Hello and welcome to Alleged Press. This venture is a wonderful collaboration between myself, Italian publisher Damiani Editore and an amazing group of creative hearts and minds. The original Alleged Press actually started over ten years ago when I began self-publishing small photocopied artist fanzines in very limited quantities. Although times have changed, surprisingly, the objective today remains at its heart very much the same. Our mission now is to create a unique series of wonderful monographs, beautifully designed and printed, which spotlight the works of young artists, graphic designers, photographers and filmmakers who we believe reflect the tempo of the times. It is our hope that this amazing series will entice and inspire those interested in art and design, while providing a valuable resource for students and researchers.
Milano, February 2006
Alleged Press is distributed in the United States by
DAP (Distributed Art Publishers) www.artbook.com
Aaron Rose is an artist, writer, musician, film director
and independent curator currently living in Los Angeles.
For ten years (1992-2002) he was owner/director of the
Alleged Gallery in New York. He was co-curator of the
museum exhibition Beautiful Losers: Contemporary Art &
Street Culture, which toured the world through 2009. He
was also co-curator of Art In The Streets, a retrospective
of street art, which opened Summer 2011 at the Museum of
Contemporary Art (MoCA) in Los Angeles. In addition to
curating and publishing, Rose is editor of ANP Quarterly,
a free arts magazine produced in conjunction with RVCA.
He directed the feature documentary film Beautiful Losers
as well as numerous shorts and films for television. He
continues to write and organize exhibitions in galleries
and museums worldwide.