Lisson Gallery

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The Lisson Gallery

Lisson Gallery is a contemporary art gallery in Bell Street, Lisson Grove, London, founded by Nicholas Logsdail and Fiona Hildyard in 1967. The gallery represents around 40 artists such as Richard Long, John Latham, Sol LeWitt, Robert Mangold, Jonathan Monk, Julian Opie, Richard Wentworth, Anish Kapoor, Richard Deacon and Ai Weiwei.[1][2]


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.[3] 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. Between 1984 and 1999, Lisson artists accounted for 14 Turner Prize nominations, 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 conceptural art.[1]

In 2011, Lisson opened a branch gallery in Milan, Italy.[4]

Notable exhibitions[edit]


  1. ^ a b c Colin Gleadell, "Art Sales: dealer who opened Saatchi's eyes", on, 22 June 2009.
  2. ^ "Artists", on
  3. ^ "Terrence Ibbott, Derek Jarman, Paul Martin, Keith Milow & Paul Riley", on
  4. ^ Andrew Russeth, "Ciao, Milano! Lisson Gallery Inaugurates Italian Outpost", on, 16 Sep 2011.
  5. ^ Dorment, Richard (11 May 2011). "Ai WeiWei at Lisson Gallery". London Daily Telegraph. 
  6. ^ Jobey, Liz (25 April 2014). "Richard Long at Lisson Gallery, London and New Art Gallery, Walsall". Financial Times. 

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