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Gay Pride Parade
By Andy Warhol
Located in Los Angeles, CA
physical work of art described herein, and that this transfer of ownership of the physical work of art does
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1980s Pop Art Vintage Gay Art Photography

Materials

Silver Gelatin

Photograph of Gay Talese
By Andy Warhol
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Gay Talese is a former journalist for The New York Times and Esquire magazine who helped define
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1980s Pop Art Vintage Gay Art Photography

Materials

Photographic Paper

Photograph of a Gay Couple
By Andy Warhol
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Projects. Image rights: The purchaser is acquiring ownership rights only of the physical work of art
Category

1980s Pop Art Vintage Gay Art Photography

Materials

Silver Gelatin

Tennessee Williams Vintage Mid 20th Century Broadway Theatre Gay Contemporary
By Roddy McDowall 1
Located in New York, NY
Tennessee Williams Vintage Mid 20th Century Broadway Theatre Gay Contemporary Roddy McDowall
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1970s American Realist Vintage Gay Art Photography

Materials

Photographic Paper, Silver Gelatin

Nude Man Spouting in the Desert - Gay Interest- Born from Mother Earth
By Mitchell Funk
Located in Miami, FL
, unframed, Printed later, Printed on Hahnemühle Fine Art paper. Mitchell Funk is a pioneer of " Color
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1970s Surrealist Vintage Gay Art Photography

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Archival Ink, Archival Paper, Archival Pigment

Chris Forbes & Robbie Morgan, Gay Marriage Activists, for After Dark
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
11 x 14" vintage silver gelatin photograph of Gay Marriage activists and partners Chris Forbes and
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1970s Pop Art Vintage Gay Art Photography

Materials

Silver Gelatin

Vintage Street Photography Bruce Cratsley Photo Silver Gelatin Print Photograph
By Bruce Cratsley
Located in Surfside, FL
fine art photography based in SoHo. He was photographed by Elsa Dorfman who shot many luminaries
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1980s American Modern Vintage Gay Art Photography

Materials

Silver Gelatin

Vintage Street Photography Bruce Cratsley Photo Silver Gelatin Print Photograph
By Bruce Cratsley
Located in Surfside, FL
dealer of fine art photography based in SoHo. He was photographed by Elsa Dorfman who shot many
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1980s American Modern Vintage Gay Art Photography

Materials

Silver Gelatin

Vintage Street Photography Bruce Cratsley Photo Silver Gelatin Print Photograph
By Bruce Cratsley
Located in Surfside, FL
fine art photography based in SoHo. He was photographed by Elsa Dorfman who shot many luminaries
Category

1980s American Modern Vintage Gay Art Photography

Materials

Silver Gelatin

Vintage Street Photography Bruce Cratsley Photo Silver Gelatin Print Photograph
By Bruce Cratsley
Located in Surfside, FL
Gallery. Cratsley was represented by Yancey Richardson Gallery, a dealer of fine art photography based in
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1980s American Modern Vintage Gay Art Photography

Materials

Silver Gelatin

Vintage Street Photography Bruce Cratsley Photo Silver Gelatin Print Photograph
By Bruce Cratsley
Located in Surfside, FL
. Cratsley was represented by Yancey Richardson Gallery, a dealer of fine art photography based in SoHo. He
Category

1980s American Modern Vintage Gay Art Photography

Materials

Silver Gelatin

Vintage Street Photography Bruce Cratsley Photo Silver Gelatin Print Photograph
By Bruce Cratsley
Located in Surfside, FL
Gallery. Cratsley was represented by Yancey Richardson Gallery, a dealer of fine art photography based in
Category

1980s American Modern Vintage Gay Art Photography

Materials

Silver Gelatin

Jon Thor, Black and White Portrait Photography of Pop Culture Male Bodybuilder
By Robert Mapplethorpe
Located in New york, NY
of contemporary art, works on paper, original and limited edition photography. Based in New York City
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1980s Contemporary Vintage Gay Art Photography

Materials

Photographic Film, Silver Gelatin, Photographic Paper

Rich Thomson, Indio
By Mel Roberts
Located in New York, NY
political organizations of the gay movement—and lived as an openly gay man. A turning point occurred while
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1960s Other Art Style Vintage Gay Art Photography

Materials

C Print

Apache
By James Bidgood
Located in New York, NY
, James Bidgood revolutionized gay male erotic imagery. From a cramped Hell’s Kitchen tenement apartment
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1960s Other Art Style Vintage Gay Art Photography

