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Arabesque 2 (Abstract Drawing on Paper in Vertical White Frame)
By David Dew Bruner
Located in Hudson, NY
Abstract arabesque drawing on paper in vertical white frame Graphite on paper in vintage frame 27 x 11 inches framed Wire on the back, ready to hang as is This abstract graphite dr...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

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Graphite, Paper

Three Figures (Black & White Abstract Graphite Drawing in Contemporary Frame)
By David Dew Bruner
Located in Hudson, NY
Three Figures (Black & White Abstract Graphite Drawing in Contemporary Frame) by David Dew Bruner Abstract graphite drawing on paper in custom black wood frame 50 x 54 inches 54 x 60...
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2010s Contemporary Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Graphite

Donald Trump- figurative black and white portrait drawing on matchbox
By Matchbox Artists
Located in New York, NY
In recent years, MB has also created a unique gallery - drawing black and white pencil portraits of iconic celebrities on matchbooks, while using the actual matches in the display. B...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Portrait Drawings and Waterco...

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Graphite

Cave Drawings I (or A Brief History Of Everything)
By Preston Buchtel
Located in Cleveland, OH
Preston Buchtel Cave Drawings I (or A Brief History Of Everything) 2/10 2015 Signed, Numbered, Titled & Dated Archival Pigment Print 18 x 30 inches (archival pigment print) 28.25 x ...
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2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Archival Pigment

Cave Drawings II (or A Brief History Of Everything)
By Preston Buchtel
Located in Cleveland, OH
Preston Buchtel Cave Drawings II (or A Brief History Of Everything) 2/10 2015 Signed, Numbered, Titled & Dated Archival Pigment Print 18 x 30 inches (archival pigment print) 28.25 x ...
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2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Archival Pigment

Iceberg Drawing 4: Black and White Landscape Drawing of Iceberg in Water, Framed
By Juan Garcia-Nunez
Located in Hudson, NY
Black and white landscape drawing of a giant iceberg Graphite on paper in white frame with 8-ply white mat 8 x 10 inches unframed, 18 x 22 inches framed Unique, contemporary grey ...
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2010s Contemporary Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Metal

Iceberg Drawing 3: Black and White Landscape Drawing of Iceberg in Water, Framed
By Juan Garcia-Nunez
Located in Hudson, NY
Black and white landscape drawing of a giant iceberg Graphite on paper in white frame with 8-ply white mat 8 x 10 inches unframed, 18 x 22 inches framed Unique, contemporary grey ...
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2010s Contemporary Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Metal

Modern American Industrial Drawing Factory Graphite Framed Black and White
Located in Buffalo, NY
A fantastic industrial drawing dated 1935, which depicts the former Plymouth Motor Company's Powerhouse in Buffalo, NY. Housed in a contemporary frame presentation this unique work ...
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1930s Realist Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Graphite

Tekening 3, Drawing 3, Johan Lennarts, 1960, (black and white drawing)
Located in Aerdenhout, NL
Johan Lennarts Tekening 3 1960 ink and pencil on paper 21 x 30 cm
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1960s Expressionist Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

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Ink, Pencil

N-4 Series 6 - Original Framed Abstract Drawing - Black and White - Contemporary
By Robert Witz
Located in New York, NY
This contemporary abstract drawing is from the N-4 series by NY based multimedia artist Robert Witz. It features minimalist lines drawn with black ballpoint pen on archival paper. Co...
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20th Century Minimalist Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

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Ballpoint Pen, Archival Paper

N-4 Series 4 - Original Framed Abstract Drawing - Black and White - Contemporary
By Robert Witz
Located in New York, NY
This contemporary abstract drawing is from the N-4 series by NY based multimedia artist Robert Witz. It features minimalist lines drawn with black ballpoint pen on archival paper. Co...
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20th Century Minimalist Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

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Archival Paper, Ballpoint Pen

N-4 Series 5 - Original Framed Abstract Drawing - Black and White - Contemporary
By Robert Witz
Located in New York, NY
This contemporary abstract drawing is from the N-4 series by NY based multimedia artist Robert Witz. It features minimalist lines drawn with black ballpoint pen on archival paper. Co...
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20th Century Minimalist Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

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Ballpoint Pen, Archival Paper

