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The Working Proof: Sean Auyeung – Excelsior + a Hurricane Sandy Fundraiser

New print release: this week The Working Proof is bringing it back home by collaborating with Sub-Studio’s own Sean Auyeung to offer his print Excelsior as part of a fundraiser for The Bowery Mission, to help New Yorkers who are still reeling from the recent hurricane. Here is a message from Sean about the print:

NYC is our adopted home of nearly 10 years. Like many, Anna and I migrated to the East Village and called it home for 9 years. Watching the damage in the city and other boroughs from the hurricane and the blackout afterwards was difficult to see. I drew this print as a reminder of how much New Yorkers care for one another. They may not always get along, but when the need is there, they answer.

Excelsior is Latin for “ever upward” and is the motto of the State of New York. The oft-maligned common pigeon is a perpetual symbol of the city and its inhabitants: tough, fearless, and unstoppable.

We would like to do what we can to help our great city get back on its feet, and so will be donating 50% of the sale price of each Excelsior print sold to the Bowery Mission, who are working to provide safe shelter and food to homeless and displaced New Yorkers. They are currently running at triple their normal capacity, and the Bowery Mission’s supply of food and pantry items are drastically decreasing at a time when it is needed most. Help us help the Bowery Mission! Excelsior will be available from November 6th through November 20th. It will no longer be available for purchase after that date. The print will ship on November 26th.

This print is available in multiple sizes. Each 8×10 and 11×14 print was signed and numbered by the artist. Learn more here. Read our interview with Sean here. You can buy the print here.

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