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Mitchell Funk Art

American, b. 1950

Mitchell Funk is a pioneer of color photography. In 1970, he participated in one of the first color photography shows at the Brooklyn Museum titled “Images en Couleur." In 1971, he was included in the visionary books Frontiers of Photography and Color (Life Library of Photography), both published by Time-Life. He has done more than 50 photography magazine covers, including covers for Newsweek and Life.

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Artist: Mitchell Funk
American Flag with Retro Mid-Century Car - Red and Blue - Street Photography
By Mitchell Funk
Located in Miami, FL
What is more patriotic than a retro mid-century blue and red 70s convertible with an American flag draped from its trunk? Street Photographer Mitchell Funk captures the moment with ...
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2010s American Realist Mitchell Funk Art

Materials

Archival Ink, Archival Pigment, Archival Paper

Autumn Colors in New York City as Orange Trees Squeeze into the Skyline
By Mitchell Funk
Located in Miami, FL
Autumn colors flourish as late afternoon light illuminates Upper East Side trees, emphasizing their orange and red color. The image is unexpected as a juxtaposition of nature and ma...
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2010s Post-Impressionist Mitchell Funk Art

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Archival Paper, Archival Ink, Archival Pigment

Mystical Transcendent Orange Sunset Big Sky
By Mitchell Funk
Located in Miami, FL
A spectacular vast orange sunset dominates the sky as tiny onlookers gaze up and out with amazement. The image has a surreal quality to it and the relationship to the sky and people...
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2010s Surrealist Mitchell Funk Art

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Archival Paper, Archival Pigment

New York Stock Exchange with American Flag - American Capitalism
By Mitchell Funk
Located in Miami, FL
The symbol of American Capitalism is cloaked in the symbol of American Freedom. A monumental American Flag drapes the shiny facade of the New York Stock Exchange. Bright light illu...
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2010s American Modern Mitchell Funk Art

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Archival Ink, Archival Paper, Archival Pigment

New York City Street Art: Literally - Hot Pink Umbrella - Like Rothko
By Mitchell Funk
Located in Miami, FL
New York City is renowned as a center of world-class Museums and tastemaker Art Galleries. However, some of the greatest art is street art mad...
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2010s Abstract Expressionist Mitchell Funk Art

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Archival Ink, Acrylic, Archival Paper, Archival Pigment

Street Photography in New York - People Minimized to Colorful Abstract Shapes
By Mitchell Funk
Located in Miami, FL
New York City pedestrians form a graphic pattern integrating with a colorful green construction wall and an orange day-glow concrete traffic barrier. Three orange day-glow stripes e...
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2010s Abstract Mitchell Funk Art

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Archival Ink, Archival Paper, Archival Pigment

Black Woman with Flamboyant Hair at Cafe
By Mitchell Funk
Located in Miami, FL
A black woman with outrageous long blond braids is captured in a cafe. She is seen through a window, and the nature of her hair integrates with the surrounding color structure. Si...
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2010s Contemporary Mitchell Funk Art

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Archival Ink, Archival Paper, Archival Pigment

Hot Pink Hot Car in Times Square - Automotive
By Mitchell Funk
Located in Miami, FL
In the visual madness of Times Square, a beacon of futuristic design and color in the form of a hot pink Corvette stops before a light. The uncanny ima...
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2010s Contemporary Mitchell Funk Art

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Archival Pigment, Archival Ink, Archival Paper

Las Vegas Gambling Dice - Primary Colors
By Mitchell Funk
Located in Miami, FL
A boldly composed Las Vegas casino sign consisting of a three-dimensional red die rests on a King of Clubs. The very graphic sign is captured in an equally bold way by street photog...
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1970s Abstract Geometric Mitchell Funk Art

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Archival Pigment, Archival Paper, Archival Ink

Vintage Las Vegas Motel Sign - Mid Century Sky Ranch Motel
By Mitchell Funk
Located in Miami, FL
A perfect day with penetrating light and a deep cobalt-blue sky was the ideal context for Mitchell Funk to photograph the punchy primary colors of a mid-century Las Vegas hotel sign....
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Early 2000s Contemporary Mitchell Funk Art