N-4 Series 2 - Original Framed Abstract Drawing- Black and White - Contemporary
By Robert Witz
Located in New York, NY
This contemporary abstract drawing is from the N-4 series by NY based multimedia artist Robert Witz. It features minimalist lines drawn with black ballpoint pen on archival paper. Co...
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20th Century Minimalist Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

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Archival Paper, Ballpoint Pen

N-4 Series 3 - Original Framed Abstract Drawing - Black and White - Contemporary
By Robert Witz
Located in New York, NY
This contemporary abstract drawing is from the N-4 series by NY based multimedia artist Robert Witz. It features minimalist lines drawn with black ballpoint pen on archival paper. Co...
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20th Century Minimalist Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

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Archival Paper

Iceberg Drawing 2: Black and White Landscape Drawing of Iceberg in Water, Framed
By Juan Garcia-Nunez
Located in Hudson, NY
Black and white landscape drawing of a giant iceberg Graphite on paper in white frame with 8-ply white mat 8 x 10 inches unframed, 18 x 22 inches framed Unique, contemporary grey ...
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2010s Contemporary Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Metal

Incoming, black and white charcoal skyscape drawing
Located in New York, NY
Charles Yoder’s use of tight cropping and steeply-angled perspective adds a layer of implausibility to his nocturnal scenes. Branches intersect to form happenstance frames, and spill...
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2010s Contemporary Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Charcoal

Iceberg Drawing 1: Black and White Landscape Drawing of Iceberg in Water, Framed
By Juan Garcia-Nunez
Located in Hudson, NY
Black and white landscape drawing of a giant iceberg Graphite on paper in white frame with 8-ply white mat 8 x 10 inches unframed, 18 x 22 inches framed Unique, contemporary grey ...
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2010s Contemporary Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Metal

Moon Shadows, black and white charcoal interior drawing
Located in New York, NY
Charles Yoder’s use of tight cropping and steeply-angled perspective adds a layer of implausibility to his nocturnal scenes. Branches intersect to form happenstance frames, and spill...
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2010s Contemporary Interior Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Charcoal

Approach, 6, realist black and white charcoal landscape drawing
By Dozier Bell
Located in New York, NY
Dozier Bell’s paintings and intimate, diminutive charcoal drawings (some of which measure as small as 2 x 4 inches) bring to mind 19th-century American painters Albert Pinkham Ryder,...
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2010s American Realist Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Mylar, Charcoal

Raptors, realist black and white charcoal skyscape drawing
By Dozier Bell
Located in New York, NY
Dozier Bell’s paintings and intimate, diminutive charcoal drawings (some of which measure as small as 2 x 4 inches) bring to mind 19th-century American painters Albert Pinkham Ryder,...
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2010s American Realist Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Mylar, Charcoal

Tempest Tossed, black and white charcoal skyscape drawing
Located in New York, NY
Charles Yoder’s use of tight cropping and steeply-angled perspective adds a layer of implausibility to his nocturnal scenes. Branches intersect to form happenstance frames, and spill...
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2010s Contemporary Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Charcoal, Found Objects

Untitled (Blow-Up) - Contemporary Black and White Watercolor Drawing
Located in Moscow, RU
Evgeny Granilshchikov "Untitled (Blow-Up)", 2020 Watercolor on paper 42 x 29.7 cm Evgeny Granilshchikov (1985) is a Russian artist and independent filmmaker. He studied literature...
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2010s Contemporary Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor

Left Leaning Tendencies, black and white charcoal skyscape drawing
Located in New York, NY
Charles Yoder’s use of tight cropping and steeply-angled perspective adds a layer of implausibility to his nocturnal scenes. Branches intersect to form happenstance frames, and spill...
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2010s Contemporary Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Charcoal

Medomak oak, 2, realist black and white charcoal landscape drawing
By Dozier Bell
Located in New York, NY
Dozier Bell’s paintings and intimate, diminutive charcoal drawings (some of which measure as small as 2 x 4 inches) bring to mind 19th-century American painters Albert Pinkham Ryder,...
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2010s American Realist Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Mylar, Charcoal

Offshore study 2, realist black and white charcoal skyscape drawing
By Dozier Bell
Located in New York, NY
Dozier Bell’s paintings and intimate, diminutive charcoal drawings (some of which measure as small as 2 x 4 inches) bring to mind 19th-century American painters Albert Pinkham Ryder,...
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2010s American Realist Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Mylar, Charcoal

