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Arthur Elgort Art

American, b. 1940

One of the world’s most frequently imitated photographers, Arthur Elgort is a tireless innovator known for his lively “snapshot” style. He has freelanced for a range of top-tier magazines and luxury brands, and is credited with introducing movement and an emphasis on the wonders of natural light to the realm of fashion photography.

Born in 1940 in New York City, Elgort attended Stuyvesant High School and later studied painting at Hunter College before turning to photography. “I started as a painter, but I was a bad copy of Franz Kline,” explained Elgort in an interview with the New York Times. “I couldn’t draw. But I thought, ‘If I had a camera, I could capture something.’ So, I became a photographer.” 

Elgort’s career began as a photo assistant to Swedish fashion photographer Gösta Peterson. He shot his first cover photo for Mademoiselle magazine. However, a series of groundbreakingly candid black and white photos Elgort took of a model playing with a dog for British Vogue in 1971 cemented his status as a star in fashion photography. 

Elgort’s relaxed technique, which sees him capturing breezy images of models in what appear to be candid moments, was a refreshing and welcome change to the stiff and staged studio shoots that were characteristic of fashion photography during the 1970s and 1980s. As a result, Elgort has taken some of the fashion industry’s most iconic portraits, particularly of supermodels Cindy Crawford, Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell, Linda Evangelista, Claudia Schiffer and Christy Turlington. 

For decades, Elgort has worked as a photographer at Vogue, and his striking black and white and color photos have also graced the pages of Rolling Stone, GQ and Glamour.

Elgort’s works are featured in galleries and museums around the world, including the International Center of Photography in New York City, the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

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Artist: Arthur Elgort
Jon Hendricks in Harlem, NYC, The New Yorker
By Arthur Elgort
Located in New York, NY
Artist's Proof Signed by the photographer on the verso
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Early 2000s Arthur Elgort Art

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Archival Pigment

Azzedine Alaïa and Naomi Campbell, Paris
By Arthur Elgort
Located in New York, NY
Edition of 30 Signed by the photographer on the verso
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1980s Arthur Elgort Art

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Silver Gelatin

Alek Wek for Vogue - four models in black powersuits, fine art photography, 1997
By Arthur Elgort
Located in Vienna, AT
All prints are limited edition. Available in multiple sizes. High-end framing on request. All prints are done and signed by the artist. The collector receives an additional certific...
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1990s Contemporary Arthur Elgort Art

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Archival Pigment

Shaun Casey, Italian Harper’s Bazaar, 1978
By Arthur Elgort
Located in New York, NY
Signed by the photographer on certificate of authenticity
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1970s Arthur Elgort Art

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Archival Pigment

Stella Diving, Watermill, Long Island, New York, VOGUE
By Arthur Elgort
Located in New York, NY
Signed by the photographer. Larger sizes are available upon request.
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1990s Arthur Elgort Art

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Archival Pigment

Romance: Christian Lacroix Haute Couture Atelier
By Arthur Elgort
Located in New York, NY
Signed by the photographer
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1980s Arthur Elgort Art

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Archival Pigment

Fire Island, New York
By Arthur Elgort
Located in New York, NY
Signed by the photographer
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1970s Arthur Elgort Art

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Silver Gelatin

Oscar De La Renta and Karl Lagerfeld, Paris
By Arthur Elgort
Located in New York, NY
Signed by the photographer
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21st Century and Contemporary Arthur Elgort Art

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Photographic Paper

Emma Underwater - b&w Underwater Nude, Fine Art Photography, 1990
By Arthur Elgort
Located in Vienna, AT
Underwater Nude with reflections on the water surface, photographed by Arthur Elgort in 1990. All prints are limited edition. Available in multiple sizes. High-end framing on request. All prints are done and signed by the artist. The collector receives an additional certificate of authenticity from the gallery. The sun reflects the soft water riples on a Model's nude chest. The lower half of her face is visible underwater, the upper half is hidden behind the reflections of her own body on the underside of the water's surface. The soft waves create texture throughout the whole image. The soft black and grey shades make the image appear almost abstract at first sight, inviting the viewer to step closer and explore. Claudia Schiffer causing a mob in Rome, Kate Moss dancing on the tables in Paris – star...
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20th Century Contemporary Arthur Elgort Art

