21 April 2015

100 Brilliant Caricatures Of Stars From 90 Years Of Hollywood History

‘Sunnyside’, 1927

Legendary illustrator Al Hirschfeld, known as the ‘Line King’, has created brilliant pen and ink caricatures of Hollywood and Broadway stars.

100 of his greatest pieces will be exhibiting at the New York Historical Society in May 2015. ‘The Hirschfeld Century: The Art of Al Hirschfeld’ will feature his early work for Hollywood studios to his last drawings for the New York Times before his death.

Hirschfeld's outstanding drawings are a great way of capturing a century of Hollywood celebrities.

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‘Laurel and Hardy’, 1928

‘Charles De Gaulle’, 1945

‘Tony Curtis and Sidney Poitier in The Defiant Ones’, 1958

‘2000 Academy Award Nominees for Best Actor and Best Actress [Laura Linney in You Can Count on Me, Tom Hanks in Cast Away, Russell Crowe in Gladiator, Allen Burstyn in Requiem for a Dream, Ed Harris in Pollock, Geoffrey Rush in Quills, Julia Roberts in Erin Brockovich, Joan Allen in The Contender, Javier Bardem in Before Night Falls, Juliette Binoche in Chocolat]’, 2001

‘Ella Fitzgerald’, 1993

[via Fast Company, images via New York History Society]