May 5 – June 11, 2010
David Tunick has put aside very fine examples of a broad range of prints by Honoré Daumier for more than three decades in preparation for a major exhibition, which will now be mounted on two floors of the firm's townhouse premises. It comprises what is believed to be the largest and most comprehensive show ever devoted to the artist's lithographs in New York City.
The exhibition will have over 500 prints from all periods of the artist's output and include some of his most famous images, including Rue Transnonain, Enfoncé Lafayette, and Le Ventre Legislatif. Some of the rarest images from early in Daumier's career will be on view, as well as examples that were hand-colored in the time, including an extraordinary modèle used as the protoype for the assembly line of colorists employed to put out the deluxe color editions that sold for a premium price during Daumier's lifetime.
The gallery will be open Monday to Friday 10am to 5:30pm, and Saturday, May 8, 10am to 5pm.