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David Tunick has been dealing in works on paper since 1966 and was one of the founding participants of MDNY. He enjoys the immediacy of drawings and how they can take you into the heart and mind of an artist. He will be exhibiting works from Old Master to classic modern.

The event brings together a tremendous concentration of fine drawings within a broad range of nationalities, periods and prices, and it comes at a time in New York when there is intense activity in Old Master museum exhibitions, gallery shows and auctions. It has been a great success from the beginning in attracting curators and collectors from all over the US and the rest of the world.

Tunick has exhibited at TEFAF for almost 20 years but believes the specific focus of MDNY is its key appeal to dealers and visitors alike.

“The visitors are very concentrated on works on paper, and we welcome a dedicated group with real knowledge, interest and buying power, ” he says.

“Everyone who comes through the door is a potential client. Even the almost inevitable winter storms don’t stop them.”

The Salon du Dessin, where Tunick has also participated in the past, has a similarly focused group of collectors, but despite hugely enjoying the event, he believes the economy to be livelier in the US than France.