Celebrating its 10th anniversary, Master Drawings New York 2016 will be a captivating week of exhibitions, sales, and more at 30 leading art galleries on the Upper East Side’s “Gold Coast” in New York.
From January 23­–30, the world’s top dealers in master drawings and watercolors will converge in New York City for the 10th annual Master Drawings New York. Featuring over 30 galleries, each exhibition of works will host an expert specialist to provide all necessary details on available works. Via the event’s webpage: “Highlights of the 2016 tenth edition of Master Drawings New York include an important Sonia Delaunay cover design for L’Album no.1 (474 dating to 1916), at the Leonard Hutton Galleries whose show is titled ‘Drawings and Watercolors: To Observe and Imagine.’ Lowell Libson Ltd., leading dealers in British art, will be showing a series of masterpieces including important works by Thomas Gainsborough, John Constable, Samuel Palmer and John Robert Cozens. Mireille Mosler will be showing newly re-identified pen, chalk and pastel portraits of prominent Swiss collectors, Nin and Fritz Meyer-Fierz, by Jan Toorop. She says, ‘These are quite remarkable portraits, commissioned by the collector, that were in the family for generations and only recently came on the market.’ Van Doren Waxter gallery is showcasing ‘Richard Diebenkorn Early Color Abstractions 1949–1955’ including several untitled gouache and graphite works by the artist from the early 1950s.”

Bartolomeo Passarotti (1529-1592), “Studies of Four Legs in Profile,” ca. 1560, chalk & ink, 11 x 8 1/8 in.
(c) Crispian Riley-Smith 2015

Hans Bol (1534-1593), “The Crucifixion,” 1573, pen, ink, wash with white, 10.75 x 7.75 in.
(c) Crispian Riley-Smith 2015

Previews of all the exhibitions and works on offer will take place on Friday, January 22, from 4-8 p.m. A full list of dealers can be found here, and a complete list of 2016 exhibitors can be found here. Event organizers also produced this video from Master Drawings New York 2015:

To learn more, visit Master Drawings New York 2016.
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Andrew Webster is the former Editor of Fine Art Today and worked as an editorial and creative marketing assistant for Streamline Publishing. Andrew graduated from The University of North Carolina at Asheville with a B.A. in Art History and Ceramics. He then moved on to the University of Oregon, where he completed an M.A. in Art History. Studying under scholar Kathleen Nicholson, he completed a thesis project that investigated the peculiar practice of embedded self-portraiture within Christian imagery during the 15th and early 16th centuries in Italy.


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