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Stay On Target - limited edition - Pop Art Print Oversize
Located in London, GB
Stay On Target- archival pigment print by the London based contemporary pop art image creator and artist, BATIK. Measures 60 x 40" inches / 151 x 101 cm paper size limited to ...
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2010s Pop Art Black and White Photography

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Black and White, Archival Pigment

'Queen Elizabeth II' Victoria & Albert Museum London LIMITED EDITION
Located in London, GB
'Queen Elizabeth II' Victoria & Albert Museum London LIMITED EDITION Queen Elizabeth II, Buckingham Palace, Cecil Beaton (1904-80), England, 1968 © Victoria and Albert Museum, Lon...
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1960s Modern Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

'Queen Elizabeth II' Victoria & Albert Museum London LIMITED EDITION
Located in London, GB
'Queen Elizabeth II' Victoria & Albert Museum London LIMITED EDITION Queen Elizabeth II, Buckingham Palace, Cecil Beaton (1904-80), England, 1968 © Victoria and Albert Museum, Lon...
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1960s Modern Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Atomic Blonde - Oversize Signed limited edition - Pop Art - Brigitte Bardot
Located in London, GB
Atomic Blonde - Oversize Signed limited edition - Pop Art - Brigitte Bardot by the London based contemporary pop art image creator and artist, BATIK. Measures 40 x 30" inches / 1...
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2010s Pop Art Black and White Photography

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Color, Archival Pigment

"Chasing the Light" 40x50 Black and White Photography of Wild Horses Mustangs
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This is a contemporary black and white photograph of Northern California Wild Mustangs. "They represent the ultimate expression of American freedom" 40 x 50 Edition of 12. Signed b...
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21st Century and Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Archival Pigment

Rounds - underwater black and white photograph - print on paper 22 x 36"
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, print #2 ...
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2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Archival Ink, Archival Paper, Archival Pigment

' Seascape I ' Signed Limited Edition Oversize print
Located in London, GB
' Seascape I ' Signed Limited Edition Oversize print by Stuart Möller limited edition to 10 only this size - signed A view of the sea during a rainstorm. Gorgeous archival pig...
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2010s Modern Black and White Photography

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Black and White, Archival Pigment

Sky Dance
Located in Santa Monica, CA
An underwater black and white photograph of a female dancer in the pool. Original gallery quality print signed by the artist. Digital archival pigment print on archival paper with ...
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2010s Photorealist Black and White Photography

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Archival Pigment

Rwanda Skull After the Genocide of the Mountain Gorillas in Africa Photograph
Located in New York, NY
signed titled and inscribed in ink in various edges of the photograph with collage. This was gifted by Peter Beard to Irving Penn who later returned it to Peter Beard. The back o...
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1980s American Realist Black and White Photography

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Archival Paper

Basquiat 1979 photograph (Nick Taylor Jean-Michel Basquiat Gray)
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Jean Michel Basquiat photograph, New York, 1979: This work is taken from Nicholas Taylor’s famous portfolio documenting his friendship with Jean-Michel Basquiat - a friendship which ...
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1980s Pop Art Black and White Photography

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Archival Pigment

"Mountain Mustangs" 36x48 -Photography Wild Horses, Mustangs, Western Fine Art
Located in Los Angeles, CA
1stdibs Special Price - This is a contemporary photograph of wild horses. "They represent the ultimate expression of American freedom" Unsigned test print on Kodak Luster paper. ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Archival Pigment

High Sierra Mustangs - 40x60 Black and White Photography Wild Horses Unsigned
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This is a contemporary black and white photograph of Wild Mustangs. "They represent the ultimate expression of American freedom" 40x60 Unsigned print on archival photo rag Framing ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Archival Pigment

Wine Press House, Cornfield, Austria, black and white photography, landscape
Located in Vienna, Vienna
SILVERFINEART - Black and white landscape photography. Limited edition of 5. Archival pigment ink print on fine art paper. Hand signed, titled, print date and numbered on print and a...
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2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Archival Ink, Archival Paper, Archival Pigment, Black and White, Digital...

Chet Baker, 1953 - Bob Willoughby (Portrait Photography)
Located in London, GB
Chet Baker, 1953 - Bob Willoughby (Portrait Photography) Archival pigment print Printed on 20 x 24 inch paper From an edition of 25 Also available in alternative sizes Bob Willo...
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1950s Realist Black and White Photography

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Archival Pigment

Frida Winking, New Workers School, NY
Located in Dallas, TX
Signed. Open Edition. Paper size: 11 x 14 in. “Frida now lives in the swellest place on 13th St. across from the New Workers School via a 5 & 10 cent store. A large, airy apartment ...
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1930s Modern Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Belfries of collegiate church at Stuttgart, Germany 1935, Printed Later
Located in Nümbrecht, DE
One of the photographers at Mauritius Publishing based in Berlin was Karl Heinrich Lämmel. Born on 30 July 1910 in Riesa, Saxony, he has been missing since April 1945. In the thirtie...
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1930s Modern Black and White Photography

