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Faun - Vintage Poster - Picasso Exhibition in Milan 1953
By (after) Pablo Picasso
Located in Roma, IT
Amazing offset print from the exhibition Picasso at the Real Palace, in Milan, in 1953. Edition of 1000 copies. Catalog: Christoph Chwiklitzer, Picasso, Plakate, n° 75, p. 314. G...
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1950s More Prints

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Offset

Basquiat 1982 Rome announcement (vintage Basquiat)
By after Jean-Michel Basquiat
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Basquiat Rome 1982: Rare, highly sought-after original catalog/exhibition card to Basquiat's 1982 Rome show at Galleria Mario Diacono, Italy. Opening to four panels, the extensive re...
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1980s Pop Art Prints and Multiples

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Offset

Salvador Dali - Corrida - Vintage Poster with Etching
By Salvador Dalí­
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
Salvador Dali - Corrida - Vintage Poster with Etching Etching made behind a menu in Restautant Duran as a tribute dinner to Salvador Dali and his wife Gala Dali in figueres Spain, Au...
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1960s Surrealist Animal Prints

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Etching

Basquiat Rome announcement (vintage Basquiat)
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Rare, highly sought-after original catalog/exhibition card to Basquiat's 1982 Rome show at Galleria Mario Diacono, Italy. Opening to four panels, the extensive red engraved text, is ...
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1980s Contemporary More Art

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Offset

Capogrossi Vintage Catalogue - With Hand-Written Dedication by Capogrossi - 1953
By Guiseppe Capogrossi
Located in Roma, IT
Capogrossi is the anastatic reprint edited by Edizioni del Cavallino in 1950, on the occasion of Capogrossi's first exhibition at the Galleria della Cometa in Rome. From the private ...
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1950s Contemporary More Art

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Paper, Offset

Women in Refugee Camp, Jammu, Kashmire, India, Vintage Gelatin Silver Print
By Henri Cartier-Bresson
Located in New york, NY
Women and children are the focus in Refugee Camp, Jammu, Kashmire, India, 1947-1948 by the legendary French photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson. This is a 12" x 8" vintage gelatin sil...
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1940s Black and White Photography

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Photographic Film, Photographic Paper, Silver Gelatin

29 Palms Oasis (29 Palms, CA) - Polaroid, analog, vintage, Contemporary, Color
By Stefanie Schneider
Located in Morongo Valley, CA
29 Palms Oasis (Sidewinder) - 2013 100x120cm, Edition 4/10, analog C-Print, hand-printed by the artist, based on a Polaroid. Certificate and Signature label, artist Inventory No....
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2010s Contemporary Landscape Photography

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Archival Paper, Photographic Paper, C Print, Color, Polaroid

Dream Vacation (Modern Photograph of Vintage 1950's Housewife in Pink Dress)
By Newbold Bohemia
Located in Hudson, NY
digital C-print, edition of 10 30 x 20 inches unframed This contemporary c-print pictures a bird's eye view of a classic 1950's housewife in a beautiful pink dress smoking and talk...
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2010s Contemporary Color Photography

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Archival Ink, C Print

The Perambulator: Surreal, Vintage Style Sepia "Steampunk" Man in Ornate Frame
By Nick Simpson
Located in Hudson, NY
C-type archival print, edition 1 of 3 40 x 30 inches unframed 54 x 43 inches in ornate wood frame with engraved gold detail This antique style figurative photograph was created by L...
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2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Archival Paper, C Print

Blunder of the 13th Light: Vintage Style Sepia "Steampunk" Man in Ornate Frame
By Nick Simpson
Located in Hudson, NY
C-type archival print, edition of 7 12 x 16 inches unframed Pictured here: 26 x 29.5 inches in ornate wood frame with engraved detail Also available: 20 x 24 inch prints for $1800 u...
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2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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C Print, Archival Paper

Vintage Black Flag poster (Pettibon prints)
By Raymond Pettibon
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Raymond Pettibon Rare early Black Flag poster Flea, the Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist once said of Pettibon's Black Flag illustrations and iconic logo: "Before I knew what Black Fl...
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1980s Street Art Prints and Multiples

