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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
Old Tug under Brooklyn Bridge New York Skyline Magenta
By Mitchell Funk
Located in Miami, FL
A captured moment of Old Tug Boat as it passed under the Brooklyn Bridge and set against the 1970's lower Manhattan skyline with Twin Towers of the World Trade Center. It was shot ...
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1970s Post-Impressionist Mitchell Funk Art

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Archival Paper, Archival Pigment, Archival Ink

Taxi And Color Doors On 42nd Street
By Mitchell Funk
Located in Miami, FL
Crowds of people walking on 42nd Street circa 1996. This archival color photograph by fine art photographer Mitchell Funk is signed, dated and numbered 2/15, lower right recto. Other...
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2010s Abstract Expressionist Mitchell Funk Art

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Archival Ink, Archival Paper, Inkjet

Manhattan White Dog among Autumn Leaves , Minimalism
By Mitchell Funk
Located in Miami, FL
Color Photographer Mitchell Funk depicts New York City somewhere between the ideal and the real. In an Upper East Side park, he shoots a lone white dog standing at the intersection ...
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2010s Abstract Expressionist Mitchell Funk Art

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Archival Ink, Archival Paper, Archival Pigment

New York City at Sunset from New Jersey - Manhattan Skyline with Blue Sky
By Mitchell Funk
Located in Miami, FL
Signed, dated, numbered 3/15 lr recto, unframed, other size available, printed later, Printed on Hahnemühle Fine Art paper
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2010s Abstract Geometric Mitchell Funk Art

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Photographic Paper

New York: Beautiful Rain
By Mitchell Funk
Located in Miami, FL
Rain seems to take on a life of it's own when captured at the right angle and with the right lens and with the right photographer. A seemingly perfect balance is struck with all ele...
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2010s Contemporary Mitchell Funk Art

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Photographic Paper

East Hampton Louse Point at Sunset with Warm Colors, Landscape Photography
By Mitchell Funk
Located in Miami, FL
The stunning natural beauty of East Hampton's Louse Point is artistically recorded by photographer Mitchell Funk in a chorus of golden browns and warm ochers. The picture is ar...
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1990s Impressionist Mitchell Funk Art

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Archival Ink, Archival Paper, Archival Pigment

Children Gaze out San Francisco Street Car into the Rain, Fine Art Photography
By Mitchell Funk
Located in Miami, FL
Cute kids gaze out into the rain. Observed in primary colors, these primary schoolers are framed by the bold yellow and purple of a streetcar window. Mitchell Funk brings the comp...
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2010s American Realist Mitchell Funk Art

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Archival Ink, Archival Paper, Archival Pigment

East Hampton Sunset , Nature Photography by Mitchell Funk
By Mitchell Funk
Located in Miami, FL
East Hampton Sunset , Signature: Signed , Dated lower right and numbered verso 4 /15, Unframed, Other sizes available. printed later, Printed on Hahnemühle Fine Art paper Robins e...
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2010s American Impressionist Mitchell Funk Art

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Archival Ink, Archival Paper, Photographic Paper, Archival Pigment

Vintage Red Porsche with Classic Volkswagen Mini Bus - Vintage Cars
By Mitchell Funk
Located in Miami, FL
A bright red 1970s Porsche is photographed and fills the composition's foreground. It's bright red color functions more like a color field painting. This is a trail-blazing image. ...
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1970s Color-Field Mitchell Funk Art

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Archival Ink, Archival Paper, Archival Pigment

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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Early 2000s Abstract Expressionist Mitchell Funk Art

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Archival Ink, Archival Paper, Archival Pigment

Neighborhood Kids on Stoop in Red Hood Brooklyn - Vintage Brooklyn
By Mitchell Funk
Located in Miami, FL
Kids from the Neighborhood in Red Hood Brooklyn are hanging out. This is what Brooklyn was like in the early 1970s. Notice the metal garbage cans.
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1970s Impressionist Mitchell Funk Art

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Archival Ink, Archival Paper, Archival Pigment

Late Light Russian Hill, San Francisco
By Mitchell Funk
Located in Miami, FL
Signed and dated on lower right, numbered on verso, 3/15 Printed later, other size available, unframed Printed on Hahnemühle Fine Art paper
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Early 2000s Contemporary Mitchell Funk Art

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Photographic Paper, Archival Pigment

World Trade Center, Twin Towers, Manhattan
By Mitchell Funk
Located in Miami, FL
Signed, dated, numbered 4/15 recto, unframed, printed later, other sizes available Printed on Hahnemühle Fine Art paper
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1970s Contemporary Mitchell Funk Art

