AL HIRSCHFELD ENTERS THE 3RD DIMENSION
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What: Al Hirschfeld, whose legendary quill pen captured virtually every well-known performing artist of the 20th century, was celebrated by Henri Bendel. Guests were invited to the opening of this “Hirschfeld Spectacular,” where all enjoyed this first-of-its-kind installation. Henri Bendel worked hand-in-hand with Hirschfeldís exclusive gallery, the Margo Feiden Galleries Ltd., New York, to create a truly unique presentation of the late illustrator’s work.
Where: Henri Bendel, 712 Fifth Avenue at 56th Street
When: The Hirschfeld Spectacular Installation was exhibited from November 14 through January 2, 2014.
Why: When you collect a†Hirschfeld Spectacular Poster, a portion of your purchase will support The Actors Fund’s Al Hirschfeld Free Clinic and Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.
The main window of the Henri Bendel flagship store was transformed into the resplendent formal dining room of a classic New York townhouse in the midst of a holiday party. As you can see in the photographs, the celebrated party guests Al Hirschfeld's line drawings translated into three dimensions include: Carol Channing, Whoopi Goldberg, Jerry Stiller, Sarah Jessica Parker with Matthew Broderick, Liza Minnelli, Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn, Bernadette Peters, and Woody Allen. Carol Channing is as Hirschfeld drew her in “Hello Dolly!”; Sarah Jessica Parker appears as she was drawn in “Sex And The City”; Audrey Hepburn stepped out of Hirschfeld’s “Breakfast At Tiffany’s” right into Bendel’s window. At the right is the artist himself, Al Hirschfeld, brought into three dimensions from his most famous self-portrait, Self Portrait In My Barber’s Chair. We see Hirschfeld creating at his drawing table. This is truly what Al Hirschfeld looked like when he worked, usually 7 days a week.
Photograph by Robin Vogel Lampert
The atrium of Henri Bendel’s had as its centerpiece their iconic two-story tree, covered in malachite. Atop the tree was Al Hirschfeld’s Charlie Chaplin, also sculpted in three dimensions, looking down at all who entered the store.
In addition to the sculptures created from Hirschfeld drawings, Al Hirschfeld’s original line art was featured throughout Henri Bendel, including a two-story-high presentation of illustrations, all from the collection of the Margo Feiden Galleries Ltd., New York. Through Hirschfeld Giclée prints, visitors to Henri Bendel were treated to a cornucopia of hundreds of characters from all the performing arts, covering almost the entire 20th Century.
Photograph by Robin Vogel Lampert
Broadway actors abound. Looking at the Giclées, you will see Mary Martin, Yul Brynner, Alfred DrakeAngela, Chita, and Tommy Tuneand the casts of “Phantom,” “The Producers,” “Hairspray,” and “Les Mis.” The many stars of the Silver Screen include Laurel & Hardy, Judy Garland in “The Wizard Of Oz,” and Gable and Leigh in “Gone With The Wind.” There’s Katharine Hepburn, Liz Taylor, Cary Grant, and Gene Kelly; Fred Astaire twirls Ginger Rogers, and Julie Andrews flies over London as Mary Poppins. Television: from “I Love Lucy” to I love “The Golden Girls”and Groucho, Gleason & Carney, Stiller & Meara. Once again Shatner and Nimoy are taking off in “Star Trek,” and The Beatles are changing the world on Ed Sullivan. Music? Music: Duke Ellington, Billie Holiday, Ella, Lena, Elvis, and Frank, Mick, and Keith, Madonna, Jerry Garcia, Wynton Marsalis. Bendel even has Beethovenand, of course, Hirschfeld’s good friend Houdini, and Sherlock Holmes! And every picture is worth a thousand words. A complete list of the Giclées is located below, at Titles and Talent.
The Hirschfeld Spectacular Poster is available at the Margo Feiden Galleries Ltd. The Poster is a fantasia of Al Hirschfeld’s characters, with almost *100 performing artists featured! It measures 37 inches high by 28 inches wide. The Hirschfeld Spectacular Poster Design is © 2013 Margo Feiden. The images are all © Al Hirschfeld, and are provided by the artist’s exclusive representative, the Margo Feiden Galleries Ltd., New York.
Henri Bendel (www.henribendel.com),Manhattan’s famed Fifth Avenue boutique, has long influenced the shape of American fashion. Known for its instantly recognizable brown & white stripes, Henri Bendel continues to translate the spirit and energy of New York City.
