Mar 21, 2017
Even More T-shirts

Last year we debuted our exclusive t-shirts of Peter Pan and What’s My Line. Today we are excited to offer 4 new styles of shirt! These four designs were made for BroadwayCon 2017. The event proved to be a great success, and the Al Hirschfeld Foundation, which contributed objects to BroadwayCon’s “museum, hosted a panel, “Drawn to the Theater: Whose Lines, Whose Colors, Who Draws Your Story?”, and manned a booth in the convention’s marketplace, was proud to be a part of this annual Broadway event.

Our Stephen Sondheim shirt was the best seller of the BroadwayCon weekend. This image is from a 1999 portrait of Sondheim which has never been available before. Hello, Dolly! now has it’s own t-shirt, just in time for the revival starring Bette Midler that just started previews on Broadway last week. The classic image of Guys and Dolls also has a t-shirt now. We also made a few tote bags featuring this image for BroadwayCon and they sold out almost immediately!

The final new image for our t-shirts is of William Shakespeare from the 1939 jazz musical Swingin’ the Dream, based on A Midsummer Night's Dream. Hirschfeld did the promotional art for the production that featured the Bard dancing to the strains of Benny Goodman and Louis Armstrong, who played Bottom in the show.. Unfortunately, the production only lasted 13 performances, but we’re keeping the musical alive with this t-shirt.

We have a very limited quantity of these shirts left in our store. We have varying sizes from Small to Extra-Large, and 5 colors: white, grey, lavender, yellow, and blue.

Head over to our online store to find your size and color today, before they’re gone forever!

 

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Mar 20, 2017
Eureka! Two New Discoveries

After more than twenty-five years researching Hirschfeld’s work, dozens of exhibitions, thousands of clippings, posters and all sorts of printed ephemera, one would think we have documented all of Hirschfeld’s work. We have over 8,000 individual drawings listed on our website (nearly 6,000 of them with images) and we have scoured many archives to find images. We think we have more than 95% of what Hirschfeld drew in our database, with the earliest work from the 1920s, both before and after he discovered caricature, to be the period with the most “missing” works.

Mar 20, 2017
Eureka! Two New Discoveries

After more than twenty-five years researching Hirschfeld’s work, dozens of exhibitions, thousands of clippings, posters and all sorts of printed ephemera, one would think we have documented all of Hirschfeld’s work. We have over 8,000 individual drawings listed on our website (nearly 6,000 of them with images) and we have scoured many archives to find images. We think we have more than 95% of what Hirschfeld drew in our database, with the earliest work from the 1920s, both before and after he discovered caricature, to be the period with the most “missing” works.

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.

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.