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Rectangular Carved Wood Tramp Art or Prison Art Hanging Photo Frame, 1800s
Located in Oklahoma City, OK
Tramp art is a woodworking style in which small pieces of wood, (primarily from discarded cigar boxes and shipping crates), are whittled, notched, and assembled into layers with geom...
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Antique 19th Century American Folk Art Picture Frames

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Metal

Prison Rose
By Jacques Grange
Located in Saint Ouen, FR
Beautiful painting by the artist Jacques Grange Work signed by the artist. A real favorite! His artistic approach is mainly based on a rejection or rather an oversight of his initial...
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2010s Abstract Paintings

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Acrylic

  • Prison Rose
  • Prison Rose
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H 31.5 in. W 31.5 in. D 0.99 in.
Prison Garb
Located in Brooklyn, NY
From a vintage photograph c.1915 This image can be printed to any custom size.
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1910s Other Art Style Portrait Prints

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Archival Pigment

  • Prison Garb
  • Prison Garb
H 20 in. W 16 in.
In The Prison
By Howard Pyle
Located in Fort Washington, PA
Approximate Date: 1897 Medium: Oil on Canvas Signature: Signed Lower Right and on Back Size: 25.00" x 18.00" May 1897 Century Magazine, Vol.54 Vol.5 Pg,33 Exhibitions: Allen...
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1890s Interior Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

  • In The Prison
  • In The Prison
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H 25.00 in. W 18.00 in.
Prison Fantasies
By David Alfaro Siqueiros
Located in Long Island City, NY
Prison Fantasies David Alfaro Siqueiros, Mexican (1896–1974) Date: 1973 Lithograph, signed and numbered in pencil Edition of 19/250 Image Size: 18 x 14 inches Size: 22 x 15 in. (55....
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1970s Expressionist Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison
By Kerry Smith
Located in Kansas City, MO
Kerry Smith Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison Materials: Gouache & liner noters on Crescent Board Date: 2020 Dimensions: 12" x 12" Description: Gouache & liner noters on Crescent Board Fr...
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2010s Pop Art Figurative Paintings

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Gouache, Board

Prison 30
By Peter Halley
Located in New York, NY
"My paintings have a very simple vocabulary: I call the rectangles either prisons or cells, and they’re connected by lines that I call conduits. For whatever reason, ever since I was...
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1990s Abstract Geometric Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

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Graphite

  • Prison 30
  • Prison 30
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  • Prison 30
H 9 in. W 11 in. D .4 in.
Freedom In The Prison
By Jerzy Kubina
Located in Delray Beach, FL
Freedom In The Prison 2019 Jerzy Kubina Polish/American Artist Jerzy was born in Zamosc, Poland, 1956. Studied at the Academy Of Fine Arts in Krakow 1981/1986 in the painting departm...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Acrylic

  • Freedom In The Prison
  • Freedom In The Prison
  • Freedom In The Prison
  • Freedom In The Prison
H 65 in. W 59 in. D 1.5 in.
1960s California Prison Sign
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Unique California state prison sign that reads "KEEP OUT CALIFORNIA STATE PROPERTY". Yellow background with bold black print. Scuffs, scratches and rust give this piece great colorin...
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Vintage 1960s American Signs

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Steel

  • 1960s California Prison Sign
  • 1960s California Prison Sign
  • 1960s California Prison Sign
  • 1960s California Prison Sign
H 8 in. W 15 in. D 0.1 in.
Vintage Prison Road Sign
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Cool vintage metal road sign for a United States Prison. Sign is letting the car know that they are now "LEAVING the TRAVEL RESTRICTED AREA." Interesting piece of automotive memorabi...
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Vintage 1950s American Signs

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Steel

  • Vintage Prison Road Sign
  • Vintage Prison Road Sign
  • Vintage Prison Road Sign
  • Vintage Prison Road Sign
H 23 in. W 27 in. D 0.19 in.
Home and Prison
By James Casebere
Located in Danvers, MA
Home and Prison, 1993, edition of 24 with 3 artists proofs published by 21 Steps Editions, Albuquerque, New Mexico. One in a pair of waterless lithographs.
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1990s Post-Modern Still-life Prints

