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1970s Times Square New York photograph (New York City street photography)
By Fernando Natalici
Located in NEW YORK, NY
"Roxy Burlesk" Times Square Photograph, Manhattan, 1978: In 1978, photographer Fernando Natalici, the creative mind behind the graphic design for iconic venues like CBGB and the Mudd...
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1970s Street Art Black and White Photography

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Inkjet

New York City
By Elliott Erwitt
Located in Dallas, TX
Signed by Elliott Erwitt. Born to Russian parents in Paris in 1928, Elliott Erwitt spent his childhood in Milan, Italy, before emigrating to the United States. As a teenager living ...
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20th Century Modern Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

  • New York City
  • New York City
H 11 in. W 14 in. D 0.1 in.
Tom Petty, New York City, 1977
By Allan Tannenbaum
Located in New York, NY
17x22” Premiere Archival Print Limited Edition Next available edition printed upon purchase. Please allow 4 weeks for production.
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Mid-20th Century Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Archival Paper

David Bowie photograph New York City 1999
By Fernando Natalici
Located in NEW YORK, NY
A rare, intimate photo of the legendary David Bowie taken at New York's Kit Kat Club in 1999 during a private VH1 event, by celebrated downtown photographer, Fernando Natalici. Dime...
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20th Century Pop Art Black and White Photography

Lower Manhattan Bridges, New York City, Waterfront Photograph Gelatin Silver
By Roberta Fineberg
Located in New york, NY
Lower Manhattan Bridges, New York City, 2004 by Roberta Fineberg is a signed 20" x 16" gelatin silver photograph in an edition of 5. Available: 2/5 A black-and-white cityscape photo...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Photographic Film, Black and White, Silver Gelatin

Christy Turlington, New York City – Albert Watson, Fashion, Model, Art, Woman
By Albert Watson
Located in Zurich, CH
ALBERT WATSON (*1942, Scotland) Christy Turlington, New York City 1990 C-print Sheet 243 x 183 cm (95 5/8 x 72 in.) Edition of 5, plus 2 AP; Ed. no. 3/5 print only Albert Watson ...
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1990s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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C Print

Arches, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City
By Massimo Di Lorenzo
Located in Toronto, ON
Massimo Di Lorenzo, “Arches, Metropolitan Museum of Art”, New York City, USA Chromogenic C Print, 24” x 30”, Edition of 15. Signed, Dated and Numbered on the Reverse. Shipping Price...
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1990s Black and White Photography

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Photographic Paper

Arches, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City
By Massimo Di Lorenzo
Located in Toronto, ON
Massimo Di Lorenzo, “Arches, Metropolitan Museum of Art”, New York City, USA Chromogenic C Print, 24” x 30”, No. 2 in an Edition of 15. Signed, Dated and Numbered on the Reverse. Sh...
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1990s Black and White Photography

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Photographic Paper

Jane Fonda in New York City Globe Photos Fine Art Print
By Don Ornitz
Located in Las Vegas, NV
This black and white photograph features American actress, writer, political activist, former fashion model and fitness guru, Jane Fonda. This stunning capture features the actress s...
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1970s Black and White Photography

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Archival Ink, Archival Paper, C Print, Archival Pigment

Manhattan Skyline, Night, New York City, black and white photography, landscape
By Gerald Berghammer, Ina Forstinger
Located in Vienna, Vienna
SILVERFINEART - Black and white landscape photography. Limited edition of 7. Produced from the original 4x5 inch large format black and white negative film and printed as archival pi...
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2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Archival Ink, Archival Paper, Archival Pigment, Black and White, Digital...

Empire State Building, New York City, black and white photography, cityscape
By Gerald Berghammer
Located in Vienna, Vienna
SILVERFINEART - Black and white landscape photography. Limited edition of 9. Produced from the original 6x6cm medium format black and white negative film and printed as archival pigm...
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2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Archival Ink, Archival Paper, Archival Pigment, Black and White, Digital...

Grand Central Station, New York City, black and white photography cityscape
By Gerald Berghammer, Ina Forstinger
Located in Vienna, Vienna
SILVERFINEART - Black and white landscape photography. Limited edition of 9. Produced from the original 6x6cm medium format black and white negative film and printed as archival pigm...
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2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Black and White, Digital, Archival Pigment, Digital Pigment, Archival In...

