The 26th Salon du Dessin at the Palais Brongniart, whose reputation for high-quality works has put it firmly on the art map, is as eagerly awaited as ever. This year, thirty-nine exhibitors, 40% from outside France, will offer a selection of exceptional pieces, including masterworks such as the Head of a Bearded Old Man by Hans Baldung Grien at the galerie Jean-Luc Baroni, a still life by Matisse at Eric Coatelem, and a dancer by Degas at W.M. Brady& Co. Present for the first time, a new generation of art dealers will be rubbing shoulders with established names like the Helène Bailly Gallery, the Galerie des Modernes and Antoine Laurentin.
The Salon du Dessin will also present a museum exhibition, “A passion shared”, with some forty works acquired over the last ten years by the Cabinet des amateurs de dessins of the École des Beaux-Arts, founded in 2005 by Jean Bonna, including drawings by Théodore Rousseau, Eugène Delacroix, Jean François Millet and Jean-Baptiste Greuze. The winner of the 10th Drawing Prize of the Daniel and Florence Guerlain Contemporary Art Foundation will be revealed on March 23, where pieces by the three nominated artists – Charles Avery, Ciprian Muresan and Didier Trenet – will also be on show.