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Offset

Vintage 1960s Andy Warhol Photo Silkscreen Serigraph Pop Art
By John Brower
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
This is for a Photo Silkscreen Serigraph it is Titled Andy Warhol :Pop Artist American. light creasing to paper outside of image John Brower worked in Chicago as a billboard designe...
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1960s Pop Art Figurative Prints

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Screen

Vintage 1960s Pablo Picasso Photo Silkscreen Serigraph Pop Art
By John Brower
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
This is for a Photo Silkscreen Serigraph it is Titled Pablo Picasso Cubist Spanish. light creasing to paper outside of image John Brower worked in Chicago as a billboard designer fo...
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1960s Pop Art Figurative Prints

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Screen

Vintage Europalia 87 Osterreich Metal Foil Print Offset Lithograph Poster
By Friedensreich Hundertwasser
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Europalia 87 Oesterreich (Austria) by Friedrich Hundertwasser – original vintage poster – offset lithograph with metal foil insets fine art print Copyright by Gruener Janura AG, Gla...
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1980s Neo-Expressionist Figurative Prints

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Offset

Italian Post Modern Pop Art Lithograph Vintage Poster Memphis Galerie Maeght
By Valerio Adami
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Vintage gallery exhibition poster. Navy blue and bold yellow stars with vibrant orange. Surrealist man in hat with scythe or fishing rod. The Galerie Maeght is a gallery of modern ar...
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1980s Pop Art Landscape Prints

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Lithograph, Offset

Canadian Post Modern Pop Art Lithograph Vintage Poster Memphis Galerie Maeght
By Jean-Paul Riopelle
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Vintage gallery exhibition poster. The Galerie Maeght is a gallery of modern art in Paris, France, and Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. The gallery was founded in 1936 in Cannes. The Pa...
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1970s Pop Art Abstract Prints

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Lithograph, Offset

Italian Post Modern Pop Art Lithograph Vintage Poster Memphis Galerie Maeght
By Valerio Adami
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Vintage gallery exhibition poster. Bright vivid red and bold yellow. The Galerie Maeght is a gallery of modern art in Paris, France, and Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. The gallery was...
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1980s Pop Art Landscape Prints

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Offset, Lithograph

Vintage Robert Rauschenberg poster (Rauschenberg prints)
By Robert Rauschenberg
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Robert Rauschenberg, Leo Castelli Gallery 1986 Vintage Robert Rauschenberg exhibition poster published by Castelli Graphics in conjunction with the exhibition, Robert Rauschenberg: T...
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1970s Pop Art Prints and Multiples

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Lithograph

Rainbow Quilt Heart Pop Art Vintage Offset Lithograph Poster Jim Dine, Maeght
By Jim Dine
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Jim Dine, Monotypes et Gravures, Galerie Maeght, Paris, 1983. Vintage Offset Lithograph Poster American contemporary pop art. A colorful heart quilt in a rainbow of colors. Jim Dine...
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1980s Pop Art More Prints

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Lithograph, Offset

Rare original Keith Haring cover art (vintage Keith Haring)
By Keith Haring
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Keith Haring illustrated Nous Tintin 1987, 'Keith Haring in Tintin Land' An artist tribute collection to Tintin featuring double-sided original cover art by Keith Haring. Brilliant c...
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1980s Pop Art Prints and Multiples

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Paper, Offset

Vintage Art Etching Farm with Cow and Farmer, Famed Children's Book Illustrator
By Tibor Gergely
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Medium: etching Surface: paper Country: United States Signed in plate with initial G. Black and white illustration of a landscape with farmhouse (old barn). TIBOR GERGELY Budapes...
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Mid-20th Century American Modern Landscape Prints

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Etching

Vintage Art Etching Farm with Cow and Farmer, Famed Children's Book Illustrator
By Tibor Gergely
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Medium: Etching Surface: paper Country: United States Signed in plate with initial G. Black and white illustration of a landscape with farm, farmer and cow. TIBOR GERGELY Budapes...
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Mid-20th Century American Modern Landscape Prints

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Etching

Keith Haring Future Primeval poster 1990 (vintage Keith Haring)
By Keith Haring
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Keith Haring Future Primeval Exhibition Poster, Queens Museum. New York 1990: Off-set lithograph on thick matte paper. 21 x 36 inches (53 x 92 cm). Very good overall condition with...
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1980s Pop Art Figurative Prints

