Tuesday, December 31, 2013


We are pleased to make available these limited edition booklets, by gallery artist Max de Esteban. Published by Spicer House Editions, each booklet is offered in an edition of 100, designed by Arnauld Bayle and printed by The Private Space (Barcelona). 

Proposition One: Only The Ephemeral
Edition 100   $25
10.75" x 7.5" | Pages: 20 | Photographs: 17

Proposition Three: Touch Me Not
Edition 100   $25
10.75" x 7.5" | Pages: 20 | Photographs: 17

Tuesday, December 24, 2013


2013 has been an amazing year for the Klompching Gallery. We are especially thankful for the honor of working with our 26 individually talented and creative artists, and the patronage of our clients who have visited the artists' exhibitions and acquired their artworks. A big thank you, also, to the art critics, photo editors and reviewers who have recognized our artists through their reviews of exhibitions throughout the year. 

White Sands #4 © Paula McCartney
from A Field Guide to Snow and Ice

The gallery team is now preparing for our first exhibition of 2014, A Field Guide to Snow and Ice, by Paula McCartney. Please mark your calendars for the artist reception on Thursday, January 9th, 6pm–8pm.

In the meantime, we'll be operating the following hours: 

December 23–26: Closed
December 27–31: Appointments Only
January 1: Closed
January 2–8: Appointments Only


JIM NAUGHTEN was published by Merrell Publishers with his second monograph–Conflict and Costume–had his second solo show at Klompching Gallery, work exhibited at the Honolulu Museum of Art and the Imperial War Museum, and work from the Hereros series was acquired by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

HELEN SEAR was recognized as one of "Wales' most important and insightful artists", with a major retrospective exhibition, was awarded the prestigious Wakelin Award and exhibited at Fototropia in Guatemala.

CARA BARER was shown at the gallery with her first solo exhibition.

SIMON ROBERTS had work exhibited at Somerset House (London), his third monograph–Pierdom–published by Dewi Lewis Ltd., which coincided with his third solo exhibition at Klompching Gallery.

ODETTE ENGLAND had work from the Thrice Upon A Time series acquired by the George Eastman House, with photographs from the same series exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Photography (Chicago).

WILLIAM GREINER published his photo book, Show and Tell, exhibiting the project at the Louisiana State University Glassell Gallery.

KLOMPCHING GALLERY exhibited for the first time, at the AIPAD Photo Show at the Park Avenue Armory in New York, showcasing the work of 12 of our artists, including the launch of new work by Max de Esteban, and we were delighted to announce gallery representation of Cara Barer and Manuel Cosentino.

With several of our artists nearing completion of new work, we look forward to the 2014 calendar year and having the opportunity to exhibiting their artworks, and bringing it to the market. Stay tuned ...

Thursday, December 19, 2013


The gallery has the following artist/special edition photo books available for purchase. We highly recommend these, each meticulously made and providing a wonderful opportunity to own the work of some of our gallery artists.  

EDITION: 500 $25
Published 2011 by Paula McCartney
Pages: 36 | Photographs: 19 | Binding: Saddle Stitch/Die-Cut Cover
ISBN: 978-0-615-56612-2 | 10" x 8"

Published by Paula McCartney/Women's Studio Workshop
Pages: 14 | Photographs: 12 mounted C-Types | Binding: Hardback Cloth Binding
ISBN: 1-893125-47-5 | 10" x 8"

 (SIGNED) $25
Publisher: Ken Rosenthal
Pages: 32 | Photographs: 14 | Softcover
ISBN: none |14" x 14"

EDITION: 75  (SIGNED) $750
Tipped-in Photograph on the Cover | Full Cloth Binding
Handmade White Clamshell Box
Choice of 8" x 10" C-Print of:
ValhallaSource or Wound (Editions of 25 each)

EDITION: 50 + 5 APs $350
Pierdom book (Dewi Lewis, 2013)

Pages: 160 | Photographs: 81 | Binding: Hardback

ISBN: 978-1-907893-40-7 | 9.5" x 12"

Pigment Print of Clevedon Pier #C, 11" x 14"

Wednesday, December 18, 2013


The gallery has the following books available, featuring the work of our gallery artists.  Most books are signed, but please note, that the gallery stocks only a limited number of each.

