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18 September 2019

Robert and Johnny Sandelson acquire DRAW ART FAIR

Robert and Johnny Sandelson  acquire DRAW ART FAIR

The next edition of Draw Art Fair London, launched this May as the only fair in the
UK dedicated to modern and contemporary drawing in all its forms, will take place at
Saatchi Gallery from 14-17 May 2020. The fair has been bought by Robert Sandelson
and Johnny Sandelson, owners of the British Art Fair and FairforSaatchi (FFS), both
of which take place at the Saatchi Gallery. Next year, the scope of Draw Art Fair
London will expand to include more historical works.
“Draw Art Fair is a very good addition to our specialist portfolio of art fairs,” says
Robert Sandelson. “We were very impressed by the 2019 edition with its international
reach and we are delighted that we will continue to work with founder Laurent Boudier,
and with Jill Silverman van Coenegrachts, who will continue as strategic advisor,
extending her role to consult across our entire portfolio. We also greatly admired the
design at Draw Art Fair, the detail of the stands, the overall scenography, look and
atmosphere. So it makes a lot of sense for us to invite Miśka Miller-Lovegrove, Mathilde
Bretillot and Fernando Gutíerrez to continue to apply their combined architectural and
design skills for the benefit of the entire group.”

Charcoal landscapes by Darvish Fakhr were featured on The Collectors’ Editions stand.
Up to sixty galleries and exhibitors will fill Saatchi Gallery, where they will present
curated solo and group exhibitions of drawings in a museum-style context. Designed

to demonstrate the extent of the medium, the fair will expand its remit to include 19th-
century as well as modern masters alongside recent works from the 21st century. This will give collectors a broader opportunity to view historic works together with works that have only just been released from the artist’s studio – all under one roof.

Founder of Draw Art Fair London, Laurent Boudier, says: “I am looking forward to
continuing to bring continental drawing dealers of note to the leading Draw Art Fair
London and working closely with the new owners, Robert and Johnny Sandelson, to
build this business both here and abroad.”