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Pico Garcez 'Black Ship, Bahia Brazil' - Black & White Photograph
By Pico Garcez
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Pico Garcez (b.1963, São Paulo, Brazil) In Love with Photography, Iconography and Painting, exercises his gaze from childhood when he began to play with his first camera. Practicing ...
Category

2010s Realist Landscape Photography

Materials

Cotton, Archival Paper, Inkjet, Archival Pigment

Ship Breaking Yard, Mumbai, India, 2006 - Steve McCurry (Colour Photography)
By Steve McCurry
Located in London, GB
Ship Breaking Yard, Mumbai, India, 2006 - Steve McCurry (Colour Photography) Signed and affixed with photographer's edition label and numbered on reverse Digital c-type print 20 x 24...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Color Photography

Materials

C Print

Ship Breaking Yard, Karachi, Pakistan, 1985 - Steve McCurry (Colour Photography)
By Steve McCurry
Located in London, GB
Ship Breaking Yard, Karachi, Pakistan, 1985 - Steve McCurry (Colour Photography) Signed and numbered on photographer's edition label on reverse Digital C-Type print 20 x 24 inches ...
Category

1980s Color Photography

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C Print

Welder in a Ship Breaking Yard, Mumbai, India-Steve McCurry (Colour Photography)
By Steve McCurry
Located in London, GB
Welder in a Ship Breaking Yard, Mumbai, India-Steve McCurry (Colour Photography) Signed and numbered on photographer's edition label on reverse Digital c-type print, printed 2014 20 ...
Category

1990s Color Photography

Materials

C Print

Steering Ship
By David Drebin
Located in Greenwich, CT
After graduating from Parsons School of Design in New York City in 1996, David Drebin rapidly made a name for himself as an internationally renowned photographer creating images of m...
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21st Century and Contemporary Landscape Photography

Materials

Archival Paper, Photographic Paper, C Print, Color, Digital, Archival Pi...

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H 30 in. W 45 in.
Jumping Ship
By David Drebin
Located in Greenwich, CT
After graduating from Parsons School of Design in New York City in 1996, David Drebin rapidly made a name for himself as an internationally renowned photographer creating images of m...
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21st Century and Contemporary Landscape Photography

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Paper, Archival Paper, Photographic Paper, C Print, Color, Digital, Arch...

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H 30 in. W 45 in.
Steering Ship
By David Drebin
Located in New York City, NY
David Drebin Steering Ship, 2018 30 x 45 inches 76 x 115 cm Edition of 10 48 x 72 inches 120 x 183 cm Edition of 7 Chromogenic Print Framed
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2010s Contemporary Color Photography

Materials

C Print

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H 48 in. W 72 in. D 2.5 in.
Jumping Ship
By David Drebin
Located in Los Angeles, CA
David Drebin Jumping Ship Digital C Print on Paper Signed and numbered by artist Available in the following sizes: 30 x 45 inches, Edition of 10 48 x 72 inches, Edition of 7 Curren...
Category

2010s Contemporary Landscape Photography

Materials

C Print, Digital

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H 30 in. W 45 in.
Ship Rock
By Mitch Dobrowner
Located in Sante Fe, NM
NEW WORK by prominent landscape photographer Mitch Dobrowner. JUST RELEASED, JAN 2018 Dobrowner presents landscapes with sublime complexity – imagery poised between permanence and f...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Landscape Photography

Materials

Archival Pigment

Untitled (Cruise Ship #3)
By Brian Finke
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Untitled (Cruise Ship #3), 2014 20 x 20 in, Edition 1/9, $2000 Signed, numbered, and dated (archival label, verso) C-Type Print Available Sizes & Editions 30 x 30 in, Edition of 4...
Category

2010s Contemporary Color Photography

Materials

C Print

Untitled (Cruise Ship #4)
By Brian Finke
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Untitled (Cruise Ship #4), 2014 20 x 20 in, Edition 1/9, $2000 Signed, numbered, and dated (archival label, verso) C-Type Print Available Sizes & Editions 30 x 30 in, Edition of 4...
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2010s Contemporary Color Photography

Materials

C Print

Untitled (Cruise Ship #7)
By Brian Finke
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Untitled (Cruise Ship #7), 2014 20 x 20 in, Edition 1/9, $2000 Signed, numbered, and dated (archival label, verso) C-Type Print Available Sizes & Editions 30 x 30 in, Edition of 4...
Category

