Lisson to open under the High Line
The gallery has signed a 15-year lease on an exhibition space under New York's elevated park
By Charlotte Burns. From Art Basel daily edition
Published online: 18 June 2014
The Lisson Gallery (2.0/B12) has secured a space measuring 8,500 sq. ft underneath the High Line in New York, we can reveal. The gallery has signed a 15-year lease to create an exhibition space, which is due to open in early 2015, between 23rd and 24th Streets. It will be run by Alex Logsdail, Lisson’s international director, who was behind the gallery’s decision to open an office in New York in 2012 as “a bit of an experiment to see whether we could run an office without a proper exhibition space”, he says. “We have always had a lot of support from American collectors, and a large number of our artists don’t have representation [in the US].”
The new space will be the fourth gallery for Lisson, which now represents 46 artists and estates. It has a space in Milan and two in London, where it was founded in 1967 by Nicholas Logsdail, Alex’s father.
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