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Female Nude from Numbered Nudes Series multiple exposure signed exhibition print
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
4671 1/8 1987 1/20. This is a vintage gelatin silver print, selenium toned, made by hand by master photographer Jack Mitchell and signed both on the recto and verso. Chosen by the p...
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1980s Pop Art Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

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

Martha Graham dancer Peggy Lyman in 'Phaedra's Dream' signed exhibition print
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
Martha Graham dancer Peggy Lyman in 'Phaedra's Dream', photographed in 1982. This is a vintage gelatin silver print, selenium toned, made by hand by master photographer Jack Mitchell...
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1980s Pop Art Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Dancer/Choreographer José Limón performing 'Macbeth', signed exhibition print
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
Dancer/Choreographer José Limón performing his 'Macbeth', photographed in 1960. This is a vintage gelatin silver print, 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

Warhol 'Women in Revolt' Transvestite Superstar Jackie Curtis, exhibition print
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
Warhol transvestite superstar Jackie Curtis, numbered 2/12, photographed in 1970. This is a vintage gelatin silver print, selenium toned, made by hand by master photographer Jack Mit...
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1970s 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

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

Female Nude from Numbered Nudes Series multiple exposure signed exhibition print
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
5040 1 2 1991 2/20. This is a vintage gelatin silver print, selenium toned, made by hand by master photographer Jack Mitchell and signed both on the recto and verso. Chosen by the p...
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1990s Pop Art Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Male Nude from Numbered Nudes Series, multiple exposure signed exhibition print
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
5051 6 6 1991 1/20. This is a vintage gelatin silver print, selenium toned, made by hand by master photographer Jack Mitchell and signed both on the recto and verso. Chosen by the p...
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1990s Pop Art Black and White Photography

Materials

Silver Gelatin

Male Nude from Numbered Nudes Series, multiple exposure signed exhibition print
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
4615 2 28 1986 1/20. This is a vintage gelatin silver print, selenium toned, made by hand by master photographer Jack Mitchell and signed both on the recto and verso. Chosen by the ...
Category

1980s Pop Art Black and White Photography

Materials

Silver Gelatin

Male Nude from Numbered Nudes Series, multiple exposure signed exhibition print
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
4625 2 10 1986 1/20. This is a vintage gelatin silver print, selenium toned, made by hand by master photographer Jack Mitchell and signed both on the recto and verso. Chosen by the p...
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1980s Pop Art Black and White Photography

Materials

Silver Gelatin

Royal Winnipeg Ballet performing 'Le Sac du Printemps', signed exhibition print
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
Royal Winnipeg Ballet performing 'Le Sac du Printemps', photographed in 1977. This is a vintage gelatin silver print, selenium toned, made by hand by master photographer Jack Mitchel...
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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

Warhol Superstar & Model Jane Forth 'After Dark' Cover, Signed Exhibition Print
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
Warhol Superstar 'Trash' star, and model Jane Forth, 'After Dark' nude cover shot for the April 1970 issue, photographed in 1970. This is a vintage gelatin silver print, selenium ton...
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1970s 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

Materials

Silver Gelatin

Female Nude from Numbered Nudes Series multiple exposure signed exhibition print
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
5040 2 11 1991 1/20. This is a vintage gelatin silver print, selenium toned, made by hand by master photographer Jack Mitchell and signed both on the recto and verso. Chosen by the ...
Category

1990s Pop Art Black and White Photography

Materials

Silver Gelatin

Female Nude from Numbered Nudes Series multiple exposure signed exhibition print
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
5040 4 12 1991 1/20. This is a vintage gelatin silver print, selenium toned, made by hand by master photographer Jack Mitchell and signed both on the recto and verso. Chosen by the...
Category

