THE UPPER ROOM: Let us compare mythologies | David Zwirner

In 1956, a 22-year-old Leonard Cohen published a small volume of poetry that he had penned between the ages of 15 and 20, titled Let Us Compare Mythologies. Evocative and compelling, it was a remarkably assured debut for such a young mind, inspired by the visionary Spanish poet and playwright Federico García Lorca, who was executed by a fascist firing squad during the Spanish civil war. 60 years later, the significance of Cohen's verses continues to play on the minds of contemporary artists Marcel Dzama and Raymond Pettibon, whose forthcoming collaborative exhibition at The Upper Room at David Zwirner London takes the same name.

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