Materials

C Print

Bullfighter
By James Bidgood
Located in New York, NY
, James Bidgood revolutionized gay male erotic imagery. From a cramped Hell’s Kitchen tenement apartment
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1960s Other Art Style Vintage Gay Art Photography

Materials

C Print

Pan from Behind
By James Bidgood
Located in New York, NY
, James Bidgood revolutionized gay male erotic imagery. From a cramped Hell’s Kitchen tenement apartment
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1960s Other Art Style Vintage Gay Art Photography

Materials

C Print

Blue Boy
By James Bidgood
Located in New York, NY
, James Bidgood revolutionized gay male erotic imagery. From a cramped Hell’s Kitchen tenement apartment
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1960s Other Art Style Vintage Gay Art Photography

Materials

C Print

Huck Finn
By James Bidgood
Located in New York, NY
LaChapelle, James Bidgood revolutionized gay male erotic imagery. From a cramped Hell’s Kitchen tenement
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1960s Other Art Style Vintage Gay Art Photography

Materials

C Print

Valentine
By James Bidgood
Located in New York, NY
LaChapelle, James Bidgood revolutionized gay male erotic imagery. From a cramped Hell’s Kitchen tenement
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1960s Other Art Style Vintage Gay Art Photography

Materials

C Print

Pan
By James Bidgood
Located in New York, NY
et Gilles and David LaChapelle, James Bidgood revolutionized gay male erotic imagery. From a cramped
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1960s Other Art Style Vintage Gay Art Photography

Materials

C Print

Pink Flowers, Water Colors
By James Bidgood
Located in New York, NY
, James Bidgood revolutionized gay male erotic imagery. From a cramped Hell’s Kitchen tenement apartment
Category

1960s Other Art Style Vintage Gay Art Photography

Materials

C Print

Pearl, Water Colors
By James Bidgood
Located in New York, NY
, James Bidgood revolutionized gay male erotic imagery. From a cramped Hell’s Kitchen tenement apartment
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1960s Other Art Style Vintage Gay Art Photography

Materials

C Print

Willow Tree
By James Bidgood
Located in New York, NY
, James Bidgood revolutionized gay male erotic imagery. From a cramped Hell’s Kitchen tenement apartment
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1960s Other Art Style Vintage Gay Art Photography

Materials

C Print

Cadet
By James Bidgood
Located in New York, NY
, James Bidgood revolutionized gay male erotic imagery. From a cramped Hell’s Kitchen tenement apartment
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1960s Other Art Style Vintage Gay Art Photography

Materials

C Print

Helmut Newton Violetta with Monocle (signed Helmut Newton Big Nude)
By Helmut Newton
Located in NEW YORK, NY
photography. Black and white photography. Gay photography.
Category

1980s Contemporary Vintage Gay Art Photography

Materials

Silver Gelatin

Man with Trousers
By Arthur Tress
Located in London, GB
photographs constantly explore the world around him. He is one of photography’s most singular and
Category

1980s Surrealist Vintage Gay Art Photography

Materials

Silver Gelatin

Bowling Fantasy
By Arthur Tress
Located in London, GB
. Impeccably composed, the photographs constantly explore the world around him. He is one of photography
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1970s Surrealist Vintage Gay Art Photography

Materials

Silver Gelatin

Nude on the Stairs
By Arthur Tress
Located in London, GB
. Impeccably composed, the photographs constantly explore the world around him. He is one of photography
Category

1970s Surrealist Vintage Gay Art Photography

Materials

Silver Gelatin

Untitled (Blue), Alchemy Series, Vintage Cibachrome Print
By Lyle Ashton Harris
Located in Surfside, FL
) (NOT) GAY ART NOW, Curated by Jack Pierson, Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, NY 2005 Male Desire Two
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20th Century Contemporary Vintage Gay Art Photography

Materials

Photographic Paper, C Print

Mr. Levi's
By Andy Warhol
Located in Toronto, Ontario
Warhol's most daring, arguably the most explicit gay work in his oeuvre. While this image by itself is
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1980s American Modern Vintage Gay Art Photography

Materials

Polaroid

  • Mr. Levi's
  • Mr. Levi's
  • Mr. Levi's
  • Mr. Levi's
H 4.25 in. W 3.5 in.
Untitled (Candles), 1998, rare cibachrome proof print
By Lyle Ashton Harris
Located in Surfside, FL
(catalogue) (NOT) GAY ART NOW, Curated by Jack Pierson, Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, NY 2005 Male Desire
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1990s Contemporary Vintage Gay Art Photography

