Pia Catton adds some good quotes to the Haunch of Venison story in the Wall Street Journal:
“The gallery is like any other large and important gallery that evolves,” said Emilio Steinberger, who with Barrett White will continue to be a co-director of the New York gallery.
Messrs. Blain and Southern, well respected in the field, were not available for comment. The turnover intensifies curiosity about the enterprise: The combination of a gallery within an auction house has long raised questions about the effect on prices, and about the sharing of clients or information.
“No one in the gallery world has got a clue what is the real function of Haunch of Venison,” said Andrew Fabricant, director of the Richard Gray Gallery in New York.
But according to Matthew Carey-Williams—who after the founders’ departure has been appointed director of the London location—the function of the gallery is to do right by its artists.
Founders Leave Christie’s Gallery (Wall Street Journal)