Gourmet Fair

Delightful Drawing Days

Marc Chagall (1887 – 1985),Le cheval ailé (The Winged Horse),circa 1939 – 1943, Signed lower right: Chagall. Dated lower left Gouache on paper, 29 x 44.5 cm ©Helene Bailly Gallery

Paris, France — It almost seemed to be the impossible dream. But dreams come true. The Salon du Dessin, the annual Drawing Art Show in Paris opened its doors for its 30th anniversary this year in the beautifully-appointed Palais de Brongniart on July 1st.

Alexandre Calder (1898 – 1976) Abstract Composition, Gouache on paper 1946, Signed et dated lower left, 43 x 51 cm Certificat: Fondation Calder N°A252278 Signed: Aux belles Hamon avec joie et amour©Galerie AB

The 2020 show was cancelled and the 2021 show was pushed back from its usual March dates because of the health situation. But the show does go on and will be visible in Paris until July 4th and on-line as well. It offers an opportunity to bring together collectors, dealers, museum curators and the general public to see a wealth of drawings, drawings which are often outside of the public eye because of their fragility.

Louis Marcoussis (1878 – 1941), Nature morte cubiste, 1915 Watercolor and gouache on paper, 12.2 x 8.7 in. / 31 x 22 cm Signed and dated lower left ©Rosenberg & Co

The physical show brings together some 33 galleries with nine additional galleries for the Online show from France and beyond, including participants from Switzerland, Spain, Belgium, the United Kingdom and New York. Each gallery can exhibit up to 15 works on the Online version and so some 500 drawings will stream through the platform making it akin to visiting the show. Visitors to the Online show can make an appointment with a member of the show’s team for a video conference.

Pierre Soulages(born 1919), Untitled, 1957, Gouache on paper, Signed lower right, 65 x 50 cm, Provenance:Galerie Berggruen, Paris Private collection, Germany Beck & Eggeling, Düsseldorf ©Applicat-Prazan, Paris / Adagp, Paris 2021

The Daniel & Florence Contemporary Art Foundation is exhibiting the three winners of the 14th Contemporary Drawing Prize which it awards. The award has been a highlight of the art calendar since its inception in 2006. This year’s winner is Françoise Petrovitch. Meanwhile the Museums of Marseille are presenting an exhibition revolving around the theme of All the States of Nature.

Louis Legrand, (1863 – 1951), Portrait of a cabaret singer, circa 1890, Gouache and pastel on paper, signed lower right, 65 x 46 cm ©Galerie Antoine Laurentin

« We are delighted to see that the dealers are by our side despite the complexity of the situation and that they are impatient to participate in the Salon du Dessin, » said Louis de Bayser, the President of the Salon du Dessin.
©Trish Valicenti for The Gourmet Gazette

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