Monday, April 25, 2016

Cool Show at the New York Public Library

It turns out that the New York Public Library has a vast Illustration collection.  It is used by theater and movie people as ideas for set and costume ideas.  It is also used by artists - and in fact there is a thank you note from Diego Rivera during his work at Rockefeller Center and the New York Public Works.
The entrance and the overview.

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Anyway, they have pulled some of them out for an exhibit and it was very cool (and free).
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Here are a few shots.
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Various original travel posters

Illustrations that inspired outfits and scenic designs.

The costume for Madam Morrible from Wicked, and the illustrations that inspired it


My favorite poster.


Note freom the show, just the rehabbed fountain of "Beauty" from the Library facade.

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