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Alex Sher Art

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Alex Sher is an award-winning American underwater fine art photographer whose admiration of feminine sensuality heralded him to worldwide acclaim.

Sher was born in Ukraine in 1962 and started taking photographs at the age of twelve. He graduated from Kyiv University in 1984. Two years later, he volunteered as medical personnel to support the Chernobyl nuclear disaster recovery. When asked about that time, Sher says "Having no clue how much radiation you are getting makes you appreciate every breath — pretty much what you feel underwater."

Sher started showing his photographs in the early 1990s; however, he considered himself an amateur until his work was stolen from an exhibition in Kyiv.

Sher immigrated to the United States with his family in 1995 and currently resides in Los Angeles. As a former biologist and an ocean diver, Alex is deeply concerned with the decimation of kelp forests along the California Pacific Coast.

Sher’s underwater photographs emerged in 2011. In 2015, after participating in a photo competition, his works were exhibited in Paris at the Louvre Museum and later at museums in London, New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and other major cities. Sher's first personal photo exhibition was held in 2016 in Los Angeles by the Bruce Lurie Gallery. Since then, he has had six exclusive exhibitions, has been in numerous group exhibitions, and has participated in major US art fairs.

Sher's artistic style is marked by the transition from photographing marine wildlife at the very beginning to figurative nudity, with a majority of monochrome black and white works. His most recent pieces showcase minimalism and abstraction with bright colors through a quiet, eye-catchy, and charming combination of figurative and abstract art.

Sher is an excellent underwater coach who trains his models on how to control their breath and buoyancy, as well as their feelings. He also teaches spiritual blending with the water and modeling techniques for different underwater cameras.

Sher generously shares his artistic and technical innovations. His ideas inspire underwater photographers around the world. His first photo book, Mermaids, was published in 2018. He has been represented by Touchon Gallery since 2019.

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(Biography provided by Touchon Gallery)

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Dancing Flowers
By Alex Sher
Located in Santa Monica, CA
An underwater photograph of a naked young woman wrapped in cyan tulle dancing with the bougainvillea flowers on neutral black background. Original gallery quality print signed by th...
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2010s Photorealist Alex Sher Art

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Archival Pigment

Honey Pot II
By Alex Sher
Located in Santa Monica, CA
An underwater nude photograph of a girl relaxing in the pool. The photograph was taken with terra-cotta background and with green trees and bright blue sky visible thorough the water...
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2010s Photorealist Alex Sher Art

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Archival Pigment

Sweet Air - underwater nude photograph - print on aluminum
By Alex Sher
Located in Santa Monica, CA
A beautiful and mysterious underwater photograph of a young naked woman slowly swimming through the pool water toward the surface. This is a monochrome photograph close to black a...
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2010s Contemporary Alex Sher Art

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Metal

Marble Cave - underwater nude photograph - print on aluminum
By Alex Sher
Located in Santa Monica, CA
A beautiful and mysterious underwater photograph of a young naked woman relaxing on her back in her pool. This is a monochrome photograph close to black and white with some aquati...
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2010s Contemporary Alex Sher Art

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Metal

Slow Motion - underwater nude photograph - print on aluminum
By Alex Sher
Located in Santa Monica, CA
A beautiful and mysterious underwater photograph of a young naked woman slowly falling down through the pool water. Her strong body drops a bizarre shadow on the bottom of the pool ...
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2010s Contemporary Alex Sher Art

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Metal

Bent Sound - an underwater portrait of singer Njomza Vitia - print on aluminum
By Alex Sher
Located in Santa Monica, CA
An underwater portrait of the singer Njomza Vitia. Original digital print on aluminum plate signed by the artist. Limited edition of 12, print #2 The artwork is furnished with cert...
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2010s Photorealist Alex Sher Art

