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Brigitte Bardot Spain (co-signed)
By Terry O'Neill
Located in New York, NY
Brigitte Bardot, Spain 1971 (printed later) silver gelatin print 34 x 24 inches co-signed and edition number 50/50 French actress Brigitte Bardot on the set of 'Les Petroleuses' a....
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1970s Modern Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Martha Graham dancer Tim Wengard, signed exhibition print
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
Martha Graham dancer Tim Wengard, photographed in 1979. This is a vintage gelatin silver print, selenium toned, made by hand by master photographer Jack Mitchell and signed both on t...
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1970s Pop Art Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

NYCB Dancer/Choreographer Edward Villella, signed exhibition print
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
NYCB Dancer/Choreographer Edward Villella leaping, photographed in 1960. This is a vintage gelatin silver print 11x14", selenium toned, made by hand by master photographer Jack Mitch...
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1960s Pop Art Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Prima Ballerina & Choreographer Natalia Makarova, signed exhibition print
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
Soviet-Russian-born prima ballerina and choreographer Natalia Makarova, photographed in 1975. This is a vintage gelatin silver print 11x14", selenium toned, made by hand by master ph...
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1970s Pop Art Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Dancer/Choreographer José Limón performing 'Macbeth', signed exhibition print
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
Dancer/Choreographer José Limón performing his 'Macbeth', photographed in 1960. This is a vintage gelatin silver print, selenium toned, made by hand by master photographer Jack Mitch...
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1960s Pop Art Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Italian 'Seven Beauties' actor Giancarlo Giannini, signed exhibition print
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
Italian 'Seven Beauties' actor Giancarlo Giannini 'After Dark' magazine cover shoot, photographed in 1976. This is a vintage gelatin silver print, selenium toned, made by hand by ma...
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1970s Pop Art Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Robert Kovak & Chris Komar performing Merce Cunningham's 'Summerspace', signed
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
Robert Kovak and Chris Komar performing Merce Cunningham's 'Summerspace' costumes and backdrop by artist Robert Rauschenberg, photographed in 1975. This is a vintage gelatin silver p...
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1980s Pop Art Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Paul Taylor & Bettie de Jong performing 'Scudorama', signed exhibition print
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
Paul Taylor and Bettie de Jong performing "Scudorama", photographed in 1963. This is a vintage gelatin silver print, selenium toned, made by hand by master photographer Jack Mitchell...
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1960s Pop Art Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Barton Mumaw performing 'Fetish' at Jacob's Pillow, signed exhibition print
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
Dancer/Choreographer Barton Mumaw performing 'Fetish' at Jacob's Pillow Massachusetts, where Jack photographed at the invitation of founder Ted Shawn. Photographed in 1957. This is a...
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1950s Pop Art Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Dancer/Choreographer José Limón costumed for 'Legend', signed exhibition print
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
Dancer/Choreographer José Limón performing his 'Legend' in silver face makeup, photographed in 1969. This is a vintage gelatin silver print, selenium toned, made by hand by master ph...
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1960s Pop Art Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Paul Taylor Dance Company performing 'Last Look', signed exhibition print
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
Paul Taylor Dance Company performing 'Last Look' one the great examples of how Jack Mitchell choreographed dancers for the camera, photographed in 1985. This is a vintage gelatin sil...
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1980s Pop Art Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Scottish dancer & choreographer Michael Clark (age 23), signed exhibition print
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
Scottish dancer and choreographer Michael Clark (age 23), photographed in 1986. This is a vintage gelatin silver print, selenium toned, made by hand by master photographer Jack Mitch...
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1980s Pop Art Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Academy Award-winning actor & director Warren Beatty, signed exhibition print
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
Academy Award-winning actor & director Warren Beatty, photographed in 1978. This is a vintage gelatin silver print, selenium toned, made by hand by master photographer Jack Mitchell ...
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1970s Pop Art Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Argentinian dancers Julio Bocca & Eleonora Cassano nude, signed exhibition print
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
Argentinian dancers Julio Bocca and Eleonora Cassano nude study taken during a session for Playboy magazine, photographed in 1993. This is a vintage gelatin silver print, selenium to...
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1990s Pop Art Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Young actor & musician Kevin Bacon (age 21), signed exhibition print
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
Actor and musician Kevin Bacon (age 21), photographed in 1980. This is a vintage gelatin silver print, selenium toned, made by hand by master photographer Jack Mitchell and signed bo...
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1980s Pop Art Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Female Nude from Numbered Nudes Series multiple exposure signed exhibition print
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
5040 1 2 1991 2/20. This is a vintage gelatin silver print, selenium toned, made by hand by master photographer Jack Mitchell and signed both on the recto and verso. Chosen by the p...
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1990s Pop Art Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Male Nude from Numbered Nudes Series, multiple exposure signed exhibition print
