Funded! This project was successfully funded on February 2, 2011.

Update #4

Screening at the Brooklyn Short Film Festival

Adam Purple and The Garden of Eden  by Harvey Wang and Amy Brost will be screened at the Brooklyn Short Film Festival in Williamsburg Brooklyn on Wednesday, June 15th.  The film will be shown in the first half of the screening block--around 7:30 p.m.  Tickets for the festival can be purchased from the Galapagos website.  We've been warned that both nights will sell out.   If you would like to come see the film (and cast your vote for the audience prize) you should buy your tickets ASAP.  We would love to see you at the screening

Update #3

Exhibition Opens


The photography exhibit opened at FusionArts Museum on Feb. 3. Many people came who either knew Adam Purple or The Garden, but many visitors did not know about his amazing creation. The gallery opened at 6 PM, and was packed by 7:30 PM when Adam Purple arrived. He hadn't seen the show, and was touched by the reception he received.

One more thing: the slide show we made for our Kickstarter project was invited to be screened at the Lower East Side Film Festival in NYC. We worked on the film, adding pictures and music, and are very proud of the finished product. It will screen at the festival on Feb. 8, 11, 12 and 25.

For more info about the film and the filmmakers visit:

Again, thanks for your support. Hopefully this will lead to more recognition for Adam.

Update #2



We wanted to once again thank our backers for helping us mount this important exhibition of photographs documenting Adam Purple's remarkable achievement, and exposing more people to his important work. We will be hanging the show within the week. Our Kickstarter promo film came to the attention of The Lower East Side Film Festival, and they invited us to show it three times during the run of the festival in February. For info:

Hope to see you at FusionArts, 57 Stanton Street, on February 3, from 6-9 for the exhibit's opening reception.

Update #1

Thank you


It has been four days since we launched this project, and we are deeply grateful to all of the backers so far. We're happy that so many people who did not know about Adam Purple and The Garden of Eden have been touched by it. We are also happy that so many have come forward with memories of seeing Adam around the city. He can still be seen around the city today, although he stopped wearing purple after the destruction of The Garden. We started this project with a bare-bones budget, so the additional support will enable us do even more for Adam and his legacy. Keep spreading the word...

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