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Street Art Figurative Photography

STREET ART STYLE

Street art is a style created for city walls, subway trains and other public spaces. Sometimes it is commissioned, yet most often it is an individual statement of defiant free expression. Although mostly an urban style, street art can be found all over the world, including JR’s pasted portraits on the separation wall in Palestine, Invader’s playful ceramic tile mosaics in Paris and the provocative stencil and spray-paint works by Banksy in London.

The Philadelphia-based Cornbread — aka Darryl McCray — is considered the first modern graffiti artist. He began tagging his name around the city in the 1960s. Graffiti art later flourished in New York City in the 1970s. There, young artists used spray paint and markers to create tags and large-scale graphic works, with Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring both developing their distinctive styles through the graffiti scene, which would evolve into street art. Artists such as Tracy 168 and Lady Pink pioneered the Wild Style of complex graffiti writing in the 1980s, pushing the movement forward.

Because of its unsanctioned, improvisational and frequently covert nature, street art involves a range of techniques and aesthetics. Some street artists use quick and effective stenciling, whereas others wheat-paste posters, commandeer video projectors or freehand draw elaborate illustrations and murals. Shepard Fairey made his mark with street art stickers before designing the iconic “Hope” poster for Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign.

While the origins of street art are rooted in a strictly noncommercial creative act that confronted political issues, sexuality and more for a general audience of passersby, the art form has moved inside the galleries over the years. Today, just as Basquiat and Haring took their works from Manhattan’s Lower East Side alleyways into Soho galleries, artists including KAWS, Barry McGee and Osgemeos are in demand with collectors of fine art.

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Style: Street Art
1970s Times Square New York photograph (New York City street photography)
Located in NEW YORK, NY
"Roxy Burlesk" Times Square Photograph, Manhattan, 1978: In 1978, photographer Fernando Natalici, the creative mind behind the graphic design for iconic venues like CBGB and the Mudd...
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1970s Street Art Figurative Photography

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Inkjet

NYC Subway Voyeur photograph (NY street photography)
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Fernando Natalici, "MTA Subway Voyeur" photograph, New York City, 2015: An artful and secretly explorative composition of everyday city life by heralded NY underground photographer, ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Street Art Figurative Photography

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Inkjet

Stone Lion Sculpture Photograph, Jerusalem Vintage Silver Gelatin Photo Print
Located in Surfside, FL
Vintage Judaic piece by Jewish American-Israeli artist. A figure of a lion found as a sculptural detail on a building in Jerusalem Israel, the city of all three major western religio...
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20th Century Street Art Figurative Photography

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Silver Gelatin

"Steaks, " 1970s NY Time Square photograph (New York street photography)
Located in NEW YORK, NY
In 1978, photographer Fernando Natalici, the creative mind behind the graphic design for iconic venues like CBGB and the Mudd Club, spent twenty-four hours shooting the raw scenery of Times Square and 42nd Street. "Natalici's shots candidly recall a Times Square of flashing marquee lights, electric sexual energy and wild lawlessness. His photographs resuscitate a New York of yesteryear in all of its chiaroscuro, with it all of the dark tenets of urban life that are today masked beneath a glossy veil of uniformity." (Jessica Dailey, Curbed NY, July 29th 2014) Archival Ink Jet Print 13 x 19 inches Hand signed & titled in ink on the verso from a limited edition of 10 Excellent condition. Obtained directly from artist. About Fernando Natalici New York based photographer Fernando Natalici is best known for his iconographic documentation of the downtown Manhattan art scene of the mid/late 70's and early 80's. Natalici’s portfolio includes sought after images of a young Patti Smith, Blondie, Talking Heads, Keith Haring, The Ramones and more. As an Art Director, Fernando has played a key role in creating memorable visuals for historic NY venues such as CBGB's, The Mudd Club, Area and Danceteria. Fernando’s work was recently featured in the Jeffrey Deitch curated show “Area” at The Hole Gallery NYC, with his film stills from "Unmade Beds" & "The Foreigner"- two of the most significant underground films of the 1970’s New York Punk scene, recently exhibited at The Museum of The Moving Image. Recent Exhibits & Publications The Museum of The Moving Image (New York, 2015) The Hole Gallery NYC (New York, 2014) The Chelsea Hotel (New York 2013) New York University Tisch School of The Arts (2013) Toby Mott, Showboat (Dashwood Books, 2016) Jim Jarmusch: Music, Words & Noise (2015) Another Magazine (London, 2014) Black Book (2014) Curbed NY (2014) Photography Now (2013) Related Categories Robert Frank. Diane Arbus. Nan Goldin. William Klein. Daido Moriyama. Manhattan. Street Photography. 70s New York.
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1970s Street Art Figurative Photography