Night cove, realist black and white charcoal landscape drawing
By Dozier Bell
Located in New York, NY
Dozier Bell’s paintings and intimate, diminutive charcoal drawings (some of which measure as small as 2 x 4 inches) bring to mind 19th-century American painters Albert Pinkham Ryder,...
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2010s American Realist Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Charcoal, Mylar

Night wind, 2, realist black and white charcoal landscape drawing
By Dozier Bell
Located in New York, NY
Dozier Bell’s paintings and intimate, diminutive charcoal drawings (some of which measure as small as 2 x 4 inches) bring to mind 19th-century American painters Albert Pinkham Ryder,...
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Early 2000s American Realist Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Mylar, Charcoal

Flight, realist black and white charcoal skyscape drawing
By Dozier Bell
Located in New York, NY
Dozier Bell’s paintings and intimate, diminutive charcoal drawings (some of which measure as small as 2 x 4 inches) bring to mind 19th-century American painters Albert Pinkham Ryder,...
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2010s American Realist Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Mylar, Charcoal

American realist charcoal drawing bust nude woman sculpture framed black & White
Located in Buffalo, NY
A beautifully rendered figurative drawing of a sculpture, the marble bust of a nude woman. This piece comes in a beautiful frame presentation likely added by a previous owner. Unsi...
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Early 1900s American Realist Nude Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Charcoal

Seashells 5, photorealist black and white graphite drawing
By Mary Reilly
Located in New York, NY
Mary Reilly’s laborious method of toning her paper serves as the starting point for her intricate compositions. She begins by covering the entire sheet with up to eight smooth, unmod...
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2010s Photorealist Still-life Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Graphite

Seismography #22 (Contemporary Abstract Black & White Flower Drawing, Framed)
By Anne Francey
Located in Hudson, NY
Seismography #22 (Contemporary Abstract Black & White Flower Drawing, Framed) by Anne Francey ink and gouache on paper 44 x 31 inches unframed 49 x 37.5 inches in black frame with AR...
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2010s Contemporary Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

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Archival Ink, Gouache, Archival Paper

Untitled (Touch) - Contemporary Black and White Watercolor Drawing
Located in Moscow, RU
Evgeny Granilshchikov "Untitled (Touch)", 2020 Watercolor on paper 42 x 29.7 cm Evgeny Granilshchikov (1985) is a Russian artist and independent filmmaker. He studied literature a...
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2010s Contemporary Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor

Black & White Botanical Charcoal & Graphite Drawing in Metal Hexagon Frame
By Rachel Kohn
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Rachel Kohn’s charcoal and graphite botanical drawings on paper blur the lines between representation and abstraction. Drawing from plants and nature, small details in her work are p...
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2010s Contemporary Still-life Drawings and Watercolors

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Charcoal, Archival Paper, Graphite

Unstable single-person protest - Contemporary Black and White Watercolor Drawing
Located in Moscow, RU
Evgeny Granilshchikov "Unstable single-person protest", 2020 Watercolor on paper 42 x 29.7 cm Evgeny Granilshchikov (1985) is a Russian artist and independent filmmaker. He studie...
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2010s Contemporary Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor

"Gaze", Black and White, Figurative Drawing, Portrait, Illustration
By Jasjyot Singh Hans
Located in Philadelphia, PA
This black and white drawing titled "GAZE" is an original pencil and ink on paper drawing by Jasjyot Singh Hans measuring 7"h x 5"w unframed and 14"h x 11"w framed. Jasjyot Singh Ha...
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2010s Contemporary Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Ink, Pencil

Knoll, 01:00, realist black and white charcoal landscape drawing
By Dozier Bell
Located in New York, NY
Dozier Bell’s paintings and intimate, diminutive charcoal drawings (some of which measure as small as 2 x 4 inches) bring to mind 19th-century American painters Albert Pinkham Ryder,...
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2010s American Realist Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Mylar, Charcoal

Kansas City Skyline, 1930s WPA Era Modernist Line Drawing, Black & White, Framed
By Charles Ragland Bunnell
Located in Denver, CO
Modernist, 1930s WPA era cityscape of the Kansas City Skyline by Charles Bunnell (1897-1968). Downtown skyscrapers and buildings are rendered in a black and white line drawing. Prese...
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1930s American Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Graphite

