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Dancing Girls, Black and White Portrait Photograph of Children in Sevilla, Spain
By Ernst Haas
Located in New york, NY
Shot in Seville, Spain, Haas captures a young girl mimicking the movements of flamenco dancers on the dance floor. Dancing Girls, 1956 by Ernst Haas, is an 11” x 14” gelatin silver p...
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1950s Contemporary Vintage Black And White Prints

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Photographic Film, Photographic Paper, Silver Gelatin

Untitled - Expression no. 1 - Original Serigraph After Jackson Pollock - 1964
By Jackson Pollock
Located in Roma, IT
JACKSON POLLOCK (American, 1912-1956) Untitled, CR1091 (After Painting Number 7, CR324), 1951, printed 1964 Screenprint, on Strathmore wove paper, numbered in pencil lower left, an...
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1960s Abstract Expressionist Vintage Black And White Prints

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Screen

Bohemia
By Max Pollak
Located in New York, NY
Max Pollak (1886-1970), Bohemia, drypoint with wash and pencil additions, c. 1925, signed in pencil lower right and titled lower left. In very good condition, printed on a chine coll...
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1920s Realist Vintage Black And White Prints

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Watercolor, Pencil, Drypoint

"City Art #17" Diptych Color Photographs of a San Francisco Pink Brick Wall
By Roz Joseph
Located in San Francisco, CA
This 1970's color photograph diptych of a pink and brick San Francisco wall entitled "City Art 17" is by New York/San Francisco photographer Roz Joseph (1926-2019). Joseph travelled ...
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1970s Abstract Vintage Black And White Prints

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Board, Photographic Paper, Color

"City Art #6" 1970's Abstract San Francisco Color Photograph with Gold Ball
By Roz Joseph
Located in San Francisco, CA
This 1970's abstract color photograph of a gold ball with a red wall entitled "City Art 6" is by New York/San Francisco photographer Roz Joseph (1926-2019). Joseph travelled extensiv...
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1970s Abstract Vintage Black And White Prints

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Photographic Paper, Color, Board

Three to Four Ages of Women - Black and White Street Photography by Art Shay
By Art Shay
Located in Chicago, IL
Art Shay's true love was street photography. It is evidently clear in this shot entitled "The Three, Maybe Four, Ages of Women" with the young mannequin bride, the middle aged women...
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1960s Contemporary Vintage Black And White Prints

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Archival Pigment

The Rat Pack on Stage Performing in Las Vegas, 1961, Black and White Photo
By Art Shay
Located in Chicago, IL
The Rat Pack, performing at the Sands Hotel in Las Vegas in the 1960s was captured by Art Shay in this iconic photograph. It is signed on the front in the lower right hand corner as...
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1960s Contemporary Vintage Black And White Prints

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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 Vintage Black And White Prints

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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 Vintage Black And White Prints

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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 Vintage Black And White Prints

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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 Vintage Black And White Prints

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Silver Gelatin

Warhol 'Women in Revolt' Transvestite Superstar Jackie Curtis, exhibition print
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
Warhol transvestite superstar Jackie Curtis, numbered 2/12, photographed in 1970. This is a vintage gelatin silver print, selenium toned, made by hand by master photographer Jack Mit...
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1970s Pop Art Vintage Black And White Prints

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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 Vintage Black And White Prints

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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 Vintage Black And White Prints

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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 Vintage Black And White Prints

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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 Vintage Black And White Prints

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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 Vintage Black And White Prints

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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 Vintage Black And White Prints

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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 Vintage Black And White Prints

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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 Vintage Black And White Prints

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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 Vintage Black And White Prints

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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 Vintage Black And White Prints

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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 Vintage Black And White Prints

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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 Vintage Black And White Prints

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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 Vintage Black And White Prints

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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 Vintage Black And White Prints

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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 Vintage Black And White Prints

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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 Vintage Black And White Prints

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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 Vintage Black And White Prints

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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 Vintage Black And White Prints

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Silver Gelatin

Women in Refugee Camp, Jammu, Kashmire, India, Vintage Gelatin Silver Print
By Henri Cartier-Bresson
Located in New york, NY
This is a 12" x 8" vintage gelatin silver print with the photographer's copyright stamp and annotation on verso (back of photo). Women and children are the focus in Refugee Camp, Ja...
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1940s Vintage Black And White Prints

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Photographic Film, Photographic Paper, 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 Vintage Black And White Prints

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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 Vintage Black And White Prints

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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 Vintage Black And White Prints

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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 Vintage Black And White Prints

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Silver Gelatin

Raquel Welch and Ringo Starr
By Terry O'Neill
Located in New York, NY
Raquel Welch and Ringo Starr, 1969 silver gelatin print 20 x 16 inches edition of 50 signed and numbered American actress Raquel Welch wearing a leather suit with Beatles' Ringo Sta...
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1960s Modern Vintage Black And White Prints

