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Michel Comte Photography

Swiss, b. 1954

From humanitarian assignments in war-torn countries to photoshoots with some of the world’s most prominent people and brands, Michel Comte is a celebrated contemporary magazine and fashion photographer who has worked all over the globe. 

Collaborating with the likes of Vogue Italia, l'Uomo Vogue, Vanity Fair and Interview didn’t happen instantly for Comte. Born and raised in Zurich, Switzerland, the photographer began his career in art restoration, working on pieces by Andy Warhol and Yves Klein until 1979, when he secured his first assignment from fashion industry legend Karl Lagerfeld for French luxury house Chloé. Later, Lagerfeld arranged for Comte to work with Chanel, and from there, the photographer built relationships with numerous brands such as Dolce & Gabbana, Gianfranco Ferre, Ferrari, Hennessy, Hermès, Lancôme, Jaguar and more.

Comte worked on photoshoots with many celebrities and public figures such as Mike Tyson, Miles Davis, Sofia Coppola, Elijah Wood, Tina Turner and others.

While keeping busy with shoots, Comte also found time to set up his own humanitarian organization and established successful fundraising efforts with the International Red Cross that focused on supplying clean water to countries in need.

As a passionate mountain climber, Comte became intimately aware of global warming and has worked for decades to increase public awareness relating to climate change. Comte scaled mountains by air and foot to photograph the changes in ice caps — often returning to the same locations all over the world in order to document the disappearing ice.

Comte has exhibited internationally at institutions such as the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice, the Kunst Haus Wien in Austria, the Verona Centro Internazionale di Fotografia and Munich Pinakothek der Moderne

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Artist: Michel Comte
MICHEL COMTE - Super Models for Versace, Vogue Italia, 1994
By Michel Comte
Located in PARIS, FR
Limited edition of 7. Sold Edition number will be communicated at the point of sale. White wood frame and plexi Supermodels" portrait of the famous 90's model all dressed in glamour...
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1990s Michel Comte Photography

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Archival Pigment

Gisele Buendchen with Paparazzis, Cannes - supermodels escaping from the press
By Michel Comte
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 certificate of authenticity from the gallery. In 1999, star photographer Michel Comte created a series of images with supermodel Gisele Bündchen in Cannes, France for Vogue Italia. The highly praised artworks are now part of fashion and fine art history and sought-after worldwide. Intimate moments of a young Gisele captured on camera in Comte's raw signature style. The saturated colours of the broiling desert against the piercing blue of the clear sky or the cool palette of an intimate black-and-white portrait; Michel Comte can do it all. The Swiss star...
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1990s Contemporary Michel Comte Photography

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Archival Pigment

Gisele Bündchen Screaming - nude portrait with sky, fine art photography, 1999
By Michel Comte
Located in Vienna, AT
Nude Portrait of the Supermodel Gisele Bündchen Screaming, photographed by Michel Comte All prints are limited edition. Available in multiple sizes. High-end framing on request. Al...
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1990s Contemporary Michel Comte Photography

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Archival Pigment

Beauty & Beast, Tatjana with snake - nude in the desert, fine art photography
By Michel Comte
Located in Vienna, AT
The artworks is made and signed by the artist in a strictly limited edition of 3. Other sizes and high-end frame on request. For decades Michel Comte has been shooting protagonists ...
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2010s Contemporary Michel Comte Photography

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Archival Pigment

Gisele Buendchen - the naked supermodel in a black dress, wind blowing in Cannes
By Michel Comte
Located in Vienna, AT
In 1999, star photographer Michel Comte created a series of images with supermodel Gisele Bündchen in Cannes, France for Vogue Italia. The highly praised artworks are now part of fas...
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1990s Contemporary Michel Comte Photography

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Archival Pigment

Gisele Bündchen - Nude Portrait with Jewelry, fine art photography, 1999
By Michel Comte
Located in Vienna, AT
Nude Portrait of Supermodel Gisele Bündchen with Jewelry in front of blue sky, photographed by Michel Comte for Vogue Italia in 1999. All prints are limited edition. Available in mu...
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1990s Contemporary Michel Comte Photography

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Archival Pigment

Beauty and the Beast - nude model running through the desert with a zebra b&w
By Michel Comte
Located in Vienna, AT
Other sizes and high-end frame on request. For decades Michel Comte has been shooting protagonists from the world of art, film and entertainment. However, he does not only take phot...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Michel Comte Photography

