Art Spotting: Factory 77

Written by Casey

You’re all invited to Brad Elterman’s Factory 77 Art Gallery Opening

I have an interesting relationship with LA. Having been born and raised in New York I am loyal to this city like it is my husband, I’ll always be in love with him but Venice is like my lover. For the past ten years, I have lived there every summer. It is fun, new, exciting, and is like having a short summer fling. Which is why I was very excited to hear that Kana Manglapus Projects was presenting Factory 77, a rare collection of raw & uncensored photography by famed Los Angeles based artist, Brad Elterman. Making its Los Angeles debut, Factory 77 showcases several never before printed images, including a photograph of Cherie Currie of The Runaways and a candid shot of Olivia Newton John and John Travolta together after the Grease premiere. Elterman was at the forefront of the industry as he formed relationships with music’s most iconic figures, including Madonna, David Bowie, Bob Dylan, and Michael Jackson.

Brad Elterman is an iconic rock photographer, shooting the infamous Joan Jett shots, The Ramones, Six Pistols, Madonna, and many more.

The Factory 77 exhibit will be featured at Kana Manglapus Projects’ gallery on Abbot Kinney Boulevard in Venice, California, from June 28th to September 10th, with an artist’s opening reception on June 28th from 6p.m. – 9p.m.

Images courtesy Brad Elterman

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BLEU. She's an oasis child busy being born in New York. She lives in the East Village and spends time writing, reading, making movies, shopping at Chrome Hearts and Opening Ceremony. You might find her indulging at Momofuku, or, she is spinning off those calories at Equinox while simultaneously doing homework.

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