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The Duchess of Carnegie Hall: Photographs by Editta Sherman
August 18, 2017 – October 15, 2017

Editta Sherman lived and worked above Carnegie Hall from the late 1940s to 2010, photographing thousands of celebrity portraits―actors, writers, poets, and musicians―in classic black-and-white style. Referred to as the “Duchess of Carnegie Hall” by her dear friend Bill Cunningham, Editta Sherman was featured as the sole model of his 1970s Facades series, exploring period fashions against the architectural history of New York City. Fifty selections from the Editta Sherman Archive, donated to New-York Historical by her children, will showcase Sherman’s signature style as she captured luminaries such as actor Yul Brenner, author William F. Buckley, Jr., and poet Carl Sandberg through her lens. For further information see the New York Historical Society listing.

Daily Traveler: Vintage Views of New York, Courtesy of Bill Cunningham
New York Times: Editta Sherman’s Long Reign as ‘The Duchess of Carnegie Hall’
New York Times: Editta Sherman Gets Her Due at the New-York Historical Society
Time Magazine: See Celebrity Portraits by the Woman Who Inspired Bill Cunningham and Andy Warhol
The Cut (New York magazine): See Celebrity Portraits by Editta Sherman, ‘Duchess of Carnegie Hall’
New York Post: How a struggling photographer became the ‘Duchess of Carnegie Hall’
Art Daily: Center for Women's History features Editta Sherman's photographs
Artsy: This Self-Made Photographer Captured—and Charmed—Decades of New York Stars
Art Summary: A Visual Summary of the Exhibit
Gothamist: Editta Sherman's Vintage Portraits On Display At New-York Historical Society: Gothamist
City Guide: The Duchess of Carnegie Hall: Photographs by Editta Sherma

Editta Sherman, The Duchess of Carnegie Hall, Turns 100

Born Editta Rinaldo to Italian immigrants in 1912, Ms. Sherman photographed a who’s who of stars in her lifetime. Today, on her 100th birthday, her archive is a meticulous collection of portraits documenting celebrity of times past. Click to read the New York Times article.

Editta Sherman, The Duchess of Carnegie Hall

Editta in many ways embodies the artistic spirit that once made New York the art capital of the world, where the likes of Marilyn Monroe and Andy Warhol mingled in what were truly casual artistic encounters.

Editta Sherman featured in WNBC-TV News at Five

The coverage of Editta Sherman’s session with the celebrated comedian Mr. Jackie Mason…

Conversation with Harold Hudson Channer

Photographer Editta Sherman talks about what keeps her young and vibrant at the age of 92.


Editta Sherman on YouTube

A swan dance set to a modern song.