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Mitchell Funk Photography

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
Red Head Girl in the Bowery - Graffiti Street Photography
By Mitchell Funk
Located in Miami, FL
A graffiti street scene in New York City becomes a semi-abstract picture. Signed and dated on lower right, numbered on verso Edition 3 of 15. Unframed. Other size available, Printe...
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2010s Abstract Expressionist Mitchell Funk Photography

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Archival Ink, Archival Paper, Archival Pigment

Bike Rider at Sunset and the Karate Kid - Abstract Photography
By Mitchell Funk
Located in Miami, FL
Signed and dated on the lower right, numbered on verso, 2/15 Printed later, other size available, unframed, Printed later, Printed on Hahnemühle Fine Art paper. Mitchell Funk is a p...
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2010s Street Art Mitchell Funk Photography

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Archival Ink, Archival Paper, Archival Pigment

Snow in Central Park Billionaire Row - Monochromatic Grey and Blue
By Mitchell Funk
Located in Miami, FL
Color Photography pioneer Mitchell Funk is famous for blending representation with a broad emphasis on abstract qualities. He is a photographic minimalist cropping out extraneous d...
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2010s Post-Impressionist Mitchell Funk Photography

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Archival Ink, Archival Paper

Two Dog Friends in Golden Light - French Poodle
By Mitchell Funk
Located in Miami, FL
Golden Light defines two dogs as they have a head-to-head in a Manhattan park. Color Photographer Mitchell Funk captures the scene with a spontaneity and freshness from a rooftop van...
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2010s Impressionist Mitchell Funk Photography

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Archival Paper, Archival Pigment, Archival Ink

White Doves over New York City Bethesda Fountain in the Snow Romantic
By Mitchell Funk
Located in Miami, FL
Snow scene in Central Park in blue and white. White Doves over New York City Bethesda Fountain in the Snow. This is an image about the interaction between winged creatures.. .some a...
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1990s Post-Impressionist Mitchell Funk Photography

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Archival Pigment

Chrysler Building Spire with Moon - Art Deco skyscraper
By Mitchell Funk
Located in Miami, FL
Pioneering Color Photographer Mitchell Funk carefully crafts a composition where the graceful Art Deco shapes of the Chrysler Building spire play off the rectilinear grids of adjoini...
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2010s Abstract Geometric Mitchell Funk Photography

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Archival Ink, Archival Paper, Archival Pigment

Graffiti Street Art Photograph in Red and Green
By Mitchell Funk
Located in Miami, FL
Graffiti-clad New York City Street scene with wall shot by veteran street photographer Mitchell Funk in his trademark colorful style. In Funk's oeuvre color is as much as the subje...
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2010s Abstract Impressionist Mitchell Funk Photography

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Archival Ink, Archival Paper, Archival Pigment

Dogscape - Dog in Early Morning Light Beige Colors
By Mitchell Funk
Located in Miami, FL
Dogscape New York City. First light skims across an upper East Side playground with fallen autumn foliage. This archival color photograph by fine art photographer Mitchell Funk is s...
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2010s Street Art Mitchell Funk Photography

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Archival Ink, Archival Paper, Archival Pigment

Impressionist Street Scene Manhattan in Snow - Reds and Greys
By Mitchell Funk
Located in Miami, FL
Color Photography pioneer Mitchell Funk is famous for blending representation with a broad emphasis on abstract qualities. He is a photographic minimalist cropping out extraneous det...
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2010s Impressionist Mitchell Funk Photography

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Archival Ink, Archival Paper, Archival Pigment

Painted Ladies Victorian Architecture, Alamo Square San Francisco
By Mitchell Funk
Located in Miami, FL
Famous Photographer Mitchell Funk captures a colorful image of the classic scene of San Francisco's colorful Victorian Architecture. This is no ordinary tourist snapshot. It's just ...
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2010s American Realist Mitchell Funk Photography

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Archival Ink, Archival Paper, Archival Pigment

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 Photography

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Archival Ink, Archival Paper, 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 Photography

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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 Photography

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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 Photography

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Archival Ink, Archival Paper, Archival Pigment

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 Photography

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Archival Ink, Archival Paper, Archival Pigment

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 Photography

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Archival Pigment, Archival Ink, Archival Paper

