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Dancer/Choreographer Arthur Mitchell, signed by Jack Mitchell
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
11 x 14" vintage silver gelatin photograph of African American Dancer/ Choreographer and Company Founder Arthur Mitchell, 1963. Signed by Jack Mitchell on the print verso. Comes dire...
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1960s Pop Art Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Dancers Silhouette, signed by Jack Mitchell
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
8 x 10" vintage silver gelatin photograph, Dancers Silhouette, 1971. It is signed on the print verso in pencil by Jack Mitchell. This is a print that was published by a newspaper or ...
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1970s Pop Art Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Dancer Jan Nyuts, signed by Jack Mitchell
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
13 x 19" lifetime vintage archival pigment color print approved by and signed by Jack Mitchell. Comes directly from the Jack Mitchell Archives with a certificate of authenticity. Th...
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1970s Pop Art Color Photography

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Archival Pigment

Dancer Michael Gascard, signed by Jack Mitchell
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
13 x 19" lifetime vintage archival pigment color print approved by and signed by Jack Mitchell. Comes directly from the Jack Mitchell Archives with a certificate of authenticity. Th...
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1970s Pop Art Color Photography

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Archival Pigment

Dancer Bill McCourt, signed by Jack Mitchell
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
13 x 19" lifetime vintage archival pigment color print approved by and signed by Jack Mitchell. Comes directly from the Jack Mitchell Archives with a certificate of authenticity. Th...
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1960s Pop Art Color Photography

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Archival Pigment

Dancer Jan Nyuts, signed by Jack Mitchell
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
13 x 19" lifetime vintage archival pigment color print approved by and signed by Jack Mitchell. Comes directly from the Jack Mitchell Archives with a certificate of authenticity. Th...
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1970s Pop Art Color Photography

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Archival Pigment

Dancer Jan Nyuts, signed by Jack Mitchell
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
13 x 19" lifetime vintage archival pigment color print approved by and signed by Jack Mitchell. Comes directly from the Jack Mitchell Archives with a certificate of authenticity. Th...
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1970s Pop Art Color Photography

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Archival Pigment

Dancer & Choreographer Lar Lubovitch, signed by Jack Mitchell
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
11 x 14" vintage silver gelatin photograph of dancer and choreographer Lar Lubovitch, 1969. Signed by Jack Mitchell on the print verso. Comes directly from the Jack Mitchell Archives...
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1960s Pop Art Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Young Dancer Fernando Bujones, signed by Jack Mitchell
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
11 x 14" vintage silver gelatin photograph of Fernando Bujones, 1968. Signed by Jack Mitchell on the print recto. Comes directly from the Jack Mitchell Archives with a certificate of...
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1960s Pop Art Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Dancer Christopher Aponte, nude, signed by Jack Mitchell
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
11 x 14" vintage silver gelatin photograph, signed by Jack Mitchell. Comes directly from the Jack Mitchell Archives with a certificate of authenticity. This photograph was from a se...
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1970s Pop Art Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Dancer Daryl Gray nude, signed by Jack Mitchell
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
11 x 14" vintage silver gelatin photograph, signed by Jack Mitchell. Comes directly from the Jack Mitchell Archives with a certificate of authenticity. This photograph was from a se...
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1970s Pop Art Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Dancer Brian Poer, nude, signed by Jack Mitchell
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
13 x 19" lifetime vintage archival pigment color print approved by and signed by Jack Mitchell. Comes directly from the Jack Mitchell Archives with a certificate of authenticity. Th...
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1970s Pop Art Color Photography

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Archival Pigment

Dancer Sal Pernice, nude, signed by Jack Mitchell
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
13 x 19" lifetime vintage archival pigment color print approved by and signed by Jack Mitchell. Comes directly from the Jack Mitchell Archives with a certificate of authenticity. Th...
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1970s Pop Art Color Photography

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Archival Pigment

Dancer Brian Poer, nude, signed by Jack Mitchell
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
13 x 19" lifetime vintage archival pigment color print approved by and signed by Jack Mitchell. Comes directly from the Jack Mitchell Archives with a certificate of authenticity. Th...
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1970s Pop Art Color Photography

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Archival Pigment

Dancer Joseph Mays, nude, signed by Jack Mitchell
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
13 x 19" lifetime vintage archival pigment color print approved by and signed by Jack Mitchell. Comes directly from the Jack Mitchell Archives with a certificate of authenticity. Th...
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1970s Pop Art Color Photography

