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Style Icons of Fashion, Nightlife of Studio 54 photographed by ROSE HARTMAN to be auctioned in Paris


Auctioneers in Drouot



New York Photographer

Style Icons from STUDIO 54 to the present day!

Icones de la Mode et de la Nuit du Studio 54 à nos jours!

AUCTION: March 23rd, 2018 at 2 pm

EXHIBITION: March 22nd, 2018 from 11 am to 6 pm

New York legendary photographer Rose Hartman, renowned for her iconic photos of Studio 54, will be presenting her first-ever exhibition and auction in Drouot for the first time in her career.

The Auction House Kâ-Mondo, will disperse this unique sale including the most iconic photos of Rose Hartman, all in unique copies, signed by the artist who will be present at the auction and exhibition. Along with these silver prints, the original negatives will also be sold as well as their reproduction rights (for silver print).

Photos of most celebrities such as Andy Warhol, Basquiat, Mick and Bianca Jagger, Johnny Depp, Jerry Hall, Grace Jones, Gianni Versace, Anna Wintour, Galliano, DVF, Kate Moss, David Bowie, Lou Reed, Cher, and the golden age of Studio 54!


Over the last four decades, Hartman has photographed fashion icons and celebrities in some of the most legendary New York nightlife spots, from Studio 54 to the Metropolitan Museum's Costume Institute Gala.

Rose is known for her portraits of celebrities. Her photo of Bianca Jagger mounted on a white horse at the Studio 54 discotheque on her 30th birthday is certainly the most representative of her work.

Lloyd Grove cites it, in The Daily Beast in 2016, as "the emblematic image of a lost age." Another well-known photograph presents Jerry Hall in conversation with Andy Warhol.

Her photographic work has been published in newspapers and magazines including Allure, Art + Auction, Elle, Harper's Bazaar, Panorama, The New York Times, New York, Stern, London Sunday Times, Vanity Fair, Vogue (France, Netherlands and Italy), New York Magazine, Marie Claire, Allure,, Grazia, The Journal of Photography, Colette, The Daily Beast, W Magazine, Rolling Stone...

Capturing the ephemeral image of celebrities, jet-setters, actors, singers, and other artists, Rose Hartman was the first to be invited by designers behind the curtains of Fashion Week parades to shoot models and designers behind the scenes, as shown in his first book "Birds of Paradise: An Intimate View of New York Fashion World".

In 2011-12, a retrospective of her work with more than 60 photographs was held at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in New York. Her archival images have also been exhibited at the Ravestijn Gallery in Amsterdam (2012) and in Punta del Este, Uruguay (2013), as well as in American museums, including the Experience Music Project, the Whitney Museum, and the New York City Museum.

In 2016, a feature documentary, The Incomparable Rose Hartman, was created about her life and work. The documentary won the special mention award at the DOC NYC 2016 Film Festival. Trailer:


Rose Hartman: Birds of Paradise (1980)

Rose Hartman: Incomparable: Women of Style (2012)

Rose Hartman: Incomparable Couples (2015)

Solo Exhibitions:

"The Incomparable Rose Hartman", the National Arts Club, New York, 2017

"The Incomparable Rose Hartman", 75 Wall Street, New York, 2016

"The Incomparable Rose Hartman," Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, 2014

"Incomparable Women of Style", Gallery, Punta del Este, Uruguay, 2013

"Incomparable Women of Style", Ravestijn Gallery, Amsterdam, Holland, 2012

"Incomparable Women of Style", Chiat-Day Advertising Agency, New York, 2012

"Incomparable Rose Hartman," Pucci Gallery, New York, 2005

"The Cream of the Crop", The Museum of the City of New York, 1994

Group Exhibitions:

"Women Seeing Women", Staley-Wise Gallery, 2017

Georges Berges Gallery, 2016

Leonard Tourne Gallery, 2016

Whitebox Gallery, New York, 2015

Omars Private Dining Club, New York, 2015

"Social History: Jet Set", Staley-Wise Gallery, New York, 2013

"Guys And Dolls: Seeing Stars", Dean Project, New York, 2008

"Glamor & Glory: The Wild and Crazy Years of NY", Cafe Des Artistes, Moscow, 2004

"Women, Egizio's Project," Vincent Astor Gallery at Lincoln Center, New York, 2000

"Disco: A Decade of Saturday Night", Experience Music Project, Seattle, 2000

"Polly Mellen, Fashion Legend", Barneys, New York, 1999

"Backstage", Serge Sorokko Gallery, New York, 1998

"The Warhol Look", The Whitney Museum, New York, 1997

"In Every Generation: Photos by Women", Mayor's Office, New York, 1984

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