Al Hirschfeld (1903-2003) is considered by many to be the greatest line artist of the modern era. For more than 75 years Hirschfeld drew luminaries from Broadway and Hollywood for “The New York Times” and almost every other notable publication. Full of wit and verve, in distinctively bold and often intricate lines, Hirschfeld captured the greats with his pen. Actors, singers, dancers, producers, directors, and playwrights, classical musicians and rock bands-from the 1920’s on, being “Hirschfelded” signified that you had arrived. Famously, Hirschfeld drew while seated in a barber’s chair in his New York City studio. Hirschfeld continued to work daily until his death in 2003.
After the birth of his daughter, Nina, Hirschfeld began hiding her name in his drawings, often tucking it into an actor’s hair, clothing, and shoes. In the 1950’s Hirschfeld began adding a number to the right of his signature to indicate how many NINAs his drawing contained. Finding the NINAs became a national Sunday morning pastime.
Al Hirschfeld was awarded the National Medal of Arts by President George W. Bush. The Library of Congress designated Hirschfeld a “Living Legend.” And in February 2003, the United States Congress by unanimous voice vote passed a resolution declaring Al Hirschfeld a National Treasure.
Margo Feiden began her career at age 16 when she became Broadway’s youngest producer, director, and playwright, documented by the Guinness Book of World Records (1981). Also as a writer, she researched and authored the scholarly award-winning Margo Feiden’s The Calorie Factor (Simon & Schuster, 1989); Feiden won the prestigious Library Journal Award, which cited her book as the best written on the subject. Since 1969, she has presided over the Margo Feiden Galleries Ltd., New York, where she has been the exclusive, worldwide†representative of Al Hirschfeld, about whom she has written extensively. It was Feiden who coined a verb, now widely used, that described the experience of being drawn by Al Hirschfeldbeing Hirschfelded!
Although ubiquitous now, Feiden was the first person to ever hold an art auction on the Internet, which she conducted at Al Hirschfeld's home, having Hirschfeld answering questions to bidders in real time (New York Times, Dec. 14, 1995). Feiden’s gallery is also known for its work in the restoration of art and documents on paper. Feiden has appeared in documentary films and on many television and radio programs. In addition, she has been an avid aviatrix, camel racer, Mensa member, and Friar. Both she and her Gallery live in glorious Greenwich Village.
The Actors Fund’s Al Hirschfeld Free Health Clinic provides free health care to uninsured and underinsured entertainment industry professionals between the ages of 18 and 64. Located in New York City at The Dorothy Ross Friedman Residences (formerly The Aurora), the Hirschfeld Clinic offers urgent care, primary care, and specialty care, with low cost referrals to a wide range of specialty clinics and practitioners. Dr. James Spears, the Clinic’s Medical Director, oversees a team of general practitioners and specialists, all of whom volunteer their time to provide free medical care to the entertainment community.
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TITLES and TALENT in the HIRSCHFELD SPECTACULAR INSTALLATION
||Tommy Tune, Twiggy, Charles Honey Coles
||My One And Only
||Bob Hope, Dolores Hope, Bing Crosby, Dorothy Lamour
||100 Years of Hope
||Angela Lansbury, Carol Channing
||Carol Channing Salutes Angela Lansbury
||Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant
||Bringing Up Baby
||Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton
||Mr. & Mrs. Richard Burton
||Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz
||I Love Lucy
||Mary Poppins Flying Over London
||Betty White, Bea Arthur, Rue McClanahan, Estelle Getty
||The Golden Girls
||Johnny Carson, Johnny Carson, Johnny Carson, etc.
