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.

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.