AL HIRSCHFELD - PRINTED ART SIGNED IN PENCIL 1991 - HFSID 262699
AL HIRSCHFELD Al Hirschfeld signs a black and white limited numbered 113/500 reproduction of his drawing The Four Chiefs. Printed Art signed: "Hirschfeld" in pencil. B/w, 8½x11. Reproduction of his drawing, The Four Chiefs. Numbered: "113/500".
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Al Hirschfeld signs a black and white limited numbered 113/500 reproduction of his drawing The Four Chiefs.
Printed Art signed: "Hirschfeld" in pencil. B/w, 8½x11. Reproduction of his drawing, The Four Chiefs. Numbered: "113/500". 30-cent United Nations stamp honoring the 40th Anniversary of the United Nations Postal Administration affixed at lower left margin, pictorially postmarked United Nations, New York, October 24, 1991, FIRST DAY OF ISSUE. Two tape remnants at upper margins on verso (no show through). Fine condition. Accompanied by Printed Document Sihned: "Annabelle Wiener" for the World Federation of United Nations Associations, 1p, 8½x11. United Nations, New York, 1991 October 24. Headed: "Limited Edition Lithograph Documentation Certificate/'The Four Chiefs'". Background on the stamp issue and the artist, who is called the "Dean of Entertainment Illustration". In part: "In this drawing for WFUNA, Hirschfeld has expertly captured the four Chiefs of the United Nations Postal Administration; beginning at top center clockwise are Hugo Valdes, Chief of the Geneva Office; Anthony Fouracre, Chief; Riccarda Winter Tourou, Chief of the Vienna Office and Rita Fernando, Chief of the New York Office. Hirschfeld has hidden one NINA in this drawing". The sheet also gives background on the creation of the United Nations Postal Administration (UNPA) in 1951. Al Hirschfeld (1903-2003) was a renowned cartoonist, author and theatrical caricaturist with "The New York Times" from 1929. From 1945 on, Hirschfeld began incorporating the name of his daughter, Nina, in his drawings called "NINA counting". The addition became so popular with his audience that after 1956 he began adding a numeral after his signature to signify how many "NINAs" he had hidden in the work in this signature, there is no number, so he has hidden only one NINA. Hirschfeld died on January 20, 2003 at the age of 99. Fine condition.
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