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February 14 - March 15, 2014

Los Angeles, CA

Antebellum Gallery
presents:

Robert Opel
The Res~Erection of Fey Way Studios


Opening Reception: Friday February 14, 6:00 - 9:00 PM
$10 Donation requested at the door.

LIVE PERFORMANCES BY
CLOWNALYN MONROE
MAXDARLING
CASEY LARIOS

NO HOST BAR
DJ ~ UND3AD ALI3N

Robert Opel was not only the man who streaked the 1974 Academy Awards (video).

He also opened the first erotic art gallery in San Francisco called Fey Way Studios, (1978- 1979); exposing the art & photography of Robert Mapplethorpe, Tom of Finland, Etienne & Rex to name a few.

Opel also wrote and photographed for "The Advocate", published a magazine entitled "Finger" and also was a guest on the "Mike Douglas Show."

Opel was a friend of Divine, a young John Waters and performed off and on with The Cockettes.

Besides Opel's legendary Academy Awards streak, he also streaked a City Council meeting to protest an ordinance banning nudity at public beaches as well as streaking other events and gatherings he felt appropriate to share the gift of nudity, innocence and laughter.

His life sadly ended when he was murdered in his gallery shortly after putting on a stage performance in the 1979 Gay Day Parade entitled "The Mock-Execution of Dan White" (Harvey Milk's killer) Speculation has hinted at the police being involved and/or setting up his murder.

Robert Oppel (spelled w/ two "P's") is the nephew of this sexual activist/artist and has compiled and saved all of the original artwork and flyers from his uncle, Robert Opel's Fey-Way Gallery. Robert Oppel is an Actor/Director/Musician and collage artist. In 2011 Oppel released a documentary on the life of his uncle called simply; Uncle Bob.

Robert Oppel & Rick Castro proudly bring to you
The Res-Erection of Fey-Way Studios

Antebellum, the only fetish art gallery in America, and perhaps the world, continues it's tradition of bringing fetish to the mainstream.

About the gallery:
Antebellum Gallery is located in the heart of downtown Hollywood. The term antebellum is Latin for "before war". While it commonly refers to a more romantic Gone With the Wind era, we find ourselves again today with American culture at odds with political / religious / social agendas that threaten to blow the lid off its foundations at any given moment.

Steeped in Victorian nuances with a salon style, Antebellum is intended as a hybrid of artistic, cultural, and political iconoclasm.

Antebellum Gallery
General Gallery Hours: Wednesday, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Tea Time 5:00 PM - $5 Cover
Thursday - Saturday, 1:00
PM - 7:00 PM $5 Cover
-- and by appointment.

1643 N. Las Palmas Ave., Hollywood CA, 90028  Map 
323.856.0667
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