Nov 16, 2016
Tale of the Shirt

Last summer we learned how many people love Hirschfeld t-shirts. At the “Hirschfeld Century” exhibition at the New York Historical Society, the gift shop featured two shirts with Hirschfeld artwork and the shop soon discovered it was hard to keep them in stock. People love to draw attention to their love of Hirschfeld art by wearing the shirts, and so we decided to start a “T-shirt of the Month” club with small runs of shirts with a variety of images.

We know that some people love the theater images, while others are film buffs. The TV watchers, and concertgoers all have their favorites as well. While a shirt featuring the principals of “What My Line?” may not have a huge audience, we want them to have their shirt as much as those who want one of Aerosmith, Carol Channing, or Guys and Dolls.

With the holidays around the corner, we decided to start with three shirts this month: the lighter than air Peter Pan , the exuberant Singin’ In the Rain, and a Hirschfeld self portrait from 1928. Our plan is to offer them to our audience first (and sometimes only) through our newsletter and social media accounts at a discounted price, before letting others know about them. Many will only be printed once, so we encourage you to order early if you really want them.

We would love to hear what images you would like to see on t-shirts. Drop us a line at and let us know.

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Nov 15, 2016
Four of the Three Musketeers: The Marx Brothers on Stage

When MGM signed the Marx Brothers in 1934, the studio turned to Hirschfeld to create advertising art for their first film, A Night At The Opera.

Oct 27, 2016
Drawing Attention

The response to the Foundation’s Shop website has been gratifying. We are delighted that people want to see and learn of Hirschfeld’s prodigious output, and certainly his print oeuvre is among his most popular work, as so many people live with these prints. Probably the most often asked question since we have launched the site is when will original drawings be available? We always knew that it would be in the near future, so we are happy to announce the time is now.

Oct 26, 2016
Hirschfeld by the Book

There are at least fifteen book collections of Hirschfeld art that have been published over the years, but it would take a good sized library to include all the books that have featured his drawings either in their pages or on their covers. How many of us have one or more of the annual Best Plays series where Hirschfeld theater drawings appeared for fifty years? Or the classic history of the Algonquin, The Vicious Circle, which includes individual portraits of all the Round Table members, and whose dust jacket is covered with those drawings.

Jun 17, 2016
The Al Hirschfeld Foundation Shop Opens

From the Al Hirschfeld Archives in Pennsylvania, we are happy to present the Al Hirschfeld Foundation Shop, where visitors can find examples of his drawing, painting and printmaking, as well as books and other merchandise featuring his remarkable nine decades of artwork. All proceeds from the store directly benefit the non-profit Al Hirschfeld Foundation and its educational mission.

Jun 7, 2016

The Al Hirschfeld Foundation (a not-for-profit organization) announced today that it is terminating the September 29, 2000 agreement between Al Hirschfeld and Margo Feiden/The Margo Feiden Galleries because Margo Feiden and The Margo Feiden Galleries have ceased operating in a manner consistent with the terms and spirit of the parties’ agreement.

The Al Hirschfeld Foundation was established in 2004 by the will of Al Hirschfeld, who died on January 20, 2003.