February 09, 2015 at 06:25PM

Lunchtime drawing: An off-pink townhouse with a bearded man’s head holding up the balcony, amidst a block of grotesque faces on East 95th Street between Park and Lexington.

A neighbor was wondering what I was up to, saw my sketch in process, and asked if I knew that it was Al Hirschfeld’s house—and that he chose to buy it because of the very same wild bust that reminded him of the caricatures he made and possibly of himself. For 80 years he was a renowned illustrator who “drew Broadway” and always hid his daughter’s name “Nina” in his drawings, offering a clue as to how many times it appeared with a number after his signature.

from Nick’s Lunchbox Service on Tumblr http://ift.tt/1DZDOrO