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Metal

Möbius Mermaid - underwater photograph from series REFLECTIONS - print on paper
By Alex Sher
Located in Santa Monica, CA
An underwater photograph of a reflection in the inner side of the water surface. This is not a painting, this is an actual photograph of a topless young woman reflecting in the wate...
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2010s Contemporary Alex Sher Art

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Archival Paper, Archival Pigment

Cold December - underwater photograph from series Four Seasons - print on paper
By Alex Sher
Located in Santa Monica, CA
An edited underwater photograph of two naked young women wrapped in tulle. This photograph is a part of the series ‘Four Seasons’. We offer 20% discount for buyers purchasing all ...
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2010s Contemporary Alex Sher Art

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Archival Paper, Archival Pigment, Digital Pigment

Drinking Air
By Alex Sher
Located in Santa Monica, CA
An underwater photograph of a naked young woman in the pool. Original gallery quality print signed by the artist. Digital archival pigment print on archival paper with metallic fin...
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2010s Photorealist Alex Sher Art

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Archival Pigment

The Turn - underwate photograph - print on aluminum
By Alex Sher
Located in Santa Monica, CA
An underwater photograph of girl in red dress wrapped in bubbles Original digital print on aluminum plate signed by the artist. Limited edition of 12, print #2 The artwork is furni...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Alex Sher Art

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Metal

Steps - underwater photograph - print on paper
By Alex Sher
Located in Santa Monica, CA
A large and very becoming underwater photograph of a girl walking down the steps in pool toward you. The light blue photograph shows no swimsuit neither any places where you would ex...
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2010s Contemporary Alex Sher Art

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Archival Ink, Archival Paper

Thunderweb - underwater nude photograph - print on aluminum
By Alex Sher
Located in Santa Monica, CA
An underwater black and white photograph of beautiful naked young woman in a pool filled with sun light. The bottom of the pool is covered with a mysterious web of ripple shadows and...
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2010s Contemporary Alex Sher Art

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Metal

Sweet Champagne - print on paper 16 x 24"
By Alex Sher
Located in Santa Monica, CA
An underwater photograph of a young woman with her face covered with air bubbles. Original gallery quality print signed by the artist. Digital archival pigment print on archival p...
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2010s Photorealist Alex Sher Art

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Archival Pigment

Pointe - underwater photograph - print on aluminum
By Alex Sher
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Four years ago I wrecked my sailboat and was self-medicating with vodka at a Russian restaurant when I suddenly noticed a cute girl hanging from the ceiling right above my glass. She...
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2010s Contemporary Alex Sher Art

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Metal

Moonlight II - underwater photograph - print on paper
By Alex Sher
Located in Santa Monica, CA
An underwater photograph of a naked young women swimming in the pool. The blue and white series Moonlight blends nicely in any interior. Original digital print on archival paper sig...
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2010s Contemporary Alex Sher Art

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Archival Paper, Archival Pigment, Digital Pigment

Steps - underwater photograph - print on paper
By Alex Sher
Located in Santa Monica, CA
A large and very becoming underwater photograph of a girl walking down the steps in pool toward you. The light blue photograph shows no swimsuit neither any places where you would ex...
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2010s Contemporary Alex Sher Art

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Archival Ink, Archival Paper

Steps - underwater photograph - print on paper 40 x 33"
By Alex Sher
Located in Santa Monica, CA
A large and very becoming underwater photograph of a girl walking down the steps in pool toward you. The light blue photograph shows no swimsuit neither any places where you would ex...
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2010s Contemporary Alex Sher Art

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Archival Ink, Archival Paper

The Red Tutu - underwater nude photograph - print on paper
By Alex Sher
Located in Santa Monica, CA
An underwater photograph of a topless dancer in red tutu skirt. Original digital print on archival paper signed by the artist. Limited edition of 24 The artwork is furnished with ce...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Alex Sher Art

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Archival Ink, Archival Paper

Slow Motion - underwater nude photograph - print on paper
By Alex Sher
Located in Santa Monica, CA
A beautiful and mysterious underwater photograph of a young naked woman slowly falling down through the pool water. Her strong body drops a bizarre shadow on the bottom of the pool ...
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2010s Contemporary Alex Sher Art

