Galerie Lelong & Co.
The gallery’s original founding by Aimé Maeght in 1945 saw the presentation of great artists like Joan Miró, Alexander Calder, Marc Chagall, Alberto Giacometti, Antoni Tàpies, Francis Bacon and Eduardo Chillida. After Maeght’s death in 1981, the gallery adopted its current name and structure with directors and equal shareholders Jacques Dupin, Daniel Lelong and Jean Frémon (J. Dupin died in 2012, the same year D. Lelong retired from his position of CEO and was replaced by J. Frémon as President and CEO of both galleries, Paris and New York).
From 1981 on, began a period of adding influential artists such as Pierre Alechinsky, Louise Bourgeois, Konrad Klapheck and Jannis Kounellis, among others. The gallery in New York was founded in 1985, and is directed by Mary Sabbatino since 1990, who has been a leading proponent in the introduction of important figures from Latin America into the critical discourse: Alfredo Jaar, Ana Mendieta, Cildo Meireles, Hélio Oiticica and Zilia Sánchez.
Today the gallery continues its history of representing artists at the forefront of the international art world from nearly every continent and all generations including Etel Adnan, Leonardo Drew, Barry Flanagan, Günther Förg, David Hockney, Sam Levi Jones, Nalini Malini, David Nash, Jaume Plensa, Sean Scully, Kiki Smith, Nancy Spero, and Barthélémy Toguo.
The gallery has developed the production of monumental sculptures in public space, with artists such as Jaume Plensa, Ursula von Rydingsvard and Jean Dubuffet (through a privileged relationship with the Dubuffet Foundation).
Over 180 exhibition catalogues have been published since 1981, as well as the catalogue raisonné of the entire work of Joan Miró, in collaboration with the artist’s estate. On the ground floor of the Paris gallery, a space is dedicated to original prints, working closely with the artists on the edition of new works every year. An additional space has been opened avenue Matignon in 2018.
The gallery is present at the leading international contemporary art fairs (Art Basel, Art Basel Miami Beach, Art Basel Hong Kong, Fiac, Frieze London, Frieze New York, Arco Madrid, Art Brussels…).
Galerie Lelong & Co.
13 rue de Téhéran,
Tel. +33 1 45 63 13 19
Tuesday to Friday from 10.30am to 6pm, Saturday from 2pm to 6.30pm
38 avenue Matignon,
Tuesday to Saturday from 10am to 7pm
Nicola De Maria
Samuel Levi Jones
Ursula von Rydingsvard