Salon du Dessin

Due to the spread of coronavirus, the Salon du Dessin de Paris has been postponed until May 28-31.

The Salon du Dessin de Paris occurs during Drawings Week, an event that takes place in the French capital annually, in spring. The art fair was first launched in 1991 and has become an important international show dedicated solely to the art of drawing. The pieces exhibited cover the last six centuries, with some from the Renaissance, Old Masters drawings and contemporary works on paper. Emerging artists who are creating new ideas can be found as well. From large-scale items to miniatures, the 39 galleries display portraits, landscapes, posters, studies and cartoons. Drawings collectors, specialists, scholars and interested members of the public gather at the fair to view and purchase more than 1,000 drawings.

Hélène Mouradian shares her views!

Director of AEC (Agence d’Evènements Culturels)

Salon du dessin de Paris 2020


Palais Brongniart
Place de la Bourse
75002 Paris

Opening hours

From 12pm to 8pm
Fom 11am on week-end
28 May: 12pm – 10pm

Entrance Fee

General Admission: TBA



Art Periods



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Insights Salon du Dessin

Hélène Mouradian

AEC Director

What would you say is the DNA of Salon du Dessin?

The Salon du Dessin has become the world reference for drawing fairs and has established Paris as the drawing capitale in springtime. Its success can easily be measured by the growing numbers of events taking place at the same time, in institutions and in the art market. Each year, we aim to showcase as many foreign galleries as French ones. Also part of the show’s DNA is the annual collaboration with a museum exhibiting its collection within the fair, as well as the Drawing Week we have created, which means a lot to us.

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

Specialized galleries of international renown that will showcase high-quality artworks. The fair’s reputation really comes from the quality of the exhibitors.

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

The price range is very wide. Artworks are sold from €5.000 to several million euros.

“The Salon du Dessin is unique by its specilisation, its reliability, its iconic venue and its convivial atmosphere.”

Salon du Dessin © Tanguy de Montesson

Who is the typical attendee of Salon du Dessin?

There is not one type of attendee. Visitors are art lovers, collectors as well as art market profesionals.

What makes Salon du Dessin so special?

The Salon du Dessin is unique by its specilisation, its reliability, its iconic venue – the Palais Brogniart – and its convivial atmosphere.

What are two other art fairs you would suggest?

I would suggest Fine Arts Paris which takes place in the Carrousel du Louvre, every November.

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