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Lithograph

Young Prisoners; Juvenile Prison for Boys
By Michal Chelbin
Located in New York, NY
Total edition of 7 Signed and numbered, verso This artwork is offered by ClampArt, located in New York City. “Sailboats and Swans” is a series of portraits of prisoners in Russia ...
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Early 2000s Color Photography

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Archival Pigment

Prison Visit by Alain Le Garsmeur
By Alain Le Garsmeur
Located in London, GB
Prison Visit by Alain Le Garsmeur A prisoner with his visiting children in Tegucigalpa main prison, Honduras, Central America, 1981. Paper size 30 x 20 inches / 76 x 50 cm Printed ...
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1980s Color Photography

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Archival Pigment

Leonor Fini - Prisonners - Original Lithograph
By Leonor Fini
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
Leonor Fini - Prisonners - Original Lithograph The Flowers of Evil 1964 Conditions: excellent Edition: 500 Dimensions: 46 x 34 cm Editions: Le Cercle du Livre Précieux, Paris Unsig...
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1960s Modern Nude Prints

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Lithograph

Sveta (Sentenced for Murder): Women’s Prison
By Michal Chelbin
Located in New York, NY
Total edition of 7 Signed and numbered, verso This artwork is offered by ClampArt, located in New York City. “Sailboats and Swans” is a series of portraits of prisoners in Russia ...
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2010s Color Photography

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Archival Pigment

Ira (Sentenced for Theft): Women’s Prison
By Michal Chelbin
Located in New York, NY
Total edition of 7 Signed and numbered, verso This artwork is offered by ClampArt, located in New York City. “Sailboats and Swans” is a series of portraits of prisoners in Russia ...
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Early 2000s Color Photography

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Archival Pigment

Johhny Cash at Folsom Prison
By Jim Marshall
Located in Mount Pleasant, SC
Johnny Cash getting off bus at Folsom Prison for the historic performance in 1968. Photograph is part of edition of only 25. Only being printed in the 16x20 inch size. Estate Stam...
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20th Century Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Photographic Paper

Johnny Cash at Cummins prison, 1969
By Al Clayton
Located in New York, NY
Estate Stamped Limited Edition Please allow extra production time. Other sizes available.
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20th Century Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Archival Pigment

'Prison Visit' 1981 Limited Edition Archival Pigment Print
By Alain Le Garsmeur
Located in London, GB
' Prison Visit ' by Alain Le Garsmeur Limited Edition Archival Pigment Print A prisoner with his visiting children in Tegucigalpa main prison, Honduras, Central America, 1981. P...
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1980s Modern Color Photography

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Color, Archival Pigment

Angel Leading St. Peter from Prison, 17th century
By Anonymous Caravagesque
Located in ATLANTA, GA
Artist
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17th Century Modern Figurative Paintings

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Oil

Stas (Sentenced for Murder): Juvenile Prison for Boys
By Michal Chelbin
Located in New York, NY
Total edition of 7 Signed and numbered, verso This artwork is offered by ClampArt, located in New York City. “Sailboats and Swans” is a series of portraits of prisoners in Russia ...
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Early 2000s Color Photography

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Archival Pigment

Resin Animal Sculpture - Pop - Gillie & Marc - Mini Rabbit Dog - Prison Chic Set
By Gillie and Marc Schattner
Located in Sydney, New South Wales
Title: Splash Pop Mini Rabbitwoman and Dogman (pair) in Prison Chic Authentic resin sculpture Open Edition World Famous Contemporary Artists: Husband and wife team, Gillie and Marc,...
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2010s Contemporary Sculptures

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Resin

The Farm, Angola State Prison, LA, 2002 - Alec Soth (Photography)
By Alec Soth
Located in London, GB
Signed on reverse Digital chromogenic print 16 x 20 inches (edition of 15) 32 x 40 inches (edition of 10) 40 x 50 inches (edition of 5) Alec Soth (born 1969) is a leading contempor...
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Late 20th Century Photography

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Digital

Sergey and a friend (Sentenced for Murder): Juvenile Prison for Boys
By Michal Chelbin
Located in New York, NY
Total edition of 7 Signed and numbered, verso This artwork is offered by ClampArt, located in New York City. “Sailboats and Swans” is a series of portraits of prisoners in Russia ...
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2010s Color Photography

