Thursday, September 01, 2005

Al Hirschfeld

We were so lucky in London this summer to have, not one, not two, but THREE exhibitions devoted to Hirschfeld.
BRITS ON BROADWAY at the Theatre Museum, Covent garden displayed Hirschfeld's drawings of British thespians on the stage in New York City. The show also included a couple of his sketchbooks which were fascinating to see - his pencil roughs are so loose & chaotic. The other exhibitions were at Chris Beetles' gallery & the National Theatre. I also managed to track down a DVD copy of the marvellous documentary on Hirschfeld's life - THE LINE KING. Inspirational to see such a long & prolific career.

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