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Archival Ink, Archival Paper

Tutu Skirt
By Alex Sher
Located in Santa Monica, CA
An underwater black and white photograph of a naked young female dancer in the pool. The dancer is putting on her tut skirt. The photograph depicts her beautiful naked butt - about t...
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2010s Photorealist Alex Sher Art

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Archival Pigment

Bubble Dance
By Alex Sher
Located in Santa Monica, CA
An underwater photograph of a dancer in short red dress dancing in air bubbles. Original gallery quality print signed by the artist. Digital archival pigment print on archival pap...
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2010s Photorealist Alex Sher Art

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Archival Pigment

Private Pool - underwater photograph - from series REFLECTIONS - print on paper
By Alex Sher
Located in Santa Monica, CA
An underwater photograph of a reflection of a diving woman in the inner side of the water surface. This is not a painting, this is a real photograph from the series The other side R...
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2010s Contemporary Alex Sher Art

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Archival Ink, Archival Paper, Archival Pigment

Marble Cave - print on aluminum 12" x 8"
By Alex Sher
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Underwater monochrome photograph of a naked young woman in a pool. Original digital print on aluminum plate with black backboard. The print is signed by the artist. Limited edition...
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2010s Contemporary Alex Sher Art

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Metal

Marble Cave - print on aluminum 12" x 8"
By Alex Sher
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Underwater monochrome photograph of a naked young woman in a pool. Original digital print on aluminum plate with black backboard. The print is signed by the artist. Limited edition...
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2010s Contemporary Alex Sher Art

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Metal

Sweet Air - underwater nude photograph - print on paper
By Alex Sher
Located in Santa Monica, CA
A beautiful and mysterious underwater photograph of a young naked woman slowly swimming through the pool water toward the surface. This is a monochrome photograph close to black a...
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2010s Contemporary Alex Sher Art

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Archival Ink, Archival Paper

Apriel - print on aluminum 30" x 36"
By Alex Sher
Located in Santa Monica, CA
An underwater black and white photograph of a beautiful topless young woman in the pool. Original digital print on aluminum plate signed by the artist. Limited edition of 12 The art...
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2010s Photorealist Alex Sher Art

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Metal

Apriel - print on paper 36 x 44"
By Alex Sher
Located in Santa Monica, CA
An underwater black and white photograph of a beautiful topless young woman in the pool. Original gallery quality print signed by the artist. Digital archival pigment print on arch...
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2010s Photorealist Alex Sher Art

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Archival Pigment

Apriel - print on paper 18 x 22"
By Alex Sher
Located in Santa Monica, CA
An underwater black and white photograph of a beautiful topless young woman in the pool. Original gallery quality print signed by the artist. Digital archival pigment print on arch...
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2010s Photorealist Alex Sher Art

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Archival Pigment

Water Lily - underwater photograph - print on paper
By Alex Sher
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Underwater photograph of a gorgeous girl with dark hair in red dress. Original gallery quality print on archival metallic paper signed by the artist. Limited edition of 24 The artw...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Alex Sher Art

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Archival Paper, Archival Pigment, Digital Pigment

Sunbeams - underwater photograph - print on aluminum
By Alex Sher
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Underwater B&W photograph of a young naked woman wrapped in air bubbles and sunbeams. She had five grand-pianos at her house, a pool on the third floor, and a man cursing in Russian...
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2010s Contemporary Alex Sher Art

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Metal

Private Pool - underwater photograph - from series REFLECTIONS - print on paper
By Alex Sher
Located in Santa Monica, CA
An underwater photograph of a reflection of a diving woman in the inner side of the water surface. This is not a painting, this is a real photograph from the series The other side R...
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2010s Contemporary Alex Sher Art

