Feature: Rose Hartman - "Femme Fatals"
Today’s store window, (one of my favorite photo subjects) is a showcase for the talents of a display designer as well as the merchandise within.
Walking along Fifth or Madison Ave, store windows hat use elaborate props, lighting, scale and color always caught my eye.
The particular seductive mannequins seen in MUSEE project a distinct glamour-much like the runway models that I have photographed for over 4 decades.
Invariably mesmerized by these lifelike “creatures”, I must capture them with my camera, because these are figures that remain forever fantastic-and frozen in time.
For four decades, Rose Hartman has captured a wide range of personalities in the world of fashion, art and society -from David Bowie to Andy Warhol. and Jackie Onassis.
Hundreds of international publications (Vogue, Stern, Harper's Bazaar, Vanity Fair, Harper's Bazaar, Panorama, the NY Times, Allure, etc ) have published her stylish, documentary images. Hartman’s first book, BIRDS of PARADISE, An Intimate View of the NY Fashion World, published by Delacorte Press in 1980, explored the chiffon jungle in photos and text. INCOMPARABLE WOMEN of STYLE and INCOMPARABLE COUPLES were published by the ACC Publishing Group in 2012 and 2015.
Her photos have been exhibited internationally in the Museum of the City of NY, the Pucci Gallery, the Dia Foundation, Experience Music Project, Serge Sorokko Gallery, the Whitney Museum, the Dean Project, the Library of Performing Arts at Lincoln Center, the Fashion Institute of Technology, the Ravestijn Gallery in Amsterdam, The Gallery of Art in Moscow, and many other locales.
The INCOMPARABLE ROSE HARTMAN, a full-length documentary film premiered in the DOCNYC film festival on November 13tjh, following invited screenings at SXSW, TORONTO, PORTLAND, OREGON SAN DIEGO , Canada documentary film festivals, among others.
Her latest solo exhibit, THE INFAMOUS Rose Hartman, is on view at Edelman Arts, 111 E. 70th St,M-Sat, through February, 2018.
The Drouot Auction House Paris will conduct a solo auction of Hartman’s photography from her long career on March 21,2018.
For further information, contact www.rosehartman.com