Olivia  Barr
Fringe Hero
2011
I created the Fringe Hero tulip in my Brooklyn garden that was formerly the dumping ground of the block. It’s a hybrid between Lavender Fringe tulip and a Black Hero Peony tulip. The Fringe Hero resembles "the Viceroy," the tulip that caused the famous Dutch economic bubble and consequential collapse of 1637 also known as tulipomania. The Viceroy tulip's value inflated to the equivalent of house. Unfortunately it was not a hybrid, but a diseased tulip, mistakenly identified as a hybrid. I am offering my Brooklyn born tulip for $500,000, the cost of an apartment I would like to buy.
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