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Flower with Gray Background (Black and White Floral Still Life Photograph)
By Jerry Freedner
Located in Hudson, NY
This contemporary floral still life photograph of a bouquet of white flowers against a vintage style gray background was made by Hudson Valley photographer, Jerry Freedner. The roman...
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2010s Modern Still-life Photography

Materials

Archival Pigment

Flower with Gray Background (Black and White Floral Still Life Photograph)
By Jerry Freedner
Located in Hudson, NY
This contemporary floral still life photograph of a bouquet of white flowers against a vintage style gray background was made by Hudson Valley photographer, Jerry Freedner. The roman...
Category

2010s Modern Still-life Photography

Materials

Archival Pigment

Untitled Love, color photography, two figures kissing against green background
Located in New York, NY
Frame size: 18" x 15.25" The Unspectacular Negro is a multi media reexamination of my upbringing and the expectations of Black bodies in society. I, like my community, am searching ...
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2010s Contemporary Color Photography

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Archival Pigment

Can You Hear It?, color photography, two figures against red background
Located in New York, NY
Frame size: 18" x 15.25" The Unspectacular Negro is a multi media reexamination of my upbringing and the expectations of Black bodies in society. I, like my community, am searching ...
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2010s Contemporary Color Photography

Materials

Archival Pigment

Double Self Portrait with Glowing Red Background
By Peter Berlin
Located in New York, NY
Double Self Portrait with Glowing Red Background Signed in pencil, l.r. Vintage hand-painted gelatin silver print 10.5 x 10.5 inches (26.7 x 26.7 cm), image 14 x 11 inches (35.6 x ...
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1970s Contemporary Portrait Photography

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Paint, Silver Gelatin

Thetidia Albocostaria, Nature Photograph of Green Moth on White Background
By Joseph Scheer
Located in Kent, CT
In this hyper-detailed archival pigment print on watercolor paper, a green moth with white spots is dramatic against a solid white background. Edition of 12. Signed, dated and numb...
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2010s Contemporary Color Photography

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Archival Paper, Archival Pigment

Iman - the supermodel in boots naked in front of a green background
By Michel Comte
Located in Vienna, AT
Iman by Michel Comte a great artwork wich portraits the supermodel in front of a green background with a cigarette in her mouth. Other sizes and high-end frame on request. For dec...
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2010s Contemporary Nude Photography

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Archival Pigment

The Civic Center with Midtown in Background
Located in New York, NY
The Civic Center with Midtown in Background 1983 Signed on label, verso Chromogenic print (Diptych) 25 x 35 inches, each Contact gallery for price. This work is offered by Clamp...
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1980s Contemporary Photography

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C Print

Portrait of Andy Warhol Posing on Blue Background - by G. Bruneau - 1980s
By Gerald Bruneau
Located in Roma, IT
This Portrait of Andy Warhol posing on blue background is an original photograph realized by the French portrait artist Gerald Bruneau (Monte Carlo, 1947) during the 1980's, with a v...
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1980s Pop Art Portrait Photography

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Photographic Paper

Arctia Caja Manchuria, Nature Photograph of Orange Moth on White Background
By Joseph Scheer
Located in Kent, CT
In this hyper-detailed archival pigment print on watercolor paper, an orange moth with black spots and a black and white pattern on the top half of its wings is dramatic against a so...
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2010s Contemporary Color Photography

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Archival Pigment, Archival Paper

Jack Frost on Snowflake with Black Background
By James Bidgood
Located in New York, NY
Jack Frost on Snowflake with Black Background mid-1960s Signed, dated, and numbered, verso Digital C-print 31 x 31 inches, image (Edition of 15) $3,500 22 x 22 inches, image (Edi...
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1960s Photography

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C Print

Lymantria Mathura, Nature Photograph of Pink and Brown Moth on White Background
By Joseph Scheer
Located in Kent, CT
In this hyper-detailed archival pigment print on watercolor paper, a moth with distinctive markings and a soft pink abdomen and lower wings is dramatic against a solid white backgrou...
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2010s Contemporary Color Photography

Materials

Archival Paper, Archival Pigment

Phalera Assimilis, Nature Photograph of Beige and Brown Moth on White Background
By Joseph Scheer
Located in Kent, CT
In this hyper-detailed archival pigment print on watercolor paper, a brown moth with black, beige, white and golden brown details on is dramatic against a solid white background. E...
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2010s Contemporary Color Photography

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Archival Paper, Archival Pigment

