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Sebastião Salgado, Gold
Located in Los Angeles, CA
stuff of legend, kept alive by a few happy memories, many pained regrets—and Sebastião Salgado
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Late 20th Century Books

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Other

Sebastião Salgado, Gold
Sebastião Salgado, Gold
H 16.1 in W 17.7 in D 2.5 in
Gold Mine, Serra Pelada, State of Para, Brazil
By Sebastião Salgado
Located in Tulsa, OK
Sebastião Salgado Gold Mine, Serra Pelada, State of Para, Brazil, 1986 Signed and dated in pencil
Category

Late 20th Century Black and White Photography

Materials

Silver Gelatin

Gold Mine, Serra Pelada, State of Para, Brazil
By Sebastião Salgado
Located in Tulsa, OK
Sebastião Salgado Gold Mine, Serra Pelada, State of Para, Brazil, 1986 Signed and dated in pencil
Category

Late 20th Century Black and White Photography

Materials

Silver Gelatin

Serra Pelada Gold Mine, Brazil
By Sebastião Salgado
Located in Santa Monica, CA
signed, titled and dated by artist in pencil on verso
Category

20th Century Photography

Materials

Silver Gelatin

Gold Mine, Serra Pelada, Brazil [figure eight]
By Sebastião Salgado
Located in Santa Monica, CA
signed, titled and dated by artist in pencil on verso
Category

Late 20th Century Photography

Materials

Silver Gelatin

Amazônia. SUMO
By Sebastião Salgado
Located in Toronto, ON
Endangered Paradise Sebastião Salgado on the traces of the indigenous peoples of the Amazon
Category

Late 20th Century More Art

Materials

Other Medium

Platinum Palladium print over Gold, Limited Edition, Figurative - Elsa Poppin
By Ian Sanderson
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
past as Irvin Penn, Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Robert Mapplethorpe, Sebastiao Salgado o Ormond Gigli with
Category

1990s Contemporary Figurative Photography

Materials

Gold, Platinum, Gold Leaf

Platinum Palladium print over pure Gold leaf, Limited Edition, Nude - Franci ..
By Ian Sanderson
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
, Sebastiao Salgado o Ormond Gigli with its Platinum with gold leaf print 'Girls in the Windows'. ISP
Category

1980s Modern Black and White Photography

Materials

Platinum, Gold, Gold Leaf

Platinum Palladium print over Gold leaf Limited Edition sensual photo- Nathalie
By Ian Sanderson
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Penn, Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Robert Mapplethorpe, Sebastiao Salgado o Ormond Gigli with its Platinum
Category

1980s Contemporary Figurative Photography

Materials

Platinum, Gold, Gold Leaf

Platinum Palladium print over Gold leaf, Limited Edition Figurative photo - Nude
By Ian Sanderson
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Penn, Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Robert Mapplethorpe, Sebastiao Salgado o Ormond Gigli with its Platinum
Category

1980s Modern Figurative Photography

Materials

Platinum, Gold, Gold Leaf

Brighton 27 - Platinum Palladium print over silver leafs, Limited edition photo
By Ian Sanderson
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Alvarez Bravo, Robert Mapplethorpe, Sebastiao Salgado o Ormond Gigli with its Platinum with gold leaf
Category

1980s Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

Platinum, Silver

Newcastle - Signed limited edition fine art print, black and white photo, City
By Ian Sanderson
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
worked with it in the past as Irvin Penn, Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Robert Mapplethorpe, Sebastiao Salgado o
Category

1970s Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

Photographic Film, Archival Paper, Photographic Paper, Black and White, ...

Raquel-Signed limited edition nude fine art print, Contemporary black white
By Ian Sanderson
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Mapplethorpe, Sebastiao Salgado o Ormond Gigli with its Platinum with gold leaf print 'Girls in the Windows
Category

1980s Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

Archival Paper, Photographic Film, Archival Pigment, Pigment, Black and ...

