PHOTO CALL: An Exclusive Look at "The Line King's Library: Al Hirschfeld at The New York Public Library"
By Matthew Blank
In "The Line King's Library: Al Hirschfeld at The New York Public Library," The Library for the Performing Arts presents the largest exhibition of Al Hirschfeld's artwork and archival material from its collection. Here is an exclusive sneak peek.
Incorporating videos and recordings of Hirschfeld discussing his own work and testimonials and memories from figures such as Arthur Miller and Whoopi Goldberg, correspondence with his friends and collaborators, and original artwork and posters from fellow artists and influences, "The Line King's Library" uses materials from a variety of the Library's collections to give new context and insight into Hirschfeld's life and legacy.
The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts houses one of the worlds most extensive combination of circulating, reference, and rare archival collections in its field. These materials are available free of charge, along with a wide range of special programs, including exhibitions, seminars, and performances. An essential resource for everyone with an interest in the arts - whether professional or amateur - the Library is known particularly for its prodigious collections of non-book materials such as historic recordings, videotapes, autograph manuscripts, correspondence, sheet music, stage designs, press clippings, programs, posters and photographs.
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