2010s Contemporary Color Photography

Materials

C Print

Untitled (Cruise Ship #2)
By Brian Finke
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Untitled (Cruise Ship #2), 2014 20 x 20 in, Edition 1/9, $2000 Signed, numbered, and dated (archival label, verso) C-Type Print Available Sizes & Editions 30 x 30 in, Edition of 4...
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2010s Contemporary Color Photography

Materials

C Print

Untitled (Cruise Ship #9)
By Brian Finke
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Untitled (Cruise Ship #9), 2014 20 x 20 in, Edition 1/9, $2000 Signed, numbered, and dated (archival label, verso) C-Type Print Available Sizes & Editions 30 x 30 in, Edition of 4...
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2010s Contemporary Color Photography

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C Print

Untitled (Cruise Ship #6)
By Brian Finke
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Untitled (Cruise Ship #6), 2014 20 x 20 in, Edition 1/9, $2000 Signed, numbered, and dated (archival label, verso) C-Type Print Available Sizes & Editions 30 x 30 in, Edition of 4...
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2010s Contemporary Color Photography

Materials

C Print

Untitled (Cruise Ship #8)
By Brian Finke
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Untitled (Cruise Ship #8), 2014 20 x 20 in, Edition 1/9, $2000 Signed, numbered, and dated (archival label, verso) C-Type Print Available Sizes & Editions 30 x 30 in, Edition of 4...
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2010s Contemporary Color Photography

Materials

C Print

Untitled (Cruise Ship #1)
By Brian Finke
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Untitled (Cruise Ship #1), 2014 20 x 20 in, Edition 1/9, $2000 Signed, numbered, and dated (archival label, verso) C-Type Print Available Sizes & Editions 30 x 30 in, Edition of 4...
Category

2010s Contemporary Color Photography

Materials

C Print

Untitled (Cruise Ship #5)
By Brian Finke
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Untitled (Cruise Ship #5), 2014 20 x 20 in, Edition 1/9, $2000 Signed, numbered, and dated (archival label, verso) C-Type Print Available Sizes & Editions 30 x 30 in, Edition of 4...
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2010s Contemporary Color Photography

Materials

C Print

Ship of fools
By Maggie Taylor
Located in Sante Fe, NM
photo-eye Gallery is very excited to share twelve new works from represented artist Maggie Taylor. After completing her prodigious series of illustrations for Lewis Carroll's Through...
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2010s Contemporary Color Photography

Materials

Archival Pigment

Untitled (Cruise Ship #11)
By Brian Finke
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Untitled (Cruise Ship #11), 2014 20 x 20 in, Edition 1/9, $2000 Signed, numbered, and dated (archival label, verso) C-Type Print Available Sizes & Editions 30 x 30 in, Edition of ...
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2010s Contemporary Color Photography

Materials

C Print

Untitled (Cruise Ship #18)
By Brian Finke
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Untitled (Cruise Ship #18), 2014 20 x 20 in, Edition 1/9, $2000 Signed, numbered, and dated (archival label, verso) C-Type Print Available Sizes & Editions 30 x 30 in, Edition of ...
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2010s Contemporary Color Photography

Materials

C Print

Untitled (Cruise Ship #23)
By Brian Finke
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Untitled (Cruise Ship #23), 2014 20 x 20 in, Edition 1/9, $2000 Signed, numbered, and dated (archival label, verso) C-Type Print Available Sizes & Editions 30 x 30 in, Edition of ...
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2010s Contemporary Color Photography

Materials

C Print

Untitled (Cruise Ship #12)
By Brian Finke
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Untitled (Cruise Ship #12), 2014 20 x 20 in, Edition 1/9, $2000 Signed, numbered, and dated (archival label, verso) C-Type Print Available Sizes & Editions 30 x 30 in, Edition of ...
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2010s Contemporary Color Photography

Materials

C Print

Untitled (Cruise Ship #22)
By Brian Finke
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Untitled (Cruise Ship #22), 2014 20 x 20 in, Edition 1/9, $2000 Signed, numbered, and dated (archival label, verso) C-Type Print Available Sizes & Editions 30 x 30 in, Edition of ...
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2010s Contemporary Color Photography

