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The Dive, 21st century, contemporary, photography
By Sylvie Blum
Located in Munich, DE
A nude female model is diving. As a woman and an artist, Austrian-born Sylvie Blum offers a unique perspective on the female form. Each impeccable image transcends sculptured form t...
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2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Archival Pigment

Self-Conscious, 21st century, contemporary, photography
By Sylvie Blum
Located in Munich, DE
A nude female model with very white skin and no hair is posing like a sculpture. As a woman and an artist, Austrian-born Sylvie Blum offers a unique perspective on the female form. ...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Archival Pigment

Side View, 21st century, contemporary, photography
By Sylvie Blum
Located in Munich, DE
A nude female model with very white skin and no hair is posing like a sculpture. As a woman and an artist, Austrian-born Sylvie Blum offers a unique perspective on the female form. ...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Archival Pigment

The Angle, 21st century, contemporary, photography
By Sylvie Blum
Located in Munich, DE
A nude female model with very white skin and no hair is posing like a sculpture. As a woman and an artist, Austrian-born Sylvie Blum offers a unique perspective on the female form. ...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Archival Pigment

Hair-Dress, 21st century, contemporary, photography
By Sylvie Blum
Located in Munich, DE
A nude female model with very long dark hair from the backside. As a woman and an artist, Austrian-born Sylvie Blum offers a unique perspective on the female form. Each impeccable i...
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2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Archival Pigment

Leila, 21st century, contemporary, photography
By Sylvie Blum
Located in Munich, DE
A nude female model with a pigtail from the backside. As a woman and an artist, Austrian-born Sylvie Blum offers a unique perspective on the female form. Each impeccable image trans...
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2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Archival Pigment

Snake woman, 21st century, contemporary, photography
By Sylvie Blum
Located in Munich, DE
A nude female model is wrapped by a big Python snake. As a woman and an artist, Austrian-born Sylvie Blum offers a unique perspective on the female form. Each impeccable image trans...
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2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Archival Pigment

The pigeon, 21st century, contemporary, photography
By Sylvie Blum
Located in Munich, DE
A nude female model is holding a pigeon in her hands. As a woman and an artist, Austrian-born Sylvie Blum offers a unique perspective on the female form. Each impeccable image trans...
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2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Archival Pigment

Display-Dummy, 21st century, contemporary, photography
By Sylvie Blum
Located in Munich, DE
A nude female model with very white skin and no hair is posing like a sculpture. As a woman and an artist, Austrian-born Sylvie Blum offers a unique perspective on the female form. ...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Archival Pigment

Leg position, 21st century, contemporary, photography
By Sylvie Blum
Located in Munich, DE
A nude female model is posing before a white background. It looks like a sculpture. As a woman and an artist, Austrian-born Sylvie Blum offers a unique perspective on the female for...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Archival Pigment

nude art celebrity portrait photography of Asia Agento by Nigel Parry
By Nigel Parry
Located in Leiden, Zuid-Holland
Asia Agento by Nigel Parry Nigel Parry began his photographic career in London in 1988 and moved to New York City in 1994. Since then, he has been commissioned by the most distinguis...
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2010s Modern Black and White Photography

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Pigment

art celebrity portrait photography of Leonardo DiCaprio by Nigel Parry
By Nigel Parry
Located in Leiden, Zuid-Holland
Leonardo DiCaprio by Nigel Parry Nigel Parry began his photographic career in London in 1988 and moved to New York City in 1994. Since then, he has been commissioned by the most dist...
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2010s Modern Black and White Photography

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Pigment

nude art celebrity portrait photography of Amanda Marcum by Nigel Parry
By Nigel Parry
Located in Leiden, Zuid-Holland
Amanda Marcum by Nigel Parry Nigel Parry began his photographic career in London in 1988 and moved to New York City in 1994. Since then, he has been commissioned by the most distingu...
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2010s Modern Black and White Photography

