3/27/10

TOM OF FINLAND ART FAIR 2010


ANTEBELLUM gallery has a booth @ the TOM OF FINLAND ART FAIR saturday & sunday from 12-6pm.

on sunday durk dehner & i will do live interview with artists and people off the street asking them about erotic art and where they think the movement is going.

come visit us

Sunday
March 28, 2009

West Hollywood Park
647 N. San Vicente Boulevard
directly across from the blue whale, (pacific design center).
West Hollywood, CA 90046

Parking: On street and
a nearby parking structure.

Noon - 6:00 PM

Life drawing and photography.

Symposium Sunday 3:00 PM

Our Future: Homotopia or NOT

Hosted by Durk Dehner & Rick Castro

The attending artists each will be invited
to share through their window into the
future, our hopes and fears of life as a culture,
and a community. This will be taped, and be
part of a presentation sent to the top 100
most influential people.
artists and the public are encouraged to participate by listing who
they consider to be in that top 100 listing.

Admission $10.
(Foundation Members $8)

3/26/10

THE SHIT IS STARTING TO HIT THE FAN

violence & caos has erupted in response to the passing of the healthcare bill. numerous congressmen have been threatened, harassed and in one case sent a "white substance," in the mail.. goaded on by the likes of glenn beck, sarah palin, ann coulter and the like, "tea-bagger-types are removing their sheets and going rouge. check out the view, even elizabeth hasselbeck is pissed off with palin. wow... the world is definitely collapsing. hasslebeck speaks out about her own party, joy behar holds her tongue, (sorta) and comedian DAME EDNA, (some probably thought it was barbara walters) is silent and serious.... till the end.

DENNIS HOPPER IS A STAR


in what will definitely be his last public appearance, film legend DENNIS HOPPER received a star on the
HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME this morning, directly in front of the EGYPTIAN THEATRE, (right next to james cameron).
it must be a bittersweet for mr. hopper to be honored with the 2,403rd star on the walk of fame, while in the last stages of prostrate cancer, meanwhile having his "wife" victoria duffy suing him for all she can get.




dennis hopper has acted in some of the most iconic america films of the last 60 years including~

Rebel Without a Cause (1955)
Giant (1956)
Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (1957)
The Trip (1967)
Cool Hand Luke (1967)
Easy Rider (1969) (Director)
True Grit (1969)
Apocalypse Now (1979)
Rumble Fish (1983)
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (1986)
River's Edge (1986)
Blue Velvet (1986)
Superstar: The Life and Times of Andy Warhol (1990) (documentary)
The Indian Runner (1991)
Super Mario Bros. (1993)
True Romance (1993)
Speed (1994)
Basquiat (1996)

dennis hopper giving his speech flanked by longtime buddy-
jack nicholson on the right. Viggo Mortensen, Ed Ruscha, and David Lynch were also in attendance.

THE MODERN DANDY


THE MODERN DANDY movement is gaining in popularity.
this diverse movement was re-generated by andre 3000 with his "Benjamin Bixby" clothing line back in spring of 2008, along with fashionista~ hedi slimane, and alfred darlington aka DAEDELUS with his electronic music.

what's great about the modern dandy movement is it isn't only an anglophile obsession, in fact all nationalities & diversities are championing this surprisingly sexy, not to mention, fetishistic look.
locally jose promis, renfield & myself have presented dandy~esque theme events @ antebellum.

every year i host~
OSCAR WILDE'S BIRTHDAY, (oct 16th) & DEATH DAY, (nov 30th) PARTIES. in fact i remember way back in 1998 when clive barker made a startled comment upon meeting me. turning to bill condon he said, "why he's a modern day dandy!"











3/25/10

CANDY DARLING

candy darling was one of the original warhol, "superstars," and one of the first transsexuals to semi- cross over into the, "mainstream." here's a teaser for the upcoming flick.

3/24/10

MARIJUANA WILL BE LEGAL NEXT YEAR


Marijuana Legalization Initiative to Qualify for Ballot Today

Today, an initiative that would legalize personal marijuana possession and allow regulated sales of marijuana to adults will qualify for California's November general election ballot. A win at the ballot would be a first of its kind in U.S. history. This is a remarkable moment in the struggle to change our decades-old marijuana policies.