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Inkjet

NYC Subway Voyeur photograph (NY street photography)
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Fernando Natalici, "MTA Subway Voyeur" photograph, New York City, 2015: An artful and secretly explorative composition of everyday city life by heralded NY underground photographer, ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Street Art Figurative Photography

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Inkjet

Urban Melancholy Blue. Motionless Young Man, Graffiti Wall in Soho
Located in Miami, FL
An urban youth shrouds his head in a blue sweater as he coils up against a blue Soho wall marked with Graffiti. Reminiscent of Picasso's Blue Period, the photograph is characteriz...
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2010s Street Art Figurative Photography

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Archival Ink, Archival Paper, Archival Pigment

Urban Art Street Photography of Bus and Billboard Red Jacket Figure
Located in Miami, FL
A tourist bus adorned with punchy hi-key graphics passes in front of a soaring Times Square billboard of similar nature. Street Photographer Mithcell Funk captures the precise momen...
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2010s Street Art Figurative Photography

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Archival Ink, Archival Paper, Archival Pigment

Dogscape - Dog in Early Morning Light Beige Colors
Located in Miami, FL
Dogscape New York City. First light skims across an upper East Side playground with fallen autumn foliage. This archival color photograph by fine art photographer Mitchell Funk is s...
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2010s Street Art Figurative Photography

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Archival Ink, Archival Paper, Archival Pigment

Chained Dog
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Selected from the Drew Carolan monograph MATINEE All Ages On The Bowery. Shot against a white seamless on the corner of Bleecker St. and Bowery in New York city in 1984 with a Rollei...
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1980s Street Art Figurative Photography

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Archival Pigment

NYC Subway Voyeur photograph (NY street photography)
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Fernando Natalici, "MTA Subway Voyeur" photograph, New York City, 2015 An artful and secretly explorative composition of everyday city life by heralded NY underground photographer, Fernando Natalici. A window-like maze of ordinary everyday urban life turned something more... Archival ink jet print on 310gsm paper. Overall dimensions: 13 x 19 inches (image: 12 x 17 in.) Hand-signed on the verso from a limited edition of 30 (+ 5 A/P's) Obtained directly from artist. Seller is a primary dealer rep of Fernando Natalici. About the artist New York based photographer Fernando Natalici is best known for his iconographic documentation of the downtown Manhattan art scene of the mid/late 70's and early 80's. Natalici’s portfolio includes sought after images of a young Patti Smith, Blondie, Talking Heads, The Ramones and more. As an Art Director, Fernando has played a key role in creating memorable visuals for historic NY venues such as CBGB's, The Mudd Club, Area and Danceteria. Fernando’s art design featured in the Jeffrey Deitch curated show “Area” at The Hole Gallery NYC in 2013, with his film stills from "Unmade Beds" & "The Foreigner"- two of the most significant underground films of the 1970’s New York Punk scene, exhibited at The Museum of The Moving Image in 2015. Recent Publications Twentieth-Century Boy: Notebooks of the Seventies by Duncan Hannah (2018) 'Showboat' by Toby Mott (2016) Jim Jarmusch: Music, Words & Noise (2015) Another Magazine (London, 2014) Black Book (2014) Curbed NY (2014) 'Area' by Eric and Jennifer Goode (2013) Recent Exhibits The Museum of The Moving Image (New York, 2015) The Hole Gallery NYC (New York, 2014) Lot 180 Gallery (New York, 2014) Clic Gallery (New York, 2013) Gallery 98 Bowery (New York 2013) The Chelsea Hotel (New York 2012) New York University Tisch School of The Arts (2013) Related categories Bruce Davidson. Walker Evans. Brassai. Street photography.
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21st Century and Contemporary Street Art Figurative Photography

