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Ellen von Unwerth Art

German, b. 1954
German, b. 1954

Ellen von Unwerth is a director and photographer whose bold and erotic images of women have left an indelible mark on the visual landscape of the fashion world. Born in Frankfurt, von Unwerth was a model in Paris for nearly a decade before turning to photography. Her 1989 images of Claudia Schiffer for a Guess jeans campaign, echoing the playfully feminine style of 1950s pinups, earned both Schiffer and von Unwerth wide attention. Over the years, her work has been featured regularly in magazines like Interview, Vanity Fair, Vogue, I-D, and The Face, appearing on covers and in both editorial and commercial contexts. In 1991, she won first prize at the International Festival of Fashion Photography.

Von Unwerth’s 1995 photoshoot of Drew Barrymore for Playboy magazine is among her most popular work and, coupled with an array of album covers for such artists as Janet Jackson and Britney Spears, gave her standing as a celebrity photographer beyond the borders of the fashion world. Von Unwerth’s pictures have a distinctive look and feel, with saturated colors and dense compositions, while also, in certain cases, paying homage to great photographers of the 20th century. The 2015 Tree of Love, Bavaria, in which a nude model reclines inside the heart-shaped hollow of an enormous decaying trunk, recalls Edward Weston’s sensuous use of the body’s geometry in his compositions. And the dramatically lit Tic Tac Toe from 2010, showing a scantily clad woman posing on a city street at night, evokes Helmut Newton’s atmospheric photograph of a model wearing Yves St. Laurent’s Le Smoking jacket, shot for French Vogue in 1975.

Von Unwerth has published several books of her photographs, including Revenge, in 2003, and Fräulein, in 2009. Those volumes have been joined this year by one showcasing the photos of her new series “Heimat,” in which she playfully combines visual tropes of traditional Bavarian life with her signature eroticism and wit. She is represented by several dealers, including the Staley-Wise Gallery, in New York, and Galerie Trabant, in Kitzbühel, Austria.

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Kate Moss in Chanel & Karl Lagerfeld - supermodel & star designer portrait
By Ellen von Unwerth
Located in Vienna, AT
Kate Moss in Chanel & Karl Lagerfeld - portrait of the supermodel & star designer PREISS FINE ARTS is one of the world’s leading galleries for fine art photography representing th...
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1990s Contemporary Ellen von Unwerth Art

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Archival Pigment

Uncover, Warsaw - nude portrait of a model from a behind on a stairwell
By Ellen von Unwerth
Located in Vienna, AT
Uncover, Warsaw - nude portrait of a model from behind on a stairwell The artwork is made and signed by the artist in a limited edition of 7. It is framed high-end in a black hardwoo...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Ellen von Unwerth Art

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Silver Gelatin

Madonna - portrait of the star and icon of music
By Ellen von Unwerth
Located in Vienna, AT
Madonna - portrait of the star and icon of music The artwork is made and signed by the artist in a limited edition of 3. It is framed high-end in a black hardwood box with 99% UV-res...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Ellen von Unwerth Art

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Archival Pigment

Diane Kruger "Blue Angel" portrait of the moviestar inspired by Marlene Dietrich
By Ellen von Unwerth
Located in Vienna, AT
Diane Kruger "Blue Angel" portrait of the movie star and model inspired by Marlene Dietrich. The artwork is made and signed by the artist in a limited edition of 7. It is framed high...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Ellen von Unwerth Art

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Silver Gelatin

Tete-à-Tete, Bavaria 2015
By Ellen von Unwerth
Located in Munich, DE
2 girls in traditional bavarian dresses showing their cleavage. In "Heimat" (german for homeland) invites viewers on a photographic journey through her childhood homeland of Bavaria...
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2010s Contemporary Ellen von Unwerth Art

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Archival Pigment

Disco Hat
By Ellen von Unwerth
Located in Vienna, AT
Disco hat worn by a model, sticking the tongue out. Ellen von Unwerth is one of the most famous and influential photographers in the world. Her artistic achievements have been honor...
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21st Century and Contemporary Ellen von Unwerth Art

Butterfly
By Ellen von Unwerth
Located in New York, NY
All editions signed by the photographer.
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2010s Ellen von Unwerth Art

Bye Bye Paris, Paris
By Ellen von Unwerth
Located in New York, NY
Signed by the photographer
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Early 2000s Ellen von Unwerth Art