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
4615 2 28 1986 1/20. This is a vintage gelatin silver print, selenium toned, made by hand by master photographer Jack Mitchell and signed both on the recto and verso. Chosen by the ...
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1980s Pop Art Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Male Nude from Numbered Nudes Series, multiple exposure signed exhibition print
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
4625 2 10 1986 1/20. This is a vintage gelatin silver print, selenium toned, made by hand by master photographer Jack Mitchell and signed both on the recto and verso. Chosen by the p...
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1980s Pop Art Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Male Nude from Numbered Nudes Series, multiple exposure signed exhibition print
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
5051 6 6 1991 1/20. This is a vintage gelatin silver print, selenium toned, made by hand by master photographer Jack Mitchell and signed both on the recto and verso. Chosen by the p...
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1990s Pop Art Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Royal Winnipeg Ballet performing 'Le Sac du Printemps', signed exhibition print
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
Royal Winnipeg Ballet performing 'Le Sac du Printemps', photographed in 1977. This is a vintage gelatin silver print, selenium toned, made by hand by master photographer Jack Mitchel...
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1970s Pop Art Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Warhol Superstar & Model Jane Forth 'After Dark' Cover, Signed Exhibition Print
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
Warhol Superstar 'Trash' star, and model Jane Forth, 'After Dark' nude cover shot for the April 1970 issue, photographed in 1970. This is a vintage gelatin silver print, selenium ton...
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1970s Pop Art Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Female Nude from Numbered Nudes Series multiple exposure signed exhibition print
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
4671 3 4 1987 1/20. This is a vintage gelatin silver print, selenium toned, made by hand by master photographer Jack Mitchell and signed both on the recto and verso. Chosen by the p...
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1980s Pop Art Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Male Nude from Numbered Nudes Series, multiple exposure signed exhibition print
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
5203 4 41 1995 1/20. This is a vintage gelatin silver print, selenium toned, made by hand by master photographer Jack Mitchell and signed both on the recto and verso. Chosen by the ...
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1990s Pop Art Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Musician & composer Ravi Shankar performing at St. John, signed exhibition print
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
Musician & composer Ravi Shankar performing at The Cathedral of Saint John the Divine in NYC, photographed in 1976. This is a vintage gelatin silver print, selenium toned, made by ha...
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1970s Pop Art Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Martha Graham dancer Donlin Foreman in 'Phaedra's Dream' signed exhibition print
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
Martha Graham dancer Donlin Foreman in 'Phaedra's Dream', photographed in 1981. This is a vintage gelatin silver print, selenium toned, made by hand by master photographer Jack Mitch...
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1980s Pop Art Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Female Nude from Numbered Nudes Series multiple exposure signed exhibition print
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
4671 1/8 1987 1/20. This is a vintage gelatin silver print, selenium toned, made by hand by master photographer Jack Mitchell and signed both on the recto and verso. Chosen by the p...
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1980s Pop Art Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Martha Graham dancer Peggy Lyman in 'Phaedra's Dream' signed exhibition print
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
Martha Graham dancer Peggy Lyman in 'Phaedra's Dream', photographed in 1982. This is a vintage gelatin silver print, selenium toned, made by hand by master photographer Jack Mitchell...
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1980s Pop Art Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Female Nude from Numbered Nudes Series multiple exposure signed exhibition print
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
5040 2 11 1991 1/20. This is a vintage gelatin silver print, selenium toned, made by hand by master photographer Jack Mitchell and signed both on the recto and verso. Chosen by the ...
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1990s Pop Art Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Female Nude from Numbered Nudes Series multiple exposure signed exhibition print
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
5040 4 12 1991 1/20. This is a vintage gelatin silver print, selenium toned, made by hand by master photographer Jack Mitchell and signed both on the recto and verso. Chosen by the...
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1990s Pop Art Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Pilobolus Dance Company, 'Return to Maria la Baja', signed exhibition print
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
Pilobolus Dance Company, 'Return to Maria la Baja', photographed in 1985. This is a vintage gelatin silver print, selenium toned, made by hand by master photographer Jack Mitchell an...
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1980s Pop Art Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Film director Blake Edwards with his wife Julie Andrews, signed exhibition print
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
Film director Blake Edwards with his wife Julie Andrews, 1986. This is a vintage gelatin silver print, selenium toned, made by hand by master photographer Jack Mitchell and signed bo...
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1980s Pop Art Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Comedian Robin Williams crying like his baby son Zachary signed exhibition print
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
Comedian Robin Williams cries like his new baby son Zachary for Jack Mitchell's camera, photographed in 1984. This is a vintage gelatin silver print, selenium toned, 11 x 14" made by...
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1980s Pop Art Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

