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Book Release Party for Len Despres’s Autobiography

January 23, 2005 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

In 1963, the Art Center put on Chicago’s first “Happening.” It included a maze with female legs and arms reaching out blindly, two artists writhing on a bed, a bizarre corpse, and a live chicken. As the Hyde Park Art Center history reports: “Fortunately when the police arrived that night, Alderman Despres was present to soothe their anxieties.” Now you can read how fortunate the whole city has been to have Len as an alderman. Come celebrate the release of his autobiography: Challenging the Daley Machine: A Chicago Alderman’s Memoir.


January 23, 2005
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Hyde Park Art Center – The Del Prado
5307 South Hyde Park Blvd. Chicago, IL 60615
Chicago, 60615
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