Lamu Jazz- Signed limited edition woman portait print, Contemporary black white
By Ian Sanderson
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Mapplethorpe, Sebastiao Salgado o Ormond Gigli with its Platinum with gold leaf print 'Girls in the Windows
Category

1980s Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

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

Cactus -Signed limited edition fine art print, Black white nature photograph
By Ian Sanderson
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Mapplethorpe, Sebastiao Salgado o Ormond Gigli with its Platinum with gold leaf print 'Girls in the Windows
Category

1980s Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

Photographic Film, Archival Paper, Photographic Paper, Black and White, ...

Dragonfly - Signed limited edition nature print, still life colour photo, insect
By Ian Sanderson
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
worked with it in the past as Irvin Penn, Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Robert Mapplethorpe, Sebastiao Salgado o
Category

2010s Contemporary Color Photography

Materials

Archival Paper, Photographic Paper, Color, Giclée, Pigment, Archival Pig...

Limited edition nude art print, Analogue, Sensual Charismatic woman - Heather
By Ian Sanderson
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
, Sebastiao Salgado o Ormond Gigli with its Platinum with gold leaf print 'Girls in the Windows'. ISP
Category

1980s Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

Archival Paper, Photographic Film, Archival Pigment, Pigment, Giclée, Bl...

Signed limited edition still life print, botanical close-up, FlowerHead 1
By Ian Sanderson
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
, Robert Mapplethorpe, Sebastiao Salgado o Ormond Gigli with its Platinum with gold leaf print 'Girls in
Category

1980s Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

Photographic Film, Archival Paper, Photographic Paper, Black and White, ...

Ariane -Signed limited edition semi nude print, Black white photo, Sexy model
By Ian Sanderson
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Penn, Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Robert Mapplethorpe, Sebastiao Salgado o Ormond Gigli with its Platinum
Category

Early 2000s Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

Photographic Film, Archival Paper, Photographic Paper, Black and White, ...

Sophie..- Signed limited edition nude fine art print, Black and white photo
By Ian Sanderson
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Alvarez Bravo, Robert Mapplethorpe, Sebastiao Salgado o Ormond Gigli with its Platinum with gold leaf
Category

1980s Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

Archival Paper, Photographic Film, Archival Pigment, Pigment, Black and ...

Sax - Signed limited edition fine art print, Contemporary, Nude Model in bed
By Ian Sanderson
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
in the past as Irvin Penn, Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Robert Mapplethorpe, Sebastiao Salgado o Ormond
Category

1990s Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

Photographic Paper, Archival Paper, Archival Pigment, Pigment, Giclée, B...

Figurative photo, Portrait limited print, Contemporary print, Black white- Ben 2
By Ian Sanderson
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Penn, Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Robert Mapplethorpe, Sebastiao Salgado o Ormond Gigli with its Platinum
Category

1990s Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

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

Signed limited edition nude print, Black white, Sensual, Contemporary- Swing
By Ian Sanderson
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
past as Irvin Penn, Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Robert Mapplethorpe, Sebastiao Salgado o Ormond Gigli with
Category

Early 2000s Contemporary Figurative Photography

Materials

Archival Paper, Black and White, Archival Pigment, Giclée, Pigment

Still-life Signed contemporary photo, Paris France, Romantic city - Carrousel
By Ian Sanderson
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
with it in the past as Irvin Penn, Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Robert Mapplethorpe, Sebastiao Salgado o
Category

2010s Contemporary Color Photography

Materials

Archival Paper, Photographic Paper, Color, Giclée, Pigment, Archival Pig...

Signed limited edition Landscape photo , Contemporary, Countryside - Woodingdean
By Ian Sanderson
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
with it in the past as Irvin Penn, Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Robert Mapplethorpe, Sebastiao Salgado o
Category

1970s Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

Photographic Film, Archival Paper, Photographic Paper, Black and White, ...

Figurative photo, Nude art print, Contemporary, Black white sensual - Morgane
By Ian Sanderson
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
with it in the past as Irvin Penn, Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Robert Mapplethorpe, Sebastiao Salgado o
Category

1980s Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

Photographic Film, Archival Paper, Photographic Paper, Black and White, ...