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Metal

Water Sketch II
By Alex Sher
Located in Santa Monica, CA
An underwater black and white photograph of a naked young woman in the pool. Original gallery quality print signed by the artist. Digital archival pigment print on archival paper w...
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2010s Photorealist Alex Sher Art

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Archival Pigment

Rounds - print on paper 22 x 36"
By Alex Sher
Located in Santa Monica, CA
An underwater black and white portrait of Justin Jedlica - The Human Ken Doll Original gallery quality print on archival paper signed by the artist. Limited edition of 24, print #2 ...
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2010s Contemporary Alex Sher Art

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Archival Ink, Archival Paper, Archival Pigment

Sweet Champagne - print on paper 36 x 24"
By Alex Sher
Located in Santa Monica, CA
An underwater photograph of a young woman with her face covered with air bubbles. Original gallery quality print signed by the artist. Digital archival pigment print on archival p...
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2010s Photorealist Alex Sher Art

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Archival Pigment

Golden Fish
By Alex Sher
Located in Santa Monica, CA
An underwater nude photograph of young woman with beautiful blond hair. Original gallery quality print signed by the artist. Digital archival pigment print on archival paper with ...
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2010s Photorealist Alex Sher Art

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Archival Pigment

Golden Drops
By Alex Sher
Located in Santa Monica, CA
An underwater photograph of two naked models on red background. Original gallery quality print signed by the artist. Digital archival pigment print on archival paper with metallic ...
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2010s Photorealist Alex Sher Art

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Archival Pigment

Pool Party II
By Alex Sher
Located in Santa Monica, CA
An underwater photograph of two naked young women in the pool. The minimalistic photograph partially depicts bodies in blue color schema. Original gallery quality print signed by th...
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2010s Photorealist Alex Sher Art

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Archival Pigment

Adventure - underwater photograph - print on aluminum
By Alex Sher
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Underwater photograph of a topless young woman in red dress. Original digital print on aluminum plate signed by the artist. Limited edition of 12 The artwork is furnished with cert...
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2010s Contemporary Alex Sher Art

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Metal

Night Flight
By Alex Sher
Located in Santa Monica, CA
An underwater black and white photograph of a naked young woman in the pool. The photograph is taken with black background. Original gallery quality print signed by the artist. Dig...
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2010s Photorealist Alex Sher Art

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Archival Pigment

Small Talk - underwater photograph - print on paper
By Alex Sher
Located in Santa Monica, CA
An underwater black and white photograph of two women talking in the pool with their heads above the water. The heads are hidden from the camera by black water. Original digital arc...
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2010s Contemporary Alex Sher Art

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Archival Paper, Archival Pigment

The Source
By Alex Sher
Located in Santa Monica, CA
An underwater photograph of two naked women wrapped in red tulle. Original gallery quality print signed by the artist. Digital archival pigment print on archival paper with metalli...
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2010s Photorealist Alex Sher Art

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Archival Pigment

The Real Mermaid - underwater nude photograph - print on paper
By Alex Sher
Located in Santa Monica, CA
There were five grand-pianos at her house, a pool on the third floor, and a mad man on the bottom of that pool - me. You probably don’t know that a broken pump turns your pool into a...
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2010s Contemporary Alex Sher Art

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Archival Paper, Archival Pigment, Digital Pigment

Steps - underwater photograph - print on paper
By Alex Sher
Located in Santa Monica, CA
A light and very becoming underwater photograph of a girl walking down the steps in pool toward you. The light blue photograph shows no swimsuit neither any places where you would ex...
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2010s Contemporary Alex Sher Art

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Archival Ink, Archival Paper

Athena
By Alex Sher
Located in Santa Monica, CA
An underwater photograph of a naked young woman with a sward. Original gallery quality print signed by the artist. Digital archival pigment print on archival paper with metallic fi...
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2010s Photorealist Alex Sher Art