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Archival Pigment

Beauty & Beast - Jaime with Monkey in the Desert, Fine Art Photography, 1996
By Michel Comte
Located in Vienna, AT
Blond model with monkey on her back, standing in the dessert. Photographed by Michel Comte for his Series 'Beauty & Beast'. All prints are limited edition. Available in multiple siz...
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2010s Contemporary Michel Comte Photography

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Archival Pigment

Iman - the supermodel in boots naked in front of a green background
By Michel Comte
Located in Vienna, AT
Iman by Michel Comte a great artwork wich portraits the supermodel in front of a green background with a cigarette in her mouth. Other sizes and high-end frame on request. For dec...
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2010s Contemporary Michel Comte Photography

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Archival Pigment

Helena Christensen - the supermodel in a black bikini, fine art photography 1993
By Michel Comte
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 Michel Comte Photography

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Archival Pigment

Charlotte Rampling, Vogue Brazil - portrait of the French movie star
By Michel Comte
Located in Vienna, AT
Charlotte Rampling, Vogue Brazil - portrait of the French movie star The artwork is made and signed by the artist in a strictly limited edition of 7. Other sizes on request. PREISS ...
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1990s Contemporary Michel Comte Photography

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Archival Pigment

Sharon Stone, Esquire
By Michel Comte
Located in Vienna, AT
Portrait of the famous Hollywood star and seductive actress. PREISS FINE ARTS is one of the world’s leading galleries for fine art photography representing the most famous contempor...
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20th Century Contemporary Michel Comte Photography

Cindy Crawford, Vanity Fair
By Michel Comte
Located in Vienna, AT
Glamorous portrait of the supermodel behind a fence wearing a white Spanish wedding dress with big earrings. PREISS FINE ARTS is one of the world’s leadi...
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1990s Michel Comte Photography

Sonia Braga, Vogue Brazil
By Michel Comte
Located in Vienna, AT
Nude portrait of the Brazilian actress and model covered with Polka dots and smoking. PREISS FINE ARTS is one of the world’s leading galleries for fine art photography representing ...
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1990s Michel Comte Photography

Water Nude I, Los Angeles - Underwater reflection, Fine Art Photography, 2002
By Michel Comte
Located in Vienna, AT
Underwater Nude with reflection on the surface, photographed by Michel Comte in 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. A Nude Woman floating underwater. Her light skin stands out against the dark Water surrounding her. The reflection of her body on the water's surface appears like another person floating above her. Michel Comte is known for his rich, deep color palette, but Underwater photography is usually not a genre he works in, with this Series being the only example. This piece not only stands out with its ethereal beauty and peaceful atmosphere but also due to its uniqueness within the famous photographer's Oeuvre. The saturated colors of the broiling desert against the piercing blue of the clear sky or the cool palette of an intimate black-and-white portrait, Michel Comte can do it all. The Swiss star...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Michel Comte Photography

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Archival Pigment

Charlotte Rampling
By Michel Comte
Located in Vienna, AT
Colourful portrait of the French actress and movie star. Her face has two layers, the colours of the picture are in red, white and green shades. PREISS FINE ARTS is one of the worl...
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1990s Michel Comte Photography

Helena Christensen Black Dress
By Michel Comte
Located in Vienna, AT
Portrait of supermodel Helena Christensen in a black dress. For decades Michel Comte has been shooting protagonists from the world of art, film and...
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Late 20th Century Michel Comte Photography

Penelope Cruz - portrait of the movie star
By Michel Comte
Located in Vienna, AT
Beautiful portrait of actress Penelope Cruz. The artwork is made and signed by the artist in a strictly limited edition of 7. Other sizes on request. Pr...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Michel Comte Photography

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Archival Pigment

Sharon Stone, Esquire - portrait of the superstar in front of a fence
By Michel Comte
Located in Vienna, AT
Portrait of the Hollywood movie star actress behind a fence. PREISS FINE ARTS is one of the world’s leading galleries for fine art photography representing the most famous contempor...
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Late 20th Century Contemporary Michel Comte Photography