Snow covered Central Park, New York City, black and white photography, landscape
By Gerald Berghammer
Located in Vienna, Vienna
SILVERFINEART - Black and white landscape photography. Limited edition of 9. Produced from the original 6x7cm medium format black and white negative film and printed as archival pigm...
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2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Black and White, Digital, Digital Pigment, Photographic Film, Archival I...

Office Party, New York City, Black and White Photography 1960s Dance Party
By Leonard Freed
Located in New york, NY
Office Party, 1966 by Leonard Freed is limited edition print #3 of 5, a 9" x 13" print signed verso (on back of photo) by the estate's Brigitte Freed (wife of the photographer), with...
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1960s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Photographic Film, Archival Ink, Archival Paper, Digital, Archival Pigme...

Manhattan Top of the Rock New York City, black and white photography, cityscape
By Gerald Berghammer
Located in Vienna, Vienna
SILVERFINEART - Black and white landscape photography. Limited edition of 9. Produced from the original 6x6cm medium format black and white negative film and printed as archival pigm...
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2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Digital, Digital Pigment, Archival Ink, Archival Paper, Archival Pigment...

Empire State Building, New York City, black and white photography, landscape
By Gerald Berghammer
Located in Vienna, Vienna
SILVERFINEART - Black and white landscape photography. Limited edition of 9. Produced from the original 6x6cm medium format black and white negative film and printed as archival pigm...
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2010s Minimalist Landscape Photography

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Digital Pigment, Archival Ink, Archival Paper, Archival Pigment, Black a...

Victorias Secret Shop, New York City, black and white photography, cityscape
By Gerald Berghammer, Ina Forstinger
Located in Vienna, Vienna
SILVERFINEART - Black and white landscape photography. Limited edition of 9. Produced from the original 6x6cm medium format black and white negative film and printed as archival pigm...
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2010s Contemporary Landscape Photography

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Archival Ink, Archival Pigment, Archival Paper, Black and White, Digital...

Snow covered Central Park, New York City, black and white photography landscapes
By Gerald Berghammer
Located in Vienna, Vienna
SILVERFINEART - Black and white landscape photography. Limited edition of 9. Produced from the original 6x6cm medium format black and white negative film and printed as archival pigm...
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2010s Contemporary Landscape Photography

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Black and White, Digital, Photographic Film, Digital Pigment, Archival I...

Dancing on Ice, Skyscraper New York City, black and white photography cityscape
By Gerald Berghammer
Located in Vienna, Vienna
SILVERFINEART - Black and white landscape photography. Limited edition of 9. Produced from the original 6x6cm medium format black and white negative film and printed as archival pigm...
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2010s Minimalist Landscape Photography

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Archival Ink, Archival Paper, Archival Pigment, Black and White, Digital...

Snow covered Central Park, New York City, black and white photography, landscape
By Gerald Berghammer
Located in Vienna, Vienna
Edition of 9 Produced from the original 6x6cm medium format black and white negative film and printed as archival pigment ink print on fine art paper. Hand signed, titled, negative ...
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2010s Contemporary Landscape Photography

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Archival Paper, Archival Pigment, Black and White, Digital, Photographic...

Snow covered Central Park, New York City, black and white photography, landscape
By Gerald Berghammer
Located in Vienna, Vienna
SILVERFINEART - Black and white landscape photography. Limited edition of 9. Produced from the original 6x6cm medium format black and white negative film and printed as archival pigm...
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2010s Contemporary Landscape Photography

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Photographic Film, Archival Ink, Archival Paper, Archival Pigment

Untitled, New York City - Bruce Gilden (Black and White Photography)
By Bruce Gilden
Located in London, GB
Signed and numbered on reverse Silver gelatin print, printed later 16 x 20 inches From an edition of 12 Bruce Gilden’s upbringing in Brooklyn lent him an eye for the urban envi...
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1970s Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

New York City, 1954 - Elliott Erwitt (Black and White Photography)
By Elliott Erwitt
Located in London, GB
New York City, 1954 - Elliott Erwitt (Black and White Photography) Signed, inscribed with title and dated on accompanying artist’s label Silver gelatin print, printed later Availabl...
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Mid-20th Century Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

New York City, 1948 - Elliott Erwitt (Black and White Photography)
By Elliott Erwitt
Located in London, GB
New York City, 1948 - Elliott Erwitt (Black and White Photography) Signed, inscribed with title and dated on accompanying artist’s label Silver gelatin print, printed later Availabl...
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Mid-19th Century Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

