Master Drawings New York
21-28 January 2012
The annual internationally acclaimed Master Drawings New York is returning to Manhattan’s Upper East Side on January 21-28, 2012. Over twenty-three 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 sixteenth to the twentieth centuries.
Based on the highly successful Master Drawings London launched in 2001. Master Drawings New York includes twenty-three exhibitions from the UK, France, Spain, Germany and the US 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 organiser of the event with English dealer Crispian Riley-Smith is exhibiting Italian drawings of the sixteenth to the late twentieth centuries. A pen and dark brown ink on account ledger paper entitled, Study of Three Athletes, by Francesco Fontebasso (1707-1769), is being shown by old master specialist Richard A. Berman Fine Arts, while Mia Weiner is bringing a red chalk, pen & 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 exhibiting a pencil drawing by Theodore Chassertiau entitled 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 entitled, Scene from Bleak House, 1891, in honour 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 forty 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.