I Know What I Don't Know, 1966

Oil on canvas, 60" x 60". Photo taken in 1967 of this painting is the only record of this early work, which apparently did not survive the years. All Hirschfeld's works were sold by him at auction to raise money for needy causes, and no record exists of their whereabouts at this time.

One can see clearly the influence of Schwaderer in this painting, particularly in the heavy outlines and the interior of the sun-disk (moon disk?). The mountainous range in the foreground is reconstructed and transformed from the very clearly defined reclining nude, modeled by Hirschfeld's girlfriend.

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