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Archival Pigment

«This is not a prison» Acrylic on Canvas by O. F. Hvidsten
By Ole Fredrik Hvidsten
Located in Oslo, NO
Signed and dated. «This is not a prison» was part of O. F. Hvidsten's first solo-exhibition «This will never pass». The works comprising the exhibition is first and foremost a visu...
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2010s Contemporary Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Acrylic

Prison - Vintage Offset Print - 20th Century
Located in Roma, IT
Prison is original offset print, realized by an Anonymous artist of the XX century, lyrical playing with words and depicting, with writing on the right side of artwork in French. The...
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20th Century Figurative Prints

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Offset

The Prison from "The Marquis de Sade"
By Salvador Dalí­
Located in Chatsworth, CA
This piece is a lithograph from the original gouache by Salvador Dali, done in 1969. It was created for Dali's series entitled "The Marquis de Sade", which consists of 25 lithographs...
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1960s Surrealist Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

Vania (Sentenced for Sexual Violence against Women): Juvenile Prison for Boys
By Michal Chelbin
Located in New York, NY
Total edition of 7 Signed and numbered, verso This artwork is offered by ClampArt, located in New York City. “Sailboats and Swans” is a series of portraits of prisoners in Russia ...
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2010s Color Photography

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Archival Pigment

The Prison - Original Lithograph by Marcello Ercole - 1971
By Marcello Ercole
Located in Roma, IT
The Prison is a wonderful colored lithograph on paper, realized in 1971 by the Italian artist Marcello Ercole. Hand-signed and numbered in pencil on the lower margin. Edition of 100...
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1970s Contemporary More Prints

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Lithograph

"Prison Portrait I" Inks on Paper Painting 13" x 9" in by Inji Efflatoun
By Inji Efflatoun
Located in Culver City, CA
"Prison Portrait I" Inks on Paper Painting 13" x 9" in by Inji Efflatoun Signed and dated * Due to the Ministry of Culture policy + COVID situation, handling time (paperwork) may ...
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20th Century Post-War Figurative Paintings

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Ink, Archival Paper

Hungarian Prison - Original Lithograph by Pietro Morando - 1950s
By Pietro Morando
Located in Roma, IT
Hungarian Prison is an original artwork realized by Italian artist Pietro Morando (Alessandria 1889- 1980). Original Lithograph. Excellent conditions. Hand-signed on the lower ri...
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Mid-20th Century Modern Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

Hungarian Prison - Original Lithograph by Pietro Morando - 1950s
By Pietro Morando
Located in Roma, IT
Hungarian prison is an original artwork realized by Italian artist Pietro Morando (Alessandria 1889- 1980). Original Lithograph. Good conditions, except for the pale yellowish stai...
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Mid-20th Century Modern Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

The Prison - Original Lithograph by Marcello Ercole - 1973
By Marcello Ercole
Located in Roma, IT
La Prigione (The Prison) is a wonderful colored lithograph on paper, realized in 1973 by the Italian artist, Marcello Ercole, published by La Nuova Foglio, the publishing house of Ma...
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1970s Contemporary More Prints

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Lithograph

"Prison Portrait II" Inks on Paper Painting 13" x 9" in by Inji Efflatoun
By Inji Efflatoun
Located in Culver City, CA
"Prison Portrait II" Inks on Paper Painting 13" x 9" in by Inji Efflatoun Signed and dated * Due to the Ministry of Culture policy + COVID situation, handling time (paperwork) may...
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20th Century Post-War Figurative Paintings

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Ink, Archival Paper

Prison - Original Drawing by Amédée Auguste Desmoulins - Late-19 Century
Located in Roma, IT
Tasso in His Prison is an Original ink and watercolor drawing realized by Amédée Auguste Desmoulins (1820-1870). The little artwork is in good condition, included a cream colored ca...
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Late 19th Century Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Ink, Watercolor

City Prison, New Orleans, Vintage Black and White Photograph 1960s Civil Rights
By Leonard Freed
Located in New york, NY
City Prison, 1965 by American photographer Leonard Freed is a vintage gelatin silver, signed verso (back of photo) by the photographer. It is an iconic image from the photographer's ...
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1960s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Photographic Film, Photographic Paper, Silver Gelatin

The Pope and the Prison - Original China Ink by Gabriele Galantara - 1910
By Gabriele Galantara
Located in Roma, IT
The prison is an original drawing in China ink and white lead on creamy cardboard realized by Gabriele Galantara (1865-1937). In good conditions. This artwotk presents on the back...
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1910s Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Ink

