Floral Ghost: Susan Orlean and Philip Taaffe in Conversation

Sunday, May 1, 2016

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.

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Taking inspiration from New York’s disappearing “flower district,” acclaimed author Susan Orlean and venerated artist Philip Taaffe collaborated onThe Floral Ghost, a fine-art book to be released this spring. Orlean’s essay reflects on a poignant moment when she first visited the resplendent district in its heyday; Taaffe’s colorful monotypes recall the universal nature of time passing. Orlean and Taaffe converse about their inspiration and collaboration with Jennifer McGregor, Wave Hill’s Director of Arts and Senior Curator. This event will be followed by a book-signing with Orlean and Taaffe in Wave Hill House.


Wave Hill House in Wave Hill Accessible
West 249th Street and Independence Avenue
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Free with admission to the grounds, but registration is strongly recommended as capacity is limited. Also, pre-order your own copy of Floral Ghost which be signed by the author at the event.

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Wave Hill

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(718) 549-3200


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