Press Releases From Elie Hirschfeld Art Collection

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New York Historical Society displays Al Hirschfeld Portraits

Broadway Theater characters were brought to life through the iconic animated portraits drawn by Al Hirschfeld.

“One Way Ticket: Jacob Lawrence’s Migration Series,” on display at the Museum of Modern Art through September 7

The celebrated African American painter, offers a unique entry point on American history. The images depict both a harsh and joyful experience in a segregated nation. Elie Hirschfeld‘s “Harlem Diner” is one glowing example of Jacob Lawrence’s definitive depictions of the African American experience.

The Met Celebrates the American Images of Thomas Hart Benton

The iconic artist Thomas Hart Benton is currently on exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on the Upper East Side. His piece, “Washington Square Art Fair,” offers a happy and idyllic glimpse at this Greenwich Village setting from a bygone era. The piece hangs in the home of renowned New York developer Elie Hirschfeld who is a noted art collector and feels a particular connection to this painting. Continue reading.

American artist Frank Stella will be on display at the new Downtown Whitney Museum of American Art this fall

His breakthrough work in creating geometric and abstract paintings with no pictorial illusions has been hailed as innovative and inspired. Frank Stella’s Gray Scramble X which was purchased by New York’s eminent Hirschfeld family in 1973.

Elie Hirschfeld Acquires Richard Estes: Painting New York City

Downtown Magazine, 03/17/2015

“Lower Manhattan” by Louis Lozowick Will Be Exhibited To The Public For The Very First Time

Lower Manhattan, 1932, Oil on canvas, by Louis Lozowick (1892-1973) is a vision of the New York City Harbor in the early part of the last century. The art exhibit is scheduled to open at the Hudson River Museum in Yonkers this fall and travel to The Norton Museum in Palm Beach next winter.” The exhibit will include work by Georgia O’Keeffe, John Marin, Reginald Marsh, Robert Henri, William Glackens, and George Luks from the collections of The Art Institute of Chicago, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Newark Museum of Art  and The Rochester Museum of Fine Arts and The High Museum among others.  Continue reading.

Elie Hirschfeld Acquires Christo's 'The Gates'

Elie Hirschfeld has acquired the unique original artwork, "Christo (b. 1935) - The Gates (Project for Central Park, New York City)," depicting the historic life-size installation in Central Park in 2005, at a recent auction at Christie's Contemporary Art sale. The purchase was part of a $495 million session at the auction house.  BroadwayWorld, 06/21/2013

Manhattan Mogul Elie Hirschfeld Acquires $2,000,000 Original Frank Stella Painting

PR News Wire, 08/09/2010 AOL Daily Finance, 08/09/2010 [PDF] Forbes, 08/09/2010 [PDF]

Manhattan Mogul Elie Hirschfeld Acquires Important Painting by Francoise Gilot

5/2010 Art Daily [PDF] 4/28/2010 PR Newswire [PDF] 4/28/2010 Forbes.com [PDF]

Elie Hirschfeld Launches Art based Website

10/28/2009 PR Newswire Please send all comments and inquiries to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. My staff will review all messages and respond as quickly as possible.