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Pigment

Raquel Welch and Ringo Starr
By Terry O'Neill
Located in New York, NY
Raquel Welch and Ringo Starr, 1969 silver gelatin print 20 x 16 inches edition of 50 signed and numbered American actress Raquel Welch wearing a leather suit with Beatles' Ringo Sta...
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1960s Modern Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Buzz Aldrin's Sun Visor Reflects Neil Armstrong, Vintage NASA Apollo 11 Photo
Located in New york, NY
Where art and science meet and what has become the best known photograph of the first manned lunar module landing by the Apollo 11 "Eagle," Neil Armstrong photographs Buzz Aldrin wal...
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1960s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Photographic Paper, Photographic Film

Frank Sinatra "Boardwalk"
By Terry O'Neill
Located in Mount Pleasant, SC
American singer and film actor Frank Sinatra, surrounded by his entourage, in Miami Beach while filming "The Lady in Cement." Sinatra was one of Terry O’Neill’s favorite subjects. Of...
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20th Century Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Warhol 'Trash' Superstar Joe Dallesandro, Iconic Movie Poster Photograph
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
11 x 14" vintage silver gelatin photograph of Warhol Superstar Joe Dallesandro photographed in June 1970 of Joe starring in Andy Warhol's "Trash", Mitchell has written on the reverse...
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1970s Pop Art Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Paul Taylor & Bettie de Jong performing 'Scudorama', signed exhibition print
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
Paul Taylor and Bettie de Jong performing "Scudorama", photographed in 1963. This is a vintage gelatin silver print, selenium toned, made by hand by master photographer Jack Mitchell...
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1960s Pop Art Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Film director Blake Edwards with his wife Julie Andrews, signed exhibition print
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
Film director Blake Edwards with his wife Julie Andrews, 1986. This is a vintage gelatin silver print, selenium toned, made by hand by master photographer Jack Mitchell and signed bo...
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1980s Pop Art Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

"Aperture 1", photography by Jeff Robb (31x31'), 2019
By Jeff Robb
Located in Paris, France
Jeff Robb is a British artist, who graduated with Distinction from the Royal College of Art in 1992 with a master’s degree in fine art Holography. Shortly after graduating, he was in...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Lenticular

ZazaZting #03 From the series Goldenbogen - 21st Century, Women, Nude, Polaroid,
By Carmen de Vos
Located in Morongo Valley, CA
ZazaZting #03 [From the series Goldenbogen & Zouzou] 2010 / 2019, edition of 7 + 2 AP, this is no. 1 of 7, 30 x 30 cm. Hand signed & numbered by artist on the back. Museum quality c-...
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2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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C Print, Color, Polaroid, Archival Paper

Paul Taylor Dance Company performing 'Last Look', signed exhibition print
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
Paul Taylor Dance Company performing 'Last Look' one the great examples of how Jack Mitchell choreographed dancers for the camera, photographed in 1985. This is a vintage gelatin sil...
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1980s Pop Art Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Scottish dancer & choreographer Michael Clark (age 23), signed exhibition print
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
Scottish dancer and choreographer Michael Clark (age 23), photographed in 1986. This is a vintage gelatin silver print, selenium toned, made by hand by master photographer Jack Mitch...
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1980s Pop Art Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

"Aperture 14", photography by Jeff Robb (31x31'), 2019
By Jeff Robb
Located in Paris, France
Jeff Robb is a British artist, who graduated with Distinction from the Royal College of Art in 1992 with a master’s degree in fine art Holography. Shortly after graduating, he was in...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Lenticular

"Unnatural Causes 24", photography by Jeff Robb (31x31'), 2019
By Jeff Robb
Located in Paris, France
Jeff Robb is a British artist, who graduated with Distinction from the Royal College of Art in 1992 with a master’s degree in fine art Holography. Shortly after graduating, he was in...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Lenticular

"Unnatural Causes 2", photography by Jeff Robb (31x31'), 2019
By Jeff Robb
Located in Paris, France
Jeff Robb is a British artist, who graduated with Distinction from the Royal College of Art in 1992 with a master’s degree in fine art Holography. Shortly after graduating, he was in...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Lenticular

Pilobolus Dance Company, 'Return to Maria la Baja', signed exhibition print
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
Pilobolus Dance Company, 'Return to Maria la Baja', photographed in 1985. This is a vintage gelatin silver print, selenium toned, made by hand by master photographer Jack Mitchell an...
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1980s Pop Art Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

