The Salon du Dessin - 30th edition
Press kit, March 2022
A major event in the international art fair calendar, the Salon du dessin was initially due to take place at the end of March 2022, but was rescheduled to 18-23 May 2022 at the Palais Brongniart. With a stable number of 39 exhibitors, including 19 foreign galleries and five newcomers, the 30th Salon du dessin will be the epicenter of a large number of events, transforming Paris into the global capital of drawing for a week. The Salon du dessin will welcome for the first time the Italian galleries Enrico Frascione and Romano Fine Art, the Parisian galleries Ambroise Duchemin and Louis & Sack, and the London / Rome based Apolloni Laocoon gallery.
The museum exhibition within the Salon will be entrusted to the Musée du Grand Siècle, which will show a selection of works from the Pierre Rosenberg Collection that primarily focuses on 17th century art. Some fifty drawings among the 3,500 Pierre Rosenberg collected and subsequently donated to the Département des Hauts-de-Seine (which is piloting this project) will be presented at the Salon du dessin. The selection will include drawings from the 16th to the 20th centuries, all reflecting Rosenberg’s personal taste and eclecticism. The Salon du dessin will also host an exhibition of drawings by Achille Duchêne (1866-1947) from the collections of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs.
Other highlights of the Salon du dessin include an exhibition of the winners of the 15th Contemporary Drawing Prize awarded by the Daniel & Florence Guerlain Foundation and the 15th edition of the International Drawing Meetings devoted to gardens and botany under the scientific direction of Monique Mosser.
The Salon du dessin – whose ambition is to unite the very best Old Master, Modern and Contemporary drawings under one roof – will also be accompanied by the 22nd edition of Drawing Week, with a series of highly popular extra-mural events. Throughout the week, the Salon du dessin will be offering unique visits to graphic art studios in more than 20 museums and institutions, including this year the Château de Versailles, the Musée d'Orsay, the Pompidou Center, the Musée de l’Armée and the Emile Hermès Collection.