Local Author Lary Bloom

Books & Bagels with author Lary Bloom: Sunday, June 2, 4 p.m.

 Friends and fans of Chester’s very own artist, the late Sol LeWitt, are invited to a special Books & Bagels at Congregation Beth Shalom Rodfe Zedek when we celebrate the book launch for Sol LeWitt, A Life of Ideas. The book is Lary Bloom’s new and definitive portrait of LeWitt, his good friend, fellow CBSRZ congregant and fellow Chester resident. This important new book, no ordinary biography, no dry critical monograph, offers an intimate yet multifaceted portrayal of LeWitt and has already received acclaim from artists and art scholars alike. Bryan Wolf, Professor Emeritus of Art and Art History at Stanford University, described it as “a remarkable narrative filled with history, biography, art criticism, gossip, behind-the-scenes chatter and insight. Lary Bloom presents a LeWitt that most of us have never seen before: private, irreverent, passionate, generous and deeply self-aware.” And Scott Timberg, author of Culture Crash: The Killing of the Creative Class, noted Bloom’s “tireless research, rich anecdotes and playful sense of humor.”

Copies of the book will be available for sale and for autographing. Congregation Beth Shalom Rodfe Zedek is located at 55 East Kings Highway in Chester. For more information, call 860-526-8920 or visit www.cbsrz.org.

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