Materials

Color

Calvin Culver (Casey Donovan) Iconic Porn Star- Nude, 1972
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Glenford, NY
Jack Mitchell vintage mid-20th Century nude photograph of gay porn star Calvin Culver (porn name
Category

1970s Modern Vintage Gay Art Photography

Materials

Silver Gelatin

steve - ritual
By Frank Yamrus
Located in New York, NY
– historically a site of amorous, anonymous coupling among gay men…. Yamrus’ eerily beautiful black-and-white
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1990s Contemporary Vintage Gay Art Photography

Materials

Silver Gelatin

Robert La Tourneaux - The Boys in the Band 'Cowboy' - Nude, 1969
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Glenford, NY
-natured but dim hustler hired as a birthday present for a gay man, in the original Off-Broadway production
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1960s Modern Vintage Gay Art Photography

Materials

Silver Gelatin

Portrait of Newton McMahon
By Robert Giard
Located in New York, NY
artist: Robert Giard is best remembered for his figurative and portrait photography. He received a B.A
Category

1980s Contemporary Vintage Gay Art Photography

Materials

Silver Gelatin

laura - veil
By Frank Yamrus
Located in New York, NY
– historically a site of amorous, anonymous coupling among gay men…. Yamrus’ eerily beautiful black-and-white
Category

1990s Contemporary Vintage Gay Art Photography

Materials

Silver Gelatin

g. paul - lotus
By Frank Yamrus
Located in New York, NY
– historically a site of amorous, anonymous coupling among gay men…. Yamrus’ eerily beautiful black-and-white
Category

1990s Contemporary Vintage Gay Art Photography

Materials

Silver Gelatin

dj - fields
By Frank Yamrus
Located in New York, NY
– historically a site of amorous, anonymous coupling among gay men…. Yamrus’ eerily beautiful black-and-white
Category

1990s Contemporary Vintage Gay Art Photography

Materials

Silver Gelatin

tommy - pods
By Frank Yamrus
Located in New York, NY
shore of Provincetown, Massachusetts – historically a site of amorous, anonymous coupling among gay men
Category

1990s Contemporary Vintage Gay Art Photography

Materials

Silver Gelatin

marc - rain
By Frank Yamrus
Located in New York, NY
– historically a site of amorous, anonymous coupling among gay men…. Yamrus’ eerily beautiful black-and-white
Category

1990s Contemporary Vintage Gay Art Photography

Materials

Silver Gelatin

caroline - essence
By Frank Yamrus
Located in New York, NY
– historically a site of amorous, anonymous coupling among gay men…. Yamrus’ eerily beautiful black-and-white
Category

1990s Contemporary Vintage Gay Art Photography

Materials

Silver Gelatin

Untitled (Procession), 1998, rare cibachrome proof print
By Lyle Ashton Harris
Located in Surfside, FL
(catalogue) (NOT) GAY ART NOW, Curated by Jack Pierson, Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, NY 2005 Male Desire
Category

1990s Vintage Gay Art Photography

Materials

C Print

Male model Milton Dean multiple exposure nude, signed by Jack Mitchell
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
was a popular magazine, with a gay slant, enjoyed by many gay men, and some broad minded women and men
Category

1970s Pop Art Vintage Gay Art Photography

Materials

Silver Gelatin

Paul Taylor dancer Hernando Cortez, signed by Jack Mitchell
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
was a popular magazine, with a gay slant, enjoyed by many gay men, and some broad minded women and men
Category

1990s Pop Art Vintage Gay Art Photography

Materials

Silver Gelatin

Male model Gary Cook, multiple exposure nude, signed by Jack Mitchell
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
was a popular magazine, with a gay slant, enjoyed by many gay men, and some broad minded women and men
Category

1970s Pop Art Vintage Gay Art Photography

Materials

Silver Gelatin

Olympic Gold Medal British figure skater John Curry, signed by Mitchell
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
was a popular magazine, with a gay slant, enjoyed by many gay men, and some broad minded women and men
Category

1970s Pop Art Vintage Gay Art Photography

Materials

Silver Gelatin

Olympic Gold Medal winning British figure skater John Curry, signed by Mitchell
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
was a popular magazine, with a gay slant, enjoyed by many gay men, and some broad minded women and men
Category

1970s Pop Art Vintage Gay Art Photography

Materials

Silver Gelatin

Dancers Tim Michaels, Jerry Evans, Jeff Hornaday, Larry Cole, signed by Mitchell
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
was a popular magazine, with a gay slant, enjoyed by many gay men, and some broad minded women and men
Category