Marijuana was prohibited in 1937 before most Americans had ever heard of it. Today the U.S. leads the world in marijuana consumption. Nearly 26 million Americans used marijuana last year and more than 100 million have tried it in their lifetimes. A huge commodity of the underground economy, marijuana is the nation's top cash crop, valued at $14 billion in California alone. Our state Board of Equalization has estimated we would generate $1.4 billion a year by taxing marijuana like alcohol.
READ MORE-
want to explore CANNABIS AS ART?! check out ANTEBELLUM's next exhibit on- 4/20/2010~ 420~ CANNABIS AS ART

OH NO YOU DID NOT!

bill clinton & george bush when to haiti for... who knows why... publicity? well i guess to raise more $$ and awareness for aid, but take a look at what george bush does after he shakes hands with a few haitians..... he actually wipes his hand ON BILL CLINTON'S SHIRT!

TICKETTOHELL





check out this great zine called TICKETTOHELL from marid, spain, created by DIRTYRENTBOY.

right now there is only an online version,
( which is where all publications are headed)
but when they produce a hard-zine- copy, you can be sure you will find it @ antebellum.

3/22/10

S/M HAPPY HOUR

Leatherati.com and Antebellum Gallery of Hollywood invite all kinksters for an S/M Happy Hour to kick off Los Angeles Leather week here in Los Angeles.

Join guest host American Leatherman 2009 Alex Lindsay along with Antebellum proprietor and renowned fetish photographer Rick Castro, and Leatherati.com Editor in Chief Loren Berthelsen for a fun cocktail party to say "hello" to leather!

Shots, wine and soft drinks will be available at the no-host bar.
Hours are from 5 - 8 PM.
No cover and please, 21 and over only.

Antebellum is located at 1643 N. Las Palmas Ave in Hollywood,CA. 323.856.0667.

See you there!

ANTEBELLUM & LEATHERATI.COM
present~

S&M HAPPY HOUR

with guest host~ ALEX LINDSAY- AMERICAN LEATHERMAN 2009

(a kick-off mixer for LA leather week)

shots, wine & soft drinks available
(no host bar)

MARCH 23rd

5PM - 8pm

no cover
21 & over

ANTEBELLUM
1643 N LAS PALMAS AVE
HOLLYWOOD, CA 90028
323 856-0667
antebellum@earthlink.net
www.antebellum.us.ms

3/21/10

HOUSE PASSES HISTORIC HEALTH CARE BILL


(House Speaker Nancy Pelosi walks into the Capitol with, from left, Majority Whip Steny H. Hoyer (D-Md.), Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) and Democratic Caucus Chairman John B. Larson (D-Conn.). Pelosi carries a gavel used to pass Medicare legislation in 1965. i loved how hoyer & lewis are holding hands- so cute)

NANCY PELOSI took the podium to thunderous applause from all dems, leaving john boehner looking like he was about to cry. he did try to throw a tantrum for theatrical purposes, but came off looking and sounding shrill.
The contrast between the shouting, red-faced Boehner and the placid, positive Pelosi couldn't be starker.
when nancy pelosi thanked the president, republicans booed to the name of Barack Obama.

on a 219-212 vote, the most sweeping change in federal health policy in decades heads to the president.



(Rep. Anthony Weiner calls out GOP for false memos)


(the debate in 10 minutes)

(confused guy interrupts speech)

JAKE SPERM CAME AND WENT


JAKE SPERM COMES ALL OVER~ the official closing night party for TOMORROW'S MAN @ ANTEBELLUM was a real ball!...
literally.

artist~ JACOB SEMANS, (yes, that's his real name) hosted his group of handsome men & beautiful women, with classic martini's as the drink of the evening.
ROMAN UDALOV was the live james bond~esque gentleman in the window looking like a cross between the picture windows of amsterdam & performance art.

live performance by "MAURICE & SCOTT," entitled~ "YOU'RE NOT MY PHYSICAL TYPE," was a throw-back to piano bars & bath houses of the 70s.










video

CRASH & BURN

crash & burn: a video by HEATHER CASSILS,
the dyke who kissed LADY GAGA in the TELEPHONE video.
CHECK IT OUT!~

BLAST FROM THE PAST!

photo by JOHN TRISTRAM- model- scott- biker- circa 1958


photo by CHAMPION- model- david knight- circa 1956

for more images & info check out- V.M.P

HEATHER CASSILS

heather cassils is the dyke who made-out with lady gaga in the prison yard scene of the TELEPHONE video.
she has been creating this amazing performance art piece...
take a look-