Saturday, May 23, 2015

Eric Stanton Under Glass: A Final View of the Taschen Gallery Show

With the show concluding, here's a final look at this rare gallery exhibit. 

Eric Stanton art - Richard Pérez Seves, Fethistory.blogspot.com

For those of you who missed it, you have one last day. The show ends tomorrow, May 24.

TASCHEN GALLERY
8070 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(323) 852-9098

Directions

Eric Stanton art - Richard Pérez Seves, Fethistory.blogspot.com

Rarely will you see an underground artist get such respect. Here, for instance, are his pulp sexploitation paperbacks from the 1960s.

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And here is original Eric Stanton sexploitation art currently hanging on the walls.

Eric Stanton art - Richard Pérez Seves, Fethistory.blogspot.com

Eric Stanton art - Richard Pérez Seves, Fethistory.blogspot.com

Eric Stanton art - Richard Pérez Seves, Fethistory.blogspot.com

Eric Stanton art - Richard Pérez Seves, Fethistory.blogspot.com


Eric Stanton art - Richard Pérez Seves, Fethistory.blogspot.com

Eric Stanton art - Richard Pérez Seves, Fethistory.blogspot.com

Eric Stanton art - Richard Pérez Seves, Fethistory.blogspot.com

Eric Stanton art - Richard Pérez Seves, Fethistory.blogspot.com

Eric Stanton art - Richard Pérez Seves, Fethistory.blogspot.com
Eric Stanton art - Richard Pérez Seves, Fethistory.blogspot.com

More edgy and bizarre material from the post-sexploitation era, the 1970s.

Eric Stanton art - Richard Pérez Seves, Fethistory.blogspot.com

Eric Stanton art - Richard Pérez Seves, Fethistory.blogspot.com

Eric Stanton art - Richard Pérez Seves, Fethistory.blogspot.com

Eric Stanton art - Richard Pérez Seves, Fethistory.blogspot.com

Eric Stanton art - Richard Pérez Seves, Fethistory.blogspot.com

Certainly a gallery show you'll never see the likes of again.
For those who attended and offered support, I would like to say thanks!

BOOK UPDATE:

For those interested, I'll be profiling Stanton, Irving Klaw, Edward Mishkin, Leonard Burtman, Bettie Page, Steve Ditko et al., in my upcoming (2018) hardcover illustrated biography, Eric Stanton & the History of the Bizarre Underground.

More information to follow....
This has been a true labor of love!

 In the meantime, please check out my tribute book on Charles Guyette (below).

Eric Stanton, Richard Pérez Seves, Fethistory.blogspot.com
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Charles Guyette: Godfather of American Fetish Art



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Charles Guyette reviewed by Tony Mitchell, The Fetishistas

"Charles Guyette is a name that you might have seen mentioned in passing in books about the ‘golden age’ of American fetish imagery — the period from the mid 1930s to early ’60s associated with the publishing work of Irving Klaw, John Willie, Robert Harrison and Leonard Burtman among others. But the chances are, these were indeed only passing mentions...."

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Saturday, April 11, 2015

John Willie, B&G, Gene Bilbrew, Bill Ward... currently on display with Eric Stanton


As for other artists featured in this once-in-a-lifetime event at the Taschen Gallery?

John Willie, Bizarre

John Willie
And You Can Lace Yourself In Like This, 1952
Published Art, Bizarre, n.11
12.5 x 7.75 in (31.75 x 19.68 cm)
Ink on Board

B&G

B&G
The Bondage Society
Re-drawn Klaw-era illustration
Published Art  for Pleasure Parade 5, 1982
Stanton/Mavety
Graphite, Pen and Ink on Paper

Gene Bilbrew, Satellite Publishing Co.

Gene Bilbrew
“Hampered Hercules, Book 1,” 1961
(Satellite Publishing Co. Imprint; Malkin)
13.5 x 8.75 in (34.29 x 22.22 cm)
Gouache on Board

Bill Ward

Bill Ward
The Married Set, 1967
WH509: Wee Hours Books Paperback Imprint; Malkin
14.5 x 9.5 in (36.83 x 24.13 cm)
Gouache on Board

Bill Ward

Bill Ward
Be Careful When You Hit High C.,1960s
12.5 x 16 in (31.75  x 40.64 cm)
Conté Crayon on Board 

Elmer Batters

Elmer Batters
Untitled 4, circa 1971
15 x 10 in (38 x 25.3 cm)
C-Type Print
Edition of 7

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Elmer Batters
Untitled (Sylvia) 1, 1980
10 x 15 in (25.3 x 38 cm)
C-Type Print
Edition of 7

Eric Stanton

That's right ... all this plus the man himself: Eric Stanton.