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Inkjet

Spiritual Hare Krishna Central Park, Consciousness is the Original Energy
Located in Miami, FL
In the early 1970s, Central Park was a center for celebrations and protests. In his image, the Hare Krishnas who are a mystical sect of Hinduism are capture in singing their mantra....
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1970s Street Art Figurative Photography

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Archival Ink, Archival Paper, Archival Pigment

Charles Birnbaum, Untitled-1003.1, 2021, pigment print, 12x16 in, Urban
Located in Darien, CT
Best known for his porcelain sculpture, Charles Birnbaum has recently begun showing his photography . Charles Birnbaum's photography points to the possibility of going beyond object...
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2010s Street Art Figurative Photography

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Digital Pigment

Charles Birnbaum, 59th Street Bridge 1970, 2021, pigment print, 16 x 12in, Urban
Located in Darien, CT
Best known for his porcelain sculpture, Charles Birnbaum has recently begun showing his photography . Charles Birnbaum's photography points to the possibility of going beyond object...
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2010s Street Art Figurative Photography

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Digital Pigment

Charles Birnbaum, Untitled-2696.1, 2021, pigment print, 12x16 in, Urban
Located in Darien, CT
Best known for his porcelain sculpture, Charles Birnbaum has recently begun showing his photography . Charles Birnbaum's photography points to the possibility of going beyond object...
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2010s Street Art Figurative Photography

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Digital Pigment

Charles Birnbaum, Untitled-3821.1, 2021, pigment print, 12x16 in, Urban
Located in Darien, CT
Best known for his porcelain sculpture, Charles Birnbaum has recently begun showing his photography . Charles Birnbaum's photography points to the possibility of going beyond object...
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2010s Street Art Figurative Photography

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Digital Pigment

Charles Birnbaum, Untitled-2680. 1, 2021, pigment print, 12x16 in, Urban
Located in Darien, CT
Best known for his porcelain sculpture, Charles Birnbaum has recently begun showing his photography . Charles Birnbaum's photography points to the possibility of going beyond object...
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2010s Street Art Figurative Photography

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Digital Pigment

Charles Birnbaum, Untitled-0011.1, 2021, pigment print, 12x16 in, Urban
Located in Darien, CT
Best known for his porcelain sculpture, Charles Birnbaum has recently begun showing his photography . Charles Birnbaum's photography points to the possibility of going beyond object...
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2010s Street Art Figurative Photography

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Digital Pigment

Charles Birnbaum, Altarpiece and P, 2021, pigment print, 12x16 in, Urban
Located in Darien, CT
Best known for his porcelain sculpture, Charles Birnbaum has recently begun showing his photography . Charles Birnbaum's photography points to the possibility of going beyond object...
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2010s Street Art Figurative Photography

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Digital Pigment

Charles Birnbaum, Untitled-ip2633, 2021, altered pigment print, 12x16 in, Urban
Located in Darien, CT
Best known for his porcelain sculpture, Charles Birnbaum has recently begun showing his photography . Charles Birnbaum's photography points to the possibility of going beyond object...
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2010s Street Art Figurative Photography

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Digital Pigment

"Hoodie and Dog" - Limited Edition Fine Art Print
Located in West Hollywood, CA
This entire series was inspired by a piece of graffiti by the street artist Banksy in the UK. Nick Stern - who ironically has been called the Banksy of Los Angeles and goes by the street name "Plastic Jesus" -decided to set himself the challenge to recreate the original Banksy...
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21st Century and Contemporary Street Art Figurative Photography

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Archival Paper

"Caveman" - Limited Edition Fine Art Print
Located in West Hollywood, CA
This entire series was inspired by a piece of graffiti by the street artist Banksy in the UK. Nick Stern - who ironically has been called the Banksy of Los Angeles and goes by the street name "Plastic Jesus" -decided to set himself the challenge to recreate the original Banksy...
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21st Century and Contemporary Street Art Figurative Photography