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Black and White

New York City Ballet Dancer Wendy Whelan in 'Swan Lake' signed by Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
New York City Ballet dancer Wendy Whelan in ‘Swan Lake’, 1993. Vintage silver gelatin exhibition photograph made by Jack Mitchell. Signed by Jack Mitchell on the front and the rever...
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1990s Pop Art Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Swiss Alps (1928) Archival Pigment Print - Oversized
Located in London, GB
Swiss Alps (1928) Silver Gelatin Fibre Print - Oversized (Photo by H. Armstrong Roberts/Alamy) 1st November 1928. Five men skiing down snow-covered Alps, Switzerland. Additional...
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1920s Modern Black and White Photography

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Black and White, Archival Pigment

New York City
Located in Dallas, TX
Signed by Elliott Erwitt. AVAILABLE SIZES: 11 x 14 in. $5000 16 x 20 in. $7500 20 x 24in. $8500 30 x 40 in. $14500 Born to Russian parents in Paris in 1928, Elliott Erwitt spent hi...
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1960s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Led Zeppelin "Plane"
Located in Mount Pleasant, SC
Led Zeppelin standing in front of their tour plane "Starship" in 1973. Photograph taken at JFK airport before heading to Pittsburgh, PA. Signed by photographer Bob Gruen. Limited e...
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1970s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Photographic Paper

USA, New York City, 1948 - Elliott Erwitt (Black and White Photography)
Located in London, GB
USA, New York City, 1948 - Elliott Erwitt (Black and White Photography) Signed, inscribed with title and dated on accompanying artist’s label Silver gelatin print, printed later Ava...
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Late 20th Century Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Hunter S. Thompson in Cozumel
Located in Dallas, TX
Edition of 25 Signed, titled, dated and numbered. Paper size: 20 x 16 in. AVAILABLE SIZES: 11 x 14 in., Edition of 25, $1500 16 x 20 in., Edition of 25, $2500 24 x 36 in., Edition o...
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1970s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Archival Pigment

Red Lipstick
Located in Greenwich, CT
All available sizes & editions for each size of this photograph: 18" x 18" Edition of 3 30" x 30" Edition of 3, 2 LEFT 40" x 40" Edition of 3 59" x 59" Edition of 3 You're a blank c...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Paper, Archival Ink, Archival Paper, Photographic Paper, Digital, Archiv...

Chanel Silhouette
Located in Greenwich, CT
Available sizes 18" x 18" 30" x 30" 45" x 45" 60" x 60" Editions of 3 This is one of most fun series I've ever made, and it's not without its challenges, I worked for months test...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Archival Ink, Archival Paper, Photographic Paper, Archival Pigment

Beatles, 1964 (Terry O'Neill - Black and White Photography)
Located in London, GB
Beatles, 1964 (Terry O'Neill - Black and White Photography) Silver Gelatin Print 16x20: £2,100 20x24: £2,700 30x40: £4,800 48x72: £12,000 Edition of 50 and 10 APs per size. Digita...
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Late 20th Century Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Frida Painting "The Two Fridas"
Located in Dallas, TX
Edition of 70 Signed by Nickolas Muray's Estate Nickolas Muray Photo Archives Paper size: 16 x 16 in. Image size: 12 1/4 x 12 1/4 in. Nickolas Muray (1892–1965) was a Hungarian born...
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20th Century Modern Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Che Guevara, Havana, 1964 - Elliott Erwitt (Black and White Photography)
Located in London, GB
Che Guevara, Havana, 1964 - Elliott Erwitt (Black and White Photography) Signed, inscribed with title and dated on accompanying artist’s label Silver gelatin print, printed later Av...
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20th Century Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Andy Warhol, Photograph with Brooke Shields Making a Funny Face, 1985
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Brooke Shields is an American actor who first gained critical acclaim as a child model and subsequently for her roles in Louis Malle's Pretty Baby and The Blue Lagoon. Image dimens...
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1980s Pop Art Black and White Photography

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Photographic Paper

Marmara Sea, Silivli, 1991, #369 - Hiroshi Sugimoto
Located in London, GB
Marmara Sea, Silivli, 1991, #369 - Hiroshi Sugimoto Printed 1990 With blindstamped title and date on the mount Offset Lithograph 13 7/8 x 18 1/4 inches
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Late 20th Century Black and White Photography

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Offset

A Frog Atop Water
Located in Greenwich, CT
All available sizes and editions: 20 x 30 in 40 x 60 in 56 x 84 in Editions of 3 The idea behind this series was to capture the phantasmagorical nature of time. The Sirens of Greek ...
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2010s Black and White Photography