New York City, 1953 - Elliott Erwitt (Black and White Photography)
By Elliott Erwitt
Located in London, GB
New York City, 1953 - Elliott Erwitt (Black and White Photography) Signed, inscribed with title and dated on accompanying artist’s label Silver gelatin print, printed later Availabl...
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1950s Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Untitled, New York City - Bruce Gilden (Black and White Photography)
By Bruce Gilden
Located in London, GB
Signed and numbered on reverse Silver gelatin print, printed later 16 x 20 inches From an edition of 12 Bruce Gilden’s upbringing in Brooklyn lent him an eye for the urban environme...
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1970s Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Flat Iron - contemporary black & white New York City landscape photography
Located in Hamburg, DE
"Flat Iron" is a black and white fine art photograph of Michael Götze. It is an Edition 5 (2/5), Archival Pigment Print on Baryta Paper on Dibond finish. 100 x 90 cm, signed on back,...
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2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Black and White, Archival Pigment

Flatiron Building, New York City, art black and white photography, architecture
By Gerald Berghammer, Ina Forstinger
Located in Vienna, Vienna
SILVERFINEART - Black and white landscape photography. Limited edition of 9. Produced from the original 6x6cm medium format black and white negative film and printed as archival pigm...
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2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Archival Ink, Archival Paper, Archival Pigment, Black and White, Digital...

Chinatown, Skyline, New York City, USA, black and white photography, landscape
By Gerald Berghammer
Located in Vienna, Vienna
SILVERFINEART - Black and white landscape photography. Limited edition of 9. Produced from the original 6x6cm medium format black and white negative film and printed as archival pigm...
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2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Black and White, Digital, Digital Pigment, Photographic Film, Archival I...

Manhattan Skyline, Skyscraper, New York City, black and white art photography
By Gerald Berghammer
Located in Vienna, Vienna
SILVERFINEART - Black and white landscape photography. Limited edition of 5. Produced from the original 4x5 inch large format black and white negative film and printed as archival pi...
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2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Archival Ink, Archival Paper, Archival Pigment, Black and White, Digital...

New York City, 1999 - Elliott Erwitt (Black and White Photography)
By Elliott Erwitt
Located in London, GB
New York City, 1999 - Elliott Erwitt (Black and White Photography) Signed, inscribed with title and dated on accompanying artist’s label Silver gelatin print, printed later Availabl...
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1990s Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

New York City, 1969 - Elliott Erwitt (Black and White Street Photography)
By Elliott Erwitt
Located in London, GB
New York City, 1969 - Elliott Erwitt (Black and White Street Photography) Signed, inscribed with title and dated on accompanying artist’s label Silver gelatin print, printed later A...
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Mid-20th Century Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

View on Brooklyn Bridge- contemporary black & white New York City photography
Located in Hamburg, DE
"View on Brooklyn Bridge" is a black and white fine art photograph of Michael Götze. It is an Edition 5 (2/5), Archival Lamda Print on Dibond behind Acrylic finish. 150 x100 cm, sign...
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2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Black and White

Wall Street, New York City, Black and White Documentary Photography 1950s
By Leonard Freed
Located in New york, NY
Wall Street, 1956 by Leonard Freed is a modern print signed verso (on back) by the estate/widow of the photographer, Brigitte Freed. This is a 24" x 20" gelatin silver print. Leonard...
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1960s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Photographic Paper, Silver Gelatin, Photographic Film

Skyline in Light - contemporary black&white New York City landscape photography
Located in Hamburg, DE
"Skyline in Light" is a black and white fine art photograph of Michael Götze. It is an Edition 5 (1/5), Archival Lamda Print behind Acrylic finish. 120 x 80 cm, signed on back, comes...
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2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Black and White, Lambda

New York City photography - "New Yorker" and "I Love New York - NYC 2"
By Alejandro Cerutti
Located in Los Angeles, CA
these are two prints that can be paired together. Both are 20 x 30 in. prints, landscape pictures of New York city. Award winning series - Prix de la Photographie, Paris (PX3), 200...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Black and White Photography

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C Print

Brooklyn Bridge, New York City, USA, black and white art photography, cityscape
By Gerald Berghammer, Ina Forstinger
Located in Vienna, Vienna
SILVERFINEART - Black and white landscape photography. Limited edition of 9. Produced from the original 6x7cm medium format black and white negative film and printed as archival pigm...
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2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Archival Pigment, Archival Ink, Archival Paper, Black and White, Digital...