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Archival Paper

"Lovers" - Limited Edition Fine Art Print
Located in West Hollywood, CA
This entire series was inspired by a piece of graffiti by the street artist Banksy in the UK. Nick Stern - who ironically has been called the Banksy of Los Angeles and goes by the street name "Plastic Jesus" -decided to set himself the challenge to recreate the original Banksy graffiti with as much accuracy as possible, including the texture of the walls where the stencils were on and the windows on the buildings here in Los Angeles. Most were recreated “in situation”, without any photo shop. Only two works “The Maid” and “The Lovers” required minimal photoshop. Nick is English as is Banksy but based in Los Angeles so finding brick walls or a sash window was fun to find for the shoots. All photographs are printed to order and signed, with a certificate of authenticity signed by Wallspace. They are printed on 20”x16”paper with a border included - be aware that images may not all be exactly the same size as the imagery has different layouts. The paper size will be framed to the same size. The paper is a heavy weight fine art paper Entrada. fine art print...
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21st Century and Contemporary Street Art Figurative Photography

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Archival Paper

"Child Soldier" - Limited Edition Fine Art Print
Located in West Hollywood, CA
This entire series was inspired by a piece of graffiti by the street artist Banksy in the UK. Nick Stern - who ironically has been called the Banksy of Los Angeles and goes by the street name "Plastic Jesus" -decided to set himself the challenge to recreate the original Banksy...
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21st Century and Contemporary Street Art Figurative Photography

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Archival Paper

"Pat Down" - Limited Edition Fine Art Print
Located in West Hollywood, CA
This entire series was inspired by a piece of graffiti by the street artist Banksy in the UK. Nick Stern - who ironically has been called the Banksy of Los Angeles and goes by the street name "Plastic Jesus" -decided to set himself the challenge to recreate the original Banksy...
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21st Century and Contemporary Street Art Figurative Photography

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Archival Paper

"Kissing Policeman" - Fine Art Print
Located in West Hollywood, CA
This entire series was inspired by a piece of graffiti by the street artist Banksy in the UK. Nick Stern - who ironically has been called the Banksy of Los Angeles and goes by the street name "Plastic Jesus" -decided to set himself the challenge to recreate the original Banksy graffiti with as much accuracy as possible, including the texture of the walls where the stencils were on and the windows on the buildings here in Los Angeles. Most were recreated “in situation”, without any photo shop. Only two works “The Maid” and “The Lovers” required minimal photoshop. Nick is English as is Banksy but based in Los Angeles so finding brick walls or a sash window was fun to find for the shoots. All photographs are printed to order and signed, with a certificate of authenticity signed by Wallspace. They are printed on 20”x16”paper with a border included - be aware that images may not all be exactly the same size as the imagery has different layouts. The paper size will be framed to the same size. The paper is a heavy weight fine art paper Entrada. fine art print...
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21st Century and Contemporary Street Art Figurative Photography

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Archival Paper

"Punker Mom" - Limited Edition Fine Art Print
Located in West Hollywood, CA
This entire series was inspired by a piece of graffiti by the street artist Banksy in the UK. Nick Stern - who ironically has been called the Banksy of Los Angeles and goes by the s...
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21st Century and Contemporary Street Art Figurative Photography

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Archival Paper

"Jesus with Shopping Bags" - Limited Edition Fine Art Print
Located in West Hollywood, CA
This entire series was inspired by a piece of graffiti by the street artist Banksy in the UK. Nick Stern - who ironically has been called the Banksy of Los Angeles and goes by the street name "Plastic Jesus" -decided to set himself the challenge to recreate the original Banksy...
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21st Century and Contemporary Street Art Figurative Photography

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Archival Paper

"Flower Thrower" - Limited Edition Fine Art Print
Located in West Hollywood, CA
This entire series was inspired by a piece of graffiti by the street artist Banksy in the UK. Nick Stern - who ironically has been called the Banksy of Los Angeles and goes by the street name "Plastic Jesus" -decided to set himself the challenge to recreate the original Banksy...
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21st Century and Contemporary Street Art Figurative Photography

