If you missed purchasing Mary Blair’s house and Ward Kimball’s house, don’t fret. The Wall Street Journal reports that caricaturist Al Hirschfeld’s garishly pink Upper East Side townhouse is currently on the market for $5.3 million. He lived and worked in the home, which formerly housed workmen from a nearby brewery, from 1947 through his death in 2003. He credited his ability to purchase the home to the success of a book he illustrated–S.J. Perelman’s Westward Ha! Or Around the World in 80 Clichés. More details about the 4,160 square feet home on the WSJ website.
Animator and director Eric Goldberg has long been inspired by Hirschfeld’s style, and based the “Rhapsody in Blue” sequence from Fantasia 2000 on his work: