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Philip Taaffe | Asterias - Miami

No water, No Life. No Blue, No Green. -Sylvia Earl

December 1 ‒ 4, 2016

Planthouse is pleased to present  The Asterias project printed by Philip Taaffe. Taaffe draws attention to the ecological crisis facing our oceans. The wall of severed silkscreened starfish prints presents the crisis simply and starkly. 

Philip Taaffe was born in Elizabeth, New Jersey, in 1955 and studied at the Cooper Union in New York. His first solo exhibition was in New York in 1982. Taaffe has traveled widely in the Middle East, India, South America, and Morocco. He has also lived and worked in Naples from 1988-91. He has been included in numerous museum exhibitions, including the Carnegie International, two Sydney Biennials, and three Whitney Biennials. Taaffe’s work is in numerous public collections, including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Philadelphia Museum of Art; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; and Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid.

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