Hubert Kalkman offers an eclectic collection of Vinyl Records and Art.
Welcome to the webshop of “KALKMAN – Vinyl Records & Art”. Founded as a shop in Maastricht (NL) by Hubert Kalkman as “Vintage Deluxe” in 2014, the main business has filtered down to vinyl records and art. Over time Hubert’s passion for records and art has downscaled dealing in vintage and antique collectibles. That is why the endeavors will continue under KALKMAN Vinyl Records & Art from May 2020.
Collecting And Dealing In Art Since 2015
February 2015 marks the start of exhibiting artists and collecting/dealing in art. The idea was to exhibit 1 artist during TEFAF 2015, which has kick-started Hubert Kalkman’s desire to continue exhibiting and collecting art throughout the year. The first artist who was exhibited was the local “Pop-Art Realist” R.W. “Rudy” Beerens. While the first artist Hubert Kalkman started sourcing and collecting was British artist Hayden Kays. Since then the art collection has grown around Contemporary Pop & Street art, with occasional additions of early and mid-twentieth century modernists.
Two Year Plan To Develop Art Activities Outside Of Maastricht
At the start of 2018, the business had clearly focussed on Vinyl Records & Art, which also stimulated to see which possibilities were out there to expand the business outside of Maastricht. A two-year plan was set-up which included developing the webshop and exploring the possibility of exhibiting during an art fair. A big step was made for online presence when Hubert Kalkman was asked to become a partner on the art platform Artsy. Now a partner since November 2018, Artsy has opened up the international art market for all artists represented in the collection. Hubert’s second goal was achieved by exhibiting at his first art fair in 2019 under the trade name Kalkman Gallery, during the Affordable Art Fair Amsterdam.
From 1 Crate To 20 Crates in 3 Years
During the opening on November 1st, 2014, Hubert thought it was a cool idea to play music on records as an attraction. The player never left the store ever since, because the demand for vinyl records was overwhelming. Starting with the own collection, Hubert started buying second-hand records during his weekly visits to flea markets or antique centers. There was always a crate to dig through at these places. Within 3 years 1 crate grew to 20 crates for vinyl record collectors to flip through.
New Vinyl Records
The 2-year plan to expand the art activities also put in motion to offer certain music genres on a more regular basis. With the popularity of vinyl records growing, keeping second-hand records coming in became increasingly difficult. So, from the Spring of 2018, Hubert started adding new vinyl records to the collection. This has also allowed offering genres which are notoriously more expensive in the second-hand market, such as Hip-Hop. After 2 years the collection is 50/50 new and second hand, with the new vinyl records also for sale online: New Vinyl Records.
Business Hours & Worldwide Shipping
The regular business hours are Wednesday/Saturday from 12 until 18h & Sunday from 13 until 18h. Address: Hondstraat 2A, Maastricht. There are multiple parking options in Maastricht. Please see Maastricht Bereikbaar.
Every artwork and vinyl record can be shipped worldwide. Unless otherwise indicated, all shipping costs will be calculated in the check-out.
If you have any questions about the available vinyl record and art collection, please send your inquiry to email@example.com. E-mails can be written in Dutch, English, French, Spanish & German. Thank you.