Spaces Corners at ICP Museum invites you to a book signing for Death Takes a Holiday by Darin Mickey on Thursday, September 29 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. 


In 2014, New York–based photographer Darin Mickey (born 1974) began documenting a handful of record shops in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania—independently run stores that opened primarily in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s, many of which are now on their last legs, or have recently been shuttered. These stores are the alphabetized havens for the musical successes of a few and the forgotten failures of many. Shot from the perspective of a middle-aged man restlessly clinging to his youth and the hope of finding that elusive artifact to make anxiety subside and keep the reaper at bay, Death Takes a Holiday shows us a community of beautiful recluses brought together by obsession, compulsion and a pure, undying love of music.

Visit Spaces Corners to preorder a signed copy of Death Takes a Holiday.


Darin Mickey is a photographer based in New York City. His work has been exhibited in both solo and group exhibitions in New York, Kansas City, Seattle, Atlanta, Copenhagen, Sydney, and Tokyo. He is the author of Stuff I Gotta Remember Not to Forget published by J&L Books. His images have appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The Washington Post Magazine, Time, Aperture, Foam, and Doubletake among others. Darin also teaches photography at The Cooper Union and The International Center of Photography.

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