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

Elmer Batters
























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.

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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.


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Saturday, April 4, 2015

Original Eric Stanton & Steve Ditko art at the Taschen Gallery

"A Dull Day in The Neighborhood," the complete set of "Correspondence Letter B-1" and "Correspondence Letter B-2," which collectively would later be republished as "Confidential TV," 22 pages (out of 24) of "The Kinky Hook," 4 pages of "Divorce Agreement" these are just some of the Stanton/Ditko art items owned by Benedikt Taschen, and much of the material passed through my hands this past week as I urged him to put as much of it on display as possible and put it all in a separate room too.

Currently on display and offered for sale at the Taschen Gallery in Los Angeles is a selection of collaborative art produced by Eric Stanton and Steve Ditko between 1966 and 1967, just after Ditko walked out on Marvel. You may NEVER have another opportunity to see this original artwork again in your lifetime!

 Eric Stanton and Steve Ditko art assembled and archived by Richard Perez
  
Here I am holding page 1 of the comic originally known as "On a Kinky Hook," 1966 (Stantoons Inc.; Stanley Malkin, Stanton) — for the Taschen Gallery in Los Angeles.

Eric Stanton and Steve Ditko art assembled and archived by Richard Perez
I was laying out these pages at the gallery about a week ago. Benedikt Taschen hardly understood what it was it. He just wanted me to assemble it in order.

Eric Stanton and Steve Ditko art assembled and archived by Richard Perez
 Dian Hanson and Benedikt Taschen went off to lunch as I was left alone with this. Just amazing. 

Eric Stanton and Steve Ditko art assembled and archived by Richard Perez
Just handling this art was an experience I'll never forget.

Eric Stanton and Steve Ditko art assembled and archived by Richard Perez
Pure Steve Ditko. I begged Benedikt to include it in the show, but he decided to put it back in the vault.

Eric Stanton and Steve Ditko art assembled and archived by Richard Perez

 This page from "Correspondence Letter B-2" made the show and is currently on display to the public — at the Taschen Gallery.
 

 This page from "On a Kinky Hook" (here, already framed) made the show and is currently on display to the public — at the Taschen Gallery.

Eric Stanton and Steve Ditko art assembled and archived by Richard Perez

 This page from "Divorce Agreement" (here, already framed) made the show and is currently on display to the public — at the Taschen Gallery.

Eric Stanton and Steve Ditko art assembled and archived by Richard Perez

This page made the show and is currently on display to the public. The inking is excellent! You can see Ditko (or Stanton) used Zip-A-Tone and what appears to be Wite-Out for the highlights. What do you think? It's also from "Divorce Agreement." 

Eric Stanton and Steve Ditko art assembled and archived by Richard Perez

This page from "Correspondence Letter B-1" made the show and is currently on display to the public.

Eric Stanton and Steve Ditko art assembled and archived by Richard Perez

I hope you'll check out the show in person. It's worth a visit. Also included in the exhibit are works by John Willie, Gene Bilbrew, Bill Ward, Bill Alexander, the artist known as "B&G," Robert Blue, Allen Jones, and of course Elmer Batters. The show features 85 gorgeously framed original pieces of Eric Stanton art never seen before in public + a huge collection of Stanton artifacts like his colorful '60s paperbacks, magazines, and interior art for Exotique and Selbee magazines on display right now and FREE to the public until May 24. 

This is truly a rare event!

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Thursday, April 2, 2015

My Eric Stanton Timeline currently at the Taschen Gallery in Los Angeles.

Eric Stanton Timeline By Richard Perez at the Taschen Gallery

 This is a massive display on the back wall of the gallery to give people an overview of Eric Stanton's life. As archivist, bizarre culture historian, and co-curator of the show, I contributed the Eric Stanton portion while Dian Hanson did the Elmer Batters' half. At first I was uploading image scans and correcting the timeline via the Internet (since I live in New York City), but when it was obvious that Dian Hanson was still having a lot of trouble, Benedikt Taschen flew me out to Los Angeles. (Twice actually.)

Eric Stanton Timeline Corrections by Richard Perez

In the end, I think it came out nicely. And we can see the arc of his life.

Eric Stanton Timeline By Richard Perez at the Taschen Gallery

Eric Stanton Timeline By Richard Perez at the Taschen Gallery

Eric Stanton Timeline By Richard Perez at the Taschen Gallery

Eric Stanton Timeline By Richard Perez at the Taschen Gallery

Eric Stanton Timeline By Richard Perez at the Taschen Gallery

Eric Stanton Timeline By Richard Perez at the Taschen Gallery

That first photo of Eric Stanton as a sailor was provided courtesy of Amber Stanton (Eric's daughter), who by the way is also a uniquely talented artist. You can see her work here: http://www.amberstanton.com

"Eric Stanton Exhibit" by Richard Perez at the Taschen Gallery

I hope you'll check out the show in person. It's worth a visit. The Eric Stanton (and Elmer Batters) "Bizarre Life" exhibit, featuring subversive, sexually-oriented art you'll never see in a conventional gallery or museum is on display until May 24.

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

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Tues. to Sat. 11:00 - 6:00 pm
Sunday - 12:00 - 5:00

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