Hispanic Hirschfeld?

If you’re within eyeshot of The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, you might want to check out the early 1900s caricatures of one Marius de Zayas, a Mexican illustrator who’s drawing style is strongly reminiscent of legendary Broadway doodler, Al Hirschfeld.

Señor de Zayas was a natural-born networker as he hobnobbed all over NYC back in the day with artsy pals, Alfred Stieglitz and Georgia O’Keeffe.

Heir to The Line King?

Most of the time here we talk about movie posters — but today we’re going legit! Theatre, that is. Because ever since the colorless caricaturist, Al Hirschfeld, passed away seven years ago — Broadway has been looking for an illustrator to pick up the slack and The New York Times showcased a few up-and-comers.

Below is Victor Juhasz‘s takes on the recent B’way productions of Glengarry Glen Ross and Talk Radio

Hoo-ray For Hirschfeld!

Al Hirschfeld was perhaps the most famous caricaturist in American life, known especially for his light, comical black-and-white portraits of Broadway theatre stars prior to his death in 2003. But during the 1930’s and 40’s, he got his start working on movie posters and did quite a number of them featuring The Marx Bros. His career was so illustrious in fact that in 1996, they even made an Oscar-nominated documentary about him called The Line King!