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13 East 69th Street
New York, NY 10021
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212 570 0090
David Tunick, Inc., founded in 1966, is well-known for works of art primarily on paper dating from the fifteenth century to the late twentieth century. Clients include major collectors as well as museums such as the National Gallery, the Metropolitan Museum, the Rijksmuseum, the Getty Museum, the British Museum, the van Gogh Museum, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Morgan Library and Museum, and the Philadelphia Museum. The gallery is a founding exhibitor of Master Drawings Week (New York every January) and mounts other exhibitions in-house throughout the year. The gallery also exhibits at TEFAF Maastricht (March), TEFAF New York Spring (May), and the IFPDA Print Fair at the Javits Center in New York (October). Inventory is extensive; we welcome inquiries. We also provide cataloguing, authentication, and appraisal services. Appointment advisable, but not necessary. Open Mon-Fri in an Upper Eastside townhouse.

 

 
Andy Warhol, The Scream (After Munch), 1984, 59 1/8 x 40 in.
Fernand Léger (French, 1881-1955), Composition au Compas, 1926, gouache on paper, 12 1/2 x 10 1/4 in.
James McNeil Whistler (American, 1834-1903), Nude Reclining, 1893-1900, colored pastel and black chalk on brown wove paper laid down on card, 7 x 10 7/8 in.
Edvard Münch (German, 1863-1944), The Scream, 1895, lithograph on heavy cream wove paper, 18 3/8 x 11 5/8 in.
Albrecht Dürer (German, 1471-1528), The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, 1498, woodcut, 15 1/2 x 11 1/8 inches. Meder 167, a proof before text and before the 1498 German edition of the Apocalypse, Imperial Orb watermark, Meder 53.
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Online Programming

Pablo Picasso

Pablo Picasso: A Rarity on the Cusp of the Blue Period and the Rose Period



This virtual exhibition is a departure for us in that we are featuring one work only, Les Deux Saltimbanques, by Pablo Picasso. It can occupy center stage on its own. Picasso and poet Guillaume Apollinaire together regularly visited the famous Cirque Médrano in the center of Paris, where the two young bohemians observed the performers on stage and backstage. The vagrant lives of the acrobats, animal tamers, clowns, and dancers resonated with the two artists, both recent and impoverished arrivals in the bustling capital of France. Picasso's 1905 Les Deux Saltimbanques and Apollinaire’s poem Crépuscule (below) effectively convey an intimate, yet lonely melancholy of a class of artistes with which they could identify. The medium is also a message. Picasso makes the print unique by his careful wiping of gray and black on the surface of the plate and by the rich “burr”, the textured effect resulting from ink spilling literally outside the incised, drypoint lines. The work is in a sense a combination print and drawing, which he reserved for Apollinaire. (There is one other such early impression as rich and extraordinary, in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.)

Albrecht Dürer

Albrecht Dürer: Select Prints



Albrecht Dürer was the towering genius of the Northern Renaissance. Painter, draftsman, and printmaker, it was his prints in particular that served to spread his name, fame, and influence throughout the European world beginning in the late 15th century. This exhibition, our first online, highlights innovations in all three of the techniques in printmaking during the time of Dürer – woodcut, engraving, and etching – as exemplified in some of his best known graphic masterpieces. It also celebrates the continued relevance of his iconic images. ​ Image: Albrecht Dürer, The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, 1498, woodcut, 388 x 280 mm., 15 1/2 x 11 1/8 in.

 
Past Exhibition

Master Drawings 2018



January 27, 2018 - February 3, 2018
David Tunick, Inc. is pleased to present Master Drawings, on view beginning January 27, 2018, at our gallery premises, 13 East 69th Street, New York, NY. This exhibition is a continuation of the annual Master Drawings Week event that takes place in conjunction with over thirty galleries in the neighborhood. Over 30 drawings were on view encompassing a range of periods and schools from the seventeenth-century Dutch, and Italian to 21st-century American. Highlights will include works by Fernand Léger, Mary Cassatt, John Robert Cozens, Andy Warhol and David Cox.