NEW YORK (PIX11) – From 1928 to his death at age 99 in 2003 Al Hirschfeld’s inimitable drawings dominated the front page of The New York Sunday Times’ Arts and Leisure Section.
Now, on the 10th anniversary of his death, a huge exhibit of his drawings and posters is on view at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center through 4 January. Curator David Leopold takes us on a brief tour of this fascinating display.
Exhibit curator David Leopold tell spellbinding stories behind the My Fair Lady poster Hirschfeld created, as well as his role in making Carol Burnett and Carol Channing superstars.
He also shows us Hirschfeld’s work bench — actually an old barber’s chair. Nearly all Hirschfeld’s drawings came to life while he was seated in this versatile chair, which could be raised, lowered and reclined as Hirschfeld wanted.
Producer-writer: Sam H. Shirakawa
Camera: Ace Zaken
Correspondent: Lisa Mateo