Draw Art Fair

The first edition of Draw Art Fair took place in 2019 in the iconic Saatchi Gallery in Chelsea, London. It is the only fair in the UK entierely dedicated to drawing. It thus showcases modern and contemporary artworks by renowned artists as well as by still undiscovered ones. Another key point is the international influence of the show. Indeed, there are more than 60 participating galleries, coming not only from the UK but from the rest of Europe as well. Beyond the drawings themselves, they have the freedom to exhibit related pieces like paintings, sculptures, photos or videos that create a dialogue. That being said, drawings have to represent about 70% of the core artwork. In brief, Draw Art Fair is on track to become a not-to-be-missed event for all the drawing enthusiasts and collectors. Its Director Robert Sandelson holds also the British Art Fair.

Robert Sandelson shares his views!

Fair Director

DRAW Art Fair London 2020

Location

Saatchi Gallery
Duke of York’s Headquarters
King’s Road, Chelsea
London SW3 4RY
United Kingdom

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Opening hours

14 May: 11am – 9pm
(Preview and Opening Night)
15 May: 11am – 8pm
16 May: 11am – 7pm
17 May: 10am – 6pm

Entrance Fee

General Admission: £20
Students & Concessions: £15
National Art Pass Adult Standard: £10

Mediums

Art on paper
Drawing

Art Periods

Modern
Contemporary

Draw Art Fair London © Sergei Tchoban

Insights Draw Art Fair

Robert Sandelson

Fair Director

What would you say is the DNA of Draw Art Fair?

DRAW grows out of a long tradition of collecting works by the finest modern and contemporary artists. Founded by Laurent Boudier who earlier started Drawing Now in Paris, the fair’s essence is its close link to the acts of creation that are the hand tools of all creativity.

What type of galleries are chosen to exhibit, and why?

Galleries with passion for drawing.

What is the price range of pieces? Who is the average buyer?

£50-100,000. Collectors come to feel the richness of artistic creation offered. The barrier to owning is low and we see buyers from everywhere.

“The fair’s essence is its close link to the acts of creation that are the hand tools of all creativity.”

Draw Art Fair © Jeanne Bucher Jaeger

Who is the typical attendee of Draw Art Fair?

A diverse range in age and interests. Curiosity and sparkiness.

What makes Draw Art Fair so special?

The only one of its kind in the anglophone world.

What are two other art fairs you would suggest?

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