The Art of Spanking
Saturday, December 7, 6:00 - 8:00
$5 Donation requested at the door.
Besides being part of fetish history,
Copper is one of the few living artists from Drummer Magazine.
He is also a gay icon and pillar of the community.
Please join us for Copper's first ever exhibiton.
Having enjoyed drawing and painting his entire life,
Copper worked as an illustrator and layout artist in West Hollywood
in the early 1980’s. Here he created art for the bi-weekly gay
periodical DataBoy Magazine, as well as advertising campaigns for adult
industry stars like Leo Ford and Jeff Stryker, and BD/SM legends Larry
Townsend and Marathon Films.
In the mid-80’s, Copper changed careers by joining
the L.A.P.D. He was the first gay police officer to voluntarily come-out
to the department in 1991. In addition to his regular patrol duties
in the Hollywood Division, he was also an instructor at the Police Academy,
helping to establish the curriculum for a class in Police Relations
with the LGBT Community.
In 1992, Copper’s art began to regularly appear
in periodicals like Drummer, The Leather Journal, Hot Bottoms and Cuir.
Having a personal interest in the male-spanking fetish,
in 1998 Man’s Hand Films published a 98 page book of his original
stories and drawings titled The Art of Spanking. Copper is
now a co-owner and Creative Director of Man’s Hand Films, including
his appearances in nine of their spanking videos.
Since BD/SM magazines in the 1990’s were printed in black-and-white,
most of Copper’s early work was pen-and-ink including illustrations,
cartoons and comic-book style drawings. With the advent of on-line publishing
in the early 2000’s, Copper began incorporating more color into
his art, in addition to rekindling his interest in oil painting.
Copper retired from the L.A.P.D. in the early 2000’s and now lives
in North Hollywood where he is semi-active in the C.P. and BD/SM community,
in addition to continuing his hobby of creating erotic imagery –
especially that of male spankings.
Remarkably, in 2014, Copper is scheduled to publish his 1,000th work
of fetish art.
Antebellum is proud to present the first exhibtion of Copper's artworks.
Antebellum, the only fetish art gallery in America,
and perhaps the world, continues it's tradition of bringing fetish
to the mainstream.
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.
General Gallery Hours: Wednesday, 5:00
PM - 7:00 PM
Tea Time 5:00 PM - $5 Cover
Thursday - Friday, 1:00 PM
- 7:00 PM
Saturday, 1:00 PM - 8:00
PM, Happy Hour 6:00
PM - 8:00 PM
-- and by appointment.
1643 N. Las Palmas Ave., Hollywood CA, 90028 · Map ·
Antebellum Gallery Website