Aaron Rose & The Watts Towers – “Nuestro Pueblo”

If you wanted to delve into one of the most creative minds from the past decade, you’d be hard pressed to find a better candidate than Aaron Rose, a linchpin of the “Beautiful Losers” movement and director of the documentary with the same title. “Artists are the storyteller people of our world,” says the Los Angeles native. As a writer, curator, publisher, editor, musician, and filmmaker, he’s a quite the consummate storyteller himself. For The Avant/Garde Diaries, Aaron introduces us to Simon Rodia, an early twentieth-century Italian immigrant who constructed one of the most impressive, and yet unlikely, manifestations of avant-garde architecture in the past century. The Watts Towers are a monumental complex of seventeen interconnected sculptures located in the Watts area of LA. Aaron Rose calls them “a testament to the power of creativity itself.”

The Avante/Garde Diaries

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4 responses to “Aaron Rose & The Watts Towers – “Nuestro Pueblo”

  1. Couldnt agree with you more sir. One of my friends lives on 107th and we have taken plenty of pic and flick of the towers. No matter how many times I visit them, its seems like it is the first time all over again. I dig your shirts too, keep up the great work.

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