Lymantria Species, Nature Photograph of Pink and Brown Moth on White Background
By Joseph Scheer
Located in Kent, CT
In this hyper-detailed archival pigment print on watercolor paper, a brown Lymantria species moth with light pink details on its abdomen is dramatic against a solid white background....
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2010s Contemporary Color Photography

Materials

Archival Paper, Archival Pigment

Blaze, Landscape Photograph of Orange Smoke on Purple Background Fence, Blue Sky
By Mark Bartkiw
Located in Kent, CT
In this square chromogenic print (photograph) on dibond with acrylic face mount, Mark Bartkiw combines multiple images to a subtle but surreal effect. The combined images coincide an...
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2010s Contemporary Landscape Photography

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Panel, C Print, Plexiglass

Catocala Fraxini, Nature Photograph of Gray and Brown Moth on White Background
By Joseph Scheer
Located in Kent, CT
In this hyper-detailed archival pigment print on watercolor paper, a brown moth with white details on its lower wings is dramatic against a solid white background. Edition of 12. S...
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2010s Contemporary Color Photography

Materials

Archival Paper, Archival Pigment

Fashion in Color - Dress by Mollie Parnis, Background by Marcel Vertes, 1953
By Horst P. Horst
Located in Miami Beach, FL
Fashion in Colour - Dress by Mollie Parnis, Background by Marcel Vertes, 1953 by Horst P. Horst American Vogue, 1 May 1953, p. 78 by Horst P. Horst 'Fashion: Fashion Analysis Was Do...
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1950s Modern Color Photography

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Color, Archival Pigment, Photographic Paper

Hollywood Hills - nude portrait of a model, the Hollywood sign in the background
By Tony Kelly
Located in Vienna, AT
Hollywood Hills - nude portrait of a model, the Hollywood sign in the background The artwork is framed with a white hardwood box and 99% UV-resistant acrylic glass. The artwork is ma...
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2010s Nude Photography

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Archival Pigment

Erotic Nude 2010 - picture of breasts in front of a yellow / orange background
By Andreas H. Bitesnich
Located in Vienna, AT
Nude picture of breasts in front of a yellow / orange colored background. The artwork is framed high-end with a dark brown hardwood box and 99% UV-resistant acrylic glass. Other siz...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Nude Photography

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Archival Pigment

Ski Patrol II - model skiiing with high heels and mountains in the background
By Tony Kelly
Located in Vienna, AT
Ski Patrol II - model skiiing with high heels and mountains in the background The artwork is framed with a white hardwood box and 99% UV-resistant acrylic glass. The artwork is made ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Color Photography

Materials

Archival Pigment

Tulip 1 (Pink & Green Floral Still Life Photograph on Black Background)
By Jerry Freedner
Located in Hudson, NY
This contemporary flower still life photograph of a dried pink and green tulip was made by Hudson Valley photographer, Jerry Freedner. The curved lush green stem of the pink tulip ev...
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2010s Modern Still-life Photography

Materials

Archival Pigment

Number 84, Black Series: Contemporary Purple Flower on Black Background
By Chad Kleitsch
Located in Hudson, NY
10 x 10 inch image on 11 x 17 inch paper, $900 unframed All editions are printed on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag Matte Paper with Epson archival quality inks available in editions of 25 in...
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Early 2000s Modern Still-life Photography

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Archival Ink, Archival Paper

Pink and White Delicate Flowers, Black Background, Bright Elegant Giclée Print
By Kind of Cyan
Located in Barcelona, ES
This is an exclusive limited edition color Giclée print, printed on matte photographic paper. This exquisite still life photo, shows a classy bouquet beautifully lit with soft light...
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2010s Baroque Still-life Photography

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Emulsion, Photographic Paper, C Print, Giclée

Woodland Night (Modern Still Life Photograph, Green Plants on Black Background)
By Lisa A. Frank
Located in Hudson, NY
Archival digital scanograph 18 x 13 inches, edition of 225 Additional sizes available This contemporary, archival digital scanograph was made by fine art photographer, Lisa Frank, i...
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Early 2000s Modern Still-life Photography

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Archival Ink, Digital

Woodland Night (Modern Still Life Photograph, Green Plants on Black Background)
By Lisa A. Frank
Located in Hudson, NY
Archival digital scanograph 27.75 x 20 inches, edition of 75 Additional sizes available This contemporary, archival digital scanograph was made by fine art photographer, Lisa Frank,...
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Early 2000s Modern Still-life Photography

