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Pop Art Black and White Photography

POP ART STYLE

Perhaps one of the most influential contemporary-art movements, Pop art emerged in the 1950s. In stark contrast to traditional artistic practice, it drew on imagery from popular culture — comic books, advertising, product packaging and other commercial media — to create paintings and sculptures that celebrated ordinary life in the most literal way.

Pop art started in Britain as a reaction, both positive and critical, to the period’s consumerism. Its goal was to put popular culture on the same level as so-called high culture.

Richard Hamilton’s 1956 collage Just what is it that makes today’s homes so different, so appealing? is widely believed to have kickstarted this unconventional new style.

Pop art works are distinguished by their bold imagery, bright colors and seemingly commonplace subject matter. Practitioners sought to challenge the status quo, breaking with the perceived elitism of the previously dominant Abstract Expressionism and making statements about current events. Other key characteristics of Pop art include appropriation of imagery and techniques from popular and commercial culture; use of different media and formats; repetition in imagery and iconography; incorporation of mundane objects from advertisements, cartoons and other popular media; hard edges; and ironic and witty treatment of subject matter.

Although British artists launched the movement, they were soon overshadowed by their American counterparts. Pop art is perhaps most closely identified with Andy Warhol, whose clever appropriation of motifs and images helped to transform the artistic style into a lifestyle. Most of the best-known Pop artists started in commercial art (Warhol made whimsical drawings as a hobby during his early years as a commercial illustrator), a background that helped them in merging high and popular culture.

Roy Lichtenstein was another prominent American Pop artist. Much like Warhol, Lichtenstein drew his subjects from print media, particularly comic strips, producing paintings and sculptures characterized by primary colors, bold outlines and halftone dots, elements appropriated from commercial printing. Recontextualizing a lowbrow image by importing it into a fine-art context was a trademark of his style. Neo-pop artists like Jeff Koons and Takashi Murakami further blurred the line between art and popular culture.

Pop art rose to prominence largely through the work of a handful of men creating works that were unemotional and distanced — in other words, stereotypically masculine. However, there were many important female Pop artists, such as Rosalyn Drexler, whose significant contributions to the movement are recognized today. Best known for her work as a playwright and novelist, Drexler also created paintings and collages embodying Pop art themes and stylistic features.

Read more about the history of Pop art and the style’s famous artists, and browse a collection of Pop art prints, photography and other works on 1stDibs.

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Style: Pop Art
Colm Wilkenson, Terrance Mann in "Les Miserables" on Broadway signed by Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
11 x 14" vintage silver gelatin photograph of Colm Wilkenson, Terrance Mann in "Les Miserables" on Broadway, 1987. Signed by Jack Mitchell on the print verso. Comes directly from the...
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1960s Pop Art Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Artists (and partners) Robert Indiana and William Katz in bed
Located in Senoia, GA
11 x 14" vintage silver gelatin photograph of artists and partners Robert Indiana and William Katz in bed with their pet cat, 1969. An amazing intimate documentary photo of a famous ...
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1960s Pop Art Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Warhol Superstar Holly Woodlawn with Nik, signed by Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
11 x 14" vintage silver gelatin photograph of Warhol Superstar Holly Woodlawn photographed with Mitchell's cat 'Nik' in 1970. Signed by Jack Mitchell on the verso. Comes directly fr...
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1970s Pop Art Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

"Schnitzel Please!," Dresden, Germany, 1999
Located in NEW YORK, NY
"Schnitzel Please!" This timeless, charming photo of a town favorite Dresden Dog, was captured by New York based photographer Fernando Natalici in Germany in 1999. Archival Inkjet ...
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1990s Pop Art Black and White Photography

