Press Releases From Elie Hirschfeld Art Collection

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New York Historical Society Gifted Big Apple-Themed Art Collection

Real estate executive Elie Hirschfeld calls the works “more than just art,’ including pieces from David Hockney, Georgia O’Keeffe, and Jacob Lawrence.

A Valentine to New York City, In a Gift of 130 Urban Scenes

Philanthropic couple’s promised donation to New York Historical Society boosts collections 20th-century holdings.

See New York Through the Eyes of David Hockney, Andy Warhol, and Georgia O’Keeffe

The Hirschfelds have donated 130 paintings, works on paper, and sculptures.

New York Historical Society Gifted Big Apple-Themed Art Collection

Elie Hirschfeld’s acquisition of a Thomas Hart Benton piece sparked a continuing obsession to collect art that tells the story of New York City.

In Conversation with Elie Hirschfeld: ‘Scenes of New York City’

The real estate developer, philanthropist, and art collector shares his excitement and love for the collection he donated to the New York Historical Society.

130 Visions of New York City, As Seen By Hockney, O’Keeffe, Lawrence, Chagall, and More

Scenes of New York City” offers a glimpse into how artists have depicted the urban landscape over the years

Philanthropist Elie Hirschfeld Donates Art Collection to the New York Historical Society

The art, dating from the mid-19th through the 21st centuries, includes works by artists from movements associated with New York City like the Ashcan School, Abstract Expressionism and Pop Art as well as international artists with a feeling for the city.

Elie Hirschfeld Expands His Art Collection With Original Work by Keith Haring; Radiant Baby

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New York Historical Society displays Al Hirschfeld Portraits

Broadway Theater characters were brought to life through the iconic animated portraits drawn by Al Hirschfeld.

“One Way Ticket: Jacob Lawrence’s Migration Series,” on display at the Museum of Modern Art through September 7

The celebrated African American painter, offers a unique entry point on American history. The images depict both a harsh and joyful experience in a segregated nation. Elie Hirschfeld‘s “Harlem Diner” is one glowing example of Jacob Lawrence’s definitive depictions of the African American experience.

The Met Celebrates the American Images of Thomas Hart Benton

The iconic artist Thomas Hart Benton is currently on exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on the Upper East Side. His piece, “Washington Square Art Fair,” offers a happy and idyllic glimpse at this Greenwich Village setting from a bygone era. The piece hangs in the home of renowned New York developer Elie Hirschfeld who is a noted art collector and feels a particular connection to this painting. Continue reading.

American artist Frank Stella will be on display at the new Downtown Whitney Museum of American Art this fall

His breakthrough work in creating geometric and abstract paintings with no pictorial illusions has been hailed as innovative and inspired. Frank Stella’s Gray Scramble X which was purchased by New York’s eminentHirschfeldfamily in 1973.

Elie Hirschfeld Acquires Richard Estes: Painting New York City

Downtown Magazine, 03/17/2015

“Lower Manhattan” by Louis Lozowick Will Be Exhibited To The Public For The Very First Time

Lower Manhattan, 1932, Oil on canvas, by Louis Lozowick (1892-1973) is a vision of the New York City Harbor in the early part of the last century. The art exhibit is scheduled to open at the Hudson River Museum in Yonkers this fall and travel to The Norton Museum in Palm Beach next winter.” The exhibit will include work by Georgia O’Keeffe, John Marin, Reginald Marsh, Robert Henri, William Glackens, and George Luks from the collections of The Art Institute of Chicago, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Newark Museum of Art  and The Rochester Museum of Fine Arts and The High Museum among others.  Continue reading.

Elie Hirschfeld Acquires Christo’s ‘The Gates’

Elie Hirschfeld has acquired the unique original artwork, “Christo (b. 1935) – The Gates (Project for Central Park, New York City),” depicting the historic life-size installation in Central Park in 2005, at a recent auction at Christie’s Contemporary Art sale. The purchase was part of a $495 million session at the auction house.  BroadwayWorld, 06/21/2013

Manhattan Mogul Elie Hirschfeld Acquires $2,000,000 Original Frank Stella Painting

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Manhattan Mogul Elie Hirschfeld Acquires Important Painting by Francoise Gilot

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Elie Hirschfeld Launches Art based Website

10/28/2009 PR Newswire Please send all comments and inquiries to My staff will review all messages and respond as quickly as possible.