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Ballet - underwater black and white nude photograph print on paper 36" x 48"
By Alex Sher
Located in Santa Monica, CA
An underwater black and white photograph of a young female dancer diving in pool. The naked dances is covering herself with tutu skirt. Original gallery quality print signed by the ...
Category

2010s Photorealist Black and White Photography

Materials

Archival Pigment

Crossfire - underwater black and white nude photograph - print on paper 36 x 60"
By Alex Sher
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Underwater photograph of naked young woman processed in an abstract black and white symmetrical composition. Original gallery quality print on archival metallic paper signed by th...
Category

2010s Feminist Black and White Photography

Materials

Archival Paper, Archival Pigment, Digital Pigment

Kate #8, Vintage Black and White Photograph of Nude
By Leonard Freed
Located in New york, NY
Kate #8, 2002 by Leonard Freed is an 8" x 10" signed black and white photograph, stamped "vintage" by the Freed estate on verso (back of photograph). Model and yogini Kate remains co...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

Silver Gelatin, Photographic Film, Photographic Paper

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

Materials

Archival Pigment

Kate #4, Vintage Black and White Photograph of Sculptural Nude
By Leonard Freed
Located in New york, NY
Kate #4, 2002 by American photographer Leonard Freed is a 8" x 10" signed black and white photograph, stamped vintage on verso (back of print). Model Kate remains forever complicit i...
Category

Early 2000s Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

Silver Gelatin, Photographic Film, Photographic Paper

Kate #10, Vintage Black and White Photograph of Nude Yogini
By Leonard Freed
Located in New york, NY
Kate #10, 2002 by Leonard Freed is an 8" x 10" hand printed. Signed by the photographer black and white photograph, stamped "vintage" by the Freed estate. Model and yogini Kate remai...
Category

Early 2000s Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

Silver Gelatin, Photographic Film, Photographic Paper

Untitled (Brian and Carl Morphed) - Two Nude figures, Black and White Photograph
By Doug Birkenheuer
Located in Chicago, IL
Two nude males lie on a bare wood floor. The angle of the photograph suggests that their bodies have melded into one. The artist uses traditional photography methods shooting the i...
Category

1990s Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

Silver Gelatin

Diagonal Lift - Nude Female Balanced on a Pedestal, Black and White Photograph
By Doug Birkenheuer
Located in Chicago, IL
This gorgeous female figure is balanced on a wooden pedestal with a stray hand on her torso. Her muscular figure is enhanced by the sepia tones and the play of light on the subject....
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2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

Archival Pigment, Silver Gelatin

Kate #4, Black and White Photograph of Female Nude 11" x 14"
By Leonard Freed
Located in New york, NY
Kate #4, 2002 by American photographer Leonard Freed is in the photographer's series "Kate." This is an 11" x 14" gelatin silver photograph signed verso (back of photo) by the Freed ...
Category

Early 2000s Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

Silver Gelatin, Photographic Film, Photographic Paper

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

2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

Archival Pigment

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

Materials

Archival Pigment

Untitled (Brian on Console Table) - Contorted Nude, Black and White Photograph
By Doug Birkenheuer
Located in Chicago, IL
Male nude figure draped over contemporary architectural table. . The artist uses traditional photography methods shooting the image on film. The image is printed using traditional...
Category

2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

Silver Gelatin

Kate #14, Female Nude Series, Vintage Black and White Photograph, Signed Print
By Leonard Freed
Located in New york, NY
Leonard Freed’s stamped vintage (verso), 16" x 20", gelatin silver print, Kate #14, is from the Kate series, 2002. A photographer herself, model Kate remains complicit in striking dr...
Category

Early 2000s Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

Photographic Film, Photographic Paper, Silver Gelatin

The Smile - underwater black & white nude photograph - aluminum 24" x 36"
By Alex Sher
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Underwater black and white photograph of a naked smiling young woman. It is a minimalistic monochrome photograph that blends well with contemporary interior. Original digital print...
Category

2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

Metal

Kate #15, Contemporary Black and White Photograph of Female Nude 11" x 14"
By Leonard Freed
Located in New york, NY
Kate #15, 2002 by American photographer Leonard Freed is in the photographer's series "Kate." This is an 11" x 14" gelatin silver photograph signed verso (back of photo) by the Freed...
Category

