News of the Salon du Dessin

15/12/11 - Art market, publication, exhibitions - Paris, Salon du Dessin - Now a veritable institution, the Salon du Dessin, usually held in the spring, is in the news even during the rest of the year. It has just in fact, published for the sixth time the proceedings of a colloquium, the second one devoted to collection stamps, under the supervision of Peter Fuhring with Cordelia Hattori. This volume takes a look at eight important collections, including those of Peter Lely and Joshua Reynolds, through their stamps.
We also take this opportunity to mention that the Mariette exhibition organized at the Louvre by Bénédicte Gady has led to a different reading, thanks to her help, of the "M" in this collector’s stamp which, in fact, also concealed the initials "P" and "J", that is, those corresponding to his first name, Pierre-Jean.
At the same time, the program for the Salon 2012 was also presented. The next colloquium will highlight the relationship between two different art forms, drawing and engraving.

As in 2011, a museum will exhibit about forty drawings from its collections. However, unlike last year, with Rouen, the choice for 2012 is much less prominent, making its discovery all the more interesting. For the moment, the Musée in Bergues, Northern France, is in fact known only for a painting by Georges de la Tour but it holds an extensive number of drawings, largely unfamiliar (ill.). Future discoveries are thus very possible as proven recently, when a drawing by Van Dyck, which will be presented at the former stock-exchange building next spring and then travel to the Prado for a retrospective on the early Van Dyck, was identified there.
As usual, many other museums will participate as partners and offer, alongside their respective drawing exhibitions, exceptional visits of their holdings. See the entire program here.

Simon Vouet (1590-1649)
Drapery Study
Charcoal with white chalk heightening - 34.5 x 22.7 cm
Bergues, Musée du Mont-de-Piété
Photo : Musée du Mont-de-Piété

The 2012 Salon du Dessin will be dedicated to Marie-Christine Carlioz and Hélène Bucaille, from the Galerie de la Scala, who both tragically passed away this year and were founding members of the Salon. A new French gallery, Vincent Lecuyer’s, specialized in late 19th and early 20th century art, will be at the Salon for the first time. Other newcomers include the Austrian gallery Wienerroither & Kohlbacher, the Swiss Ditesheim Gallery and the British Richard Nagy Ltd.

Under the supervision of Peter Fuhring, texts assembled by Cordelia Hattori, Sixièmes rencontres internationales du Salon du Dessin. Les marques de collection II, Editons L’Echelle de Jacob, 2011, 204 p., ISBN : 9782953325737.

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Didier Rykner, jeudi 15 décembre 2011

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