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Archival Pigment

Dancer Tom Evert, nude, signed by Jack Mitchell
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
13 x 19" lifetime vintage archival pigment color print approved by and signed by Jack Mitchell. Comes directly from the Jack Mitchell Archives with a certificate of authenticity. Th...
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1970s Pop Art Color Photography

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Archival Pigment

New York City Ballet dancer Arthur Mitchell, signed by Jack Mitchell
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
11 x 14" vintage silver gelatin photograph of New York City Ballet dancer Arthur Mitchell, 1963. Signed by Jack Mitchell on the print verso. Comes directly from the Jack Mitchell Ar...
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1960s Pop Art Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Dancer Alain Saulier, nude, signed by Jack Mitchell
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
13 x 19" lifetime vintage archival pigment color print approved by and signed by Jack Mitchell. Comes directly from the Jack Mitchell Archives with a certificate of authenticity. Th...
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1970s Pop Art Color Photography

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Archival Pigment

Dancer Manny Rowe, nude, signed by Jack Mitchell
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
11 x 14" vintage silver gelatin photograph, signed by Jack Mitchell. Comes directly from the Jack Mitchell Archives with a certificate of authenticity. This photograph was from a se...
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1970s Pop Art Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Dancer Brian Poer, nude, signed by Jack Mitchell
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
11 x 14" vintage silver gelatin photograph, signed by Jack Mitchell. Comes directly from the Jack Mitchell Archives with a certificate of authenticity. This photograph was from a se...
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1970s Pop Art Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Dancer Kirk Peterson, nude, signed by Jack Mitchell
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
11 x 14" vintage silver gelatin photograph, signed by Jack Mitchell. Comes directly from the Jack Mitchell Archives with a certificate of authenticity. This photograph was from a se...
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1970s Pop Art Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Dancer Edmond LaFosse, nude, signed by Jack Mitchell
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
13 x 19" lifetime vintage archival pigment color print approved by and signed by Jack Mitchell. Comes directly from the Jack Mitchell Archives with a certificate of authenticity. Th...
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1970s Pop Art Color Photography

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Archival Pigment

Dancer Edmond LaFosse, nude, signed by Jack Mitchell
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
13 x 19" lifetime vintage archival pigment color print approved by and signed by Jack Mitchell. Comes directly from the Jack Mitchell Archives with a certificate of authenticity. Th...
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1970s Pop Art Color Photography

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Archival Pigment

Dancer Edmond LaFosse, nude, signed by Jack Mitchell
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
13 x 19" lifetime vintage archival pigment color print approved by and signed by Jack Mitchell. Comes directly from the Jack Mitchell Archives with a certificate of authenticity. Th...
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1970s Pop Art Color Photography

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Archival Pigment

Dancer Tom Evert, nude, signed by Jack Mitchell
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
13 x 19" lifetime vintage archival pigment color print approved by and signed by Jack Mitchell. Comes directly from the Jack Mitchell Archives with a certificate of authenticity. Th...
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1970s Pop Art Color Photography

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Archival Pigment

Dancer/choreographer Blondell Cummings, signed by Jack Mitchell
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
11 x 14" vintage silver gelatin photograph of dancer/choreographer Blondell Cummings. Signed by Jack Mitchell on the print verso. Comes directly from the Jack Mitchell Archives with ...
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1990s Pop Art Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Argentinian dancer Julio Bocca, signed by Jack Mitchell
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
11 x 14" vintage silver gelatin photograph of Argentinian dancer Julio Bocca, 1991. Signed by Jack Mitchell on the print verso. Comes directly from the Jack Mitchell Archives with a ...
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1990s Pop Art Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Dancer Edmond La Fosse, signed by Jack Mitchell
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
11 x 14" vintage silver gelatin photograph of dancer Edmond La Fosse, 1975. Signed on the verso by Jack Mitchell. Comes directly from the Jack Mitchell Archives with a certificate of...
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1970s Pop Art Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Dancer Christine Klepal performing, signed by Jack Mitchell
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
11 x 14" vintage silver gelatin photograph of dancer Christine Klepal performing, 1983. Signed by Jack Mitchell on the print verso. Comes directly from the Jack Mitchell Archives wit...
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1980s Pop Art Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Dancer Daryl Gray nude, signed by Jack Mitchell
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
11 x 14" vintage silver gelatin photograph, signed by Jack Mitchell. Comes directly from the Jack Mitchell Archives with a certificate of authenticity. This photograph was from a se...
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1970s Pop Art Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Dancer Kirk Peterson, nude, signed by Jack Mitchell
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
11 x 14" vintage silver gelatin photograph, signed by Jack Mitchell. Comes directly from the Jack Mitchell Archives with a certificate of authenticity. This photograph was from a se...
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1970s Pop Art Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Dancer Bruce Steivel, nude, signed by Jack Mitchell
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
13 x 19" lifetime vintage archival pigment color print approved by and signed by Jack Mitchell. Comes directly from the Jack Mitchell Archives with a certificate of authenticity. Th...
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1970s Pop Art Color Photography

