Sunday, April 26, 2015

PLEASE DO NOT ENTER!

BATES MOTEL


French artist Vincent Lamouroux   
covers the entire Sunset pacific motel (aka BATES MOTEL), including it's surrounding palm trees and billboard with an opaque white lime wash. The bleached structure creates a stark visual contrast set against the clear blue Los Angeles sky, inviting an interpretive experience for visitors without a possible point of physical entry.


Friday, April 3, 2015

Bizarre Life




 

Embrace Your Fantasies: Bizarre Life – The Art of Elmer Batters & Eric Stanton


TASCHEN Gallery announces the opening of Bizarre Life – The Art of Elmer Batters & Eric Stanton, a controversial and essential exhibit that traces the artistic struggle of these two pioneers of fetish art, from the gritty post-war streets of Times Square to their position today as cultural icons.

8070 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90048

Exhibit  runs from
March 27 -May 29, 2015


If not for the moral chaos of World War II, Eric Stanton and Elmer Batters might have sublimated their indecent obsessions and spent lives illustrating catalogs, or photographing weddings. But after the clarifying effect of near death, each embraced his difference, and returned home to hack a heroic creative path through contemptuous and villainous publishers, multiple arrests, loss of family, and occasionally, freedom, to be who he had to be.