Ira Cohen's Art and Alchemy


By Jon Kalish

Published February 26, 2012.

Ira Cohen was a filmmaker, photographer and poet, but many people would agree that Cohen’s most amazing work of art was himself. A self-described “multimedia shaman,” Cohen passed away in April 2011. Jon Kalish reports from the Living Theatre on New York’s Lower East Side, where Cohen’s friends and admirers gathered this past month to remember a man who called himself “the conscience of planet Earth.”

Read a blog post about the memorial service here.

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