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Archival Pigment

Dancer Edmond LaFosse, nude, signed by Jack Mitchell
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
13 x 19" lifetime vintage archival pigment color print approved by and signed by Jack Mitchell. Comes directly from the Jack Mitchell Archives with a certificate of authenticity. Th...
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1970s Pop Art Color Photography

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Archival Pigment

Dancer Tom Evert, nude, signed by Jack Mitchell
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
13 x 19" lifetime vintage archival pigment color print approved by and signed by Jack Mitchell. Comes directly from the Jack Mitchell Archives with a certificate of authenticity. Th...
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1970s Pop Art Color Photography

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Archival Pigment

Dancer & choreographer Blondell Cummings, signed by Jack Mitchell.
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
11 x 14" vintage silver gelatin photograph of dancer and choreographer Blondell Cummings performing in 1991. Signed by Jack Mitchell on the print verso. Comes directly from the Jack...
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1960s Pop Art Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Dancer Kevin Brown, nude, signed by Jack Mitchell
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
11 x 14" vintage silver gelatin photograph, signed by Jack Mitchell. Comes directly from the Jack Mitchell Archives with a certificate of authenticity. This photograph was from a se...
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1970s Pop Art Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Dancer Derek Rencher, nude, signed by Jack Mitchell
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
11 x 14" vintage silver gelatin photograph, signed by Jack Mitchell. Comes directly from the Jack Mitchell Archives with a certificate of authenticity. This photograph was from a se...
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1970s Pop Art Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Dancer Steven Steinwold, nude, signed by Jack Mitchell
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
13 x 19" lifetime vintage archival pigment color print approved by and signed by Jack Mitchell. Comes directly from the Jack Mitchell Archives with a certificate of authenticity. Th...
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1980s Pop Art Color Photography

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Archival Pigment

Dancer Edmond LaFosse, nude, signed by Jack Mitchell
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
13 x 19" lifetime vintage archival pigment color print approved by and signed by Jack Mitchell. Comes directly from the Jack Mitchell Archives with a certificate of authenticity. Th...
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1970s Pop Art Color Photography

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Archival Pigment

Dancer Tom Evert, nude, signed by Jack Mitchell
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
13 x 19" lifetime vintage archival pigment color print approved by and signed by Jack Mitchell. Comes directly from the Jack Mitchell Archives with a certificate of authenticity. Th...
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1970s Pop Art Color Photography

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Archival Pigment

Dancer/Choreographer Trisha Brown, signed by Jack Mitchell
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
11 x 14" vintage silver gelatin photograph of Dancer/Choreographer Trisha Brown in 1976, signed by Jack Mitchell on the print recto. Comes directly from the Jack Mitchell Archives wi...
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1970s Pop Art Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Dancer, choreographer & director Matthew Diamond, signed by Jack Mitchell
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
11 x 14" vintage silver gelatin photograph of dancer/choreographer/director Matthew Diamond, 1979. Signed by Jack Mitchell on the print recto. Comes directly from the Jack Mitchell ...
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1970s Pop Art Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Dancer, teacher & historian Vincent Warren, signed by Jack Mitchell
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
11 x 14" vintage silver gelatin photograph of dancer, teacher and historian Vincent Warren, 1969. Signed by Jack Mitchell on the print verso. Comes directly from the Jack Mitchell Ar...
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1960s Pop Art Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Bejart Ballet dancer Jorge Donn, signed by Jack Mitchell
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
11 x 14" vintage silver gelatin photograph of Bejart Ballet dancer Jorge Donn, 1979. Signed by Jack Mitchell on the print verso. Comes directly from the Jack Mitchell Archives with a...
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1970s Pop Art Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

