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Ernie Banks, 1967, Chicago Cubs, Black and White Photograph, Signed, Framed
Located in Chicago, IL
Ernie Banks, Mr. Cub, was one of the most beloved players throughout his illustrious career with the Chicago Cubs from 1953 until 1971. Here he was captured in action - running to f...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Archival Pigment

Untitled: Movement 2 Fine art photography by Ben Cope
Located in Culver City, CA
“Untitled: Movement 2” by Ben Cope 2019 Photo on deconstructed paper on wood panel with oils and paint pigments 24” X 24” inch Ben is a Georgia native graduating from Columbus Stat...
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21st Century and Contemporary Minimalist Black and White Photography

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Wood Panel, Photographic Paper, Pigment

161.03.11, On body Forms series - Female Nude Photography
Located in Paris, FR
161.03.11 is a work by contemporary photographer Klaus Kampert, from the 'On Body Forms' series. The work of Klaus Kampert is focused on nude photography, trying to capture an emotio...
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2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Archival Pigment

Frida with Granizo, Version 2, Coyoacan
Located in Dallas, TX
Edition of 30 Platinum print Paper size: 14 3/7 x 19 3/4 in., Image size: 10 1/4 x 13 in. Titled, dated, artist name, numbered, copyright and signed by Nickolas Muray's Estate Nicko...
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Mid-20th Century Modern Black and White Photography

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Platinum

168.01.12, Wrapped series
Located in Paris, FR
168.01.12 is a limited-edition black & white photograph by contemporary artist Klaus Kampert from the series entitled Wrapped. In this series, Klaus Kampert uses fabric to partially ...
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2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Archival Pigment

168.07.12, Wrapped series (black and White nude photography)
Located in Paris, FR
168.07.12 is a limited-edition black & white photograph by contemporary artist Klaus Kampert from the series entitled Wrapped. In this series, Klaus Kampert uses fabric to partially ...
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2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Archival Pigment

156.13.11, Torsi series by Klaus Kampert - Black and White nude photography
Located in Paris, FR
156.13.11 is a limited-edition black & white photograph by contemporary artist Klaus Kampert from the series entitled Torsi. In this series the model is stripped of identity. The pos...
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2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Archival Pigment

156.05.11, Torsi series by Klaus Kampert - Black and White nude photography
Located in Paris, FR
156.03.11 is a limited-edition black & white photograph by contemporary artist Klaus Kampert from the series entitled Torsi. In this series the model is stripped of identity. The pos...
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2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Archival Pigment

160.02.11, Hommage à Modigliani series
Located in Paris, FR
160.02.11 is a limited-edition black & white photograph by contemporary artist Klaus Kampert from the series entitled Tribute to Modigliani. In this series, Klaus Kampert pays tribut...
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2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Archival Pigment

156.01.11, Torsi series by Klaus Kampert - Black and White nude photography
Located in Paris, FR
156.01.11 is a limited-edition black & white photograph by contemporary artist Klaus Kampert from the series entitled Torsi. In this series the model is stripped of identity. The pos...
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2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Archival Pigment

182.05.14, Porcelain series by Klaus Kampert - Black and White nude photography
Located in Paris, FR
182.05.14 is a limited-edition black & white photograph by contemporary artist Klaus Kampert from the series entitled Porcelain. In this series, the artist pursues his research on th...
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2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Archival Pigment

161.04.11, On body Forms series - Female Nude Photography
Located in Paris, FR
161.04.11 is a work by contemporary photographer Klaus Kampert, from the 'On Body Forms' series. The work of Klaus Kampert is focused on nude photography, trying to capture an emotio...
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2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Archival Pigment

110.01.98, More Typographic Creations series (Male Dancer Photograph)
Located in Paris, FR
This photograph by contemporary artist Klaus Kampert belongs to the series More Typographic Creations. Klaus Kampert focuses primarily on the body and movement. He works almost excl...
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1990s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Archival Pigment

127.04.04 by Klaus Kampert - Male Nude Dancer Photograph
Located in Paris, FR
German artist Klaus Kampert focuses primarily on the body and movement. This series was produced for the Deutshe Oper Am Rhein, Dusseldorf and Duisbourg's common opera. The photogra...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Archival Pigment

