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.

A majority of the items are rare artist’s proofs of Hirschfeld’s limited edition lithographs and etchings. For many years these prints were in the artist’s studio close to his barber chair and drawing table. In any Hirschfeld limited edition of prints, a small number of additional prints (frequently 10% of the edition size, for example an edition of 100 may have 10 artist proofs) were marked “artist’s proof” (A/P) and were kept by Hirschfeld. Over the years, it was these artist’s proofs that Hirschfeld would loan to exhibitions, or give or sell to museums, patrons and friends. Because the number of artist’s proofs from any edition are small, they are highly collectible, and can appreciate as much, if not faster, than prints in the regular edition. Each print was hand-signed by the artist and numbered, and is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity. This is the first time these works have been offered to the public, and quantities are extremely limited.

We will be adding new items to the Shop all the time, so please visit often and see what’s new. If you have an idea for an item to offer at the Shop, drop us a line at info@AlHirschfeldFoundation.org.

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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.

May 9, 2016
Hirschfeld and the Algonquin Continues

If you missed the five-month long celebration of The Hirschfeld Century at the famed Algonquin Hotel you missed something special. To spend time in that historic lobby surrounded by Hirschfeld art from his nine-decade career was something truly unique. Guests of course loved it, and there was a steady stream of off the street traffic as well to take it all in. It was something to see the place where the historic Round Table was, and above it, Hirschfeld’s classic portrait of the Algonquin wits.

May 9, 2016
Another Way to Get To Carnegie Hall

It takes more than practice to get to Hirschfeld’s Carnegie Hall. In an April 26th sale at Heritage Auctions, Hirschfeld’s original ink on board 1991 drawing, commissioned to celebrate the Hall’s centennial, and featuring more than 20 legendary personalities from Tchaikovsky to the Beatles, sold for a robust $57,500.

Apr 13, 2016
Memories of Anne Jackson

Anne Jackson and Eli Wallach were regular visitors to the Hirschfeld Dinners. They usually entertained afterwards by reciting a scene or a poem to everyone’s delight. They were loyal and loving to the great caricaturist who immortalized them in so many of their greatest theatrical hits.

Mar 16, 2016
Lynn Surry named New President of Al Hirschfeld Foundation

The Al Hirschfeld Foundation has announced that Lynn Surry has assumed the position of Foundation President. Surry began her association with the artist 30 years ago when she sold and marketed his work for more than 12 years. Hirschfeld and Surry became friends and even went to the theater together. She has been an Al Hirschfeld Foundation board member since 2011. Surry has been an associate of the late, noted Art Historian Dr.