French Dancer & Choreographer Jean Babilee, signed by Jack Mitchell
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
11 x 14" vintage silver gelatin photograph of French dancer/choreographer Jean Babilee, one of modern ballet's greatest performers, photographed in 1979. Signed by Jack Mitchell on t...
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1970s Pop Art Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Dancers Brian Power & Manny Rowe, signed by Jack Mitchell
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
11 x 14" vintage silver gelatin photograph, signed by Jack Mitchell. Comes directly from the Jack Mitchell Archives with a certificate of authenticity. This photograph was from a se...
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1970s Pop Art Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

16 x 20" Dancer Jorge Donn, signed by Jack Mitchell
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
16 x 20" vintage silver gelatin photograph of dancer Jorge Donn, photographed in 1979, numbered 8/25. It is signed by Jack Mitchell on the recto and in pencil on the verso. Comes dir...
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1970s Pop Art Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Ballet Russe Dancer Yvonne Chouteau, Signed by Jack Mitchell
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
11 x 14" vintage silver gelatin photograph of Ballet Russe ballerina Yvonne Chouteau performing, 1963. Signed on the print verso by Jack Mitchell. Comes directly from the Jack Mitche...
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1960s Pop Art Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Dancer Fernando Bujones, studio portrait, signed by Jack Mitchell
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
11 x 14" vintage silver gelatin photograph of dancer Fernando Bujones, who was the youngest principal male dancer in the American Ballet Theatre's history, 1979. Signed by Jack Mitc...
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1970s Pop Art Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Argentine Ballet Dancer Julio Bocca, signed by Jack Mitchell
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
11 x 14" vintage silver gelatin photograph, of Argentinian dancer Julio Bocca, one of the most important ballet dancers of the later part of the 20th century photographed in 1991. Si...
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1990s Pop Art Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Murray Louis Dance Company performance, signed by Jack Mitchell
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
11 x 14" vintage silver gelatin photograph of a Murray Louis Company performance photographed for Dance Magazine, 1963. Signed on the print verso by Jack Mitchell. Comes directly fr...
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1970s Pop Art Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Danish dancer/choreographer Erik Bruhn, Signed by Jack Mitchell
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
11 x 14" vintage silver gelatin photograph of Danish dancer/choreographer Erik Bruhn, photographed for Dance Magazine, 1967. Signed on the print verso by Jack Mitchell. Comes directl...
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1960s Pop Art Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Lar Lubovitch Dance Company performing, signed by Jack Mitchell
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
11 x 14" vintage silver gelatin photograph of Lar Lubovitch Dance Company performing, 1985. Signed by Jack Mitchell on the print verso. Comes directly from the Jack Mitchell Archives...
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1980s Pop Art Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Joffrey Ballet dancer Robert Blankshine, signed by Jack Mitchell
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
11 x 14" vintage silver gelatin photograph of Joffrey Ballet dancer Robert Blankshine in costume, 1966. Signed by Jack Mitchell on the print verso. Comes directly from the Jack Mit...
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1960s Pop Art Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

French Dancer & Choreographer Jean Babilee, signed by Jack Mitchell
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
11 x 14" vintage silver gelatin photograph of French dancer/choreographer Jean Babilee, one of modern ballet's greatest performers, photographed in 1979. Signed by Jack Mitchell on t...
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1970s Pop Art Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Paul Taylor dancer Carolyn Adams, signed by Jack Mitchell
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
11 x 14" vintage silver gelatin photograph of Paul Taylor dancer Carolyn Adams performing, 1979. Signed by Jack Mitchell on the print verso. Comes directly from the Jack Mitchell Ar...
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1970s Pop Art Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Paul Taylor dancer Hernando Cortez, signed by Jack Mitchell
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
11 x 14" vintage silver gelatin photograph, signed by Jack Mitchell. Comes directly from the Jack Mitchell Archives with a certificate of authenticity. This photograph was from a se...
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1990s Pop Art Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Dancer & Choreographer Geoffrey Holder nude, signed by Jack Mitchell
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
11 x 14" vintage silver gelatin photograph, signed by Jack Mitchell. Comes directly from the Jack Mitchell Archives with a certificate of authenticity. This photograph was from a se...
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1960s Pop Art Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Russian-American Dancer Alexander Godunov, signed by Jack Mitchell
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
11 x 14" vintage silver gelatin photograph of Alexander Godunov, 1981. Signed on the print verso by Jack Mitchell. Comes directly from the Jack Mitchell Archives with a certificate o...
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1980s Pop Art Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Dancers Norman Walker & Cora Cahan, signed by Jack Mitchell
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
11 x 14" vintage silver gelatin photograph of dancers Norman Walker and Cora Cahan, 1963. Signed by Jack Mitchell on the print verso. Comes directly from the Jack Mitchell Archives w...
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1960s Pop Art Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

