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Richard Serra info and a few announcements…

The New York Times reports that a monumental undulating steel wall by Richard Serra will be the first thing you see when you step inside the new Broad Contemporary Art Museum, Renzo Piano’s three-story building for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

Studio 360, (Public Radio International) will be doing a segment on Serra and the retrospective at MoMA. I’m sure you remember from my last post that the Serra Retro will be the hotness this summer. Also, a segment on Mingering Mike.

Mingering Mike might need a little unpacking for the most part – a couple of years ago the website “Soul Strut” detailed a story about finding a imaginary record collection of a soul singer named “Mingering Mike”. In his collection, MM’s music pretty much touches every flavor of the soul era of the late sixties and early seventies. What we are talking about here is “outsider art” as the “honkies” like to call it. Fast forward to now and a book has been published and MM is represented by Hemphill here in DC. I think The cat who writes Pretty Goes With Pretty did some writing on the book as well, it’s a real interesting story and worth searching out.

Soul Strut
Pretty Goes With Pretty

With this weekend being Memorial Day weekend for those of you reading here in the US of A, that means its the summer as well as the return of thursday art videos (believe it or not this is by popular demand).


  1. Thanks for the shout out – for the record, I was the editor of the book, not one of the writers.

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