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Surrealist Portrait Photography

SURREALIST STYLE

In the wake of World War I’s ravaging of Europe, artists delved into the unconscious mind to confront and grapple with this reality. Poet and critic André Breton, a leader of the Surrealist movement who authored the 1924 Surrealist Manifesto, called this approach “a violent reaction against the impoverishment and sterility of thought processes that resulted from centuries of rationalism.” Surrealist art emerged in the 1920s with dreamlike and uncanny imagery guided by a variety of techniques such as automatic drawing, which can be likened to a stream of consciousness, to channel psychological experiences.

Although Surrealism was a groundbreaking approach for European art, its practitioners were inspired by Indigenous art and ancient mysticism for reenvisioning how sculptures, paintings, prints, performance art and more could respond to the unsettled world around them.

Surrealist artists were also informed by the Dada movement, which originated in 1916 Zurich and embraced absurdity over the logic that had propelled modernity into violence. Some of the Surrealists had witnessed this firsthand, such as Max Ernst, who served in the trenches during World War I, and Salvador Dalí, whose otherworldly paintings and other work responded to the dawning civil war in Spain.

Other key artists associated with the revolutionary art and literary movement included Man Ray, Joan Miró, René Magritte, Yves Tanguy, Frida Kahlo and Meret Oppenheim, all of whom had a distinct perspective on reimagining reality and freeing the unconscious mind from the conventions and restrictions of rational thought. Pablo Picasso showed some of his works in “La Peinture Surréaliste” — the first collective exhibition of Surrealist painting — which opened at Paris’s Galerie Pierre in November of 1925. (Although Magritte is best known as one of the visual Surrealist movement’s most talented practitioners, his famous 1943 painting, The Fifth Season, can be interpreted as a formal break from Surrealism.)

The outbreak of World War II led many in the movement to flee Europe for the Americas, further spreading Surrealism abroad. Generations of modern and contemporary artists were subsequently influenced by the richly symbolic and unearthly imagery of Surrealism, from Joseph Cornell to Arshile Gorky.

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Style: Surrealist
"Cream” Photography 36" x 28" inch Edition of 24 by Brian Ziff
Located in Culver City, CA
“Cream” Photography 36" x 28" inch Edition of 24 by Brian Ziff Giclee (Archival Ink) Print on Canson Platine Fibre Rag From "Rite of Spring" series In this melancholy series, we ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Surrealist Portrait Photography

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Rag Paper, Giclée, Archival Ink

Wonder Room, limited edition color print, signed and numbered
Located in Sante Fe, NM
Wonder Room, limited edition color print, signed and numbered Maggie Taylor's digital creations are emblematic, afterimages that invite, transport, and are unforgettable. Taylor's ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Surrealist Portrait Photography

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Archival Pigment

Transport of Delight
Located in Sante Fe, NM
Maggie Taylor's digital creations are emblematic, afterimages that invite, transport, and are unforgettable. Taylor's images are built, layer by layer and object by object, through a...
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21st Century and Contemporary Surrealist Portrait Photography

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Archival Pigment

Vanilla
Located in Sante Fe, NM
Maggie Taylor's digital creations are emblematic, afterimages that invite, transport, and are unforgettable. Taylor's images are built, layer by layer and object by object, through a...
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21st Century and Contemporary Surrealist Portrait Photography

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Archival Pigment

The Night Feast
Located in Sante Fe, NM
Maggie Taylor's digital creations are emblematic, afterimages that invite, transport, and are unforgettable. Taylor's images are built, layer by layer and object by object, through a...
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21st Century and Contemporary Surrealist Portrait Photography

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Archival Pigment

The Realist
Located in Sante Fe, NM
Maggie Taylor's digital creations are emblematic, afterimages that invite, transport, and are unforgettable. Taylor's images are built, layer by layer and object by object, through a...
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21st Century and Contemporary Surrealist Portrait Photography

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Archival Pigment

The Writer
Located in Sante Fe, NM
Maggie Taylor's digital creations are emblematic, afterimages that invite, transport, and are unforgettable. Taylor's images are built, layer by layer and object by object, through a...
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21st Century and Contemporary Surrealist Portrait Photography

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Archival Pigment

Man Ray, Échiquier Surréaliste: 1934/1991, Silver Gelatin Print, Dada
Located in Hamburg, DE
Man Ray (1890-1976) Échiquier Surréaliste (Surrealist Checkerboard), 1934/1991 Medium: Silver Gelatin Print (later print) Dimensions: 30.5 x 23.7 cm Stamped: "Copie d'une épreuve originale - ADAGP Man Ray Trust" Condition: Very good This photograph by Man Ray...
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20th Century Surrealist Portrait Photography

