The New York Historical Society has unveiled Bill Cunningham: Facades, a retrospective dedicated to the legendary photographer and his eight-year project.
The New York Historical Society has unveiled Bill Cunningham: Facades, a retrospective dedicated to the legendary photographer and his eight-year project. Cunningham and his fellow photographer and muse, Editta Sherman, would comb thrift stores, auctions and street fairs for beautiful vintage finds, as well as scout interesting architectural sites. They collected some 500 outfits and photographed more than 1,800 locations for the Facades project, pairing each site with the era of its accompanying outfit. The exhibition presents 80 thoughtfully juxtaposed images, evoking the spirit of the duo’s treasure hunt and their passion for the city. Through June 15h, explore the architectural riches and fashion history of New York City through the eye of the renowned New York Times photographer Bill Cunningham.
–Sarah Ryan Hecht
New York Historical Society
170 Central Park West / 1 212 873 3400
On view through June 15, 2014
Photos courtesy of the New York Historical Society, Gift of Bill Cunningham