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Archival Paper

"Love the Bomb" - Limited Edition Fine Art Print
Located in West Hollywood, CA
This entire series was inspired by a piece of graffiti by the street artist Banksy in the UK. Nick Stern - who ironically has been called the Banksy of Los Angeles and goes by the s...
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21st Century and Contemporary Street Art Figurative Photography

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Archival Paper

"What?" - Limited Edition Fine Art Print
Located in West Hollywood, CA
This entire series was inspired by a piece of graffiti by the street artist Banksy in the UK. Nick Stern - who ironically has been called the Banksy of Los Angeles and goes by the street name "Plastic Jesus" -decided to set himself the challenge to recreate the original Banksy graffiti with as much accuracy as possible, including the texture of the walls where the stencils were on and the windows on the buildings here in Los Angeles. Most were recreated “in situation”, without any photo shop. Only two works “The Maid” and “The Lovers” required minimal photoshop. Nick is English as is Banksy but based in Los Angeles so finding brick walls or a sash window was fun to find for the shoots. All photographs are printed to order and signed, with a certificate of authenticity signed by Wallspace. They are printed on 20”x16”paper with a border included - be aware that images may not all be exactly the same size as the imagery has different layouts. The paper size will be framed to the same size. The paper is a heavy weight fine art paper Entrada. fine art print...
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21st Century and Contemporary Street Art Figurative Photography

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Archival Paper

"Coke Cop" - Limited Edition Fine Art Print
Located in West Hollywood, CA
This entire series was inspired by a piece of graffiti by the street artist Banksy in the UK. Nick Stern - who ironically has been called the Banksy of Los Angeles and goes by the s...
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21st Century and Contemporary Street Art Figurative Photography

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Archival Paper

"Maid" - Limited Edition Fine Art Print
Located in West Hollywood, CA
This entire series was inspired by a piece of graffiti by the street artist Banksy in the UK. Nick Stern - who ironically has been called the Banksy of Los Angeles and goes by the street name "Plastic Jesus" -decided to set himself the challenge to recreate the original Banksy...
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21st Century and Contemporary Street Art Figurative Photography

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Archival Paper

"Reservoir Dogs" - Limited Edition Fine Art Print
Located in West Hollywood, CA
This entire series was inspired by a piece of graffiti by the street artist Banksy in the UK. Nick Stern - who ironically has been called the Banksy of Los Angeles and goes by the s...
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21st Century and Contemporary Street Art Figurative Photography

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Archival Paper

"Mona Lisa" - Limited Edition Fine Art Print
Located in West Hollywood, CA
This entire series was inspired by a piece of graffiti by the street artist Banksy in the UK. Nick Stern - who ironically has been called the Banksy of Los Angeles and goes by the s...
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21st Century and Contemporary Street Art Figurative Photography

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Archival Paper

"Queen’s Guard" - Limited Edition Fine Art Print
Located in West Hollywood, CA
This entire series was inspired by a piece of graffiti by the street artist Banksy in the UK. Nick Stern - who ironically has been called the Banksy of Los Angeles and goes by the street name "Plastic Jesus" -decided to set himself the challenge to recreate the original Banksy...
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21st Century and Contemporary Street Art Figurative Photography

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Archival Paper

"Child Labor" - Limited Edition Fine Art Print
Located in West Hollywood, CA
This entire series was inspired by a piece of graffiti by the street artist Banksy in the UK. Nick Stern - who ironically has been called the Banksy of Los Angeles and goes by the s...
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21st Century and Contemporary Street Art Figurative Photography