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Inkjet

American Composer David Del Tredici, nude.
Located in Senoia, GA
11 x 14" vintage silver gelatin photograph of composer David Del Tredici, photographed nude in 1973. Signed by Jack Mitchell on the print verso. Comes directly from the Jack Mitchell...
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1970s Pop Art Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Rare Basquiat photograph 1979 (Samo)
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Jean Michel Basquiat, New York, 1979 This rare Basquiat photograph was taken from Nicholas Taylor’s well-documented portfolio exploring his friendship with Jean-Michel Basquiat - a f...
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1980s Pop Art Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Dance Theatre of Harlem Principal Dancers
Located in Senoia, GA
11 x 14" vintage silver gelatin photograph of Dance Theatre of Harlem principal dancers, photographed in New York City, 1975. Comes directly from the Jack Mitchell Archives with a ce...
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1970s Pop Art Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Andy Warhol, Photograph of Diana Vreeland and Martha Graham, 1980
Located in Los Angeles, CA
As Editor-in-Chief, Diana Vreeland brought Vogue to the forefront of international fashion magazines. Richard Avedon said of Vreeland at her memorial, “Diana lived for imagination ru...
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1980s Pop Art Black and White Photography

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Photographic Paper

'Schnitzel Please!' Dresden Germany photograph, 1999
Located in NEW YORK, NY
"Schnitzel Please!" This timeless, charming photo of a town favorite Dresden Dog, was captured by New York based photographer Fernando Natalici in Germany in 1999. Archival Inkjet ...
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1990s Pop Art Black and White Photography

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Inkjet

BASQUIAT Dancing at The Mudd Club, 1979 (Basquiat Boom For Real photograph)
Located in NEW YORK, NY
'Jean Michel Basquiat Dancing at The Mudd Club', New York City, 1979: This rare Basquiat photograph was taken from Nicholas Taylor’s well-documented portfolio exploring his friendshi...
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1980s Pop Art Black and White Photography

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Inkjet

Keith Haring Pop Shop poster (vintage Keith Haring posters)
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Keith Haring Pop Shop poster /folded mail order catalogue & rare mailing envelope, circa 1989. Imagery: Tseng Kwong Chi’s, ‘Keith Haring in the Pop Shop’ (c.1983). Offset lithogr...
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1980s Pop Art Black and White Photography

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Lithograph, Offset

Male model Brian Destazio, 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

Photograph of Debbie Harry (Blondie), 1985
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The singer, songwriter, and actress Debbie Harry is an icon of 1980s punk and new wave. The lead singer of the new wave band Blondie, named for Harry's signature platinum-blonde hair...
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1980s Pop Art Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin, Photographic Paper

16 x 20" Mr. Olympia winner Frank Zane & wife Christine, signed by Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
16 x 20" vintage silver gelatin photograph of three time Mr. Olympia winner Frank Zane and his wife Christine, in 1982. It is signed by Jack Mitchell on the recto and in pencil on th...
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1980s Pop Art Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Andy Warhol photograph New York, 1978
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Andy Warhol by Fernando Natalici, New York 1978: This rare darkroom Andy Warhol portrait was shot at the Halston Spring Fashion Show, in New York City, 1978 by heralded downtown art ...
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1970s Pop Art Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

"Schnitzel Please!," Dresden Germany 1999 (dog photograph)
Located in NEW YORK, NY
"Schnitzel Please!" This timeless, charming photo of a town favorite Dresden Dog, was captured by New York based photographer Fernando Natalici in Germany in 1999. Archival Inkjet ...
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1990s Pop Art Black and White Photography

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Inkjet

Framed Portrait Arnold Schwarzenegger, Vintage Signed Photo
Located in Senoia, GA
Bodybuilder (and future film star and Governor of California) Arnold Schwarzenegger, photographed at the top of his form for After Dark magazine on October 5, 1976. Vintage silver g...
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1970s Pop Art Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Andy Warhol, Photograph of Georgia O'Keeffe and Juan Usle, 1982
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Georgia O'Keeffe is one of the most celebrated American modernist painters, best known for her paintings of flowers and New Mexico landscapes. This photograph is published in: Ameri...
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1980s Pop Art Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Andy Warhol, Photograph of Ashford Simpson and Diana Ross circa 1980
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Diana Ross is the former lead singer of the Motown group The Supremes, after which she went on to have a successful career as a solo singer-songwriter, music producer, and actress. ...
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1980s Pop Art Black and White Photography

