Just a few more hours to buy a piece of Laurie Anderson — or Chuck Close or …

32_03_arts_bamfacade_zYou have just a few hours left to bid on artwork at silent auction to benefit the Brooklyn Academy of Music and itsimportant music, dance, theater and film programming — the auction ends at 8 p.m.

Laurie Anderson's inkjet print.

Laurie Anderson's inkjet print, "7.1.05," 2005

Every year, BAM rounds up art from some pretty amazing people, and this year’s sale, conducted online as always, is no exception, featuring 154 pieces. They include an abstract inkjet print by Laurie Anderson, a silkscreen by Louise Bourgeois, a pigment print of Bill T. Jones by Chuck Close, a C-print by Spencer Tunick and a walnut armchair by George Nakashima. The works are on display on the BAM site and in the the lobby of the Opera House on Lafayette Avenue in Fort Greene, Brooklyn.

Bidding starts at as little as $100 or $200 for some items, with a few pieces, like the Chuck Close portrait, starting at $20,000. Many pieces, especially the more expensive ones, are still awaiting their first bid.

Spencer Tunick's "Netherlands 3 (Dream Amsterdam)," 2007

Spencer Tunick's "Netherlands 3 (Dream Amsterdam)," 2007

Even if you decide not to bid in the silent auction, the video (below), featuring scenesters Andrew Andrew, explaining how to bid is worth watching just for the entertainment value.

You have just a few hours left to get in on the action Happy bidding!

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