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Archival Pigment

Supermodel Gisele Bündchen in black bikini on rocks by the sea near Cannes
By Michel Comte
Located in Vienna, AT
Picture of the supermodel jumping on rocks next to the sea/ocean at the Cote d’Azur. PREISS FINE ARTS is one of the world’s leading galleries for fine art photography representing ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Michel Comte Photography

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Black and White

Isabella Rossellini II
By Michel Comte
Located in Vienna, AT
For decades Michel Comte has been shooting protagonists from the world of art, film and entertainment. However, he does not only take photos – perhaps more than any other artist Comt...
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Michel Comte Photography

Beauty and Beast I
By Michel Comte
Located in Vienna, AT
For decades Michel Comte has been shooting protagonists from the world of art, film and entertainment. However, he does not only take photos – perhaps more than any other artist Comt...
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1990s Michel Comte Photography

Blond Model sitting shirtless on the desert hugging a monkey from a giraffe
By Michel Comte
Located in Vienna, AT
For decades Michel Comte has been shooting protagonists from the world of art, film and entertainment. However, he does not only take photos – perhaps more than any other artist Comt...
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1990s Michel Comte Photography

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Black and White

Beauty and Beast
By Michel Comte
Located in Vienna, AT
For decades Michel Comte has been shooting protagonists from the world of art, film and entertainment. However, he does not only take photos – perhaps more than any other artist Comt...
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1990s Michel Comte Photography

Gisele Bündchen
By Michel Comte
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/estate. The collector receives an additional c...
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21st Century and Contemporary Michel Comte Photography

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C Print

Lucy Liu
By Michel Comte
Located in Vienna, AT
For decades Michel Comte has been shooting protagonists from the world of art, film and entertainment. However, he does not only take photos – perhaps more than any other artist Comt...
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Michel Comte Photography

Carla Bruni, Vogue Italia
By Michel Comte
Located in Vienna, AT
For decades Michel Comte has been shooting protagonists from the world of art, film and entertainment. However, he does not only take photos – perhaps more than any other artist Comt...
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1990s Michel Comte Photography

Helena Christensen II - the nude supermodel jumping in the air
By Michel Comte
Located in Vienna, AT
Iconic nude portrait of 90's supermodel jumping. 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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1990s Contemporary Michel Comte Photography

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Archival Pigment

Helena Christensen, Safe Sex Campaign, Supermodel Posing with Exposed Back
By Michel Comte
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 certificate of authenticity from the gallery. In 1993, star photographer Michel Comte created a series of iconic images with supermodel Helena Christensen...
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1990s Contemporary Michel Comte Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Naomi Campbell, Vogue Italia
By Michel Comte
Located in Vienna, AT
For decades Michel Comte has been shooting protagonists from the world of art, film and entertainment. However, he does not only take photos – perhaps more than any other artist Comt...
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1990s Michel Comte Photography

Supermodels - portrait of the famous 90's models dressed in Versace
By Michel Comte
Located in Vienna, AT
In "Supermodels, Versace, 1994," Michel Comte captures a moment of unparalleled glamour from the world of haute couture. Set against the backdrop of Versace's iconic fashion house, this fine art print immortalizes a gathering of legendary supermodels amid a timeless fashion moment. With his discerning eye for composition and detail, Comte expertly frames the scene, allowing the viewer to witness the convergence of beauty, style, and sophistication. Claudia Schiffer, Carla Bruni, Nadja Auermann, Naomi Campbell, Christy Turlington, Shalom Harlow, Kristy Hume, Linda Evangelista, Nadege Du Bospertus, and Brandi Quinones staged for Vogue in blue and turquoise baroque shades. The saturated colors of the broiling desert against the piercing blue of the clear sky or the cool palette of an intimate black-and-white portrait, Michel Comte can do it all. The Swiss star...
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1990s Contemporary Michel Comte Photography

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Archival Pigment

Rizzoli Nudes
By Michel Comte
Located in Vienna, AT
For decades Michel Comte has been shooting protagonists from the world of art, film and entertainment. However, he does not only take photos – perhaps more than any other artist Comt...
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1990s Michel Comte Photography

Iman
By Michel Comte
Located in Vienna, AT
Stunning black and white picture of smoking supermodel Iman, lying topless on the ground and wearing cow fur overknees. For decades Michel Comte has been shooting protagonists from ...
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1990s Michel Comte Photography

