Nov 27, 2017
Pop Up In Los Angeles

"charlie chaplin - little tramp"

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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. This is an opportunity to see original artwork that ranges from works from seven decades.

Drawings of Chaplin, James Stewart, Rosalind Russell, Kirk Douglas, Vivien Leigh, George Segal, Julie Andrews, Ralph Steadman, Paul Conrad, Tim Curry, and other personalities from the worlds of film, theatre, opera, and television will be included, a number of which have never been exhibited before. These pieces, spanning seven decades (from 1928 to 1998), show the range of techniques used by the artist as well as his evolution and experimentation from decade to decade.

Every piece on display will also be for sale, including seven color pieces for the magazines American Mercury and Redbook, six illustrations from the S.J. Perelman books Listen to the Mockingbird and Swiss Family Perelman, and a group portrait of the first seven Dr. Who actors commissioned by PBS in 1990.

Proceeds from the sale of this artwork benefit the non-profit Al Hirschfeld Foundation and its mission to promote interest in the visual and dramatic arts

Two Special Evenings at The Animation Guild 1105 N Hollywood Way, Burbank, California 91505
Admission is FREE.
Thursday, November 30 – 3:00pm to 9:00pm with special guest Katherine Marshall-Eastman, Archives Manager at the Al Hirschfeld Foundation, will be on hand to answer any questions about Hirschfeld and the Foundation. 
Thursday, December 7 – 3:00pm to 9:00pm with special guest David Leopold, Creative Director of the Al Hirschfeld Foundation and author of The Hirschfeld Century (Knopf, 2015) will be on hand to answer any questions and sign copies of his book.

Saturday, December 9 at 2:00 pm - David Leopold will give one of his acclaimed illustrated talks about his book, The Hirschfeld Century at the Larry Edmunds Bookshop at 6644 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA, 90028. 
Leopold will take you on a tour of the Hirschfeld Century, an 82-year era in which Al Hirschfeld both recorded and defined so much of popular culture, especially through his drawings of productions on Broadway and in Hollywood. His book has been called by the Washington Post, “An instant classic.” Booklist declared, “Leopold emulates the economy and fluidity of Hirschfeld’s drawings in this star-studded, anecdote-rich, critically clarifying, and thoroughly enlightening portrait of the portraitst.” His illustrated talk will show you rarely seen images as well as old favorites.

 

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Nov 27, 2017
Fool The Eye

Get ready to be amazed by an exhibition filled with optical illusions and artistic sleight of hand! To separate what's real from what is a clever ruse in Fool The Eye, takes an alert eye and the willingness to examine art carefully. Enjoy the visual journey. Take a few steps to the right and observe, draw your conclusions about what you think you see. Then, a few steps to the left reveals a whole new image. The guesses multiply. Is it a flat surface or a sculpture? Is it a photograph or a painting? Is it made of wood or bronze, rubber or steel? Is it real or faux?

Sep 19, 2017
Pop-Up Gallery in Manchester, VT

History is replete with examples of how art can transform communities and neighborhoods. Whether it is the Soho district in New York in the 1970s, or the music scene in Seattle in the 1990s, art and artists can revitalize areas. Manchester, Vermont is a beautiful New England town that was once the home to dozens of retail outlet stores. As the nature of retail has changed so dramatically over the last few years, the core of Manchester was hollowed out with empty storefronts.

Sep 19, 2017
Hirschfeld by the Book

The New York Comics & Picture-story Symposium is a remarkable weekly event led by artist Ben Katchor that explores the myriad aspects of comics, its culture, and the art of the storybook. This free series has held nearly 200 weekly events since it first started. This fall alone it features talks by award-winning artists such as Sue Coe and Robert Grossman, and many other artists or scholars. On September 12th, Al Hirschfeld Foundation Creative Director David Leopold was invited to present a new talk, “Hirschfeld By The Book,” that explored Hirschfeld’s impact on the literary world.

Jun 5, 2017
New Summer Theater Drawings in Store

What better way to celebrate summer in the world of Hirschfeld than to feature five of his classic summer theater drawings that were a regular feature in newspapers from 1935 to 1980? We are pleased to offer original ink on board drawings from the Straw Hat Trail that are unique in Hirschfeld history.

 

1936 Map Of Ye Summer Theatres

Jun 2, 2017
The Tony's As Seen By Hirschfeld

The Al Hirschfeld Foundation is honored to return to the Algonquin Hotel for another immersive installation of Hirschfeld artwork throughout the legendary hotel’s lobby. “The Tonys As Seen By Hirschfeld” celebrates the history of Broadway, with images of Tony-winning plays and musicals spanning the 20th century and beyond.