Exhibition

The Hirschfeld Century: The Art of Al Hirschfeld

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Ringo Starr in The Magic Christian, 1969. Ink on board. Collection of The Al Hirschfeld Foundation. © The Al Hirschfeld Foundation, www.AlHirschfeldFoundation.org


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New-York Historical Society | 170 Central Park West

Curated by David Leopold

Al Hirschfeld (1903–2003) brought a distinct style to celebrity drawings, making his work instantly recognizable —to be “Hirschfelded” was a sign that a performer had arrived. Now for the first time, nine decades of Hirschfeld’s work will be on display at the New-York Historical Society in The Hirschfeld Century: The Art of Al Hirschfeld, a multimedia exhibition organized in partnership with The Al Hirschfeld Foundation and in conjunction with Alfred A. Knopf’s publication of curator David Leopold’s groundbreaking book on the artist. The exhibition of over 100 original works includes many highlights from Hirschfeld’s prolific career with a special emphasis on the New York Times—where he was a contributor for over seven decades. Come see the art that defined New York popular culture and made the 1900s The Hirschfeld Century.



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