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Bruce LaBruce: Death
March 19 - April 30, 2021

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CULTUREEDIT is proud to present the installment of our second show with Bruce LaBruce that will be featured both online at www.cultureedit.com and open for viewing by appointment at our new space in Hollywood. The departure point for the exhibition is the Death Book, published by Baron Books, which is composed of LaBruce’s published and unpublished extreme works over the past 20 years that include stills from his film productions and iconic photography performances at his various gallery openings and art events.

LaBruce’s photography performances portray theatrical expressions of gore, sex, lust, and torture in what he describes as a “playful environment” to explore humanity, sexuality, and their relationship to death. The collection of images represents LaBruce’s reaction to the Digital Age and his response to Western society’s construction of death as a spectacle. Death Book includes appearances by porn actors such as Francois Sagat, Adam Killian, Erik Rhodes, Pierre Fitch, and Tiger Tyson alongside nightlife legend Ladyfag, artists Slava Mogutin, Kembra Pfahler and Dash Snow, film actors Asia Argento, Brad Renfro and Udo Kier, and LaBruce himself.

LaBruce’s Death Book is the second installment in a series published by Baron Books founder Matthew Holroyd and features an introduction and interview with LaBruce by Slava Mogutin.

Over 100 special edition prints are available to purchase through the CULTUREEDIT / Tom of Finland Store along with 9 unique gun-fired prints shot at with real bullets - an effect mimicking the design of Death Book which has three bullet holes tearing through cover-to-cover. Copies of Death Book will also be available to purchase online and at the CULTUREEDIT gallery.

Bruce LaBruce: Death is organized by Harrison Kallner. A very special thanks to Matthew Holroyd, founder of Baron Books, for editing & publishing Bruce LaBruce’s Death Book . Thank you to Steve Halterman for his help in amplifying the gallery show by shooting the 9 unique prints with his gun in Joshua Tree.

For all press inquiries, please contact Harrison Kallner at hkallner@culture-edit.com

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