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Digital, Archival Ink

Onion 1 (Vegetable Still Life Photograph of Green Bulb on Black Background)
By Jerry Freedner
Located in Hudson, NY
This contemporary vegetable still life photograph of an onion bulb on a crisp black background was made by Hudson Valley photographer, Jerry Freedner. The curved lush green leaves of...
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2010s Modern Still-life Photography

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Archival Pigment

Untitled Number 18, Black Series (Contemporary White Flower on Black Background)
By Chad Kleitsch
Located in Hudson, NY
Untitled Number 18, Black Series (Contemporary White Flower on Black Background) by Chad Kleitsch 10 x 10 inch image on 17 x 11 inch paper, $900 unframed All editions are printed on ...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Still-life Photography

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Archival Ink, Archival Paper

Woodland Night (Modern Still Life Photograph, Green Plants on Black Background)
By Lisa A. Frank
Located in Hudson, NY
Archival digital scanograph 25 x 18 inches, edition of 150 Additional sizes available This contemporary, archival digital scanograph was made by fine art photographer, Lisa Frank, i...
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Early 2000s Modern Still-life Photography

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Archival Ink, Digital

Fashion, Equestrian, Single Sable Island Horse Against White Background
By Drew Doggett
Located in US
"On Guard" A lone Sable Island horse with a beautifully-unkempt mane stares back at the camera. The print series Discovering the Horses of Sable Island documents one of the last h...
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2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Archival Pigment

Fashion, Equestrian, Single Sable Island Horse Against White Background
By Drew Doggett
Located in US
"On Guard" A lone Sable Island horse with a beautifully-unkempt mane stares back at the camera. The print series Discovering the Horses of Sable Island documents one of the last h...
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2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

Archival Pigment

Untitled, Number 42, Black Series (Contemporary Pink Peony on Black Background)
By Chad Kleitsch
Located in Hudson, NY
Untitled, Number 42, Black Series (Contemporary Pink Peony Blossom on Black Background) by Chad Kleitsch 10 x 10 inch image on 17 x 11 inch paper, $900 unframed All editions are pri...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Still-life Photography

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Archival Ink, Archival Paper

Untitled Number 30, Black Series (Contemporary White Flower on Black Background)
By Chad Kleitsch
Located in Hudson, NY
Untitled Number 30, Black Series (Contemporary Photograph of White Flower on Black Background) by Chad Kleitsch 30 x 30 inches unframed Framing Available: approx 33 x 33 x 1.5 inche...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Still-life Photography

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Archival Ink, Archival Paper

Peonies Seven, White and Pink Peony Flower Photograph White Blow Dark Background
By Roger Ricco
Located in Kent, CT
In this still life photograph, two peonies, one pink and one white, sit in a simple white bowl, dramatic and luminous against the dark background. Archival pigment print (photograph...
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2010s Contemporary Still-life Photography

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Photographic Paper, Archival Pigment

Small Bottles 24a, Still Life Photograph of Glass Bottles on Black Background
By Roger Ricco
Located in Kent, CT
In this square still life photograph, glass bottles, some clear and some frosted, one with letters imprinted on the front, sit at varying heights against a dark background in a drama...
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2010s Contemporary Still-life Photography

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Photographic Paper, Archival Pigment

Milkweed Pod (Modern Still Life Photograph of Brown Seed on Black Background)
By Jerry Freedner
Located in Hudson, NY
This contemporary flora still life photograph of a brown milkweed seed pod on a black background was made by Hudson Valley photographer, Jerry Freedner. The dried brown seed is highl...
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2010s Contemporary Still-life Photography

Materials

Archival Pigment

Peonies Nine, Botanical Still Life with White and Pink Flowers, Teal Background
By Roger Ricco
Located in Kent, CT
In this square still life photograph, two white and pink peonies with green leaves and a single bud sit in a simple white bowl against a blue and teal background. Archival pigment p...
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2010s Contemporary Still-life Photography

Materials

Photographic Paper, Archival Pigment

Weed II (Modern Still Life Photograph of Green Plant on Black Background)
By Jerry Freedner
Located in Hudson, NY
This contemporary flora still life photograph of a vivid green plant on a crisp black background was made by Hudson Valley photographer, Jerry Freedner. The curved lush green leaves ...
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2010s Modern Still-life Photography

Materials

Archival Pigment

Maple Seed (Plant Still Life Photograph of Brown Seeds on Black Background)
By Jerry Freedner
Located in Hudson, NY
This square format, contemporary plant still life photograph of brown maple seed pods on a crisp black background was made by Hudson Valley photographer, Jerry Freedner. The dried br...
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2010s Modern Still-life Photography