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Silver Gelatin

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 Vintage Black And White Prints

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Silver Gelatin

Kelp, Point Lobos, 1940 (China Cove, Point Lobos, 1940)
By Edward Weston
Located in Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA
Titled with artist's reference number and signed in pencil by Cole Weston with Edward Weston's facsimile signature on back of mount. Printed by Cole Weston from the original negative...
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1940s Vintage Black And White Prints

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Silver Gelatin

Juniper at Lake Tenaya, 1937
By Edward Weston
Located in Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA
Titled with artist's reference number on back of mount. Stamped, 'Edward Weston printed by' and signed by Cole Weston on back of mount. Inscribed by Cole Weston.
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20th Century Vintage Black And White Prints

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Silver Gelatin

Rebecca Wright, Burton Taylor & Russell Sultzbach in Joffrey Ballet's 'Dream'
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
Rebecca Wright, Burton Taylor & Russell Sultzbach in Joffrey Ballet's 'Dream', one of Mitchell's most impressive multiple exposures on one piece of film, photographed in 1973. This i...
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1980s Pop Art Vintage Black And White Prints

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Silver Gelatin

Juniper at Lake Tenaya, 1937
By Edward Weston
Located in Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA
Titled with artist's reference number and signed in pencil by Cole Weston with Edward Weston's facsimile signature on back of mount. Printed from the original negative by Cole Weston...
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20th Century Vintage Black And White Prints

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Silver Gelatin

Audrey Hepburn, Portrait Photography of Hollywood Icon 1950s
By Ernst Haas
Located in New york, NY
Ernst Haas captures the gamine beauty of Audrey Hepburn at her wedding to Mel Ferrer in Switzerland. Audrey Hepburn by Ernst Haas, 1954 is a 14” x 11” gelatin silver print. The print...
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1950s Contemporary Vintage Black And White Prints

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Photographic Film, Photographic Paper, Silver Gelatin

Terry O'Neill, Brigitte Bardot, Cigar
By Terry O'Neill
Located in New York, NY
Brigitte Bardot, Spain, 1971 silver gelatin print 34 x 24 inches co-signed and edition of 50 French actress Brigitte Bardot on the set of 'Les Petroleuses' a.k.a. 'The Legend of Fr...
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1970s Modern Vintage Black And White Prints

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Silver Gelatin

Boxing Great, Rocky Graciano in Locker Room After Fight, 1948
By Art Shay
Located in Chicago, IL
Rocky Graziano was an American professional boxer who held the World Middleweight title. Graziano is considered one of the greatest knockout artists in boxing history, often displayi...
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1940s Contemporary Vintage Black And White Prints

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Archival Pigment

Warhol 'Trash' Superstar Joe Dallesandro, Iconic Movie Poster Photograph
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
11 x 14" vintage silver gelatin photograph of Warhol Superstar Joe Dallesandro photographed in June 1970 of Joe starring in Andy Warhol's "Trash", Mitchell has written on the reverse...
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1970s Pop Art Vintage Black And White Prints

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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 Vintage Black And White Prints

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Silver Gelatin

Frank Sinatra "Boardwalk"
By Terry O'Neill
Located in Mount Pleasant, SC
American singer and film actor Frank Sinatra, surrounded by his entourage, in Miami Beach while filming "The Lady in Cement." Sinatra was one of Terry O’Neill’s favorite subjects. Of...
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20th Century Contemporary Vintage Black And White Prints

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Silver Gelatin

Buzz Aldrin's Sun Visor Reflects Neil Armstrong, Vintage NASA Apollo 11 Photo
Located in New york, NY
Where art and science meet and what has become the best known photograph of the first manned lunar module landing by the Apollo 11 "Eagle," Neil Armstrong photographs Buzz Aldrin wal...
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1960s Contemporary Vintage Black And White Prints

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Photographic Paper, Photographic Film

Brushstrokes
By Roy Lichtenstein
Located in Miami, FL
Hand-signed rf Lichtenstein in pencil and numbered 35/300. Published by Leo Castelli Gallery, for the Pasadena Art Museum, California. The Prints of Roy Lichtenstein A Catalogue Rais...
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1960s Pop Art Vintage Black And White Prints

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Screen

Les Revolutions Sceniques du XX Siecles - Original Lithograph by Joan Mirò
By Joan Miró
Located in Roma, IT
"Les Révolutions Scéniques du XX siècle" is an original lithograph realized by Joan Miró in 1975. This is a limited edition. Bibliography: Joan Miró. Catalogue raisonné des livres i...
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1970s Surrealist Vintage Black And White Prints