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Lithograph, Offset

The Wheel (Maeght) - Vintage Lithograph Poster, 1982
Located in Paris, FR
Pierre ALECHINSKY The Wheel (Maeght), 1982 Lithograph and offset Printed signature in the plate On paper 88 x 60 cm (c. 35 x 24 inch) Created for Maeght / Derriere le Miroir in 1982...
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1980s Abstract Abstract Prints

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Lithograph, Offset

Circus - 25 illustrated books - Vintage poster - 1982
By (after) Marc Chagall
Located in Paris, FR
After Marc CHAGALL Circus Offset vintage poster, 1982 On heavy paper 66 x 46 cm / 26 x 18" INFORMATION : Vintage poster for the exhibition "25 livres illustres" at Patrick Cramer Ga...
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1980s Surrealist Figurative Prints

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Offset

Harlequin - Original vintage poster of Picasso Museum - 1966
By (after) Pablo Picasso
Located in Paris, FR
Pablo PICASSO (after) Harlequin Original vintage poster (Offset and direct colors) On thin vellum 76 x 54 cm (c. 30 x 22 in) Edited by Picasso Museum of Barcelona in 1966 Bearing th...
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1960s Realist Portrait Prints

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Offset

Maternity - Original vintage poster of Picasso Museum - 1966
By (after) Pablo Picasso
Located in Paris, FR
Pablo PICASSO (after) Maternity Original vintage poster (Offset and direct colors) On thin vellum 76 x 54 cm (c. 30 x 22 in) Edited by Picasso Museum of Barcelona in 1966 Bearing th...
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1960s Realist Portrait Prints

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Offset

The Wheel (Wagon Lits) - Vintage Lithograph Poster, 1989
Located in Paris, FR
Pierre ALECHINSKY The Wheel (Wagon Lits) Lithograph and offset Printed signature in the plate On heavy paper 90 x 60 cm (c. 36 x 24 inch) Created for the French Railways Company in ...
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1980s Abstract Abstract Prints

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Lithograph, Offset

Spanish Woman : Ms Canals - Original vintage poster of Picasso Museum - 1966
By (after) Pablo Picasso
Located in Paris, FR
Pablo PICASSO (after) Spanish Woman : Ms Canals Original vintage poster (Offset and direct colors) On thin vellum 76 x 54 cm (c. 30 x 22 in) Edited by Picasso Museum of Barcelona in...
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1960s Realist Portrait Prints

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Offset

Basquiat The Offs 1984 (vintage Basquiat poster)
By Jean-Michel Basquiat
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Basquiat The Offs, 1984 (rare vintage promo poster) In 1984, San Francisco new wave band, The Offs, famously commissioned Jean-Michel Basquiat to illustrate the artwork for their fi...
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1980s Pop Art Prints and Multiples

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Offset

Two Birds Flying - Vintage lithograph exhibition poster # Mourlot
By (after) Georges Braque
Located in Paris, FR
Georges Braque (after) Two Birds Flying, 1983 Lithograph (printed in Atelier Mourlot) Printed signature in the plate On heavy paper 89 x 61 cm (c. 36 x 24 inch) Original lithograph ...
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1980s Modern Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

Original poster - Vintage Offset Poster by R.S. Matta
By Sebastian Matta
Located in Roma, IT
Original poster, colored lithograph on paper. Signed on plate on lower margin at the center. Good condition, except for some foxing and stains on the left margin. Roberto Sebastián...
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20th Century Surrealist Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

Vintage Exhibition Poster - "Henri Matisse - Drawings - New-York"
By (after) Henri Matisse
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
Vintage Exhibition Poster - Henri Matisse - Drawings - New-York after Henri MATISSE 1967 75 x 52 cm References : Poster for the 1967 exhibition at Albert LOEB & KRUGIER Gallery in N...
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1960s Modern Figurative Prints

Volterra 1973 - Original Vintage Photolithograph after Shu Takahashi - 1973
By Shu Takahashi
Located in Roma, IT
Impressive and decorative vintage photolithographed poster after a work of Land Art realized by Shu Takahashi in Volterra (Italy) in 1973. Limited edition of 1000 prints, excellent ...
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1970s Contemporary Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