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C Print

David Bowie and Kate Moss - portrait of the famous pop star with the supermodel
By Ellen von Unwerth
Located in Vienna, AT
David Bowie and Kate Moss - portrait of the two icons of music and fashion, pop star David Bowie and supermodel Kate Moss The artwork is made and signed by the artist in a strictly...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Ellen von Unwerth Art

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Archival Pigment

Penelope Cruz, Paris
By Ellen von Unwerth
Located in New York, NY
This photograph is an edition of 15. All editions are signed by the photographer. Larger sizes may be available upon request.
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Early 2000s Ellen von Unwerth Art

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Silver Gelatin

von Unwerth, Tree of Love, Bavaria, Nude, Color Photography, Fine Art Print
By Ellen von Unwerth
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Tree of Love, Bavaria, 2015 C-print on Fujiflex paper 70.8 x 47.2 in (180 x 120 cm) Edition of 3 The photographer Ellen von Unwerth worked as a top fashion model for 10 years, befor...
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2010s Ellen von Unwerth Art

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Digital Pigment

David Bowie and Kate Moss IV
By Ellen von Unwerth
Located in Vienna, AT
Legendary portrait of the supermodel and music superstar in front of a lila background. PREISS FINE ARTS is one of the world’s leading galleries for fine art photography representin...
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2010s Ellen von Unwerth Art

David Bowie and Kate Moss II
By Ellen von Unwerth
Located in Vienna, AT
Legendary portrait of the supermodel and music superstar lying on sofa and carpet. PREISS FINE ARTS is one of the world’s leading galleries for fine art photography representing the...
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21st Century and Contemporary Ellen von Unwerth Art

The Story of Olga I
By Ellen von Unwerth
Located in Vienna, AT
Provocative nude picture of the feast – from the famous “The Story of Olga” series. Ellen von Unwerth is one of the most famous and influential photographers in the world. Her artis...
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21st Century and Contemporary Ellen von Unwerth Art

Mask: Nadja Auermann, VOGUE UK, Paris
By Ellen von Unwerth
Located in New York, NY
This photograph is an edition of 7. All editions are signed by the photographer. Larger sizes may be available upon request.
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1990s Ellen von Unwerth Art

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Silver Gelatin

Sunset Strip II, Los Angeles
By Ellen von Unwerth
Located in New York, NY
Ellen von Unwerth Sunset Strip II, Los Angeles, 1991; printed 2018 gelatin silver print 20 x 24 inches Edition of 15
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1990s Ellen von Unwerth Art

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Silver Gelatin

Bavarian Girls - Heimat series
By Ellen von Unwerth
Located in Vienna, AT
Three models in red and brown traditional costumes doing kitchen work for cooking in the alpine mountains of Bavaria, Germany. Ellen von Unwerth is one of the most famous and influe...
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2010s Ellen von Unwerth Art

Penelope Cruz smoking Cigar
By Ellen von Unwerth
Located in Vienna, AT
Star actress Penelope Cruz smoking. PREISS FINE ARTS is one of the world’s leading galleries for fine art photography representing the most famous contemporary artists. Ellen von U...
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21st Century and Contemporary Ellen von Unwerth Art

Peaches
By Ellen von Unwerth
Located in Vienna, AT
Three sexy models in vintage style eating fruits. Ellen von Unwerth is one of the most famous and influential photographers in the world. Her artistic achievements have been honored...
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21st Century and Contemporary Ellen von Unwerth Art

Elisabeth Hurley, NYC
By Ellen von Unwerth
Located in Vienna, AT
Ellen von Unwerth is one of the most famous and influential photographers in the world. Her artistic achievements have been honored with truly great photography awards. She discovere...
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1990s Ellen von Unwerth Art

Kate Moss Shopping II - in a light pink negligee, coat and wiping her face off
By Ellen von Unwerth
Located in Vienna, AT
Supermodel Kate Moss in a kitchen in front of groceries and a fridge wearing a light pink negligee and coat and wiping her face off after drinking milk. Ellen von Unwerth is one of ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Ellen von Unwerth Art

