Gordon Gallery was founded by Shaya Yariv in 1966 in a small space on Gordon Street, Tel Aviv. Another branch was opened in 1969 on nearby Nathan Hechacham Street, and in 1980 Gordon opened its present large space on Ben-Yehuda Street.
For the past 45 years Gordon has held over 400 exhibitions, published scores of catalogues and two major art books (Zaritsky - Watercolours and Uri Lifshitz - Etchings and Lithographs), both of which are considered among the finest and most authoritative art books published in Israel.
During the late sixties and seventies, Gordon Gallery served as a natural ground on which young avant-guard artists flourished. Recognized as the leading gallery in Israel, Gordon has followed the development of contemporary culture no less than the classical values of art.
Yair Garbuz, Yaacov Dorchin, Michael Druks, Raffi Lavie, Ra'anan Levy, Uri Lifshitz, Ofer Lellouche, Aharon Messeg and Henry Shelesnyak are among those who began their career exhibiting at Gordon Gallery. today they stand at the forefront of Israeli art.
In 1977 Gordon took yet another dramatic and unexpected direction by establishing the first auction house in Israel. It held auctions every six months for 25 years. Naturally, Israeli art formed the major part of the sales, which from the beginning achieved great success in Israeli terms. The Gallery's qualities of meticulousness and reliability brought about a significant rise in the volume of art sales in Israel and a greater sense of confidence in art investment, often leading to a remarkable increase in prices.
In 2002, the management of Gordon Gallery was passed on to photographer Amon Yariv, who has placed an emphasis on exhibiting photography, as well as works by leading contemporary artists, such as Michal Na'aman, Ohad Meromi and Sharon Poliakine.
The gallery's permanent collection includes works by Avigdor Arikha, Arie Aroch, Itzhak Danziger, Yaacov Dorchin, Yair Garbuz, Dani Karavan, Ra'anan Levy, Aharon Messeg, Moshe Mokady, Reuven Rubin, Jakob Steinhardt, Yehiel Shemi and Joseph Zaritsky. The gallery is the exclusive dealer of the estate of Dalia Amotz.
In addition to mounting exhibitions, the gallery's experienced personnel work closely with private collectors building collections and providing art advisory services.