Chinatown, New York City, USA, black and white fine art photography, landscape
By Gerald Berghammer
Located in Vienna, Vienna
SILVERFINEART - Black and white landscape photography. Limited edition of 9. Produced from the original 6x7cm medium format black and white negative film and printed as archival pigm...
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2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Photographic Film, Digital, Archival Ink, Digital Pigment, Archival Pape...

Bird in the City, New York City, USA, black and white photography, landscape
By Gerald Berghammer
Located in Vienna, Vienna
SILVERFINEART - Black and white landscape photography. Limited edition of 7. Produced from the original 4x5 inch large format black and white negative film and printed as archival pi...
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2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Archival Ink, Archival Paper, Archival Pigment

Grand Central Station, New York City, contemporary black and white photography
By Gerald Berghammer, Ina Forstinger
Located in Vienna, Vienna
SILVERFINEART - Black and white landscape photography. Limited edition of 9. Produced from the original 6x6cm medium format black and white negative film and printed as archival pigm...
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2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Archival Ink, Archival Paper, Archival Pigment, Photographic Film

Rudolf Nureyev, New York City, 1963-Elliott Erwitt (Black and White Photography)
By Elliott Erwitt
Located in London, GB
Rudolf Nureyev, New York City, 1963-Elliott Erwitt (Black and White Photography) Signed, inscribed with title and dated on accompanying artist’s label Silver gelatin print, printed l...
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Mid-20th Century Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

World Series Parade, New York City, Black and White Baseball Photography 1950s
By Leonard Freed
Located in New york, NY
World Series Parade, New York City, 1954 by Leonard Freed, is an 11" x 14" gelatin silver later ("lifetime") print, signed on verso (back of print) by the photographer and stamped (m...
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1950s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Photographic Paper, Silver Gelatin

Times Square, New York City, Black and White Abstract Night Photography 1950s
By Ernst Haas
Located in New york, NY
From the photographer's series of photographs on New York, Times Square Reflection, New York City, 1952 by Ernst Haas, is an 11” x 14” gelatin silver print with the photographer's co...
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1950s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Photographic Film, Photographic Paper, Silver Gelatin

World Series Win, New York City, Black and White Baseball Photography 1950s
By Leonard Freed
Located in New york, NY
World Series Win, New York City, 1954 by Leonard Freed, is a 14" x 11" gelatin silver later ("lifetime") print, signed on verso (back of print) by the photographer and stamped (magnu...
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1950s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Photographic Film, Photographic Paper, Silver Gelatin

Jack Kerouac, New York City, 1953 - Elliott Erwitt (Black and White Photography)
By Elliott Erwitt
Located in London, GB
Jack Kerouac, New York City, 1953 - Elliott Erwitt (Black and White Photography) Signed, inscribed with title and dated on accompanying artist’s label Silver gelatin print, printed l...
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1950s Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Yeshiva Boy, New York City, Black and White Jewish Diaspora Photography 1950s
By Leonard Freed
Located in New york, NY
Yeshiva Boy, New York City, 1954 is a black-and-white portrait of a young boy at a yeshiva in New York City. This gelatin silver lifetime print, 20” x 16”, is signed verso (back of p...
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1960s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Photographic Film, Photographic Paper, Silver Gelatin

Two Women on the Subway, New York City, Black and White Portrait Photography
By Walker Evans
Located in New york, NY
A classic black and white photograph from the late 1930s to early 1940s, Two Women on The Subway in New York City is by a master of 20th century photography. In an edition of 75, the...
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1940s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin, Photographic Film, Photographic Paper

I LOVE New York - NYC I (Award winning Black and white photo of New York City)
By Alejandro Cerutti
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Award winning image - Fine Art Photography of New York, New York, cityscape - Award: Prix de la Photographie, Paris (PX3), 2009, Honorable Mention - Photojournalism - Travel / Touri...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Black and White Photography

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C Print

New York City
By Elliott Erwitt
Located in Dallas, TX
Signed by Elliott Erwitt. AVAILABLE SIZES: 11 x 14 in. $5000 16 x 20 in. $7500 20 x 24in. $8500 30 x 40 in. $14500 Born to Russian parents in Paris in 1928, Elliott Erwitt spent hi...
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1960s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

  • New York City
  • New York City
  • New York City
  • New York City
H 20 in. W 16 in. D 0.1 in.
Colette and Friends, Danceteria New York City
By Paul Garrin
Located in New York, NY
Colette and Friends, Danceteria New York City, 1980 Vintage silver gelatin print 11 x 14 inches
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1970s 85 New Wave Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Brooklyn Bridge, New York City, Architecture, contemporary black and white photo
By Gerald Berghammer
Located in Vienna, Vienna
SILVERFINEART - Black and white landscape photography. Limited edition of 9. Produced from the original 6x6cm medium format black and white negative film and printed as archival pigm...
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2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Black and White, Digital, Digital Pigment, Archival Ink, Archival Paper,...

