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    ALBERT HIRSCHFELD (American, 1903-2003)
    Everything in the Garden, Sunday New York Times Arts and Leisure illustration, 1967
    Ink on board
    20.5 x 23 in.
    Signed lower right
    The cast of Edward Albee's Broadway show Everything in the Garden, starring from left to right Robert Moore, Barry Nelson, Beatrice Straight, and Barbara Bell Geddes, is spotlighted in this sensational drawing. The show was Albee's follow-up hit to his hugely successful Breakfast at Tiffany's. Hirschfeld had an unparalleled gift for capturing the essence of a performance through his use of telling expressions and the clever layout of his designs. This superb piece exemplifies his unique talents.

    This caricature, hailing from a peak period in the sixties, is signed at the lower right, along with the number three, which as any Hirschfeld aficionado knows, represents the number of times the name of his daughter, Nina, is hidden within the design.

    Hirschfeld was a prolific artist whose illustrations were often showcased in the Sunday New York Times Arts and Leisure front page, as well as other periodicals, and this piece was featured on the front page of the November 26, 1967 Arts and Leisure section.

    A copy of the printed piece is included with this lot.


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    Unless otherwise noted, this lot is in good condition with only normal wear commensurate with age. Framed to an overall size of 28 x 30.25 in. Not examined outside of frame.

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