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Archival Pigment, Archival Paper, Archival Ink

Urban Art Street Art, Graffiti Wall In Soho, New York City, Abstract Photography
By Mitchell Funk
Located in Miami, FL
Graffiti wall in Soho district in Manhattan was photographed in 2007 that's more than a decade before the Urban Art craze had seized the attention of the art world. Art photographer...
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2010s Abstract Expressionist Mitchell Funk Art

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Archival Ink, Archival Paper, Archival Pigment

Futuristic Vision: Sci Fi Outer Space Cosmos Celestial Abstraction
By Mitchell Funk
Located in Miami, FL
Decades before Photoshop and digital photography enabled the user to manipulate a photograph easily - Mitchell Funk created some of the most original, mind-bending, and technically brilliant images in analog. This work, "Futuristic Vision: Sci-Fi Outer Space," is a composite of two inverted Transamerica Buildings on a 35mm piece of film. It was done in 1978, and that is six years after the completion of the futuristic Transamerica Pyramid Building...
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1970s Futurist Mitchell Funk Art

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Archival Ink, Archival Paper, Archival Pigment

Dancing Waters: The Fountain in Washington Square Park - Monochromatic
By Mitchell Funk
Located in Miami, FL
Blurry figures are vaguely seen through the dancing waters of the Washington Square Fountain in New York. Raking light strikes the water streams, which results in dots and dashes of...
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2010s Post-Impressionist Mitchell Funk Art

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Archival Ink, Archival Paper, Archival Pigment

Street Walkers - New York Street Photography Abstraction
By Mitchell Funk
Located in Miami, FL
The history of street photography has been characterized by a loose snapshot style where the central purpose was to capture random moments as they unfold in time. Little emphasis was...
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2010s Abstract Geometric Mitchell Funk Art

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Archival Ink, Archival Paper, Archival Pigment

Joyful San Francisco Victorian in Purple with Rainbow like Gay Flag
By Mitchell Funk
Located in Miami, FL
A prismatic rainbow symbolic of the Gay Flag crowns a pair of purple San Francisco Victorians, adding color and meaning. The whole image exudes a sense of joy...
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2010s Contemporary Mitchell Funk Art

Materials

Archival Paper, Archival Ink, Archival Pigment

New York City Street Photography - Ephemeral Car Reflections
By Mitchell Funk
Located in Miami, FL
On a busy Manhattan street, unnatural light reflects off of windshields and forms a mind-bending abstraction of colors and shapes. In the background, four male mannequins stare at th...
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2010s Abstract Mitchell Funk Art

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Archival Ink, Archival Paper, Archival Pigment

New York City Snowstorm Abstraction Toddler in Red Snow Suit - Monochromatic
By Mitchell Funk
Located in Miami, FL
A New York City snowstorm changes the superficial look of the city and, for photographers, yields creative possibilities. Veteran Street Photographer Mitchell Funk captures a toddler...
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2010s Abstract Impressionist Mitchell Funk Art

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Archival Ink, Archival Paper, Archival Pigment

American Flag Swaying from a New York City Building With Graffiti Wall Art
By Mitchell Funk
Located in Miami, FL
Art imitates life. A five-story wall painting of a verdant tree seamlessly blends in with a similar tree in the foreground, creating a double take. To the immediate right, direction...
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2010s Contemporary Mitchell Funk Art

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Archival Paper, Archival Ink, Archival Pigment

Adobe Mission Church in Taos New Mexico
By Mitchell Funk
Located in Miami, FL
San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church in Taos was photographed in 1973 by Mitchell Funk. The image is characterized by radical cropping and a simplification of elements and is set ...
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1970s Mitchell Funk Art

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Archival Ink, Archival Paper, Inkjet, Archival Pigment