110.03.98, More Typographic Creations series (Male Dancer Photograph)
Located in Paris, FR
This photograph by contemporary artist Klaus Kampert belongs to the series More Typographic Creations. Klaus Kampert focuses primarily on the body and movement. He works almost exclu...
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1990s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Archival Pigment

160.06.11, Hommage à Modigliani series
Located in Paris, FR
160.06.11 is a limited-edition black & white photograph by contemporary artist Klaus Kampert from the series entitled Tribute to Modigliani. In this series, Klaus Kampert pays tribut...
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2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Archival Pigment

Three to Four Ages of Women - Black and White Street Photography by Art Shay
Located in Chicago, IL
Art Shay's true love was street photography. It is evidently clear in this shot entitled "The Three, Maybe Four, Ages of Women" with the young mannequin bride, the middle aged women...
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1960s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Archival Pigment

Sunbeams - underwater black & white photograph - print on paper 36" x 24"
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Underwater B&W photograph of a young naked woman wrapped in air bubbles and sunbeams. She had five grand-pianos at her house, a pool on the third floor, and a man on the bottom of t...
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2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Archival Pigment

154.08.11, Dancing the Cubes series (black and White nude photography)
Located in Paris, FR
154.03.11 is a limited-edition black & white photograph by contemporary artist Klaus Kampert from the series entitled Dancing the Cubes. 55 x 40 cm: edition of 15 copies + 3 artist’s...
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2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Archival Pigment

168.05.12, Wrapped series
Located in Paris, FR
168.05.12 is a limited-edition black & white photograph by contemporary artist Klaus Kampert from the series entitled Wrapped. In this series, Klaus Kampert uses fabric to partially ...
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2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Archival Pigment

182.02.14, Porcelain series by Klaus Kampert - Black and White nude photography
Located in Paris, FR
182.02.14 is a limited-edition black & white photograph by contemporary artist Klaus Kampert from the series entitled Porcelain. In this series, the artist pursues his research on th...
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2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Archival Pigment

154.03.11, Dancing the Cubes series (black and White nude photography)
Located in Paris, FR
154.03.11 is a limited-edition black & white photograph by contemporary artist Klaus Kampert from the series entitled Dancing the Cubes. This picture from the 'Dancing the Cubes' se...
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2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Archival Pigment

An Unknown Kate Moss At 16
Located in London, GB
An Unknown Kate Moss At 16 by Jake Chessum 1990 Oversize limited edition edition size 7 only this size printed 2021 Archival pigment print numbered and signed by the artist u...
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1990s Modern Black and White Photography

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Archival Pigment

'David Bowie Aladdin Sane - Black & White Neg Remaster - Limited Estate Edition
Located in London, GB
ALADDIN SANE REMASTERED BLACK & WHITE NEGATIVE * 24 x24" inches limited edition of 50 ONLY * Taken by Duffy during the second of Five Sessions with David Bowie – Duffy’s most fam...
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1970s Modern Black and White Photography

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Archival Pigment

Marlon Brando, Libertyville, Illinois, 1950 - Silver Gelatin Print
Located in Chicago, IL
On assignment for Life Magazine in 1950, Art Shay photographed Marlon Brando at his family farm in Libertyville, Illinois, just north of Chicago. Looking straight into Art's lens, B...
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1950s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

George Harrison
Located in Nümbrecht, DE
Henry Grossman (born 1936) is an American photographer, best known for his portraits of notable figures, in particular President John F. Kennedy and The Beatles, as well as prominent...
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1970s Modern Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Brooklyn, Illinois, Twins, 1952 - For Ebony Magazine in Lovejoy AKA Brooklyn, IL
Located in Chicago, IL
Art Shay photographed the community of Brooklyn, IL for Ebony Magazine, 1952. These photographs are the result of that experience. Brooklyn (popularly known as Lovejoy), is a vill...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Thunderweb - underwater black & white nude photograph - print on aluminum 24x36"
Located in Santa Monica, CA
An underwater black and white photograph of beautiful naked young woman in a pool filled with sun light. The bottom of the pool is covered with a mysterious web of ripple shadows and...
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2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Metal