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Archival Pigment, Photographic Paper

Chrysler Building Art Deco Skyscraper
By Mitchell Funk
Located in Miami, FL
Architecture becomes an abstract design statement as seen thru the lens of Mithcell Funk Striking graphic design with found elements is a signature style of Mitchell Funk. He brings ...
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1980s Abstract Geometric Mitchell Funk Art

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Archival Paper, Photographic Paper

Chrysler Building at Night, Magenta Sky on Rainy New York Night - Color Photo
By Mitchell Funk
Located in Miami, FL
Street Photographer Mitchell Funk captures the vitality and energy of New York City's classic Art Deco skyscraper, The Chrysler Building. It glows in pink, magenta, and crimson on ...
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2010s Art Deco Mitchell Funk Art

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Archival Ink, Archival Paper, Archival Pigment

Manhattan Street Scene with Neon.
By Mitchell Funk
Located in Miami, FL
At dusk in Manhattan, a restaurant facade turns red and yellow from the exterior neon light. Veteran street photographer Mitchell Funk captures a moment when the snowy skies open ...
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2010s Post-Impressionist Mitchell Funk Art

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Archival Ink, Archival Paper, Archival Pigment

Old New York Bar with Ballantine Beer Neon Sign
By Mitchell Funk
Located in Miami, FL
Moody image of a man looking out while the photographer looks in. The picture is organized in a composition of alternating floating faces and floating signs. This work also represen...
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1970s American Impressionist Mitchell Funk Art

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Archival Ink, Archival Paper, Inkjet, Archival Pigment

Golden Sea and Golden Sky, Child Looking Out, Landscape Photography, Seascape
By Mitchell Funk
Located in Miami, FL
A dramatic seascape with golden seas complemented by an equally golden sky is depicted with a child seen from the back gazing out into infinity. The viewer can read into it what he/...
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Early 2000s Surrealist Mitchell Funk Art

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Archival Ink, Archival Paper, Archival Pigment

Nude, Bikini Rooftop
By Mitchell Funk
Located in Miami, FL
Signature: Signed, dated, numbered lower right recto. 3/15 printed later, unframed, other size available
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2010s American Impressionist Mitchell Funk Art

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Photographic Paper

Joyful Birds on Roof of a Pink, Summer Beach House East Hampton, Abstract Photo
By Mitchell Funk
Located in Miami, FL
Three Gulls sit atop a colorful pink and white beach house near East Hampton. The lead gull is captured with his wings spread and poised to take flight. The picture evokes the summ...
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Early 2000s Abstract Geometric Mitchell Funk Art

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Archival Ink, Archival Paper, Archival Pigment

Airplane in Surreal Sky
By Mitchell Funk
Located in Miami, FL
Surreal photography in the sky - Mitchell Funk brings the compositional precision of studio photography to street photography. Unlike most street photographers, Funk is an abstractio...
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2010s Surrealist Mitchell Funk Art

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Archival Ink, Archival Paper, Archival Pigment

Hip Beautiful Black Female Roller Skates in Central Park Soaked in Golden Light
By Mitchell Funk
Located in Miami, FL
A hip young black woman in Central Park pauses for a moment of reflection after her roller skate dance. Street photographer, Mithcell Funk, captures her in an off moment of introspe...
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1990s Contemporary Mitchell Funk Art

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Archival Paper, Archival Pigment

Solitary Runner Central Park Snow Storm, Abstract Photography Mitchell Funk
By Mitchell Funk
Located in Miami, FL
A vast and wide view of one of the world's most densely populated cities shows only one person. A lone runner surrounded by white snow is framed by New York's Central Park South sky...
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Early 2000s American Impressionist Mitchell Funk Art

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Archival Ink, Archival Paper, Archival Pigment

New York City Skyline
By Mitchell Funk
Located in Miami, FL
Multiple Exposure that contains two different night views of New York City from different angles. Done in 1980 in the pre-digital era. Mitchell Funk was an early pioneer of Sci-Fi ...
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1980s Futurist Mitchell Funk Art

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Photographic Paper, Archival Ink, Archival Paper, Archival Pigment

Monochromatic Golden Gate Bridge in Fog, San Francisco
By Mitchell Funk
Located in Miami, FL
It's a moody moment of monochromatic minimalism. Iconic San Francisco is depicted with utter simplicity. The Golden Gate bridge is stripped of color and form and is reduced to a f...
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1990s Minimalist Mitchell Funk Art