Early 2000s Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

Silver Gelatin, Photographic Film, Photographic Paper

The Kate Series, Portfolio of (5) Black And White Photographs of Female Nudes
By Leonard Freed
Located in New york, NY
The Kate Series, 2002 by Leonard Freed came as a welcome reprieve near the end of Freed's life before which time the photographer tackled social-documentary subjects for which he bec...
Category

Early 2000s Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

Photographic Film, Photographic Paper, Silver Gelatin

No Way - black & white nude photograph - print on aluminum 23" x 36"
By Alex Sher
Located in Santa Monica, CA
A black and white photograph of a perfect woman's buttocks and her handcuffed hands giving a finger. FLAG of UKRAINE is not a part of the print. We support Ukrainian people in thei...
Category

2010s Photorealist Black and White Photography

Materials

Metal

No Way - black & white nude photograph - print on paper 36" x 56"
By Alex Sher
Located in Santa Monica, CA
A black and white photograph of a perfect woman's buttocks and her handcuffed hands giving a finger. Original gallery quality print signed by the artist. Digital archival pigment p...
Category

2010s Photorealist Black and White Photography

Materials

Archival Pigment, Digital Pigment

No Way - black & white nude photograph - print on paper 24" x 36"
By Alex Sher
Located in Santa Monica, CA
A black and white photograph of a perfect woman's buttocks and her handcuffed hands giving a finger. Original gallery quality print signed by the artist. Digital archival pigment p...
Category

2010s Photorealist Black and White Photography

Materials

Archival Pigment, Digital Pigment

Night Flight - underwater black & white nude photograph - print on paper 17"x24"
By Alex Sher
Located in Santa Monica, CA
An underwater black and white photograph of a naked young woman in the pool. The photograph has solid black background. Original gallery quality print signed by the artist. Digital...
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2010s Photorealist Black and White Photography

Materials

Archival Pigment

Thunderweb - underwater black & white nude photograph - print on paper 36" x 54"
By Alex Sher
Located in Santa Monica, CA
An underwater black and white photograph of beautiful naked young woman in a pool filled with sun light. The bottom of the pool is covered with a mysterious web of ripple shadows and...
Category

2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

Archival Pigment

Tutu Skirt - underwater black & white nude photograph - print on paper 14 x 24"
By Alex Sher
Located in Santa Monica, CA
An underwater black and white photograph of a naked young female dancer in the pool. The dancer is putting on her tut skirt. The photograph depicts her beautiful naked butt - about t...
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2010s Photorealist Black and White Photography

Materials

Archival Pigment

Tutu Skirt - underwater black & white nude photograph - print on paper 36" x 60"
By Alex Sher
Located in Santa Monica, CA
An underwater black and white photograph of a naked young female dancer in the pool. The dancer is putting on her tut skirt. The photograph depicts her beautiful naked butt - about t...
Category

2010s Photorealist Black and White Photography

Materials

Archival Pigment

Thunderweb - underwater black & white nude photograph - print on paper 24" x 36"
By Alex Sher
Located in Santa Monica, CA
An underwater black and white photograph of beautiful naked young woman in a pool filled with sun light. The bottom of the pool is covered with a mysterious web of ripple shadows and...
Category

2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

Archival Pigment

Apriel - underwater black & white nude photograph - print on aluminum 30" x 36"
By Alex Sher
Located in Santa Monica, CA
An underwater black and white photograph of a beautiful topless young woman in the pool. Original digital print on aluminum plate signed by the artist. Limited edition of 12, print ...
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2010s Photorealist Black and White Photography

Materials

Metal

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

2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

Metal

Apriel - underwater black & white nude photograph - print on paper 36 x 44"
By Alex Sher
Located in Santa Monica, CA
An underwater black and white photograph of a beautiful topless young woman in the pool. Original gallery quality print signed by the artist. Digital archival pigment print on arch...
Category

2010s Photorealist Black and White Photography

Materials

Archival Pigment

Soft Dance - underwater black & white nude photograph - print on aluminum 60x40"
By Alex Sher
Located in Santa Monica, CA
A black and white photograph of a naked young woman diving in a pool. The woman is coming from the depth up toward the surface and her body reflects in the internal water surface. O...
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2010s Photorealist Black and White Photography

Materials

Metal

"Shanghai #4"- Limited Edition Medium Nude Portrait Photograph
By David Jay
Located in Miami Beach, FL
Shanghai #4 40" x 60" Archival Pigment Print Edition 1 of 5 + 2AP 2012 Shanghai is a series by photographer David Jay exclusive to Art Design Project. Jay’s photography has been exhi...
Category

