MDNY 2023 - Press Release


January 12, 2023


NEW YORK, NY, January 11, 2023-Master Drawings New York (MDNY) is pleased to announce fair highlights drawn from the outstanding array of drawings, paintings, watercolors, photographs, and sculptures from the 14th to the 21st centuries that will be on view. From Friday, January 20 through Saturday, January 28, 2023, the annual week-long event presents an exciting showcase of pop-up exhibitions and special presentations mounted across the Upper East Side of Manhattan, in addition to an extraordinary line-up of partner events in-person and online. 

Crispian Riley-Smith, Managing Director and CEO of MDNY, commented: "Master Drawings New York is such a unique event. It's wonderful to see devoted followers-from museum curators and collectors to interior designers-and new visitors embrace the medium of drawing in the late days of January each year. The branding of the event is Master Drawings, but we are proud to have developed over the years, and to include Master Paintings, Sculptures and Photographs in this year's iteration. We look forward to an expanded fair this year, with new dealers alongside longtime favorites. There is also an exceptional lineup of exciting programming with our institutional partners not to be missed!"

Now in its 17th year, works on view include drawings, paintings, watercolors, photographs and sculptures from 25 world-leading international art dealers. This year's roster includes seven new galleries, Jean-Luc Baroni & Marty de Cambiaire (Paris), Patrick Bourne & Co. (London), Colnaghi Elliott Master Drawings (New York), Henrique Faria + Herlitzka & Co. (New York/Buenos Aires), The Fine Art Society (Edinburgh/London), David Nolan Gallery (New York), and Sprüth Magers (New York / London / Berlin / LA).

A complete list of exhibitors and exhibition information can be found here.

Master Drawings New York's partner events address the latest scholarship in Old Masters, collecting trends, and other relevant art world topics. Highlights include: 

  • Curatorial Conversation: John Singer Sargent and Joaquín Sorolla: Artistic Responses to Spanish Contemporary Life and Culture presented in partnership with the Hispanic Society Museum & Library and National Arts Club,
  • A Conversation on French Drawings from the Bibliothèque nationale de France presented in partnership with the Clark Art Institute,
  • Invention and Design: Medieval Drawings and Their Contexts presented in partnership with Sam Fogg,
  • Several programs in conjunction with The Metropolitan Museum of Art's exhibition Beyond the Light: Identity and Place in Nineteenth-Century Danish Art, and
  • Panel Discussion: New Narratives in Museum Collections presented in partnership with the West Harlem Art Fund and American Academy of Arts & Letters, among others. 

A full list of the partnerships and events can be found here.

About Master Drawings New York

Master Drawings New York, the preeminent event for drawings on the calendar of art lovers, began as a casual gallery walk in 2006 during the Old Masters auctions and The Winter Show in New York. Now a highly anticipated occasion annually held in January on Manhattan's Upper East Side, the event draws together more than twenty of the world's leading international art dealers to exhibit an outstanding array of drawings, paintings, watercolors, and sculptures from the 14th to the 21st centuries.



Friday, January 20 through Saturday, January 28, 2023

Public Opening Day: Friday, January 20, 3-8 p.m.
Saturday, January 21 and Monday, January 23-Saturday, January 28, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sunday, January 22, 1-5 p.m.

Interactive Brochure 

Exhibitor Map & Event Calendar


2023 Exhibitors

Didier Aaron, Inc., Agnews, Jean-Luc Baroni & Marty de Cambiaire, Christopher Bishop Fine Art, Patrick Bourne & Co.,  Colnaghi Elliott Master Drawings, Découvert Fine Art, Henrique Faria + Herlitzka & Co., The Fine Art Society in association with Robert Simon Fine Art, Sam Fogg, Graham Shay 1857, Nicholas Hall in association with W.M.Brady & Co, Hazlitt, Ltd., Hans P. Kraus Jr. Fine Photographs (New York), Stuart Lochhead Sculpture, James Mackinnon, Mary-Anne Martin Fine Art, Mireille Mosler, Ltd., Jill Newhouse Gallery, Victoria Munroe Fine Art, David Nolan Gallery, Stephen Ongpin Fine Art, Guy Peppiatt Fine Art, Shepherd W&K Galleries, Sprüth Magers

Image credits:
François Boucher (1703 Paris 1770), Study of Mars for "Mars and Venus Surprised by Vulcan", Executed c.1754, Drawing, Black chalk, white chalk, with highlights in pastel on beige, once greyish-‐blue, paper, 10 1/8 x 9 5/8 in. | 255 x 245 mm, courtesy of Didier Aaron, Inc.
Orazio Samacchini (Bologna 1532-1577 Bologna) The Flight of Daedalus and Icarus Black, c.1560 Drawing, Black chalk, heightened with white on blue paper, partially squared in black chalk., 8 3/4 x 15 1⁄4 in. | 222 x 387 mm, courtesy of Colnaghi Elliott Master Drawings
Giovanni Battista Tiepolo (Venice 1696 - 1770 Madrid), Head of a Youth, Drawing, Red chalk on blue-grey paper, 9 5/8 x 7 1/8 in. | 245 x 180 mm, Courtesy of Jack Shear Collection and David Nolan Gallery, New York.