1990s Pop Art Black and White Photography

Materials

Silver Gelatin

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

Materials

Silver Gelatin

Prima Ballerina & Choreographer Natalia Makarova, signed exhibition print
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
Soviet-Russian-born prima ballerina and choreographer Natalia Makarova, photographed in 1975. This is a vintage gelatin silver print 11x14", selenium toned, made by hand by master ph...
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1970s Pop Art Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Rebecca Wright, Burton Taylor & Russell Sultzbach in Joffrey Ballet's 'Dream'
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
Rebecca Wright, Burton Taylor & Russell Sultzbach in Joffrey Ballet's 'Dream', one of Mitchell's most impressive multiple exposures on one piece of film, photographed in 1973. This i...
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1980s Pop Art Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Italian 'Seven Beauties' actor Giancarlo Giannini, signed exhibition print
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
Italian 'Seven Beauties' actor Giancarlo Giannini 'After Dark' magazine cover shoot, photographed in 1976. This is a vintage gelatin silver print, selenium toned, made by hand by ma...
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1970s 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

Academy Award-winning actor & director Warren Beatty, signed exhibition print
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
Academy Award-winning actor & director Warren Beatty, photographed in 1978. This is a vintage gelatin silver print, selenium toned, made by hand by master photographer Jack Mitchell ...
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1970s Pop Art Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Young actor & musician Kevin Bacon (age 21), signed exhibition print
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
Actor and musician Kevin Bacon (age 21), photographed in 1980. 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

Materials

Silver Gelatin

Female Nude from Numbered Nudes Series multiple exposure signed exhibition print
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
4671 3 4 1987 1/20. This is a vintage gelatin silver print, selenium toned, made by hand by master photographer Jack Mitchell and signed both on the recto and verso. Chosen by the p...
Category

1980s Pop Art Black and White Photography

Materials

Silver Gelatin

Male Nude from Numbered Nudes Series, multiple exposure signed exhibition print
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
5203 4 41 1995 1/20. This is a vintage gelatin silver print, selenium toned, made by hand by master photographer Jack Mitchell and signed both on the recto and verso. Chosen by the ...
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1990s Pop Art Black and White Photography

Materials

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

Martha Graham dancer Tim Wengard, signed exhibition print
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
Martha Graham dancer Tim Wengard, photographed in 1979. This is a vintage gelatin silver print, selenium toned, made by hand by master photographer Jack Mitchell and signed both on t...
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1970s Pop Art Black and White Photography

Materials

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

Musician & composer Ravi Shankar performing at St. John, signed exhibition print
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
Musician & composer Ravi Shankar performing at The Cathedral of Saint John the Divine in NYC, photographed in 1976. This is a vintage gelatin silver print, selenium toned, made by ha...
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1970s 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

Dancer/Choreographer José Limón costumed for 'Legend', signed exhibition print
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
Dancer/Choreographer José Limón performing his 'Legend' in silver face makeup, photographed in 1969. This is a vintage gelatin silver print, selenium toned, made by hand by master ph...
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1960s Pop Art Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

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

Materials

Silver Gelatin

Martha Graham dancer Donlin Foreman in 'Phaedra's Dream' signed exhibition print
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
Martha Graham dancer Donlin Foreman in 'Phaedra's Dream', photographed in 1981. 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

Materials

Silver Gelatin

Comedian Robin Williams, signed by Jack Mitchell
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
This photograph of comedian Robin Williams was from a session for a New York Times article in 1984. This was printed in 2010 when work began on restoring and printing Jack Mitchell's...
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1980s Pop Art Color Photography

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Archival Pigment

Author Christopher Isherwood, signed by Jack Mitchell
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
This a photograph of author Christopher Isherwood taken in 1974, this was one of Jack's favorites. This was printed in 2010 when work began on restoring and printing Jack Mitchell's ...
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1970s Pop Art Color Photography

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Archival Pigment

Broadway star Angela Lansbury as 'Mame', signed by Jack Mitchell
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
This photograph of Angela Lansbury, star of 'Mame' on Broadway taken in 1966 and was Mitchell's favorite from the session. This was printed in 2010 when work began on restoring and p...
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1960s Pop Art Color Photography

