Take refuge from New York’s arctic temperatures by visiting the New York Public Library’s delightful Al Hirschfeld exhibition.
Hirschfeld’s signature work, defined by a linear calligraphic style, made his name a verb: to be “Hirschfelded” was a sign that one has arrived, one had made it on Broadway. During a career that spanned an impressive 80 years, his work appeared in The New York Times, on the walls of the Museum of Modern Art and on album covers, and movie posters.
For the first time, the largest library collection of Hirschfeld artwork are brought together in The Line King’s Library: Al Hirschfeld at The New York Public Library.
The exhibition runs through Jan 4, 2014.
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Wednesday the 4th of December at roughly 12am. A large tabby relaxing on my flower bed.
No matter how many times I see this, it always brings a ray of sunshine; even on a gloomy day. What a sophisticated network television holiday interstitial. And it still functions. And it’s pure perfection. Simple as that.