COPPER: THE ART OF SPANKING
besides being part of fetish history,
copper is one of the few living artists from drummer magazine.
he is also a gay icon and pilar of the community.
please join us for copper's first ever exhibiton.
6pm till 8pm
(on display for one week only)
1643 n las palmas ave
hollywood, ca 90028
323 856~ 0667
Having enjoyed drawing and painting his entire life, Copper worked as an illustrator and layout artist in West Hollywood in the early 1980’s. Here he created art for the bi-weekly gay periodical DataBoy Magazine, as well as advertising campaigns for adult industry stars like Leo Ford and Jeff Stryker, and BD/SM legends Larry Townsend and Marathon Films.
In the mid-80’s, Copper changed careers by joining the L.A.P.D.
He was the first gay police officer to voluntarily come-out to the department in 1991. In addition to his regular patrol duties in the Hollywood Division, he was also an instructor at the Police Academy, helping to establish the curriculum for a class in Police Relations with the LGBT Community.
In 1992, Copper’s art began to regularly appear in periodicals like Drummer, The Leather Journal, Hot Bottoms and Cuir.
Having a personal interest in the male-spanking fetish, in 1998 Man’s Hand Films published a 98 page book of his original stories and drawings titled The Art of Spanking. Copper is now a co-owner and Creative Director of Man’s Hand Films, including his appearances in nine of their spanking videos.
Since BD/SM magazines in the 1990’s were printed in black-and-white, most of Copper’s early work was pen-and-ink including illustrations, cartoons and comic-book style drawings. With the advent of on-line publishing in the early 2000’s, Copper began incorporating more color into his art, in addition to rekindling his interest in oil painting.
Copper retired from the L.A.P.D. in the early 2000’s and now lives in North Hollywood where he is semi-active in the C.P. and BD/SM community, in addition to continuing his hobby of creating erotic imagery – especially that of male spankings.
Remarkably, in 2014, Copper is scheduled to publish his 1,000th work of fetish art.
Antebellum is proud to present the first exhibtion of Copper's artworks.