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Original Art from Better Living Through Chemistry on Auction


Communications & Marketing, LIU,

BLTCLIU Post is auctioning a portrait from the set of Universal/Sam Goldwyn Films’ Better Living Through Chemistry, which was privately screened on campus on Feb. 25, and released in theaters and on-demand in the U.S. on March 14. The portrait, an oil painting featuring actors Olivia Wilde and Ray Liotta with two German Shepherds, is highlighted prominently in the movie’s first major scene.

The public can bid on the portrait at from now until April 9, at 2 p.m. It was displayed above the fireplace mantle in the home of Elizabeth Roberts (portrayed by actress Olivia Wilde), in a scene featuring Sam Rockwell and Olivia Wilde. The portrait, created by a set designer, measures 44” x 36” and has an estimated value of $2,000 that is based on an assessment by the writers/directors of the film, Geoff Moore, and David Posamentier, who commissioned the painting’s creation.

Proceeds from the sale of the portrait will assist the scholarship fund of LIU. To bid on the portrait, visit

Posted 03/19/2014

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