Robert Sandelson was formerly a gallerist in Knightsbridge and in Cork Street from 1990 to 2010, where he dealt in modern and contemporary art. Monographic exhibitions included Bridget Riley, Barbara Hepworth, Mark Tobey, Jesus Raphael Soto, Edvard Munch, Jean Dubuffet, Friedensreich Hundertwasser and Sam Francis.
In 2018, he acquired British Art Fair with his brother Johnny. Relaunched very successfully at Saatchi Gallery in 2018, the fair in its 31st year, platformed 50 gallery exhibitors with three one person or themed exhibitions. Highlights this year included Gavin Turk curating ‘MYBA’.
In June this year, he staged a pop-up fair again at Saatchi Gallery, called FairForSaatchi. This contemporary fair will have its second edition in 2020. He and his brother acquired Draw Art Fair in the summer of 2019.
Founder and Global Ambassador
In 2006, Laurent Boudier founded Le Salon du Dessin Contemporain in Paris, where he remained as artistic director until 2009. From 2010-16, he was artistic director of the Canson Foundation, where he established the international drawing award, Le Prix Canson, which recognises the achievements of artists who work with paper as their principal medium. Each year, the winner, selected by a distinguished panel of museum directors and curators, is offered an exhibition in a museum or art centre, such as the Palais de Tokyo, Paris; the Miró Foundation, Barcelona; or the Drawing Center, New York. Boudier has published numerous monographs and worked as an art critic for the French and international press, including Vogue in France, Italy, Germany and the US; Libération; La Revue des Deux Mondes; Le Journal des Arts, Le Figaro Madame. Boudier has been the art critic for Télérama since 1985.
Jill Silverman van Coenegrachts
Strategic Director (Draw, British Art Fair and FairForSaatchi.)
Jill Silverman van Coenegrachts has had a thirty-year career in the international art world in New York, London and Paris, as a partner at Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris (2005-12), and as the Managing Director of Lisson Gallery, London (1995-2005). In New York, she was Director of the John Gibson Gallery (1979-89), and of Barbara Mathes (1990-91). In 2004, she was awarded the Chevalier des Arts et Lettres by the French government for her contributions to contemporary art as a member of the Committee of FIAC, a position she held for 10 years.
Five years ago, Silverman van Coenegrachts established jsvc/ARTPROJECTS to work on strategic projects in London, Paris and New York, planning with artists, collections, museums and foundations as well as developing public commissions.
Public Relations, Money+Art Ltd
Money+Art Ltd is a leading London-based public relations firm specialising in fine art and cultural events in the UK and abroad. Money+Art represents major galleries and artists and continues to work on projects for public and private institutions. Director Sophie Money has worked as a specialist at Sotheby’s, Christie’s and Phillips, where she was Director of Fine Art; she has spent the past 10 years building successful publicity campaigns for clients in the UK and in Europe.
Miska Miller-Lovegrove and Mathilde Bretillot
Architect Miska Miller-Lovegrove (London) has worked internationally for three decades as partner of Lovegrove agency and now as founder of MML studio. Mathilde Bretillot (Paris) has worked on diverse product and interior design projects in Milan, London, Seoul, Paris and with renowned major cultural and educational institutions around the world. Together Miller-Lovegrove and Bretillot have been the concept-driven force behind many projects involving scenography, interior design and architecture including, most recently, Daydreaming with Stanley Kubrick at Somerset House, London.
Studio Fernando Gutiérrez
Identity and Graphic Design
Fernando Gutiérrez has worked in London, Barcelona, Madrid and Rome with high-profile cultural organisations including El País newspaper, Matador arts magazine, Colors Magazine, the Prado Museum, Tate, the V&A, the Design Museum and the Museum of Brands. A former partner at Pentagram, Fernando established Studio Fernando Gutiérrez in 2006, having previously worked at CDT Design and Summa Design, and co-founded Spanish consultancy Grafica Design. In 2014 Fernando was awarded the distinction of Royal Designer for Industry by the Royal Society for Arts.