“Looking for a darker twist to candy conversation hearts? This Valentine’s Day, love for art and the occult come together for the historical first showing of 13 hand-selected original illustrations by Anton LaVey, the enigmatic founder of the Church of Satan and author of The Satanic Bible, at Art & Mayhem Gallery in Los Angeles.
A rare glimpse into this private collection, comes courtesy of Anton’s grandson, LA promoter and provocateur, Stanton LaVey. A secret collection, quietly kept by Stanton’s grandmother and Church of Satan co-founder, Diane LaVey for the last 49 years, is likely the most complete of Anton LaVey’s illustrated works.
The show, “Anton LaVey – Art Incarnate – 25 Years Illustrated in Ink” will feature 13 never before seen hand-drawn illustrations meant for the published works The Satanic Bible and The Satanic Witch. The original artwork will only grace the walls of the gallery on opening and closing nights, with prints available for viewing for the remainder of the show. Limited edition prints will also be available for purchase. Since the show announcement, Marilyn Manson acquired an original from LaVey and KORN frontman and collector of all things dark, Jonathan Davis, is perusing the collection.”
Stanton Z. LaVey Presents
“Anton LaVey – Art Incarnate – 25 Years Illustrated in Ink”
February 14th – March 13th, 2009
Opening Night Artist Reception: Feb. 14th, 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Closing Night Artist Reception: Mar. 13th, 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Art & Mayhem Gallery, 3416 Glendale Blvd., L.A., 90039
(323) 666.7731 Gallery Hours: Thurs. – Sat. 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
(Art & Mayhem site. Thanks Sara!)