.html> Robert Opel FEY-WAY STUDIOS
Robert Opel's Fey-Way Studios
1287 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA USA
March 1978 - July 1979

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Item No. 1: 5"x7" b/w - printed on white paper
Etienne and A. Jay
Fey-Way joint exhibition
May 27-June 9 , 1978
Flyer with pen and ink drawing by Etienne, the foremost homoerotic gay illustrator along with Tom of Finland.  Dom "Etienne" Orejudos died of AIDS on September 24, 1991.
A. Jay (Allen J. Shapiro, 1932-1987) was a popular illustrator and cartoonist from the 1960's to the late '80s. Art editor of the original "Drummer" magazine, he created the "Harry Chess" cartoon strip.

Exhibition Invitation card

added: September 18, 2013

OLAF and The HUN 

Fey-Way joint exhibition
June 12--27, 1978

OLAF Odegaard (1938 - 1997)



Bill Schmeling, a.k.a. "The Hun", is a Portland, Oregon based, homoerotic, fetish artist active in the late twentieth and early twenty-first century.

Item No. 4: 8.5"x13" b/w - printed on colored paper. Pencil and ink drawing: 'Finger Licking' by Farmer.

Item No. 5: "x7.75" b/w drawing printed on glossy white paper by Farmer.

Bill Bowers and Douglas Farmer 
Fey-Way joint exhibition

July 8-22 , 1978 

One of Gay photographer Bill Bowers' first exhibitions. (For more of Bill's work, see his QAR gallery.) Advertisement on the folded back of INTRODUCTIONS 78 poster with ink drawing, dated 1974, by Douglas Farmer. Fey Way Studios is listed as one of the participating art galleries of INTRODUCTIONS 78, a precursor of San Francisco's annual Open Studios.
In May 2002, Wendy Mukluk, a photographer who exhibited at Harvey Milk's Castro Street camera store in August 1974, informed me that Douglas Farmer had died of unknown cause several years ago. Another Farmer drawing from the Mukluk Collection. Highly recommended: Wendy Mukluk's photos on her 'memorial to dead friends' page: www.wendymukluk.com/mukluk/mem.html 

For Philip Vincent's interview with Biron dealing with Opel, Mapplethorpe and Dreva, click here.
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