(SIGNED) $50
Publisher: Ffotogallery
Pages: 144 | Photographs: 70 | Hardback
ISBN: 978-1-187-1771-885 | 11.25" x 9.25"

JOHN BLAKEMORE: 1955–2010  $75
Publisher: Dewi Lewis
Pages: 272 | Photographs: 280 | Hardback
ISBN: 978-1-907893-12-4 | 9.8" x 12"

 (SIGNED) $75
Publisher: Nazraeli Press
Pages: 68 | Photographs: 50 | Hardback Japanese Cloth Bound
ISBN: 978-1-59005-337-9 |14" x 11"

 (SIGNED) $40
Publisher: Hotshoe International
Pages: 96 | Photographs: 81
Hardback Cloth Bound, Tipped-in Image on Cover
ISBN: 9780955746550 |11.3" x 9.3"" x 11"

 (SIGNED) $65
Publisher: Kehrer Verlag
Pages: 112 | Photographs: 150 | Hardcover
ISBN: 978393583509 |10.75" x 11.75"

 (SIGNED) $35
Publisher: Decode Books
Pages: 64 | Photographs: 31 | Hardcover
ISBN: 978-0-9793373-2-1 |11" x 8"

 (SIGNED) $50
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
Pages: 120 | Photographs: 45 | Hardcover
ISBN: 9781568988559 |10" x 8"

Sunday, December 15, 2013


Back in April 2013, we were delighted to place Herero Woman in Patchwork Dress, by Jim Naughten, into the collection of Cherye R. and James F. Pierce. This iconic photograph from the Hereros series, was featured on the cover of Naughten's second monograph, Conflict and Costume (Merrell, 2013), formed a center-piece for the his solo exhibition at the gallery in March–April 2013, and was featured at the gallery's first exhibition at the 2013 AIPAD Photo Show, at the Park Avenue Armory in New York.

Exhibition Poster for Decisive Moments
Image: courtesy of Honolulu Museum of Art

We are now especially thrilled, that the photograph will be shown at the Honolulu Museum of Art, as part the extensive exhibition showcasing the photography collection of Cherye R. and James F. Pierce. 

The exhibition opens on December 18th and runs through to June 8th, 2014.

Further information about the exhibition is available here
Additional photographs from the Hereros series can be viewed here

Thursday, December 12, 2013


Eyemazing: The New Collectible Art Photography
Thames & Hudson (2013)

We are delighted to bring to your attention, the recently published book, Eyemazing: The New Collectible Art Photography, edited by Eyemazing Susan—nom de plume of Susan Zadeh, founder of the eponymous EYEMAZING Magazine.

This new publication, published by Thames & Hudson, features the work of 131 photographers, considered to be the best work published in the Eyemazing magazine over the course of the past ten years. The publication is arranged into two broad categories: 'Dreams and Memories of a Past Life' and 'Our Body, Our Cage. Our Body, Our Home'. 

The publication is described by World Photo as "A breathtaking overview of the most collectible and daringly original contemporary art photography". 

We are also thrilled to note that Antony Crossfield and John Blakemore, both represented by our gallery, are featured in the publication.

See more information about the book HERE.

Friday, November 29, 2013


MFAH Acquires Jim Naughten Photograph

We are delighted to announce that the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, has acquired Herero Woman in Blue Dress, by the British photographer Jim Naughten. The acquisition was made possible through the museum's Photo Forum Patron Group. 

Herero Woman in Blue Dress, 2012 © Jim Naughten

The photograph forms part of the Hereros series, which was exhibited at the gallery as a solo exhibition in March–April, 2013 and showcased at the 2013 AIPAD Photo Show. The exhibition was accompanied by the release of the photobook Conflict and Costume (Merrell, 2013); Naughten's second monograph.

A selection of the series can be viewed online here, with the portraits available as follows:

24" x 20", Edition of 10 + 2 APs
50" x 41", Edition of 3 + 2 APs

Thursday, November 21, 2013


April 10–13, 2014   Park Avenue Armory
Opening Night Gala, April 9   Benefitting Her Justice

We're delighted to announce our attendance, at the 2014 AIPAD Photography Show, and look forward to sharing more information closer to the time. 

Please mark your calendars and visit us at Booth #216!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013


The third FRESH 2013 interview is with Maxine Helfman, in which she talks candidly about the Fabrication series. The photographs were a delight to exhibit at the gallery, engendering a lot of discussion about gender, identity and fashion/clothing. 

