The Round Table Returns
The Return of the Vicious Circle is a unique installation that will bring back members of the famed Algonquin Round Table and their friends to the lobby of the Algonquin. Twenty-five portraits by the “Line King” will peer down from the walls of the lobby, seemingly ready with a quip or observation, very much like they were in their heyday. Hirschfeld’s drawings of the figures cover a half century of his work, and shows how his lines were as incisive as any member of the Round Table. His celebrated group portrait of the Round Table, so iconic it was featured in their Encyclopedia Britannica entry, will hang framed right above the historic Round Table itself.