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

February 14 - March 8, 2013

Los Angeles, CA

Antebellum Gallery
presents:

Rick Castro Fetish
A Cross-Section of International Artists

Opening Reception: Valentine's Day, Thursday, February 14, 7:00 - 9:00 PM
A Benefit for Antebellum. Please Donate Generously.
$5 Donation requested at the door.

View a cross~section of international artists presenting
images / homages / inspirations and tributes to
Rick Castro & his black cat - Pyewackett (RIP).

A Los Angeles native, Rick Castro, has created and promoted fetish as art
through photography, fashion, writing & lifestyle all of his adult life.

Beginning back in the late '70s creating costumes for Bette Midler, Toni Basil, & Tina Turner, thru the '80s as a fashion stylist for photographers Herb Ritts, George Hurrell and Joel-Peter Witkin.

Since the late '80s till now, Rick creates photographs depicting fetish, bondage and all the glory of kink. Rick's two books CASTRO (1990) and 13 YEARS OF BONDAGE (2004) document this exploration. Moving to film Rick co~directed & wrote the fetish classic HUSTLER WHITE (1996) with Bruce LaBruce, and directed an MTV documentary about the 21st century fetish to come from the internet PLUSHIES & FURRIES (2001) produced by World of Wonder.

For the last seven years Rick curates art as fetish ~ fetish as art ~ at his gallery in Hollywood called Antebellum. Rick has introduced new artists from around the world and is the most influential person bringing fetish to the mainstream.

Antebellum, the only fetish art gallery in America, and perhaps the world, continues it's tradition of bringing fetish to the mainstream.


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
General Gallery Hours: Wednesday, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM (Tea Time $5 Cover)
Thursday - Saturday, 1:00
PM - 7:00 PM (Saturday, Happy Hour 5:00 PM)
-- and by appointment.

1643 N. Las Palmas Ave., Hollywood CA, 90028  Map 
323.856.0667
Antebellum Gallery Website

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“Cock size doesn’t matter to me. I didn’t start doing those gigantic cocks until the censors let the magazines publish full frontal nudity. I had to come up with something you couldn’t get in a photograph. So those big cocks are all for the other guys — I’m an ass man myself.” — Tom of Finland