Fair 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.
Robert Sandelson was formerly a gallerist in Knightsbridge and Cork Street, dealing in modern and contemporary art from 1990 to 2010. Subjects of his galleries' monographic exhibitions included Bridget Riley, Barbara Hepworth, Mark Tobey, Jesús Raphael Soto, Edvard Munch, Jean Dubuffet, Friedensreich Hundertwasser and Sam Francis. In 2018, he acquired British Art Fair with his brother, Johnny. Relaunched at Saatchi Gallery in 2018, the fair is now in its thirty-first year and platforms fifty gallery exhibitors with three one-person or themed exhibitions. Highlights last year included Gavin Turk curating MYBA. A second pop-up fair was produced this summer, again at Saatchi Gallery, called FFS (Fair for Saatchi). This contemporary fair will have its second edition in 2020. Robert Sandelson and Johnny Sandelson acquired Draw Art Fair London in the summer of 2019.
Head of Gallery Relations and Artist Projects
Laura Tendil works between London and Paris. She graduated in 2009 with an MA in Art Business from Sotheby’s Institute of Art in London. She continued to work in London for a number of contemporary galleries including Sadie Coles, Hales Gallery and Waddington Custot. On her return to Paris, Laura managed the office of 18th- and 19th-century art specialist Guillaume Dillée, followed by a role as Managing Director for Galerie Susse Frères, where she organised the exhibitions of artists Claude Viallat, Jean-Pierre Pincemin and American photographer Louis Stettner. From 2017 to 2018, she worked for Thomas Bernard–Cortex Athletico. Laura joined the team of Draw Art Fair London in 2018.
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.