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Silver Gelatin

“Al Andalus” Photography 36" x 28" inch Edition of 24 by Brian Ziff
Located in Culver City, CA
Al Andalus” Photography 36" x 28" inch Edition of 24 by Brian Ziff Giclee (Archival Ink) Print on Canson Platine Fibre Rag From "Playboy" series. Bria...
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21st Century and Contemporary Surrealist Portrait Photography

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Archival Ink, Rag Paper, Giclée

“Mano a Mano” Photography 36" x 28" inch Edition of 24 by Brian Ziff
Located in Culver City, CA
“Mano a Mano" Photography 36" x 28" inch Edition of 24 by Brian Ziff Giclee (Archival Ink) Print on Canson Platine Fibre Rag From "Playboy" series. Brian Ziff is a Los Angeles a...
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21st Century and Contemporary Surrealist Portrait Photography

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Rag Paper, Archival Ink, Giclée

The Gatekeeper
Located in Sante Fe, NM
Maggie Taylor's digital creations are emblematic, afterimages that invite, transport and are unforgettable. Taylor's images are built, layer by layer and object by object, through a ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Surrealist Portrait Photography

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Archival Pigment

Welcome to the Water Planet
Located in Sante Fe, NM
Maggie Taylor's digital creations are emblematic, afterimages that invite, transport and are unforgettable. Taylor's images are built, layer by layer and object by object, through a ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Surrealist Portrait Photography

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Archival Pigment

The Next Big Adventure
Located in Sante Fe, NM
Maggie Taylor's digital creations are emblematic, afterimages that invite, transport and are unforgettable. Taylor's images are built, layer by layer and object by object, through a ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Surrealist Portrait Photography

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Archival Pigment

Fifth Avenue at Rush Hour with Extreme Intense Light, Neutral Palette
Located in Miami, FL
Occupying the lower third of the picture plane, a herd of humans stride down Fifth Avenue. They form an overall pattern. The top of the picture is also comprised of a simple pat...
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2010s Surrealist Portrait Photography

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Archival Pigment, Archival Ink, Archival Paper

“Bad Bunny” Photography 36" x 28" inch Edition of 24 by Brian Ziff
Located in Culver City, CA
“Bad Bunny” Photography 36" x 28" inch Edition of 24 by Brian Ziff Giclee (Archival Ink) Print on Canson Platine Fibre Rag From "Playboy" series. Brian Ziff is a Los Angeles and...
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21st Century and Contemporary Surrealist Portrait Photography

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Rag Paper, Giclée, Archival Ink

“Smoke and Mirrors” Photography 36" x 28" inch Edition of 24 by Brian Ziff
Located in Culver City, CA
“Smoke and Mirrors” Photography 36" x 28" inch Edition of 24 by Brian Ziff Giclee (Archival Ink) Print on Canson Platine Fibre Rag From "Playboy" series. Brian Ziff is a Los Ang...
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21st Century and Contemporary Surrealist Portrait Photography

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Rag Paper, Giclée, Archival Ink

Astronaut Space Walks on Park Avenue Manhattan
Located in Miami, FL
An unexpected pedestrian is caught walking across Park Avenue on a rainy day. We are not sure where he came from or where he is going but he seems like he is on a mission. The Astro...
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2010s Surrealist Portrait Photography

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Archival Ink, Archival Paper, Archival Pigment

“Defiant” Photography 36" x 28" inch Edition of 24 by Brian Ziff
Located in Culver City, CA
“Defiant” Photography 36" x 28" inch Edition of 24 by Brian Ziff Giclee (Archival Ink) Print on Canson Platine Fibre Rag From "Playboy" series. Brian Ziff is a Los Angeles and N...
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21st Century and Contemporary Surrealist Portrait Photography

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Archival Ink, Rag Paper, Giclée

Two Facades - Old New York Bar with Surreal Mid-Century Mannequin Face
Located in Miami, FL
Two Facades. Mickey's Place was Bar / Restaurant in Chelsea opposite the old West Side Highway. In this photograph, late afternoon light illuminates the old walk-up building giving ...
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1970s Surrealist Portrait Photography

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Archival Ink, Archival Paper, Archival Pigment

