• The Line King • Mick Jagger Lithograph •



The Line King: Al Hirschfeld
Deceased 2003: Coming to Shreveport March, 2010

For the entertainment art collector, a collection of signed and numbered lithographs by Al Hirschfeld, The Line King, could very well warrant a look. And a second look.

Smith Mason Legacies on Kings Hwy. recently acquired 24 signed, numbered and framed Al Hirschfeld lithographs. These drawings can be viewed ‘Pre-Sale’ through the first half of March and will then go on sale at the hidden antiquities storefront.

The iconic, child prodigy known as The Line King first published Politico-Erotica, a sleek line drawing in 1933, as an early attack on Hitler. During his career spanning the 20’s and into the 90’s, Mr. Hirschfeld provided a record of American Entertainment in the 20th century using only a pen. Hirschfeld’s style was simple, satirical, black & white ink caricatures, using the minimal number of lines.

A few of the lithographs contained in the local collection at Smith Mason Legacies are:

• Alfred Hitchcock • Andy Griffith • Bette Davis • Mikhail Baryshnikov • Drew Carey Show • Duke Ellington • Elvis Presley Stamp • Mick Jagger • Perry Mason • Roseanne • Rudolph Valentino • Seinfeld TV Guide Cover • Hirschfeld himself •

Hirschfeld permanent collections are housed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Museum of Modern Art in NYC. Hirschfeld died at the age of 99 in 2003.

Contact: Smith Mason Legacies: 189 E. Kings Hwy., Shreveport : 318•946•8353
Cudos to: Rick Rose from Suddenlink for the Hirschfeld connection!

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~ by Voltima on February 23, 2010.

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