Ex Haunch Directors Launch New Gallery

Rendering of Parafin Gallery's Mayfair Location Photo: Courtesy Parafin Gallery


London’s Mayfair is set to get another new addition come September. Former directors of Haunch of Venison Ben Tufnell and Matt Watkins announced on Monday that they will open Parafin gallery in September 2014. The gallery will be located at 18 Woodstock Street, just off of New Bond Street.

Tufnell and and Watkins are joined by Nicholas Rhodes in opening Parafin. Rhodes was formerly the director of gallery and publisher Master Piper and a director at Albion Gallery.

Tufnell said that opening the gallery, “fulfills our shared ambition to work with an outstanding group of contemporary artists.” And that they are, “greatly looking forward to playing a future part in a vibrant and increasingly international gallery community in Mayfair.”

Parafin gallery opens with a roster of nine artists: Tim Head, Nancy Holt, Hynek Martinec, Enrique Martinez Celaya, Justin Mortimer, Katie Paterson, Hiraki Sawa, Hugo Wilson, and Uwe Wittwer.

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