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Damien Echols

Artists on Art

Friday, March 25, 2016
6:15 PM–7:00 PM

Inspired by the exhibition Genesis Breyer P-Orridge: Try to Altar Everything, exhibition curator Beth Citron and contemporary artists engage in informal dialogues about Breyer P-Orridge’s work and their own.

About the Speaker

Damien Echols is a ceremonial magician, artist, and New Yorker. At the age of eighteen, he was convicted of murder along with two other teenagers. They would become known as the West Memphis Three. Echols received a death sentence and spent almost eighteen years on death row until he was released in 2011. The West Memphis Three are the subject of Paradise Lost, a three-part documentary series produced by HBO, and West of Memphis, a documentary produced by Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh. Echols is the author of the New York Times best-selling memoir Life After Death (2012) and Yours for Eternity, which he co-wrote with his wife, Lorri Davis. His next art show will be at Copro Gallery in Santa Monica, California, on March 19.


Admission to the museum’s galleries is free every Friday from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. Tickets for the talk are free, but limited in availability and given away on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 5:45 p.m. Limit two tickets per person.