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Archival Ink, Archival Paper, Archival Pigment, Inkjet

Hell's Kitchen , New York City, Street Photography by Mitchell Funk
By Mitchell Funk
Located in Miami, FL
Street Photographer Mitchell Funk shoots an upward view of an old walkup in Hell's Kitchen with golden glittering light against a hot sky. The warm colors vaguely allude to the distr...
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2010s Contemporary Mitchell Funk Art

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Archival Ink, Archival Paper, Archival Pigment

California Street On Rainy Day, San Francisco In Blue Tones
By Mitchell Funk
Located in Miami, FL
People with umbrellas crossing California Street on rainy day with cable car In the background. Signed dated and numbered 2/15 lower right recto, other sizes available, unframed, pri...
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1990s Post-Impressionist Mitchell Funk Art

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Archival Ink, Archival Paper, Inkjet, Archival Pigment

Children's Playground Central Park in Impressionist Blue and Magenta.
By Mitchell Funk
Located in Miami, FL
This image was shot in Central Park. Photographer Mitchell Funk captures the intoxicatingly beautiful optical effect of natural light as it skims off of wooden swings and supporti...
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1970s Impressionist Mitchell Funk Art

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Archival Ink, Archival Paper, Archival Pigment

Sailboats , Marina District, San Francisco - Blue Water , Blue Sky
By Mitchell Funk
Located in Miami, FL
White sailboats form a beautiful pattern in San Fransico Bay. The shapes of Sailboats in San Francisco dot the bay and are echoed by Cumulus clouds Signed and dated on the lower r...
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Early 2000s American Impressionist Mitchell Funk Art

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Archival Ink, Archival Paper, Photographic Paper, Archival Pigment

Black Hippie Portrait, Bethesda Fountain
By Mitchell Funk
Located in Miami, FL
In 1969, Bethesda Fountain on weekends was a gathering places for the radicals of the time. Abbie Hoffman and Jerry Rubin were regulars speakers there along with their followers. S...
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Late 20th Century Mitchell Funk Art

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Photographic Paper, Archival Ink, Archival Paper, Archival Pigment

Lower Manhattan Skyline in Gold Light with Moon. New York City
By Mitchell Funk
Located in Miami, FL
New York City seen uniquely through the artful lens of Mitchell Funk. We all have seen images of the financial district in Lower Manhattan but this original in a very artful way. T...
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2010s Contemporary Mitchell Funk Art

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Archival Ink, Archival Paper, Archival Pigment

Anti-Vietnam War Protesters Hippies in Central Park with American Flag
By Mitchell Funk
Located in Miami, FL
An attractive ffemale Hippie in Central Park during an Anti-Vietnam War protest and sandwiched with another image of an American flag. The print is signed, dated, and numbered with ...
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1970s American Realist Mitchell Funk Art

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Archival Ink, Archival Paper, Archival Pigment

Peacock with Orange Eye Feathers Spiritual Healing
By Mitchell Funk
Located in Miami, FL
Peacock Feathers since the earliest times, with all peoples, has been associated with Spiritual Healing, balance, and harmony in the universe. In reality, the male peacock spreads ...
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2010s Art Nouveau Mitchell Funk Art

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Archival Ink, Archival Paper, Archival Pigment

New York City Early Morning Light, Yellows and Gold ( Color Photography )
By Mitchell Funk
Located in Miami, FL
For over 50 years pioneering color photographer Mitchell Funk has been documenting the life of New York City. Funk's central preoccupation is recording the beauty of the visual worl...
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2010s Impressionist Mitchell Funk Art

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Archival Ink, Archival Paper, Archival Pigment

Black Hippie with Blond Afro, Washington Square Park - Henri Ghent Black Curator
By Mitchell Funk
Located in Miami, FL
In 1969 on weekends, Bethesda Fountain was a gathering place for the radical, glamourous and hip people of the time. Abbie Hoffman and Jerry Rubin were regulars speakers there. Por...
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1960s Street Art Mitchell Funk Art

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Archival Ink, Archival Paper, Archival Pigment, Inkjet

Unexpected Billboard from The High Line Chelsea
By Mitchell Funk
Located in Miami, FL
An unexpected detail of a green billboard is shown occupying the full lower left-hand quadrant of a city scene composition. It was shot by street photographer Mitchell Funk from The ...
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2010s Contemporary Mitchell Funk Art

