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George and Ira Gershw... by  Al Hirschfeld - Masterpiece Online

George and Ira Gershw...

  • Artist Name:

    Al Hirschfeld

  • Size:19 X 24
  • Frame Size:0 X 0
  • Category:

    Print

  • Medium:Etching
  • Product type:UNIQUE
  • Price:$750.00
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Al Hirschfeld (1903 - 2003, USA) "GEORGE AND IRA GERSHWIN" (1990) - Etching, hand signed in pencil and inscribed AP XII/XX (artist's proof 12/20.) The artist was known for adding his daughter's name, 'Nina' into each image. In this one, 'Nina' is written in small letters in the hair on Ira's head. The sheet size is 19.5" x 23" and the unframed work of art ships free in the USA. Ira Gershwin (1896-1983) was an American lyricist who teamed with his brother George (1898-1937) who was America’s most famous composer. Together they became one of the major influences in American musical theater. Al Hirschfeld combined black and white linear drawing with portraiture to develop one of the most innovative and iconic visual languages. Known as one of the most influential caricaturists in history, Hirschfeld went on to capture countless celebrities and Broadway stars with little more than his expressive black lines. To be the subject of a Hirschfeld drawing endowed one with special distinct

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