Item #CL199-143 [Baphomet]. Rosaleen Norton, 1917–1979 Aust.
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c1950s. Pen and ink, signed lower right, 24.5 x 22cm. Minor creases, uneven edges.

Shows Baphomet, a deity associated with the Knights Templar and later a symbol of the Church of Satan. A five-pointed pentagram is usually depicted on the forehead rather than this six-pointed star.

Nicknamed the “Witch of Kings Cross”, sexually liberated occultist Rosaleen Norton was “born in NZ during a thunderstorm.” Her family moved to Sydney in 1924 and later she became an artist, a life model, and a journalist. During her lifetime her controversial exhibitions were frequently raided by the police. Ref: Wiki.

Item #CL199-143

Price (AUD): $2,950.00  other currencies

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