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Albert Hirschfeld on Sale Now at Auction

Albert Hirschfeld (1903-2003) for Swann Auction Galleries  Please Register/Login to access your Invaluable Alerts

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Hirschfeld signed & no. litho,

Estimate: $300 - $400

Description: Hirschfeld Al 1903 - 2003 "Lindy Hop" Signed and Numbered Limited Edition Color Lithograph from "Harlem as seen by Hirschfeld" Lithograph Signed "Hirschfeld 6/50" in pencil. Color, 9" x 12". "Lindy Hop" Limited Edition signed and numbered by the artist. One of the illustrations from Hirschfeld's Harlem as seen by Hirschfeld, text by William Saroyan, published December 7, 1941. This is one of the high-quality lithographs created to be part of a set of the plates in portfolio. Fine condition.Many of the Hirschfeld images in Harlem have become iconic representations of the African-American experience in the 1930s and are considered by many to be the artist's best work. Just before he died at age 99 in 2003, Hirschfeld wrote: "I have lived almost my whole life on the outskirts of Harlem … Harlem was as familiar and as accessible to me as the blocks around your house are to you, or the fields around your homestead, or the ice floes around your igloo." He had the entire set of his Harlem lithographs framed on the hallway wall leading to his studio.Just before he died at age 99 in 2003, Hirschfeld wrote: "I have lived almost my whole life on the outskirts of Harlem … Harlem was as familiar and as accessible to me as the blocks around your house are to you, or the fields around your homestead, or the ice floes around your igloo." He had the entire set of his "Harlem" lithographs framed on the hallway wall leading to his studio.

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Ltd ed Elvis Presley First Day of Issue stamp display signed by Al Hirschfeld

Estimate: $100 - $150

Description: Hirschfeld Al 1903 - 2003 Lovely limited edition Elvis Presley First Day of Issue stamp display, beautifully signed by the beloved New York Times caricature artist Al Hirschfeld United States Postal ServiceFirst Day of Issue signed "Hirschfeld", showing Al Hirschfeld's caricature of Elvis Presley singing and playing guitar, with a USA stamp of Elvis holding a microphone.

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Current bid: $50 (1 bid)

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AL HIRSCHFELD UNCLE SAM LITHOGRAPH

Estimate: $800 - $1,200

Description: HIRSCHFELD, Albert (American, 1903-2003): Uncle Sam, Lithograph, sight size 17.5" x 21", pencil signed lower right, numbered 10/125 lower left, framed, 22.25" x 25.75". "Albert Hirschfeld became famous for his personality caricatures of theater people, pen and ink work he did in his position as Theatre Caricaturist for The New York Times. He earned 23 awards including in 1984 a special Tony Award, which was a sign that the theater world welcomed him as one of their own. His work also appeared in other newspapers and books, and in 1996, a film documentary of his life titled The Line King, was nominated for an Academy Award. That same year Hirschfeld was named one of six New York City Landmarks by the New York Landmarks Conservancy." Excerpt from ASKART Dec 1, 201

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Starting bid: $400 (0 bids)

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Estimate: $400 - $600

Description: HIRSCHFELD, Albert (American, 1903-2003): 1) Artist Painting Seats in a Theater, Lithograph, 24" x 18", pencil signed lower right, numbered 49 of 190 lower left, blind stamp from printer lower left corner, custom framing, 32.5" x 26.5"; 2) Poster for the Line King, sight size 39.5" x 26.5", custom frame, 42.5" x 29.5". Frame shows minor wear, sold as is.

Condition Report: 2) Frame shows minor wear, sold as is.

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Starting bid: $200 (0 bids)

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