James Cunningham Dance Co. nude at Judson Dance Theater, signed exhibition print
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
James Cunningham Dance Company performing nude in animal masks at Judson Dance Theater, photographed in 1971. This is a vintage gelatin silver print, selenium toned, made by hand by ...
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1980s Pop Art Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Musician/Composer Philip Glass iconic studio portrait, signed exhibition print
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
Musician/Composer Philip Glass, iconic studio portrait, 1984. This is a vintage gelatin silver print, selenium toned, made by hand by master photographer Jack Mitchell and signed bot...
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1980s Pop Art Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Andy Warhol & his beloved dachshund Archie, signed by Jack Mitchell
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
11 x 14" vintage silver gelatin photograph of Andy Warhol & Archie his beloved dachshund, 1973. Signed by Jack Mitchell on the print verso in pencil and numbered 20 of an edition of ...
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1970s Pop Art Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

16 x 20" dancer Christine Klepal performing 'Scherezade', signed by Mitchell
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
16 x 20" vintage silver gelatin photograph of dancer Christine Klepal performing "Scherezade" in 1983 numbered 14/25. It is signed by Jack Mitchell on the recto and in pencil on the ...
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1980s Pop Art Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

16 x 20" prima ballerina Alessandra Ferri as "Giselle", signed by Jack Mitchell
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
16 x 20" vintage silver gelatin photograph of American Ballet Theatre prima ballerina Alessandra Ferri as "Giselle", 1987. It is signed by Jack Mitchell on the recto and in pencil on...
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1980s Pop Art Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

George Balanchine rehearses Edward Villella in Swan Lake signed by Jack Mitchell
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
11 x 14" vintage silver gelatin photograph of choreographer and ballet master George Balanchine rehearsing Edward Villella in 'Swan Lake' in 1964. Signed by Jack Mitchell on the prin...
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1960s Pop Art Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Drugs, New York - Contemporary Typography Sign Pop Art Color Photography
By Richard Heeps
Located in Cambridge, GB
This artwork is part of Richard's portfolio of street photography he is building up which depict the colour, fabric and structure of cities with distinct style. As New York changes i...
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2010s Contemporary Color Photography

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Photographic Paper, C Print, Color, Silver Gelatin

Space, Ibiza, the Balearic Islands - Contemporary Colour Sign Photography
By Richard Heeps
Located in Cambridge, GB
Space, Ibiza, The Balearic Islands. The neon sign of the iconic Ibiza superclub Space, photographed during its final year of existence. The neon lights of bold graphic typography pop...
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2010s Contemporary Color Photography

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Photographic Paper, C Print, Color, Silver Gelatin

"Man of Steel" Tony Zale Coaches CYO Youth, 1950, Signed, Black & White Photo
By Art Shay
Located in Chicago, IL
Two-Time World Middleweight champion Tony Zale was know as the Man of Steel. He left the ring in 1948 and is shown here coaching youth in Chicago. The photo is signed on the back a...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

After Blossfeldt #1, Vintage Silver Gelatin Signed Photograph
By Jo Ann Callis
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Jo Ann Callis (American, b. 1940) After Blossfeldt, 1988; Gelatin silver print; Signed, dated and numbered A/P 1; 13 5/8" x 10 7/8" Jo Ann Callis (born Cincinnati, Ohio 1940) is an ...
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20th Century Surrealist Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Vintage Silver Gelatin Signed Photograph Pinhole Photo
By Jo Ann Callis
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Jo Ann Callis (American, b. 1940); Gelatin silver print; Signed, dated and numbered 3/10 Jo Ann Callis (born Cincinnati, Ohio 1940) is an American artist who works with photography ...
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20th Century Surrealist Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Paul Maurer Vintage Silver Gelatin Signed Photograph
By Paul Maurer (b.1951)
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Pyramids in Egypt. a photo of a pyramid in a desert landscape. (from an email by the artist) This one is one of a series taken in 1984, in Egypt. They are numbered in series of 7. T...
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20th Century Black and White Photography

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Photographic Paper

Burt Lancaster, Vintage 1973 Silver Gelatin Signed Photograph
By Fred McDarrah
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Genre: Photographic Subject: Hollywood actor Medium: Photograph, Gelatin Silver Print Surface: Photographic Paper Country: United States Fred W. McDarrah, 1926-2007 Veteran Village...
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1970s American Realist Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

