Amoeba is proud to sponsor the “Leee Black Childers Photo Exhibit” at Lethal Amounts in Downtown Los Angeles from March 22 through April 19.
The exhibit showcased the work of photographer Leee Black Childers, who was Andy Warhol’s assistant at the legendary Factory, Warhol’s work studio and space for parties and shows from 1962 through 1984. Childers’ work harnesses the wild energy and personalities of the time, from capturing artists, starlets, wannabes and junkies to chronicling rock ‘n’ roll as it evolved into glam, punk and new wave.
In addition to his work at The Factory, Childers was the tour manager for Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust tour, as well as for Iggy & The Stooges and for Johnny Thunders and the Heartbreakers, when they toured with then-little-known acts like The Sex Pistols, The Buzzcocks and The Clash.
“Drag Queens, Rent Boys, Pick Pockets, Junkies, Rock Stars & Punks” represents the first time Childers’ work will be shown in Los Angeles in 25 years. The show’s opening night on March 22 starts at 8 p.m. and will feature a Q&A with Childers and other Factory alumni Holly Woodlawn and Joe Dellasandro, as well as performances by Squeaky Blonde, The Crazy Squeeze and music from DJ Howie Pyro.
Lethal Amounts is located at 1226 W. 7th St., Los Angeles, CA 90017.
Watch an interview with Childers about Warhol, Bowie and the Summer of Love below.