Fullness of the Wind (Framed Black & White Charcoal Landscape Drawing of a Tree)
By Sue Bryan
Located in Hudson, NY
Black and White realistic charcoal landscape drawing of a large tree in the wind Sue Bryan, "The Fullness of the Wind," created in 2020 22" X 30" unframed, charcoal graphite on prim...
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2010s Modern Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Charcoal, Carbon Pencil

Bremen #2 - black and white figurative graphite drawing on paper
By Andy Mister
Located in East Quogue, NY
Black and white drawing of rock concert goers - graphite on paper (framed) by Andy Mister. The work of Andy Mister explores the boundary between mechanical and manual reproduction. ...
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2010s Contemporary Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Graphite

Flock, city, realist black and white charcoal skyscape drawing
By Dozier Bell
Located in New York, NY
Dozier Bell’s paintings and intimate, diminutive charcoal drawings (some of which measure as small as 2 x 4 inches) bring to mind 19th-century American painters Albert Pinkham Ryder,...
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2010s American Realist Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Mylar, Charcoal

Winter Reflections, black and white charcoal drawing of trees and lake
Located in New York, NY
Charcoal on paper drawing by Toronto-based artist Katherine Curci. Framed. Katherine Curci began this series of charcoal drawings, premiered in This Land., at the start of the pande...
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2010s Contemporary Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Charcoal

Husker, graphite on paper, black and white architectural drawing
By James Isherwood
Located in New York, NY
"Husker" is framed: 8.5 x 11.25 inches On a first viewing of Isherwood’s work, we recognize the walls and other architectural components. A closer inspection, however, reveals that ...
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2010s Contemporary Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Graphite

Winter Night in Canmore, black and white charcoal drawing of trees and sky
Located in New York, NY
Charcoal on paper drawing by Toronto-based artist Katherine Curci. Framed. Katherine Curci began this series of charcoal drawings, premiered in This Land., at the start of the pande...
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2010s Contemporary Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Charcoal

French Art Deco Black and White Framed Drawing
Located in Houston, TX
Beautifully executed stylized French Art Deco black and white drawing in a giltwood frame with glass, circa 1925.  
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Vintage 1920s French Art Deco Drawings

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Paper

  • French Art Deco Black and White Framed Drawing
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H 17.25 in. W 20.25 in. D 2 in.
Rosetta Circle, meditative cirucluar black and white mark making drawing
By Dee Shapiro
Located in Brooklyn, NY
2015, ink on paper, artwork size 8x8”, frame size 12.5 x12.5” Artist Statement: I am interested in the geometry as it relates to pattern. I have several bodies of work that incorpor...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

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Ink, Archival Paper

Infanta LXII: Figurative Abstract Cubist Style Graphite Drawing, White Frame
By David Dew Bruner
Located in Hudson, NY
Figurative abstract cubist style graphite drawing of a standing figure in a white frame inspired by Velázquez's Infanta Margarita “Infanta LXII” by Hudson Valley artist, David Dew B...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Graphite

Pose Three Study III - Black, White and Red Figurative Drawing
By Katherine Filice
Located in Gilroy, CA
"Pose Three Study III" is a black and white pen and ink drawing by award-winning artist Katherine Filice. She created a series of these works, and most have already been collected w...
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2010s Contemporary Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Archival Ink, Archival Paper

Dancing Lights, black and white charcoal drawing of aurora borealis in winter
Located in New York, NY
Charcoal on paper drawing by Toronto-based artist Katherine Curci. Framed. Katherine Curci began this series of charcoal drawings, premiered in This Land., at the start of the pande...
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2010s Contemporary Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Charcoal

Untitled - 21st Century Contemporary Black and White Pen Drawing
Located in Moscow, RU
Evgeny Granilshchikov "Untitled", 2018 Pen on paper 29 x 21 cm Evgeny Granilshchikov (1985) is a Russian artist and independent filmmaker. He studied literature and animation at t...
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2010s Contemporary Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Gel Pen

G_16 - Contemporary, Black, White, Minimalist, Drawing, Abstract
By Alina Aldea
Located in Berlin, DE
G_16, 2019 White ink on black cardboard 39.37 H x 27.55 W in. 100 H x 70 W cm Alina Aldea's drawing projects all the possible forms which appear to rapidly disappear, without having...
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2010s Minimalist Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

