Aaron Rose is a film director, art show curator and writer who is most responsible as the cornerstone of the Beautiful Losers art movement, which has featured and helped notarize the work of artists such as Barry McGee, Steven "Espo" Powers, Harmony Korine and Shepard Fairey. In 2005, he published with Drago Young Sleek and Full of Hell, where he collects over 100 artists including Mark Gonzales, Ed Templeton, Thomas Campbell, Phil Frost, Spike Jonze, Sofia Coppola, Sonic Youth, Terry Richardson. He was co-curator of the Beautiful Losers touring art exhibit, and edited the collected art book - released by Iconoclast and Distributed Art Publishers in 2004 - featuring the work and artists of the tour. The exhibition toured the world through 2009. He is also the director of the documentary film Beautiful Losers, which began its US theatrical run in 2008.