1970s Pop Art Vintage Gay Art Photography

Materials

Silver Gelatin

Male model 'Brahm' photographed for After Dark, signed by Jack Mitchell
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
was a popular magazine, with a gay slant, enjoyed by many gay men, and some broad minded women and men
Category

1970s Pop Art Vintage Gay Art Photography

Materials

Silver Gelatin

David Boyce & Manuel Gonzalez 'Lovers' silhouettes, signed by Jack Mitchell
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
was a popular magazine, with a gay slant, enjoyed by many gay men, and some broad minded women and men
Category

1970s Pop Art Vintage Gay Art Photography

Materials

Silver Gelatin

David Boyce & Manuel Gonzalez multiple exposure, nude, signed by Jack Mitchell
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
was a popular magazine, with a gay slant, enjoyed by many gay men, and some broad minded women and men
Category

1970s Pop Art Vintage Gay Art Photography

Materials

Silver Gelatin

Male model Nick Caturano, nude, signed by Jack Mitchell
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
was a popular magazine, with a gay slant, enjoyed by many gay men, and some broad minded women and men
Category

1970s Pop Art Vintage Gay Art Photography

Materials

Silver Gelatin

Dancer Kevin Brown, nude, signed by Jack Mitchell
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
was a popular magazine, with a gay slant, enjoyed by many gay men, and some broad minded women and men
Category

1970s Pop Art Vintage Gay Art Photography

Materials

Silver Gelatin

Dancer Christopher Aponte, nude, signed by Jack Mitchell
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
was a popular magazine, with a gay slant, enjoyed by many gay men, and some broad minded women and men
Category

1970s Pop Art Vintage Gay Art Photography

Materials

Silver Gelatin

Dancer and choreographer John Clifford, signed by Jack Mitchell
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
was a popular magazine, with a gay slant, enjoyed by many gay men, and some broad minded women and men
Category

1970s Pop Art Vintage Gay Art Photography

Materials

Silver Gelatin

Nick Caturano and Carol Amink, nude, signed by Jack Mitchell
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
was a popular magazine, with a gay slant, enjoyed by many gay men, and some broad minded women and men
Category

1970s Pop Art Vintage Gay Art Photography

Materials

Silver Gelatin

Male model 'Brahm' multiple exposure for After Dark, signed by Jack Mitchell
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
was a popular magazine, with a gay slant, enjoyed by many gay men, and some broad minded women and men
Category

1970s Pop Art Vintage Gay Art Photography

Materials

Silver Gelatin

Male model 'Brahm' photographed for After Dark, signed by Jack Mitchell
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
was a popular magazine, with a gay slant, enjoyed by many gay men, and some broad minded women and men
Category

1970s Pop Art Vintage Gay Art Photography

Materials

Silver Gelatin

Male model 'Brahm' multiple exposure for After Dark, signed by Jack Mitchell
By Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
was a popular magazine, with a gay slant, enjoyed by many gay men, and some broad minded women and men
Category

1970s Pop Art Vintage Gay Art Photography

Materials

Silver Gelatin

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Vintage Gay Art Photography For Sale on 1stDibs

Find the exact piece of vintage gay art photography you’re shopping for in the variety available on 1stDibs. There are many Pop Art and Modern versions of these works for sale. Finding the perfect item from our selection of vintage gay art photography may mean sifting through those created during different time periods — you can find an early version that dates to the 20th Century and a newer variation that were made as recently as the 20th Century. When looking for the right choice in our collection of vintage gay art photography for your space, you can search on 1stDibs by color — popular works were created in bold and neutral palettes with elements of black and gray. There have been many interesting object in our assortment of vintage gay art photography examples over the years, but those made by Stephen Goldblatt, Jack Mitchell, Andy Warhol, Hideoki Hagiwara and Carl Pope are often thought to be among the most thought-provoking. Artworks like these — often created in paper, archival pigment print and pigment print — can elevate any room of your home.

How Much is a Vintage Gay Art Photography?

The average selling price for a piece of vintage gay art photography we offer is $770, while they’re typically $500 on the low end and $18,000 for the highest priced.

Finding the Right photography for You

Find a broad range of fine photography on 1stDibs today.

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

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

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

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

Find photographers you may not know in Introspective and The Study — where you’ll read about Berenice Abbott, who positioned herself atop skyscrapers for the perfect shot, or “conceptual artist-adventurer” Charles Lindsay, whose work combines scientific rigor with artistic expression, or Massimo Listri, known for his epic interiors of opulent Old World libraries.

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

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