Directeur : Benjamin Peronnet
I’ve always loved Old Master Drawings. When I studied at the Ecole du Louvre I already specialized in that field, following courses on the drawings of David and Pisanello. After I graduated I worked for two years in the Département des Arts Graphiques in the Louvre. Then I went for three years to the Getty in Los Angeles working for a research project, the Provenance index.
Back in Paris I became the assistant of Pierre Rosenberg, Honorary president and director of the Louvre, helping him in his various projects, most importantly his catalogue raisonné of David’s drawings.
After seven years there I joined Christie’s where I became in 2007 the international head of the Old Master Drawings Department. I decided to start a new adventure at the end of last year and to become a dealer and an art adviser in Paris.
Due to the gravity of the international situation resulting from the spread of COVID-19 and in order to protect the health of all parties concerned, we have decided to cancel the 29th edition of the Salon du dessin.
France officially declared a state of health emergency on 24 March for two months and there are still numerous uncertainties regarding the evolution of the pandemic over the coming months. These factors make it impossible to reprogram the Salon before the summer of 2020 and the Salon du dessin, which usually attracts numerous other events in Paris for a week, will therefore not take place this year.
Louis de Bayser, President of the Salon du dessin said “this is a difficult decision to take with regard to all those who worked hard for this edition, but our priority is to protect the health of all our exhibitors, visitors and partners”.
We send our thoughts to all those affected by this epidemic and hope that this unprecedented health situation will quickly change favorably.
The organizers of the Fair