On Aug. 4 we marked the anniversary of the death of comedian Lenny Bruce by putting The Bruce Act, a representational work of original art by Judith Carlson-DeAngelo, up for auction. Please check out our auction, which will go to benefit Entertainment Pus Creations, an independent collective of artists, musicians and writers, and the Lenny Bruce Memorial Foundation.
Also check out the Aug. 4 post in which we announced the auction and spoke to Lenny’s daughter, Kitty Bruce, a longtime friend of the artist.
It’s been 50 years since the world lost comedian Lenny Bruce…
FREEDOM OF SPEECH IS A LAUGHING MATTER: The DeAngelos’ link with the family of the late comedian Lenny Bruce goes back generations. As Larry tells it: “My grandfather, Tony DeAngelo, had a fling with Lenny’s mother and the two families have been close ever since.”
But whatever the nature of these ties, the affinity between Entertainment Plus Creations and the Bruce act is a compelling one. Freedom of expression takes on many forms, with the world of art, music and writing having a common interest to the message of Lenny, an unabashed truth teller who ruffled many feathers in the process.
The friends of the muses can now buy into this affinity. For a limited time, we are putting Judith‘s painting The Bruce Act up for auction on our ebay store site, with 20% of the proceeds to benefit the Lenny Bruce Memorial Foundation. This organization, founded by Kitty Bruce, is guided by the desire to create a safe, sober and nurturing experience for men and women who desire support, education and new perspectives on living clean and sober. Continue reading