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Amanda Palmer, eight months pregnant and exquisitely painted, recreates Damien Hirst’s Verity statue (top) in a performance art piece for the New York Public Library’s children’s book drive. Proud papa-to-be Neil Gaiman (bottom) extends a loving hand to this modern-day nude descending a staircase, after donating a copy of his own charming children’s book, Chu’s Day

For more of Palmer’s beautiful bibliophilia, treat yourself to her bewitching poetry readings of Polish Nobel laureate Wislawa Szymborska.

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Amanda Palmer
New York Public Library


Fifth Avenue
New York, New York

August 20, 2015

(See more of my photos from this show here on Flickr)

Here are some of my photos from Amanda’s performance as a living statue in front of the New York Public Library to raise awareness of children’s literacy and to collect donated books in a children’s book drive.

I live-tweeted the event for Amanda on twitter, and I’m stoked to see a quick photo I took on my iPhone announcing the event’s start get so many retweets and favorites:

IT’S HAPPENING @NYPL {@HayleyFiasco for AFP} pic.twitter.com/2R5IgNkSqL

— Amanda Palmer (@amandapalmer)

August 20, 2015



Soon Amanda will share video of the performance, and soon I will share some my photos that I took backstage, but until then, enjoy these shots from the event.

It was a beautiful performance, and as always, I’m honored to have experienced it, witnessed it and have been part of it.

PERFORMANCE ART SUCCESS selfie with @amandapalmer

A photo posted by Hayley Rosenblum (@hayleyfiasco) on Aug 20, 2015 at 4:20pm PDT