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upcoming exhibitions and events

Major announcement coming soon regarding the art of one of the greatest esoteric artists walking the face of the planet Barry William Hale.

Image: Barry William Hale "Phantasma Phantasia Milites Diaboli 1", 2016, Ink on paper, detail.

ongoing exhibitions and events

"LADIES OF SORROW: A VISUAL EXPLORATION OF GRIEF AND FEMININITY"

curated by Joanna Ebenstein and Laetitia Ante Delictum

through November 17 2019

The exhibition is presented at the Fort Hamilton Gatehouse of the Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn.

Bart Kaufman, "Mourning Woman, Milan Cathedral" 1960's . photograph collection of Stephen Romano

September 28 – November 17, Saturdays and Sundays, 11:30 AM – 4:30 PM

From Catholicism’s Madonna Dolorosa to the Victorian “cult of the dead” to professional weepers, women have been responsible for many of the traditions, rituals and duties associated with mourning. In this exhibition, Morbid Anatomy’s Joanna Ebenstein and Laetitia Barbier will explore the relationship between grief and femininity through art, craft, and material culture from around the world.

Admission is free.

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recent exhibitions and events

WILLIAM MORTENSEN WITCHES at The Buckland Museum of Witchcraft and Magick

RAYMOND BUCKLAND'S MUSEUM OF WITCHCRAFT AND MAGICK in Cleveland Ohio and Stephen Romano Gallery are thrilled to announce they are collaborating on an exhibition of vintage photographic works entitled WILLIAM MORTENSEN WITCHES. The exhibition will feature many previously unseen works along with some of Mortensen's most well known iconic occult themed photographs, which Huffington Post declared as "Some of the most beautifully terrifying images ever made". The exhibition will open August 3 and continue through November 3, 2019.

NIGHTFALL AT GREEN-WOOD CEMETERY WITH MORBID ANATOMY

WILLIAM MORTENSEN AND THE MAKE BELIEVE LADY

Friday October 25th and Saturday October 26th I was thrilled to be a presenter at this year's Morbid Anatomy in Nightfall at Green-Wood Cemetery . This is one of the most awe-inspiring events in New York City. The theme this year is "Love Lost" and I'l presented "William Mortensen and the Make Believe Lady".

NIGHTFALL is just one of the many amazing events Morbid Anatomy participates in. I am very blessed and honored to be an active part of this community and I encourage all to support Morbid Anatomy by subscribing to their Patreon here.. . It is by continuously supporting esoteric culture that it will perpetuate, and Morbid Anatomy, through the relentless efforts of Joanna Ebenstein, Laetitia Ante Delictum and Jen Bandini, create and foster such a magnificent community.

“NO STARS” an exhibition of Twin Peaks themed works in collaboration with Rebekah Del Rio, Josh Stebbins and others. Curated by Stephen Romano.

Image: Josh Stebbins “No Stars” (detail) 2019

Stephen Romano Gallery is thrilled to announce “No Stars” an exhibition of Twin Peaks themed works for the benefit of The Phillip C. DeMars Foundation, October 9 - 16 2019, at The Living Gallery in New York City. The exhibition is a collaboration with vocalist Rebekah Del Rio, whom was seen in "Mulholland Drive" and "Twin Peaks: the Return".

The exhibition will feature a new suite of drawings by Josh Stebbins, as well as new works by Natan Alexander, Alexis Palmer Karl, Luciana Lupe Vasconcelos, Daniel Gonçalves, Matthew Dutton, Jen Bandini, Barry William Hale, Blake Morrow and Jill Watson.

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"Charles A.A. Dellschau and the Mythology of Flight" curated by Brian Chidester.

Stephen Romano Gallery special exhibition at the Brooklyn Antiquarian and Book Fair 2019

The Brooklyn Antiquarian Book Fair and Stephen Romano Gallery present "Charles A.A. Dellschau and the Mythology of Flight", a special exhibition curated by Brian Chidester. Many works in this exhibition will be seen by the public for the very first time, on the 100th anniversary of their creation.

A publication commemorating the exhibition will be available, with an essay by the curator.

The exhibition will take place during the fair Sept 7 and 8 2019 at the BROOKLYN EXPO CENTER 72 Noble St. at Franklin St., Brooklyn New York.

September 7-8, 2019

April 26th - June 30 2019 at the Fort Hamilton Gatehouse, Brooklyn

"WILLIAM MORTENSEN: CELLULOID BABYLON"

curated by Brian Chidester for the New York Book and Ephemera Fair, March 9 and 10 2019. All work courtesy of Stephen Romano Gallery

"Bridging Two Worlds: The Land of the Living and the Land of the Dead"

curated by Joanna Ebenstein and Laetitia Barbier

through Sunday, Dec 2, 2018 at The Fort Hamilton Gatehouse at Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn NY

How do the dead find their way to the next life? Who directs them on their journey? And when they arrive, can they establish a connection to those left behind? Across time, and around the globe, people have imagined that the dead might live on in another, imperceptible world.

Wolfgang Grasse (1930 - 20080 "The Kingdom of Death" 1990

"NOCTEM DIABOLI"

October 30 from 7pm to midnight.