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Ink, Cardboard

Black & White Botanical Charcoal Drawing with Gold Leaf in Metal Hexagon Frame
By Rachel Kohn
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Rachel Kohn’s charcoal botanical drawings on paper with gold leaf blur the lines between representation and abstraction. Drawing from plants and nature, small details in her work are...
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2010s Contemporary Still-life Drawings and Watercolors

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Gold Leaf

Eternity (The Sacrament)- Black and White Figurative Drawing in Pen and Ink
By Katherine Filice
Located in Gilroy, CA
"Eternity (The Sacrament)," by Katherine Filice. "Eternity (The Sacrament,)" is a pen and ink drawing by award-winning artist Katherine Filice. The work is currently in the UK afte...
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2010s Contemporary Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Archival Ink, Archival Paper

Black and white capsule - line drawing figure with gold disk and stripes
By Mila Akopova
Located in Fort Lee, NJ
Interior design paintings. The diptych were done with watercolor in black and gold leafing pen 18kt color on watercolor paper 300g. The works are 11 by 14 inches in size, framed (gol...
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2010s Minimalist Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Acrylic

20th century Belgium, Black and White Abstract pencil drawing, Etude
By Marcel Dumont
Located in Southport, CT
Outstanding pencil on paper Abstract drawing. Marcel Dumont was a Liège artist who painted in oils and gouache, also produced collages and was an illustrator and engraver, doing so...
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1940s Abstract Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Pencil

20th century Belgium, Black and White Abstract pencil drawing, Etude
By Marcel Dumont
Located in Southport, CT
Outstanding pencil on paper Abstract drawing. Marcel Dumont was a Liège artist who painted in oils and gouache, also produced collages and was an illustrator and engraver, doing so...
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1940s Abstract Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Pencil

20th century Belgium, Black and White Abstract pencil drawing, Etude
By Marcel Dumont
Located in Southport, CT
Outstanding pencil on paper Abstract drawing. Marcel Dumont was a Liège artist who painted in oils and gouache, also produced collages and was an illustrator and engraver, doing so...
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1940s Abstract Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Pencil

20th century Belgium, Black and White Abstract pencil drawing, Etude
By Marcel Dumont
Located in Southport, CT
Outstanding pencil on paper Abstract drawing. Marcel Dumont was a Liège artist who painted in oils and gouache, also produced collages and was an illustrator and engraver, doing so...
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1940s Abstract Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Pencil

20th century Belgium, Black and White Abstract pencil drawing, Etude
By Marcel Dumont
Located in Southport, CT
Outstanding pencil on paper Abstract drawing. Marcel Dumont was a Liège artist who painted in oils and gouache, also produced collages and was an illustrator and engraver, doing so...
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1940s Abstract Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Pencil

20th century Belgium, Black and White Abstract pencil drawing, Etude
By Marcel Dumont
Located in Southport, CT
Outstanding pencil on paper Abstract drawing. Marcel Dumont was a Liège artist who painted in oils and gouache, also produced collages and was an illustrator and engraver, doing so...
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1940s Abstract Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Pencil

Irrepressible 20, black and white charcoal drawing of desert scene, cactus
Located in New York, NY
Charcoal on paper drawing by Toronto-based artist Katherine Curci. From her "Irrepressible" series. Comes framed. Lake Pleasant, Phoenix, AZ Katherine Curci began this series of ch...
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2010s Contemporary Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Charcoal

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Framed Black And White Drawings For Sale on 1stDibs

Find a variety of framed black and white drawings available on 1stDibs. Browse a selection of Contemporary, Abstract or Pop Art versions of these works for sale today — there are 13 Contemporary, 5 Abstract, 5 Minimalist, 4 Modern and 2 Pop Art examples available. These items have been made for many years, with versions that date back to the 20th Century alongside those produced 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 framed black and white drawings on 1stDibs that include elements of gray, black, beige, white and more. These artworks have been a part of the life’s work for many artists, but the versions made by David Dew Bruner, Robert Witz, Juan Garcia-Nunez, Sue Bryan and Evgeniya Buravleva are consistently popular. Each of these unique pieces was handmade with extraordinary care, with artists most often working in paper, pencil and archival paper.

How Much are Framed Black And White Drawings?

The average selling price for framed black and white drawings we offer is $1,200, while they’re typically $250 on the low end and $12,500 for the highest priced.

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