Materials

Archival Pigment

Celeriac 116 (Food Still Life Photograph of Green Vegetable on Black Background)
By Jerry Freedner
Located in Hudson, NY
This square format, contemporary food still life photograph of a green celeriac vegetable on a crisp black background was made by Hudson Valley photographer, Jerry Freedner. The gree...
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2010s Modern Still-life Photography

Materials

Archival Pigment

Milkweed 005 (Plant Still Life Photograph of White Milkweed on Black Background)
By Jerry Freedner
Located in Hudson, NY
This square format, contemporary plant still life photograph of a vivid white milkweed seed pod on a crisp black background was made by Hudson Valley photographer, Jerry Freedner. Th...
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2010s Modern Still-life Photography

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Archival Pigment

Peonies Three, Two White Flowers with Green Buds in White Bowl, Gray Background
By Roger Ricco
Located in Kent, CT
In this square botanical still life photograph, two peonies in a luminous shade of white with deep burgundy red at the center of the left blossom and along the delicate tips of the r...
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2010s Contemporary Still-life Photography

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Archival Pigment

Peonies Eight, Still Life Photo of White Flower on Pale Sage Green Background
By Roger Ricco
Located in Kent, CT
In this square still life photograph, a white peony on a pale blue tablecloth is beautifully complemented by a soft, gray green background. Edition 1/10. Archival pigment print (pho...
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2010s Contemporary Still-life Photography

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Paper, Archival Pigment

Bamboo 28 (Modern Still Life Photo of Bright Yellow Bamboo on Black Background)
By Jerry Freedner
Located in Hudson, NY
This square format, contemporary flora still life photograph of bright yellow bamboo leaves on a crisp black background was made by Hudson Valley photographer, Jerry Freedner. The cu...
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2010s Contemporary Still-life Photography

Materials

Archival Ink

Big Garlic (Modern Food Still Life Photo of Garlic Bulb on Black Background)
By Jerry Freedner
Located in Hudson, NY
This square format, contemporary food still life photograph of a large white garlic bulb on a crisp black background was made by Hudson Valley photographer, Jerry Freedner. The garli...
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2010s Modern Still-life Photography

Materials

Archival Pigment

Milkweed 039: Plant Still Life Photograph of White Seed Pod on Black Background
By Jerry Freedner
Located in Hudson, NY
This contemporary plant still life photograph of vivid white milkweed seed pod on a crisp black background was made by Hudson Valley photographer, Jerry Freedner. The fluffy white co...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Still-life Photography

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Archival Pigment

Number 11 (Black Series) (Off-White Rose on Black Background, Floral Still Life)
By Chad Kleitsch
Located in Hudson, NY
All editions are printed on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag Matte Paper with Epson archival quality inks Contemporary close-up view of a cream colored rose with on a crisp black background. P...
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21st Century and Contemporary Still-life Photography

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Archival Ink, Archival Paper

Bamboo 28 (Modern Still Life Photo of Bright Yellow Bamboo on Black Background)
By Jerry Freedner
Located in Hudson, NY
This square format, contemporary flora still life photograph of bright yellow bamboo leaves on a crisp black background was made by Hudson Valley photographer, Jerry Freedner. The cu...
Category

2010s Contemporary Still-life Photography

Materials

Archival Ink

Big Garlic (Modern Food Still Life Photo of Garlic Bulb on Black Background)
By Jerry Freedner
Located in Hudson, NY
This square format, contemporary food still life photograph of a large white garlic bulb on a crisp black background was made by Hudson Valley photographer, Jerry Freedner. The garli...
Category

2010s Modern Still-life Photography

Materials

Archival Pigment

Big Garlic (Modern Food Still Life Photo of Garlic Bulb on Black Background)
By Jerry Freedner
Located in Hudson, NY
This square format, contemporary food still life photograph of a large white garlic bulb on a crisp black background was made by Hudson Valley photographer, Jerry Freedner. The garli...
Category

2010s Modern Still-life Photography

Materials

Archival Pigment

Bamboo 28 (Modern Still Life Photo of Bright Yellow Bamboo on Black Background)
By Jerry Freedner
Located in Hudson, NY
This square format, contemporary flora still life photograph of bright yellow bamboo on a crisp black background was made by Hudson Valley photographer, Jerry Freedner. The curved lu...
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2010s Contemporary Still-life Photography

