"The Double Dirty Dozen (& Friends) is an exhibition about the quest for freedom of expression – sexual, intellectual, spiritual, political - and ultimately salvation through making art. While most of the participating artists are not ex-cons, in the process of curating this unruly group I felt somewhat like the character Lee Marvin plays in the film, Major Reisman, assembling his posse of ne’er-do-wells for a suicide mission, in the face of art world establishment. The subject as presented to the double dirty dozen and their friends (which quickly morphed into a group of fifty rabble-rousers) was simply, sex: as explicit, raunchy, funny, bizarre, obscure or fetishistic as possible. Hence the “ratings” disclaimer on our doors during the months of August and September: “No One Under 18 Admitted”. While the goal is not to assassinate a group of German war criminals in a French Chateau, as was the task set forth for the ex-cons-cum-soldiers in the film, the challenge to win over the hearts and libidos of summer New York gallery-goers is no less daunting."
Featuring Michael Anderson, David Baskin, Chris Biddy, Ion Birch, Paul Brainard, Shiva Lynn Burgos, Richard Butler, Francesco Civetta (aka DJ CASH), Andy Cross, Jules, de Balincourt, Erik den Breejen, Kent Dorn, Joel Dugan, Austin Eddy, Johnston Foster, Rebecca Goyette, Duncan Hannah, Daniel Heidkamp, David Humphrey, George Jenne & Damian Stamer, Aaron Johnson, Ezra Johnson, Kevin Kay, David Kramer, Maria Kreyn, Nick Lawrence, Hye Rim Lee, Travis Lindquist, Noah Lyon, Panni Malekzadeh, Andrea Mary Marshall, Greg Miller, Jazz-minh Moore, Joe Heaps Nelson, Lance Rautzhan, Max Razdow, Tom Sanford, Bill Saylor, Kristen Schiele, Ryan Schneider, Andrew Smenos, Emet Sosna, Jennifer Sullivan, Ulrike Theusner, Russell Tyler, Eric White, Genevieve White, Kelli Williams, and Nicole Wittenberg.
With essays by Anthony Haden-Guest, Ana Finel Honigman, and Nick Lawrence.