Mayoral is a gallery specialised in Modern and Post-War art founded in Barcelona in 1989. In November 2019, Mayoral opened a second gallery in Paris. The gallery articulates an exhibition programme focused on nformalism and Post-War art, both Catalan and Spanish, with artists such as Tàpies, Chillida, Millares, Saura, Guerrero, Zóbel, Canogar, Rivera and Francés. At the same time, the gallery also exhibits the work of key twentieth-century avant-garde artists such as Miró and Picasso.
It develops projects that are rigorously curated and grow out of an exhaustive process of research based on original documentation. The gallery relies upon the support of the artists’ families, foundations and other institutions whose mission resides in preserving and publicising the legacy of the artists they represent. Likewise, it enjoys the complicity of many collectors and museums, both public and private, when it comes to accomplishing its mission.
In recent years Mayoral has presented projects such as Miró’s Studio(in London and New York), and the retrospectives Millares: Building Bridges, Not Walls; Saura: Tragedy & Creation and Tàpies Today, which delved into the creative process of the artists and analysed how their work continues to pose challenges in the present day.
The gallery participates in art fairs such as TEFAF Maastricht, TEFAF New York Fall & Spring, Frieze New York, ARCOmadrid and Art Basel Miami & Hong Kong.
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