Blain Southern, 4 Hanover Square, London W1
Until August 2010, the founders, Harry Blain and Graham Southern were respectively CEO and director of Haunch of Venison gallery, which they founded in 2002. Blain and Southern sold Haunch of Venison to Christie's International plc in 2007. During their time at the gallery they built up an international programme of artists, including Keith Tyson and Richard Long, both former winners of the Turner Prize.
Blain and Southern regularly feature in ArtReview's "Power 100" for the top 100 important people in the contemporary art world.
The gallery opened on 13 October with 'Creation Condemned', an exhibition of new works by the British artist Mat Collishaw. In February 2012, BlainSouthern organized Lucian Freud, Drawings, an acclaimed survey of the late British artists works on paper
In October 2010, Blain and Emmanuel Di Donna, formerly a vice chairman at Sotheby's Worldwide specialising in Impressionist and Modern (I/M) art works, announced a further venture. BlainDi Donna will be located on Madison Avenue, New York. Di Donna said the gallery will stage three "exhibitions a year, probably mixing modern and contemporary.”
Blain|Southern opened a Berlin gallery in May 2010 with an exhibition by the acclaimed British artists Tim Noble and Sue Webster. The space, formerly the printing presses of Der Tagesspiegel, Germany’s liberal daily newspaper, is located on Potsdamer Strasse with a total floor space of 1,300 square metres.
Selected artists represented or working at Blain|Southern: