AN ART SALE FOR THE LAWRENCE BROSE LEGAL DEFENSE FUND

Buffalo-based filmmaker, curator and arts advocate Lawrence Brose's landmark film De Profundis is a 65-minute meditation on gay desire based on Oscar Wilde's infamous prison letter presented via lush hand-processed imagery. The film utilizes vintage erotica, home movies, radical faerie gatherings, pagan rituals and drag shows alongside a piano score by Frederic Rzewski which incorporates Wilde's text as a means of exploring assimilation and sexuality through hand painted frames and manipulation. The result is an exploding utopia of colour and a layered but equally privileged soundscape. A simply haunting work of terrifying beauty.

Recently the film has come under scrutiny by the US Department of Homeland Security and the US Justice Department as Brose now faces serious charges for allegedly possessing illicit digital images. One hundred of the listed images in the charges are film frames from De Profundis. The fact that he is under indictment for using images made by others to examine the taboos that such laws are meant to prevent is as overreaching as it is disturbing. This prosecution should be viewed as a chchallenge to artistic freedom, brought by a U.S. Attorney’s office that previously and unsuccessfully prosecuted Critical Art Ensemble founder Steve Kurtz.

This art sale is a fundraiser for Brose’s legal defense fund. Please help save an innocent artist’s life.

Art Works for Sale



Henry Avignon,Prophetically Modified Thought Projection #1, 2013. 18 x 24 inches. 1/2 size Special Edition 1 of 1, (from Principle Edition of three, 36 x 60 Inches): Giclee Photosculpt on Hahnemühle Museum Etch Paper (from self-destroying torch and oxidation painting on copper canvas).

Value $1500
Buy This Now: $1200


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Sylvie Bélanger, A Man, wood, vacuum form clear acrylic, stainless steel and LED
lights, 17.5 x 11.5 inches.

Value $2,200
Buy This Now: $1,760


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Zana Briski,Sex Workers of Calcutta II, 2001, Photogravure, 10.5 x 15.75 inch plate, 22 x 31 inch sheet
Printed by Dusica Kirjakovic and Courtney Healey, Published by Lower East Side Printshop, Inc.
Printer's Proof

Value $5,000
Buy This Now: $4,000


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Lawrence Brose, Oil Rub Edition (2/5), 2009, 18 x 26 inches
Printed with Epson Archival Pigmented ink on Epson Somerset Velvet paper

Value $900
Buy This Now: $720



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Lawrence Brose, Soldiers Touching #1,Edition (2/5), 2009, 18 x 26 inches
Printed with Epson Archival Pigmented ink on Epson Somerset Velvet paper

Value $900
Buy This Now: $720


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Charles Ephraim Burchfield (American, 1893-1967) Untitled-'Preliminary Sketch', 11 x 17 inches, Pencil on paper
Unsigned (slight marking from paperclip at top center typical of his drawings)

Value $850

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Diane Bush, Sit ups (Shea's), from the series Main Street, 1981, Gelatin Silver Print
description: Ralph Racine, at Singer's Gym

Value $600
Buy This Now: $480

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Carl Chiarenza,The Peace Warriors of 2003, (Don Quixote) 188, 2003, 16 inches x 20 inches, Edition of 12

Value $1,500
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Peter Cramer, One Way Empire, Ink Dye Print on paper, Edition of 25. © 2007, 8.5”x10

Value $250
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Sylvia deSwaanThe Baltic Express from the Return series, 1990 - printed circa 1996, vintage silver gelatin print
11X14", edition: 3/8

This lot also includes two vintage limited edition postcards, and two books.

value $1000
Buy This Now: $800


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Adele Henderson, A Perfict Description of the Celestial Orbes (according to the most recent doctrine of intelligent design), 2009, Two color hand-printed lithograph with archival inkjet, 20 x 15 inches

Value $250
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Ken Heyman, Untitled, 1976 (reprinted), Silver Gelatin Photograph, 12 1/4 x 16 1/4 inches

Value $2,500
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Robert Hirsch, The 1960s Cubed: A Counter Culture of Images Commemorative Set (15), 2011. 4 x 4 x 4 inches each. Electrostatic prints in acrylic cubes.