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Archival Pigment

Naomi Campbell in Paris
By Arthur Elgort
Located in New York, NY
Signed by the photographer on the verso Please inquire about additional limited sizes and editions
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Late 20th Century Arthur Elgort Art

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Silver Gelatin

Gail Elliott, Yasmin Le Bon, Christy Turlington and Linda Evangelista, New York
By Arthur Elgort
Located in New York, NY
Signed by the photographer
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1980s Arthur Elgort Art

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Silver Gelatin

Rubbernecking, Giraffe Manor, Kenya, VOGUE
By Arthur Elgort
Located in New York, NY
Signed by the photographer
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Early 2000s Arthur Elgort Art

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Archival Pigment

Alva Chinn, Rosie Vela, and Karen Bjornson, Halston
By Arthur Elgort
Located in New York, NY
Signed by the photographer
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1970s Arthur Elgort Art

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Silver Gelatin

Kate Moss in Nepal, British VOGUE
By Arthur Elgort
Located in New York, NY
Signed by the photographer
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1990s Arthur Elgort Art

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Archival Pigment

Up, Up, and Away, Fran Summers, West Hampton, NY, British VOGUE
By Arthur Elgort
Located in New York, NY
Signed by the photographer
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2010s Arthur Elgort Art

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Archival Pigment

Shaun Casey, Italian Harper’s Bazaar
By Arthur Elgort
Located in New York, NY
Signed by the photographer
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1970s Arthur Elgort Art

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Archival Pigment

Naomi Campbell, Paris, Alaia
By Arthur Elgort
Located in New York, NY
Signed by the photographer
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1980s Arthur Elgort Art

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Archival Pigment

Christy Turlington, New York City
By Arthur Elgort
Located in New York, NY
Signed by the photographer
Category

1990s Arthur Elgort Art

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Silver Gelatin

Wycliff Gordon, New York City
By Arthur Elgort
Located in New York, NY
Signed by the photographer
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1990s Arthur Elgort Art

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Silver Gelatin

Susanne Bartsch and Company, New York City
By Arthur Elgort
Located in New York, NY
Signed by the photographer
Category

1990s Arthur Elgort Art

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Silver Gelatin

Karl Lagerfeld, Paris
By Arthur Elgort
Located in New York, NY
Signed by the photographer
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1980s Arthur Elgort Art

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Silver Gelatin

Manolo Blahnik, Paris
By Arthur Elgort
Located in New York, NY
Signed by the photographer
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Early 2000s Arthur Elgort Art

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Silver Gelatin

Lion in Africa
By Arthur Elgort
Located in New York, NY
Signed by the photographer
Category

1990s Arthur Elgort Art

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Silver Gelatin

Rei Kawakubo, Paris
By Arthur Elgort
Located in New York, NY
Signed by the photographer
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1980s Arthur Elgort Art

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Silver Gelatin

Claudia Schiffer, Rome, Valentino
By Arthur Elgort
Located in New York, NY
Signed by the photographer
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1990s Arthur Elgort Art

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Silver Gelatin

Christy Turlington, Moscow, VOGUE
By Arthur Elgort
Located in New York, NY
Signed by the photographer
Category

1990s Arthur Elgort Art

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Archival Pigment

Lisa Taylor in the TWA Lounge, JFK Airport, New York City, VOGUE
By Arthur Elgort
Located in New York, NY
Signed by the photographer
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1970s Arthur Elgort Art

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Silver Gelatin

Linda Evangelista, Scotland, VOGUE
By Arthur Elgort
Located in New York, NY
Signed by the photographer
Category