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C Print

Untitled (Cruise Ship #24)
By Brian Finke
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Untitled (Cruise Ship #24), 2014 20 x 20 in, Edition 1/9, $2000 Signed, numbered, and dated (archival label, verso) C-Type Print Available Sizes & Editions 30 x 30 in, Edition of ...
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2010s Contemporary Color Photography

Materials

C Print

Untitled (Cruise Ship #16)
By Brian Finke
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Untitled (Cruise Ship #16), 2014 20 x 20 in, Edition 1/9, $2000 Signed, numbered, and dated (archival label, verso) C-Type Print Available Sizes & Editions 30 x 30 in, Edition of ...
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2010s Contemporary Color Photography

Materials

C Print

Untitled (Cruise Ship #14)
By Brian Finke
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Untitled (Cruise Ship #14), 2014 20 x 20 in, Edition 1/9, $2000 Signed, numbered, and dated (archival label, verso) C-Type Print Available Sizes & Editions 30 x 30 in, Edition of ...
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2010s Contemporary Color Photography

Materials

C Print

Untitled (Cruise Ship #17)
By Brian Finke
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Untitled (Cruise Ship #17), 2014 20 x 20 in, Edition 1/9, $2000 Signed, numbered, and dated (archival label, verso) C-Type Print Available Sizes & Editions 30 x 30 in, Edition of ...
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2010s Contemporary Color Photography

Materials

C Print

Untitled (Cruise Ship #25)
By Brian Finke
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Untitled (Cruise Ship #25), 2014 20 x 20 in, Edition 1/9, $2000 Signed, numbered, and dated (archival label, verso) C-Type Print Available Sizes & Editions 30 x 30 in, Edition of ...
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2010s Contemporary Color Photography

Materials

C Print

Untitled (Cruise Ship #21)
By Brian Finke
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Untitled (Cruise Ship #21), 2014 20 x 20 in, Edition 1/9, $2000 Signed, numbered, and dated (archival label, verso) C-Type Print Available Sizes & Editions 30 x 30 in, Edition of ...
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2010s Contemporary Color Photography

Materials

C Print

Untitled (Cruise Ship #20)
By Brian Finke
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Untitled (Cruise Ship #20), 2014 20 x 20 in, Edition 1/9, $2000 Signed, numbered, and dated (archival label, verso) C-Type Print Available Sizes & Editions 30 x 30 in, Edition of ...
Category

2010s Contemporary Color Photography

Materials

C Print

Untitled (Cruise Ship #13)
By Brian Finke
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Untitled (Cruise Ship #13), 2014 20 x 20 in, Edition 1/9, $2000 Signed, numbered, and dated (archival label, verso) C-Type Print Available Sizes & Editions 30 x 30 in, Edition of ...
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2010s Contemporary Color Photography

Materials

C Print

Untitled (Cruise Ship #10)
By Brian Finke
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Untitled (Cruise Ship #10), 2014 20 x 20 in, Edition 1/9, $2000 Signed, numbered, and dated (archival label, verso) C-Type Print Available Sizes & Editions 30 x 30 in, Edition of ...
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2010s Contemporary Color Photography

Materials

C Print

Untitled (Cruise Ship #19)
By Brian Finke
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Untitled (Cruise Ship #19), 2014 20 x 20 in, Edition 1/9, $2000 Signed, numbered, and dated (archival label, verso) C-Type Print Available Sizes & Editions 30 x 30 in, Edition of ...
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2010s Contemporary Color Photography

Materials

C Print

Untitled (Cruise Ship #15)
By Brian Finke
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Untitled (Cruise Ship #15), 2014 20 x 20 in, Edition 1/9, $2000 Signed, numbered, and dated (archival label, verso) C-Type Print Available Sizes & Editions 30 x 30 in, Edition of ...
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2010s Contemporary Color Photography

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C Print

A Ship of Fools
By Nicholas Kahn & Richard Selesnick
Located in New York, NY
Archival Pigment Print 10 x 10 inches, edition of 5 32 x 32 inches, edition of 5
Ghost Ship, Key West, FL, 2018
By Dinesh Boaz
Located in New York, NY
This is the unframed cost. Please inquire for the framing cost in the three sizes this image comes in. The Robin Rice Gallery is pleased to present At 1000 Feet, a photographic exh...
Category

2010s Contemporary Color Photography

Materials

Dye, Photographic Paper

A Ship Called Dignity
By David Yarrow
Located in Greenwich, CT
Standard Framed 52" x 67" Edition of 4/12 with 3 Artist Proofs Additional size: Large Framed 71" x 97", 2/12 Black and White Photography, 315gsm Hahnemuhle Photo Rag Baryta Paper ...
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2010s Black and White Photography

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Photographic Film, Archival Ink, Archival Paper, Photographic Paper, Dig...