Eva Herzigova for Givenchy - Red Portrait with Tattoo, Fine Art Photography 1998
By Michel Comte
Located in Vienna, AT
Portrait of Supermodel Eva Herzigova exposing her shoulder tattoo on a red sofa, photographed by Michel Comte in 1998. All prints are limited edition. A...
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1990s Contemporary Michel Comte Photography

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C Print

Catherine Deneuve
By Michel Comte
Located in Vienna, AT
Classical portrait of the French actress and movie star holding a glass of wine. PREISS FINE ARTS is one of the world’s leading galleries for fine art photography representing the m...
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1990s Michel Comte Photography

Daryl Hannah
By Michel Comte
Located in Vienna, AT
For decades Michel Comte has been shooting protagonists from the world of art, film and entertainment. However, he does not only take photos – perhaps more than any other artist Comt...
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Sharon Stone
By Michel Comte
Located in Vienna, AT
For decades Michel Comte has been shooting protagonists from the world of art, film and entertainment. However, he does not only take photos – perhaps more than any other artist Comt...
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Michel Comte Photography

Rizzoli Nudes II - nude model lounging on blankets, fine art photography, 1998
By Michel Comte
Located in Vienna, AT
Other sizes and high end framing on request. PREISS FINE ARTS is one of the world’s leading galleries for fine art photography representing the most famous contemporary artists. F...
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1990s Contemporary Michel Comte Photography

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Archival Pigment

Verushka with Snake
By Michel Comte
Located in Vienna, AT
For decades Michel Comte has been shooting protagonists from the world of art, film and entertainment. However, he does not only take photos – perhaps more than any other artist Comt...
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Michel Comte Photography

Chanel Story - two nude models on a green sofa, fine art photography, 1996
By Michel Comte
Located in Vienna, AT
Other sizes and high end framing on request. PREISS FINE ARTS is one of the world’s leading galleries for fine art photography representing the most famous contemporary artists. F...
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1990s Contemporary Michel Comte Photography

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Archival Pigment

Claudia Schiffer
By Michel Comte
Located in Vienna, AT
For decades Michel Comte has been shooting protagonists from the world of art, film and entertainment. However, he does not only take photos – perhaps more than any other artist Comt...
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1990s Michel Comte Photography

Mickey Rourke, Hotel Ritz
By Michel Comte
Located in Vienna, AT
For decades Michel Comte has been shooting protagonists from the world of art, film and entertainment. However, he does not only take photos – perhaps more than any other artist Comt...
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1990s Michel Comte Photography

Mimi Rogers III, Playboy
By Michel Comte
Located in Vienna, AT
For decades Michel Comte has been shooting protagonists from the world of art, film and entertainment. However, he does not only take photos – perhaps more than any other artist Comt...
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1990s Michel Comte Photography

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C Print

Isabella Rossellini, Milan
By Michel Comte
Located in Vienna, AT
For decades Michel Comte has been shooting protagonists from the world of art, film and entertainment. However, he does not only take photos – perhaps more than any other artist Comt...
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1990s Michel Comte Photography

Mariel Hemingway - sideportrait for Vogue Italy, fine art photography, 1992
By Michel Comte
Located in Vienna, AT
Other sizes and high end framing on request. PREISS FINE ARTS is one of the world’s leading galleries for fine art photography representing the most famous contemporary artists. F...
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1990s Contemporary Michel Comte Photography

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Archival Pigment

Mike Tyson with Dove - portrait of boxing legend, fine art photography, 1990
By Michel Comte
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 certificate of authenticity from the gallery. Mike Tyson is a legend even beyond the boxing world. This high-contrast black-and-white portrait shows a closeup of his face and chest in profile. He is holding a white dove in front of his face as if to kiss it. Contrasted by the dark background, the bird becomes the focal point of the image. The huge man holding it appears even bigger next to the small bird, yet his gentle gesture toward the bird gives the image a peaceful and meditative vibe. The saturated colors of the broiling desert against the piercing blue of the clear sky or the cool palette of an intimate black-and-white portrait, Michel Comte can do it all. The Swiss star...
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1990s Contemporary Michel Comte Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Beauty & Beast - Tatjana Patitz with snake, fine art photography, 1996
By Michel Comte
Located in Vienna, AT
Nude with albino Python in the desert, photographed by Michel Comte for his Series 'Beauty&Beast' in 1996. All prints are limited edition. Available in multiple sizes. High-end fram...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Michel Comte Photography

