974 Chung King Road
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Category: Art Galleries
Axl Rose fought with his wife, Erin Everly, two decades ago and, in the heat of the moment, vandalized his own garage. Or so suggested photographer Laura London, who lived nearby and photographed the garage with the words "Sweet Child 0' Die you R 1 of many nothing special" spray-painted across it. This, of course, is a warped revision of Guns N' Rose's "Sweet Child O' Mine" lyrics. Axl Rose's lawyer says London's story is nothing short of defamation designed to "garner attention" and "line pockets with money" and demands her show at Coagula Curatorial in Chinatown come down, according to a few recent reports. Though language on its website has been tamed, Coagula won't be taking the show down. A blown-up image of the garage in question takes up the whole back wall. It's gritty, angry, life-size and entirely compelling. 977 Chung King Road; through Oct. 20. coagulacuratorial.com.
Wednesdays-Sundays. Starts: Sept. 29. Continues through Oct. 20, 2012