James Cunningham Dance Co. nude at Judson Dance Theater, signed exhibition print
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
James Cunningham Dance Company performing nude in animal masks at Judson Dance Theater, photographed in 1971. This is a vintage gelatin silver print, selenium toned, made by hand by ...
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1980s Pop Art Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Robert Kovak & Chris Komar performing Merce Cunningham's 'Summerspace', signed
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
Robert Kovak and Chris Komar performing Merce Cunningham's 'Summerspace' costumes and backdrop by artist Robert Rauschenberg, photographed in 1975. This is a vintage gelatin silver p...
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1980s Pop Art Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Argentinian dancers Julio Bocca & Eleonora Cassano nude, signed exhibition print
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
Argentinian dancers Julio Bocca and Eleonora Cassano nude study taken during a session for Playboy magazine, photographed in 1993. This is a vintage gelatin silver print, selenium to...
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1990s Pop Art Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Comedian Robin Williams crying like his baby son Zachary signed exhibition print
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
Comedian Robin Williams cries like his new baby son Zachary for Jack Mitchell's camera, photographed in 1984. This is a vintage gelatin silver print, selenium toned, 11 x 14" made by...
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1980s Pop Art Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

NYCB Dancer/Choreographer Edward Villella, signed exhibition print
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
NYCB Dancer/Choreographer Edward Villella leaping, photographed in 1960. This is a vintage gelatin silver print 11x14", selenium toned, made by hand by master photographer Jack Mitch...
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1960s Pop Art Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Barton Mumaw performing 'Fetish' at Jacob's Pillow, signed exhibition print
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
Dancer/Choreographer Barton Mumaw performing 'Fetish' at Jacob's Pillow Massachusetts, where Jack photographed at the invitation of founder Ted Shawn. Photographed in 1957. This is a...
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1950s Pop Art Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

ZazaZting #03 From the series Goldenbogen - 21st Century, Women, Nude, Polaroid,
By Carmen de Vos
Located in Morongo Valley, CA
ZazaZting #03 [From the series Goldenbogen & Zouzou] 2010 / 2019, edition of 7 + 2 AP, this is no. 1 of 7, 30 x 30 cm. Hand signed & numbered by artist on the back. Museum quality c-...
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2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Archival Paper, C Print, Color, Polaroid

Renée's Dream XII (Days of Heaven) - Landscape, Horse, Polaroid, 21st Century
By Stefanie Schneider
Located in Morongo Valley, CA
Renée's Dream XII (Days of Heaven). Part of the 29 Palms, CA project. Edition 3/10, 20x20cm, 2006, digital C-Print, based on an expired Polaroid. Signature label and Certificate. Art...
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1990s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Archival Paper, Photographic Paper, C Print, Color, Polaroid

Renée's Dream XII (Days of Heaven) - Landscape, Horse, Polaroid, 21st Century
By Stefanie Schneider
Located in Morongo Valley, CA
Renée's Dream XII (Days of Heaven). Part of the 29 Palms, CA project. Edition 3/10, 20x20cm, 2006, digital C-Print, based on an expired Polaroid. Signature label and Certificate. Art...
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1990s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Archival Paper, Photographic Paper, C Print, Color, Polaroid

'Untitled' based on an original Polaroid, 20th Century, Contemporary
By Stefanie Schneider
Located in Morongo Valley, CA
Untitled (29 Palms, CA), 1999, 20x24cm, Edition 1/10, Photograph printed on Velvet Watercolor, based on an original expired Polaroid, Certificate and Signature label, not mounted Ar...
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1990s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Archival Paper, Photographic Paper, Color, Archival Pigment, Polaroid

Musician/Composer Philip Glass iconic studio portrait, signed exhibition print
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
Musician/Composer Philip Glass, iconic studio portrait, 1984. This is a vintage gelatin silver print, selenium toned, made by hand by master photographer Jack Mitchell and signed bot...
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1980s Pop Art Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Black & White Abstract Expressionist Etching
By Calvin Anderson
Located in San Francisco, CA
This Robert Motherwell inspired print circa late 1990s-early 2000s etching on paper is by Bay Area painter, printmaker, and designer Calvin Anderson (b. 1925). He studied at CCAC an...
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Late 20th Century Abstract Expressionist Abstract Prints

