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OVER A QUARTER CENTURY OF DEDICATION TO PROTECTING, PRESERVING AND PROMOTING EROTIC ART.
July 11, 2009
Los Angeles, CA

Antebellum Gallery
presents:

E.M.A
A Tribute to Ed McAndrews


Art by E.M.A.

Saturday, July 11, 4:00 PM

Antebellum Gallery would like to invite all to attend
a memorial in honor of Ed McAndrews aka E.M.A
.

A lot has been said regarding the passing of social & pop icons, and how their deaths will affect the world.

I would like to now focus on our community, and comment on someone who touched my life and a smaller group of people by his recent passing.

ED MCANDREWS — aka E.M.A. — was a Los Angeles artist who created images through photography. His subject of choice: Latino & Native American young men.

Ed was a very private person; in fact this is the first time his real name is being associated with his art. Ed used the alias of E.M.A. (Ed Mc Andrew) as his title and stamp for all his photography.

Ed lived a very quiet life as an appraiser for LA County, residing for many years on Fountain Ave. in West Hollywood. This small apartment was also his photo studio. He had recently moved to Atwater. As his long time hobby, Ed created amazingly erotic images that were sexy, lust-filled, classic and ironic all at once.

Ed’s images were very humorous, perhaps tongue-in-cheek, or just naive, (one never knew with Ed). They conveyed a traditional erotically playful innocents like his predecessors: Bob Mizer at AMG, Bruce of LA, Mel Roberts & David Hurles at Old Reliable. Although Ed’s photos were contemporary, his usage of lighting and sepia toning created the aura of another era. Ed was also an avid collector and seller of Antique Native American photography, and was perhaps one of the most knowledgeable persons in this genre.

— Rick Castro


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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"My drawings are primarily meant for guys who may have experienced misunderstanding and oppression and feel that they have somehow failed in their lives. I want to encourage them. I want to encourage this minority group, to tell them not to give up, to think positively about their act and whole being." (1990) — Tom of Finland