John Cage, 1977, Vintage Silver Gelatin Signed Photograph
By Fred McDarrah
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Genre: Photographic Subject: Music Medium: Photograph, Gelatin Silver Print Surface: Photographic Paper Country: United States Dimensions: 10" x 8" Dimensions w/Frame: 14.75" x 11.75...
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1970s American Realist Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Vintage Silver Gelatin Signed Photograph Edward Steichen, MoMA Photo
By Fred McDarrah
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Edward Steichen, John Durniak, Monroe Wheeler and Edward D. Museum of modern art on Feb 10, 1962 Photographer Fred McDarrah Over a 50-year span, McDarrah documented the rise of the...
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1960s American Modern Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Vintage Print Silver Gelatin Signed Photograph Louise Nevelson Sculpture
By Fred McDarrah
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
signed in ink and with photographer stamp verso and hand written title. Louise Nevelson (September 23, 1899 – April 17, 1988) was an American sculptor known for her monumental, mono...
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1970s American Modern Black and White Photography

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Black and White, Silver Gelatin

Vintage Print Silver Gelatin Signed Photograph Don King Boxing Promoter
By Fred McDarrah
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Signed in ink and with photographer stamp verso and hand written title. Donald King (born August 20, 1931) is an American boxing promoter known for his involvement in historic boxin...
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1990s American Modern Black and White Photography

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Black and White, Silver Gelatin

Vintage Print Silver Gelatin Signed Photo President Richard Nixon Innaugural
By Fred McDarrah
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Photograph signed in ink and with photographer stamp verso and hand written title. Richard Milhous Nixon (January 9, 1913 – April 22, 1994) was the 37th president of the United Stat...
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1990s American Modern Black and White Photography

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Black and White, Silver Gelatin

Vintage Print Silver Gelatin Signed Photograph Brazilian Actress Sonia Braga
By Fred McDarrah
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
signed in ink and with photographer stamp verso and hand written title. Sonia Braga Sônia Maria Campos Braga is a Brazilian-American actress. She is known in the English-speaking wo...
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1970s American Modern Black and White Photography

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Black and White, Silver Gelatin

Vintage Print Silver Gelatin Signed Photograph President Bill Clinton Portrait
By Fred McDarrah
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
signed in ink and with photographer stamp verso and hand written title. William Jefferson Clinton (born William Jefferson Blythe III; August 19, 1946) is an American politician who ...
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1990s American Modern Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin, Black and White

Vintage Print Silver Gelatin Signed Photograph Jack Kerouac Street Sign Photo
By Fred McDarrah
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
signed in ink and with photographer stamp verso and hand written title.. Jack Kerouac, He called himself Jean-Louis Lebris de Kérouac); 1922 – 1969 was an American novelist and poet ...
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Mid-20th Century American Modern Black and White Photography

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Black and White, Silver Gelatin

'Naughty But Nice' *HUGE* 60 x 40" Silver Gelatin (Signed Limited Edition)
By Christopher Simon Sykes
Located in London, GB
'Naughty But Nice' by Christopher Simon Sykes The impossibly cool, Keith Richards during the Rolling Stones' 1975 Tour of the Americas. The fashion and cool of the period is e...
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1970s Modern Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Vintage Silver Gelatin Signed Print Old Jew in Jerusalem Pious Craftsman
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Rare vintage signed and dated silver gelatin black & white framed photograph. This photo is signed but I cannot make out the signature. It is from the aftermath of the six day war. ...
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1960s Realist Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Vintage Silver Gelatin Signed Photograph Samuel Gottscho Garden Flowers Photo NY
By Samuel Gottscho
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Vintage hand signed and stamp signed with the photographers stamp and numbered photo of trilliums. Samuel Herman Gottscho (February 8, 1875 - January 28, 1971) was an American archit...
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Mid-20th Century American Modern Landscape Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Vintage Silver Gelatin Signed Photograph Samuel Gottscho Garden Flowers Photo NY
By Samuel Gottscho
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Vintage hand signed and stamp signed with the photographer's stamp and numbered photo of starflower. Samuel Herman Gottscho (February 8, 1875 - January 28, 1971) was an American arch...
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Mid-20th Century American Modern Landscape Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Vintage Print Silver Gelatin Signed Photograph Friedl Dzubas New York Artist
By Fred McDarrah
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
This is a photo of Friedl Dzubas (Abstract Expressionist) at Castelli Gallery, signed in ink and with photographer stamp verso and hand written title.. Over a 50-year span, McDarra...
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1950s American Modern Black and White Photography

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Black and White, Silver Gelatin