Size 7 Floral, 2012 © Maxine Helfman

Read the interview on AT LENGTH MAG

Friday, November 15, 2013


Grand Prix de la Découverte

We are pleased to announce, that Manuel Cosentino was named a Finalist in the Grand Prix de la Décourverte 2013. His series, Behind a Little House, was eventually recognised with an Honorable Mention. This modestly-sized series of photographs and its universal subject matter, continues to capture the hearts and imagination of people world-wide.

Photographs from the series are offered in two editions/sizes: 22.5" x 18.5", Edition 15 + 2 APs and 13.5" x 10.2", Edition of 7 + 2 APs. Prices range from $800 to $3,500 depending upon size and edition. 

Behind a Little House is available to view online here.

Behind a Little House (A), 2008 © Manuel Cosentino
Image on right: detail

Wednesday, November 13, 2013


Simon Roberts: Pierdom
November 8—December 21, 2013

We are delighted to be presenting the third solo exhibition, of work by British photographer Simon Roberts. Photographed over the course of the past three years, Pierdom is a comprehensive and stunning survey of Britain’s 19th Century pleasure piers.

Blackpool South, 2011 © Simon Roberts

With Pierdom, Roberts has turned his camera to the specific architectural remnants that bear witness to leisure of the past. Built along the coastline of Britain, these piers were originally constructed as landing docks for pleasure steamers, but progressively catered to the needs of seaside day-trippers, who were escaping the grime and smog of the cities. In their heyday, the ‘pleasure piers’ incorporated cafes, casinos, theaters and even tramways. The large scale color photographs are often made from elevated positions—a trademark of Roberts’ oeuvre—and with the use of large-format sheet film. 

The photographer has meticulously utilized formal devices associated with the picturesque—asymmetry, perspective and juxtaposition—resulting in an outstanding body of work that celebrates color, form and detail. From minimalist photographs such as Weston-Super-Mare Grand and Clevedon B, that demonstrate a quiet palette, photographs that pop with color such as Blackpool South, Teignmouth and Paignton, to those such as Saltburn-on-Sea, that provide an important social and historical context, the Pierdom series is a truly accomplished body of work that speaks to a wide audience. 

This is a must-see exhibition, and is accompanied by the publication Pierdom (Dewi Lewis, 2013). 

Photographs from the series are offered in two editions/sizes: 20" x 24", Edition 7 + 2 APs and 48" x 60", Edition 4 + 1 AP. Prices range from $1,600 to $12,800 depending on size and edition. 

The exhibition comprises nine photographs, with a wider selection from the series available to view online here

Simon Roberts (b.1974), has won numerous awards for his work, which explores important social, economic and political issues. His photographs have been exhibited widely, including solo exhibitions at the National Media Museum (UK), Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago and Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai. His first two significant bodies of work, Motherland and We English, were received to critical acclaim, published as monographs by Chris Boot Ltd. and shown as solo exhibitions at the Klompching Gallery in 2007 and 2009 respectively. Roberts' work is represented in major public and private collections, including the Deutsche Börse Art Collection, George Eastman House, Pallant House and Wilson Centre for Photography.

Thursday, November 7, 2013


Max de Esteban is featured in Issue #29 of BLINK Magazine, with the Vertige series of photographs, which were introduced at the 2013 AIPAD Photo Show.  The series is not yet available to view on the gallery website, but will be uploaded very soon.

The large-scale, highly-detailed photographs feature portraits, behind which is written excerpts from Romanian philosopher E.M. Cioran's 1964 La Cute dans Le Temps.

Artist Statement:
"Since the events after 9-11 the powers of economic globalization and the two greatest monotheist religions have taken over the world’s ideological leadership. The world that abandoned modernity as its meta-history was an easy prey to nihilism or dogma. It is in the context of the secular struggle between civilization and barbarism that we should consider current events. The civilized is insecure and skeptic, contradictions being both his greatness and weakness. In contrast the barbarian is slave to a belief felt with integral and exclusive passion and driven by totalitarian ambitions.This elegy is in essence a vindication of doubt as a crucial ethical value. Unsurprisingly deprecated today, it is the prime source of tolerance, progress, creativity and civilization. Doubt is arguably the origin of rebellion against darkness".—Max de Esteban