Volterra 1973 - Original Vintage Photolithograph after Shu Takahashi - 1973
By Shu Takahashi
Located in Roma, IT
Impressive and decorative vintage photolithographed poster after a work of Land Art realized by Shu Takahashi in Volterra (Italy) in 1973. Limited edition of 1000 prints, excellent ...
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1970s Contemporary Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

W H Tittel Rastkogelhütte Original Vintage Skiing Climbing Travel Poster Austria
By W.H. Tittel
Located in London, GB
To see our other original vintage travel posters, many of which have skiing subjects, scroll down to "More from this Seller" and below it click on "See all from this seller" - or sen...
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1930s Modern Landscape Prints

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Lithograph

W H Tittel Rastkogelhütte Original Vintage Skiing Climbing Travel Poster Austria
By W.H. Tittel
Located in London, GB
To see our other original vintage travel posters, many of which have skiing subjects, scroll down to "More from this Seller" and below it click on "See all from this seller" - or sen...
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1930s Modern Landscape Prints

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Lithograph

Sol y Dali - Rare Vintage Lithograph Poster - Mourlot 1967 (Field #67-1)
By (after) Salvador Dali
Located in Paris, FR
Salvador Dali Sol y Dali Vintage lithographic poster (Mourlot workshop) Printed signature in the plate Edited in 1967 by Jean Schneider On paper 78 x 54 cm (c. 31 x 22 in) Referenc...
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1960s Surrealist Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

Venice Walk 1983 Vintage David Hockney Exhibition Poster in turquoise teal
By (after) David Hockney
Located in New York, NY
This vintage exhibition poster features a David Hockney photographic collage. Hockney’s keen eye and uncanny ability to capture his subjects’ individuality is evident in this casual...
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1980s Realist Portrait Prints

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Lithograph

Who Has a Better Right to Oppose the War (vintage Vietnam protest poster)
By Richard Avedon
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Richard Avedon, "Who Has a Better Right to Oppose the War?," Vintage original protest poster, 1969 A famous 1969 Richard Avedon illustrated poster against the Vietnam War. Avedon's ...
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1960s Pop Art Prints and Multiples

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Lithograph

Green Bay Packer Bart Starr vs Detroit Lions Roger Brown, 1962 (vintage)
By Art Shay
Located in Chicago, IL
This vintage silver gelatin print from Art Shay shows a football game between the Green Bay Packers and the Detroit Lions. Famed GB quarterback No. 15, Bart Starr is carrying the ba...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

"Home", color photograph, abandoned, metal print, yellows, whites, vintage
By Rebecca Skinner
Located in Boston, MA
Rebecca Skinner’s “Home” is a 18 x 12 inch metal print and is part of her “Transient” series. The color photograph is of a vintage living room with yellows and whites at an abandoned...
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2010s Contemporary Color Photography

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Metal

Keith Haring 1988 announcement card (Vintage Keith Haring)
By (after) Keith Haring
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Keith Haring at Michael Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles, 1988: Rare vintage 1980s Haring announcement card produced during the artist's lifetime. Offset printed gallery announcement. Ap...
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1980s Pop Art More Art

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Offset

Vintage Keith Haring announcement cards: set of 2 (1988 & 1990)
By (after) Keith Haring
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Set of two vintage Keith Haring illustrated announcement cards for the exhibitions: Keith Haring Future Primeval at the Queens Museum, New York, 1990 & Keith Haring at Michael Kohn ...
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1980s Street Art More Art

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Offset

Keith Haring 1984 Paul Maenz catalog (vintage Keith Haring)
By (after) Keith Haring
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Original Keith Haring at Paul Maenz Catalog, 1984. First edition: Rare vintage catalog produced during the artist’s lifetime. This well received 1984 Cologne show marked Haring’s 1s...
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1980s Pop Art More Art

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Offset

"Cold Keys", photograph, vintage, piano, black and white, metal print
By Rebecca Skinner
Located in Boston, MA
Rebecca Skinner’s “Cold Keys” was photographed in an abandoned train repair yard. The 16 x 24 inch black and white metal print is of piano keys with bits of ice keeping it cool. The ...
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2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Metal

