Monthly Archives: March 2017

From the Collection of Sarah and Elie Hirschfeld, Adolf Dehn Painting, Central Park Winter, on Loan to Fairfield University Museum

dehn_central_park_winterNEW YORK, NY — (Marketwired) — 03/01/17 — Elie Hirschfeld is a widely known and highly regarded real estate developer based in New York City. As a natural complement to contributing to the face of the city through real estate development, Elie Hirschfeld and his wife Sarah are avid art connoisseurs and collectors. They have loaned an important painting to The Fairfield University Art Museum for a new exhibition, featuring the work of Adolf Dehn (1895-1968), from the 1920s through the 1960s.

The show highlights Dehn’s sketches, drawings, lithographs, and watercolors showing wide-angle views of Manhattan from Central Park, the Brooklyn docks, Staten Island Ferry and other iconic locations. The piece on loan from the collection of Sara and Elie Hirschfeld is titled “Central Park Winter” and was completed in 1957. Continue reading

Elie Hirschfeld Contributes to Central Park Conservancy

elie-hirschfeld-2New York City’s Central Park was America’s first major landscaped public park. It is a favorite destination for tourists and locals alike, and a treasure in the mind of Elie Hirschfeld. With 42 million visits each year to its 843 acres, today Central Park is the most frequently visited urban park in the United States.

Elie Hirschfeld is a Chairman Circle Member of the Conservancy, and in early 2017 he contributed $20,000. towards two Central Park benches named for Hirschfeld, in honor of his love of Central Park and the important historic components of the city’s landscape. Continue reading

Sarah and Elie Hirschfeld Expand their Art Collection with Original Work by Keith Haring

keithharingart1Elie Hirschfeld and his wife Sarah have always admired the vibrancy, energy and diversity that continually surge through every street, avenue, park and subway of New York City. And Mr. and Mrs. Hirschfeld continue an enduring appreciation for the work of a groundbreaking artist that forever will be associated with transformative times in this great city – Keith Haring. Elie Hirchfeld and Sarah expanded their art collection this year with an original work by Mr. Haring.

Even now, more than twenty years after his death, Keith Haring remains a symbol of New York City’s street art scene. Haring came to New York to study at the School of Visual Arts in 1978 and quickly became immersed in the city’s alternative art scene, befriending Jean-Michel Basquiat, Kenny Scharf and Andy Warhol. While he experimented with video, installation, collage and performance art, his true talent lay in his line paintings. Continue reading