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Photographic Paper

Madonna as Marlene Dietrich, Los Angeles, 1986
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: Matthew Rolston (1955) Title: ​Madonna as Marlene Dietrich, Los Angeles, 1986 Year: 1986 Medium: ​Archival pigment print Edition: 15, plus proofs Size: 20 x 16 inches Conditi...
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1980s Pop Art Black and White Photography

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Archival Pigment

John Lennon photograph Detroit, 1971 (photo of John Lennon)
Located in NEW YORK, NY
John Lennon & Yoko Ono, Detroit, 1971 photographed by legendary Detroit photographer Leni Sinclair, Kresge Foundation's Eminent Artist of 2016 (See The Guardian UK Photo Section, Ja...
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1960s Pop Art Black and White Photography

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Inkjet

Ronald Reagan
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Image dimensions: 10 x 8 in. Framed dimensions: 18.125 x 18.125 in. This work is unique. Image rights: The purchaser is acquiring ownership rights only of the physical work of art ...
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1980s Pop Art Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Iggy Pop photograph Detroit 1968 (Leni Sinclair)
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Iggy Pop by Leni Sinclair One of the most iconic images ever taken of Iggy Pop, this truly one of a kind photograph was shot by legendary Detroit photographer Leni Sinclair - 2016's...
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1960s Pop Art Black and White Photography

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Inkjet

Italian actor Giancarlo Giannini feature article shot for 'After Dark' magazine
Located in Senoia, GA
Italian actor Giancarlo Giannini star of 'Seven Beauties', iconic portrait for 'After Dark' magazine feature article in 1976. This is a vintage gelatin silver print, made by hand by ...
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1970s Pop Art Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Nude portrait study of ballet dancer Christian Holder for 'After Dark' magazine
Located in Senoia, GA
Nude portrait study of ballet dancer Christian Holder for 'After Dark' magazine, 1970. This is a vintage silver gelatin photograph made by hand by master photographer Jack Mitchell. ...
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1970s Pop Art Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Dance Theatre of Harlem dancer Ronald Perry
Located in Senoia, GA
11 x 14" vintage silver gelatin photograph of Dance Theatre of Harlem dancer Ronald Perry, photographed in New York City, 1975. Comes directly from the Jack Mitchell Archives with a ...
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1970s Pop Art Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Nancy Reagan
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Published various books including Contact Warhol: Photography Without End, Andy Warhol 365 Takes, America Andy Warhol as well as Paris New York Photography & Fame. Each book highligh...
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1980s Pop Art Black and White Photography

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Photographic Paper

Rare Basquiat, Keith Haring Street Art Photo c.1979
Located in NEW YORK, NY
'The Door': Rare early Basquiat, Keith Haring Street Art Photo Fernando Natalici’s, The Door, photographed, New York c.1979/1980, represents one of only two known photographs featur...
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1970s Pop Art Black and White Photography

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Archival Pigment

Jean-Michel Basquiat photograph 1979 (Nick Taylor of Gray)
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Photograph of Jean Michel Basquiat, New York, 1979: This rare Basquiat photograph was taken from Nicholas Taylor’s well-documented portfolio exploring his friendship with Jean-Michel...
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1980s Pop Art Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

1980s Grace Jones photograph (Grace Jones & Dolph Lundgren) c. 1985
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Rare vintage Grace Jones and Dolph Lundgren photograph by Greg Gorman, circa 1985: This Greg Gorman photograph features Grace Jones and her bodyguard, turned boyfriend, Dolph Lundgr...
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1980s Pop Art Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Rare Basquiat photograph (Basquiat 1979)
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Jean Michel Basquiat, New York, 1979 This rare Basquiat photograph was taken from Nicholas Taylor’s well-documented portfolio exploring his friendship with Jean-Michel Basquiat - a f...
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1980s Pop Art Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Debbie Harry photograph, New York, 1976 (Unmade Beds Blondie)
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Debbie Harry East Village, 1976 by celebrated New York photographer Fernando Natalici. Cooler than cool, this classic "Blondie" photo was captured on the set of "Unmade Beds" (direct...
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1970s Pop Art Black and White Photography

