The Galerie Lelong has long been associated with great figures of the art of the second half of the 20th century such as Joan Miró, Alberto Giacometti, Antoni Tàpies, Francis Bacon, Pierre Alechinsky, Konrad Klapheck and Eduardo Chillida, some of whom exhibited at 13 rue de Téhéran as early as the fifties. The gallery took its present form in 1981 under the direction of Daniel Lelong, Jacques Dupin and Jean Frémon.
Other great names in contemporary art joined the gallery, such as Jannis Kounellis, Louise Bourgeois, Arnulf Rainer and Jan Voss, to name but a few. Since the 2000s, the gallery has increased the geographical and expressive diversity of the artists it represents.
More than 200 exhibition catalogues have been published. The gallery has also published the catalogue raisonné of the complete works of Joan Miró, in collaboration with the artist’s estate.
In the Paris gallery, a very active department is dedicated to printmaking; each year, Lelong Editions produces and sells new editions (lithographs, engravings, stencils, digital prints, etc.) in collaboration with the artists and studios.