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Archival Pigment

Beating it - while it's hot, Bavaria 2015
By Ellen von Unwerth
Located in Munich, DE
Price range: 9,000 - 36,000 € Edition 3 Also available in: 40x60cm, Edition of 10 70x105cm, Edition of 7 150x230cm, Edition 3 Naked female blacksmith works with hammer and anvil to...
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2010s Contemporary Ellen von Unwerth Art

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Archival Pigment

Claudia Schiffer Mykonos
By Ellen von Unwerth
Located in Vienna, AT
Ellen von Unwerth is one of the most famous and influential photographers in the world. Her artistic achievements have been honored with truly great photography awards. She discovere...
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1990s Ellen von Unwerth Art

Sangria - two models taking a bath with strawberries
By Ellen von Unwerth
Located in Vienna, AT
Sangria - two models taking a bath with strawberries. A fantastic artwork by Ellen von Unwerth available in a limited edition of 15 made and signed by Ellen von Unwerth. Other size...
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2010s Contemporary Ellen von Unwerth Art

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Archival Pigment

Filmstar Monica Bellucci in a small black dress with a man in a bathroom
By Ellen von Unwerth
Located in Vienna, AT
Filmstar Monica Bellucci in a bathroom with a small black dress on and curlers in her hair Other sizes and high end framing on request. PREISS FINE ARTS is one of the world’s leadin...
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2010s Contemporary Ellen von Unwerth Art

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Archival Pigment

Baccarat
By Ellen von Unwerth
Located in New York, NY
Ed of 15 Printed later
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Early 2000s Contemporary Ellen von Unwerth Art

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Silver Gelatin

Cherry Kiss - two models with a mask on kissing each other
By Ellen von Unwerth
Located in Vienna, AT
Cherry Kiss - two models with a mask on kissing each other. Other sizes and high-end frame on request. PREISS FINE ARTS is one of the world’s leading galleries for fine art photogra...
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21st Century and Contemporary Ellen von Unwerth Art

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Archival Pigment

Snow White
By Ellen von Unwerth
Located in Vienna, AT
Erotic nude portrait of a model on a blue blanket in Bavaria, Germany. Ellen von Unwerth - the female Helmut Newton - is one of the most famous and influential photographers in the ...
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2010s Ellen von Unwerth Art

Claudia Schiffer - portrait of the supermodel looking like Brigitte Bardot
By Ellen von Unwerth
Located in Vienna, AT
Supermodel Claudia Schiffer in corset in Brigitte Bardot style. The artwork is framed high-end with a black wooden box, mat and 99% UV-resistant acrylic glass. It is made and signed ...
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1990s Contemporary Ellen von Unwerth Art

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Archival Pigment

Upstairs, Paris, Celebrity, black and white photography, nude
By Ellen von Unwerth
Located in Munich, DE
Price range: 9,000 - 36,000 € Limited Edition of 7 More sizes: 40x50cm/15.7x19.6 in: Edition of 15 50x60cm/19.6x23.6 in: Edition of 15 120x180cm/47x70.8 in: Edition of 3 Ellen von ...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Ellen von Unwerth Art

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Archival Pigment

The Big Catch, Bavaria
By Ellen von Unwerth
Located in New York, NY
C-print on Fujiflex paper Ed of 7
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2010s Contemporary Ellen von Unwerth Art

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C Print

Revenge - nude back in a black corset lingerie
By Ellen von Unwerth
Located in Vienna, AT
Revenge - nude back in a black corset lingerie. This artwork is made and signed by the artist in a strictly limited edition of 15. Bigger sizes and high-end frame on request. Our ga...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Ellen von Unwerth Art

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Archival Pigment

Naomi Campbell
By Ellen von Unwerth
Located in Vienna, AT
Stunning black and white nude picture of supermodel Naomi Campbell sitting on a bench, wearing sneakers and bended forwards. Ellen von Unwerth - the female Helmut Newton - is one o...
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1990s Ellen von Unwerth Art

Kate Moss, Kino Paris, Celebrity, black and white photography
By Ellen von Unwerth
Located in Munich, DE
Price range: 9,000 - 36,000 € Limited Edition of 7 More sizes: 40x50cm/15.7x19.6 in: Edition of 15 50x60cm/19.6x23.6 in: Edition of 15 120x180cm/47x70.8 in: Edition of 3 Ellen von ...
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1980s Contemporary Ellen von Unwerth Art

