“The Line King’s Library: Al Hirschfeld at the New York Public Library”

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Photograph: Courtesy The Al Hirschfeld Foundation
Death of a Salesman, 1973
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Photograph: Courtesy The Al Hirschfeld Foundation
Self portrait painting theatre seats, 1993
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Photograph: Courtesy The Al Hirschfeld Foundation
Men in White, 1971
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Photograph: Courtesy The Al Hirschfeld Foundation
Mikhail Baryshnikov in Giselle, 1976
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Photograph: Courtesy The Al Hirschfeld Foundation
A Streetcar Named Desire. 1971
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The drawing table and barber’s chair where renowned illustrator Al Hirschfeld once sat at home sketching have been on show in the lobby of the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts for several years—and now a major part of his life’s work will be displayed as well. Over Hirschfeld’s eight-decade-plus career, his drawings, paintings, prints and posters appeared in The New York Times and The New Yorker, on postage stamps, and in MoMA and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The caricaturist was known for hiding the word NINA, after his daughter, in the hairstyles and sleeves of many of his portraits.
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Event website: http://nypl.org
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