Blouin Media President Ben Hartley Gives Notice

Hartley. (Courtesy Patrick McMullan)

Hartley. (Courtesy Patrick McMullan)

According to a source close to the company, Ben Hartley, the president of Louise Blouin Media, has given notice and will leave by the end of the month.

He joins a number of other Blouin honchos who have recently left the company—which publishes the magazines Art + Auction and Modern Painters, and the website blouinartinfo.com—among them Bill Fine (former head of global ad sales), Kate Shanley and Wendy Buckley (former publisher and associate publisher of Art + Auction) and Ben Genocchio (former editorial director).

Mr. Hartley has worked for Ms. Blouin for four and a half years, often acting as her spokesman in the press (Ms. Blouin did not respond to requests for comment). Our source says he will head to Auctionata, a Berlin-based auction start-up