A Ship Called Dignity
By David Yarrow
Located in Greenwich, CT
Large Framed 71" x 94" Edition of 2/12 with 3 Artist Proofs Additional size: Standard Framed 52" x 67", 4/12 Black and White Photography, 315gsm Hahnemuhle Photo Rag Baryta Paper ...
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2010s Black and White Photography

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Photographic Film, Archival Ink, Archival Paper, Photographic Paper, Dig...

Ghost Ship I (Odyssey)
By Brian Buckley
Located in New York, NY
Gelatin silver photogram (Unique) Signed, verso This artwork is offered by ClampArt, located in New York City. Brian Buckley’s work has always centered on analog photographic techn...
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2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

Silver Gelatin

Ghost Ship V (Odyssey)
By Brian Buckley
Located in New York, NY
Gelatin silver photogram (Unique) Signed, verso This artwork is offered by ClampArt, located in New York City. Brian Buckley’s work has always centered on analog photographic techn...
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2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

A Ship Called Dignity
By David Yarrow
Located in Chicago, IL
Archival Pigment Print on 315gsm Hahnemühle Photo Rag Baryta Paper Each is signed, dated and numbered on the front. Edition size: 12 Available sizes: 48 x 63 inches 67 x 90 inche...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Archival Pigment

Girl on Ship Prow
By Steve McCurry
Located in Greenwich, CT
Girl on the Ship's Prow, with a turquoise boat in the background in Burma. Please contact us for additional sizes. Cavalier Galleries Greenwich, Nantucket, New York
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21st Century and Contemporary Photography

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Archival Pigment

Ghost Ship II (Odyssey)
By Brian Buckley
Located in New York, NY
Gelatin silver photogram (Unique) Signed, verso This artwork is offered by ClampArt, located in New York City. Brian Buckley’s work has always centered on analog photographic techn...
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2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

Silver Gelatin

Ghost Ship III (Odyssey)
By Brian Buckley
Located in New York, NY
Gelatin silver photogram (Unique) Signed, verso This artwork is offered by ClampArt, located in New York City. Brian Buckley’s work has always centered on analog photographic techn...
Category

2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

Silver Gelatin

Ghost Ship IV (Odyssey)
By Brian Buckley
Located in New York, NY
Gelatin silver photogram (Unique) Signed, verso This artwork is offered by ClampArt, located in New York City. Brian Buckley’s work has always centered on analog photographic techn...
Category

2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

Silver Gelatin

Geister X / ghost ship - contemporary floating photograph
By Nina Dietzel
Located in Burlingame, CA
Geister or 'Ghost Ship' series from Nina Dietzel. Stunning on own, or paired with other images from the series. Surface mounted to polished plexiglass so that the photograph appears ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Still-life Photography

Materials

Metal

Geister XII / ghost ship - contemporary photograph
By Nina Dietzel
Located in Burlingame, CA
Geister or 'Ghost Ship' series from Nina Dietzel. Stunning on own, or paired with other images from the series. Surface mounted to polished plexiglass so that the photograph appears ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Still-life Photography

Materials

Metal

Diving Boards and Cruise Ship, Nice, Alpes-Maritimes, France
By Michael Kenna
Located in Dallas, TX
Edition of 45 Signed, titled, negative date, print date and numbered. Sepia toned gelatin silver print Michael Kenna's black and white photographs are powerful and alluring. His ima...
Category

1990s Contemporary Landscape Photography

Materials

Silver Gelatin

Billie -Ltd Ed of 12 - can ship framed or rolled
By Markus Klinko
Located in Bridgehampton, NY
Billie Eilish at her best shot by world-renowned photographer. 24x20 or 40x30 available. Ltd Editions. Framing options available as well. About the Artist: Markus Klinko is...
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2010s Contemporary Portrait Photography

