Acclaimed Event Returns to Manhattan’s Upper East Side from Saturday, January 26 through Saturday, February 2, 2019
Preview: Friday, January 25, 4-8 PM
Thirty of the world’s leading international art dealers have announced highlights to be exhibited at the highly-anticipated 2019 edition of Master Drawings New York (MDNY). The event takes place from Saturday, January 26th through Saturday, February 2nd on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Some of the most influential names in the business, some exhibiting for the very first time, are dedicated to drawings, paintings, watercolors, sculpture and oil sketches from the 14th to the 21st centuries.
Now in its 13th year, the annual week-long event presents an exciting showcase of concurrent pop-up gallery exhibitions by visiting dealers from London, Paris, Madrid, Amsterdam, Brussels and Vienna, and special presentations mounted in private gallery spaces by top New York specialists. These take place in galleries mostly along Madison Avenue on Manhattan’s Upper East Side.
Last year, MDNY expanded its reach to feature paintings and sculpture and offered collectors, curators and art lovers a spectacular selection of works presented by a broader range of specialist dealers. This has been even further strengthened in quality with some top names joining for the first time. They are Ambrose Naumann Fine Art (New York), Galerie Kugel (Paris), Jack Kilgore (New York), Leon Tovar (New York), Robert Simon (New York), Mark Brady (New York), Stuart Lochhead (London), Hazlitt (New York/London), Thomas Deprez Fine Art (Belgium), Pavel Zoubok (New York), Jeroen Jurjens (Amsterdam), Benjamin Proust (London).
A SELECTION OF MASTER DRAWINGS NEW YORK 2019
Benjamin Proust Fine Art Ltd.
Femme Nue Allongée, circa 1900
Auguste Rodin (Paris 1840 – Meudon 1917)
Pencil and stumping on paper With artist’s stamp ‘Rodin’ (lower right) 19.2 x 30 cm
Christopher Bishop Fine Art
Saint Ursula, ca. 1583
Bartholomeus Spranger (Antwerp 1546 - Prague 1611)
Pen and brown ink over traces of black chalk with red and green washes. Squared for transfer. 197 x 162 mm (7 3/4 x 6 1/3 in.)
David Tunick, Inc
On the Blue Swamp, 1966
Alexander Calder (1898-1976)
Watercolor on paper, 780 x 580 mm.
Didier Aaron, Inc.
Cupid dictating a letter to a young woman, Executed c. 1765-70
Jean-Baptiste Greuze (1725 – 1805)
Pen and ink and grey wash heightened with white gouache on blue paper, 410 x 306 mm (16 x 12 in.)
The Willow and the Bather
Childe Hassam (1859-1935)
Watercolor, Charcoal and Gouache on Paperboard, 362 x 254 mm (14 1/4 x 10 in.)
Galerie J. Kugel
Portrait of Henri II, King of France, Circa 1553
Léonard Limosin (1519-1559)
Enamel on copper
A highlight of the exhibition, “Portraits from the French Renaissance Drawings, Paintings, Enamels and Sculptures”
The Garden of Paradise - or Comforts of a Bed of Roses
James Gillray (1757-1815)
Pen and brown and black ink and red and black chalks over pencil
33.5 by 24 cm., 13 1/4 by 9 1/2 in
Venus at the forge of Vulcan, asking for arms for Cupid
Biagio Pupini, called Biagio delle Lame (1511-1575)
pen and brown ink, heightened with a white, red and brown wash on prepared paper
293 x 205 mm (11 5/8 x 8 in)
The Artist's Hands
Henry Moore (1898-1986)
Charcoal and ballpoint pen on wove paper, 254 x 181 cm (10 x 7 1/8 in.)
Portrait of an Actor or Self-Portrait Caricature, c. 1890
Edouard Vuillard, (1868-1940)
Pastel on grey paper
30.5 x 21.9 mm (12 x 8 5/8 in.)
Mia N. Weiner
Giorgio de Chirico (1888 - 1978)
Charcoal, brush with black ink and wash, brown chalk.
477 x 327 mm (18 7/8 x 12 7/8 in.). Signed at lower right of drawing: G. de Chirico. titled below drawing: Orfeo.
Mireille Mosler, Ltd.
The Evening Star, 1871
Simeon Solomon (1840-1905)
Watercolor on paper
12 x 9 3/8 in (30.5 x 24.1 cm.)
Monogrammed & dated 'SS 1871'
Pavel Zoubok Fine Art
Untitled (from a 1931 Sketchbook)
Arshile Gorky (1902-1948)
Ink on paper
12 1/2 x 9 3/8 inches
Part of a special exhibition of early drawings by Arshile Gorky from the private collection of legendary dealer and champion of Surrealism, Julien Levy, during the 1970s.
Robert Simon Fine Art
Ruins of the Mithraic Mysteries, 2018
Pen and sepia ink and wash on toned paper
12" x 15" inches
Part of the exhibition Introducing Anthony Baus: After the Antique at Master Drawings New York
Stephen Ongpin Fine Art
White Form (La Forme Blanche)
Vasily (Wassily) Kandinsky (1866-1944)
Gouache on black paper, laid down on board.
322 x 498 mm. (12 5/8 x 19 5/8 in.)
Study for the head of Saint John the Baptist, Conceived circa 1878
Auguste Rodin (1840-1917)
Plaster, 14cm (5 ½”) high
This plaster made circa 1885-90
Self-portrait of the artist
Frantz Charlet (1862-1928)
Pastel on paper mounted on canvas, 880 x 1200 mm
Signed lower left "f. Charlet"
PROVENANCE: By descent into the family of the artist
Tomasso Brothers Fine Art
Laocoön and his Sons After the Antique
Italian, late 17th / early 18th century
52 cm high, 39 cm wide, 20 cm deep
W.M. Brady & Co.
A Seated Sibyl Holding Books and a Tablet with a Putto
Michelangelo Anselmi (1491-1554)
Red and black chalk, 211 x 206 mm (8 3/8 x 8 1/8 in.)
W&K - Wienerroither & Kohlbacher | Fine Art
Girl Leaning On Her Elbow, 1915
Egon Schiele (1890-1918)
Charcoal on paper, 19.7 x 13.1 inch
Signed and dated lower left
About Master Drawings New York
Established in 2006 and co-founded by Margot Gordon and Crispian Riley-Smith, Masters Drawings New York (MDNY) is the pre-eminent event for exhibiting and celebrating old master through contemporary drawings in the United States. Dealers from the United States and Europe showcase their highest quality drawings in galleries along Madison Avenue on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Scheduled for the last week of January, the event coincides with the major Old Master auctions and scholarly events focused on drawings. It is a week dedicated to historic art, where collectors, scholars, museum curators and dealers travel to New York from around the world to view artwork and participate in the events around the city.