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Archival Paper

"Gitmo" - Limited Edition Fine Art Print
Located in West Hollywood, CA
This entire series was inspired by a piece of graffiti by the street artist Banksy in the UK. Nick Stern - who ironically has been called the Banksy of Los Angeles and goes by the street name "Plastic Jesus" -decided to set himself the challenge to recreate the original Banksy graffiti with as much accuracy as possible, including the texture of the walls where the stencils were on and the windows on the buildings here in Los Angeles. Most were recreated “in situation”, without any photo shop. Only two works “The Maid” and “The Lovers” required minimal photoshop. Nick is English as is Banksy but based in Los Angeles so finding brick walls or a sash window was fun to find for the shoots. All photographs are printed to order and signed, with a certificate of authenticity signed by Wallspace. They are printed on 20”x16”paper with a border included - be aware that images may not all be exactly the same size as the imagery has different layouts. The paper size will be framed to the same size. The paper is a heavy weight fine art paper Entrada. fine art print...
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21st Century and Contemporary Street Art Figurative Photography

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Archival Paper

Untitled (from ROBOTNICS Series)
Located in Kansas City, MO
Christian Rothmann ROBOTNICS Series C-Print 2019 Edition S (Edition of 10) 12 x 8.3 inches (30.5 x 21 cm) Signed, dated and numbered verso Other Edition Sizes available: - Edition ...
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2010s Street Art Figurative Photography

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C Print

Untitled (from ROBOTNICS Series)
Located in Kansas City, MO
Christian Rothmann ROBOTNICS Series C-Print 2019 Edition S (Edition of 10) 12 x 8.3 inches (30.5 x 21 cm) Signed, dated and numbered verso Other Edition Sizes available: - Edition M (Edition of 6) 35.4 x 23.6 inches (90 x 60 cm) - Edition L (Edition of 6) 47.2 x 31.5 inches (120 x 80 cm) - Edition XL (Edition of 3) 88.8 x 58.8 inches (225 x 150 cm) PUR - Price Upon Request -------------- Since 1979 Christian Rothmann had more than 40 solo and 80 group exhibitions worldwide. Christian Rothmann had guest lectures, residencies, art fairs and biennials in Europe, Japan, USA, Australia and Korea. Christian Rothmann (born 1954 in Kędzierzyn, Poland ) is a painter, photographer, and graphic artist.⁠ ⁠ In 1976 he first studied at the “Hochschule für Gestaltung” in Offenbach, Germany and moved to Berlin in 1977, where he graduated in 1983 at the “Hochschule der Künste”. From 1983 to 1995 he taught at the university as a lecturer and as an artist with a focus on screenprinting and American art history. To date, a versatile body of work has been created, which includes not only paintings but also long-standing photo projects, videos, and public art.⁠ ⁠ Guest lectures, teaching assignments, scholarships and exhibitions regularly lead Rothmann to travel home and abroad.⁠ ------------------------ Rothmann's Robots These creatures date back to another era, and they connect the past and the future. They were found by Christian Rothmann, a Berlin artist, collector and traveler through time and the world: In shops in Germany and Japan, Israel and America, his keen eye picks out objects cast aside by previous generations, but which lend themselves to his own work. In a similar way, he came across a stash of historic toy robots of varied provenance collected by a Berlin gallery owner many years ago. Most of them were screwed and riveted together in the 1960s and 70s by Metal House, a Japanese company that still exists today. In systematically photographing these humanoids made of tin - and later plastic - Rothmann is paraphrasing the idea of appropriation art. Unknown names designed and made the toys, which some five decades on, Rothmann depicts and emblematizes in his extensive photo sequence. In their photographs of Selim Varol's vast toy collection, his German colleagues Daniel and Geo Fuchs captured both the stereotypical and individual in plastic figures that imitate superheroes which were and still are generally manufactured somewhere in Asia. Christian Rothmann looks his robots deep in their artificially stylized, painted or corrugated eyes - or more aptly, their eye slits - and although each has a certain degree of individuality, the little figures remain unknown to us; they project nothing and are not alter egos. Rothmann trains his lens on their faces and expressions, and thus, his portraits are born. Up extremely close, dust, dents, and rust become visible. In other words, what we see is time-traces of time that has passed since the figures were made, or during their period in a Berlin attic, and - considering that he robots date back to Rothmann's childhood - time lived by the photographer and recipients of his pictures. But unlike dolls, these mechanical robots bear no reference to the ideal of beauty at the time of their manufacture, and their features are in no way modeled on a concrete child's face. In this art project the robots appear as figures without a context, photographed face-on, cropped in front of a neutral background and reduced to their qualities of form. But beyond the reproduction and documentation a game with surfaces is going on; our view lingers on the outer skin of the object, or on the layer over it. The inside - which can be found beneath - is to an extent metaphysical, occurring inside the observer's mind. Only rarely is there anything to see behind the robot's helmet. When an occasional human face does peer out, it turns the figure into a robot-like protective casing for an astronaut of the future. If we really stop and think about modern toys, let's say those produced from the mid 20th century, when Disney and Marvel films were already stimulating a massive appetite for merchandising, the question must be: do such fantasy and hybrid creatures belong, does something like artificial intelligence already belong to the broader community of humans and animals? It is already a decade or two since the wave of Tamagotchis washed in from Japan, moved children to feed and entertain their newly born electronic chicks in the way they would a real pet, or to run the risk of seeing them die. It was a new form of artificial life, but the relationship between people and machines becomes problematic when the machines or humanoid robots have excellent fine motor skills and artificial intelligence and sensitivity on a par with, or even greater than that of humans. Luckily we have not reached that point yet, even if Hollywood adaptations would have us believe we are not far away. Rothmann's robots are initially sweet toys, and each toy is known to have a different effect on children and adults. They are conceived by (adult) designers as a means of translating or retelling history or reality through miniature animals, knights, and soldiers. In the case of monsters, mythical creatures, and robots, it is more about creating visions of the future and parallel worlds. Certainly, since the success of fantasy books and films such as Lord of the Rings or The Hobbit, we see the potential for vast enthusiasm for such parallel worlds. Successful computer and online games such as World of Warcraft...
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2010s Street Art Figurative Photography