The Bridges of New York City at Sunset Vibrant Orange
By Mitchell Funk
Located in Miami, FL
A unique vantage point, a vibrant sunset, and bleeding colors give this view of New York's Whitestone and Throgs neck Bridges a dreamy quality. This archival color photograph by ...
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2010s Post-Impressionist Mitchell Funk Art

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Archival Pigment, Archival Paper, Archival Ink

Deck Chair Casual Abstraction with Raking Light and Shadows
By Mitchell Funk
Located in Miami, FL
Deck chairs randomly positioned on an Upper East Side balcony are captured by Photographer Mitchell Funk. Raking light produces abstract long shadows giving the overall arrangement of elements a casual abstract look. In the center of the composition is a yellow and green chair with colors...
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2010s Abstract Geometric Mitchell Funk Art

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Archival Ink, Archival Paper, Archival Pigment

Bikini Window Abstraction Times Square - Urban Street Photography
By Mitchell Funk
Located in Miami, FL
Extreme late light darts down a street in Times Square. It illuminates a colorful and semi-abstract window display. A single female figure at the extreme right of the compostion sh...
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2010s Abstract Mitchell Funk Art

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Archival Ink, Archival Pigment, Archival Paper

Inspiring Spires: Empire State Building in New York City at Gold Sunset
By Mitchell Funk
Located in Miami, FL
A parade of New York City spires is on full display in this unique view of Manhattan from Queens. Taken in 1974, its composition and graphic appeal still inspires after 50 years. Sa...
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1970s Post-Impressionist Mitchell Funk Art

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Archival Pigment, Archival Paper, Archival Ink

Manhattan in Snow Storm - Golden Abstraction
By Mitchell Funk
Located in Miami, FL
Street Photographer Mitchell Funk grabs a taxi moment in front of Grand Central Station. The image communicates the spirit of wintery New York, with skies filled with falling snow. I...
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2010s Abstract Expressionist Mitchell Funk Art

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Archival Ink, Archival Paper, Archival Pigment

Human - Tree Fusion - ( Photographic Abstraction )
By Mitchell Funk
Located in Miami, FL
While in Central Park, Photographer Mitchell Funk captures a moment where a leafless tree trunk and a faceless human with a flowering hat have a symbiosis. They are both weird lookin...
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2010s Contemporary Mitchell Funk Art

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Archival Ink, Archival Paper, Archival Pigment

Dream Landscape - Woman Strolls in Fantasy Forest of Blue Green
By Mitchell Funk
Located in Miami, FL
Questions about the nature and boundaries of reality are contextualized in this dreamy image of a woman strolling in a fantasy forest that breathes high-pitched color. Pioneering pho...
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1970s Mitchell Funk Art

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Archival Ink, Archival Paper, Archival Pigment

Fleeting Glance in Fleeting Light - Washington Square Park
By Mitchell Funk
Located in Miami, FL
Veteran Street Photographer Mitchell Funks' signature style is to energize traditional photojournalism/ street photography with overly dramatic light, color, and composition. This wo...
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2010s Contemporary Mitchell Funk Art

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Archival Pigment, Archival Paper, Archival Ink

Aspen Colorado Golden Landscape Luminous Lines of Light and Bicycle
By Mitchell Funk
Located in Miami, FL
Golden rays transform power lines into luminous lines of light that stretch across the Aspen landscape. A solitary biker punctuates the scene. Over his 55-year photography career, M...
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1970s American Impressionist Mitchell Funk Art

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Archival Paper, Archival Ink, Archival Pigment

Angel to the Rescue. Near Death Drug Overdose - Lower East Side
By Mitchell Funk
Located in Miami, FL
A disheveled young man lies passed out on Ludlow Street in New York City's Lower East Side. As if he was invisible, herds of pedestrians shuffle by. An angel benevolently comes to hi...
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2010s American Realist Mitchell Funk Art

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Archival Pigment, Archival Paper, Archival Ink