Eric Stanton by Steve Ditko

This rare event will continue until May 24.

TASCHEN GALLERY
8070 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(323) 852-9098

>>>>>>>>>><<<<<<<<<<


Thanks for tuning in. Hope you'll join me next time....

=> Index ~ of FetHistory ~ From the Beginning:
http://fethistory.blogspot.com/p/1.html


Charles Guyette: Godfather of American Fetish Art



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Charles Guyette reviewed by Tony Mitchell, The Fetishistas

"Charles Guyette is a name that you might have seen mentioned in passing in books about the ‘golden age’ of American fetish imagery — the period from the mid 1930s to early ’60s associated with the publishing work of Irving Klaw, John Willie, Robert Harrison and Leonard Burtman among others. But the chances are, these were indeed only passing mentions...."

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FetHistory, FetHistory, FetHistory, FetHistory, FetHistory, FetHistory

 

Monday, April 6, 2015

Unpacking Allen Jones … at the Taschen Gallery

One of coolest things about the Eric Stanton (and Elmer Batters) exhibit happening now in L.A. was the arrival of the classic set of transgressive furniture art produced by U.K. artist, Allen Jones.

Now I’ve seen these sculptures featured in art books, in documentaries, but it was still startling to see them in person, especially as they arrived.


Eric Stanton, Allen Jones, Richard Perez, Taschen Gallery Exhibit




Eric Stanton, Allen Jones, Richard Perez, Taschen Gallery Exhibit

It was no less bizarre seeing the pieces finally assembled, just a day or two before the show. 



This was just before the opening. In the background is a wall of Eric Stanton art.




 Of course some people might ask what connection Allen Jones has to the show. And I can only reply that Allen Jones was certainly influenced by Eric Stanton. Here’s one example of many:


Here’s the earlier variation of original Stanton art:

Eric Stanton, Allen Jones, Richard Perez, Taschen Gallery Exhibit



As they say: imitation is the highest form of flattery:

Eric Stanton, Allen Jones, Richard Perez, Taschen Gallery Exhibit

Allen Jones or Eric Stanton?... You make the call.

Eric Stanton, Allen Jones, Richard Perez, Taschen Gallery Exhibit

 Allen Jones or Eric Stanton?... 

Eric Stanton, Allen Jones, Richard Perez, Taschen Gallery Exhibit

Allen Jones or Eric Stanton?... 

Eric Stanton, Allen Jones, Richard Perez, Taschen Gallery Exhibit

Allen Jones or Eric Stanton?... 

Eric Stanton, Allen Jones, Richard Perez, Taschen Gallery Exhibit

Allen Jones or Eric Stanton?... 

Eric Stanton, Allen Jones, Richard Perez, Taschen Gallery Exhibit
I hope you'll check out the gallery in person. It's worth a visit. The Eric Stanton (and Elmer Batters) "Bizarre Life" exhibit will be on display until May 24.


TASCHEN GALLERY
8070 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(323) 852-9098

>>>>>>>>>><<<<<<<<<<


Thanks for tuning in. Hope you'll join me next time....

=> Index ~ of FetHistory ~ From the Beginning:
http://fethistory.blogspot.com/p/1.html


Charles Guyette: Godfather of American Fetish Art



*     *     *     *     *     *     *


Charles Guyette reviewed by Tony Mitchell, The Fetishistas

"Charles Guyette is a name that you might have seen mentioned in passing in books about the ‘golden age’ of American fetish imagery — the period from the mid 1930s to early ’60s associated with the publishing work of Irving Klaw, John Willie, Robert Harrison and Leonard Burtman among others. But the chances are, these were indeed only passing mentions...."

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FetHistory, FetHistory, FetHistory
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
FetHistory, FetHistory, FetHistory, FetHistory, FetHistory, FetHistory