||Montage: The Many Johnny Carsons
||Liza Minnelli, Joel Grey
||Lesley Ann Warren, Stuart Damon, Ginger Rogers, Walter Pidgeon, Pat Carroll, Barbara Ruick, Jo Van Fleet, Celeste Holm
||Ed Asner, Madeline Kahn
||Florence Henderson, Giorgio Tozzi
||Larry Kert, Carol Lawrence, Chita Rivera, Ken LeRoy, Mickey Calin
||West Side Story
||Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Brad Whitford, Tom Hamilton,Joey Kramer
||Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon
||Some Like It Hot
||Tony Bennett, Ella Fitzgerald, Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, Lena Horne, Judy Garland, Nat 'King' Cole, Fred Astaire
||American Popular Song: Great American Singers
||Barbra Back To Broadway
||Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison, Ringo Starr
||The Beatles Make Their U.S. Debut on The Ed Sullivan Show
||Bernstein, The Legend
||For The Boys
||Lady Day Sings The Blues
||Tchaikovsky, Marion Anderson, Jascha Heifetz, Mstislav Rostropovich, Arthur Rubinstein, Vladimir Horowitz, Toscanini, Benny Goodman, Leonard Bernstein, Isaac Stern, Maria Callas, Leontyne Price, The Beatles, Judy Garland, Liza Minnelli, Aaron Copland, Van Cliburn, Frank Sinatra, Pablo Casals
||The 100th Anniversary of Carnegie Hall
||Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Donna Jean Godchaux, Bill Kreutzman, Mickey Hart, Keith Godchaux, Brent Mydland, Ron "Pigpen McKernan, Vince Welnick, and Tom Constanten
||The Grateful Dead
||Leonard Bernstein, Jessye Norman, Luciano Pavarotti, Yo-Yo Ma, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Peter Martins, & Suzanne Farrell, Martha Graham, Gregory Hines, Jeremy Irons & Anthony Andrews (Brideshead duo), Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline, Julie Andrews, Liza Minnelli, Wynton Marsalis
||The 30th Anniversary of Great Performances on PBS
||Harvey Fierstein, Marissa Jaret Winokur, Laura Bell Bundy, Mary Bond David, Kerry Butler, Linda Hart, Dick Latessa, Mattheo Morrison, Corey Reynolds, Clarke Thorell, Danelle Eugenia Wilson
||Vladimir Horowitz, Chopin, Tchaikovsky, Brahms, Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, Debussy, John Philip Sousa
||Horowitz & Friends
||Gene Kelly, Cyd Charisse, Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Donald O'Connor, Debbie Reynolds
||I'll Take Romance
||Chez Josephine: Josephine Baker in Paris
||Minnelli on Minnelli
||Mick Jagger, Keith Richards
||Two Rolling Stones
||Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein, Yul Brynner, Gertrude Lawrence, Mary Martin, Alfred Drake,Celeste Holm, Mary Martin, John Raitt, Jan Clayton
||The 50th Anniversary of Rogers and Hammerstein: The King and I, South Pacific, Oklahoma, Sound Of Music, Carousel
||Marilyn Monroe, Montgomery Clift, Arthur Miller, Clark Gable
||The Misfits, On The Set
||Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman
||On The Set
||Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce
||The Game's Afoot
||Breakfast At Tiffany's
||Harpo, Chico, Groucho Marx
||The Marx Bros., High Notes
||Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy
||Sweet Dreams from The March of The Wooden Soldiers (also released as Babes in Toyland)
||Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh
||Gone With The Wind
||Blue Suede Shoes
||William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy
||Kirk and Spock, Star Trek
||Judy Garland, Ray Bolger, Jack Haley, Bert Lahr, Margaret Hamilton
||The Wizard Of Oz
||Sarah Brightman, Michael Crawford
||Phantom of The Opera, Full Cast
||Jerome Robbins' Broadway: On The Town (1944), Peter Pan (1954), Gypsy (1959), West Side Story (1957), Billion Dollar Baby (1945), The King And I (1951), Fiddler On The Roof (1964), High Button Shoes (1947), and A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum (1962)
||Jerry Stiller, Kevin James, Leah Rimini
||The King of Queens
||John Lennon in New York, Peace & Liberty
||Jerry Orbach, Sam Waterston
||Law & Order
||Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon, Kristin Davis, Kim Cattrall
||Sex & The City
|| Stephen Vinovich, Frances Conroy, Jennifer Van Dyke, Mary Beth Hurt, Michael Wincott, Blair Brown
||The Secret Rapture
||Luciano Pavarotti, Placido Domingo, Jose Carerras
||Three Tenors, Encore
||Leslie Uggams, Richard Kiley
||Her First Roman
||Chita Rivera, Brent Carver, Anthony Crivello, Herndon Lackey, Merle Louise, Kirsti Carnahan
||Kiss Of The Spider Woman
||Mel Brooks, Matthew Broderick, Nathan Lane, Cady Huffman, Brad Oscar, Gary Beach
||Self Portrait in My Barber's Chair
||Al Hirschfeld, Louise Kerz Hirschfeld
||Artist And His Muse
||B. D. Wong
||A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
||Joan Rivers, Jonathan Brody, Ken Nagy
||Sally Marr...and Her Escorts
||Elliott Gould, James Caan, Michael Caine, Diane Keaton
||Harry and Walter Go to New York
||Terrence Mann, Colm Wilkenson
||Art Carney, Jackie Gleason, Audrey Meadows, Joyce Randolph