William Mortensen

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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 […]

“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 […]

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William Mortensen featured at this year’s DARK MOFO festival in Tasmania THE FIRST MAJOR EXHIBITION OF WILLIAM MORTENSEN’S ART OUTSIDE OF THE USA May 28, 2018. The photographic art of William Mortensen (1897-1965) will be featured at this year’s DARK MOFO festival in Tasmania as part of curator Brenden Walls’ INVISIBLE HOUSE exhibition at the Salamanca Arts Centre (13-24 June, 2018, Hobarth, Tasmania, Australia). The exhibition is comprised of 30 works from the collection of the Stephen Romano Gallery, many of which are exhibited publicly for the first time ever, as they were recently acquired from the estate of William […]

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INVISIBLE HOUSE at DARK MOFO Tasmania featuring William Mortensen  13 – 24 June 2018, Hobarth, Tasmania, Australia. Dark Mofo, Mona’s winter festival, delves into centuries old solstice rituals, exploring the links between ancient and contemporary mythology, humans and nature, religious and secular traditions, darkness and light, and birth, death and renewal. Since inception in 2013, the festival has grown to attract over 400,000 attendances and more than 80,000 tickets sold to events last year. INVISIBLE HOUSE PROGRAM curated by Brendan Walls The program BRENDAN WALLS Medium: Sound, Altars, light, gorse, salt, field recordings, viola, percussion. BARRY WILLIAM HALE/NOKO Medium: Sound, […]

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Scope Art Fair at Stephen Romano Gallery Mar 8-11, NYC  Dealer, collector and curator of Outsider, Visionary, Esoteric and Occult Art, STEPHEN ROMANO GALLERY is pleased to announce it’s participation in the engaging SCOPE ART FAIR opening March 8 and continuing through March 11 at the Metropolitan Pavilion -125 W 18th St, New York, NY 10011. This will be the gallery’s second year presenting work at SCOPE. Last years presentation of a solo booth of “The Anti-Christ of Photography” William Mortensen was an enormous success, prompting the gallery to return for a second time with a curated booth including important […]

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Stephen Romano Gallery:  WILLIAM MORTENSEN + THE COVEN OF THE SIBYLLINE Stephen Romano Gallery is thrilled to announce the exhibition “WILLIAM MORTENSEN + THE COVEN OF THE SIBYLLINE” in association with The Living Gallery Outpost in New York City’s East Village, with an opening reception Saturday November 25th from 6 – 9pm. The exhibition will feature newly discovered and never seen before works by American cultural treasure WILLIAM MORTENSEN, also renowned as the Father of Pictorialism, an international style and aesthetic movement that dominated photography during the later 19th and early 20th centuries. The art of William Mortensen has in […]

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Stephen Romano Gallery Presents: "DE DOMO DIABOLI", Opening Reception Oct 30 NYC (William Mortensen, LaVey) Stephen Romano Gallery is thrilled to announce the exhibition “DE DOMO DIABOLI” (The Devil’s House) in association with The Living Gallery Outpost in New York City’s East Village. The exhibition celebrates Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) 2017 and All Hallows’ Eve (Halloween) 2017 by curating together some of the most celebrated contemporary and historical artists whose subject is the art of the esoteric, the old ways and folkloristic magic. The exhibition will feature a selection of newly discovered and never seen before photographic works […]

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MORTENSEN ON MONSTER BRAINS MONSTER BRAINS has posted a fine selection of images by William Mortensen, along with a brief biography and links to resources provided by Mortensen collector and expert Stephen Romano. As always, the artistry of Mortensen’s striking hand-crafted prints examining dark aspects of history and beliefs will intrigue and inspire. Tour this gallery and feast your eyes!

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Stephen Romano Gallery Presents: WILLIAM MORTENSEN and DARCILIO LIMA at SCOPE ART FAIR  William Mortensen (1897-1965)  American visionary photographic artist and Brazilian erotic surrealist Darcilio Lima (1944 – 1991) at the Metropolitan Pavilion125 West 18th Street NY NY 10011directions continue reading at Widewalls please contact Stephen Romano for further informationromanostephen@gmail.com646 709 4725www.romanoart.com

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May Exhibits at the Stephen Romano Gallery Opening reception May 5 2016, from 5 – 9 pm “Deirdre Sullivan-Beeman: Swallowing the Stone” “Nyahzul C. Blanco: AETHER” “Matt Nolen: When Grasp > Reach” and “STATIM FINIS” (The End of Things) featuring the works of featuring the works of Charles Dellschau, Darcilio Lima, Colin Christian, Lukasz Grochocki, John McGarity, Jon Jaylo, Erin O’Shea, Travis Lawrence, William Blayney, William Mortensen, Rithika Merchant, Linnea Strid, Melanie J Moczarski, Steven Bradshaw, Jel Ena, Erna Kd, Marko Velk, Lori Field, Matthew Dutton, Joel Lorand, Ray Robinson, Tim Kern, Tine Kindermann,Bree Jonson, Kim Bo Yung, Stephanie Lucas, […]

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Old Nick’s “Sinful Winter Solstice Issue” Now Available!  Want something to fire up those cold winter nights? Check out the latest issue of Old Nick, packed with soft, warm bodies and plenty of diabolically good features! IN THIS COLLECTOR’S ISSUE: —2 SATANIST AMATEUR MODELS NUDE! Old Nick Chicks Heidee Nytes & Stone Perez show us what makes them so devilishly delightful! —WEREWOLVES IN HEAT Special feature spotlighting adult star Sarah Vandella on screen and in the buff!—PHOTOGRAPHY’s ANTICHRIST-WILLIAM MORTENSENNight Gallery presents the most diabolical photographer ever. You’re “commanded to look! PLUS: High Priestess Peggy Nadramia’s “Lusty Liqueurs,” Valentine Vixens, & […]

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Stephen Romano Gallery Banned on Facebook For Sharing Mortensen Nudes (Disinfo)  Coverage includes a response from Stephen Romano, the influence of Mortensen on Anton LaVey and the Church of Satan, and a photo of Magus Peter H. Gilmore at the gallery. This is an obvious contradiction of Facebook’s policy which allows for “photographs of paintings, sculptures, and other art that depicts nude figures”.