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Paper, Etching

Hudson River Vignette (Black & White Landscape Drawing of Mountains & River)
By Jane Bloodgood-Abrams
Located in Hudson, NY
Small Hudson River School style landscape drawing of Catskill Mountains and the Hudson River on paper in black and white 'Hudson River Vignette' by Jane Bloodgood-Abrams chalk on to...
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2010s Hudson River School Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Pastel

Electra - Black and White Painting
Located in Los Angeles, CA
New York artist Thomas Hammer is known for his motion-filled ink works on paper. His artworks, created with a unique tool fusing a squeegee and a brush, are inspired by the spontanei...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Abstract Paintings

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Paper, Ink

109 Virginis - Black and White Painting
Located in Los Angeles, CA
New York artist Thomas Hammer is known for his motion-filled ink works on paper. His artworks, created with a unique tool fusing a squeegee and a brush, are inspired by the spontanei...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Abstract Paintings

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Paper, Ink

Disruption II, 2019, Acrylic And Oil Pastel On Pigment Print
By Hunter & Gatti
Located in Miami Beach, FL
Disruption II, 2019 by Hunter & Gatti Acrylic And Oil Pastel On Pigment Print Image size: 36 cm. H x 28 cm. W UNFRAMED This piece is part of the H&G series titled "Nothing Stays Sti...
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2010s Contemporary Portrait Photography

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Acrylic, Black and White, Archival Pigment

Looking at Arcadia, Photo Collage. Acrylic And Oil Pastel On Pigment Print
By Hunter & Gatti
Located in Miami Beach, FL
Looking at Arcadia, 2019 by Hunter & Gatti Acrylic And Oil Pastel On Pigment Print Image size: 36 cm. H x 28 cm. W UNFRAMED This piece is part of the H&G series titled "Nothing Stay...
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2010s Contemporary Portrait Photography

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Acrylic, Black and White, Archival Pigment

Edward Lennox Bigelow, Dora Maxwell, Jonathan Tichenor
By George Platt Lynes
Located in New York, NY
Vintage silver print George Platt Lynes studio stamp in black ink, verso Literature: Woody, Jack. George Platt Lynes: Photographs 1931-1955. 3rd ed., Twelvetrees Press, 1981, cover...
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1940s Other Art Style Figurative Photography

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Black and White

Stranger than Paradise II - Proof before Printing - Polaroid, Contemporary
By Stefanie Schneider
Located in Morongo Valley, CA
Stranger than Paradise II - Proof b4 Printing / 2005, 128x125cm analog C-Print, hand-printed by the artist, based on a Polaroid Original, signed on front. published in: STRANGER THA...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Portrait Photography

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Archival Paper, Black and White, Photographic Paper, C Print, Polaroid

Untitled III, 2017, Wax, Acrylic Oil Pastel On Glicée Print
By Hunter & Gatti
Located in Miami Beach, FL
Untitled III, 2017 by Hunter & Gatti From the series of IWMYAS Wax, acrylic oil pastel on glicée print archival metallic paper. Image size: 107 cm H x 83 cm W Signed front and signe...
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2010s Contemporary Mixed Media

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Acrylic, Black and White, Archival Pigment

Maiol Nymphs, 2017, Acrylic On Gliceée Print
By Hunter & Gatti
Located in Miami Beach, FL
Maiol Nymphs, 2017 by Hunter & Gatti From the series of Nothing Stays Still Acrylic on gliceée print. Image size: 29.5 cm H x 21.7 cm W Signed front and signed back with a date. UNFR...
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2010s Contemporary Portrait Photography

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Acrylic, Black and White, Archival Pigment

Fluid Bella, One of a kind, Photo Collage. Acrylic On Gliceée Print
By Hunter & Gatti
Located in Miami Beach, FL
Fluid Bella, 2017 by Hunter & Gatti From the series of Nothing Stays Still Acrylic on gliceée print. Image size: 29.5 cm H x 21.7 cm W Signed front and signed back with the date. UNF...
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2010s Contemporary Portrait Photography

