Fahey/Klein Gallery History
The Fahey/Klein Gallery is devoted to the enhancement of the public's appreciation of the medium of photography through the exhibition and sale of 20th Century and Contemporary Fine Art Photography. Since the gallery’s inception, our exhibition program has embraced a broad range of diverse photographers from Edward Weston to Berenice Abbott; Man Ray to Henri Cartier-Bresson; Irving Penn to Melvin Sokolsky; Horst P. Horst to Herb Ritts; Peter Beard to James Nachtwey, among many others.
The Fahey/Klein Gallery is a leader in the field of Photography and is respected among collectors and colleagues. This position of leadership is a result of our dedication to the medium of photography, experience, and knowledge, which, over the many years, has been enhanced by the wide range of services the gallery offers. The gallery staff has extensive experience in curating private and corporate collections, as well as selling and placing large private collections. Additionally, the gallery has an active program of offering secondary market works and consigned photographs to its broad collector base.
The gallery, with over 8,000 photographs in stock, deals exclusively in photographs as works of art in all genres including Portraits, Nudes, Landscapes, Still-Life, Reportage and Contemporary photography. The gallery website contains a broad range of over 10,000 images. The Fahey/Klein Gallery regularly mounts two-person exhibitions every five weeks. In addition to curating exhibitions in its Los Angeles venue, the gallery personnel annually curate and export as many as 15 - 20 fine art photography exhibitions for major international galleries and museums worldwide.
David Fahey and the Fahey/Klein Gallery have edited, coordinated, and/or contributed to the production of over 65 photographic publications, including publications on the work of Peter Beard, Herb Ritts, Horst, Steve Schapiro, Allen Ginsberg, Melvin Sokolsky, Matthew Rolston, Peter Lindbergh, Sheila Metzner, Tom Baril, Bruce Weber, Hollywood Photographers, Sante D'Orazio, Jim Marshall, Richard Gere, and Mark Laita, among many others. The gallery will often coordinate the release of these publications in conjunction with the artists' related exhibitions.
David Fahey and Randee Klein Devlin opened their spacious 3,800 square foot gallery in 1986. In 1998, Ken Devlin, who shares his wife Randee's passion for photography, joined the gallery as co-owner and partner with David Fahey. In 2010, David celebrated his 35th year of exhibiting and selling Fine Art Photography in Los Angeles.
The focus of the gallery’s exhibition program has always been to expose Fine Art Photography to the international art and photography community. The interest in collecting photography has increased dramatically within the last 15 years. “With photography it is still possible to create a great collection” (New York Times). Record auction prices in photography continue to be reached, and most major museums have established, or expanded, their photography departments.