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The Line King's Library


Thursday, October 17, 2013 through Saturday, January 4, 2014
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts

The Line King, which presents the largest library collection of artwork and archival material by renowned artist Al Hirschfeld, commemorates the 110th anniversary of the artist's birth and celebrates the Al Hirschfeld Foundation's latest gift of his papers and objects to the Library for the Performing Arts. This exhibition of drawings, paintings, prints, posters, and ephemera spans the lengthy career of the artist best known for his signature calligraphic portraits.

Learn more about Hirschfeld and his connection to NYPL

See the Oscar-nominated documentary
The Line King: The Al Hirschfeld Story
Monday, November 18, 2013

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The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts gratefully acknowledges the leadership support of Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman. Additional support for exhibitions has been provided by Judy R. and Alfred A. Rosenberg and the Miriam and Harold Steinberg Foundation. Curatorial service for The Line King provided by the Al Hirschfeld Foundation.