Backside, -Male Nude Torso, Black and White Photograph, Matted and Framed
Located in Chicago, IL
The gorgeous muscular physique of the nude male in Doug Birkenheuer's photograph titled "Backside" is highlighted with the play of light and shadows. This sepia toned photograph cap...
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2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Archival Pigment

Arrival
Located in Dallas, TX
I am continually drawn to the simplicity and hand-made touches of this stunning work of art. I feel a sense of connection to it. Every sheet of aluminum so purposefully placed around...
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21st Century and Contemporary Photorealist Black and White Photography

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Photographic Paper

The Man With the Golden Arm, 1949, Nelson Algren as the Dealer, Silver Gelatin
Located in Chicago, IL
In the novel "The Man with the Golden Arm" by Nelson Algren, the main character is a card shark. Here Art has taken a twist on that title by showing Algren as the dealer in one of A...
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1940s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Silver Leaf

No Title (No 53) Photography Edition 5/28 36 x 36 inch by Yevgeniy Repiashenko
Located in Culver City, CA
No Title (No 53) Photography Edition 5/28 36 x 36 inch by Yevgeniy Repiashenko Photography Year photo was taken: 2020 Unframed - ships in a tube This picture is a part of Spiri...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Photographic Paper, Archival Pigment

Steel Beam Nude- Black and White Photograph by Doug Birkenheuer, Matted, Framed
Located in Chicago, IL
The soft, blurred background in this photograph pushes attention to the contrast between the rounded shapes in the human figure and the hard industrial edges of the steel beam. Da...
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2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Archival Pigment

Hercules, Vaux-le-Vicomte, France
Located in Dallas, TX
Edition of 45 Signed, titled, negative date, print date, and numbered by Michael Kenna Sepia toned gelatin silver Image size: 7 3/4 x 7 3/4 in. Printed 2000 Michael Kenna's black an...
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1990s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

"Sensuality 1" Print 37" x 26" inch Edition of 15 by VLADIMIR CLAVIJO-TELEPNEV
Located in Culver City, CA
"Sensuality 1" Print 37" x 26" inch Edition of 15 by VLADIMIR CLAVIJO-TELEPNEV Not framed - ships in a tube Vladimir Clavijo-Telepnev was born in 1962 in Moscow, in the family o...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Archival Pigment

Washington Square Arch (New York City Sepia Toned Print on Watercolor Paper)
Located in Hudson, NY
Washington Square Arch pigment print on watercolor paper 18 x 13, edition of 25 $1500 24 x 20, edition of 25 $2500 50x40, edition of 25, $6,500 This Black and White Sepia-toned prin...
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2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Pigment

Black Pot, Southwestern Black White Still Life with Pueblo Pot, Myron Wood Photo
Located in Denver, CO
Vintage Southwestern Black and White photograph depicting a still life with Pueblo (Native American) black-ware pottery jar with dried maize (corn) with an adobe wall by Myron Wood (...
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20th Century American Realist Black and White Photography

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Photographic Paper

Che Guevara
Located in Nümbrecht, DE
Osvaldo Salas, widely recognized as one of the world’s great press photographers, was born in Havana, Cuba in 1914. At the age of fourteen, he left Havana with his parents and immigr...
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1950s Modern Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Che Guevara
Located in Nümbrecht, DE
Osvaldo Salas, widely recognized as one of the world’s great press photographers, was born in Havana, Cuba in 1914. At the age of fourteen, he left Havana with his parents and immigr...
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1950s Modern Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

JFK Farewell - Kennedy Assassination Original Vintage Newsprint Collage Painting
Located in Chicago, IL
Patrick Burns b. 1987, Cleveland, OH Bio I like to explore themes that are unique to the American experience in my work. By merging the iconography of the US flag and the headlines...
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21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Black and White Photography

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Resin, Acrylic, Newsprint

Cow
Located in Ketchum, ID
Wendel Wirth is best known for her landscape photographs with a minimalist palette. Wirth’s purpose is for the viewer to look inward at how the image moves them. This is evident in h...
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2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Archival Pigment

