President Donald Trump has bought a sketch of the Empire State Building drawn by Trump for $16,000 at an auction.
Elie Hirschfeld, president of Hirschfeld Properties, purchased the 12-by-9-inch black marker depiction of the iconic New York City skyscraper at an auction in California and online last week. It was created by Trump for a charity auction in Florida during the time he opened his Mar-a-Lago estate as a private club in 1995.
Julien’s Auctions says the piece signed by Trump went for less than $100 the first time it was sold.
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Some may know Elie Hirschfeld primarily as a renowned New York real estate developer and philanthropist – but Hirschfeld also has a passion for the arts – which he has enjoyed cultivating through collecting and loaning works of art that are often focused on the beauty of his home city of New York.
“I am always pleased to share my work with other museums and galleries and although each exhibition addresses its own theme, collectively the works that feature New York City as a theme speak to the greater story of the culture, vibrancy and expression alive in of New York. This theme is a dynamic one – changing and consistently relevant in new ways,” said Elie Hirschfeld.
Earlier this year, Mr Hirschfield expanded his art collection with the acquisition of an original work by Mr. Keith Haring, called Radiant Baby. Elie Hirschfeld and his wife Sarah Hirschfeld have always admired the, energy and diversity that continually surge through every street, avenue, park and subway of New York City. He has an enduring appreciation for the work of Keith Haring, a groundbreaking artist that is associated with transformative times in the city.
Radiant Baby was created in the mid-1980s on a steel New York City subway sign in Bowery station. The Bowery Street Station was near the center of the 70s downtown art scene and the metro was no stranger to graffiti; artists’ tags were placed on every surface, nook and cranny. Keith Haring’s career began in the underground metro system below the city of New York where he used chalk to tag the Subway cards and signs. The station sign was tagged by Haring who used two of his most celebrated tags “Radiant Baby” and “Aids Alligator.”
Last year, Hirschfeld lent Georgia O’Keeffe’s 1949 drawing of Brooklyn Bridge to the Georgia Museum of Art’s 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 last year, entitled “The Color Line: African American Artists and Civil Rights in the United States” in Paris.
The president of Hirschfeld Properties LLC , Elie Hirschfeld has become one of Manhattan’s most ardent collectors of American art. Hirschfeld’s private collection, includes approximately 200 19th and 20th century and contemporary original works by major figures such as Frank Stella, Andy Warhol, Mark Rothko, Alexander Calder, and Stuart Davis, with a strong focus on art depicting and inspired by New York City.
Elie Hirschfeld, New York real estate developer and premier senior athlete, concluded the summer of 2017 by competing in his 33rd consecutive Mighty Hamptons Triathlon. Notably – this is the second most consecutive years of participation any competitor has maintained in the history of the event.
“It’s with great pride that I have been able to compete against the best of the best in this sport and become part of the fabric of such an esteemed event,” Hirschfeld said. Elie Hirschfeld is passionate about consistent, life-long self-improvement through his professional pursuits as well as in the arenas of fitness and athletic arenas.<!–more–>
For this triathlon, athletes competed on Long Beach in Sag Harbor with a 1.5K swim in Noyac Bay, followed by an intense 23.8-mile bike tour of the Hamptons and completed the course with a 10K run through the streets of North Haven.
This year’s competition drew 600 competitors. 67-year-old Elie Hirschfeld completed the triathlon in three-hours and 15 minutes. “I was honored to have been a part of this event, while continuing to perform at such a high level after all these years of competition,” Hirschfeld said.
This year was particularly special for Elie Hirschfeld, not only because of his own personal ambitions for his own participation, but because it was the first time his six-year-old son, Jacob participated along side his father. Jacob took home an honorary medal for completing the final 100 yards of the run with his dad, and he plans to enter his first full youth competition next summer for kids seven-years and older.
Elie Hirschfeld is an inspiration in all he does – through his drive to compete and win in the demanding real estate and development markets in New York City, his insatiable appetite for athletic competition and his commitment to being an inspirational father in all of his varied pursuits.
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New York real estate developer, athlete, art collector and philanthropist, Elie Hirschfeld has seized yet another opportunity to compete and win, in the recent Central Park Triathlon. A triathlon is a multiple-stage competition involving the completion of three continuous and sequential endurance disciplines. While many variations of the sport exist, triathlon, in its most popular form, involves swimming, cycling, and running in immediate succession over various distances. The nature of the sport focuses on persistent training in each of the three disciplines, as well as combination workouts and general strength conditioning. Read More
Elie Hirschfeld is a renowned real-estate developer, patron of the arts and art collector, civic benefactor and triathlete in constant pursuit of life’s next challenge. Mr. Hirschfeld is always in pursuit of self-improvement and ways to improve the world around him. In that process, he often looks often to those who are at the pinnacle of their profession for traits to keep in mind, as he pursues his own goals and ambitions.
One professional that Elie Hirschfeld has long admired is Attorney, Herbert Rubin. Earlier this year Elie made a generous contribution to the New York University Law School Herbert Rubin Symposium. Mr. Rubin is a professor of law and continues to practice law in both State Supreme Court and Federal Court cases on his docket. Read More
New York real estate developer and art collector, Elie Hirschfeld has lent four of his prized paintings to the exhibition, “New York, New York”, to will run from July 22 through November 5 at the The Nassau County Museum of Art.
His participation in the exhibition demonstrates his devotion both to the arts and to the city he has helped shape for nearly 50 years. “This exhibition resonates with me because of my love for New York, and my deep personal and professional connection with the city. Each of the four pieces from my collection are symbols of my many ties with the greatest city on earth,” Elie Hirschfeld said. Read More
June 13, 2017 – New York, NY – Today, Elie Hirschfeld announced his appointment to the Israel Bonds National Campaign Advisory Council. He is humbled by the appointment to the Council (www.israelbonds.com).
The organization typically sells over $USD One Billion in bonds annually in the United States to develop every aspect of Israel’s economy. Read More