2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

Black and White, Photographic Paper, Archival Pigment

Supine Nude #1, Photograph, Archival Ink Jet
By Norman Lerner
Located in Yardley, PA
This is part of the series of the Nude In Doorway. I was particularly struck by this rectangularly shaped light being cast on the floor and I knew immediately that the figure had to ...
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1990s Other Art Style Black and White Photography

Materials

Archival Ink

NUDE STUDY, Photograph, Archival Ink Jet
By Daniel Grant
Located in Yardley, PA
black + white toy-camera image from the series 'my affair with diana' 10x10 image size in edition of 50 (price increases as edition sells). printed on hahnemuhle bamboo sustai...
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2010s Other Art Style Black and White Photography

Materials

Archival Ink

British Pop Artist Gerald Laing and wife photographed nude
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
Artist Gerald Laing and his wife Galina Golikova, nude, 1968. Gerald was a close friend of Jack Mitchell and the photos were taken to celebrate their wedding. Vintage silver gelatin ...
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1960s Pop Art Black and White Photography

Materials

Silver Gelatin

Nude In Doorway, Photograph, Archival Ink Jet
By Norman Lerner
Located in Yardley, PA
Working in natural light is always a challenge but when the light is right and when you have a wonderful model, what could be better. This is part of a series done on the same day wi...
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1990s Other Art Style Black and White Photography

Materials

Archival Ink

Scherzo (Nude female dancer c.1920s photograph)
By Richard Dooner
Located in Hudson, NY
Beautiful abstract female nude photo by American artist, Richard T. Dooner. Archival print measures 3 x 3.75 inches. Small cream in lower left corner and break in margin lower right....
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1920s Abstract Black and White Photography

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Photographic Paper

JC1, 2009, Male Nude Figure with Fabric, Color Photograph, Matted and Framed
By Doug Birkenheuer
Located in Chicago, IL
The human form becomes one with the fluid fabric in Doug Birkenheuer's photograph entitled "JC1". The golden light highlights the form emerging from the fabric. The piece is framed...
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2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

Archival Pigment

Skyline Nude Julie WTC, Photograph, Archival Ink Jet
By A K Nicholas
Located in Yardley, PA
From a limited edition of 6 archival photographs Signed and numbered by artist A K Nicholas Image: 20×30 inches/51×76 cm Paper: 22×32 inches/56×81 cm Featuring the New York Cit...
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21st Century and Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

Archival Ink

Nude With Raised Arm, Photograph, Archival Ink Jet
By Norman Lerner
Located in Yardley, PA
This is part of the series which includes Nude In Doorway. It is also printed on Hahnemuhle Fine Art Glossy Baryta, 325 gsm, 13"x19" paper. The live image measures 11"x12.7". The te...
Category

1990s Other Art Style Black and White Photography

Materials

Archival Ink

"Shanghai #6", Limited Edition Medium Nude Portrait B&W Photograph, 2012
By David Jay
Located in Miami Beach, FL
Shanghai #6 by David Jay 40 in. H x 60 in. W Archival Pigment Print Edition of 5 2012 UNFRAMED Shanghai is a series by photographer David Jay exclusive to Art Design Project. Jay’s p...
Category

2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

Photographic Paper, Archival Pigment

"Nude with Apple" Photograph by Sam Haskins
By Sam Haskins
Located in Rochester, NY
"Nude with Apple" original vintage silver gelatin print photograph by Sam Haskins. Printed 1974. Signed and dated. Framed size 20" x 16". Image measures 14" x 11". Samuel Joseph Has...
Category

1970s Modern Black and White Photography

Materials

Silver

"Shanghai #3", Limited Edition Medium Nude Portrait B&W Photograph, 2012
By David Jay
Located in Miami Beach, FL
Shanghai #3 by David Jay 40 in. H x 60 in. W Archival Pigment Print Edition of 5 + 2AP 2012 UNFRAMED Shanghai is a series by photographer David Jay exclusive to Art Design Project. J...
Category

2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

Photographic Paper, Archival Pigment

Lisa , Silver Gelatin print , fibre based,Signed limited edition nude photograph
By Ian Sanderson
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
‘ Lisa ' By Ian Sanderson, Silver Gelatin print Photography : 1989 A beautiful silver gelatin fibre based print produced in the darkroom directly from the negative. The print is in ...
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1980s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Photographic Film, Archival Paper, Black and White, Photographic Paper, ...

