Lisson Gallery

Lisson Gallery is a contemporary art gallery with locations in London and New York, founded by Nicholas Logsdail in 1967. The gallery represents over 50 artists such as Art & Language, Ryan Gander, Carmen Herrera, Richard Long, John Latham, Sol LeWitt, Robert Mangold, Jonathan Monk, Julian Opie, Richard Wentworth, Anish Kapoor, Richard Deacon and Ai Weiwei.[1][2][3]


Lisson Gallery was founded in 1967 by Nicholas Logsdail and Fiona Hildyard. The opening exhibition in April 1967 was a group show of five young artists including Derek Jarman and Keith Milow.[4] It was one of a small number of pioneering galleries in the UK, Europe and the United States to champion artists associated with Minimalism and Conceptual art. In the early seventies, Logsdail worked closely with Nicholas Serota when he was director of Modern Art Oxford.[1]

In the 1980s, Logsdail exhibited many of the artists who came to be known under the term New British Sculptors, who came to maturity in the early-1980s. Lisson artists accounted for 14 Turner Prize nominations between 1984 and 1999, five of whom—Richard Deacon, Anish Kapoor, Tony Cragg, Grenville Davey and Douglas Gordon—were winners. He is also said to have 'converted' Charles Saatchi to conceptual art.[1]

In 2011, Lisson opened a branch gallery in Milan, Italy.[5]

A location in New York City opened in May 2016. The gallery, designed by StudioMDA and Studio Christian Wassmann, is a purpose-built space beneath the High Line. An exhibition by Carmen Herrera inaugurated the New York space (May – June 2016).[6]

Notable exhibitions


  1. Colin Gleadell, "Art Sales: dealer who opened Saatchi's eyes", on, 22 June 2009.
  2. "Artists", on
  3. Searle, Adrian (18 November 2014). "Jonathan Monk and the art that freezes time". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 16 December 2017.
  4. "Terrence Ibbott, Derek Jarman, Paul Martin, Keith Milow & Paul Riley", on
  5. Andrew Russeth, "Ciao, Milano! Lisson Gallery Inaugurates Italian Outpost", on, 16 Sep 2011.
  6. "Lisson Gallery Reveals May Opening Date, Programming for First New York Space | ARTnews". Retrieved 14 December 2016.
  7. Dorment, Richard (11 May 2011). "Ai WeiWei at Lisson Gallery". London Daily Telegraph.
  8. Jobey, Liz (25 April 2014). "Richard Long at Lisson Gallery, London and New Art Gallery, Walsall". Financial Times.
  9. "Overlooked But Undeterred, A 101-Year-Old Artist Finally Gets Her Due". Retrieved 14 December 2016.

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