Signed limited edition still life print, Black white photo, Contemporary- Diver
By Ian Sanderson
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
with it in the past as Irvin Penn, Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Robert Mapplethorpe, Sebastiao Salgado o
Category

Early 2000s Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

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

Beach Shower- Signed limited edition nude art print, Contemporary photo, Model
By Ian Sanderson
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
with it in the past as Irvin Penn, Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Robert Mapplethorpe, Sebastiao Salgado o
Category

2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

Archival Paper, Black and White, Giclée, Archival Pigment, Pigment, Phot...

Venice- Unique signed limited edition contemporary landscape print, City Italy
By Ian Sanderson
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
worked with it in the past as Irvin Penn, Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Robert Mapplethorpe, Sebastiao Salgado o
Category

Early 2000s Contemporary Color Photography

Materials

Cotton, Mixed Media, Watercolor, Archival Paper, Color

Square limited edition nude art print, Figurative Color photo - Josefa
By Ian Sanderson
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
with it in the past as Irvin Penn, Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Robert Mapplethorpe, Sebastiao Salgado o
Category

1980s Contemporary Color Photography

Materials

Archival Paper, Photographic Paper, Color, Giclée, Pigment, Archival Pig...

Lisa - Signed limited edition model fine art print, Contemporary black and white
By Ian Sanderson
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
, Sebastiao Salgado o Ormond Gigli with its Platinum with gold leaf print 'Girls in the Windows'. ISP
Category

1990s Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

Photographic Film, Archival Paper, Photographic Paper, Black and White, ...

Signed limited edition Landscape, Contemporary, Paris France - Pont d' Arcole
By Ian Sanderson
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
, Sebastiao Salgado o Ormond Gigli with its Platinum with gold leaf print 'Girls in the Windows'. ISP
Category

Early 2000s Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

Black and White, Archival Paper, Giclée, Pigment, Archival Pigment

Rachael 02 - Signed limited edition nude fine art print, Contemporary, Model
By Ian Sanderson
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
with it in the past as Irvin Penn, Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Robert Mapplethorpe, Sebastiao Salgado o
Category

1980s Contemporary Figurative Photography

Materials

Archival Paper, Photographic Film, Photographic Paper, Black and White, ...

Je t'aime - Signed limited edition fine art print, Black white photo, still life
By Ian Sanderson
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
worked with it in the past as Irvin Penn, Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Robert Mapplethorpe, Sebastiao Salgado o
Category

Early 2000s Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

Photographic Paper, Archival Paper, Black and White, Giclée, Pigment, Ar...

Floral print, Analogue Contemporary, Sepia, Nature Still-life - FlowerHead
By Ian Sanderson
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
, Robert Mapplethorpe, Sebastiao Salgado o Ormond Gigli with its Platinum with gold leaf print 'Girls in
Category

1980s Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

Photographic Film, Archival Paper, Photographic Paper, Black and White, ...

Figurative photograph nude fine art print, Contemporary black white - Sandrine
By Ian Sanderson
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
past as Irvin Penn, Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Robert Mapplethorpe, Sebastiao Salgado o Ormond Gigli with
Category

1990s Modern Black and White Photography

Materials

Photographic Film, Archival Paper, Photographic Paper, Black and White, ...

China girl- Intimate signed limited edition sensual fine art print, Contemporary
By Ian Sanderson
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
, Sebastiao Salgado o Ormond Gigli with its Platinum with gold leaf print 'Girls in the Windows'. ISP
Category

1990s Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

Photographic Film, Archival Paper, Photographic Paper, Black and White, ...

Figurative photo, Signed limited edition nude print, Black white, Sensual - Punk
By Ian Sanderson
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
past as Irvin Penn, Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Robert Mapplethorpe, Sebastiao Salgado o Ormond Gigli with
Category

1980s Modern Black and White Photography

Materials

Photographic Paper, Archival Paper, Black and White, Giclée, Archival Pi...

Signed limited edition still life print, Black white, Contemporary - Arum Lilies
By Ian Sanderson
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
with it in the past as Irvin Penn, Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Robert Mapplethorpe, Sebastiao Salgado o
Category

1990s Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

Photographic Film, Archival Paper, Black and White, Pigment, Archival Pi...

