Beloved artist Carlos Batts passed away at the age of 40 on Tuesday Oct. 22nd. His work and spirit touched many of us, leaving us stunned and saddened by the sudden departure. He is survived by his loving wife and muse, April.
Carlos lived and dreamed big—let’s do what he did each day and make it count!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
A Fundraiser for April Flores
Carlos Batts, filmmaker, photographer, artist, passed away suddenly, unexpectedly, way too young at age 40 on October 22. His wife and muse April Flores has been hit with costly bills and the Los Angeles arts community is rallying to raise money to defray these charges.A fundraiser and silent art auction will take place at Antebellum Gallery on Friday, November 15 from 6 – 9 PM.
Works of art will be on display and ready to be picked up by winning bidders that night. Some of the biggest names in contemporary art including Coop, Matthew Bone and Shepard Fairey have donated works. Photographers including Gregory Bojorquez, Patrick Hoelck, Eric Kroll and Estevan Oriol will have work in the silent auction. Adult Entertainment icons Buck Angel and Nina Hartley will also have artwork available for bid. A partial list of participating artists follows and more are expected:
1643 N. Las Palmas | Hollywood, CA 90028
Friday, November 15, 2013
6 – 9 PM
Ramzi Abed • Buck Angel • Axis • Matthew Bone • Greg Bojorquez • Tommi Cahill • Jim Caron • Rick Castro • Collin Christian • Sas Christian • Chas Ray Crider • Coop • Bob Coulter • Michael Delahaut • Steve Diet Goedde • Shepard Fairey • Ed Fox • Roger Gastman • Nina Hartley • Chris Haston • Adam Henry • Patrick Hoelck • Kimberly Kane • Erika Keck • Juri Koll • Eric Kroll • Victor Lightworship • Patrick McGilligan • Dennis McGrath • Dave Naz • Beatrice Newman • Estevan Oriol • Pancho Lipschitz • Tera Patrick • George Pitts Eric Minh Swenson • Rae Threat • Tonymench • Robert Vargas • Antonio Vigil • Octavio Winkytiki
The auction will also include work by Carlos Batts himself, donated by his widow. Photography and 3-D sculpture
were media that Carlos had exhibited in galleries and a selection of recent work will be available in the silent
auction.One hundred percent of the proceeds of this event will go to April Flores for the purpose of defraying the costs
associated with the unexpected death of her husband.
A Paypal account for donation purposes is available: CarlosBattsMemorialFund@gmail.com
Carlos Batts Memorial Fund
For more information call the Antelbellum Gallery at (323) 856-0667.
21 & over | No outside beverages allowed
ANTELBELLUM GALLERY | (323) 856-0667