Nude Standing In Rock Formation, Photograph, Archival Ink Jet
By Norman Lerner
Located in Yardley, PA
Over the centuries the weather carved out this niche in a rock wall on the Californian coast at Pirates Cove. It served as the perfect location for this standing nude. As with most o...
Category

1990s Other Art Style Black and White Photography

Materials

Archival Ink

Double Trouble - underwater nude photograph - print on paper 18" x 24"
By Alex Sher
Located in Santa Monica, CA
An underwater black and white photograph of two naked young women in the pool. Original gallery quality print signed by the artist. Digital archival pigment print on archival paper...
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2010s Photorealist Black and White Photography

Materials

Archival Pigment

Small Talk - underwater nude photograph - print on paper 36" x 54"
By Alex Sher
Located in Santa Monica, CA
An underwater black and white photograph of two women talking in the pool with their heads above the water. The heads are hidden from the camera by black water. Original digital arc...
Category

2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

Archival Pigment, Archival Paper

Reveal - 50x50cm, Contemporary, Woman, Figurative, Nude, Polaroid, photograph
By Kirsten Thys van den Audenaerde
Located in Morongo Valley, CA
'Reveal', 2018 Edition 1/7 plus 2 Artist Proof. digital C-Print based on a Polaroid. not mounted. Signed on the back and with certificate. Artist inventory PL2018-221 Kirsten Thys...
Category

2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

Archival Paper, C Print, Color, Polaroid

Reveal - 50x50cm, Contemporary, Woman, Figurative, Nude, Polaroid, photograph
By Kirsten Thys van den Audenaerde
Located in Morongo Valley, CA
'Reveal', 2018, Edition 1/7 plus 2 Artist Proof Based on a Polaroid, digital C-Print, not mounted. Signed on the back and with certificate. Artist inventory PL2018-221 Kirsten T...
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2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

Archival Paper, C Print, Color, Polaroid

Nude model Mikel Peters photographed for After Dark magazine
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
Nude model Mikel Peters photographed for After Dark magazine, 1971. Vintage silver gelatin exhibition photograph made by Jack Mitchell. American photographer Jack Mitchell (1925-201...
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1970s Pop Art Black and White Photography

Materials

Silver Gelatin

Reveal - 50x50cm, Contemporary, Woman, Figurative, Nude, Polaroid, photograph
By Kirsten Thys van den Audenaerde
Located in Morongo Valley, CA
'Reveal', 2018, Edition 1/7 plus 2 Artist Proof Based on a Polaroid, digital C-Print, not mounted. Signed on the back and with certificate. Artist inventory PL2018-221 larger si...
Category

2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

Archival Paper, C Print, Color, Polaroid

Reveal - 50x50cm, Contemporary, Woman, Figurative, Nude, Polaroid, photograph
By Kirsten Thys van den Audenaerde
Located in Morongo Valley, CA
'Reveal', 2018, Edition 1/7 plus 2 Artist Proof Based on a Polaroid, digital C-Print, not mounted. Signed on the back and with certificate. Artist inventory PL2018-221 Kirsten T...
Category

2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

Archival Paper, C Print, Color, Polaroid

Reveal - 50x50cm, Contemporary, Woman, Figurative, Nude, Polaroid, photograph
By Kirsten Thys van den Audenaerde
Located in Morongo Valley, CA
'Reveal', 2018, Edition 1/7 plus 2 Artist Proof. Based on a Polaroid, digital C-Print, not mounted. Signed on the back and with certificate. Artist inventory PL2018-221 larger ...
Category

2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

Archival Paper, C Print, Color, Polaroid

The price of Love - Contemporary, Woman, Nude, Polaroid, photograph
By Kirsten Thys van den Audenaerde
Located in Morongo Valley, CA
'The price of Love' 2020, Edition 1/7 plus 2 Artist Proof. Based on a Polaroid, digital C-Print, not mounted. Signed on the back and with certificate. Artist inventory PL2020-867...
Category

2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

C Print, Color, Polaroid, Archival Paper

Apriel - underwater nude photograph - print on paper 18 x 22"
By Alex Sher
Located in Santa Monica, CA
An underwater black and white photograph of a beautiful topless young woman in the pool. Original gallery quality print signed by the artist. Digital archival pigment print on arch...
Category