Public Statues. Young Boy and Old Man in New York City Park
By Mitchell Funk
Located in Miami, FL
In the 1970s, senior citizens were fixtures on New York City park benches. In this image, golden light conveys the expressive nature of a disparate relationship between an old man an...
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1970s American Impressionist Mitchell Funk Art

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Archival Paper, Archival Ink, Archival Pigment

Old House and Truck in 1970's Urban Scene
By Mitchell Funk
Located in Miami, FL
What America looked like in 1979. This three-storied house with peeling paint, dilapidated terraces, and a clothesline was shot in Hartford, Connecticut. Signed, dated and numb...
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1970s American Realist Mitchell Funk Art

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Archival Pigment, Archival Paper, Archival Ink

Billionaires Row - New York Skyline from Central Park
By Mitchell Funk
Located in Miami, FL
A familiar scene to all New Yorkers and millions of tourists is pictured in a way that none see with their own eyes in person. This luminous image of the Billionaires Row skyline is ...
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2010s Romantic Mitchell Funk Art

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Archival Paper, Archival Ink, Archival Pigment

Retro Urban Street Photograph - A Conversation in Blues and Reds
By Mitchell Funk
Located in Miami, FL
Two men have a conversation and joke-it-up on the steps of a boarded-up store named Nicks Cleaners. The whole scene is awash in dreamy blues and reds. Absorbing the influence of bot...
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1980s American Realist Mitchell Funk Art

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Archival Pigment, Archival Paper, Archival Ink

San Francisco Cable Car at Sunset - Golden Haze
By Mitchell Funk
Located in Miami, FL
The quintessential symbol of San Francisco is small in the picture frame but still is the central focus of the composition. Mitchell Funk's photograph of a Cable Car is as unexpecte...
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1990s Impressionist Mitchell Funk Art

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Archival Pigment, Archival Ink, Archival Paper

The Cannons of Vicksburg - Civil War on My Mind Surrealism
By Mitchell Funk
Located in Miami, FL
A silhouetted man looks out to infinity and ponders the buried memories on the hallowed grounds of Vicksburg. He is seen in silhouette in the bottom half of the composition. The top half shows two Civil War...
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1970s Surrealist Mitchell Funk Art

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Archival Pigment, Archival Paper, Archival Ink

Street Fashionista in Pink Ensemble on New York City Rainy Day
By Mitchell Funk
Located in Miami, FL
Street Photography meets Fashion Photography in this boldly graphic image of a stylish woman with an umbrella crossing the street. The composition is minimal as its color scheme is b...
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2010s Abstract Geometric Mitchell Funk Art

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Archival Pigment, Archival Paper, Archival Ink

Deer Louse Point East Hampton in Ginger Sky - Nature's Splendor
By Mitchell Funk
Located in Miami, FL
Nature's Splendor is captured with deer grazing at sunset on East Hampton's famous Louse Point. This image is signed, dated and numbered 3/15 lower right recto. Other sizes are ava...
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Early 2000s Post-Impressionist Mitchell Funk Art

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Archival Pigment, Archival Paper, Archival Ink

A New Skyline is Born - The Manhattan Queens Skyline
By Mitchell Funk
Located in Miami, FL
Perched high on the roof of an East Side highrise, Mitchell Funk merges the boroughs. Funk creates a new New York City Skyline composed of buildings and smokestacks by selecting the...
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2010s Mitchell Funk Art

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Archival Pigment, Archival Paper, Archival Ink

Taxi Portrait - Lost in Thought in New York City
By Mitchell Funk
Located in Miami, FL
Street Photographer Mitchell Funk's signature hi-color/design photography merges with photojournalism in this introspective New York City Taxi Portrait. Signed, dated, numbered low...
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2010s Contemporary Mitchell Funk Art

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Archival Pigment, Archival Paper, Archival Ink

Sci Fi Close Encounters with Orange New York City
By Mitchell Funk
Located in Miami, FL
Conceptual Photographer Mitchell Funk created a Sci-Fi image 2 years before the iconic Close Encounters of a Third Kind was released in 1977. Funk's work is really two images combine...
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1970s Conceptual Mitchell Funk Art