The Occasion
Located in Sante Fe, NM
Maggie Taylor's digital creations are emblematic, afterimages that invite, transport and are unforgettable. Taylor's images are built, layer by layer and object by object, through a ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Surrealist Portrait Photography

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Archival Pigment

Lucky, Color Photograph, Archival Pigment Ink Print, signed and numbered
Located in Sante Fe, NM
Lucky, 2023 is a recent archival pigment ink print by Maggie Taylor. All prints are signed and numbered by Maggie Taylor. Maggie Taylor's digital creations are emblematic, afterima...
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21st Century and Contemporary Surrealist Portrait Photography

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Archival Pigment

Hypnotic Dream-like Scene of Women - Surreal Street Photography
Located in Miami, FL
With a nod to the surrealist painter Paul Delvaux, Street Photographer Mithcell Funk captures two differently dressed women in a dreamlike state. The lighting and architectural sett...
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2010s Surrealist Portrait Photography

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Archival Pigment

Sailors Delight
Located in Sante Fe, NM
Maggie Taylor's digital creations are emblematic, afterimages that invite, transport and are unforgettable. Taylor's images are built, layer by layer and object by object, through a ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Surrealist Portrait Photography

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Archival Pigment

The Listening Room
Located in Sante Fe, NM
Maggie Taylor's digital creations are emblematic, afterimages that invite, transport, and are unforgettable. Taylor's images are built, layer by layer and object by object, through a...
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21st Century and Contemporary Surrealist Portrait Photography

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Archival Pigment

The Bird Watchers
Located in Sante Fe, NM
Maggie Taylor's digital creations are emblematic, afterimages that invite, transport and are unforgettable. Taylor's images are built, layer by layer and object by object, through a ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Surrealist Portrait Photography

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Archival Pigment

Invitation to a dream
Located in Sante Fe, NM
Maggie Taylor's digital creations are emblematic, afterimages that invite, transport and are unforgettable. Taylor's images are built, layer by layer and object by object, through a ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Surrealist Portrait Photography

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Archival Pigment

The Surprise
Located in Sante Fe, NM
Maggie Taylor's digital creations are emblematic, afterimages that invite, transport and are unforgettable. Taylor's images are built, layer by layer and object by object, through a ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Surrealist Portrait Photography

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Archival Pigment

“Pollen” Photography 36" x 28" inch Edition of 24 by Brian Ziff
Located in Culver City, CA
“Pollen” Photography 36" x 28" inch Edition of 24 by Brian Ziff Giclee (Archival Ink) Print on Canson Platine Fibre Rag From "Rite of Spring" series In this melancholy series, we...
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21st Century and Contemporary Surrealist Portrait Photography

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Archival Ink, Rag Paper, Giclée

NIGHTMARE Signed Photograph, Surrealist Self-Portrait Mexican Folklore, Skeleton
By Nia Mora
Located in Union City, NJ
NIGHTMARE by the photographer Nia Mora is a very unique self portrait color photograph exhibiting lush deep tones of intense red and jet-black, with haunting surrealist imagery of three figures positioned on a bed in a red walled room: one wearing a skeleton mask robed in black velvet, two with ghostly white faces all portraying the artist's self portrait as three entities of a nightmare. Photo Print size - 24 x 24 inches, unframed, excellent condition, signed in black ink on reverse by photographer Nia Mora Edition of 10 Year produced - 2007 Nia Mora, an American photographer, artist and chef, focuses her commercial work towards her passions of food, wine, and travel. Originally from Detroit, Michigan, her father is the jazz percussionist Francisco Mora...
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Early 2000s Surrealist Portrait Photography

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Photographic Paper, Color

Shot spring
Located in Aberdeen Dyce, GB
I did a photo session of a neighbour in my bombed-out office in a studio in Kharkiv. A Russian fighter jet dropped a bomb on March 2 on the roof of this 5-storey building and a neigh...
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2010s Surrealist Portrait Photography

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C Print

Shot spring
Located in Aberdeen Dyce, GB
I did a photo session of a neighbour in my bombed-out office in a studio in Kharkiv. A Russian fighter jet dropped a bomb on March 2 on the roof of this 5-storey building and a neigh...
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2010s Surrealist Portrait Photography