Vintage Print Silver Gelatin Signed Photograph Sidney Janis, Conrad Janis, NYC
By Fred McDarrah
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
signed in ink and with photographer stamp verso and hand written title. Sidney Janis (July 8, 1896 – November 23, 1989) was a wealthy clothing manufacturer and art collector who ope...
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1960s American Modern Black and White Photography

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Black and White, Silver Gelatin

Vintage Print Silver Gelatin Signed Photograph Robert Smithson Land Art Artist
By Fred McDarrah
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Robert Smithson (January 2, 1938 – July 20, 1973) was an American artist who used photography in relation to sculpture and land art. signed in ink and with photographer stamp verso a...
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1960s American Modern Black and White Photography

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Black and White, Silver Gelatin

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Silver Gelatin Signed For Sale on 1stDibs

On 1stDibs, you can find the most appropriate silver gelatin signed for your needs in our varied inventory. There are many Pop Art, Modern and Photorealist versions of these works for sale. Finding the perfect silver gelatin signed may mean sifting through those created during different time periods — you can find an early version that dates to the 18th Century and a newer variation that were made as recently as the 21st Century. Adding a silver gelatin signed 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, silver, blue and more. A silver gelatin signed from Jack Mitchell, Terry O'Neill, Fred McDarrah, Ana Maria Cortesão and Richard Heeps — each of whom created distinctive versions of this kind of work — is worth considering. 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 silver gelatin print, paper and photographic paper can add an especially memorable touch. A large silver gelatin signed can be an attractive addition to some spaces, while smaller examples are available — approximately spanning 3.5 high and 3.5 wide — and may be better suited to a more modest living area.

How Much is a Silver Gelatin Signed?

The average selling price for a silver gelatin signed we offer is $1,800, while they’re typically $213 on the low end and $90,000 for the highest priced.

Finding the Right Black and White Photography for You

There’s a lot to love about black and white photography.

The unique and timeless quality of a black and white photograph accentuates any room. Some might argue that we’re naturally drawn to color photography because it’s the world we know best. This is a shared belief, particularly in the era of camera-phone photography, editing apps and the frenetic immediacy of sharing photos on social media. But when we look at black and white photography, we experience deep, rich shadows and tonal properties in a way that transfixes us. Composition and textures are crisp and engaging. We’re immediately drawn to the subjects of vintage street photography and continue to feel the emotional impact of decades-old photojournalism. The silhouettes of mountains in black and white landscape photography are particularly pronounced, while portrait photography and the skylines of urban cityscapes come to life in monochrome prints.

When decorating with fine photography, keep in mind that some color photographs may not be suitable for every space. However, you can be more daring with black and white photos. The gray tones are classic, sophisticated and generally introduce elegance to any corner of your home, which renders black and white prints amazingly versatile.

Black and white photography adapts to its surroundings like a chameleon might. A single large-scale black and white photograph above the sofa in your living room is going to work with any furniture style, and as some homeowners and designers today are working to introduce more muted tones and neutral palettes to dining rooms and bedrooms, the integration of black and white photography — a hallmark of minimalist decor — is a particularly natural choice for such a setting.

Another advantage to bringing black and white photography into your home is that you can style walls and add depth and character without worrying about disrupting an existing color scheme. Black and white photographs actually harmonize well with accent colors such as yellow, red and green. Your provocative Memphis Group lighting and bold Pierre Paulin seating will pair nicely with the black and white fine nude photography you’ve curated over the years.

Black and white photography also complements a variety of other art. Black and white photos pair well with drawings and etchings in monochromatic hues. They can also form part of specific color schemes. For example, you can place black and white prints in colored picture frames for a pop of color. And while there are no hard and fast rules, it’s best to keep black and white prints separate from color photographs. Color prints stand out in a room more than black and white prints do. Pairing them may detract attention from your black and white photography. Instead, dedicate separate walls or spaces to each.

Once you’ve selected the photography that best fits your space, you’ll need to decide how to hang the images. If you want to hang multiple photos, it’s essential to know how to arrange wall art. A proper arrangement can significantly enhance a living space.

On 1stDibs, explore a vast collection of compelling black and white photography by artists such as Mark Shaw, Jack Mitchell (a photographer you should know), Berenice Abbott and David Yarrow.

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Kali Is an Art World Sensation, 40 Years after She Hid Her Work Away

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John Dolan’s Photographs Capture the Art and Soul of a Wedding Day

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Jonathan Becker Reflects on His Decades of Photographing A-Listers for ‘Vanity Fair’

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Photographer to Know:  Jack Mitchell

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