Stephen Romano Gallery presents "NOCTEM DIABOLI" (Devil's Night), a one night exhibition event at The Living Gallery Outpost at 246 East 4th Street NYC October 30 from 7pm to midnight.

NIGHTFALL 2018 at Greenwood Cemetery

Stephen Romano was a presenter on Morbid Anatomy's program at 2018's NIGHTFALL event October 19th and 20th at Green-Wood Cemetery's annual event. Stephen Romano presented a group of Guatemalan Shaman's Altar Objects.

"OPENING THE THIRD EYE"

Natsumi Goldfish, Alexis Palmer Karl, Daniel Goncalves, Barry William Hale and others

presented by Stephen Romano

October 3 - 7 2018 The Living Gallery NYC - Opening of the Third Eye reception

Charles Dellschau included in "OUT OF THIS WORLD"

curated by Larry Gagosian for Gagosian Gallery at Seattle Art Fair 2018

Charles Dellschau featured in Gagosian Gallery "Out Of This World" curated by Larry Gagosian
Charles Dellschau featured in Gagosian Gallery "Out Of This World" curated by Larry Gagosian
Charles Dellschau featured in Gagosian Gallery "Out Of This World" curated by Larry Gagosian

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WILLIAM MORTENSEN EXHIBITION AT DARK MOFO 2018 June 14 - June 25 2018

The exhibition comprised of 30 works courtesy of Stephen Romano Gallery, many of which were exhibited publicly for the first time ever, and were recently acquired from the estate of William Mortensen’s first wife Courtney Crawford, and have been hidden from the public for almost 90 years.

The art of Charles AA Dellschau (1830 - 1923) at the American Folk Art Museum in the exhibition "Vestiges and Verse" curated by Valérie Rousseau.

Courtesy of Stephen Romano Gallery.

Through May 27 2018

"AFAM’s exhibition offers a rare opportunity to view, up close, some of the art brut and outsider art genres’ holiest grails, including works by the Swiss artists Adolf Wölfli (1864-1930) and Aloïse Corbaz (1886–1964), the American Henry Darger (1892-1973), and Charles A. A. Dellschau (1830-1923)." Edward M. Gómez

MORBID ANATOMY: "The Power of Images: Life, Death, and Rebirth"

curated by Morbid Anatomy's Laetitia Barbier and Joanna Ebenstein

Through June 24, 2018 at The Fort Hamilton Gatehouse at Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn NY

Wolfgang Grasse "The Throne of Death" 1999
GEORGE PARKER 1860 from Glouchester England
March 8 - 11 2018 The Metropolitan Pavilion NYC

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DARCILIO LIMA (1944 - 1991) WAS FEATURED AT THE MET Breuer COURTESY OF STEPHEN ROMANO GALLERY September 13, 2017–January 14, 2018.

DARCILIO LIMA AT MET MUSEUM

Darcilio Lima (1944 - 1991) will be at the The Met Breuer NYC courtesy of Stephen Romano Gallery in the exhibition "Delirious: Art at the Limits of Reason, 1950-1980" September 13, 2017–January 14, 2018 Delirious times demand delirious art, or so this exhibition will propose.

Exhibition Overview

Darcilio Lima in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art

DARCILIO LIMA AT REINA SOPHIA MUSEUM, MADRID.

Darcilio Lima was exhibited at Reina Sophia Museum, Madrid, courtesy of Stephen Romano Gallery
The Art of Darcilio Lima (1944 - 1991) at the Reina Sophia Museum, Madrid for the exhibition "Mário Pedrosa: On the Affective Nature of Form" Curated by Gabriel Pérez-Barreiro. All works are courtesy Stephen Romano Gallery

WILLIAM MORTENSEN AT MUSEUM OF OLD AND NEW

William Mortensen was exhibited at The Museum of old and new, tasmania, courtesy of The Museum of Everything.
William Mortensen's "A Pictorial Compendium of Witchcraft" at MOAN, Tasmania.

zeroequalstwo - WILLIAM MORTENSEN’S WITCHES MAKE IT TO AUSTRALIA FOR MID-WINTER MADDNESS @ MONA TASMANIA

courtesy of The Museum of Everything

ALEXIS PALMER KARL AT PRATT INSTITUTE

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NEWS: NEW WEBSITE FEATURE "VERNACULAR, ESOTERIC AND ANONYMOUS WORKS"

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NEWS: new website feature "publications" Gallery Catalogs and resources

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NEWS: new website feature "ARCHIVE" previously sold and featured artworks.

Henry Darger

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NEWS: NEW WEBSITE FEATURE "PREVIOUS EXHIBITIONS"

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Detail from exhibition "Magica Sexualis" October - December 2015

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Charles Dellschau (1830 - 1923) "Recollections" 1898

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NEWS: FEATURED PAST EXHIBITION "SAINT BOWIE" MARCH 2016

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FEATURED ARTWORK

A. FIORILLO (full name and dates unknown)

"ALLEGIANCE TO PROFIT" circa 1960's painted plaster

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A curated space for esoteric videos, sounds, films, art and images.

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Celebrating the Esoteric Spirit in Art featuring contributions by Decadence Darling, Barry William Hale and 5T1V

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