The Res~Erection of Fey Way Studios
Friday February 14, 6:00 - 9:00
$10 Donation requested at the door.
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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
Opel also wrote and photographed for "The Advocate", published
a magazine entitled "Finger" and also was a guest on the "Mike
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;
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.
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.
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 ·
Antebellum Gallery Website