The Salon du dessin will celebrate
its 30th anniversary

at the Palais Brongniart
on June 9-12, 2021


Due to the pandemic, the Salon du dessin, which usually takes place at the end of March, will be held Wednesday, June 9, to Saturday, June 12, 2021, at the Palais Brongniart in Paris. The opening is scheduled for Tuesday, June 8, 2021.

The Salon du dessin and the Drawing Now Art Fair have agreed to postpone their events to the same dates. Since there have been no other fairs focusing on drawing in 2020, Paris will truly be the capital of drawing during the second week of June 2021.

The 2021 edition of the Salon du dessin will mark the 30th anniversary of the fair, which has increased appreciation for the art of drawing and has become the epicenter of events focusing on the graphic arts for one week every year. Founded in 1991 by nine dealers, the Salon du dessin is solidly anchored in the international art-fair scene yet has retained its intimate scale and selective character, with the number of exhibitors limited to 39. The coming edition will be accompanied by a digital version.

This year’s museum exhibition at the fair will be entrusted to the Musées de Marseille. Its theme, “aspects of nature," will be echoed in the Salon du dessin’s International Symposium, titled "The Art of Gardens on Paper: Designing, Projecting, Representing."

The Salon du dessin will also sponsor Drawing week, an off-site event that includes private visits to some 20 partner museums, which have proved highly popular with collectors and art lovers for the past 22 years.


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