The Salon du Dessin has been a stand-out event in the art world of Europe since 1991. It takes place during Drawings Week, an event that takes place annually in Paris, France, during the spring. What started as a small, local gathering of artists has now become an international show dedicated solely to the art of drawing. It is the world reference for drawing fairs and has established Paris as the drawing capital during the springtime. The success of this show can easily be measured by the growing number of events taking place at the same time, in institutions and in the art market.
The reputation of the Salon du Dessin comes largely from the quality of the exhibitors. Each year, the organizers of this fair aim to include as many foreign galleries as French ones, providing the widest range of pieces for the public to admire. The chosen galleries are of international renown and showcase artworks of the highest quality. Prices of the pieces displayed at this fair range from thousands of euros to millions. It presents a fascinating range of pieces, much to the delight of the visitors who range from art lovers and collectors to art market professionals and other dealers.
The Salon du Dessin is certainly a unique fair on account of its specialization. Those who enjoy the fair rarely visit just once but make a note of the dates to attend year after year. Therefore, it has also become a venue for those with a similar admiration for works of art to have an annual get-together, share their passion, and chat about new items on the market.
The exhibitions of the Salon du Dessin take place over a week. There is an entrance fee to pay, though those under 18 can attend for free. As well as the iconic venue in Paris, this event is now bolstered by an online component, which features both the displays in Paris and exhibitions of other galleries that are unable to make it to France for the event.