"Saint Bowie"


Stephen Romano Gallery is pleased to present a group exhibition of reliquaries to David Bowie.


Gallery proceeds from the exhibition will be donated to support, an American organization which works

toward breaking the cycle of poverty, gender inequality and education, empowering and trying to give economic

self-sufficiency to girls - help them avoid early marriage, being forced into prostitution, or being trafficked.


photomontage by by Boris Martinov

Stephen Romano Gallery is pleased to announce a very special and historic exhibition: 
"Saint Bowie" 
An exhibition of artist made reliquaries, ex votos, Santos, sigils, altars, ephods, spirit photos and much more 
objects dedicated to communing with Bowie on the other side. 
Participating artists:
Dolorosa De La Cruz + Barry William Hale + Tine Kinderman + Linnea Strid

Caitlin McCormack + Lori Field + Natan Alexander + Rene Pierre Allain
Colin Christian + Sas Christian + Nyahzul Blanco + Lauren Levato Coyne
Lizz Lopez + Rory Coyne + Inge Vandormael + Travis Lawrence + Chris Haas
Erin O’Shea + Ellen Stagg + Donnie Green + Matt Nolen + David Van Gough
Kim Bo Yung + Alexis Murray + Nyugen Smith + Craig LaRotonda
The majority of the works in this show are being made specifically for the exhibition.
Images will be updated here as provided by the artists.
For further information or visuals please contact Stephen Romano Gallery or 646 709 4725                  


Buddy Nestor "We Are Made of Stars" 2016



Colin Christian "Ziggy Played" 2016


David Van Gough "Starcophagus" 2016

Sas Chrsitian "Tribute" 2016


Rory Coyne "Rebis" Oil on Linen


Chris Haas ""Lil' Major Tomcat"" 2016



Natan Alexander “Everybody Knows Me Now” 2016 Illuminated glass and mixed media


Psychic Self-Defense Dion Fortune 1972


Dolorosa De La Cruz "Now I Leave Them All In The Never Never Land", 2016


Tine Kindermann 2009 live @ Ruhrtriennale: Love and Death "THE EVENT" 

Tine Kindermann "Haitian Style Voodoo Bowie Floating In A Tin Can" 2016

Linnea Strid "Sunken Dream" ink transfer on wax candle 2016

Lori Field 'Heathen' 2016

Matt Nolen "Starman Altar" 2016


Barry William Hale "Blackstar" 2016

Nyugen Smith "Altar V.3" 2016


Lauren Levato Coyne "Ghost Mother" 2016


Nyahzul Blanco "Starman" 2016 photomontage on aluminum 11 x 14 inches
edition of 3, 2 / 3 sold.  


Alexis Murray "The Queen of Life and Death" 2016

Erin O'Shea "He Fell On Diamond Days" 2016

digital fabric print and soft sculpture

Caitlin McCormack "Here Am I, Flashing No Color" detail 2016


Lizz Lopez - One original, sold, 
edition of 3 with print and had painted elements 2/3 sold .


Kim Bo Yung - work in progress.


Ellen Stagg Spirit Photo 2016


Donnie Green "Bowie Ex Voto" 2015 
Oil on a slice of cherry tree.
Travis Lawrence - "Lazarus" 2016

Craig LaRotonda "Major Tom's All Time Low"
16 x 20 Acrylic on Wood


Inge Vandormael "Lazarus" detail 2016





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About Stephen Romano Gallery

Stephen Romano Gallery is a new addition to the Brooklyn art gallery community, having opened its doors in April of 2014 in Dumbo and having relocated to Bushwick in September 2015.

Prior to opening the current gallery, Stephen Romano was a private art dealer for 15 years specializing in masters of self-taught and visionary art such as Henry Darger, Martin Ramirez, Charles Dellschau, Bill Traylor, Darcilio Lima, and many others. The Gallery's most recent exhibition El Gato Chimney’s “De Rerum Natura” was well received and reviewed, as was the preceding exhibition "Trypophobia" by Colin Christian. Stephen Romano Gallery also mounted the most ambitious exhibition of works by pictorialist photographer William Mortensen to coincide with the release of the book "American Grotesque" published by Feral House.

Stephen Romano has been a participant in many art fairs including PULSE, The Metro Show, and the Outsider Art Fair.

In 2013, Stephen Romano produced a seminal 330-page monograph on visionary artist CHARLES DELLSCHAU designed by Marquand Books and distributed by DAP. The book generated several positive reviews from a wide variety of publications such as Bookforum, Raw Vision Magazine, The Atlantic, Slate, Antiques, and the arts and Design Observer, among many others. With an introduction by Stephen Romano, the book features the final published essay by renowned art writer Thomas McEvilley, as well as contributions from the founder of The Museum of Everything, James Brett, and the curator of Smithsonian Museum of Aerospace, Thomas Croutch.

In the same year, Romano also published the first ever post-mortem catalog of works by Brazilian visionary Darcilio Lima and most recently a catalogue of an previously unknown photographic series from 1925 by William Mortensen entitled "A Pictorial Compendium of Witchcraft," with an introduction by A.D. Coleman and essay by Tom Pattersen. Most recently, Stephen Romano Gallery had the honor of publishing a catalog of works by Pavel Kraus with an essay by David Ebony, as well as a catalog for Chinese artist Lu Zhang with essay by Robert C. Morgan. In 2015, the gallery produced a catalog of the "TRYPOPHOBIA" exhibition by Colin Christian with texts by Kris Kuksi, Allison C. Meier and Samuel D. Gliner. The most recent catalog was the gallery published was on Italian artist El Gato Chimney with texts by Martin Wittfooth, Pamela Grossman and Michela D'Acquisto.

In the summer of 2015, Stephen Romano curated the highly acclaimed exhibition "Opus Hypnagogia" at Brooklyn's Morbid Anatomy Museum. The exhibition was featured in the New York Times, as well as Juxtapoz Magazine, Hi-Fructose, Beautiful Bizarre, Brooklyn Magazine, among many others. This exhibition was followed up in the new Bushwick gallery with "Lexicon Infernali" and a solo show by Rithika Merchant and "Magica Sexualis" and a solo show by Los Angeles artist Jel Ena, and "Charles Dellschau: American Visionary", the third ever solo exhibition of this seminal outsider artist ever organized and "Hieroglyphica" a companion group exhibition.

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