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Lithograph

Jean Negulesco Continuous Line Drawing
By Jean Negulesco
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Beautiful print of a continuous line drawing by Jean Negulesco, Oscar award winning Hollywood director. Black frame, white background and black continuous line.
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1970s American Vintage Black And White Prints

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Paper

  • Jean Negulesco Continuous Line Drawing
  • Jean Negulesco Continuous Line Drawing
  • Jean Negulesco Continuous Line Drawing
  • Jean Negulesco Continuous Line Drawing
H 24.75 in. W 30.75 in. D 1.25 in.
Franco Fontana Italian Vintage Photographic Print, 1975
Located in Modena, IT
Vintage chromogenic photographic print by Franco Fontana with original dedication on the back. Signed and dated by the author at the base Franco Fontana: (Modena, Italy - Decemb...
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1970s Italian Modern Vintage Black And White Prints

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Paper

Modigliani the Sculptor, Book
By Amedeo Modigliani, Alfred Werner
Located in London, GB
Published by Art, Inc, New York, first edition, 1962. This was the first book published on Modigliani's sculpture, the book is filled with beautifully printed black and white imag...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Black And White Prints

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Paper

  • Modigliani the Sculptor, Book
  • Modigliani the Sculptor, Book
  • Modigliani the Sculptor, Book
  • Modigliani the Sculptor, Book
H 13 in. W 9.75 in. D 1 in.
Franco Fontana Italian Print Vintage Photo "Adriatico" 1975
Located in Modena, IT
Photographic print - chromogenic - vintage - “Adriatico” by Italian artist Franco Fontana, 1975. Signed and dated by the author at the base. Franco Fontana: (Modena, Italy - Dec...
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1970s Italian Modern Vintage Black And White Prints

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Paper

Lanvin Paris Silk Scarf Camel Cider Spice Geometric Print
By Lanvin Paris, Jeanne Lanvin
Located in Atlanta, GA
Elegant silk scarf by Lanvin Paris. A typical geometric print pattern in a combination of camel, cider, and brown-spice colors over a white background with a hickory black border. Th...
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1970s Vintage Black And White Prints

Edward Lennox Bigelow, Dora Maxwell, Jonathan Tichenor
By George Platt Lynes
Located in New York, NY
Vintage silver print George Platt Lynes studio stamp in black ink, verso Literature: Woody, Jack. George Platt Lynes: Photographs 1931-1955. 3rd ed., Twelvetrees Press, 1981, cover...
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1940s Other Art Style Vintage Black And White Prints

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Black and White

Hotel Taormina, Sicily (Slim Aarons Estate Edition)
By Slim Aarons
Located in New York, NY
Hotel Taormina, Sicily, 1975 C print Signature stamped and hand numbered edition of 150 The seaside swimming pool at the Hotel Taormina, Sicily, August 1975. Slim Aarons (1916-2006...
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1970s Modern Vintage Black And White Prints

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Lambda

George Hamilton in Capri
By Slim Aarons
Located in New York, NY
George Hamilton relaxes on a deckchair in Capri, 1968 Estate stamped and hand numbered edition of 150 with certificate of authenticity from the estate. Slim Aarons (1916-2006) w...
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1950s Modern Vintage Black And White Prints

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Lambda

Cafe in Monte Carlo (Aarons Estate Edition)
By Slim Aarons
Located in New York, NY
Diners on a cafe terrace in Monte Carlo, Monaco, 1975. Estate stamped and hand numbered edition of 150 with certificate of authenticity from the estate. Slim Aarons (1916-2006) wo...
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1970s Realist Vintage Black And White Prints

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Lambda

Slim Aarons, Relaxing At Lake Tahoe
By Slim Aarons
Located in New York, NY
A group of people relaxing by a pool near Lake Tahoe, California, 1959. Estate Stamped and numbered edition of 150 with certificate of authenticity from the estate. Kings of Holly...
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1950s American Realist Vintage Black And White Prints

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Lambda

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Vintage Black And White Prints For Sale on 1stDibs

Find a variety of vintage black and white prints available on 1stDibs. There are many Modern, Contemporary and Surrealist versions of these works for sale. These items have been made for many years, with versions that date back to the 20th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century. Vintage black and white prints available on 1stDibs span a range of colors that includes black, gray, beige, brown and more. Many versions of these artworks are appealing in their rich colors and composition, but Slim Aarons, Mark Shaw, Jack Mitchell, Terry O'Neill and Andy Warhol produced especially popular works that are worth a look. The range of these distinct pieces — often created in silver gelatin print, paper and pigment print — can elevate any room of your home.

How Much are Vintage Black And White Prints?

Vintage black and white prints can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price for items in our inventory is $1,200, while the lowest priced sells for $25 and the highest can go for as much as $750,000.

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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Lori Grinker’s Artful Photographs of a Young Mike Tyson Are a Knockout!

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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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