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Archival Pigment

Andy Warhol & his beloved dachshund Archie, signed by Jack Mitchell
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
11 x 14" vintage silver gelatin photograph of Andy Warhol & Archie his beloved dachshund, 1973. Signed by Jack Mitchell on the print verso in pencil and numbered 20 of an edition of ...
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1970s Pop Art Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Film & Television star Jan-Michael Vincent, signed by Jack Mitchell
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
This photograph of film and television star Jan-Michael Vincent taken in 1978 was one of Mitchell's favorite from the session. This was printed in 2010 when work began on restoring a...
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1970s Pop Art Color Photography

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Archival Pigment

Academy Award-winning actress Lauren Bacall, signed by Jack Mitchell
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
This photograph of Academy Award-winning actress Lauren Bacall was taken in 1966 and was Mitchell's favorite from the session. This was printed in 2010 when work began on restoring a...
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1960s Pop Art Color Photography

Materials

Archival Pigment

Arnold Schwarzenegger 'After Dark' cover photograph signed by Jack Mitchell
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
This a photograph of Arnold Schwarzenegger taken in 1976 for an 'After Dark' magazine cover story (in the February 1977 issue), this was one of Jack's favorites from the session - an...
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1970s Pop Art Color Photography

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Archival Pigment

Warhol 'Trash' stars, Woodlawn, Forth & Dallesandro, signed by Jack Mitchell
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
This a photograph of the Warhol Superstars of 'Trash' - Holly Woodlawn, Jane Forth, and Joe Dallesandro taken in 1970 for an After Dark Magazine story, this was one of Jack's favorit...
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1970s Pop Art Color Photography

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Archival Pigment

Andy Warhol with the Superstars Limited Estate Edition Jack Mitchell Photograph
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
This is a color photograph made directly from the Kodachrome transparency from Jack Mitchell’s session at the Factory photographing Andy Warhol with Superstars Holly Woodlawn, Jackie...
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1970s Pop Art Color Photography

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Archival Pigment

John Travolta 'Stayin' Alive' magazine cover session, signed by Jack Mitchell
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
This photograph of John Travolta in his 'Stayin' Alive' garb was taken for a Dance Magazine cover story, this was one of Jack's favorites. This was printed in 2010 when work began on...
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1980s Pop Art Color Photography

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Archival Pigment

Gloria Swanson on Broadway 'Butterflies Are Free', signed by Jack Mitchell
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
This a photograph of stage and screen actress Gloria Swanson backstage at the Booth Theatre on Broadway where she starred in "Butterflies Are Free" her last appearance on stage in 19...
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1970s Pop Art Color Photography

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Archival Pigment

Arnold Schwarzenegger 'After Dark' cover story photo signed by Jack Mitchell
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
This a photograph of Arnold Schwarzenegger taken in 1976 for an 'After Dark' magazine cover story (in the February 1977 issue), this was one of Jack's favorites from the session. Thi...
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1970s Pop Art Color Photography

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Archival Pigment

Arnold Schwarzenegger 'After Dark' cover story photo signed by Jack Mitchell
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
This a photograph of Arnold Schwarzenegger was taken in 1976 for an 'After Dark' magazine cover story (in the February 1977 issue), this was one of Jack's favorites from the session....
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1970s Pop Art Color Photography

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Archival Pigment

NYCB Jay Jolley Dance Magazine cover session, signed by Jack Mitchell
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
This a photograph of New York City Ballet and 'Great Performances' dancer Jay Jolley, taken for a Dance Magazine cover story, this was one of Jack's favorites. This was printed in 20...
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1970s Pop Art Color Photography

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Archival Pigment

NYCB Daniel Duell Dance Magazine cover session, signed by Jack Mitchell
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
This a photograph of New York City Ballet dancer Daniel Duell taken for a Dance Magazine cover story, this was one of Jack's favorites. This was printed in 2010 when work began on re...
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1980s Pop Art Color Photography