Vintage Silver Gelatin Photograph Print Chef Julia Child Photo from Archive
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Julia Child. I believe that is her husband in the photo with her. This is a vintage photo from a newspaper archive. Julia Childs makes cooking cooking fun and easy... side profile ph...
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20th Century American Modern Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Vintage Silver Gelatin Photograph Print Chef Julia Child Photo from Archive
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Jjulia Child draining lasagna noodles. Julia makes lasagna a la Francaise on the french chef. This is a vintage photo from a newspaper archive. Julia Childs makes cooking cooking fun...
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20th Century American Modern Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Vintage Silver Gelatin Photograph Print Chef Julia Child Photo Stamp Signed
By Fred McDarrah
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Julia Childs makes cooking cooking fun and easy... cutting pastry or bread dough. Julia Carolyn Child was an American chef, author, and television personality. She is recognized for ...
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20th Century American Modern Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Vintage Silver Gelatin Photograph Print Chef Julia Child Photo Stamp Signed
By Fred McDarrah
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Julia Childs makes cooking cooking fun and easy... side profile photo black & white portrait. Julia Carolyn Child was an American chef, author, and television personality. She is re...
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20th Century American Modern Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Vintage Silver Gelatin Photograph Print Chef Julia Child Photo Stamp Signed
By Fred McDarrah
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Julia Childs makes cooking cooking fun and easy... cutting bread. Julia Carolyn Child was an American chef, author, and television personality. She is recognized for bringing French ...
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20th Century American Modern Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Rare Vintage Silver Gelatin and Polaroid Photograph Prints Ansel Adams Portrait
By Ansel Adams
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Rare Vintage Silver Gelatin and Polaroid Photograph Prints in Polaroid Photo Album. it looks to be shot in a mirror. These measure 10 x 8 4.25 x 3.25. it is a folder titled on it Cu...
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Mid-20th Century American Modern Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin, Polaroid

Vintage Silver Gelatin Photograph Print Chef Julia Child Photo Stamp Signed
By Fred McDarrah
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Julia Childs makes cooking cooking fun and easy... filleting fish. Julia Carolyn Child was an American chef, author, and television personality. She is recognized for bringing French...
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20th Century American Modern Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Rare Vintage Silver Gelatin and Polaroid Photograph Prints Ansel Adams Portrait
By Ansel Adams
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Rare Vintage Silver Gelatin and Polaroid Photograph Prints in Polaroid Photo Album. These measure 10 x 8 4.25 x 3.25. it is a folder titled on it Custom Print by Polaroid the album i...
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Mid-20th Century American Modern Black and White Photography

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Polaroid, Silver Gelatin

Rare Vintage Silver Gelatin and Polaroid Photograph Prints Ansel Adams Portrait
By Ansel Adams
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Rare Vintage Silver Gelatin and Polaroid Photograph Prints in Polaroid Photo Album. These measure 10 x 8 4.25 x 3.25. it is a folder titled on it Custom Print by Polaroid the album i...
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Mid-20th Century American Modern Black and White Photography

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Polaroid, Silver Gelatin

Vintage Afternoon
By Sven van Driessche
Located in Morongo Valley, CA
Digital Color digital color print on Pearl photo paper, based on an original Polaroid, not mounted, Edition 2/5, Signed on the back with Certificate, 2017 Whether in color and black...
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2010s Contemporary Nude Photography

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Polaroid, Photographic Paper, C Print, Color

Vintage Afternoon
H 19.69 in. W 19.69 in. D 0.04 in.
Vintage Afternoon
By Sven van Driessche
Located in Morongo Valley, CA
Digital Color digital color print on Pearl photo paper, based on an original Polaroid, not mounted, Edition 1/5, Signed on the back with Certificate, 2017 Whether in color and black...
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2010s Contemporary Nude Photography

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Color, Polaroid, Photographic Paper, C Print

Vintage Afternoon
H 19.69 in. W 19.69 in. D 0.04 in.
Vintage Afternoon
By Sven van Driessche
Located in Morongo Valley, CA
Digital Color digital color print on Pearl photo paper, based on an original Polaroid, not mounted, Edition 1/5, Signed on the back with Certificate, 2017 Whether in color and black...
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2010s Contemporary Nude Photography