German Art Deco Wabi Sabi Naive Brown Oak Prison Cell Table and Bench, 1930s
Located in Berlin, DE
This German Art Deco Wabi Sabi Naive Prison cell table and bench was made in the 1930s for a Berlin Prison. It is made out of brown oak and the tabletop has got some nice naive carv...
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Vintage 1930s German Art Deco Dining Room Sets

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Metal

Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison
By Jim Marshall
Located in Mount Pleasant, SC
Johnny Cash standing outside the gates of Folsom Prison. 1969. Jim Marshall was the only photographer traveling with Johnny Cash to both Folsom and San Quentin prisons. Photograph ...
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20th Century Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Photographic Paper

French Folk Art "Prison Art" Matchstick Inlaid Planter With A Star, circa 1930
Located in Antwerp, BE
Tole lined French planter covered with a geometric inlaid design completely made from used wood match sticks. This genre of Folk Art is referred to as "tramp" or "prison" art. As you...
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Early 20th Century French Outsider and Self Taught Art

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Pine

Top Ten: Art and Prisons
By Sam Durant
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Research and Cartography: Candice Lin, Sandy de Lissavoy
Prison Remains
Located in New York, NY
A mysterious tablux.
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20th Century American More Folk Art

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Aluminum

  • Prison Remains
  • Prison Remains
  • Prison Remains
  • Prison Remains
H 5 in. W 36860 in. D 36679 in.
Johnny Cash in Front of Folsom Prison Fine Art Print
By J.T. Phillips
Located in Las Vegas, NV
Black and white portrait of Johnny Cash in front of Folsom Prison. Johnny Cash was an American singer-songwriter, guitarist, actor, and author. He is one of the best-selling music a...
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1960s Black and White Photography

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Archival Ink, Archival Paper, C Print, Archival Pigment

Collection of Vintage Prison Weapons and Shivs
Located in Chicago, IL
Collection of vintage prison weapons and shivs.
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Early 20th Century American Folk Art More Folk Art

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Metal

Collection of Vintage Prison Weapons and Shivs
H 9.25 in. W 11.5 in. D 2.5 in.
Box Wood Prisons, Erin Armstrong, Acrylic on Canvas
By Erin Armstrong
Located in Toronto, Ontario
Armstrong's figurative works are juxtapositions of graphic patterns and decisive gestural markings in a variety of media.
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2010s Contemporary Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Acrylic

Johnny Cash, (Flipping the Bird), San Quentin Prison, 1969
By Jim Marshall
Located in Los Angeles, CA
16 X 20 Inches
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Silver Gelatin

The Conversion of the Empress Faustina and Porphryrius, Captain of the Guard, during their Visit to St. Catherine in Prison, his
By Miniature
Located in New York, NY
(147 x 57 mm.) Behind lattice bars Porphyrius and the Empress Faustina kneel in prayer before a tall, seated Saint Catherine, all three appearing to be crowned by a swooping angel a...
Exemplary Prison Art Self-Portrait Painting by Joel Gaines, circa 1970s
By Joel Gaines
Located in Peabody, MA
A significant example of 1970s era social realism entitled "My Cell, My Studio" by former New York State prison inmate Joel Gaines. This intimate and highly detailed scene of Gaines'...
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Vintage 1970s American Outsider Art Paintings

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Acrylic, Canvas

CARCELES (Prison)
By Arturo Garcia Bustos
Located in Santa Monica, CA
ARTURO GARCIA BUSTOS (Mexican b. 1926- ) CARCELES (Prisons) c. 1955 Linocut, signed, titled in pencil and no. 1/100. A label in Spanish on verso ...
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1950s Realist Figurative Prints

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Linocut

S. Agata in prison Visited by S. Pietro
Located in Milan, IT
Oil painting on canvas. The theme of the suggestive scene is the central moment in the life of St. Agatha, a young martyr patroness of Catania who, according to legend, converted to ...
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17th Century Other Art Style Figurative Paintings

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Oil

Prison Wood Carved Folk Art Plaque "Little Olympics San Quentin", 1942
Located in Wiscasset, ME
Carved by an inmate to commemorate the 1942 "Little Olympics" at San Quentin prison. The artist and inmate's name are inscribed on the back of the plaque. The inscription at the bott...
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Vintage 1940s American Folk Art Sculptures and Carvings

