A native New Yorker, American photographer Rose Hartman began her career working for the SoHo Weekly News where her first assignment was covering the 1976 wedding of Papa’s granddaughter Joan Hemingway to restaurateur Jean De Noyer. Since the late 1970’s, she has been documenting cultural icons at exhibition openings, soirees, clubs, and on city streets.
Intimate shots of Mapplethorpe muse David Croland and Margaux Hemingway entering the iconic Studio 54, Fred Hughes and Elsa Peretti at the Marlborough Gallery, and Bianca Jagger astride a white horse on her 30th birthday populate the artist’s extensive oeuvre and are featured among the twenty-one limited edition photographs on view at Edelman Arts through December.
Retracing her footsteps through ateliers, fashion shows, and some of the most legendary settings of New York nightlife across four decades, The Infamous Rose Hartman celebrates the spirit that marks her distinctive aesthetic through some of her most career-defining images. These iconic works have been paired alongside lesser-known and more intimate scenes from her travels around the world, offering a rare glimpse beyond the city into the far corners of Rose Hartman’s pervasive oeuvre. Together, these parallel narratives of life at home and abroad tell the most complete story of the artist’s career.
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November 20, 2017 to December 22, 2017