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Luster

Ivry-Sur-Seine, 1955 - Henri Cartier-Bresson (Black and White Photography)
Located in London, GB
Ivry-Sur-Seine, 1955 - Henri Cartier-Bresson (Black and White Photography) Signed and stamped with photographer's blind stamp Silver gelatin print, printed 1980s 11 x 14 inches Henr...
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1950s Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Raquel Welch Black and White Portrait from 1966
Located in Toronto, CA
The beautiful American actress and singer, Raquel Welch doing a photoshoot in 1966. Press Print, Size 7" x 9". Hollywood Press Syndicate, from Globe Photo Archives. This stunning pr...
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1960s Modern Black and White Photography

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Black and White

Chinstrap Penguins, South Sandwich Islands, 2009 - Sebastião Salgado
Located in London, GB
Chinstrap Penguins, South Sandwich Islands, 2009 Sebastião Salgado International Shipping Available Stamped with photographer’s copyright blind stamp Signed, inscribed on reverse ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Freddie Mercury at Wembley Stadium
Located in Mount Pleasant, SC
Freddie Mercury on stage during the Magic tour. Wembley Stadium, UK. 1986. Limited Edition of 225. Also available in 24x36 inch size.
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20th Century Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Archival Pigment

Tina Turner, Los Angeles 1983 ʻTina In Motionʻ
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
American-born Swiss singer, songwriter, dancer, and actress Tina Turner in Los Angeles, CA, US, 1983. Norman Seeff On this session: "Working with Tina is liek being exposed to a nu...
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1980s Black and White Photography

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Archival Pigment

Eyeball Freak, Circus Side Show Curiosity, Silver Gelatin Print, Framed, 1952
Located in Chicago, IL
“Art Shay’s photography shakes you up, sets you down gently, pats you on the head and then kicks you in the ass.” Roger Ebert “[Shay’s work] ranks with some of the greats of the 20...
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1950s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

307 – René Groebli, Black and White, Street Photography, Art, Vintage Print
Located in Zurich, CH
René GROEBLI (*1927, Switzerland) 307, 1946 / 1952 Vintage silver gelatin print on Baryta paper Sheet 21.5 x 17 cm (8 1/2 x 6 3/4 in.) Unique Print only Signed and dated on verso R...
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1940s Post-War Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Antelope Canyon, Arizona, USA, abstract black and white photography, landscape
Located in Vienna, Vienna
SILVERFINEART - Black and white landscape photography. Limited edition of 9. Produced from the original 6x6cm medium format black and white negative film and printed as archival pigm...
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2010s Abstract Black and White Photography

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Black and White, Digital, Digital Pigment, Archival Ink, Archival Paper,...

Aspen Landscape
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This is a unique work. Stamped twice on the reverse by both The Estate of Andy Warhol and The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Ar...
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1980s Pop Art Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Animal Locomotion: Plate 301 (Nude Man Kicking Ball) - Eadweard Muybridge
Located in London, GB
Animal Locomotion: Plate 301 (Nude Man Kicking Ball) - Eadweard Muybridge Inscribed with Muybridge's Letterpress credit, series title, plate number and date. Stamped with Museum of E...
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Late 19th Century Black and White Photography

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Photographic Paper

Row of Cherry Trees, Austria, black and white fine art photography, landscapes
Located in Vienna, Vienna
SILVERFINEART - Black and white landscape photography. Limited edition of 9. Produced from the original 6x17 cm medium format black and white negative film and printed as archival pi...
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2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Photographic Film, Archival Ink, Archival Paper, Archival Pigment, Black...

Cotton Candy, San Angel, Mexico
Located in Dallas, TX
Open Edition Gelatin silver print Paper size: 14 x 11 in., Image size: 10 1/2 x 10 1/4 in. Signed, titled, dated, print date and misc. notations in pencil on print verso by Mario Alg...
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Late 20th Century Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Abbie Hoffman photograph, Detroit 1960s
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Abbie Hoffman photograph by Leni Sinclair Set in Ann Arbor, MI, 1969, this rare, classic image of a young Abbie Hoffman was captured by none other than, legendary Detroit photograph...
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1960s Pop Art Black and White Photography

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Inkjet

Apriel - underwater nude photograph - print on paper 36 x 44"
Located in Santa Monica, CA
An underwater black and white photograph of a beautiful topless young woman in the pool. Original gallery quality print signed by the artist. Digital archival pigment print on arch...
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2010s Photorealist Black and White Photography

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Archival Pigment

Animal Locomotion: Plate 730 (Tiger Walking), 1887 - Eadweard Muybridge
Located in London, GB
Animal Locomotion: Plate 730 (Tiger Walking), 1887 - Eadweard Muybridge Inscribed with Muybridge's letterpress credit, series title, plate number and date, stamped with Museum of Edi...
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Late 19th Century Black and White Photography