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Archival Ink, Archival Paper, Archival Pigment

East Hampton Sky with Flock of Birds at Golden Sunset, Abstract Photography
By Mitchell Funk
Located in Miami, FL
A flock of birds at sunset in East Hampton is captured by color photographer Mitchell Funk. The overall composition without a central point of focus is not unlike the work of East H...
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Early 2000s Abstract Expressionist Mitchell Funk Art

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Archival Ink, Archival Paper, Archival Pigment

Vintage Las Vegas- Fremont Street Neon Signs, The Mint, Old Las Vegas
By Mitchell Funk
Located in Miami, FL
The neon signs of Fremont Street's casinos are more than just documented by photographer Mitchell Funk. They are carefully composed as if it were a studio still life with each elemen...
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1970s Abstract Geometric Mitchell Funk Art

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Archival Ink, Archival Paper

The Conversation: Late Afternoon Impressionist Light in Central Park
By Mitchell Funk
Located in Miami, FL
Mitchell Funk breaks with traditional black and white photography and shoots on the street with Kodachrome. His goal: make color photography full of color in what was then a nascent ...
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1970s Impressionist Mitchell Funk Art

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Archival Pigment, Archival Ink, Archival Paper

Groovy Portrait. Hippy at Psychedelic Head Shop St. Mark's Place, East Village
By Mitchell Funk
Located in Miami, FL
Groovy portrait of a hippy in from of a Head Shop in St. Mark's Places, East Village. In the 1970s, color photography was still not recognized as fine art. As a street photographer, ...
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1970s American Modern Mitchell Funk Art

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Archival Paper, Archival Pigment

Brooklyn Heights Promenade in Golden Light - Magical Light - Edward Hopper
By Mitchell Funk
Located in Miami, FL
This early work by street photographer Mithcell Funk, shows a lone woman gazing out from the Brooklyn Heights Promenade. The whole image in soaked in late afternoon light that transf...
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1970s Impressionist Mitchell Funk Art

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Archival Ink, Archival Paper, Inkjet, Archival Pigment

Shirtless Man with Hat Against Pink Wall Chelsea, Manhattan - Street Photography
By Mitchell Funk
Located in Miami, FL
An unexpectedly bright magenta wall serves as a background for a hatted passerby. In 1970 very few people were shooting in color, and just a handful of photographers exploited the co...
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1970s Street Art Mitchell Funk Art

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Archival Ink, Archival Paper, Archival Pigment

Moondog in Infrared Against Black Rock CBS Building, Street People
By Mitchell Funk
Located in Miami, FL
Moondog, was a blind American composer and musician. He was a fixture in front of the CBS building Black Rock on 6th Avenue and 5nd street. Photographer Mitchell Funk breaks with tra...
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1970s Mitchell Funk Art

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Archival Ink, Archival Paper, Archival Pigment

Art Deco Paris - Eiffel tower Place du Trocadéro Statues " Slave to Love" Gold
By Mitchell Funk
Located in Miami, FL
Reminiscent of the dreamy elegance of a bygone era, Mitchell Funk transforms a tourist location into the quintessence of timeless Paris chic. To achieve this the photographer had to...
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1990s Surrealist Mitchell Funk Art

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Archival Paper, Archival Pigment

Red Wall Lower Manhattan Street Scene - Early Color Photography
By Mitchell Funk
Located in Miami, FL
This image is as much about the color of the red wall and the psychedelic colors of the female's shirt street as the three figures who populate the composition. Color is a co-subject...
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1970s Color-Field Mitchell Funk Art

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Archival Ink, Archival Paper, Archival Pigment

Sun Reflector with old men in the park. Vintage New York Street Scene
By Mitchell Funk
Located in Miami, FL
The glorification of light was an early theme Mitchell Funk employed in his street photography. Funk breaks with tradition and shoots street photography in color. Today in 2022, this...
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1970s Impressionist Mitchell Funk Art

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Archival Ink, Archival Paper, Archival Pigment

Spiritual Hare Krishna Central Park, Consciousness is the Original Energy
By Mitchell Funk
Located in Miami, FL
In the early 1970s, Central Park was a center for celebrations and protests. In his image, the Hare Krishnas who are a mystical sect of Hinduism are capture in singing their mantra....
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1970s Street Art Mitchell Funk Art

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Archival Ink, Archival Paper, Archival Pigment

