If you are in New York from the end of May until October 27, this is a must see exhibit at The New York Botanical Garden. Written up in Vogue Magazine, the exhibit Four Seasons, is by contemporary artist Philip Haas.
Philip Haas began his career as a documentary film maker, directing ten profiles of unusual artists through early 1990s with the theme “Magicians of the Earth,”commissioned by the Centre Georges Pompidou.
His feature films include Angels and Insects, set in Victorian England, which was nominated for an Academy Award and the Cannes Film Festival Palme d’Or, Up at the Villa, an adaptation of the W. Somerset Maugham novella, starring Sean Penn, Anne Bancroft and Kristin Scott Thomas, The Situation, a political thriller set in Iraq, released in 2006, and the highly-regarded The Music of Chance (1993).
On display from May 18 through October 27, Four Seasons is an installation of four sculptures–each standing more than 15 feet high. Encompassing Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter, the works are inspired by the 16th-century creations of Italian Renaissance painter Giuseppe Arcimboldo.
Four Seasons is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
Additional support provided by the Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation and the Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Foundation
The Garden is located at 2900 Southern Blvd, Bronx, NY 10458