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Archival Pigment

Danae and the Golden Rain
By Alex Sher
Located in Santa Monica, CA
An underwater photograph of a naked young woman wrapped in golden tulle. Her body position, her beautiful face, and golden reflection remind Ancient Greek myth about Zeus and Danae. ...
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2010s Photorealist Alex Sher Art

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Archival Pigment

Carmen - underwater nude photograph - print on paper
By Alex Sher
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Underwater nude photograph of Russian celebrity singer Katya Lee. The photograph is mostly black and white except for the red scarf. Original digital print on archival paper signed...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Alex Sher Art

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Archival Ink, Archival Paper

Red Pretzel - underwater nude photograph - print on paper
By Alex Sher
Located in Santa Monica, CA
An underwater photograph of a topless dancer diving in red tutu skirt. Original digital print on archival paper signed by the artist. Limited edition of 24 The artwork is furnished ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Alex Sher Art

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Archival Paper, Archival Ink

Cold Song II - underwater photograph - print on aluminum
By Alex Sher
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Underwater photograph of a man diving in a pool, leaning toward a flower. A very bright photograph with plenty of sun and positivity. Original digital print on aluminum plate signed...
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2010s Contemporary Alex Sher Art

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Metal

Die Loreley
By Alex Sher
Located in Santa Monica, CA
An underwater photograph of a naked young women diving in a pool. The realistic photograph is taken with red background. Original gallery quality print signed by the artist. Digita...
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2010s Photorealist Alex Sher Art

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Archival Pigment

Winter Fishing
By Alex Sher
Located in Santa Monica, CA
An underwater nude photograph of a young woman caught in fishing net. Original gallery quality print signed by the artist. Digital archival pigment print on archival paper with met...
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2010s Photorealist Alex Sher Art

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Archival Pigment

Reflection
By Alex Sher
Located in Santa Monica, CA
An underwater black and white photograph of a naked young woman in the pool. The photograph depicts part of the body and reflection. Original gallery quality print signed by the art...
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2010s Photorealist Alex Sher Art

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Archival Pigment

Double Trouble
By Alex Sher
Located in Santa Monica, CA
An underwater black and white photograph of two naked young women in the pool. Original gallery quality print signed by the artist. Digital archival pigment print on archival paper...
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2010s Photorealist Alex Sher Art

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Archival Pigment

Sweet Dream
By Alex Sher
Located in Santa Monica, CA
An underwater black and white (sepia) photograph of a naked young woman covered with tulle. Original gallery quality print signed by the artist. Digital archival pigment print on a...
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2010s Photorealist Alex Sher Art

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Archival Pigment

Infinity
By Alex Sher
Located in Santa Monica, CA
An underwater black and white photograph of a topless female dancer in the pool. Original gallery quality print signed by the artist. Digital archival pigment print on archival pap...
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2010s Photorealist Alex Sher Art

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Archival Pigment

Sleeping Beauty
By Alex Sher
Located in Santa Monica, CA
An underwater photograph of topless ballerina dancing on the bottom of the pool in white tutu skirt. Original gallery quality print signed by the artist. Digital archival pigment p...
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2010s Photorealist Alex Sher Art

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Archival Pigment

Liquid Fire
By Alex Sher
Located in Santa Monica, CA
An underwater photograph of a naked young women with long blonde hair diving in a pool. The realistic photograph is taken with red background. Original gallery quality print signed ...
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2010s Photorealist Alex Sher Art

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Archival Pigment

Her Majesty
By Alex Sher
Located in Santa Monica, CA
An underwater photograph of a naked young woman wrapped in transparent tulle. Original gallery quality print signed by the artist. Digital archival pigment print on archival paper ...
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2010s Photorealist Alex Sher Art

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Archival Pigment

Sunshine
By Alex Sher
Located in Santa Monica, CA
An underwater photograph of a naked young woman in the pool wrapped in with sunbeams and air bubbles. Original gallery quality print signed by the artist. Digital archival pigment ...
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2010s Photorealist Alex Sher Art

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Archival Pigment

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