Peacock Displaying Blue and Green Plumage
By Mitchell Funk
Located in Miami, FL
Sometimes the simplest images are the most complex. Peacock Displaying Blue and Green Plumage is more than a bird portrait. It's a portrait of a bird as a living work of abstract ar...
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Early 2000s Abstract Mitchell Funk Art

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Inkjet

Times Square Theater Posters Morosco Theatre. FORTY CARATS
By Mitchell Funk
Located in Miami, FL
Street Photographer Mitchell Funk breaks with tradition and shoots street photography in color. Today in 2022 this does not seem like a big deal. But 53 years ago in 1969 it was quit...
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1960s Abstract Expressionist Mitchell Funk Art

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Archival Ink, Archival Paper, Archival Pigment

Elderly Husband and Wife Group Street Portrait Against a Manhattan Red Wall
By Mitchell Funk
Located in Miami, FL
Street Photographer Mitchell Funk breaks with tradition and shoots street photography in color. Today in 2022, this does not seem like a big deal. But 50 years ago, in 1972, it was q...
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1970s Post-War Mitchell Funk Art

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Archival Ink, Archival Paper, Archival Pigment

Skid Row Bowery Street Portrait - The Streets of New York
By Mitchell Funk
Located in Miami, FL
Street Photographer Mitchell Funk breaks with tradition and shoots street photography in color. Today in 2022, this does not seem like a big deal. But 52 years ago, in 1970, it was q...
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1970s Expressionist Mitchell Funk Art

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Archival Paper, Archival Pigment

Snowstorm in Central Park by Mitchell Funk Winter Scene Monochomatic
By Mitchell Funk
Located in Miami, FL
A dot of red in a sea of white captured by veteran street photographer Mitchell Funk. The sub-text of this image is that in one of the world's most crowded places a person can be su...
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2010s Impressionist Mitchell Funk Art

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Archival Ink, Archival Paper, Inkjet

Street People. Old Man On Park Bench New York City, Monochromatic
By Mitchell Funk
Located in Miami, FL
Street Photographer Mitchell Funk breaks with tradition and shoots street photography in color. Today in 2022, this does not seem like a big deal. But 52 years ago, in 1971, it was q...
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1970s Realist Mitchell Funk Art

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Archival Ink, Archival Paper, Archival Pigment

Hard Times - Street People in Monochromatic Grey New York City
By Mitchell Funk
Located in Miami, FL
Street Photographer Mitchell Funk breaks with tradition and shoots street photography in color. Today in 2022, this does not seem like a big deal. But 52 years ago in 1971, it was qu...
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1970s American Realist Mitchell Funk Art

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Archival Ink, Archival Paper, Archival Pigment

Vagabond Vagrant - Life on the Fringe in the Bowery - The Streets of New York
By Mitchell Funk
Located in Miami, FL
Street Photographer Mitchell Funk breaks with tradition and shoots street photography in color. Today in 2022, this does not seem like a big deal. But 52 years ago in 1969, it was qu...
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1960s Modern Mitchell Funk Art

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Archival Ink, Archival Paper, Archival Pigment

African American Youth With Water Reflections
By Mitchell Funk
Located in Miami, FL
In the early 1970's Mitchell Funk was a trailblazer of color photography. In this stunning portrait the photographer merges naturalism and representation with abstraction. A candid s...
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1970s Conceptual Mitchell Funk Art

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Archival Pigment, Archival Ink, Archival Paper

Surreal Road, Monument Valley, Sci-fi Photography, Science Fiction
By Mitchell Funk
Located in Miami, FL
The history of Sci-fi art and illustration has had a rich and storied past. Generation of illustrators and painters have rendered their fantastic ideas on paper and canvas. The decad...
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1970s Surrealist Mitchell Funk Art

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Photographic Film, Archival Ink, Archival Paper, Archival Pigment

Street People Bowery - New York City's "Skid Row - Street Photography
By Mitchell Funk
Located in Miami, FL
For decades the Bowery as the home of a huge vagrant population in New York City. This 1970 portrait captures a derelict with piercing blue eyes that echos his blue state of mind a...
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1970s Modern Mitchell Funk Art

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Archival Ink, Archival Paper, Archival Pigment

Mitchell Funk art for sale on 1stDibs

1stDibs offers a wide variety of authentic Mitchell Funk art for sale. If you are looking for art to add a pop of color to 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 digital print, photographic paper, and more. Much of this artist's original work 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 interested in this artist might also find the work of MAE Curates, Barbara Vaughn and Carol Inez Charney. 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 $4,800.

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