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Archival Pigment, Archival Paper, Archival Ink

Impressionist Snow Storm - Bethesda Fountain Central Park
By Mitchell Funk
Located in Miami, FL
Heavy snow blankets Bethesda Fountain and simplifies the landscape so that only a few sick-figure people dot the blue on the blue-white ground. The one figure with a red coat acts ...
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2010s Impressionist Mitchell Funk Art

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Archival Pigment, Archival Paper, Archival Ink

New York City Snow Abstract Architecture, Monochromatic
By Mitchell Funk
Located in Miami, FL
A New York City snowstorm allows Street Photographer Mitchell Funk to transform facades of Upper Eastside walkups into a stunning impressionist cityscape. Monochromatic grays are pun...
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2010s Impressionist Mitchell Funk Art

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Archival Ink, Archival Paper, Archival Pigment

Pas de Deux - Romantic Tango Partner Dance in Central Park Bandshell
By Mitchell Funk
Located in Miami, FL
Two Tango Dancers immersed in their art, strike-the-pose under the towering classical half down. Street Photographer Mitchell Funk was there at the perfect moment to capture a non...
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2010s Romantic Mitchell Funk Art

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Archival Pigment, Archival Paper, Archival Ink

Urban Melancholy Blue. Motionless Young Man, Graffiti Wall in Soho
By Mitchell Funk
Located in Miami, FL
An urban youth shrouds his head in a blue sweater as he coils up against a blue Soho wall marked with Graffiti. Reminiscent of Picasso's Blue Period, the photograph is characteriz...
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2010s Street Art Mitchell Funk Art

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Archival Ink, Archival Paper, Archival Pigment

Timeless Staten Island Ferry and Statue of Liberty at Sunset in New York Harbor
By Mitchell Funk
Located in Miami, FL
Mitchell Funk captures a timeless image of New York scene in a fresh way. The unorthodox composition leaves the center of the picture vacant, leaving the two subjects on the extreme edges of the picture plane. The old State Island...
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1990s Post-Impressionist Mitchell Funk Art

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Archival Pigment

Picture of the Unknown - Plein Air Painter's Surreal Dream
By Mitchell Funk
Located in Miami, FL
It's a picture of the unknown. We do not know who the artist is. We do not know what the subject is. We do not know where the location is. It is all left to conjecture, yet the image...
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2010s Surrealist Mitchell Funk Art

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Archival Paper, Archival Pigment, Archival Ink

Figures on New York Steps in Gold Chiaroscuro Caravaggio Light
By Mitchell Funk
Located in Miami, FL
Inspired by the drama of chiaroscuro painting by Caravaggio, Mitchell Funk captures figures on the steps of Bryant Park in Manhattan. Unified by the late golden rays of the sun and t...
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1970s Mitchell Funk Art

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Archival Ink, Archival Paper, Archival Pigment

Portrait of a San Francisco Cable Car Soaked in Bronze Light
By Mitchell Funk
Located in Miami, FL
In an unexpected bronze light, Mitchell Funk captures a classic view of San Francisco with a portrait of a famed cable car. The reflection of light in the car's left window gives the...
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1990s Impressionist Mitchell Funk Art

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Archival Ink, Archival Paper, Archival Pigment

Plaza Hotel with Yellow Taxis, Blue Sky New York City in Spring
By Mitchell Funk
Located in Miami, FL
Street Photographer Mitchell Funk makes a statement about two New York icons. The majestic Plaza Hotel proudly rises against a deep cobalt blue sky in the crisp early morning light....
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1990s Contemporary Mitchell Funk Art

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Archival Pigment, Archival Ink, Archival Paper

Frenzied Pedestrians at Crosswalk Times Square - Street Photography Literally
By Mitchell Funk
Located in Miami, FL
Street Photographer Mitchell Funk nabs the frenetic energy of Times Square, where the streets are as over-stuffed as the billboards. They are one and the same and powered by an ele...
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2010s Abstract Impressionist Mitchell Funk Art