1990s Arthur Elgort Art

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Archival Pigment

Gia, Fire Island, NY
By Arthur Elgort
Located in New York, NY
Signed by the photographer
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1980s Arthur Elgort Art

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Silver Gelatin

In The Studio, New York City, VOGUE
By Arthur Elgort
Located in New York, NY
Signed by the photographer
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1970s Arthur Elgort Art

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Archival Pigment

Bonnie Berman, Palm Beach, FL, VOGUE
By Arthur Elgort
Located in New York, NY
Signed by the photographer
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1980s Arthur Elgort Art

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Archival Pigment

Self Portrait at Home, New York City
By Arthur Elgort
Located in New York, NY
Signed by the photographer
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1980s Arthur Elgort Art

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Silver Gelatin

Liya Kebede and André 3000, VOGUE
By Arthur Elgort
Located in New York, NY
Signed by the photographer
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Early 2000s Arthur Elgort Art

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Archival Pigment

Liya Kebede and André 3000, VOGUE
By Arthur Elgort
Located in New York, NY
Signed by the photographer
Category

Early 2000s Arthur Elgort Art

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Archival Pigment

Naomi Campbell and Christy Turlington, Parlange Plantation on False River, VOGUE
By Arthur Elgort
Located in New York, NY
Signed by the photographer
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1990s Arthur Elgort Art

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Silver Gelatin

Kate Moss at Cafe Lipp, Paris, VOGUE Italia
By Arthur Elgort
Located in New York, NY
Signed by the photographer
Category

1990s Arthur Elgort Art

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Silver Gelatin

Nadja Auermann Crossing Park Ave., VOGUE
By Arthur Elgort
Located in New York, NY
Signed by the photographer
Category

1990s Arthur Elgort Art

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Silver Gelatin

Caroline Trentini and David Alvarez, New York City, VOGUE
By Arthur Elgort
Located in New York, NY
Signed by the photographer
Category

Early 2000s Arthur Elgort Art

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Archival Pigment

Lisa Taylor Driving over the GW Bridge, New York City, VOGUE
By Arthur Elgort
Located in New York, NY
Signed by the photographer
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1970s Arthur Elgort Art

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Archival Pigment

Christy Turlington, New Orleans, LA, British VOGUE
By Arthur Elgort
Located in New York, NY
Signed by the photographer
Category

1990s Arthur Elgort Art

Materials

Silver Gelatin

Christian Lacroix Haute Couture Atelier, Paris
By Arthur Elgort
Located in New York, NY
Signed by the photographer
Category

1980s Arthur Elgort Art

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Archival Pigment

The Rolling Stones, Long View Farm, MA
By Arthur Elgort
Located in New York, NY
Signed by the photographer
Category

1980s Arthur Elgort Art

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Archival Pigment

Keith Richards & Patti Hansen, NYC, 1981
By Arthur Elgort
Located in New York, NY
Signed by the photographer
Category

1980s Arthur Elgort Art

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Archival Pigment, Silver Gelatin

Keith Richards, Taft Hotel, NYC, 1981
By Arthur Elgort
Located in New York, NY
Signed by the photographer
Category

1980s Arthur Elgort Art

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Archival Pigment, Silver Gelatin

Claudia Schiffer, Rom -the supermodel for a vogueshooting with car
By Arthur Elgort
Located in Vienna, AT
Other sizes and framing on request PREISS FINE ARTS is one of the world’s leading galleries for fine art photography representing the most famous contemporary artists...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Arthur Elgort Art

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Archival Pigment

Patti Hansen, Lisa Taylor, and Beverly Johnson, San Francisco, 1976
By Arthur Elgort
Located in New York, NY
Signed by the photographer on label of authenticity Edition 3/30
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1970s Arthur Elgort Art

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Archival Pigment

Lisa Taylor, VOGUE, 1978
By Arthur Elgort
Located in New York, NY
Signed by the photographer on label of authenticity Edition 4/30
Category

