book, every city in the world needs an alleged gallery, I know mine does.
Finally! Jul 9, 2005
I have been waiting for this book for a long time. Although I wasn't a regular when the gallery was open, over the years I have become a big fan of the art and artists that were exhibiting there. This book is filled with interesting photos and anecdotes about the struggles of being an independent artist and gallery in an increasingly more corporate world. New York is not the same now. This book reminds me that one mustn't have to sell out to make a mark.