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Archival Pigment

Gisele Buendchen Smoking - b&w Portrait with Jewelery, Fine Art Photography 1999
By Michel Comte
Located in Vienna, AT
Black and white Portrait of Topmodel Gisele Bündchen with luxurious jewelry and cigarette, photographed by Michel Comte in Cannes for Vogue Italia 1999. 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. In 1999, Star Photographer Michel Comte created a series of images capturing intimate moments with a young Gisele Bündchen in Cannes, France for a Jewelry Campaign published in Vogue Italia. The highly praised artworks are now part of fashion and fine art history and are sought-after worldwide. This black and white portrait shows the supermodel with wet hair and smeared makeup as if she had just come back from a swim in the ocean. Her head is tilted back slightly and the look she is shooting the camera is somewhat condescending yet challenging. With one hand she is brushing her messy hair out of her face, showing off the cigarette she is holding to the viewer. The grungy and rebellious image is juxtaposed by the lavish jewelry the Model is wearing: Big chandelier earrings...
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1990s Contemporary Michel Comte Photography

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Black and White, C Print

Untitled
By Michel Comte
Located in Vienna, AT
For decades Michel Comte has been shooting protagonists from the world of art, film and entertainment. However, he does not only take photos – perhaps more than any other artist Comt...
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20th Century Michel Comte Photography

Anonymous Nude V - model lounging on green sofa, fine art photography, 1998
By Michel Comte
Located in Vienna, AT
Other sizes and high end framing on request. PREISS FINE ARTS is one of the world’s leading galleries for fine art photography representing the most famous contemporary artists. F...
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20th Century Contemporary Michel Comte Photography

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Archival Pigment

Mimi Rogers II
By Michel Comte
Located in Vienna, AT
For decades Michel Comte has been shooting protagonists from the world of art, film and entertainment. However, he does not only take photos – perhaps more than any other artist Comt...
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20th Century Michel Comte Photography

Naomi Campbell
By Michel Comte
Located in Vienna, AT
For decades Michel Comte has been shooting protagonists from the world of art, film and entertainment. However, he does not only take photos – perhaps more than any other artist Comt...
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Michel Comte Photography

Mimi Rogers
By Michel Comte
Located in Vienna, AT
For decades Michel Comte has been shooting protagonists from the world of art, film and entertainment. However, he does not only take photos – perhaps more than any other artist Comt...
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21st Century and Contemporary Michel Comte Photography

American Nude - double exposure portrait, fine art photography, 2000
By Michel Comte
Located in Vienna, AT
Other sizes and high end framing on request. PREISS FINE ARTS is one of the world’s leading galleries for fine art photography representing the most famous contemporary artists. F...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Michel Comte Photography

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Archival Pigment

Karen Mulder
By Michel Comte
Located in Vienna, AT
For decades Michel Comte has been shooting protagonists from the world of art, film and entertainment. However, he does not only take photos – perhaps more than any other artist Comt...
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20th Century Michel Comte Photography

Helena Christensen
By Michel Comte
Located in Vienna, AT
For decades Michel Comte has been shooting protagonists from the world of art, film and entertainment. However, he does not only take photos – perhaps more than any other artist Comt...
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20th Century Michel Comte Photography

Group
By Michel Comte
Located in Vienna, AT
For decades Michel Comte has been shooting protagonists from the world of art, film and entertainment. However, he does not only take photos – perhaps more than any other artist Comt...
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20th Century Michel Comte Photography

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Iggy Pop
By Michel Comte
Located in Vienna, AT
For decades Michel Comte has been shooting protagonists from the world of art, film and entertainment. However, he does not only take photos – perhaps more than any other artist Comt...
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Find a wide variety of authentic Michel Comte photography available for sale on 1stDibs. If you’re browsing the collection of photography 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, red, green and other colors. You can also browse by medium to find art by Michel Comte in archival pigment print, pigment print, c 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 Michel Comte photography, so small editions measuring 23 inches across are available. Customers who are interested in this artist might also find the work of Bruno Bisang, Arthur Elgort, and Addison Jones. Michel Comte photography prices can differ depending upon medium, time period and other attributes. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $8,500 and tops out at $12,000, while the average work can sell for $10,000.

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