Lisson Gallery

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The Lisson Gallery

Lisson Gallery is a contemporary art gallery with locations in London, New York, and Milan, founded by Nicholas Logsdail in 1967. The gallery represents over 40 artists such as 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]

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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. 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.[4]

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).[5]

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