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Jack Mitchell Dancer For Sale on 1stDibs

On 1stDibs, you can find the most appropriate jack mitchell dancer for your needs in our varied inventory. If you’re looking for a jack mitchell dancer from a specific time period, our collection is diverse and broad-ranging, and you’ll find at least one that dates back to the 20th Century while another version may have been produced as recently as the 21st Century. If you’re looking to add a jack mitchell dancer to create new energy in an otherwise neutral space in your home, you can find a work on 1stDibs that features elements of black, gray, purple, brown and more. Artworks like these of any era or style can make for thoughtful decor in any space, but a selection from our variety of those made in silver gelatin print, archival pigment print and pigment print can add an especially memorable touch. A large jack mitchell dancer can prove too dominant for some spaces — a smaller jack mitchell dancer, measuring 8 high and 8 wide, may better suit your needs.

How Much is a Jack Mitchell Dancer?

The average selling price for a jack mitchell dancer we offer is $1,750, while they’re typically $270 on the low end and $3,400 for the highest priced.

Jack Mitchell Biography and Important Works

Over his four-decade career, photographer Jack Mitchell chronicled the changing cultural landscape of mid- to late-20th-century America by capturing the greatest influencers and innovators in the performing and visual arts.

Mitchell, a master of lighting patterns in photography who had his first portrait published at the age of 15, organized more than 5,400 photographic sessions in his lifetime involving a list of sitters that is as astounding as it is long. A veritable roll call of heroes and idols, his studio guests include painters, dancers, actors, comedians, singers, composers, directors, writers, impresarios and anyone else who helped shape the zeitgeist.

During World War II, when he was only 16 years old, Mitchell photographed Veronica Lake for a Daytona newspaper. It was his first celebrity gig, but that didn’t stop the audacious wunderkind from asking the actress to sweep back her signature “peekaboo” locks so he could get her full face in the frame. Lake, who was in Florida to help the war effort and at the peak of her career, politely obliged, and the two later became lifelong friends.

Mitchell, who was openly gay (his long-term partner and manager, Robert Plavik, died in 2009), also struck up a close relationship with Gloria Swanson. From 1960 to 1970, he served as her personal paparazzo, snapping a variety of “candid” shots of the aging but eternally glamorous actress as if she were a pre-mobile/pre-social-media reality star.

The diverse publications in which Mitchell’s work has appeared — in addition to the New York Times, there’s Rolling Stone, Dance Magazine, People, Vogue, Vanity Fair, Time, Harper’s Bazaar and Newsweek — testify to the power of his arresting visual language and its ability to transcend themes and disciplines.

Mitchell also famously shot a series of intimate portraits of John Lennon and Yoko Ono in November 1980, just one month before the Beatles singer was assassinated. A picture from this session became the cover of People’s memorial issue, one of the magazine’s best-selling editions to date.

The showbiz gloss should not distract from Mitchell’s meticulous approach to photography. He insisted on producing his own prints in order to achieve what he deemed museum-quality patina and definition.

“Jack shot many rolls of black-and-white film, and always some color transparencies, of every famous person he photographed,” says Craig Highberger, a friend of the late photographer and the executive director of the Jack Mitchell Archives.

In the world of dance, the field for which Mitchell is best known, his striking and incisive shots of legendary performers and choreographers reflect the visceral energy that these luminaries introduced to the discipline in the 1960s and ’70s, widely considered the Golden Age of American dance theater.

“Jack’s photographs of dancers during his lifetime are a historic chronicle of an amazing period in dance history. He was Alvin Ailey’s dance company photographer from 1961 to 1994,” says Highberger, noting that Mitchell’s collection of 10,000 black-and-white Ailey prints now belongs to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture.

