NEW YORK, Aug. 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- This fall, Elie Hirschfeld, real estate developer and philanthropist, will be loaning pieces from his private art collection to institutions both in the United States and abroad.
The president of Hirschfeld Properties LLC , Hirschfeld has become one of Manhattan's most ardent collectors of American art. Hirschfeld's private collection, including approximately 200 19th century and contemporary original works by major figures such as Frank Stella, Andy Warhol, Mark Rothko, Alexander Calder, and Stuart Davis, exclusively focuses on art depicting and inspired by New York City.
Among the pieces that will be on display is Norman Rockwell's Gramercy Park. Painted in 1918, the painting will first be displayed at the Heather James Fine Art Galleries in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, before traveling with the "Norman Rockwell: The Artist at Work" exhibition.
Hirschfeld will also be lending Georgia O'Keeffe's 1949 drawing of Brooklyn Bridge to the Georgia Museum of Art's upcoming exhibition "Icon of Modernism: Representing the Brooklyn Bridge, 1883-1950" and Jacob Lawrence's 1938 Harlem Diner to the Musee du Quai Branly's fall exhibition entitled "The Color Line: African American Artists and Civil Rights in the United States" in Paris.
On lending these particular works for exhibition, Hirschfeld remarked, "I am very pleased to share my work with others, especially these three engaging institutions. Although each exhibition is addressing its own theme, collectively I believe these works speak to the greater story of the art of New York in the 20th century, which remains relevant even today."
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