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David Tunick, Inc. was founded in 1966. We specialize in works on paper, including fine prints, from the 15th to classic 20th century. Our gallery is housed in a townhouse on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, and we welcome visitors interested in material by such masters as Dürer, Rembrandt, Goya, Munch, Toulouse-Lautrec, Picasso, and many others. In addition to the IFPDA, we are a member of the Art Dealers Association of American (ADAA) and Confédération Internationale des Négociants en Œuvres d’Art (CINOA).
We participate annually in the following fairs: TEFAF Maastricht in March, TEFAF New York Spring in May, the IFPDA Fine Art Print Fair in October, and sometimes the ADAA Art Show, of which we were a founding member, at the Park Avenue Armory in NY in November. We also occasionally exhibit in various online fairs
We work with museums and private collectors throughout the world, and our clients include such leading institutions as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Morgan Library and Museum, the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, the Chicago Institute of Art, the British Museum, and the Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam. Our inventory is extensive. We also provide cataloguing, authentication, and appraisal services.
Madonna, Edvard Munch
We’d like to think that everything in our booth is a highlight, but we especially would like to draw attention to our recent re-acquisition of exceptional and several unique prints by Edvard Munch. We sold each of these to a distinguished private Viennese collector in America, all in the 1980’s and early 90’s. One of the virtues of being in business for more than half a century is that much of what we have sold comes back to us with the changing of generations.
Headlining this exhibition within our booth is Munch’s Madonna (1895/1896) in an extremely rare hand-painted example of the lithograph in vivid coloration. The reproduction online barely does it justice. Besides the painted color, what also makes it special is that it appears to be one of only four hand-painted by Munch at or just around the time he executed the stone, i.e., in 1897/98, four years before he printed the Madonna in color. (Woll’s catalogue raisonné lists eight hand-colored examples, one of which is ours, but three may be one and the same, which indicates a number possibly limited to five, including one not colored until 1935. Other hand-colored examples that have appeared from time to time on the market are not cited nor accepted by Woll.)
See prints and drawings also on view at the fair by:
Albrecht Dürer, Lucas Cranach the Elder, Hans Baldung Grien, Rembrandt van Rijn, Edgar Degas, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, and Marc Chagall