The Mayor Gallery

The Mayor Gallery was the first gallery to open its doors in Cork Street, London. Founded by Fred Mayor (1903-1973) in 1925, many artists exhibited for the first time in England at the Mayor Gallery and included, amongst others, Bacon, Calder, Ernst, Klee, Masson and Miro. The Mayor Gallery was also the centre of UNIT ONE, a group that included Henry Moore, Ben Nicholson and others. Fred’s son, James Mayor, took over the Gallery in 1973 and since then the Mayor Gallery has shown the work of many leading American artists. They include: Hesse, Lichtenstein, Martin, Oldenburg, Rauschenberg, Rosenquist, Ryman, Twombly, Warhol and Wesselmann. The Gallery continues to show the works of leading American Pop artists as well as European Nouveau Realism, Surrealist and Dada but is now internationally renown for being London's foremost gallery for the ZERO and Concrete movements.


The gallery usually presents 7 to 8 curated exhibitions each year, often accompanied by a published catalogue. Recent solo exhibitions include Billy Apple, Imre Bak, Carlos Cairoli, Peter Dreher, Stano Filko, Raimund Girke, Gyorgy Jovanovics, Taadaki Kuwayama, Fran├žois Morellet, Julian Stanczak, Shinkichi Tajiri and Carel Visser.

The Mayor Gallery participates in TEFAF NL, TEFAF NY, ArtBasel and Frieze Masters with carefully curated stands, either encompassing the international Post-War program or focusing on solo presentations such as Constant, Ad Dekkers, Wojciech Fangor and Verena Loewensberg.

The gallery regularly lend artworks to art institutions such as lately the Centre G. Pompidou, IVAM Valencia, MET NY, Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, Stedelijk Museum Schiedam, Reina Sofia, Picasso Museum Barcelona and Tate Modern.

The Mayor Gallery values its close and lasting relationships with collectors and institutions; recent museums acquisitions went to Philadelphia Art Museum, Museum Boijmans Rotterdam, British Museum London, Kunst Museum Basel, Tate London, Museum Voorlinden Wassenaar.



selected artworks