Materials

Archival Ink

Moss and Lichen 23 (Modern Green Plant Still Life Photo on Black Background)
By Jerry Freedner
Located in Hudson, NY
This square format, contemporary plant still life photograph of a lush green patch of moss and lichen on a black background was made by Hudson Valley photographer, Jerry Freedner. Th...
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2010s Contemporary Still-life Photography

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Archival Pigment

Pop Artist Roy Lichtenstein standing against mirror with new work in background
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
8 x 10" vintage silver gelatin photograph of artist Roy Lichtenstein posing in his studio with new work in the background, extremely unusual image standing next to a mirror. This is ...
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1960s Pop Art Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

The Serra Curicuriari, with the Rio Negro in the background, Amazonas, Brazil
By Sebastião Salgado
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Sebastião Salgado The Serra Curicuriari, with the Rio Negro in the background, Amazonas, Brazil, 2009 Gelatin silver print 24 x 35 inches 61 x 88.9 cm Sebastião Salgado is Brazilian...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Bob Marley - Colorized Background 1974
By Richard E. Aaron
Located in Marina del Rey, CA
Bob Marley - Colorized Background 1974, a Photographic Print on Hahnemuehle Paper. In a career that spans over three decades, Richard E. Aaron has shot still photography for a wid...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Color Photography

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Archival Paper

Bob Marley - Colorized Background 1974
By Richard E. Aaron
Located in Marina del Rey, CA
Bob Marley - Colorized Background 1974, a Photographic Print on Hahnemuehle Paper. In a career that spans over three decades, Richard E. Aaron has shot still photography for a wid...
Category

Early 2000s Contemporary Color Photography

Materials

Archival Paper

Photo composition with flowers and butterflies, dark background, Intemporel
By Ysabel LeMay
Located in New York, NY
Chromogenic print (c-print) Plexi mounting available, ask the gallery for more detail. The work of artist Ysabel LeMay involves otherworldly images, digitally composed panoramas of...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Color Photography

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Photographic Paper

Robot created with Miami buildings, gradient robot on black background
By Joel Kuntz
Located in New York, NY
metallic c-print 28 x 48 in. edition of 15 + 3 artist prints With each architectural creation, Kuntz connects us to iconic landmarks by humanizing them and giving them a heart and s...
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2010s Contemporary Color Photography

Materials

Photographic Paper

Marilyn Monroe Smiling With Hot Pink Background Fine Art Print
By Frank Worth
Located in Las Vegas, NV
Candid photograph of the legendary actress Marilyn Monroe captured smiling in 1953. Marilyn Monroe as an American actress, model, and singer. Famous for playing comic "blonde bombsh...
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1950s Color Photography

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Archival Ink, Archival Paper, C Print, Archival Pigment

Robot created with Paris architecture, pink robot on black background
By Joel Kuntz
Located in New York, NY
metallic c-print 28 x 48 in. edition of 15 + 3 artist prints With each architectural creation, Kuntz connects us to iconic landmarks by humanizing them and giving them a heart and s...
Category

2010s Contemporary Color Photography

Materials

Photographic Paper

Robot created with Chicago buildings, green robot on black background
By Joel Kuntz
Located in New York, NY
metallic c-print 28 x 48 in. edition of 15 + 3 artist prints With each architectural creation, Kuntz connects us to iconic landmarks by humanizing them and giving them a heart and s...
Category

2010s Contemporary Color Photography

Materials

Photographic Paper

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Photography Background For Sale on 1stDibs

On 1stDibs, you can find the most appropriate photography background for your needs in our varied inventory. You can easily find an example made in the Modern style, while we also have 18 Modern versions to choose from as well. Making the right choice when shopping for a photography background may mean carefully reviewing examples of this item dating from different eras — you can find an early iteration of this piece from the 20th Century and a newer version made as recently as the 21st Century. If you’re looking to add a photography background 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. Finding an appealing photography background — no matter the origin — is easy, but Jerry Freedner, Lisa A. Frank, Chad Kleitsch, Roger Ricco and Joseph Scheer each produced popular versions that are worth a look. Frequently made by artists working in pigment print, archival pigment print and paper, these artworks are unique and have attracted attention over the years. If space is limited, you can find a small photography background measuring 9.45 high and 7.09 wide, while our inventory also includes works up to 64.97 across to better suit those in the market for a large photography background.

How Much is a Photography Background?

A photography background can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price for items in our inventory is $900, while the lowest priced sells for $300 and the highest can go for as much as $17,000.

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

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