Mitchell’s dance images are at once ethereal and powerfully dynamic. Not only do they evoke movement through elegant poses and disciplined muscular tension, but they also convey an intimate energy radiating directly from his subjects, as if he had magically unlocked a reflective mood or a character trait, without contrivance.

The collection of authentic Jack Mitchell photography on 1stDibs includes his black and white photography, color photography, nude photography and more.

A Close Look at Pop Art Art

Perhaps one of the most influential contemporary-art movements, Pop art emerged in the 1950s. In stark contrast to traditional artistic practice, it drew on imagery from popular culture — comic books, advertising, product packaging and other commercial media — to create paintings and sculptures that celebrated ordinary life in the most literal way.

Pop art started in Britain as a reaction, both positive and critical, to the period’s consumerism. Its goal was to put popular culture on the same level as so-called high culture.

Richard Hamilton’s 1956 collage Just what is it that makes today’s homes so different, so appealing? is widely believed to have kickstarted this unconventional new style.

Pop art works are distinguished by their bold imagery, bright colors and seemingly commonplace subject matter. Practitioners sought to challenge the status quo, breaking with the perceived elitism of the previously dominant Abstract Expressionism and making statements about current events. Other key characteristics of Pop art include appropriation of imagery and techniques from popular and commercial culture; use of different media and formats; repetition in imagery and iconography; incorporation of mundane objects from advertisements, cartoons and other popular media; hard edges; and ironic and witty treatment of subject matter.

Although British artists launched the movement, they were soon overshadowed by their American counterparts. Pop art is perhaps most closely identified with Andy Warhol, whose clever appropriation of motifs and images helped to transform the artistic style into a lifestyle. Most of the best-known Pop artists started in commercial art (Warhol made whimsical drawings as a hobby during his early years as a commercial illustrator), a background that helped them in merging high and popular culture.

Roy Lichtenstein was another prominent American Pop artist. Much like Warhol, Lichtenstein drew his subjects from print media, particularly comic strips, producing paintings and sculptures characterized by primary colors, bold outlines and halftone dots, elements appropriated from commercial printing. Recontextualizing a lowbrow image by importing it into a fine-art context was a trademark of his style. Neo-pop artists like Jeff Koons and Takashi Murakami further blurred the line between art and popular culture.

Pop art rose to prominence largely through the work of a handful of men creating works that were unemotional and distanced — in other words, stereotypically masculine. However, there were many important female Pop artists, such as Rosalyn Drexler, whose significant contributions to the movement are recognized today. Best known for her work as a playwright and novelist, Drexler also created paintings and collages embodying Pop art themes and stylistic features.

Read more about the history of Pop art and the style’s famous artists, and browse a collection of Pop art prints, photography and other works on 1stDibs.

Finding the Right Photography for You

Find a broad range of fine photography on 1stDibs today.

The first permanent image created by a camera — which materialized during the 1820s — is attributed to Joseph Nicéphore Niépce. The French inventor was on to something for sure. Kodak introduced roll film in the 1880s, allowing photography to become more democratic, although cameras wouldn’t be universally accessible until several decades later. 

Digital photographic techniques, software, smartphone cameras and social-networking platforms such as Instagram have made it even easier in the modern era for budding photographers to capture the world around them as well as disseminate their images far and wide. 

What might leading figures of visual art such as Andy Warhol have done with these tools at their disposal?

Today, when we aren’t looking at the digital photos that inundate us on our phones, we look to the past to celebrate the photographers who have broken rules as well as records — provocative and prolific artists like Horst P. Horst, Lillian Bassman and Helmut Newton, who altered the face of fashion and portrait photography; visionary documentary photographers such as Gordon Parks, whose best-known work was guided by social justice; and pioneers of street photography such as Henri Cartier-Bresson, who shot for revolutionary travel magazines like Holiday with the likes of globetrotting society lensman Slim Aarons.

Find photographers you may not know in Introspective and The Study — where you’ll read about Berenice Abbott, who positioned herself atop skyscrapers for the perfect shot, or “conceptual artist-adventurer” Charles Lindsay, whose work combines scientific rigor with artistic expression, or Massimo Listri, known for his epic interiors of opulent Old World libraries.

Throughout the past two centuries, photographers have used their medium to create expressive work that has resonated for generations. Shop a voluminous collection of this powerful fine photography on 1stDibs. Search by photographer to find the perfect piece for your living room wall, or spend some time with the work organized under various categories, such as landscape photography, nude photography and more.