The rise of the contemporary drawing market
Contemporary Art | Contemporary drawing is building a specific market based on paper : a medium that is now seen as an area of exploration for artists and a collector’s item in its own right. With Drawing Now - the first fair dedicated exclusively to contemporary drawing - entering its eighth year and Paper (summer 2013) causing a media sensation at the Saatchi gallery, new show DDessin offers visibility for emerging galleries and awards a prize which follows the winners from one year to the next after a residence at the Institut Français in Tangier. In its second year, the event has set itself apart through the partial exhibition of Evelyne and Jacques Deret’s drawing collection and the work of Tudi Deligne, a young 28-year-old revelation (awarded the DDessin prize and winner at the Basel Swiss Art Awards) presented by the Mariska Hammoudi gallery.
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