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OVER A QUARTER CENTURY OF DEDICATION TO PROTECTING, PRESERVING AND PROMOTING EROTIC ART.
February 28 - April 1, 2009
Los Angeles, CA

Antebellum Gallery
presents:

Radical Faerie
The 30th anniversary of a gay male counterculture exploration.


Art by Steve Postman

Opening Reception: Saturday, February 28, 7:00 - 9:00 PM
$10.00 cover
· $5 with costume · nudists free!
Special performance by Ian Mackinnon.

Featuring artists:

GREG DAY, TYGER BUGGHATTI , MARK THOMPSON, DANIEL NICOLETTA,
MATTHIAS HERRMANN, STEVEE POSTMAN, MICHAEL BINGHAM, FLYNN DE MARCO,
DAVID HOLLEN, LUC GEORGES, FAKIR MUSAFAR, RFD ARCHIVES and more!

~ salon events ~

Green Tea Ceremony - March , 7th - $10
Fetish Film Night - March 13th - $10
Mythos/Pathos - Legend of the Mind - performance by Tiger Bugghatti - March 20th - $17
Kinky Camera Club - March 22nd - $60
Fetish Book Club - March 27th - $15
Mastering Yoga - BDSM Yoga Workshop with Trane West - every Wednesday for 5 weeks - $30

A History of Radical Faeries:

The Faeries trace the origin of their movement's name to a "Spiritual Conference for Radical Faeries" called in 1979 by Harry Hay, John Burnside, Don Kilhefner, and Mitch Walker in Benson, Arizona.

Originally consisting of gay men, the movement has spread throughout the world over the past decades since, in tandem with the larger gay rights movement, challenging the commercialization and patriarchal aspects of modern gay life while celebrating pagan constructs and rituals, and adapting rural living and environmentally sustainable concepts to modern technologies as part of human creative expression.

Faeries tend to be fiercely independent, anti-establishment and community-focused. Some embody a feminized ideal, while others embody a fluid spectrum of gender expression -- feminine to masculine and all points between -- as a path towards transcending the limits of human social conditioning. Radical Faeries vary greatly from region to region and often commune at large gatherings timed with the seasons and solar system, especially the Equinox and Solstice.

Today, Radical Faeries embody a wide range of genders and sexual orientations, and most sanctuaries are open to all. Radical Faerie communities practice "queer-themed spirituality" associated with radical politics, paganism or neopaganism, feminism, gender liberation, and may encompass any and all religions or a lack of them.


About the gallery:

Antebellum Gallery is located in the heart of downtown Hollywood. The term antebellum is Latin for"before war". While it commonly refers to a more romantic Gone With the Wind era, we find ourselves again today with American culture at odds with political / religious / social agendas that threaten to blow the lid off its foundations at any given moment.

Steeped in Victorian nuances with a salon style, Antebellum is intended as a hybrid of artistic, cultural, and political iconoclasm.

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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“…I named what I thought was an enormous sum. Without blinking an eye, he gathered up my life work and handed me the amount I asked for: $70… I didn’t expect more. Remember that homosexuality was forbidden in most of the Western world; so all those businesses were illegal, black market. I knew that they wouldn’t have paid me more anyway — or so I believed then.”
— Tom of Finland