Sarah Douglas reports on ArtInfo.com that Robert Fitzpatrick is leaving Haunch of Venison Gallery, owned by Christie’s:
Fitzpatrick’s appointment made art world headlines last February, largely because he was crossing over to the commercial art world from a high-profile museum position. He came to Haunch from Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art, where he served as director. He spent a decade at the MCA and has also has served as dean of the School of the Arts at Columbia University and president of CalArts. He created the Los Angeles Festival in 1985 and in 1984 served as vice president of the Los Angeles Olympic Organizing Committee and director of the Olympic Arts Festival. From 1987 to 1993, he served as CEO of Euro-Disney, overseeing the creation of the $4 billion theme park and resort.
Fitzpatrick leaves his post as International Managing Director of the galler on March 31st.
Robert Fitzpatrick to Leave Haunch of Venison (ArtInfo.com)