Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Dori Hadar, Mingering Mike, and Dennis Geronimus

Rediscovered Art Night!
The evening starts out with Dori Hadar, private investigator, DJ and record collector. Mr. Hadar discovered a trove of hand-rendered album covers with cardboard records inside, along with homemade cardboard 45's and 8-tracks, all by someone identified as "Mingering Mike." A book of these unusual artworks was recently published - Mingering Mike: The Amazing Career of an Imaginary Soul Superstar - and tonight Dori Hadar and Mingering Mike himself visit the program.

After that, NYU assistant Professor of Fine Arts Dennis Geronimus champions the art of Piero di Cosimo. His new book, Piero di Cosimo, Visions Beautiful and Strange, challenges much of the (scarce) scholarship on this artist.


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