Jim Moore Photo Exhibition of the Twin Towers Tightrope Walk

Jim Moore Photo Exhibition of the Twin Towers Tightrope Walk

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In 1974, mime and photographer Jim Moore became the right-hand-man for aerialist Philippe Petit during the secret preparations and daring guerilla tightrope walk between the two World Trade Center Towers.

Thirty three years later, Jim is presenting his photographs of the event in oversized 50″ x 35″ Iris prints, including shots titled On the edge of the abyss, A Helicopter’s View, 110 floors, and more. The shots reveal the inner workings of the audacious preparations, including climbing and rigging of the World Trade Towers, all done in complete secrecy.

The exhibit will run October 16- November 4 at the Jalopy Theatre and School of Music, 315 Columbia St, Red Hook, Brooklyn. An opening reception is planned for Wednesday October 17 from 6-9 pm.

New Yorker 11 Sept 06 third page 761113 Jim Moore Photo Exhibition of the Twin Towers Tightrope WalkThere is no word yet if there will be a commemorative tightrope walk at the reception.

For more information about the tightrope walk, visit the wikipedia article on the subject: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philippe_Petit