Materials

Archival Pigment

Kim - Ltd Ed of 12 - can ship rolled or framed
By Markus Klinko
Located in Bridgehampton, NY
Kim at her best in provocative pose in coffin - shot by world-renowned photographer. 24x20 or 40x30 available. Ltd Editions. Framing options available as well. About the Art...
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2010s Contemporary Portrait Photography

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Archival Pigment

Large Glowing Ship, Pacific Palisades, CA
By Kali
Located in New York, NY
Estate stamped on a separate label of authenticity
Category

Early 2000s Photography

Materials

Archival Pigment

Geister XI / ghost ship - contemporary floating photograph
By Nina Dietzel
Located in Burlingame, CA
Geister or 'Ghost Ship' series from Nina Dietzel. Stunning on own, or paired with other images from the series. Surface mounted to polished plexiglass so that the photograph appears ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Still-life Photography

Materials

Plexiglass, Wood, Photographic Paper, Digital

Dita - Horses 2 - Lt Ed of 12 - can ship rolled or framed
By Markus Klinko
Located in Bridgehampton, NY
Dita at her best shot by world-renowned photographer. 24x20 or 40x30 available. Ltd Editions. Framing options available as well. About the Artist: Markus Klinko is an award...
Category

2010s Contemporary Portrait Photography

Materials

Archival Pigment

Ship Breaking Yard near Karachi, Pakistan
By Steve McCurry
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Signed and numbered
Category

1980s Photography

Materials

Archival Pigment

Lady Gaga - Can ship rolled or framed - Ltd Ed of 12
By Markus Klinko
Located in Bridgehampton, NY
Lady Gaga at her best shot by world-renowned photographer. 24x20 or 40x30 available. Ltd Editions. Framing options available as well. About the Artist: Markus Klinko is an ...
Category

2010s Contemporary Portrait Photography

Materials

Archival Pigment

Paris Hilton - Ltd Ed of 12 - can ship rolled or framed
By Markus Klinko
Located in Bridgehampton, NY
World-renowned photographer. Paris Hilton at her best. 24x20 or 40x30 available. Ltd Editions. Framing options available as well. About the Artist: Markus Klinko is an aw...
Category

2010s Contemporary Portrait Photography

Materials

Archival Pigment

USS Texas - Ship channel at foggy sunrise with San Jacinto monument
By Lou Vest
Located in Houston, TX
"USS Texas" by Houston-based photographer Lou Vest depicts the ship USS Texas at sunrise in the Houston Ship Channel, near the iconic San Jacinto monument. Composed of the ship shrou...
Category

2010s Contemporary Color Photography

Materials

Archival Pigment

Singapore Stamp Collection, Singapore Ship Sequence (8x8) - Pop art color photo
By Heidler & Heeps
Located in Cambridge, GB
From the 2018 Singapore Series, Postcards from afar. This artwork is a limited edition of 10, gloss photographic print, dry-mounted to aluminium, presented in a museum board white w...
Category

2010s Pop Art Color Photography

Materials

Photographic Paper, C Print, Color, Silver Gelatin

Singapore Stamp Collection, Singapore Ship Sequence (8x8) - Pop art color photo
By Heidler & Heeps
Located in Cambridge, GB
From the 2018 Singapore Series, Postcards from afar. This artwork is a limited edition of 25, gloss photographic print. Accompanied by a signed and numbered certificate of authentic...
Category

2010s Pop Art Color Photography

Materials

C Print, Color, Silver Gelatin, Photographic Paper

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Ship Photography For Sale on 1stDibs

Surely you’ll find the exact piece of ship photography you’re seeking on 1stDibs — we’ve got a vast assortment for sale. You can easily find an example made in the Pop Art style, while we also have 13 Pop Art versions to choose from as well. You’re likely to find the perfect item from our selection of ship photography among the distinctive items we have available, which includes versions made as long ago as the 20th Century as well as those made as recently as the 21st Century. Adding a choice in our collection of ship photography 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, gray, blue, purple and more. Finding an appealing object in our assortment of ship photography — no matter the origin — is easy, but Heidler & Heeps, Brian Buckley, Steve McCurry, David Drebin and Nina Dietzel each produced popular versions that are worth a look. Artworks like these — often created in paper, photographic paper and c print — can elevate any room of your home.

How Much is a Ship Photography?

The price for an artwork of this kind can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — a piece of ship photography in our inventory may begin at $415 and can go as high as $12,500, while the average can fetch as much as $2,119.

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