Signed limited edition fine art print, Portrait like a Still-life, Apple
By Ian Sanderson
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
past as Irvin Penn, Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Robert Mapplethorpe, Sebastiao Salgado o Ormond Gigli with
Category

1990s Contemporary Color Photography

Materials

Archival Paper, Photographic Paper, Color, Giclée, Pigment, Archival Pig...

Signed limited edition nude fine art print, Woman Model, Intimate - Caroline
By Ian Sanderson
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
, Robert Mapplethorpe, Sebastiao Salgado o Ormond Gigli with its Platinum with gold leaf print 'Girls in
Category

1980s Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

Photographic Film, Archival Paper, Photographic Paper, Black and White, ...

Signed limited edition nude photography, Contemporary black white, Sensual Nadia
By Ian Sanderson
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
worked with it in the past as Irvin Penn, Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Robert Mapplethorpe, Sebastiao Salgado o
Category

1980s Modern Black and White Photography

Materials

Photographic Film, Archival Paper, Photographic Paper, Black and White, ...

Katia-Signed limited edition nude fine art print, Contemporary black white
By Ian Sanderson
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Alvarez Bravo, Robert Mapplethorpe, Sebastiao Salgado o Ormond Gigli with its Platinum with gold leaf
Category

1980s Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

Photographic Film, Archival Paper, Photographic Paper, Black and White, ...

Signed limited edition seascape print, Black white, Oversize sea photo - Embruns
By Ian Sanderson
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Penn, Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Robert Mapplethorpe, Sebastiao Salgado o Ormond Gigli with its Platinum
Category

Early 2000s Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

Archival Ink, Archival Paper, Photographic Paper, Black and White, Giclé...

Signed limited edition nude print, Black white, Square sensual photo - Torso
By Ian Sanderson
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Mapplethorpe, Sebastiao Salgado o Ormond Gigli with its Platinum with gold leaf print 'Girls in the Windows
Category

Early 2000s Modern Nude Photography

Materials

Archival Paper, Photographic Paper, Black and White, Giclée, Pigment, Ar...

Signed limited edition nude photography, Contemporary black white - Sandrine
By Ian Sanderson
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
in the past as Irvin Penn, Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Robert Mapplethorpe, Sebastiao Salgado o Ormond
Category

1990s Modern Black and White Photography

Materials

Photographic Film, Archival Paper, Photographic Paper, Black and White, ...

Signed limited edition nude fine art print, Contemporary black white - Helene
By Ian Sanderson
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
, Robert Mapplethorpe, Sebastiao Salgado o Ormond Gigli with its Platinum with gold leaf print 'Girls in
Category

1980s Modern Nude Photography

Materials

Photographic Film, Archival Paper, Photographic Paper, Black and White, ...

Figurative photo, Black white, Nude Women, Analogue, Sexy model in Car- Sacha..
By Ian Sanderson
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
with it in the past as Irvin Penn, Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Robert Mapplethorpe, Sebastiao Salgado o
Category

1980s Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

Archival Paper, Photographic Film, Photographic Paper, Black and White, ...

Signed limited edition Figurative photo, Black white man, Homoerotic - Mathew 2
By Ian Sanderson
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
with it in the past as Irvin Penn, Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Robert Mapplethorpe, Sebastiao Salgado o
Category

1980s Modern Black and White Photography

Materials

Photographic Film, Archival Paper, Black and White, Giclée, Pigment, Arc...

Sophie.. - Signed limited edition nude fine art print, Black and white, Model
By Ian Sanderson
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
worked with it in the past as Irvin Penn, Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Robert Mapplethorpe, Sebastiao Salgado o
Category

1980s Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

Photographic Film, Archival Paper, Photographic Paper, Black and White, ...

Figurative photo, Signed limited edition contemporary print, Black white-Raquel
By Ian Sanderson
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
past as Irvin Penn, Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Robert Mapplethorpe, Sebastiao Salgado o Ormond Gigli with
Category

1980s Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

Photographic Film, Archival Paper, Photographic Paper, Black and White, ...

