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Fetishism and Nudity Reign at Taschen’s ‘Bizarre Life’ Opening

Following its triumphant maiden Rolling Stones photo exhibit, “Just a Shot Away,” the new Taschen Gallery on Beverly Boulevard unveiled its follow-up show, “Bizarre Life: The Art of Elmer Batters and Eric Stanton” on Thursday night.

Revolving around British pop artist Allen Jones’ appropriately fetishistic “Hatstand, Table and Chair,” which looks like something from the Milk Bar in Kubrick’s “A Clockwork Orange,” the exhibit of Batters’ lurid, pulpy photos of women in various stages of undress and Stanton’s painted, comic-book-styled portraits of dominatrixes and the men they humiliate drew an eclectic crowd of tastemakers and creative patrons of various stripes.

German publisher Benedikt Taschen himself presided over the festivities, mingling with guests who included actress Nastassja Kinski, LACMA’s Michael Govan, art curator Irving Blum and Emmy-nominated TV writer Diallo Riddle (“Late Night With Jimmy Fallon” and the upcoming HBO show “Brothers in Atlanta”).

“Bizarre Life: The Art of Elmer Batters and Eric Stanton” will run through May 24.

(Pictured: Nastassja Kinski and Benedikt Taschen)

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