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C Print

1950s Girly Pin-Up Hangs out on Miami Beach in the 1970s
Located in Miami, FL
Besides being a pioneering staged photograph, the composition is unique as well. A five-inch cutout appears to be monumental. The subject fills the pictorial space from the bottom to the top. It dominates the vast beachscape and dwarfs the life-size figures to the lower right. By photographing a reproduction of a person on paper, Funk pushes the boundaries of portraiture in 1977. Robert Funk is a pioneer of Staged Photography. The work is signed, numbered 3/15, dated, and titled lr. printed later, unframed, Printed on Hahnemühle Fine Art paper Robert Funk is a pioneer of toy, doll, miniature, plastic thingies and staged photography. He also photographs his own paintings. Most of his work is done on location. He does not use photoshop to strip in images. He doesn’t take photographs he creates photographs and has works dating from 1973. He was widely published in the 1970's and early 1980's. As an undergrad in painting, he studied with first-generation abstract expressionist Robert Richenburg...
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1970s Surrealist Portrait Photography

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Archival Ink, Archival Paper, Archival Pigment

Victorian Fashion
Located in Nashville, TN
Victorian Fashion portrays a female model wearing an interesting shaped black gown with a white lace detail on the bust and matching headpiece. The model is posed in front of a red m...
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2010s Surrealist Portrait Photography

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Metal

Manhattan Street Scene With Glamours Billboard ( Street Photography )
Located in Miami, FL
Street Photographer Mitchell Funk captures a Manhattan moment of contrast. The top three-quarters of the composition is a wrap-around billboard seen behind street lights. It dep...
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Early 2000s Surrealist Portrait Photography

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Archival Ink, Archival Paper, Archival Pigment

Panic Room
Located in VALLAURIS, FR
"The patterns in this piece were derived from the places of childhood play and the memories of me hiding myself inside a closet as a place of escape. The piece also involves a series of occurrences that happened in childhood relationships. To imply the state of emotional chaos, Op art was employed in tactfully expressing the messiness of a room; and by turning mere boudoir items, or sewing tools into ones that seem aggressive and disquieting, I tried to evoke the fear that a child has when facing changes to the world they are familiar with. It also tells that unforeseen difficulties may lie in wait nearby." _JeeYoung Lee...
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2010s Surrealist Portrait Photography

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Archival Pigment

Pearls of Joy
Located in Nashville, TN
"Pearls of Joy" is a Chromaluxe print on aluminum from Carlos Gamez de Francisco's series of digital paintings, "Butterflies in the Stomach." Francisco developed this series as a way to combine his two passions of photography and painting. He began by photographing and interviewing the youngest generation of Cubans. Each model talked about leaving Cuba to pursue her dreams in another country. The artist was then inspired by passport photos...
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2010s Surrealist Portrait Photography

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Metal

Head Over High Heels
Located in Nashville, TN
"Head Over High Heels" is a Chromaluxe print on Aluminum from Carlos Gamez de Francisco's series of digital paintings, "Butterflies in the Stomach." Francisco developed this series as a way to combine his two passions of photography and painting. He began by photographing and interviewing the youngest generation of Cubans. Each model talked about leaving Cuba to pursue her dreams in another country. The artist was then inspired by passport photos...
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2010s Surrealist Portrait Photography

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Metal

Running Dog in First Light with Long Shadows
Located in Miami, FL
First light skims across the schoolyard pavement creating long and dramatic shadows. A golden dog is captured running through the scene and blends in creating a de Chirico like a su...
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2010s Surrealist Portrait Photography

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Archival Ink, Archival Paper, Archival Pigment