Signed limited edition Landscape photo , Contemporary, Countryside - Woodingdean
By Ian Sanderson
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
with it in the past as Irvin Penn, Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Robert Mapplethorpe, Sebastiao Salgado o
Category

1970s Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

Photographic Film, Archival Paper, Photographic Paper, Black and White, ...

Figurative photograph, Nude fine art print, Contemporary, Sensual - Caroline
By Ian Sanderson
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
, Robert Mapplethorpe, Sebastiao Salgado o Ormond Gigli with its Platinum with gold leaf print 'Girls in
Category

1980s Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

Photographic Film, Archival Paper, Photographic Paper, Black and White, ...

Intimate signed Figurative print, Contemporary, Sensual woman - Caroline 2
By Ian Sanderson
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
, Robert Mapplethorpe, Sebastiao Salgado o Ormond Gigli with its Platinum with gold leaf print 'Girls in
Category

Early 2000s Modern Figurative Photography

Materials

Archival Paper, Black and White, Pigment, Archival Pigment

Figurative photography, Fine art nude print, Contemporary - Franci and Rachael
By Ian Sanderson
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
with it in the past as Irvin Penn, Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Robert Mapplethorpe, Sebastiao Salgado o
Category

1980s Modern Figurative Photography

Materials

Photographic Film, Archival Paper, Photographic Paper, Black and White, ...

Floral Signed limited edition still life print, Oversized close-up - FlowerHead
By Ian Sanderson
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Penn, Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Robert Mapplethorpe, Sebastiao Salgado o Ormond Gigli with its Platinum
Category

1980s Modern Black and White Photography

Materials

Photographic Film, Archival Paper, Photographic Paper, Black and White, ...

Silver Gelatin print, Contemporary signed limited edition nude photo, Lisa
By Ian Sanderson
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
, Robert Mapplethorpe, Sebastiao Salgado o Ormond Gigli with its Platinum with gold leaf print 'Girls in
Category

1980s Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

Silver

Diver - Signed limited edition fine art print, Black and white photo, Still life
By Ian Sanderson
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
, Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Robert Mapplethorpe, Sebastiao Salgado o Ormond Gigli with its Platinum with gold
Category

Early 2000s Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

Archival Ink, Archival Paper, Photographic Paper, Black and White, Giclé...

Orchard - Free shipping- Signed limited edition art print, Still life Nature
By Ian Sanderson
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Irvin Penn, Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Robert Mapplethorpe, Sebastiao Salgado o Ormond Gigli with its
Category

1990s Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

Photographic Film, Archival Paper, Black and White, Giclée, Pigment, Arc...

Still-life Floral print, Color nature photo, Black Contemporary - Flower 02
By Ian Sanderson
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
, Sebastiao Salgado o Ormond Gigli with its Platinum with gold leaf print 'Girls in the Windows'. ISP
Category

2010s Contemporary Color Photography

Materials

Photographic Film, Archival Paper, Photographic Paper, Color, Pigment, A...

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Sebastiao Salgado Gold For Sale on 1stDibs

On 1stDibs, you can find the most appropriate piece of sebastiao salgado gold for your needs in our varied inventory. If you’re looking for an item from our selection of sebastiao salgado gold from a specific time period, our collection is diverse and broad-ranging, and you’ll find at least one that dates back to the 20th Century while another version may have been produced as recently as the 21st Century. Adding a choice in our collection of sebastiao salgado gold to a room that is mostly decorated in warm neutral tones can yield a welcome change — find a piece on 1stDibs that incorporates elements of black and more. An object in our assortment of sebastiao salgado gold from Ian Sanderson and Sebastião Salgado — each of whom created distinctive versions of this kind of work — is worth considering. Frequently made by artists working in paper, archival paper and archival pigment print, these artworks are unique and have attracted attention over the years.

How Much is a Sebastiao Salgado Gold?

The average selling price for a piece of sebastiao salgado gold we offer is $4,529, while they’re typically $1,000 on the low end and $22,000 for the highest priced.

