Thursday, May 23, 2013


We are very proud to congratulate gallery artist, Paula McCartney, on being awarded a 2013-2014 McKnight Artist Fellowship.

The McKnight Artist Fellowships for photographers support mid-career artists, residing in Minnesota, who use photography as a primary means of creative and personal expression.

The $25,000 fellowship will enable Paula McCartney to study, reflect, experiment and explore over a twelve-month period, with the support and assistance from and the McKnight Foundation. Work created during the fellowship year will be presented in the form of a catalog and a public presentation about their new work.

Keep an eye out for our upcoming 2013-2014 exhibitions schedule, including new work by Paula McCartney and other gallery artists.

Read more bout the McKnight Artist Fellowships here.
See some of Paula McCartney's photographs here.

Friday, May 3, 2013

Le Monde Features Jim Naughten

The French publication, Le Monde, has profiled Jim Naughten's Hereros series in a ten-page feaure, which also appears online here. If you have not visited the gallery to see this remarkable exhibition, we urge you to do so before it closes on Saturday, May 4th, 6pm.

All above page spreads ©Le Monde

Thursday, May 2, 2013


Since 1903, the United Kingdom's Art Fund – the national fundraising charity for art – has helped over 700 museums and galleries throughtout the UK acquire thousands of great works of art from 2,000 BC to the present day for the public to enjoy.

In 2010, it assisted the Birmingham Central Library (Birmingham, UK), to acquire the John Blakemore Archive "for the British nation". This is what they've said about John Blakemore's life's work:

"This archive represents a unique collection of over 1,400 pieces relating to the life and work of one of Britain's most important photographers from photographs made in Libya in 1956 through to large colour works exhibited in 2002 and the rich selection of hand-made books made between 1984 and 2009". –Art Fund

 Amergen – The Garden In Winter, 1991 ©John Blakemore
12 1/4" x 16 3/8" (image size), vintage silver gelatin print, open edtion.

Klompching Gallery is the exclusive art dealer representing John Blakemore in the United States. We have an excellent range of his vintage photographs available, in addition to recently editioned photographs. All of his photographs are silver gelatin prints, hand-printed by the photographer himself.

You can read previous posts about John Blakemore on our blog here and here. To view the inventory of his artworks for acquisition purposes, please make an appointment with the gallery.  

Wednesday, May 1, 2013


With Mother's Day fast approaching – Sunday, May 12th – we recommend the gift of art. Below is a small selection of photographs that we feel are suitable choices. These photographs are appropriate for a range of domestic spaces, are quiet and contemplative. 

Fitting with the theme of flowers, we present artwork by Helen Sear and John Blakemore. Portraits of women by Vojtech V. Slama, Cornelia Hediger and Jim Naughten. Finally, something a little more whimsical by Elaine Duigenan and Sarah Lynch.

We are available by appointment to assist with finding the right artwork, contact us at the gallery to find something special across a range of budgets.

Pastoral Monument 6  (Daucus Carota), 2012 ©Helen Sear
27.5" x 27.5", Pigment Print, Edition of 3 + 2 APs

Made-in-England, 2005 ©Elaine Duigenan
16" x 11", Pigment Print, Edition of 20 + 2 APs

08.23.07, 2007 ©Cornelia Hediger
20" x 20", C-Type, Edition of 15 + 2 APs

Series One, No. 2, 2003 ©Sarah Lynch
20" x 24", Pigment Print, Edition of 7 + 1 AP (other sizes available)

 Herero Woman in Yello Dress, 2012 ©Jim Naughten
24" x 20", C-Type, Edition of 10 + 2 APs (other sizes available)

Mother, 1997 ©Vojtech V. Slama
16" x 12", Silver Bromide, Edition of 25

Tulip – Mutations No. 7, 1992 ©John Blakemore
15 1/8" x 11 1/2", Silver Gelatin Print (Vintage), Open Edition