2010s Photorealist Black and White Photography

Materials

Archival Pigment

Vintage Photograph Male Nude Platinum Print Photo 'Ring Around the Rosie'
By Skip Arnold
Located in Surfside, FL
Printed by Muse X in Los Angeles. These are unsigned from a small edition. sepia-toned platinum palladium photographs on paper by Skip Arnold, show the always attractive artist, nude...
Category

1990s Performance Black and White Photography

Materials

Photographic Paper, Platinum

Vintage Photograph Male Nude Platinum Print Photo 'Ring Around the Rosie'
By Skip Arnold
Located in Surfside, FL
Printed by Muse X in Los Angeles. These are unsigned from a small edition. sepia-toned platinum palladium photographs on paper by Skip Arnold, show the always attractive artist, nude...
Category

1990s Performance Black and White Photography

Materials

Photographic Paper, Platinum

The Bottom Line I, Contemporary, Nude, Woman, Polaroid, Photograph, Color
By Kirsten Thys van den Audenaerde
Located in Morongo Valley, CA
'The Bottom Line I', 2017, Edition 4/7 plus 2 Artist Proof Based on a Polaroid, digital C-Print, not mounted. Signed on the back and with certificate. Artist inventory PL2017-269 K...
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2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

Archival Paper, C Print, Color, Polaroid

The price of Love - Contemporary, Woman, Nude, Polaroid, photograph
By Kirsten Thys van den Audenaerde
Located in Morongo Valley, CA
'The price of Love' 2020, Edition 1/7 plus 2 Artist Proof. Based on a Polaroid, digital C-Print, not mounted. Signed on the back and with certificate. Artist inventory PL2020-867...
Category

2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

Archival Paper, C Print, Color, Polaroid

The Bottom Line I, Contemporary, Nude, Woman, Polaroid, Photograph, Color
By Kirsten Thys van den Audenaerde
Located in Morongo Valley, CA
'The Bottom Line I', 2017, Edition 4/7 plus 2 Artist Proof Based on a Polaroid, digital C-Print, not mounted. Signed on the back and with certificate. Artist inventory PL2017-269 Ki...
Category

2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

Archival Paper, C Print, Color, Polaroid

The Bottom Line I, Contemporary, Nude, Woman, Polaroid, Photograph, Color
By Kirsten Thys van den Audenaerde
Located in Morongo Valley, CA
'The Bottom Line I', 2017, Edition 4/7 plus 2 Artist Proof Based on a Polaroid, digital C-Print, not mounted. Signed on the back and with certificate. Artist inventory PL2017-269 Ki...
Category

2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

Polaroid, Archival Paper, C Print, Color

The Bottom Line I, Contemporary, Nude, Woman, Polaroid, Photograph, Color
By Kirsten Thys van den Audenaerde
Located in Morongo Valley, CA
'The Bottom Line I', 2017, Edition 3/7 plus 2 Artist Proof Based on a Polaroid, digital C-Print, not mounted. Signed on the back and with certificate. Artist inventory PL2017-269 Ki...
Category

2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

Archival Paper, C Print, Color, Polaroid

Vintage Photograph Male Nude Platinum Print Photo 'Ring Around the Rosie'
By Skip Arnold
Located in Surfside, FL
Printed by Muse X in Los Angeles. These are unsigned from a small edition. sepia-toned platinum palladium photographs on paper by Skip Arnold, show the always attractive artist, nude...
Category

1990s Performance Black and White Photography

Materials

Photographic Paper, Platinum

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Black And White Nude Photographs For Sale on 1stDibs

An assortment of black and white nude photographs is available on 1stDibs. A selection of these works in the Contemporary, Pop Art and Abstract styles can be found today in our inventory. These items have been produced for many years, with earlier versions available from the 20th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. Adding a colorful pieces of art to a room that is mostly decorated in warm neutral tones can yield a welcome change — see the black and white nude photographs on 1stDibs that include elements of black, gray, beige, brown and more. Many versions of these artworks are appealing in their rich colors and composition, but Doug Birkenheuer, Leonard Freed, Kirsten Thys van den Audenaerde, Skip Arnold and Jack Mitchell produced especially popular works that are worth a look. Each of these unique pieces was handmade with extraordinary care, with artists most often working in paper, silver gelatin print and photographic paper.

How Much are Black And White Nude Photographs?

The average selling price for black and white nude photographs we offer is $857, while they’re typically $250 on the low end and $10,500 for the highest priced.

Finding the Right Black and White Photography for You

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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