Dec 20, 2018
Support for the Al Hirschfeld Foundation

In September we had the pleasure of honoring our Founder and all-around wonderful person, Louise Hirschfeld Cullman in a special event at the National Arts Club. The starry evening was a terrific way to salute Louise and all she has accomplished for the Foundation and beyond, and it also proved to a very successful fundraiser, with proceeds nearly triple what was expected. We have now made it easier for anyone to support the Hirschfeld Foundation education program and its mission by setting up a donation page directly on our website. We are pleased that our donors have come from all areas, and all amounts. We are honored to have so much support from people, businesses, and foundations this year. We encourage you to support the efforts of the non-profit Al Hirschfeld Foundation.

2019 will bring the unique Hirschfeld Art Education curriculum to audiences outside of New York City for the first time in ten years. We have been raising funds to bring the free arts education program to underserved schools around the country. Our pilot project is scheduled to begin in September 2019 in Syracuse, New York and we will keep you up to date on the progress. 

 

 

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Dec 20, 2018
The Business of Hirschfeld

Hirschfeld is reaching new audiences and new collectors all the time. It has been another great year in the marketplace for Hirschfeld with big sales in auctions for works such as Cabin in the Sky and recently the Marx Brothers.

Dec 20, 2018
Hirschfeld Stories

In January of this year, we published a remarkable article by a Duke Ellington scholar that revealed Hirschfeld’s important contribution to Ellington’s early career, and how Al helped Duke deal with racism in his first national tours. We are regularly discovering new aspects of Hirschfeld’s art, as well as discovering works that we had never seen before.

Dec 20, 2018
Al Hirschfeld's Show Business

For an artist who has been gone for fifteen years, Al Hirschfeld remains pretty busy.

Nov 12, 2018
The Al Hirschfeld Foundation Returns to California For Another Pop Up Gallery

We are pleased to partner again with Stuart Ng Booksto bring a one night only exhibition and sale to the Los Angeles area this Tuesday, November 13th.

Nov 12, 2018
Hirschfeld's Copy of Hemingway's First Book on Sale

There were only three hundred copies of Ernest Hemingway's first book published in 1923, and one was purchased by a young American artist who had gone to Paris to, in his words, “get rid of the commercial side of my art." Already a veteran of movie studio publicity departments where he had only recently discovered caricature, the 22 year old Al Hirschfeld picked up a copy of Hemingway's first book at Shakespeare and Company in 1925.