Los Angeles, CA- Lethal Amounts is proud to present the Anton LaVey Exhibition chronicling Dr. LaVey’s influence on American culture. LaVey, founded the Church of Satan in 1966 with a belief system between religion, philosophy, psychology, and carnival. At the core of the Church is Satan was the idea of vital existence; rejecting the idea of submission and restraint prevalent in Christian based faiths of the time.
The Church welcomed outsiders, the LGBT community, non-conformists and radical thinkers. The religion was designed for the intellectual elite, empowering the concept of self-acceptance and ridding the guilt of carnal delights. The message was “If you couldn’t enjoy the thrills of life, what is the point of life itself?”
The Satanic Bible, published in 1969, sent shockwaves across America cultural landscape, challenging traditional values, and playing a role in the conclusion of the Summer of Love. By the time the book was published Dr. LaVey had built a loyal following, including high profile celebrities like Sammy Davis Jr. and Jayne Mansfield, and from the media frenzy around his sensationalized weddings, funerals, and baptisms. LaVey passed to the other side on October 31, 1997. In the twenty years since his passing, the legend, lore and work of Dr. LaVey continues to intrigue and inspire, and his influence has remained prevalent throughout popular culture for generations.
To honor his legacy of challenging societal norms with theatrics and flare, Lethal Amounts will be celebrating the 20th Anniversary of Dr. LaVey’s final curtain through a special event on October 31st at the Black Rabbit Rose/Madame Siam’s. The event will consist of an exhibition of items on loan from collectors around the world. On display there will be rare and never before seen photographs (for sale), original art by LaVey himself, original books, writings, personal items, artifacts from the Black House, ephemera, and more.
The event will include a lecture from long time collaborator and noted film director Kenneth Anger for VIP ticket purchasers, a Black Mass performed at midnight by former high priest of the Church of Satan, Steven Leyba. Twiggy Ramirez will be DJing the event and those in attendance will include notable friends and fans such as Glenn Danzig, Matt Skiba, his grandson Stanton LaVey, and more.
When: Tuesday, October 31st Halloween night
Where: Black Rabbit Rose / Madame Siam
1719 N Hudson Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90028
Tickets: $50GA/$100 VIP can be purchased HERE
ABOUT LETHAL AMOUNTS
Lethal Amounts the creation of Danny Fuentes focuses on subversive and counter culture themes throughout history, addressing the social and artistic value of underground movements while highlighting taboo topics. Lethal Amounts showcases the extremes of those individuals who have moved culture forward and live on the edge of and outside of societal norms. Rock ‘n Roll of the past that has crossed over into pop culture fanaticism, street culture influences and cult hero worship. Lethal Amounts inhabits a physical gallery space in downtown Los Angeles that features three exhibition rooms and over 2,500 sq. ft. In addition to the gallery space Lethal Amounts hosts and produces events throughout Los Angeles, including the monthly Sex Sells party, a clothing line that sees them partner with like minded musicians and artists to release original licensed shirt designs and more.
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