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

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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. There will be more than 100 original drawings and paintings on view that span eight decades including works ranging from a wonderful illustrated "True Map Of Ye Summer Theatres Situated 45 Minutes And More From Ye Olde Broadway" from 1935 to a gouache and ink image of John Leguizamo in Sexaholix...a Love Story from 2002. 

The event will be held at Tuesday, November 13th, 6pm-9pm at The Animation Guild 1105 N. Hollywood Way, Burbank CA 91505.

This is a unique opportunity to see a number of historic works including Charley's Aunt (1940) that comes from Jose Ferrer's personal collection; Ruth Gordon and Geroge Segal in Where's Poppa? (1970); Claire Bloom And John Gielgud in Ivanov (1967); a composite of "Villains on Broadway" (1960) that includes the bad men and women from The Sound of Music, Destry Rides Again, and Once Upon a Mattress; the original production of Seven Year Itch (1952); a rare color cover from The American Mercury of Chiang Kai-Shek (1947), and a selection of illustrations for S. J. Perelman books and magazine articles.

What else? There's a young Harrison Ford in the film Force Ten from Navarone(1976); several terrific "Friday" drawings of performers on and off Broadway from 1he 1970s and 80s; Vincent Price in Gilbert and Sullivan's Ruddigore and Frank Conrad in The Mikado (both from 1985); an homage to Japanese themes in the cast drawing of Shogun (1990); and two Star Trek drawings: Deep Space 9 andVoyager (1994).

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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.

Oct 19, 2018
Event Honoring Louise Hirschfeld Cullman

On September 24th, the Al Hirschfeld Foundation celebrated its founder, Louise Hirschfeld Cullman with a special night at the National Arts Club. 

 

Feb 13, 2018
Hirschfeld’s Advice to the Lovelorn

Ruth and Gus Goetz were successful playwrights and screenwriters, best known today for The Heiress. They were longtime close friends of the Hirschfelds. In this excerpt from Judy Goetz Sanger’s forthcoming memoir, Spirits of the Staircase, Sanger, the Goetz’s only child, tells a story of how Hirschfeld helped her through a “bad patch” in her first marriage.

Jan 14, 2018
2017 In Review

Just over 90 years since his first theatrical drawing was published, and nearly 100 years since he published his first work, Al Hirschfeld remains in the public’s eye and is quite busy. As a new year begins, we wanted to take a moment and recap some of the highlights of the last year for the Al Hirschfeld Foundation. 

Nov 27, 2017
Pop Up In Los Angeles

After the wonderful response to our pop-up gallery in Manchester, Vermont this summer and fall, we decided to return to Los Angeles, the site of our first pop-up gallery two years ago. Partnering with Stuart Ng Books, we are bringing out over 100 drawings, paintings and prints, including this iconic Chaplin drawing that has never been on the market before, in two special evenings at the Animation Guild and an afternoon at the famed Larry Edmunds Bookshop.