Club Heat, New York City
By Paul Garrin
Located in New York, NY
Club Heat, New York City 1980 Vintage silver gelatin prints 4 x (11x14 inch)
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1970s 85 New Wave Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

New York City
By Elliott Erwitt
Located in Dallas, TX
Signed in black ink on print margin. Signed by artist. AVAILABLE SIZES: 11 x 14 in. $4000 16 x 20 in. $6500 20 x 24in. $7500 30 x 40 in. $14500 Born to Russian parents in Paris in ...
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Mid-20th Century Modern Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

  • New York City
  • New York City
H 11 in. W 14 in. D 0.1 in.
Empire Diner, New York City
By Robert Farber
Located in New York, NY
Empire Diner, New York City, 1979 Archival pigment print 30 x 40 inches
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1970s 85 New Wave Black and White Photography

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Archival Pigment

Chrysler Building. New York City
By Sheila Metzner
Located in New York, NY
This photograph is signed by the photographer and is printed using the Fresson printing process. Size varies.
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Early 2000s Black and White Photography

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Black and White

Brooklyn Bridge. New York City
By Sheila Metzner
Located in New York, NY
This photograph is signed by the photographer and is printed using the Fresson printing process. Size varies.
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Early 2000s Black and White Photography

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Black and White

Danceteria Loverboys, New York City
By Paul Garrin
Located in New York, NY
Danceteria Loverboys, New York City, 1980 Vintage silver gelatin print 11 x 14 inches
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1980s 85 New Wave Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

New York City
By Don Donaghy
Located in Dallas, TX
Signed, titled, and dated in ink on print margin. American street photographer Don Donaghy (1936 - 2008 b. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), was a fourth-generation native of Philadelp,h...
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1960s Modern Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

  • New York City
  • New York City
H 18.75 in. W 12.75 in. D 0.1 in.
The Cross, New York City, Architectural Cityscape Photography 1960s
By Ernst Haas
Located in New york, NY
The Cross, 1966 by Ernst Haas, is a 20” x 16” gelatin silver print from a series of New York Cityscapes. The print, edition number 15/100, is authenticated by the Haas estate with a ...
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1960s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Photographic Film, Photographic Paper, Silver Gelatin

Max's Kansas City photograph New York, 1975 (Manhattan photography)
By Fernando Natalici
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Fernando Natalici, Max's Kansas City, 1975 Archival Inkjet Print 13x19 inches Hand signed from an edition of 10 Excellent Condition Provenance: Obtained directly from artist New Yo...
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1970s Pop Art Black and White Photography

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Inkjet

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New York City Black And White Photography For Sale on 1stDibs

Surely you’ll find the exact piece of new york city black and white photography you’re seeking on 1stDibs — we’ve got a vast assortment for sale. There are many Contemporary, Pop Art and Photorealist versions of these works for sale. Making the right choice when shopping for an item from our selection of new york city black and white photography may mean carefully reviewing examples of this item dating from different eras — you can find an early iteration of this piece from the 19th Century and a newer version made as recently as the 21st Century. If you’re looking to add a choice in our collection of new york city black and white photography 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, beige, brown and more. An object in our assortment of new york city black and white photography from Elliott Erwitt, Jack Mitchell, Leonard Freed, Albert Watson and Gerald Berghammer — each of whom created distinctive versions of this kind of work — is worth considering. Frequently made by artists working in silver gelatin print, pigment print and archival pigment print, these artworks are unique and have attracted attention over the years. A large option in this array of new york city black and white photography can prove too dominant for some spaces — a smaller piece of new york city black and white photography, measuring 4 high and 3 wide, may better suit your needs.

How Much is a New York City Black And White Photography?

A piece of new york city black and white photography can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price for items in our inventory is $2,000, while the lowest priced sells for $180 and the highest can go for as much as $85,674.

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.