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Archival Pigment

Bubbly II, Paris
By Ellen von Unwerth
Located in New York, NY
Signed by the photographer
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1990s Ellen von Unwerth Art

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C Print

Ellen von Unwerth, Nude Woman, Black & White Photography
By Ellen von Unwerth
Located in Vienna, AT
Girl Chain - a model in black sitting on a bed with a chain around her neck. Other sizes and high-end framing on request. Ellen von Unwerth is one of the most famous and influentia...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Ellen von Unwerth Art

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Archival Pigment

Nudes at the Royalton - portrait of two nude models
By Ellen von Unwerth
Located in Vienna, AT
The artwork is framed and signed by the artist in a strictly limited edition of 7. It is framed in museum quality with a black hart-wood box, mat and 99% UV-resistant acrylic glass. ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Ellen von Unwerth Art

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Archival Pigment

Elle Macpherson, New York
By Ellen von Unwerth
Located in Munich, DE
Price range: 9,000 - 36,000 € Limited Edition of 15 More sizes: 50x60cm/19.6x23.6 in: Edition of 15 70x100cm/27.6x39 in: Edition of 7 120x180cm/47x70.8 in: Edition of 3 Ellen von U...
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2010s Contemporary Ellen von Unwerth Art

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Archival Pigment

Upstairs
By Ellen von Unwerth
Located in Vienna, AT
Semi-nude model in lingerie from behind ascending a staircase. PREISS FINE ARTS is one of the world’s leading galleries for fine art photography representing the most famous contemp...
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1990s Ellen von Unwerth Art

Untitled- sensual portrait of two models in masquerade costumes
By Ellen von Unwerth
Located in Vienna, AT
Untitled- sensual portrait of two models in masquerade costumes PREISS FINE ARTS is one of the world’s leading galleries for fine art photography representing the most famous contem...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Ellen von Unwerth Art

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Silver Gelatin

Crash / Elle Macpherson - a portrait of the supermodel model "the Body"
By Ellen von Unwerth
Located in Vienna, AT
Elle Macpherson sitting in the kitchen and drinking tee. Naked, only covered with the newspaper "financial times", on the cover a portrait of Tony Blair , seems like he is looking at...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Ellen von Unwerth Art

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Archival Pigment

Beating It While It's Hot, Bavaria, Black & White Photography, Fine Art Print
By Ellen von Unwerth
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Beating It While It’s Hot, Bavaria, 2015 B&W-print on Baryta paper 15.7 x 23.6 in (40 x 60 cm) Edition of 10 The photographer Ellen von Unwerth worked as a top fashion model for 10 ...
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2010s Ellen von Unwerth Art

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Other Medium

Monica Bellucci, New York - the filmstar opening her bustier with a necklace on
By Ellen von Unwerth
Located in Vienna, AT
Monica Bellucci, New York - the filmstar opening her bustier with a cross necklace on Other sizes and high-end framing on request. PREISS FINE ARTS is one of the world’s leading gal...
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2010s Contemporary Ellen von Unwerth Art

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Archival Pigment

Kate Moss Shopping - Supermodel in front of a fridge wearing a light pink dress
By Ellen von Unwerth
Located in Vienna, AT
Supermodel Kate Moss in front of a fridge wearing a light pink negligee and coat and holding a cucumber as a phallus symbol. Other sizes and high-end frame on request. PREISS FINE ...
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Early 2000s Ellen von Unwerth Art

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Archival Pigment

Heidi, Kitzbuehel
By Ellen von Unwerth
Located in Munich, DE
Price range: 9,000 - 60,000 € Also available in: 50x60cm, Edition of 10 70x100cm, Edition of 7 120x180 cm, Edition of 3, LAST AP 150x230cm, Edition 3 A girl with red stockings is wa...
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2010s Contemporary Ellen von Unwerth Art

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Archival Pigment

Leg Show, Rouilly-le-bas
By Ellen von Unwerth
Located in Munich, DE
Price range: 9,000 - 36,000 € Limited Edition of 15 More sizes: 50x60cm/19.6x23.6 in: Edition of 15 70x100cm/27.6x39 in: Edition of 7 120x180cm/47x70.8 in: Edition of 3 Ellen von U...
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2010s Contemporary Ellen von Unwerth Art

