Sep 22, 2005 - Sale 2050

Sale 2050 - Lot 124

Price Realized: $ 1,725
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 2,000 - $ 3,000
My Fair Lady.
Etching, 113/4x151/2 inches oblong, full margins. Artist's proof, signed by Hirschfeld and annotated "xx/xxx" in pencil, lower margin. 1975.
"In Lerner and Loewe's classic, Eliza moves from the world of Covent Garden ragamuffins on the left through the megaphone of Henry Higgins' speech lessons to the glamour of the high society ball on the right. That's Stanley Holloway with the stubble on the left, Julie Andrews as Eliza, and Rex Harrison as Higgins. All but Ms Andrews made it to the screen version, one of the greater artistic injustices of our time. Ms Andrews is on the cast album, however, as is another well-known drawing of mine showing Shaw operating Higgins like a puppet, who in turn is pulling Eliza's strings." HOL/125