This past weekend some of my Vampire friends and me took a trip to the Al Jourgensen photo exhibit at the Lethal Amounts gallery. Located near the half gentrified streets of
Downtown L.A. and snugly placed next door to the 1920's style bar known as Monty, the show featured industrial legend Al Jourgensen in person being the charismatic antihero we
all know and love, he was selling autographed copies of his book, along with great photo works and other rarities. The exhibition itself was a collection of photographs from the Wax
Trax! records archives taken by Brian Shanley between 1980-1990. The crowd was very interesting, a mix of old punks, goths, and sophistos (would be intellectuals). I wasn't mad.
There was lots to look at, and plenty of red wine for yours truly. Nights like this are what keeps the real L.A. alive and raging and without sympathy.
Alain Jourgensen was going ULTRA the whole night. He was speaking a language only a select few could really understand. He was truly BASED all night, and the crowd was eating it
up. Its rare to get into a situation with a persona of his stature in such an intimate setting. The man was truly a prince Friday night, talking with people, answering questions and
further enlightening those with an understanding for art and culture. Respect.
Like I said. The man was a fucking prince. Taking pictures with fans, signing autographs, and talking about the world at large. I agree when he says the "world doesn't like
smart people". Thank god for real art, and true antiheroes.
Photographs, and other rare items are available for purchase. Click here if you would like to know more...