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Artist: Al Hirschfeld * Title: Duke Ellington * Medium: Etching * Edition: 104/150Date: 2000 * Signature: Signed by artistFull size: 20 x 15 inches * Image size: 13 1/8 x 8 3/4 inchesBiography * Al Hirschfeld spent more than 75 years attending Broadway plays and sketching the stars for The New York Times and other publications. Full of wit and verve, Hirschfeld's distinctively bold, curvy line drawings caricatured stars from Groucho Marx and Ethel Merman through Barbra Streisand and beyond. His first newspaper sketches appeared in the 1920s, and he continued working until his death in 2003. After the 1945 birth of his daughter Nina, Al Hirschfeld began hiding her name in his drawings, often tucked into hair or shirt folds. Finding the Ninas became a pastime with Hirschfeld's fans, and after a time he added a number to his signature to indicate how many Ninas each drawing contained. * * Received from: http://www.infoplease.com/biography/var/alhirschfeld.html#ixzz1lpeldnHs *

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Al Hirschfeld: Duke Ellington Etching Signed

Auction ended on Wed, Aug 8, 2012
Estimate $1,330 - $2,040
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Northbrook, IL 60062
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