MOCA TV | SAMO© Jean-Michel Basquiat – N.A.S.A. + Kool Kojak + Fab Five

November 01 2012 . 03:35am


For this film, rather than making a direct homage to Basquiat’s work, the filmmakers decided instead to try to re-create the world, which spawned SAMO. N.A.S.A. Is a DJ duo featuring Brazilian DJ, Ze Gonzales (aka DJ Zegon) and music producer Sam Spiegel (aka Squeak E. Clean), who are known for their collaborations with Kanye West, MIA, Santigold, David Byrne, Karen O and more. The duo came together with Brazilian-American producer Kool Kojak to collaborate on the track that also features legendary New York impresario Fab Five Freddy, who was recruited to do spoken word. A search for archival footage of New York from the era was undergone, then coupled with organic elements to add a sense of hand-made to the film. Animator Maya Erdelyi painstakingly painted and scratched hundreds of feet of vintage 16mm stock, which has been used as a visual bed for the film. Erdelyi and artist Alexis Ross did the SAMO/Fab Five Freddy texts and lettering by hand. Aaron Rose and filmmaker/animator Thomas McMahan then assembled of the final piece together in the edit.

A film by Aaron Rose and Thomas McMahan
Music by N.A.S.A. featuring Kool Kojak and Fab Five Freddy
Animations by Maya Erdelyi and Alexis Ross

Find out more at: moca.org

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Aaron Rose’s Fire Sale video and closing day event Saturday July 21, 2012

July 21 2012 . 01:23am

Almost a month ago, a very good friend to so many people, Andreas Trolf was in a very serious motorbike accident.
While we are grateful daily that we still have him in our lives, after three weeks in hospital, countless surgeries and a long road ahead to recover, his medical costs are huge.

The woman who hit Andreas was both unlicensed and uninsured which leaves the financial burden on Andreas.

As a small gesture to try and help in this awful situation, Aaron Rose’s Fire Sale, currently up at Known Gallery will donate 100% of proceeds on Saturday July 21 to Andreas’ recovery fund.

It is the final day of the sale and there are still countless bargains to be had. None of the items will be priced, rather it will be a donation system, with each person donating whatever they wish to the fund in exchange for their purchases.

Prizm Pictures in association with Known Gallery & Aaron Rose of Alleged Press
Shot and Edited by Matthew Childs
Additional Photography by Jose Rojas
Canon 5dMk2 + Canon 60D
Zeiss Contax AEG 25mm, 50mm, 85mm
Canon L Series 17 – 40mm

Music:
Bibio – Lover’s Carvings
The Drums – Days
Delicate Steve – Love

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Aaron Rose’s FIRE SALE | 50% off starting NOW!

July 18 2012 . 01:36am

Starting NOW!! 50% off Fire Sale at Known Gallery. New arrivals. Everything must go!!!!

AARON ROSE’S FIRE SALE
Ends July 21, 2012

Known Gallery
441 North Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036
info@knowngallery.com

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ONE MAN’S TREASURE | Coverage of Aaron Rose’s Fire Sale | Bobby Hundreds

July 12 2012 . 08:19pm

Find out more at: thehundreds.com

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Aaron Rose’s FIRE SALE opening night photos

July 11 2012 . 01:03am

AARON ROSE’S FIRE SALE
Opens: July 7, 2012 | 7-11pm
Runs: July 7 – July 21, 2012

Known Gallery
441 North Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036
info@knowngallery.com

Photos: Matthew Childs & Jose Rojas

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