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Photographic Paper, C Print, Color, Polaroid

Vintage Afternoon
H 19.69 in. W 19.69 in. D 0.04 in.
The Silver State - Vintage Las Vegas, American Color Photography
By Richard Heeps
Located in Cambridge, GB
This iconic image was captured by Richard while at Viva Las Vegas 2001, where he was photographing for Classic American magazine where it was chosen as the lead image for the feature...
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Early 2000s Pop Art Color Photography

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Photographic Paper, C Print, Color, Silver Gelatin

Tropical Vintage
By Sven van Driessche
Located in Morongo Valley, CA
Tropical Vintage, 40x40cm, Edition 1/7, Digital Color Print on matte photo paper, based on an Impossible Instant film, not mounted, Signed on the back with Certificate, 2017 Whether...
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2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

C Print, Color, Polaroid

Tropical Vintage
H 15.75 in. W 15.75 in. D 0.04 in.
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Vintage Art Prints For Sale on 1stDibs

An assortment of vintage art prints is available on 1stDibs. Browse a selection of Contemporary, Modern or Post-War versions of these works for sale today — there are 358 Contemporary, 332 Modern, 107 Art Deco, 98 Pop Art and 80 Post-War examples available. These items have long been popular, with older editions for sale from the 18th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. You can search the vintage art prints that we have for sale on 1stDibs by color — popular works were created in bold and neutral palettes with elements of beige, gray, black and orange. There have been many well-done artworks of this subject over the years, but those made by Miroslav Tichy, Richard Heeps, Fred McDarrah, Giorgio Morandi and Jean Darroux are often thought to be among the most beautiful. The range of these distinct pieces — often created in paper, lithograph and offset print — can elevate any room of your home. Not every interior allows for large iterations of these items, so small vintage art prints measuring 0.1 inches across are available.

How Much are Vintage Art Prints?

Prices for pieces in our collection of vintage art prints start at $60 and top out at $85,367 with the average selling for $1,100.

Finding the Right Prints Works On Paper for You

Decorating with fine-art prints — whether they’re figurative prints, abstract prints or another variety — has always been a practical way of bringing a space to life as well as bringing works by an artist you love into your home.

Pursued in the 1960s and ’70s, largely by Pop artists drawn to its associations with mass production, advertising, packaging and seriality, as well as those challenging the primacy of the Abstract Expressionist brushstroke, printmaking was embraced in the 1980s by painters and conceptual artists ranging from David Salle and Elizabeth Murray to Adrian Piper and Sherrie Levine.

Printmaking is the transfer of an image from one surface to another. An artist takes a material like stone, metal, wood or wax, carves, incises, draws or otherwise marks it with an image, inks or paints it and then transfers the image to a piece of paper or other material.

Fine-art prints are frequently confused with their more commercial counterparts. After all, our closest connection to the printed image is through mass-produced newspapers, magazines and books, and many people don’t realize that even though prints are editions, they start with an original image created by an artist with the intent of reproducing it in a small batch. Fine-art prints are created in strictly limited editions — 20 or 30 or maybe 50 — and are always based on an image created specifically to be made into an edition.

Many people think of revered Dutch artist Rembrandt as a painter but may not know that he was a printmaker as well. His prints have been preserved in time along with the work of other celebrated printmakers such as Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dalí and Andy Warhol. These fine-art prints are still highly sought after by collectors.

“It’s another tool in the artist’s toolbox, just like painting or sculpture or anything else that an artist uses in the service of mark making or expressing him- or herself,” says International Fine Print Dealers Association (IFPDA) vice president Betsy Senior, of New York’s Betsy Senior Fine Art, Inc.

Because artist’s editions tend to be more affordable and available than his or her unique works, they’re more accessible and can be a great opportunity to bring a variety of colors, textures and shapes into a space.

For tight corners, select small fine-art prints as opposed to the oversized bold piece you’ll hang as a focal point in the dining area. But be careful not to choose something that is too big for your space. And feel free to lean into it if need be — not every work needs picture-hanging hooks. Leaning a larger fine-art print against the wall behind a bookcase can add a stylish installation-type dynamic to your living room. (Read more about how to arrange wall art here.)

Find the fine-art prints you’re looking for on 1stDibs today.