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Archival Pigment

Untitled - colorful portrait of a model from behind wearing a corset
By Ellen von Unwerth
Located in Vienna, AT
Untitled - colorful portrait of a model from behind wearing a corset PREISS FINE ARTS is one of the world’s leading galleries for fine art photography representing the most famous c...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Ellen von Unwerth Art

Dioni Tabbers and Jana Jirickova
By Ellen von Unwerth
Located in New York, NY
Ellen von Unwerth Dioni Tabbers and Jana Jirickova, 2011 Barythe print 40 x 30 inches Edition of 7
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2010s Ellen von Unwerth Art

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Black and White

The Story of Olga, Celebrity, black and white photography, nude
By Ellen von Unwerth
Located in Munich, DE
Price range: 9,000 - 36,000 € Limited Edition of 15 More sizes: 50x60cm/19.6x23.6 in: Edition of 15 70x100cm/27.6x39 in: Edition of 7 120x180cm/47x70.8 in: Edition of 3 Ellen von U...
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2010s Contemporary Ellen von Unwerth Art

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Archival Pigment

Deep Down in Chinatown, New York
By Ellen von Unwerth
Located in New York, NY
Fuji Crystal Archival Print. Signed by the photographer. Additional sizes may be available upon request.
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2010s Ellen von Unwerth Art

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Photographic Paper

Rainy Day, Celebrity, black and white photography, nude
By Ellen von Unwerth
Located in Munich, DE
Price range: 9,000 - 36,000 € Limited Edition of 15 More sizes: 50x60cm/19.6x23.6 in: Edition of 15 70x100cm/27.6x39 in: Edition of 7 120x180cm/47x70.8 in: Edition of 3 Ellen von U...
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1990s Contemporary Ellen von Unwerth Art

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Archival Pigment

Nudes at Royalton
By Ellen von Unwerth
Located in Vienna, AT
Picture of two models in stockings and high heels slipping the tops over their heads. PREISS FINE ARTS is one of the world’s leading galleries for fine art photography representing ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Ellen von Unwerth Art

Supermodel Claudia Schiffer from the side, without top and bare back
By Ellen von Unwerth
Located in Vienna, AT
Nude portrait of the supermodel under a sun shade - look from the side, without top and bare back Claudia Schiffer. The artwork is made and signed by the artist in a strictly limite...
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1990s Contemporary Ellen von Unwerth Art

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Archival Pigment

Kate Moss, Celebrity, black and white photography, nude
By Ellen von Unwerth
Located in Munich, DE
Price range: 9,000 - 36,000 € Limited Edition of 3 More sizes: 40x50cm/15.7x19.6 in: Edition of 15 50x60cm/19.6x23.6 in: Edition of 15 70x100cm/27.6x39 in: Edition of 7 Ellen von U...
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1990s Contemporary Ellen von Unwerth Art

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Archival Pigment

Peaches, Rouilly le Bas, Celebrity, black and white photography, nude
By Ellen von Unwerth
Located in Munich, DE
Price range: 22,000 - 36,000 € Limited Edition of 7, Last piece available More sizes: 40x50cm/15.7x19.6 in: Edition of 15, 1AP 50x60cm/19.6x23.6 in: Edition of 15, 1AP 120x180cm/47x...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Ellen von Unwerth Art

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Archival Pigment

The Story of Olga – Smoke
By Ellen von Unwerth
Located in Vienna, AT
Provocative nude picture of a masked model smoking and wearing lingerie. PREISS FINE ARTS is one of the world’s leading galleries for fine art photography representing the most famo...
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21st Century and Contemporary Ellen von Unwerth Art

Penelope Cruz, Paris
By Ellen von Unwerth
Located in Munich, DE
Price range: 11,000 - 36,000 € Limited Edition of 7, 1 AP available More sizes: 40x50cm/15.7x19.6 in: Edition of 15 50x60cm/19.6x23.6 in: Edition of 15 Ellen von Unwerth is a photo...
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2010s Contemporary Ellen von Unwerth Art

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Archival Pigment

David Bowie and Kate Moss - portrait of the icons of music and fashion
By Ellen von Unwerth
Located in Vienna, AT
David Bowie and Kate Moss - portrait of the icons of music and fashion Legendary portrait of the supermodel Kate Moss and music superstar David Bowie together The artwork is made and...
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2010s Contemporary Ellen von Unwerth Art

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Archival Pigment

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