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OVER A QUARTER CENTURY OF DEDICATION TO PROTECTING, PRESERVING AND PROMOTING EROTIC ART.

April 20 - May 7, 2010

Los Angeles, CA

Antebellum Gallery
presents:

420 ~
Cannabis as Art


SEX ARTISTE

Opening Night: Tuesday, April 20, 7:00 - 9:00 PM
$10 Cover

Featuring artwork by:
Genesis 4:20 Collective, Raymond Sandoval, Gregory Bojorquez, Richard Eastman,
Hunter Jackson, Bryan Barnes, Cliff Maynard, Jamie Green, Chris Lissner,
Henry Hemp, Mike Tucker, Sex Artiste, Art Weeks, and Renfield.
Curated by Rick Castro.

Antebellum, the only fetish art gallery in america, and perhaps the world continues it's tradition of bring fetish to the mainstream with it's new exhibit -
420 ~ Cannabis as Art.

Cannabis has long been used for fiber (hemp), for medicinal purposes, and as a recreational drug.

Medical use

There has been considerable interest in its use for the treatment of a number of conditions, including glaucoma, AIDS wasting, neuropathic pain, treatment of spasticity associated with multiple sclerosis, and chemotherapy-induced nausea. A recent study has also concluded that cannabinoids found in Cannabis might have the ability to prevent Alzheimer's disease. THC has been shown to reduce arterial blockages.
Currently he FDA does facilitate scientific investigations into the medical uses of cannabis.

Recreational use

Cannabis is a popular recreational drug around the world, only behind alcohol, caffeine and tobacco.
In the United States alone, it is believed that over 100 million Americans have tried Cannabis, with an additional 25 million Americans using it within the past year.

According to the UK medical journal The Lancet, Cannabis has a lower rate of dependence compared to both nicotine and alcohol, and any Cannabis withdrawal symptoms are typically mild and are never life-threatening.

Religious use

Cannabis has being referred to in India as "food of the gods", eventually becoming a ritual part of the Hindu festival of Holi.

In Buddhism, cannabis has been used in meditation and regarded as a holy plant since 500 BC. Shamanic use of Cannabis in China has been dated to at least 1000 BC.

Anointing oils mentioned in Exodus are said to contain Cannabis. Sufis have used Cannabis in a spiritual context since the thirteenth century.

In modern times the Rastafari movement has embraced Cannabis as a sacrament.

Cannabis as art & fetish

The fervor and devotion for cannabis throughout history can now be summed up with imagery and artworks depicting the ongoing passion and debate for cannabis.


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 almost never draw a completely naked man. He has to have at least a pair of boots or something on. To me, a fully dressed man is more erotic than a naked one. A naked man is, of course beautiful, but dress him in black leather or a uniform — ah, then he is more than beautiful, then he is sexy!”
— Tom of Finland