Marlon Brando Kissing Dog, Libertyville, IL 1950 - Large Format Black & White
Located in Chicago, IL
This is a large scale black and white photo of Marlon Brando as a young man at his family farm with his dog. In 1951 Life Magazine asked Art Shay to photograph Marlon Brando at his ...
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1950s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Archival Pigment

Kurt Cobain; Brushing Teeth
Located in New York, NY
Limited Edition Signed by Jesse Frohman Next available edition printed upon purchase. Please allow 3 weeks for production.
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Mid-20th Century Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Archival Pigment

Water Sketch II - underwater black & white photograph - print on paper 18" x 24"
Located in Santa Monica, CA
An underwater black and white photograph of a naked young woman in the pool. Original gallery quality print signed by the artist. Digital archival pigment print on archival paper w...
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2010s Photorealist Black and White Photography

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Archival Pigment

Nude Mountain, Black & White Photo, Nude Female Torso with Montana Mountainscape
Located in Chicago, IL
A nude female reclines on her side as photographer Kirill Polevoy captures her beauty juxtaposed against the rugged Montana mountains. This large format photograph is unframed. Ple...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Archival Pigment

Italian Immigrants in New York in 1905 - Vintage Photograph
Located in Roma, IT
Italian immigrants in New York in 1905 is a vintage black and white vintage photograph realized by an anonymous photographer. Good conditions.
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Early 1900s Modern Black and White Photography

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Photographic Paper

Mars on Earth, Michigan - Black & White Photo of A Sparse Snow Covered Landscape
Located in Chicago, IL
The harsh, grim landscape of the surface of mars is the subject of Kirill Polevoy's black and white photograph entitled "Mars on Earth, Michigan". By bringing the angle of the photo...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Archival Pigment

Surf Wagon, St. Petersburg Beach, FL, 1964
Located in Dallas, TX
Edition of 25 Signed, titled, dated, print date, and numbered. Paper size: 36 x 54 in. AVAILABLE SIZES: 11 x 14 in., Edition of 25, $1500 16 x 20 in., Edition of 25, $3500 24 x 36 i...
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1960s Post-Modern Black and White Photography

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Archival Pigment

Pulled, Male Nude with Shrouded Face, Black and White Photograph, Matted, Framed
Located in Chicago, IL
This male nude shrouded with a veil over his face captures the human form in an exquisite expression of emotion and movement. The photo is double matted in a creamy white mat and fr...
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2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Archival Pigment

Kate Moss Venice Beach III (Framed)
Located in London, GB
Young Kate Moss rolling skating in Venice Beach 1992. TITLE: KATE MOSS VENICE BEACH III PHOTO: Christoph Martin Schmid
 SIGNED LIMITED EDITION 8/15 PAPER: C TYPE FULLY FRAMED: 32...
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1990s Black and White Photography

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Photographic Paper, C Print

Dancer Manny Rowe, nude, signed by Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
11 x 14" vintage silver gelatin photograph, signed by Jack Mitchell. Comes directly from the Jack Mitchell Archives with a certificate of authenticity. This photograph was from a se...
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1970s Pop Art Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Gun, Brooklyn - Black and White Photograph, Graffiti and Young Man in Brooklyn
Located in Chicago, IL
The photographer walks cities with his Leica camera capturing unexpected moments. His brand of street photography is sometimes poignant and sometimes humorous, often both. the cont...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Archival Pigment

Marilyn Monroe, New York City
Located in Dallas, TX
Signed by Elliott Erwitt Gelatin silver print Paper size: 11 x 14 in., Image size: 8 1/4 x 12 1/4 in. Signed in black ink on print margin. Signed, titled, dated misc. notations in pe...
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20th Century Modern Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Two Leopards Spotted, Chicago 1974, Brookfield Zoo, Signed and Framed.
Located in Chicago, IL
Street photography was a passion of Art's and it shows in this delightful shot taken at Brookfield Zoo in 1974. The photograph is signed on the bottom right hand corner. It is matt...
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1970s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Vintage Silver Gelatin Print Rabbi, Jerusalem Alley Israeli Judaica Micha Bar-Am
Located in Surfside, FL
Rare vintage signed and dated silver gelatin black & white unframed photograph. (printed circa 19730-1981) signed and numbered in ink on recto. Hand developed by or under the persona...
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1970s Realist Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Rounds - underwater black and white photograph - print on paper 43" x 70"
Located in Santa Monica, CA
An underwater black and white portrait of Justin Jedlica - The Human Ken Doll Original gallery quality print on archival paper signed by the artist. Limited edition of 24 The artwor...
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2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Archival Paper, Archival Pigment