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Archival Paper, Archival Pigment

Fetish Spanking, Folsom Street Fair - Gay Interest BDSM
By Mitchell Funk
Located in Miami, FL
Folsom Street Fair featuring public spanking - Gay Interest This archival color photograph by fine art photographer Mitchell Funk is signed, dated and numbered 2/15, lower right re...
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2010s Contemporary Mitchell Funk Art

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Archival Ink, Archival Paper, Archival Pigment

Abstract City - Ephemeral Golden Building New York Architecture
By Mitchell Funk
Located in Miami, FL
Abstract City - Ephemeral Golden Building New York Architecture Can a street photograph be a grab shot and precisely designed at the same time? Mitchell Funk says yes. He brings fine...
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2010s Abstract Impressionist Mitchell Funk Art

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Archival Ink, Archival Paper, Archival Pigment

Street Art: Literally - Painted Manhattan From Above Abstract Patterns
By Mitchell Funk
Located in Miami, FL
Street photographer Mitchell Funk captures abstract street patterns in Manhattan's Upper East Side. Absorbing the influence of both the Color Field and Non-Objective painters, Funk ...
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2010s Mitchell Funk Art

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Archival Ink, Archival Paper, Archival Pigment

Chic Fashion Model with Fireworks Explosion of Color - Monochromatic
By Mitchell Funk
Located in Miami, FL
A chic, high-fashion model clad in high heels and a chic hat holds a refreshing drink as she sits on a pedestal. She is depicted in silhouette as a burst of zoomed fireworks explode...
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1980s Abstract Expressionist Mitchell Funk Art

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Archival Ink, Archival Paper, Archival Pigment

Duck, Turtles and Gold Fish in Central Park Pond Basking in Sun
By Mitchell Funk
Located in Miami, FL
A gathering of different animal species has one thing in common: The sun. Photographer Mitchell Funk captures a congregation of Central Park residents basking in the warm light of s...
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2010s Post-Impressionist Mitchell Funk Art

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Archival Ink, Archival Paper, Archival Pigment

Gay Beach, A Heavenly Place on Miami Beach Men in Bathing Suits. Gay Interest
By Mitchell Funk
Located in Miami, FL
Follow the rainbow flags, and it will lead you to the famous Gay Beach on Miami Beach. Beyond the couples in the foreground, we see a packed scene of engaged in-shape men in bathing...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Mitchell Funk Art

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Archival Ink, Archival Paper, Archival Pigment

Prism Pigeon Perched on Promenade - Moody Bronze Light
By Mitchell Funk
Located in Miami, FL
A sparking plumaged pigeon is perched on a railing in the Carl Schurz Park promenade. Street Photographer Mitchell captured him while a young woman sits on a park beach lost in her ...
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2010s Post-Impressionist Mitchell Funk Art

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Archival Ink, Archival Paper, Archival Pigment

Florence with Orange in the Sky - The Rebirth of the Renaissance
By Mitchell Funk
Located in Miami, FL
A fresh and bold paintbrush characterizes a classic view of Florence. Mitchell Funk's application of vibrantly bold orange effects a rebirth of the birthplace of the Renaissance. Wra...
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1990s Post-Impressionist Mitchell Funk Art

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Archival Ink, Archival Paper, Archival Pigment

Mitchell Funk art for sale on 1stDibs.

Find a wide variety of authentic Mitchell Funk art 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, purple, orange and other colors. You can also browse by medium to find art by Mitchell Funk in paper, archival paper, pigment print and more. Much of the original work by this artist or collective was created during the 21st century and contemporary and is mostly associated with the abstract style. Not every interior allows for large Mitchell Funk art, so small editions measuring 20 inches across are available. Customers who are interested in this artist might also find the work of Bill Jacobson, Carol Inez Charney, and Oz Van Rosen. Mitchell Funk art prices can differ depending upon medium, time period and other attributes. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $3,000 and tops out at $185,000, while the average work can sell for $5,500.

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