Confiscated Prison Shanks Shivs Presented in a Shadowbox
Located in Wiscasset, ME
These were from a retired guard who worked at a Mississippi prison.
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Vintage 1970s American Folk Art Decorative Art

Artistically Arranged Grouping of Prison Shivs/Shanks in Shadow Box
Located in Wiscasset, ME
Part of collection from prison guard that were confiscated over years of employment.
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Vintage 1980s American Folk Art More Folk Art

Mid-20th Century Prison of War Straw Box
Located in London, GB
Mid-20th century prison of war straw box. A fine example of a mid-20th Century prisoner of war straw box, covered in floral design and a lion figure sat over a bone identity plaqu...
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Mid-20th Century British Folk Art More Folk Art

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Straw, Pine

Original Painting by Purvis Young Entitled “A Prison Beneath The Stars”
By Purvis Young
Located in Gallatin, TN
Original Signed Purvis Young (Miami, Florida 1943 / 2010) painting on found paper Work is Titled by Purvis Young: “A Prison Beneath The Stars” Painting is Hand Signed by Purvis You...
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20th Century Figurative Paintings

Materials

Paint, Paper

Very Rare Collection of Prison Made Weapons Artfully Arranged in a Shadow Box
Located in Wiscasset, ME
Featuring: (4) zip guns (1) shiv (1) lead weighted baton Original photograph of NY State prison guard and his original license to carry from 1962 Measures 14" x 18 1/2"
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Vintage 1950s American Folk Art More Folk Art

Original Painting by Purvis Young Entitled “A Prison Beneath The Stars”
By Purvis Young
Located in Gallatin, TN
Original Signed Purvis Young (Miami, Florida 1943 / 2010) painting on found paper Work is Titled by Purvis Young: “A Prison Beneath The Stars” Painting is Hand Signed by Purvis You...
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20th Century Figurative Paintings

Materials

Paint, Paper

Prosper BARBOT (1798 -1877) View of the Melun prison, Oil painting
By Prosper Barbot
Located in Paris, FR
Prosper BARBOT (Nantes, 1798 - Chambellay, 1877) View of the Melun prison Oil on paper mounted on canvas 20 cm x 30 cm Annotated on the back "Corot In a period frame (small loss ...
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1860s Romantic Landscape Paintings

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Oil

Lithograph Entitled “Libby Prison"-The Only Picture In Existence by J.L. Barlow
Located in Gallatin, TN
This lithograph is entitled “Libby Prison – The Only Picture in Existence” by J.L. Barlow circa 1882 Published by Mountcastle, Richmond, Virginia The print depicts Libby Prison “A...
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20th Century Photorealist Landscape Prints

Materials

Lithograph

Toy Prison
By James Rosenquist
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: James Rosenquist, American (1933 - ) Title: Toy Prison Year: 1972 Medium: Silkscreen, signed and numbered in pencil Edition: 150 Size: 22 x 30 in. (55.88 x 76.2 cm) Frame: 26...
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1970s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Prints

Materials

Screen

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Find the exact piece of prison art you’re shopping for in the variety available on 1stDibs. There are many Contemporary, Modern and Photorealist versions of these works for sale. If you’re looking for an item from our selection of prison art from a specific time period, our collection is diverse and broad-ranging, and you’ll find at least one that dates back to the 18th Century while another version may have been produced as recently as the 21st Century. On 1stDibs, the right choice in our collection of prison art is waiting for you and the choices span a range of colors that includes black, gray, beige and blue. There have been many interesting object in our assortment of prison art examples over the years, but those made by Michal Chelbin, Al Clayton, Jim Marshall, Purvis Young and Arturo Garcia Bustos are often thought to be among the most thought-provoking. 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 archival pigment print, pigment print and paint can add an especially memorable touch.

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A piece of prison art can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price for items in our inventory is $1,721, while the lowest priced sells for $222 and the highest can go for as much as $47,190.
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  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Prison art is art made by inmates in prison, often as part of a program to develop skills and reintegrate back into society. These art pieces can also help change society’s perception of prisoners. Shop a range of prison art pieces from top sellers on 1stDibs.