Artist shows off 'Demon Brother'
LONDON — If filmmaker/author Kenneth Anger, who started his career as a child actor before penning “Hollywood Babylon,” ever decides to abandon the U.S., he may have found a new home in London.
The local papers have been abuzz over Anger with the launch of his art exhibition, “Invocation of My Demon Brother,” at the Modern Art gallery in London’s boho East Side. At the Sept. 12 opening, Anger kept busy signing autographs and basking in the adulation of art students who weren’t born in 1969 when Anger shot the short film the show is derived from.
“The face of Hollywood’s underbelly” as London’s Independent tagged him, was greeted not only by the new generation of bohemians, but also such vets of the London film and arts scene as John Dunbar, former owner of Indica Gallery, where John famously met Yoko, and Anita Pallenberg.
Pallenberg said the photographs of her Mick Jagger, and Keith Richards at the Hyde Park Memorial Concert for Brian Jones brought back scary memories.
“The concert was quite a frightening event, and you can see that in our eyes. As I was 7 months pregnant, I had to climb a tree to escape the crowds and hide.”
Marlon Richards, Pallenberg’s son with the Stones’ guitarist, was also on hand.