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C Print

The Girl In Union Square New York 1984 (Manhattan photograph)
Located in NEW YORK, NY
The Girl In Union Square by Fernando Natalici Manhattan, 1984. The simplicity & grace of the anonymous passer-by rendered timeless by the snap of the camera. A window into a street photographer's decisive moment. A window into, not only the New York of 'then', but the beauty & chaos of everyday city life... Archival Inkjet Print on 310gsm Paper 13 x 19 inches (image: 12 x 18 inches) Hand signed from an edition of 20 Obtained directly from artist Excellent condition New York based photographer Fernando Natalici is best known for his iconographic documentation of the downtown Manhattan art scene of the mid/late 70's and early 80's. Natalici’s portfolio includes sought after images of a young Patti Smith, Blondie, Talking Heads, Keith Haring, The Ramones and more. As an Art Director, Fernando has played a key role in creating memorable visuals for historic NY venues such as CBGB's, The Mudd Club, Area and Danceteria. Related Categories William Klein. Henri Cartier Bresson. Saul Leiter...
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1980s Street Art Figurative Photography

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Inkjet

PHOTO BATMAN. Bitter Sweet by Sebastian Magnani
Located in BARCELONA, ES
Edition size: Limited Edition of 7 Dimensions: 76 x 98 cm Sizing details: Image 66 x 88 cm + 5 cm border Medium: InkJet Canson Rag Photographique 310g Year published: 2022 Sebastian Magnani...
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2010s Street Art Figurative Photography

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Photographic Paper

Street Art figurative photography for sale on 1stDibs.

Find a wide variety of authentic Street Art figurative photography available for sale on 1stDibs. Works in this style were very popular during the 21st Century and Contemporary, but contemporary artists have continued to produce works inspired by this movement. If you’re looking to add figurative photography created in this style to introduce contrast in an otherwise neutral space in your home, the works available on 1stDibs include elements of purple and other colors. Many Pop art paintings were created by popular artists on 1stDibs, including Plastic Jesus, Charles Birnbaum, Fernando Natalici, and Mitchell Funk. Frequently made by artists working with Paper, and Archival Paper and other materials, all of these pieces for sale are unique and have attracted attention over the years. Not every interior allows for large Street Art figurative photography, so small editions measuring 8.3 inches across are also available. Prices for figurative photography made by famous or emerging artists can differ depending on medium, time period and other attributes. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $280 and tops out at $6,500, while the average work sells for $525.

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