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An exhibition to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the destruction of The Garden of Eden, an earthwork created by Adam Purple in NYC. Read more

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This project was successfully funded on February 2, 2011.

An exhibition to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the destruction of The Garden of Eden, an earthwork created by Adam Purple in NYC.

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Long time...

 To Supporters of Adam Purple and the Garden of Eden--

Just a quick hello.  Recently I was contacted by the NYC Department of Sanitation Bureau of Waste Prevention, Reuse and Recycling asking if they could use a photograph of Adam Purple in their magazine BioCycle, calling him "one of the Lower East Side’s most prominent community gardeners."  Finally (at least) one NYC agency understands Adam's forward-thinking signifigance.

Also, I have launched a new Kickstarter to support publication of my latest project, FROM DARKROOM TO DAYLIGHT.  Visit the project, support it if you can, and share the link:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1908392143/from-darkroom-to-daylight

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

http://galapagosartspace.com/event/brooklyn-shorts-festival-2

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:
http://lesfilmfestival.com/archives/807

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

Update

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: http://lesfilmfestival.com/schedule

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

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...