Value $750
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Jeffrey Hoone, Tights from the series Hook, Line and Sinker, Platinum print, 12 x 10 inches

Value: $450
Buy This Now: $350

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Bruce Jackson, Concrete Central, 2010 signed and dated ((2011/2012), From the American Chartres series, 18.26x22 on a 24x30" sheet, Inkjet print on Epson Exhibition Fiber, Unnumbered A.P. (the numbered edition is 20)

Value: $1,200
Buy This Now: $960

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Simen Johan, Untitled #83 1999 Gelatin Silver Print 10" x 10" Signed recto

Value: $1,200
Buy This Now: $960

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Dinh Q. Le,Untitled from Cambodia Series, 1998 lithograph on somerset satin paper 39 x 30 inches edition of 30

Value: $3,000
Buy This Now: $2,400

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David Lebe,Boy Dream, 1980, 2013, Photograph, pigment print, 13x19 sheet, 11x5.5 image, #3/25

Value: $1,200
Buy This Now: $960

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Annabel Livermore, Indian ink on arches paper, 22 x 30 inches

Value: $2,000
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Joan Lyons, Mediated landscape series, untitled, Lake Champlain and the Vatican, 13 x 21.5" (2010), digital inkjet print

Value $600
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Nathan Lyon, Diptych, untitled, Mexico City, 16 x 20" (2002) matted, gelatin silver print

Value: $1,500
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Scott McCarney, Saints & Sinners: Gay Pride & Straight Shame, 2005, 5.5 x 8.5 in., 8 pp. ink jet fold book edition of 10

Value: $500
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Juan Perdiguero, Blue Monkey, 2010, Mixed Media on photo-emulsion, 30 x 40 inches

Value: $2.200
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Walid Ra'ad, Already Been in a Lake of Fire, Plate 57, 2000, Digiprint, 24 x 38 inches

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Walid Ra'ad, We Can Make Rain But No One Came To Ask, 2006
Archival Inkjet Print, 1” x 18”, Signed Verso, Edition 7/30

Value $700
Buy This Now: $560


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Milton Rogovin, Untitled (Scotland), 1982, Silver Gelatin Print, 5.5 x 4.75 inches, From the Family of Miners Series

Value: $3,500
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Martha Rosler, Untitled (Vigo, Spain), 1990, Chromogenic Color Print, 26 1/2 x 40 inches, Signed Verso

Value: $2500
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Joseph Scheer, Actias luna,Printers Proof 2006, Edition of 12 (sold out), 34 X 46 inches, Iris Print on watercolor paper

Value: $5000
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Carolee Schneemann, Snowflakes - Red, Giclee Print, 2010, 24 x 49.75 inch image
Edition: #5/10

Value $9,000
Buy This Now: $7,200
Carolee Schneemann
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James Siena, Double Recursive Combs, Boustrophedonic, Screenprint, 2005, 14.25 x 22.25 inch image, 21 x 28.25 inch sheet
Printed by James Miller and Christian Kinsler, Published by Lower East Side Printshop, Inc., PP 3/3

Value $1,800

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Reinhard Reitzenstein, The Origins of an Architecture, bronze casting (unique object cast from life), 2010, 2.5 x 6 x 12 inches


Value $2,500
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Brian Ulrich, Rialto Theatre, 2009, From the Dark Stores chapter of the project Copia, Pigment Ink Print, 11 x 14 inches, Print 1/15

Value: $900
Buy This Now: $720

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Mr. Spacely from "The Jetsons"
Hanna-Barbera Productions
Actual Hand Painted Production Cell

Value:  $150
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Pink Panther
Actual Double Hand Painted Production Cells
Including original Pencil Sketches

Value: $225
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Marge and Maggie from “The Simpsons”
Fox Productions
Actual Hand Painted Production Cell

Value: $175

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Nick Taylor
Hang' in Out at Pete's Place Jean-Michel Basquiat Neg. #7,
edition 6/15, 1979/2003
Image size: 5.75” X 8.75” on 11” X 14” paper

Value $800
Buy Now: $ 640

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Nick Taylor
Culebra
Jean-Michel Basquiat Neg. #8
, edition 6/15, 1979/2003
Image size: 5.75” X 8.75” on 11” X 14” paper

Value: $800
Buy Now: $640

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Nick Taylor
Polka Dot Shirt and a New-Wave Jacket
Jean-Michel Basquiat Neg. #24,
edition 6/15, 1979/2003
Image size: 5.75” X 8.75” on 11” X 14” paper

Value: $800
Buy Now: $640

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Mark Palmer
Asylum II
13” X 19”
Collage/ mixed media
2007

Value: $800
Buy Now: $640

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Mark Palmer
Asylum I
21” X 11”
Collage/ mixed media
2007

Value: $800
Buy Now: $640

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Robert Flynt
Untitled
8x10"
Matted to 11x14 
1997

Value: $900
Buy Now: $720

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