Woman Holding Dress Walking through Vineyard- Black and white 40 x 40 inch photo
Located in Ketchum, ID
Black and white photograph of a young woman with picnic basket walking through a vineyard in California. Unframed archival pigment print by New York photographer Rodney Smith. All i...
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1990s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Black and White, Archival Pigment

"Quiet Morning", photograph, black and white, landscape, canoe, marsh, Cape Cod
Located in Boston, MA
Rebecca Skinner’s “Quiet Morning” is part of her "On and Off the Trail" series documenting the beautiful landscapes of New England. The 16 x 24 inch sepia toned black and white photo...
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2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Metal

Shop Black and White Photography

There’s a lot to love about black and white photography.

The unique and timeless quality of a black and white photograph accentuates any room. Some might argue that we’re naturally drawn to color photography because it’s the world we know best. This is a shared belief, particularly in the era of camera-phone photography, editing apps and the frenetic immediacy of sharing photos on social media. But when we look at black and white photography, we experience deep, rich shadows and tonal properties in a way that transfixes us. Composition and textures are crisp and engaging. We’re immediately drawn to the subjects of vintage street photography and continue to feel the emotional impact of decades-old photojournalism. The silhouettes of mountains in black and white landscape photography are particularly pronounced, while portrait photography and the skylines of urban cityscapes come to life in monochrome prints.

When decorating with fine photography, keep in mind that some color photographs may not be suitable for every space. However, you can be more daring with black and white photos. The gray tones are classic, sophisticated and generally introduce elegance to any corner of your home, which renders black and white prints amazingly versatile.

Black and white photography adapts to its surroundings like a chameleon might. A single large-scale black and white photograph above the sofa in your living room is going to work with any furniture style, and as some homeowners and designers today are working to introduce more muted tones and neutral palettes to dining rooms and bedrooms, the integration of black and white photography — a hallmark of minimalist decor — is a particularly natural choice for such a setting.

Another advantage to bringing black and white photography into your home is that you can style walls and add depth and character without worrying about disrupting an existing color scheme. Black and white photographs actually harmonize well with accent colors such as yellow, red and green. Your provocative Memphis Group lighting and bold Pierre Paulin seating will pair nicely with the black and white fine nude photography you’ve curated over the years.

Black and white photography also complements a variety of other art. Black and white photos pair well with drawings and etchings in monochromatic hues. They can also form part of specific color schemes. For example, you can place black and white prints in colored picture frames for a pop of color. And while there are no hard and fast rules, it’s best to keep black and white prints separate from color photographs. Color prints stand out in a room more than black and white prints do. Pairing them may detract attention from your black and white photography. Instead, dedicate separate walls or spaces to each.

Once you’ve selected the photography that best fits your space, you’ll need to decide how to hang the images. If you want to hang multiple photos, it’s essential to know how to arrange wall art. A proper arrangement can significantly enhance a living space.

On 1stDibs, explore a vast collection of compelling black and white photography by artists such as Mark Shaw, Jack Mitchell (a photographer you should know), Berenice Abbott and David Yarrow.

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David Yarrow Tells Us the Tales behind His Wild, Wild Photography

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To capture many of the cinematic images in his new show, the famed photographer traveled to the still-rugged parts of Alaska and the Rocky Mountains, shooting supermodels and carnivores alike.

Lori Grinker’s Artful Photographs of a Young Mike Tyson Are a Knockout!

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Jonathan Becker Reflects on His Decades of Photographing A-Listers for ‘Vanity Fair’

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