Master Drawings New York Announced Dates and Exhibitors for 2023




Established in 2006, Master Drawings New York (MDNY) is the pre-eminent event for exhibiting and celebrating old masters through contemporary drawings in the United States. A select number of exhibitions also feature master paintings, sculpture, and photography. Dealers from the United States and Europe showcase their highest quality artwork in galleries along Madison Avenue on the Upper East Side of Manhattan from January 20-28.

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.

Image credits: Jan Lievens (Leiden 1607 – Amsterdam 1674) Portrait of Admiral Maarten Harpertszoon Tromp (1597-1653), 1653; Black chalk on cream laid paper, 310 x 311 mm (irregular)signed with a monograph lower right “I.L.” and dated 1653 in black chalk

One of the highlights of Master Drawings New York 2023 will be a rediscovered Dutch Golden Age masterpiece on view at Christopher Bishop Fine Art. Jan Lievens’s 1653 portrait of Dutch war hero Admiral Maarten Harpertszoon Tromp is on view in New York for the first time, after making headlines at TEFAF Maastricht in June 2022. The drawn portrait had not been seen since 1888 and was only known from later prints and painted versions. A contemporary and rival of Rembrandt, Lievens (1607-1674) is one of the great Dutch artists of the 17th century.

Giovanni Francesco Barbieri (Il Guercino) (Italian 1591-1666) The Finding of the True Cross, c.1644; Pen and brown ink with brown washes on buff paper, 330 x 216 mm. Image courtesy Christopher Bishop Fine Art

Another rediscovery by Bishop will also be on view at Master Drawings. A dramatic work by Giovanni Francesco Barbieri (Il Guercino) (Italian 1591-1666) depicts the discovery of the cross in a boldly composed pen and ink drawing. The Finding of the True Cross, 1644, is a preparatory drawing for an altarpiece Guercino executed for San Lazzaro dei Mendicanti in Venice.

Pablo Picasso (Spanish 1881 1973) Homme Lançant Une Pierre, 1920; Charcoal and pencil on paper, 47.4 x 62.5 cm (18.7 x 24.6 in.) Signed lower left and dated 7-9-20 on the upper right side. Image courtesy Christopher Bishop Fine Art

A Picasso drawing that has not been on the market for more than 40 years will also be on view. The 1920 drawing, titled Homme Lançant Une Pierre, is a charcoal and pencil work on paper from a Spanish collection. Created while the artist was in Juan-les-Pins, the deceptively simple drawing is a masterwork of economy, movement, and style.

MDNY 2023 Map

Participating exhibitors for MDNY 2023 include:

Didier Aaron, 32 East 67th Street, NYC

Agnews, exhibiting at Sebastian Izzard, 17 East 76th Street, NYC

Jean-Luc Baroni & Marty De Cambiaire, exhibiting at Didier Aaron, 32 East 67th Street, NYC

Christopher Bishop Fine Art, 1046 Madison Avenue, NYC

Patrick Bourne & Co, exhibiting at Sebastian Izzard, 17 East 76th Street, NYC

Colnaghi, 23 East 67th Street, NYC

Découvert Fine Art, LLC, exhibiting at Kraushaar Gallery, 15 East 71st Street, NYC

Henrique Faria & Herlitzka & Co, 35 East 67th Street, 4F, NYC

The Fine Art Society and Robert Simon Fine Art, 22 East 80th Street, NYC

Sam Fogg, Ltd, exhibiting at Les Enluminures, 23 East 73rd Street, 7th Floor, Penthouse, NYC

Graham Shay 1857, 17 East 67th Street, 1A, NYC

Nicholas Hall in Association with W.M. Brady & Co, 17 East 76th Street, 4th Floor, NYC

Hazlitt, Ltd. 17 East 76th Street, 2nd Floor, NYC

Hans P. Kraus Jr., 962 Park Avenue at 82nd Street, NYC

Stuart Lockhead Sculpture, exhibiting at Hazlitt, 17 East 76th Street, #2, NYC

James Mackinnon, exhibiting at Arader Galleries, 1016 Madison Avenue, 3rd Floor, NYC

Mary-Anne Martin Fine Art, 23 East 73rd Street, NYC

Mireille Mosler Ltd, exhibiting at Jill Newhouse Gallery, 4 East 81st Street, 1st Floor, NYC

Victoria Munroe Fine Art, 67 East 80th Street, #2, NYC

Jill Newhouse Gallery, 4 East 81st Street, NYC

David Nolan Gallery, 24 East 81st Street, NYC

Stephen Ongpin Fine Art, exhibiting at Adam Williams Fine Art Ltd., 24 East 80th Street, NYC

Guy Peppiatt Fine Art Ltd, exhibiting at Arader Galleries, 1016 Madison Avenue, 1st Floor, NYC

Shepherd W&K Galleries, 58 East 79th Street, NYC

Sprüth Magers, 22 East 80th Street, 2nd Floor, NYC

Margaret Macdonald Mackintosh, The Mysterious Garden (1911), Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh: Purchased with help from the Art Fund 2011, Photographer: John Mckenzie. Image courtesy Christopher Bishop Fine Art Lecture on January 21st.

There are a plethora of Events to attend, all around town.  Download the MDNY 2023 Interactive Brochure Here.

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While you’re on the Upper East Side, don’t miss The Winter Show at Park Avenue Armory on view from January 20-29.