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OVER A QUARTER CENTURY OF DEDICATION TO PROTECTING, PRESERVING AND PROMOTING EROTIC ART.
February 14 - March 15, 2008
Los Angeles, CA

Antebellum Gallery
presents:

S&M
An Exhibition of Sadomasochistic Art


Folded by Mitchel Evens

Opening Reception: Valentine's Day, Thursday, February 14, 6:00 - 9:00 PM
$5.00 Cover

~ salon events ~

masters tea party ~ Feb 16th ~ 5 - 7 PM ~ $10
spanking salon ~ Feb 23rd ~ 7 PM ~ $20
sketch salon ~ Feb 24th ~ 1 PM ~ $10 per hr
fetish book club ~ Feb 28th ~ 7 PM ~ $10
cigar salon ~ Feb 29th ~ 6 PM ~ $10
bondage salon ~ March 1st ~ 7 PM ~ $20
domasan's bondage salon ~ March 7th ~ 7 PM ~ $20
wax demo ~ March 8th ~ 7 PM ~ $20
fist performance ~ March 14th ~ 7 PM ~ $20
rubber night ~ closing party ~ 7 PM ~ March 15th ~ $5

Featuring artists:

Mitchel Evans, Adam Kozik, AJ Epstein, Marsorama, Rick Castro, Tony Ward, Dillinger, Ashley, Buck Angel, Elayne Angel, Dave Naz, Domasan, Edward Lucie-Smith, Fakir Musafar, Robert Mappelthorpe, Herb Ritts, Steven Meisel, Joel-Peter Witkin, Bettie Page, Marquis De Sade, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Madonna's Sex Book, William Stevens, and more.

S&M, (sadomasochism) is a human interaction describing the quite common activities between consenting adults that contain sadistic and masochistic elements.

Behaviors such as erotic spanking, tickling, and love-bites that many people think of only as "rough" sex also contain elements of sadomasochism.

Similarly, the exchange of power in S&M may not be along the expected lines. While it might be assumed that the "sadist," — the person who gives the sensation or causes the humiliation — is the one with the power, the actual power may lie with the "masochist" —who typically creates the script, or at least sets the boundaries, by which the S&M practitioners play.

There is no definitive opinion on this phenomenon, but a vast documentation of writings, relationships, experiences, films and artworks such as: The works of French writer, The Marquis De Sade, (1790?s), Austrian writer, Leopold von Sacher-Masoch's novel- Venus in Furs, (1870), French writer Pauline Rage's novel Story of O (1954), Italian filmmaker, Pier Paolo Pasolini's- Salo, (1975), New York's Hellfire Club, (1970s), American photographer, Robert Mapplethorpe, (1980s), Madonna's SEX book, (1992), and more recently American photographers Mitchel Evans, (2000s) and Rick Castro's- 13 Years of Bondage, (2003).

Antebellum Gallery
Gallery Hours: Wednesday - Saturday, 1:00 PM - 7:00 PM -- or by appointment.
1643 N. Las Palmas Ave., Hollywood CA, 90028  Map 
323.856.0667
Antebellum Gallery Website

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ABSTRACT ART
“The abstract, especially in those rough sketches, is very important to me, perhaps because of my advertising background, where layout is so important. Sometimes those first few lines cut the paper into such satisfying shapes that I don’t want to go on, but I always do, adding nostrils and nipples and bootstraps until I have filled the paper up as usual.” — Tom of Finland