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C Print

David Bowie photograph New York City 1999 (Bowie photo)
Located in NEW YORK, NY
A rare, intimate photo of the legendary David Bowie taken at New York's Kit Kat Club in 1999 during a private VH1 event, by celebrated downtown photographer, Fernando Natalici. Dime...
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20th Century Pop Art Black and White Photography

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Inkjet

Grammy Award-winning Singer Songwriter Roberta Flack
Located in Senoia, GA
11 x 14" vintage silver gelatin photograph of Grammy Award-winning Singer Songwriter Roberta Flack, photographed in 1971. Comes directly from the Jack Mitchell Archives with a certi...
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1970s Pop Art Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Warhol 'Trash' Superstar Joe Dallesandro nude for After Dark
Located in Senoia, GA
11 x 14" vintage silver gelatin photograph of Warhol Superstar Joe Dallesandro photographed nude in June 1970 for 'After Dark' magazine after starring in Andy Warhol's "Trash". Jack ...
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1970s Pop Art Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Original Barbara Kruger Vinyl Record Art
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Vintage original Barbara Kruger Record Art, 1994 Off-set lithograph on vinyl record cover Measure: 12 x 12 inches Minor surface wear; in otherwise very good vintage condition Very c...
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1990s Pop Art Black and White Photography

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Lithograph, Offset

Dancers Joseph May III, Tom Fowler 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

BASQUIAT Gray photograph 1979 (Basquiat Gray 1979)
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Jean-Michel Basquiat Photograph by Nick Taylor of Gray: This rare Basquiat photograph was taken from Nicholas Taylor’s well-documented portfolio exploring his friendship with Jean-Mi...
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1980s Pop Art Black and White Photography

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Inkjet

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

Susan Sontag and Gloria Vanderbilt
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This is a unique work. Stamped on verso by The Estate of Andy Warhol and The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. Annotated with Foundation inventory number and initialed Tim ...
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Late 20th Century Pop Art Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Montauk
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This work is unique. Work comes with a Certificate of Provenance. Stamped on the verso by the Estate of the Artist and The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. Foundation numb...
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1970s Pop Art Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Lexington, Kentucky, Jim Gray Collection, Sally Davies
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: Sally Davies (1956) Title: Lexington, Kentucky, Jim Gray Collection Year: 2022 Medium: Inkjet print on archival paper Edition: 12, plus proofs Size: 17 x 22 inches Condition:...
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2010s Pop Art Black and White Photography

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Inkjet

Andy and Barbi Benton
Located in Palm Desert, CA
A photograph by Andy Warhol. "Andy and Barbi Benton" is a unique silver gelatin photograph by pop American artist Andy Warhol. The artwork is numbered FL08.00198 and AWL007. Andy War...
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Late 20th Century Pop Art Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Grace Jones at Bond’s, New York, 1980, Ron Galella
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: ​Ron Galella (1931) Title: Grace Jones at Bond’s, New York, 1980 Year: 1980 Medium: Silver Gelatin Print Edition: 20, plus proofs Size: 11 x 14 inches Condition: Excellent In...
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1980s Pop Art Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Debbie Harry on the set of The Foreigner East Village, 1977 (Blondie)
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Cooler than cool... Debbie Harry, New York, 1977, photographed on the set of "The Foreigner" by celebrated New York underground photographer Fernando Natalici. The Foreigner (direct...
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1970s Pop Art Black and White Photography

