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Christopher Bishop Fine Art to Exhibit as Part of Master Drawings New York | January 23-30, 2021
January 22, 2021 @ 12:00 PM - January 30, 2021 @ 6:00 PMFree
NEW YORK—Christopher Bishop Fine Art will exhibit online and in the gallery as part of Master Drawings New York from January 23 through January 30, 2021, with a preview on January 22. Master Drawings New York is the pre-eminent event for the celebration and exhibition of Old Master through contemporary drawings in the United States. In 2021, eighteen dealers from the U.S. and Europe will exhibit online and in galleries along Madison Avenue, from East 63rd Street up to East 86th Street.
At Christopher Bishop Fine Art, 1046 Madison Avenue at 80th Street, the exhibition “The Magic of the Draughtsman: Images of the Occult” explores the lines between art, science and magic through nearly 20 Master Drawings from the 16th through the early 20th century. Many of the works are being exhibited in New York City for the first time. The exhibition will remain on view through February 12, 2021.
The exhibition surveys pre-modern views of the occult, astrology and alchemy which although distinctly different from our own understanding of the world gave birth to modern science and philosophy. Centered on witches, satyrs, angels and mermaids, the images depicted question our usual understanding of art. Among the highlights are compositions drawn from Roman mythology, the Bible and the plays of Shakespeare, which have continually inspired and challenged artists throughout the ages. More information is available at www.christopherbishopfineart.com.
About Master Drawings New York
Master Drawings New York (MDNY) was established in 2006 as the New York counterpart to Master Drawings London (now part of London Art Week) and began as an art event dedicated to Old Master drawings 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 principally to works on paper, with collectors, scholars, museum curators and dealers tuning in to programming from a wide range of institutional partners. Since its inception, MDNY has become one of the top specialist art events in the U.S. and has grown to include paintings and sculptures, spanning all periods. More information is at: www.masterdrawingsnewyork.com.
Saturday, January 23 – Saturday, January 30, 2021
Online Opening Preview: Friday, January 22, 12pm
Hours for visiting select Galleries in New York:
• Preview day: Friday 22 January, 4 – 8pm
• Daily: 11am – 6pm; Sunday 24 January 2pm – 6pm
• Visit each Exhibitor webpage for details
Online and at select Galleries on the Upper East Side NYC
Image: Arthur Rackham (British 1867-1939). “The Tempest,” 1925. Pen and ink with watercolor, 11.5 x 9.5 inches.