This book contains a selection of material gathered from the archives of the Lisson Gallery since its foundation in 1967 by Nicholas Logsdail, and is published on the occasion of its 50th anniversary in 2017. The structure and contents of this book are also archival in nature; each artist is listed in alphabetical order and the dates of their solo exhibitions are printed in the top right-hand corner of each page. Where records exist and space allows, each solo show is given a double-page spread and is documented with imagery, ephemera (invitation cards, artists’ letters, postcards or drawings) and text, usually with a reprinted excerpt from a contemporaneous essay, review or relevant Lisson publication.
ARTIST | WORK | LISSON also includes a number of short essays and
recollections by the founder, Nicholas Logsdail, and other members of the
Lisson Gallery, distributed throughout the book on themes relevant to the
gallery’s unrivalled longevity and position at the centre of contemporary art
over the last 50 years including: Beginnings, Conceptual Art, Internationalism,
Material, and so on.
Designed by Irma Boom in Holland, following the success of her Seth Siegelaub catalogue and exhibition design for the Stedelijk in 2016, this substantial 1200-page volume will be published in October 2017. Distributed by Cornerhouse Publications in the UK.