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Photographic Paper

Michael J. Fox
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This work is unique. Stamped on the reverse by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. Foundation number also on verso. The work comes with an Authentication Letter from the ...
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Late 20th Century Pop Art Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Master of the Mara
Located in Chicago, IL
Master of the Mara Kenya, Africa, 2017. 24 x 36 in / 61 x 91.4 cm / Edition of 20 31 x 46.5 in / 78.7 x 118.1 cm / Edition of 15 40 × 60 in / 101.6 x 152.4 cm / Edition of 10 60 × 9...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Archival Pigment

Portrait of a Young Women in Kenya, Black and White, Meditative
Located in US
"Fabric of Youth" A young Rendille woman named Adato watches over the deserted salt flats of the Chalbi Desert. She is a beacon of hope for the future of her tribe. This image is ...
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2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Archival Pigment

Tina Turner and Janis Joplin
Located in Mount Pleasant, SC
The only time that Tina Turner and Janis Joplin ever performed together was the night of November 27th 1969 one day after Tina turned 30 years old. Ike and Tina were the opening act...
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20th Century Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

"Model in black & white" Photography on canvas
Located in Carmel, CA
Malissa - "Model in black & white" Photography on canvas The photograph comes with a certificate of authenticity and a letter of appraisal.
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21st Century and Contemporary Expressionist Black and White Photography

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Canvas, Photographic Film, Black and White

Miles Davis
Located in New York, NY
Silver Gelatin Print Estate Stamped Please allow extra production time. Other sizes available.
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Mid-20th Century Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Andy Warhol, Photograph of Heather Watts, 1986
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Heather Watts joined the New York City Ballet in 1970 at the age of 17, and was made a principal dancer in 1979. She is a contributing editor at Vanity Fair magazine, where she cover...
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1980s Pop Art Black and White Photography

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Photographic Paper

Stevie Nicks
Located in Mount Pleasant, SC
Stevie Nicks backstage in dressing room Venice, CA. 1981
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20th Century Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Archival Pigment

Director And Star, Orson Welles on set of Othello
Located in New York, NY
1952: Orson Welles (1915 - 1985) in Venice during a break from filming 'Othello' which he directed and starred in. Slim Aarons (1916-2006) worked mainly for society publications ph...
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1950s Modern Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Stevie Nicks
Located in Mount Pleasant, SC
Stevie Nicks standing on a rooftop in Venice, CA. 1981
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20th Century Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Archival Pigment

Johannesbergkapelle, mountain chapel, lake, black & white photography, landscape
Located in Vienna, Vienna
SILVERFINEART - Black and white landscape photography. Limited edition of 5. Produced from the original 4x5 inch large format black and white negative film and printed as archival pi...
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2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Archival Pigment, Black and White, Digital, Digital Pigment, Archival In...

Salvador Dali 4 47 in x 70 in (Black and White)
Located in San Juan, PR
Salvador Dali 4, 1950 Black and white photograph. Size as seen on preview: 47 in x 70 in Available Sizes: 36 in x 48 in, 24 in x 36 in, 36 in x 36 in. This art work is part of an...
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1950s Photorealist Black and White Photography

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Black and White, Photographic Paper, Giclée

Keith Swimming Pool
Located in Mount Pleasant, SC
Keith Richards swimming at the Villa Nellcote summer 1971. This was taken during the time period that the Rolling Stones were recording "Exile on Main St". Limited Edition of 25. E...
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1970s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Archival Pigment

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

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

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!

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

The New York photographer tells us how an encounter with the then-13-year-old boxer led to a decade-long project that saw them both go pro.

John Dolan’s Photographs Capture the Art and Soul of a Wedding Day

John Dolan’s Photographs Capture the Art and Soul of a Wedding Day

In a new book compiling 30 years' worth of images, the photographer reveals that it's the in-between moments that make a wedding special.

Sebastião Salgado Takes Us on a Close-Up Journey to Amazônia

Sebastião Salgado Takes Us on a Close-Up Journey to Amazônia

The famed Brazilian photographer tells us about the seven years he spent immersed in the Amazon rain forest.

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

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

After 30-plus years with the storied magazine, the photographer shares the tales behind some of his most famous (and often surreal) pictures.

Photographer to Know: Andreas H. Bitesnich

Photographer to Know: Andreas H. Bitesnich

From erotic nudes to exotic cityscapes, this Austrian lensman favors the bold.

Photographer to Know: David Bailey

Photographer to Know: David Bailey

British portraitist David Bailey gets up close to his celebrity subjects.

Savor Ansel Adams’s Landscapes and Those of His Ambitious Successors

Savor Ansel Adams’s Landscapes and Those of His Ambitious Successors

A new exhibition examines images by the master photographer alongside works by photographers who influenced him and contemporary creators.