Friends of COSM and MAPS and Ann and Sasha Shulgin,
We're proud to announce the opening of sales of 50 limited-edition signed prints of Alex Grey's portrait of Ann and Sasha Shulgin. The portrait will be shown in public for the first time on Saturday night, April 17, 2010, at the tribute dinner to Ann and Sasha at the Psychedelic Science in the 21st Century conference in San Jose, CA. Ann and Sasha and Alex will have signed the prints the day before. Conference attendees can purchase their prints (prices vary by numbers, people can chose their numbers, see below) and take them home. Those who purchase prints via phone or internet before or after the conference (if any are left after the conference) will receive their prints within two weeks after the conference. MAPS and COSM teamed up for a similar sale of 50 signed prints of Alex's portrait of Albert Hofmann. Sales were brisk, so if you are interested, we suggest you order soon.
Ann and Sasha will receive an honorarium for signing the prints. The remaining proceeds will be divided between the Chapel of Sacred Mirrors (COSM, www.cosm.org) and the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS, www.maps.org). Proceeds to CoSM will go toward building the exhibition hall to display the CoSM art collection including the portrait and relic of Dr. Albert Hofmann and the original portrait of the Shulgin's. Proceeds to MAPS will go to the upcoming US MDMA/PTSD study to be conducted for veterans with PTSD, most from Iraq, Afghanistan and a few from Vietnam.
The painting entitled, "The Shulgin's and Their Alchemical Angels" portrays Sasha holding an MDMA molecule that has a fiery warm glow and angels wings. Anne touches the molecule and gazes into the light. Around them radiate molecular symbols, Sasha's "dirty pictures." Above them two flaming wings with eyes, bare the words "PIHKAL" on one and "TIHKAL" on the other. An alchemical flask hovers above Sasha's head with a symbolic "eye of the heart" angel inside the lab vessel.
You can purchase one of these amazing prints at the MAPS webstore. We accept payment by money order, wire transfer, credit card, or check. (Prints purchased before the conference will be received by May 3, prints purchased at the conference can be picked up there or we can mail them to you by May 3. If we have any prints left after the conference, they will be shipped within two weeks after purchase.)
Print 1, to be sold by auction on Ebay, $5000 starting bid. (You may participate in the silent auction remotely by filling out this form with your bid no later than April 18, 2010 at 5PM PST. HINT: Be sure to check back on the evening of April 17 and the day of April 18 to bid against conference attendees.)
Prints 41-50, $1000 (Print #41 is sold)
Prints 31-40, $1500
Prints 21-30, $2000
Prints 11-20, $2500
Prints 6-10, $3000
Prints 2-5, $3500
Print 1, to be sold by auction, $5000 minimum