THE EVOLUTION OF VAUGHAN HANNIGAN A New Collaboration with ART DEPARTMENT September 16, 2016 After nearly 10 years, VAUGHAN HANNIGAN will be closing. However, it is with enthusiasm we announce a new collaboration with Art Department . Upon deciding to shift their future business focus, Thea and Bill were committed to finding the ideal agency to provide the right support and guidance for their artists. Most VH artists will now be represented by Art Department. Thea Vaughan and Bill Hannigan launched VAUGHAN HANNIGAN in 2007 and with an amazing team spent nearly a decade representing a group of premier artists known for innovation in commercial, editorial and fine art work. Thank you to everyone who helped us along the way, all the artists we have had the pleasure to work with and to all the clients we have collaborated with over the years. Thank you all. As Bill and Thea explain it, “We continue to see large shifts happening in the creative industry and our boutique model of working with a limited number of unique artists has become challenging to sustain. In looking to the future, we would need a greatly expanded roster in order to meet current market demands. For this reason, we decided to enter into this exciting collaboration with Art Department. Art Department founder Jordan Shipenberg shares our creative and business sensibilities and partnering with the Art Department team will ensure a smooth transition and long-term success for the artists.” Bill and Thea will continue to head up the other two agencies they co-founded, AUGUST (augustimage.com) and OTTO (ottoarchive.com), as well as undertake new creative and business projects in the future.