NEW YORK – The internationally acclaimed Master Drawings New York is returning to Manhattan on Jan. 21-28. Over 23 of the world’s leading drawing dealers are holding coordinated exhibitions in art galleries located on New York’s Upper East Side. This annual event enables both collectors and curators to view fine works dating from the 16th to the 20th centuries.
Based on the highly successful Master Drawings London launched in 2001, Master Drawings New York includes 23 exhibitions from the UK, France, Spain, Germany and the U.S., enabling connoisseurs to buy drawings across a broad range of price points at galleries all within walking distance of one another.
Margot Gordon, the New York-based dealer and organizer of the event with English dealer Crispian Riley-Smith is exhibiting Italian drawings of the 16th to the late 20th centuries. A pen and dark brown ink on account ledger paper titled Study of Three Athletes by Francesco Fontebasso (1707-1769), is being shown by Richard A. Berman Fine Arts, while Mia Weiner is bringing a red chalk, pen and brown ink drawing of St. Francis Marrying Poverty, 1633, by Andrea Sacchi. Returning London-based exhibitor Lowell Libson Ltd is exhibiting a portrait of Sir John Millington, age 16, in red and black chalk, 1795. It is one of the finest drawings by Thomas Lawrence to come onto the market for many years. New exhibitor Pia Gallo is bringing a pencil drawing by Theodore Chassertiau titled Two Women: One sitting and holding a child; the other sitting under a tree, 1839, and new exhibitor Moeller Fine Art is featuring an ink on paper by Lyonel Feininger titled, Scene from Bleak House, 1891, in honor of the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Dickens (1812-1870.)
First-time exhibitor from Paris, Laura Pecheur, will present a large overview of the work of Dora Maar from the Picasso lover period and after. An untitled oil on paper, 1932, by Gerhard Richter, one of the most influential painters of the post-World War period who over the course of more than 40 years systematically explored the fundamental principles of painting, alternating between abstract and representational imagery is being shown by the Barbara Mathes Gallery. Mary-Anne Martin Fine Art is showing a signed Diego Rivera watercolor entitled Study for H.P, 1927.
There will be a preview at all galleries on Friday, Jan. 20, from 4 to 8 p.m. enabling collectors to view the exhibitions before the opening weekend.
Participating galleries are Didier Aaron Inc., L’Antiquaire & The Connoisseur Inc. Richard A. Berman Fine Arts, Christopher Bishop, C.G. Boerner, Sigrid Freundorfer Fine Art LLC, Pia Gallo, Margot Gordon Fine Arts, Lowell Libson Ltd., James Mackinnon, José de la Mano Galeria de Arte, Mary Ann Martin Fine Art, Barbara Mathes Gallery, Moeller Fine Art, Mirelle Mosler, Laura Pecheur, Nissman Abromson Ltd., Crispian Riley-Smith Fine Arts Ltd., Stiebel Ltd., David Tunick Inc., Monroe Warshaw, Mia W. Weiner and Jill Newhouse Gallery.
For information on Master Drawings New York visit www.masterdrawingsnewyork.com.
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