Sunday, June 19, 2011

'Al Hirschfeld' Auction - June 22, 2011

Wednesday, June 22, 2011, US auctioneers Doyle New York will host "The Hirschfeld Sale" auction comprising over 100 lots of memorabilia, artwork, accessories, books, furniture and decorations from the Manhattan townhouse and studio of famed caricaturist Al Hirschfeld, who died in 2003.

Highlighting the 'Al Hirschfeld Collection' is a rare copy of his 1941 book, "Harlem as Seen by Hirschfeld", estimated at $2,000-3,000.

Hirschfeld was born in St. Louis in 1903, and his family moved to New York when he was twelve. He published his first caricature in 1925, and the next year another appeared in The Herald Tribune. In 1928, The New York Times commissioned a work, which led to a 75-year relationship with the paper.

A special section of The Hirschfeld Sale offers artwork by Al Hirschfeld from other collections, including depictions of Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman in "Casablanca", Barbra Streisand and Walter Matthau in "Hello Dolly", Marilyn Monroe in "The Seven Year Itch", Judy Garland in concert, Audrey Hepburn in "Breakfast at Tiffany's" and two self-portraits.

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