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Burt Shonberg title unknown, date unknown circa 1958 - 1961, casein on panel, 32 x 50 Burt Shonberg portraying his partner Majorie Cameron as a sphinx.

Beyond the Pleasuredome: The Lost Occult World of Burt Shonberg

“Beyond the Pleasuredome: The Lost Occult World of Burt Shonberg” curated by BRIAN CHIDESTER at the BUCKLAND MUSEUM OF WITCHCRAFT AND MAGICK, Cleveland Ohio AUGUST 17 – NOVEMBER 1 2021 The Buckland Museum of Witchcraft and Magic in Cleveland, Ohio, and Stephen Romano Gallery in Brooklyn, are pleased to present the first exhibition of art by the L.A. visionary BURT SHONBERG (1933-1977) in over 50 years.  The exhibition opens August 17 and continues through November 1, 2021. The exhibition is curated by historian, documentarian, and longtime Shonberg advocate Brian Chidester. It is accompanied by a catalog, the first ever exclusively devoted […]

Transmutations, Witches, Healers, Oracles

TRANSMUTATIONS, HEALERS, WITCHES, ORACLES at Raymond Buckland’s Museum of Witchcraft and Magic

TRANSMUTATIONS, HEALERS, WITCHES, ORACLES photographic works by DESTINY TURNER, ALEXIS KARL, COURTNEY BROOKE, NAHW YG, LORENA TORRES MARTELL, with words by KRISTEN J. SOLLEE. and an accompanying compendium of witchy vernacular photographs from the collection of Stephen Romano Gallery at Raymond Buckland’s Museum of Witchcraft and Magick, Cleveland, Ohio. MARCH 4 – APRIL 30 2021 “A Witch is born out of the true hungers of her time. I am a child of the poisonous wind that copulated with the river on an oil-slick, garbage infested midnight. I turn about on my own parentage. I inoculate against those very biles that brought me to light. I am a […]

William Mortensen "Obsession" 1928 photograph

“APPARITIONS”—Specters, Conjures and The Paranormal

Presented by the BUCKLAND MUSEUM OF WITCHCRAFT AND MAGICK and STEPHEN ROMANO gallery. Featuring William Hope + William Mortensen + Kenyon Cox + Richard Boursnell + Falconer Brothers + John Myers + Jack Edwards + Romeyn de Hooghe + Jacques Callot + Fritz Gareis + John Everard + Dolorosa De La Cruz + Luciana Lupe Vasconcelos + Nahw Yg + Attributed to Johann Georg Gichtel + Daniel Gonçalves + Alexis Karl + Barry William Hale + Kim Bo Yung + Darcilio Lima + Eugène le Poitevin + Josh Stebbins + Wolfgang Grasse + Karl Koh + Shannon Taggart + Sir […]

Mortensen: "The Old Hag with the Incubus" 1928

WILLIAM MORTENSEN’S WITCHES at SCOPE Art Show 2020 NYC

SCOPE Art Show and Stephen Romano Gallery are pleased to announce that “WILLIAM MORTENSEN’S WITCHES”, an exhibition that originated at the Buckland Museum of Witchcraft and Magick in Cleveland Ohio, and featured in Hi Fructose magazine, will be presented at the SCOPE Art Show New York at the Metropolitan Pavilion March 5 – 8 2020. 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”. SCOPE Art Show takes place at the Metropolitan Pavilion March 5 – […]

Barry William Hale Exhibition

BARRY WILLIAM HALE at the Buckland Museum of Witchcraft and Magick in Cleveland

Above image: Barry William Hale “AutoDaimon Triptych” (detail) 2016 marker on paper mounted on illustration board The Buckland Museum of Witchcraft and Magick in Cleveland Ohio and Stephen Romano Gallery in Brooklyn New York are pleased to announce a one person exhibition of the works of Australian artist Barry William Hale December 3 – February 1, 2020. Barry William Hale is considered to be one of the most internationally renowned occult artists . Based in Sydney his range of work over the past 20 years has included painting, drawing, installation, video, sound and performance. He has been exhibited in major Australian institutions and featured in many […]

Mortensen's Witches at RAYMOND BUCKLAND'S MUSEUM OF WITCHCRAFT AND MAGICK

Mortensen’s WITCHES opens at the Raymond Buckland Museum

RAYMOND BUCKLAND’S MUSEUM OF WITCHCRAFT AND MAGICK and Stephen Romano Gallery are thrilled to announce they will be collaborating on an exhibition of vintage photographic works by WILLIAM MORTENSEN (1897 – 1965) entitled “WITCHES” at the Museum’s Cleveland Ohio new location. 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. The exhibition will feature a guide with observations and comments from renowned Swedish […]

Stephen ROMANO Gallery & MORBID ANATOMY Presents: Heaven, Hell, and Purgatory: Visions of the Afterlife in the Catholic Tradition

Stephen ROMANO Gallery is pleased to announce it will be participating in the NEW MORBID ANATOMY exhibition at Green-Wood Cemetery Heaven, Hell, and Purgatory: Visions of the Afterlife in the Catholic Tradition curated by Joanna Ebenstein and Laetitia Barbier April 20 – June 30, 2019 Opening Party: Friday April 26 (more below, tickets here) Featuring artworks by Mark Dion, Phyllis Galembo, José Guadalupe Posada, Jacques Callot, Shannon Taggart and works spanning the 17th century to the present from the collections of Stephen Romano Gallery, Evan Michelson, Eva Aridjis and Eye’s Gallery and much more! In the Catholic worldview, when the body dies, the soul of the deceased is sent to a location in the afterlife to […]

“William Mortensen: Celluloid Babylon” Exhibit at The NYC Book & Ephemera Fair

THE NEW YORK CITY BOOK & EPHEMERA FAIR CELEBRATES WILLIAM MORTENSEN’S GOLDEN HOLLYWOOD YEARS IN A SPECIAL EXHIBITION TITLED: “WILLIAM MORTENSEN: CELLULOID BABYLON” The exhibition will feature over 60 photographs by the artist, many seen for the first time. curated by Brian Chidester, works courtesy of Stephen Romano Gallery. March 9 & 10, 2019, Sheraton Central Park / Times Square 811 7th Avenue New York The New York City Book & Ephemera Fair will mount a special exhibition of the artist’s work when it returns to the Sheraton Central Park/Times Square hotel on March 9 & 10. Curated by author/art […]

“NOCTEM DIABOLI” Stephen Romano Gallery’s ALL HALLOWS EVE Special

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. The exhibition will be a curated installation which blends works by established and emerging contemporary artists, historical and vernacular images, folk art painting and sculpture, acclaimed visionary and outsider artists, vintage photography and works by anonymous or unknown artists all addressing themes of animism, witchcraft, shamanism, voodoo, magic and demonology, celebrating the themes of the evening preceding ALL HALLOW’S EVE . The vernacular works in the exhibition are culled from my collection in Brooklyn […]