Vintage Hand Signed Color Photograph Digital Photo Baby Portrait Jo Ann Callis
Located in Surfside, FL
JoAnn Callis (1940- American, Contemporary) Baby Color photograph, hand signed in pencil en verso, dated 2000, and numbered 4/200 Upon magnification, it appears to be some kind of digital print, similar to a half-tone, but composed of fine lines rather than dots. It is on heavy wove printmaking paper, the sheet measures 17" x 14". Sight: 6.25" x 6" . Jo Ann Callis (born Cincinnati, Ohio 1940) is an American artist who works with photography and is based in California. Though Callis initially pursued a degree at Ohio State University in 1958, she dropped out in her second year when she got married. She and her husband moved to Southern California in 1961. Her father died after the birth of her first son Stephen in the same year. In 1963, her second son Michael was born. By 23, she was married with two children; she later separated from her husband. Callis enrolled at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in 1970 initially in graphic design. When she took a course from Robert Heinecken in photography, she was encouraged by Heinecken to explore things within her mind. Both sensual and unsettling, these scenes showcase erotic imagination in its many forms, all intimate and deeply human. Although the work may sound like a very contemporary investigation of desire, it was made some 40 years ago, predating the staged photographs of Cindy Sherman and Gregory Crewdson. In 1975, while still a student at UCLA, a year before finishing her Masters in Fine Arts, she was offered a position to work at California Institute of the Arts (S. CA), where she works up until now (2017). Callis's work is primarily surrealist. Thematically, she has traditionally been invested in drawing attention to and complicating domestic spaces and the role of motherhood. These characteristics are demonstrated in pieces such as Dish Trick (1985) Publications Woman Twirling. Los Angeles, CA: J. Paul Getty Museum, 2009. Text by Judith Keller. Decor. Thistle & Weed, 2013. Essay by Jennifer A. Watts. Other Rooms. New York: Aperture, 2014. Select public collections: Museum Of Modern Art, New York. Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles. J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles. Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C. Gallery Min, Japan. References Bohnacker, Siobhan (March 6, 2014). "Jo Ann Callis's Color Work". Drohojowska-Philp, Hunter. "Culture Monster All the Arts, All the Time" Cecilia Alvarez...
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20th Century Surrealist Portrait Photography

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Color

Black Cat. Green Eyes
Located in Miami, FL
Besides being mysterious, cats are equally beautiful and unmatched in that regard with anyone else in the animal kingdom. Black Cat. Green Eyes was photogr...
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2010s Surrealist Portrait Photography

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Archival Paper, Inkjet, Archival Pigment

Salvador Dali's Party, Estate Edition Photograph [Surrealist Dinner, Green+Red]
Located in Los Angeles, CA
1959: Surrealist painter Salvador Dali (1904 - 1989) with a red-haired woman in a green dress at a vintage ball in New York. The artist is captured with his characteristic walking st...
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1950s Surrealist Portrait Photography

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Lambda

Salvador Dali's Party, Estate Edition Photograph [Surrealist Dinner, Green+Red]
Located in Los Angeles, CA
1959: Surrealist painter Salvador Dali (1904 - 1989) with a red-haired woman in a green dress at a vintage ball in New York. The artist is captured with his characteristic walking st...
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1950s Surrealist Portrait Photography

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Lambda

'Dali's Party, ' Estate Edition, ft Surrealist Salvador Dali in New York
Located in Los Angeles, CA
1959: Surrealist painter Salvador Dali (1904 - 1989) with a red-haired woman in a green dress at a vintage ball in New York. The artist is captured with his characteristic walking st...
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1950s Surrealist Portrait Photography

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Lambda

Sponge
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Acrylic mounted photograph.
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21st Century and Contemporary Surrealist Portrait Photography

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Color

Resting Mask
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Acrylic mounted photograph
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21st Century and Contemporary Surrealist Portrait Photography

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Color

Kori Bustard And Zebras
Located in Dallas, TX
Edition of 10 Signed and numbered in pencil, and blind stamp on print margin by Cheryl Medow Signed, titled, dated, and print type in pencil on print verso by Cheryl Medow Paper size...
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2010s Surrealist Portrait Photography

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Archival Pigment

White Pelicans at Dawn
Located in Dallas, TX
Edition of 10 Signed and numbered in pencil, and blind stamp on print margin. Signed, titled, dated, and print type in pencil on print verso. Paper size: 21 x 24 in., Image size: 16 ...
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2010s Surrealist Portrait Photography

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Archival Pigment

Hugh Laing Portrait
Located in Dallas, TX
Gelatin silver print, 8 1/4 x 6 1/4 in. Signed in pencil on mount margin. Titled in pencil and artist stamp on mount verso.
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1930s Surrealist Portrait Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Salvador Dali: Take It: Estate Edition Photograph [Iconic Surrealist, Modernist]
Located in Los Angeles, CA
September 1970: With some of his mystical artwork at Port Ligat, Costa Brava, painter Salvador Dali (1904 - 1989) in a characteristic pose with his trademark walking-stick in vibrant...
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1970s Surrealist Portrait Photography

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Lambda

Bog Dog by Keith Carter, 2014, Archival Pigment Print
Located in Dallas, TX
Bog Dog by Keith Carter presents a portrait of a dog looking off into the distance. This photograph is listed as a 20 x 16 inch archival pigment print, with the paper size measuring 22 x 17 inches. This print is available in an edition of 25. It is signed, titled, dated and numbered in pencil on print verso by Keith Carter. Bog Dog is from Carter's series, Ghostland. Keith Carter is an American photographer who is known for his dreamlike black and white photographs of the figure, animals, and meaningful objects. He began photographing new and unknown realities using East Texas...
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21st Century and Contemporary Surrealist Portrait Photography

