Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Al Hirschfeld: Covering H. L. Mencken

Late in 2002, the New Yorker published a dizzying color illustration of author H. L. Mencken by Al Hirschfeld. It seems to be an older Hirschfeld by several decades. Given the absence of hidden Ninas, it probably predates the birth of Hirschfeld's daughter Nina in 1945.

Al Hirschfeld, H. L. Mencken
The New Yorker, December 9, 2002, p. 131

Note:  This evening, September 29, 2015 at 6:30, there will be a panel discussion entitled "The Hirschfeld Century Speaks" at the Art Students League in Manhattan.

Have you seen "The Hirschfeld Century" at the New-York Historical Society? It's a stunning exhibition, and it closes on October 12. Try not to miss it.

Al Hirschfeld's caricatures have made several appearances on this blog.


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