Haunch of Venison
Haunch of Venison is a commercial art gallery founded in 2002 in the West End of London. The gallery represents leading contemporary artists with branches in London, Berlin and New York.

History
The Haunch of Venison gallery was founded by Harry Blain and Graham Southern. It opened in 2002 in Haunch of Venison Yard, off Bond Street in London, with an exhibition of Rachel Whiteread works. In 2007, Blain and Southern sold Haunch of Venison to Christie’s International plc. They remained within the business and continued to run the gallery until 2010 when they both departed to launch a new gallery . Haunch of Venison remains an independent company run by Matthew Carey-Williams in London and Emilio Steinberger and Barrett White in New York supported by an international team of directors. Artists represented by Haunch of Venison include Rina Banerjee, Keith Coventry, Adrian Ghenie, Thomas Heatherwick, Jitish Kallat, Jamie Shovlin, Joana Vasconcelos and Turner Prize nominees Richard Long, Simon Patterson and Nathan Coley. In March 2009, the London gallery temporarily relocated to 6 Burlington Gardens. It is due to return to its original site of Haunch of Venison Yard in summer 2011 which is currently undergoing major renovation.

New York and Berlin
Haunch of Venison opened in New York in September 2008. The inaugural exhibition, Abstract Expressionism-A World Elsewhere, showcased the paintings, sculptures and photographs of Franz Kline, Willem de Kooning, Lee Krasner, Barnett Newman, Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, Aaron Siskind, David Smith and Clyfford Still. Designed by Steven Learner Studios, the two-story 17,000 ft² gallery space occupies the top two floors (20th and 21st) in one of the main buildings of the Rockefeller Center. Haunch of Venison Berlin opened in September 2007. The gallery is located next to the city’s prestigious contemporary art museum the Hamburger Bahnhof. A unique concert from the fictional band ‘Lustfaust’ presented by Jamie Shovlin, marked the opening of Haunch of Venison Berlin ”“ a former industrial space allowing for the presentation of one-off projects and large-scale exhibitions.

Artists
Artists include
  • Carla Accardi
  • Mark Alexander
  • Brian Alfred
  • Ahmed Alsoudani
  • Rina Banerjee
  • Enrico Castellani
  • Nathan Coley
  • Thomas Joshua Cooper
  • Keith Coventry
  • Bill Fontana
  • Adrian Ghenie
  • Anthony Goicolea
  • Kevin Francis Gray
  • Isca Greenfield-Saunders
  • Stuart Haygarth
  • Thomas Heatherwick
  • Jochem Hendricks
  • Jitish Kallat
  • Ed and Nancy Kienholz
  • Susanne Kühn
  • Richard Long
  • Rafael Lozano-Hemmer
  • Ian Monroe
  • Simon Patterson
  • Patricia Piccinini
  • Nicolas Provost
  • Peter Saul
  • Chiharu Shiota
  • Jamie Shovlin
  • Jesus Rafael Soto
  • Eve Sussman
  • Günther Uecker
  • Joana Vasconcelos
  • Wim Wenders
  • Tom Wesselman
  • Uwe Wittwer


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