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Archival Pigment

Dreamy Bronze Statue in Central with onlookers
Located in Miami, FL
Signed, dated, numbered lower right, recto 4/15, unframed, other sizes available, printed later, Printed on Hahnemühle Fine Art paper It's an in-camera multiple exposures of two figures on a Central Park bench...
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1970s Surrealist Portrait Photography

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Photographic Paper, Inkjet

"Secret 2" Fine art photography 1/3 by Alina Karo
Located in Culver City, CA
Secret 2 Aluminum 47” x 40” Edition 1/3 Comes with COA VOLLIPSIS series by Alina Karo The title of the show, Vollipsis, bears a hint of mystery. By merging the meanings of two ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Surrealist Portrait Photography

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Metal

Tea For Two, limited edition photograph, archival pigment, signed and numbered
Located in Sante Fe, NM
Tea For Two, limited edition photograph, archival pigment, signed and numbered My photographic series Tales of Heroines is a collection of stories about the lives of young women tol...
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2010s Surrealist Portrait Photography

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Archival Pigment

The Essence of Dali
Located in Buffalo, NY
The work offered for sale here is an original vintage silver gelatin print hand created by Halsman hand signed and exhibited at the International Center for Photography. Philippe Halsman was at one point considered the best photo-portraitist in France. He had an incessant interest in faces: “Every face I see seems to hide—and sometimes fleetingly reveal—the mystery of another human being.” Halsman’s photographs of politicians, celebrities, and intellectuals were featured widely in magazines like LIFE and Vogue. His more famous subjects included the likes of Marc Chagall, Le Corbusier, Audrey Hepburn, and Albert Einstein. He also had a 37-year collaboration with Salvador Dalí, which resulted in several famous surrealist series including the “Dalí’s Mustache” portraits...
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1950s Surrealist Portrait Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Great Egrets in the Bayou
Located in Dallas, TX
Edition of 10 Signed and numbered in pencil, and blind stamp on print margin. Signed, titled, dated and print type in pencil on print verso. Paper size: 25 x 20 in., Image size: 20 x...
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2010s Surrealist Portrait Photography

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Archival Pigment

Dali Cyclops
Located in Buffalo, NY
The work offered for sale here is an original vintage silver gelatin print hand created by Halsman and used as the cover proof for the "Dali Mustache Book". Philippe Halsman was at one point considered the best photo-portraitist in France. He had an incessant interest in faces: “Every face I see seems to hide—and sometimes fleetingly reveal—the mystery of another human being.” Halsman’s photographs of politicians, celebrities, and intellectuals were featured widely in magazines like LIFE and Vogue. His more famous subjects included the likes of Marc Chagall, Le Corbusier, Audrey Hepburn, and Albert Einstein. He also had a 37-year collaboration with Salvador Dalí, which resulted in several famous surrealist series including the “Dalí’s Mustache” portraits...
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1950s Surrealist Portrait Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Field of Sorrow
Located in New York, NY
With his works included in the permanent collection at the Norton and the New Britain Museum, Drew Tal’s successful career has been nothing but a soaring ascension into the global ar...
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Early 2000s Surrealist Portrait Photography

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Photographic Paper, Photogram, Plexiglass, Photographic Film

Fading Beauty
Located in New York, NY
With his works included in the permanent collection at the Norton and the New Britain Museum, Drew Tal’s successful career has been nothing but a soaring ascension into the global ar...
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Early 2000s Surrealist Portrait Photography

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Plexiglass, Photographic Film, Photographic Paper, Photogram

Surrealist portrait photography for sale on 1stDibs.

Find a wide variety of authentic Surrealist portrait 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 portrait photography created in this style to introduce contrast in an otherwise neutral space in your home, the works available on 1stDibs include elements of blue, red, purple and other colors. Many Pop art paintings were created by popular artists on 1stDibs, including Maggie Taylor, Mitchell Funk, Brian Ziff, and Drew Tal. Frequently made by artists working with Pigment Print, and Archival Pigment Print and other materials, all of these pieces for sale are unique and have attracted attention over the years. Not every interior allows for large Surrealist portrait photography, so small editions measuring 6.25 inches across are also available. Prices for portrait 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 $400 and tops out at $28,800, while the average work sells for $3,000.

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