The Erotic Heritage Museum Exhibits Year-Long Luis and Romolo Royo Works

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Las Vegas’ Erotic Heritage Museum is currently running an exclusive gallery exhibit of artist Luis Royo and his son Romolo that will remain in the EHM until August of 2024. The exhibit, opened in October, features twenty large pieces of these artist’s works.

 

Luis Royo was born in 1954 in Olalla, Teruel, Spain, and started to exhibit his paintings in 1972. By 1980, he was publishing his comics in magazines like “1984,” “Rambla,” “El Víbora,” and “Heavy Metal.” Three years later, Royo shifted his focus to illustration—the area in which he would become most successful—publishing his work internationally, creating works for the US, Germany, and Great Britain, as well as book covers for such prestigious publishers as Tor Book, Berkley Books, Avon, Warner Books, and Batman Books. Magazines often used Luis Royo’s artwork to illustrate their covers, including U.S. magazines “Heavy Metal” and “National Lampoon” and European magazines “Cimoc, Cómic Art,” “Ere Comprime,” and “Total Metal.” During these years, he also began designing video cases, lending his talents to such iconic video game covers as “Game Over,” “Turbo Girl,” and “Navy Moves.” Luis’s son Romolo, an artist in his own right,   

 

Two songs from Salt Lake City multi-instrumentalist/Composer Mitchel Johnson’s Murder of Fireflies project, “Safe Words,” and “Nocturnal Dysthymia,” are featured as the soundtrack to the Royo gallery exhibit. Both songs currently enjoy over twenty thousand downloads on Spotify.

The Erotic Heritage Museum (or EHM) is a 24,000-square-foot (2,200 m2) space with 17,000 square feet (1,600 m2) dedicated to the history of erotica, located one block of the world famous ‘strip’ in Las Vegas, Nevada.  An educational, performance, and exhibit space, with a retail space in its expansive lobby, the EHM hosts readings, symposia, and “meet and greets” of notables in the world of sexual education and art.

It’s many exhibits are spread across the museums two-floors, and across its galleries.

 

 

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