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C Print

Debbie Harry on the set of Unmade Beds East Village 1976 (Blondie photograph)
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Debbie Harry photograph New York, 1976 by Fernando Natalici: Cooler than cool... Debbie Harry, New York, 1976, photographed on the set of "Unmade Beds" by celebrated New York underg...
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1970s Pop Art Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Multiple exposure nude portrait study of male model Brahm
Located in Senoia, GA
Male model Brahm multiple-exposure nude portrait study, 1970. This is a vintage silver gelatin photograph made by hand by master photographer Jack Mitchell. Comes directly from the J...
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1970s Pop Art Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Andy Warhol superstars Joe Dallesandro and Sylvia Miles in 'Heat'
Located in Senoia, GA
8 x 10" vintage silver gelatin photograph of superstars Joe Dallesandro and Sylvia Miles in Andy Warhol's 'Heat', 1971 This is a print that was published by After Dark Magazine or th...
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1960s Pop Art Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Ron Galella, 1971, Ron Galella
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: ​Ron Galella (1931) Title: Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Ron Galella, 1971 Year: 1971 Medium: Silver Gelatin Print Edition: 15, plus proofs Size: 10 x 8inches Condition: Exc...
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1970s Pop Art Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Jon Gould in Montauk
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This is a unique work. Image dimensions: 10 x 8 in. Framed dimensions: 16.25 x 13.5 in. Stamped twice on the reverse by both The Estate of Andy Warhol and The Andy Warhol Foundation ...
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1980s Pop Art Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Andy Warhol, Photograph of Pat Hackett Peeling a Banana, circa 1986
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pat Hackett is a writer and editor, as well as a frequent collaborator, friend, and confidante of Andy Warhol. She edited and wrote the introduction to The Andy Warhol Diaries. Thi...
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1980s Pop Art Black and White Photography

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Photographic Paper

Unidentified Man
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This work is unique. Image dimensions: 8 x 10 in. Framed dimensions: 15.125 x 17.125 in. Published in "America Andy Warhol". Stamped twice on the reverse by both The Estate of Andy W...
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1980s Pop Art Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

IGGY POP photograph Detroit 1971 (Leni Sinclair Iggy Pop rock photography)
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Rare early Iggy Pop photograph by Leni Sinclair: A stand out, early photograph of punk pioneer Iggy Pop, shot by legendary Detroit photographer Leni Sinclair, Kresge Foundation's Em...
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1960s Pop Art Black and White Photography

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Inkjet

Girl With A Gun, Patti Astor East Village photo 1977 (The Foreigner)
Located in NEW YORK, NY
"Girl With A Gun" Actress and legendary downtown NY scenester Patti Astor, photographed on the set of "The Foreigner" by celebrated New York underground photographer Fernando Natalic...
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1970s Pop Art Black and White Photography

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Inkjet

Debbie Harry on the set of The Foreigner (East Village 1970s Blondie photograph)
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Debbie Harry photograph by Fernando Natalici: Cooler than cool... Debbie Harry, New York, 1977, photographed on the set of "The Foreigner" by celebrated New York underground photogra...
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1970s Pop Art Black and White Photography

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C Print

Adult film star Cal Culver (AKA Casey Donovan) 'After Dark' Nude, Signed LGBTQ+
Located in Senoia, GA
Adult film star Cal Culver (AKA Casey Donovan) 'After Dark' magazine iconic nude study, photographed in 1972. LGBTQ+ Pride This is a vintage gelatin silver print, selenium toned, mad...
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1970s Pop Art Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Shoe Closet
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This work is unique. Work comes with a Certificate of Provenance. Stamped on the verso by the Estate of the Artist and The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. Foundation numb...
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1980s Pop Art Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Fran Lebowitz Smoking
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This is a unique work. Stamped on verso by The Estate of Andy Warhol and The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. Annotated with Foundation inventory number. The work comes wi...
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1980s Pop Art Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Leni Sinclair black and white photography for sale on 1stDibs

1stDibs offers a wide variety of authentic Leni Sinclair black and white photography. You can also browse by medium to find art by Leni Sinclair in inkjet print, digital print and more. Much of the original work by this artist or collective was created during the 20th century and is mostly associated with the Pop Art style. Not every interior allows for large Leni Sinclair black and white photography, so small editions measuring 11 inches across are available. Customers who are interested in this artist might also find and find the work of. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at US$300 and tops out at US$460, while the average work can sell for US$338.

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