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Salon du dessin 2017
March 22 - March 27
The salon du dessin is a made-in-France success that is admired around the world. For an entire week, it brings together art lovers, collectors, novices and museum curators interested in drawings, whether old masters, modern or contemporary. during that week, the salon du dessin is the epicentre of Paris’s cultural scene, attracting an intellectual community delighted to share with the public its passion for knowledge and the excitement of discovery. an entrance ticket to the fair is an open sesame to a wealth of expertise for every visitor.
Leading art fair: held in the Palais brongniart, the fair has 39 exhibitors, 40 percent of them from abroad, keeping it to a manageable size. new dealers, all of them experts in works on paper, are present each year, ensuring that the show is always fresh. This year china will be represented for the first time.
Special exhibitions: an exhibition will be held of 40 works acquired over the last 10 years by the association Le Cabinet des Amateurs de Dessins de l’École des Beaux-Arts. The École des beaux-arts in Paris, which will celebrate its bicentennial in 2017, owns one of the most important collections of drawings in France.
Scientific symposium: visitors are welcome to attend a two-day symposium, “From david to delacroix ii”, at which 12 experts (under the direction of Pierre Rosenberg and louis-antoine Prat) will speak. The texts of these proceedings, published every year, have become a reference in the field.
Contemporary drawing prize: this internationally recognised prize, awarded by the daniel and Florence guerlain Foundation for contemporary art during the fair, will be celebrating its 10th anniversary.