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Acrylic, Black and White, Archival Pigment

Mars, 2017, Acrylic On Gliceée Print
By Hunter & Gatti
Located in Miami Beach, FL
Mars, 2017 by Hunter & Gatti From the series of Nothing Stays Still Acrylic on gliceée print. Image size: 29.5 cm H x 21.7 cm W Signed front and signed back with the date. UNFRAMED ...
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2010s Contemporary Portrait Photography

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Acrylic, Black and White, Archival Pigment

Daytona Playboy Dallas I, Acrylic On Glicée Print
By Hunter & Gatti
Located in Miami Beach, FL
Daytona Playboy Dallas I, 2017 by Hunter & Gatti From the series of Nothing Stays Still Acrylic on glicée print. Image size: 29.5 cm H x 21.7 cm W Signed front and signed back with ...
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2010s Contemporary Portrait Photography

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Acrylic, Black and White, Archival Pigment

Untitled I, From the IWMYAS series
By Hunter & Gatti
Located in Miami Beach, FL
Untitled I, 2017 by Hunter & Gatti From the series of IWMYAS Wax, acrylic oil pastel on glicée print archival metallic paper. Image size: 107 cm H x 83 cm W Signed front and signed ...
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2010s Contemporary Mixed Media

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Acrylic, Black and White, Archival Pigment

Kaaling Mars, 2017, Acrylic On Glicée Print
By Hunter & Gatti
Located in Miami Beach, FL
Bruno Mars, 2017 by From the series of Nothing Stays Still Acrylic on gliceée print. Image size: 29.5 cm H x 21.7 cm W Signed front and signed back with a date. UNFRAMED This piece...
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2010s Contemporary Portrait Photography

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Acrylic, Black and White, Archival Pigment

Bella Neon, 2017, Acrylic on glicée print
By Hunter & Gatti
Located in Miami Beach, FL
Bella Neon, 2017 by Hunter & Gatti From the series of Nothing Stays Still Acrylic on glicée print. Image size: 29.5 cm H x 21.7 cm W Signed front and signed back with the date. UNFRA...
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2010s Contemporary Portrait Photography

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Acrylic, Black and White, Archival Pigment

Nymphs Empty Spaces, 2017, Acrylic On Acetate Print
By Hunter & Gatti
Located in Miami Beach, FL
Nymphs Empty Spaces, 2017, 2017 by Hunter & Gatti From the series of Nothing Stays Still Acrylic on acetate print. Image size: 29.5 cm H x 21.7 cm W Signed front and signed back with...
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2010s Contemporary Portrait Photography

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Acrylic, Black and White, Archival Pigment

Flammarion, 2017, Acrylic On Acetate Print
By Hunter & Gatti
Located in Miami Beach, FL
Flammarion, 2017 by Hunter & Gatti From the series of Nothing Stays Still Acrylic on acetate print Image size: 29.5 cm H x 21.7 cm W Signed front and signed back with a date. UNFRAME...
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2010s Contemporary Portrait Photography

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Acrylic, Black and White, Archival Pigment

David, One of a kind Photo Collage. Acrylic on glicée print
By Hunter & Gatti
Located in Miami Beach, FL
David, 2017 by Hunter & Gatti From the series of Nothing Stays Still Acrylic and encaustic wax on burned on glicée print. Image size: 29.5 cm H x 21.7 cm W Signed front and signed b...
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2010s Contemporary Portrait Photography

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Acrylic, Black and White, Archival Pigment

Weifang Sun, 2017, Acrylic On Acetate Print
By Hunter & Gatti
Located in Miami Beach, FL
Weifang Sun, 2017, by Hunter & Gatti From the series of Nothing Stays Still Acrylic on acetate print. Image size: 29.5 cm H x 21.7 cm W Signed front and signed back with a date. UNFR...
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2010s Contemporary Portrait Photography

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Acrylic, Black and White, Archival Pigment

