Director: Michel Descours
Michel Descours has been sharing his passions and eclectic tastes with art lovers at his gallery in the rue Auguste-Comte in Lyon since 1975 and opened a new space in Paris in June 2019.
He and his team offer an array of artworks from the Renaissance to the twentieth century, always chosen with honesty, the requirements of quality and a mission to bring to the fore something new. Each year the gallery holds exhibitions with catalogues compiled in collaboration with international researchers.
The gallery’s work has led to noteworthy sales to major museums around the world. With the Librairie d’art Michel Descours, the bookshop that complements the business, the gallery welcomes its clients and a wide circle of art lovers to lectures on a regular basis.
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