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Archival Pigment

Julie Andrews in "Victor Victoria" on Broadway, signed by Jack Mitchell
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
This photograph of Julie Andrews, 1995 as "Victor/Victoria" on Broadway was for a session for a Dance Magazine cover story and was Mitchell's favorite from the session. This was prin...
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1990s Pop Art Color Photography

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Archival Pigment

Joan Sutherland & Luciano Pavarotti 'Opera News' session signed by Jack Mitchell
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
This a photograph of Metropolitan Opera stars Joan Sutherland and Luciano Pavarotti taken for an 'Opera News' cover story in 1979, this was one of Jack's favorites from the session. ...
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1970s Pop Art Color Photography

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Archival Pigment

Arnold Schwarzenegger 'After Dark' cover story photo signed by Jack Mitchell
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
This a photograph of Arnold Schwarzenegger taken in 1976 for an 'After Dark' magazine cover story (in the February 1977 issue), this was one of Jack's favorites from the session. Thi...
Category

1970s Pop Art Color Photography

Materials

Archival Pigment

Arnold Schwarzenegger 'After Dark' cover story photo signed by Jack Mitchell
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
This a photograph of Arnold Schwarzenegger taken in 1976 for an 'After Dark' magazine cover story (in the February 1977 issue), this was one of Jack's favorites from the session. Thi...
Category

1970s Pop Art Color Photography

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Archival Pigment

George Balanchine rehearses Edward Villella in Swan Lake signed by Jack Mitchell
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
11 x 14" vintage silver gelatin photograph of choreographer and ballet master George Balanchine rehearsing Edward Villella in 'Swan Lake' in 1964. Signed by Jack Mitchell on the prin...
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1960s Pop Art Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Al Pacino starring in 'Richard III' on Broadway, signed by Jack Mitchell
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
This a photograph of Al Pacino as 'Richard III' on Broadway in 1979, this was one of Jack's favorites from the session. This was printed in 2010 when work began on restoring and prin...
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1970s Pop Art Color Photography

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Archival Pigment

Truman Capote at his United Nations Plaza apartment, signed by Jack Mitchell
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
Truman Capote photographed in his United Nations Plaza apartment on June 26, 1980. This was printed in 2010 when work began on restoring and printing Jack Mitchell's best color work,...
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1980s Pop Art Color Photography

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Archival Pigment

16 x 20" prima ballerina Alessandra Ferri as "Giselle", signed by Jack Mitchell
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
16 x 20" vintage silver gelatin photograph of American Ballet Theatre prima ballerina Alessandra Ferri as "Giselle", 1987. It is signed by Jack Mitchell on the recto and in pencil on...
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1980s Pop Art Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Sculptor Marisol (Maria Sol Escobar) in her studio, signed by Jack Mitchell
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
This photograph of sculptor Marisol (Maria Sol Escobar) in her studio at work was taken in 1969 and was Mitchell's favorite from the session. Mitchell personally approved and signed...
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1960s Pop Art Black and White Photography

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Archival Pigment

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Mitchell Jack For Sale on 1stDibs

Find the exact mitchell jack you’re shopping for in the variety available on 1stDibs. There are many Pop Art, Abstract and Modern versions of these works for sale. Finding the perfect mitchell jack may mean sifting through those created during different time periods — you can find an early version that dates to the 20th Century and a newer variation that were made as recently as the 21st Century. When looking for the right mitchell jack for your space, you can search on 1stDibs by color — popular works were created in bold and neutral palettes with elements of black, gray, purple and brown. 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, pigment print and archival pigment print can add an especially memorable touch. A large mitchell jack can prove too dominant for some spaces — a smaller mitchell jack, measuring 7.41 high and 8 wide, may better suit your needs.

How Much is a Mitchell Jack?

The price for a mitchell jack in our collection starts at $270 and tops out at $4,500 with the average selling for $1,750.

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 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.