Ian Sanderson for sale on 1stDibs

Two 19th-century printing techniques, platinum palladium and gum bichromate, which are best known for their integration of precious materials, complex processes and durability, were nearly lost over time — until recently. In his final years, Scottish photographer Ian Sanderson breathed life back into these forgotten techniques with his black and white photography, nude photography and other works, and he was one of only a handful of artists worldwide to have done so at the time.

Sanderson studied Fine Art at Sunderland University in England but could not afford to pursue postgraduate studies back then. Instead, Sanderson explored photography on his own while working a host of jobs including factory work, a silkscreen printer, and a photographer for the conservation department for the Newcastle Upon Tyne museums. He was able to move to Brighton to complete one year of postgraduate studies in Art Education and become both a lecturer at Northbrook College and a teacher in a closed unit for young criminals.

Seemingly on his way to a stable career, the 1990s had other plans for Sanderson. The UK financial crisis saw Sanderson lose his job and apartment, sending him back to square one. By 1993, he was able to buy a computer and teach himself how to become proficient at a relatively new, revolutionary application — Photoshop. From there, Sanderson secured freelance work with commercial clients including General Motors, Subaru, Alfa Romeo and Coca-Cola. 

In 2009, Sanderson made an important connection when he photographed legendary Tiffany & Co. jewelry designer and philanthropist Elsa Peretti for the Financial Times in London. The pair worked closely together on and off for years. Peretti and her foundation sponsored a large retrospective exhibition in Barcelona focusing on Sanderson’s photography. It was at this show that Sanderson had the opportunity to produce prints by way of the archival techniques he’d revived.

On 1stDibs, find a collection of authentic Ian Sanderson photography.

A Close Look at contemporary Art

Used to refer to a time rather than an aesthetic, Contemporary art generally describes pieces created after 1970 or being made by living artists anywhere in the world. This immediacy means it encompasses art responding to the present moment through diverse subjects, media and themes. Contemporary painting, sculpture, photography, performance, digital art, video and more frequently includes work that is attempting to reshape current ideas about what art can be, from Felix Gonzalez-Torres’s use of candy to memorialize a lover he lost to AIDS-related complications to Jenny Holzer’s ongoing “Truisms,” a Conceptual series that sees provocative messages printed on billboards, T-shirts, benches and other public places that exist outside of formal exhibitions and the conventional “white cube” of galleries.

Contemporary art has been pushing the boundaries of creative expression for years. Its disruption of the traditional concepts of art are often aiming to engage viewers in complex questions about identity, society and culture. In the latter part of the 20th century, contemporary movements included Land art, in which artists like Robert Smithson and Michael Heizer create large-scale, site-specific sculptures, installations and other works in soil and bodies of water; Sound art, with artists such as Christian Marclay and Susan Philipsz centering art on sonic experiences; and New Media art, in which mass media and digital culture inform the work of artists such as Nam June Paik and Rafaël Rozendaal.

The first decades of the 21st century have seen the growth of Contemporary African art, the revival of figurative painting, the emergence of street art and the rise of NFTs, unique digital artworks that are powered by blockchain technology.

Major Contemporary artists practicing now include Ai Weiwei, Cecily Brown, David Hockney, Yayoi Kusama, Jeff Koons, Takashi Murakami and Kara Walker.

Find a collection of Contemporary prints, photography, paintings, sculptures and other art on 1stDibs.

Finding the Right photography for You

Find a broad range of photography on 1stDibs today.

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

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

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

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

Find photographers you may not know in Introspective and The Study — where you’ll read about Berenice Abbott, who positioned herself atop skyscrapers for the perfect shot, or “conceptual artist-adventurer” Charles Lindsay, whose work combines scientific rigor with artistic expression, or Massimo Listri, known for his epic interiors of opulent Old World libraries. Photographer Jeannette Montgomery Barron was given a Kodak camera as a child. Later, she shot on Polaroid film before buying her first 35mm camera in her teens. Barron's stunning portraits of Jean-Michel Basquiat, Warhol and other artists chronicle a crucial chapter of New York’s cultural history.

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