Skarsgård, On a Kind Photo collage intervened with Acrylic On Glicée Print
By Hunter & Gatti
Located in Miami Beach, FL
Skarsgård, 2017 by Hunter & Gatti From the series of Nothing Stays Still Acrylic on glicée print. Image size: 29.5 cm H x 21.7 cm W Signed front and signed back with a date. UNFRAME...
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2010s Contemporary Portrait Photography

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Acrylic, Black and White, Archival Pigment

Rio Grande
By Michael Berman
Located in Dallas, TX
Michael Berman, Rio Grande, 2017, Carbon Pigment Print on Aluminum Plates, 32.5 x 74 in. Michael Berman has spent almost thirty years photographing the arid border regions of the Ame...
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2010s Land Black and White Photography

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Carbon Pigment

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Gray And Black And White For Sale on 1stDibs

On 1stDibs, you can find the most appropriate gray and black and white for your needs in our varied inventory. You can easily find an example made in the Modern style, while we also have 1891 Modern versions to choose from as well. Making the right choice when shopping for a gray and black and white may mean carefully reviewing examples of this item dating from different eras — you can find an early iteration of this piece from the 18th Century and a newer version made as recently as the 21st Century. If you’re looking to add a gray and black and white to create new energy in an otherwise neutral space in your home, you can find a work on 1stDibs that features elements of gray, black, beige, brown and more. A gray and black and white from Mark Shaw, David Yarrow, Jack Mitchell, Gerald Berghammer and Terry O'Neill — each of whom created distinctive versions of this kind of work — is worth considering. These artworks were handmade with extraordinary care, with artists most often working in pigment print, archival pigment print and silver gelatin print. A large gray and black and white can be an attractive addition to some spaces, while smaller examples are available — approximately spanning 2.25 high and 0.1 wide — and may be better suited to a more modest living area.

How Much is a Gray And Black And White?

The average selling price for a gray and black and white we offer is $1,800, while they’re typically $48 on the low end and $478,931 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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David Yarrow Tells Us the Tales behind His Wild, Wild Photography

David Yarrow Tells Us the Tales behind His Wild, Wild Photography

To capture many of the cinematic images in his new show, the famed photographer traveled to the still-rugged parts of Alaska and the Rocky Mountains, shooting supermodels and carnivores alike.

Kali Is an Art World Sensation, 40 Years after She Hid Her Work Away

Kali Is an Art World Sensation, 40 Years after She Hid Her Work Away

A newly discovered trove of her kaleidoscopic works reveals that the enigmatic artist captured the zeitgeist of 1960s Southern California.

Lori Grinker’s Artful Photographs of a Young Mike Tyson Are a Knockout!

Lori Grinker’s Artful Photographs of a Young Mike Tyson Are a Knockout!

The New York photographer tells us how an encounter with the then-13-year-old boxer led to a decade-long project that saw them both go pro.

John Dolan’s Photographs Capture the Art and Soul of a Wedding Day

John Dolan’s Photographs Capture the Art and Soul of a Wedding Day

In a new book compiling 30 years' worth of images, the photographer reveals that it's the in-between moments that make a wedding special.

Sebastião Salgado Takes Us on a Close-Up Journey to Amazônia

Sebastião Salgado Takes Us on a Close-Up Journey to Amazônia

The famed Brazilian photographer tells us about the seven years he spent immersed in the Amazon rain forest.

Jonathan Becker Reflects on His Decades of Photographing A-Listers for ‘Vanity Fair’

Jonathan Becker Reflects on His Decades of Photographing A-Listers for ‘Vanity Fair’

After 30-plus years with the storied magazine, the photographer shares the tales behind some of his most famous (and often surreal) pictures.

Photographer to Know:  Jack Mitchell

Photographer to Know: Jack Mitchell

His legendary portraits captured the pride and spirit of 20th-century creativity.

When Art Galleries Join Together, Everybody Wins

When Art Galleries Join Together, Everybody Wins

Art associations are known for their glitzy fairs, but these organizations do a ton of work behind the scenes to help gallerists and collectors. Here, the heads of five major art associations give us the rundown of what they do.