1970s Arthur Elgort Art

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Archival Pigment

Keke Lindgard, Vogue España
By Arthur Elgort
Located in New York, NY
Elgort photographed Lindgard at the Soniat House Hotel in New Orleans in front of the 1892 painting Pagliacci by the French artist Leon Henri Antoine Loire. The painting, which was t...
Category

2010s Modern Arthur Elgort Art

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Archival Pigment

Naomi Campbell, Azzedine Alaia Paris, 1987 - The supermodel posing
By Arthur Elgort
Located in Vienna, AT
Naomi Campbell, Azzedine Alaia Paris, 1987 - The supermodel posing Other sizes and framing on request PREISS FINE ARTS is one of the world’s leading galleries for fine art photography representing the most famous contemporary artists. Star photographer Arthur Elgort...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Arthur Elgort Art

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Archival Pigment

Christy Turlington, New Orleans, LA, British Vogue, 1990
By Arthur Elgort
Located in Vienna, AT
Christy Turlington, New Orleans, LA, British Vogue, 1990 PREISS FINE ARTS is one of the world’s leading galleries for fine art photography representing the most famous contemporary artists. Star photographer Arthur Elgort...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Arthur Elgort Art

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Archival Pigment

Cindy Crawford, NYC Lei Magazine, 1985
By Arthur Elgort
Located in Vienna, AT
Cindy Crawford, NYC Lei Magazine, 1985 Other sizes and framing on request PREISS FINE ARTS is one of the world’s leading galleries for fine art photography representing the most famous contemporary artists. Star photographer Arthur Elgort...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Arthur Elgort Art

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Archival Pigment

Skaters at the Eiffel Tower, Paris
By Arthur Elgort
Located in New York, NY
Signed by the photographer. Additional sizes may be available upon request.
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1990s Arthur Elgort Art

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Photographic Paper

Linda Evangelista, Dominica
By Arthur Elgort
Located in New York, NY
Signed by the photographer
Category

1990s Arthur Elgort Art

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Silver Gelatin

Kate Moss in Cafe Lipp, Paris - portrait of the supermodel
By Arthur Elgort
Located in Vienna, AT
Kate Moss in Cafe Lipp, Paris - portrait of the supermodel The artwork is made and signed by the artist in a strictly limited edition. It is framed high-end with mat, black hardwood...
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20th Century Contemporary Arthur Elgort Art

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Archival Pigment

Lauren Hutton, New York
By Arthur Elgort
Located in New York, NY
This photograph is in an edition of 30 and is signed by the photographer. Larger sizes also available.
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1970s Arthur Elgort Art

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Silver Gelatin

Stella Diving, Watermill, NY, Vogue
By Arthur Elgort
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Signed and numbered Edition of 30
Category

Late 20th Century Arthur Elgort Art

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Archival Pigment

Nadja Auermann in Ireland, Vogue
By Arthur Elgort
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Signed and numbered Edition of 30
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Late 20th Century Arthur Elgort Art

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Archival Pigment

Appollonia with Dogs, London, British Vogue
By Arthur Elgort
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Signed and numbered Edition of 30
Category

Late 20th Century Arthur Elgort Art

Materials

Silver Gelatin

Arthur Elgort art for sale on 1stDibs.

Find a wide variety of authentic Arthur Elgort available for sale on 1stDibs. If you’re browsing the collection of art to introduce a pop of color in a neutral corner of your living room or bedroom, you can find work that includes elements of blue and other colors. You can also browse by medium to find art by Arthur Elgort in archival pigment print, pigment print, silver gelatin print and more. Much of the original work by this artist or collective was created during the 20th century and is mostly associated with the contemporary style. Not every interior allows for large Arthur Elgort, so small editions measuring 8 inches across are available. Customers who are interested in this artist might also find the work of Greg Gorman, Michel Comte, and Gered Mankowitz. Arthur Elgort prices can differ depending upon medium, time period and other attributes. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $4,500 and tops out at $21,000, while the average work can sell for $9,625.

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