We are pleased to partner again with Stuart Ng Booksto bring a one night only exhibition and sale to the Los Angeles area this Tuesday, November 13th.
There were only three hundred copies of Ernest Hemingway's first book published in 1923, and one was purchased by a young American artist who had gone to Paris to, in his words, “get rid of the commercial side of my art." Already a veteran of movie studio publicity departments where he had only recently discovered caricature, the 22 year old Al Hirschfeld picked up a copy of Hemingway's first book at Shakespeare and Company in 1925.
On September 24th, the Al Hirschfeld Foundation celebrated its founder, Louise Hirschfeld Cullman with a special night at the National Arts Club.
Ruth and Gus Goetz were successful playwrights and screenwriters, best known today for The Heiress. They were longtime close friends of the Hirschfelds. In this excerpt from Judy Goetz Sanger’s forthcoming memoir, Spirits of the Staircase, Sanger, the Goetz’s only child, tells a story of how Hirschfeld helped her through a “bad patch” in her first marriage.
Just over 90 years since his first theatrical drawing was published, and nearly 100 years since he published his first work, Al Hirschfeld remains in the public’s eye and is quite busy. As a new year begins, we wanted to take a moment and recap some of the highlights of the last year for the Al Hirschfeld Foundation.
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