CLAIR Gallery is devoted to the mesmerizing art of photography.
In order to enhance its role as a profoundly human medium for understanding and interpreting the world, we represent the archives of some of history’s most acclaimed photographers along with a carefully curated selection of highly significant or promising contemporary photographers.
Our mission is to act as advocates on behalf of photographic art while fostering close bonds between the artists, the archives, the institutions, and the collectors that comprise this unique artistic domain.
We believe that collecting photography is far more than purchasing a work of art; it is a personal and intimate process that requires time, trust, knowledge, and discretion.
In order to represent the broader interests of photography and the specific interests of collectors, we are dedicated to providing perfect provenance for all of our images. This is part of the gallery’s enduring commitment to safeguard the past, present, and future of photographic art.
CLAIR Gallery was founded in 2008 in Munich, Germany. The gallery represents some of the most notable photographers of the 20th and 21st century including Philippe Halsman, Jacques Henri Lartigue, Alvin Langdon Coburn, and Lee Miller. While closely working with photographers from Magnum Agency, it also represents important contemporary photographers such as Vera Mercer and Petr Lovigin.
Gallery Director Anna-Patricia Kahn has curated major photography exhibitions on three continents and has served as a consulting editor on the publication of more than a dozen renowned photography folios. She offers a personal, worldwide curating service to collectors and selects and procures individual prints or portfolios upon request.
CLAIR Gallery builds and curates portfolios for collectors, procuring photographs and art according to specific requests. We are available to receive collectors at either of our galleries, or to travel to collectors around the world.
Acquiring a portfolio is a way of creating a collection in an increasingly important sector of fine art. It is a financial, intellectual, and emotional investment, and CLAIR Gallery is at hand to advise according to your needs.
2016 Rudi, Discovering the Weissenstein Archive, Kehrer Verlag
2015 Chien-Chi Chang, Jet Lag, Hatje Cantz
2015 On the Move, Photographs by Alvin Langdon Coburn, Jacques Henri Lartigue, Philippe Halsman, Lee Miller, Erich Hartmann, Inge Morath, Erich Lessing, Eikoh Hosoe, Patrick Zachmann, Gundula Friese, Chien-Chi Chang, Oliver Mark, Petr Lovigin. An accompanying publication to the exhibition at VDA, Berlin Fall 2015, curated by A.P. Kahn, text by Valérie Fougeirol, layouted by Dirk Uhlenbrock (erste liga), produced by Markus Penth
2013 Our Daily Bread, Kehrer Verlag
2012 Planet Lovigin, Kehrer Verlag
2011 View York, Kerber Verlag
2010 Argentina Now, Photographs by Adriana Lestido, Marcos López and Marcos Zimmermann, A catalogue accompanying the exhibitions in Munich and Berlin Fall 2010, CLAIR / Kunst im VDA, Grebennikov Verlag, Berlin 2010, softcover, german, ISBN: 978-3-94178-419-2