Haunch of Venison Snaps Up Yvon Lambert’s Prime Chelsea Location

ARTINFO reported last week that Yvon Lambert is shuttering his New York gallery, and, just as we suspected, the prime location — measuring 5,500 square feet and sharing a block of West 21st Street with Paula Cooper and the Gagosian Gallery — has been snapped up by Haunch of Venison, which is leaving its current Rockefeller Center digs.

According to a press release, the new gallery will open to the public on September 23 with an exhibition of new work by Ahmed Alsoudani, Adrian Ghenie, Kevin Francis Gray, Jitish Kallat, Patricia Piccinini, Peter Saul, Eve Sussman, Günther Uecker, and Joana Vasconcelos. Haunch’s New York director, Emilio Steinberger, will find himself in familiar surroundings, having left Yvon Lambert’s Chelsea location a few years ago before joining the Christie’s-owned Haunch.

Haunch’s New York branch is not the only one to change addresses. The gallery’s original London branch is also moving in September, returning to its original spot at Haunch of Venison Yard (which gave the gallery its unusual moniker). Architect Annabelle Selldorf will redesign both spaces.