The Upper East Side and its townhouses have been criticized for being staid and stuffy. 122 East 95th Street doesn't have that problem. Artist Al Hirschfeld drew his famed caricatures of theater folks in his studio in the delightfully pink townhouse, where he lived from the 1940s through his death in 2003. The house is now on the market, the Journal reports. Hirschfeld's desk was recently removed from the premises, to be donated to the New York Public Library, but other quirky leftovers remain, like Hirschfeld-painted fireplace tiles and wallpaper featuring some of his caricatures. There are no hints of these features in the photos on the $5.295 million listing, which mentions the commemorative plaque outside and the "art, society, and theater memories." Still, we think the cat's out of the bag.
· Listing: 122 East 95th Street [Corcoran]
· Hirschfeld Home Where Nina Played on Market [WSJ]