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 American Realist Mitchell Funk Photography

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Archival Ink, Archival Paper, Archival Pigment

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 Photography

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Archival Paper, 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 Photography

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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 Photography

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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 Photography

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Archival Ink, 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 Photography

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Archival Ink, Archival Paper, Archival Pigment

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 Photography

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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 Photography

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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 Photography

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Archival Paper, Archival Pigment

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 Photography

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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 Photography

Materials

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 Photography

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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 Photography

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Archival Pigment, Archival Ink, Archival Paper

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 Photography

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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 Photography

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Archival Ink, Archival Paper, Archival Pigment

Black Boy Broken Glass Brooklyn Museum Color Photography Show by Henri Ghent
By Mitchell Funk
Located in Miami, FL
An early example of a street photography portrait in color and multiple exposures with an image of broken glass . Exhibited: Images en Couleur, Brooklyn Museum, 1970. ( This was firs...
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1970s American Realist Mitchell Funk Photography

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Archival Ink, Archival Pigment

Abandoned Homeless Man on the Steps of Bryant Park - Street Photography in Color
By Mitchell Funk
Located in Miami, FL
The early 1970s was a period of reexamination of the state of photography for Mitchell Funk. He broke with the tradition of shooting gritty street photography in black and white and ...
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1970s American Realist Mitchell Funk Photography

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Archival Ink, Archival Paper, Archival Pigment

Head Shop East Village New York City, Hippie Era
By Mitchell Funk
Located in Miami, FL
The early 1970s was a period of reexamination of the state of photography for Mitchell Funk. He broke with the tradition of shooting gritty street photography in black and white and ...
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1970s Contemporary Mitchell Funk Photography

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Archival Ink, Archival Paper, Archival Pigment

Kids having Fun in front East Village Yellow Wall, Street Photography in Color
By Mitchell Funk
Located in Miami, FL
The early 1970s was a period of reexamination of the state of photography for Mitchell Funk. He broke with the tradition of shooting gritty street photography in black and white and ...
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1970s Color-Field Mitchell Funk Photography

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Archival Ink, Archival Paper, Archival Pigment

Homeless Souls in Bryant Park, Manhattan - Vintage New York Homeless
By Mitchell Funk
Located in Miami, FL
The early 1970s was a period of reexamination of the state of photography for Mitchell Funk. He broke with the tradition of shooting gritty street photography in black and white and ...
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1970s American Realist Mitchell Funk Photography

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Archival Ink, Archival 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 Photography

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Archival Ink, Archival Paper, Archival Pigment

Kids with Colorful Clothes in Brooklyn Park - Color Photography Pioneer
By Mitchell Funk
Located in Miami, FL
In the 1970s color photography was still not recognized as fine art. As a street photographer, Mitchell Funk breaks with traditional black and white photography and shoots on the str...
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1970s Contemporary Mitchell Funk Photography

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Archival Pigment, Archival Ink, Archival Paper

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 Photography

Materials

Archival Paper, Archival Pigment

Greenwich village Street Scene with Colorful Walls - Street Photography
By Mitchell Funk
Located in Miami, FL
In the 1970s, color photography was still not recognized as fine art. As a street photographer, Mitchell Funk breaks with traditional black and white photography and shoots on the ...
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1970s Impressionist Mitchell Funk Photography

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Archival Ink, Archival Paper, Archival Pigment

Times Square in the 1960s - Portrait with Dancing Sign - Street Photography
By Mitchell Funk
Located in Miami, FL
Even at the age of 19, street photographer Mitchell Funk forged a unique style of street color photography. It was based on formal and exacting compositions with an emphasis on stron...
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1960s American Realist Mitchell Funk Photography

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Archival Ink, Archival Paper, Archival Pigment

South Beach in the 1970s. Old Man Walking Enters Building - Old Miami Beach
By Mitchell Funk
Located in Miami, FL
This image of an elderly man entering a dilapidated Miami Beach apartment building shows how the famous resort looked before it became a hip international resort. Mitchell Funk's gra...
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1970s Color-Field Mitchell Funk Photography

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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 Photography

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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 Photography

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Archival Paper, Archival Pigment

The Bowery Skid Row Portrait. Urban Street Art - Mid Century Green Wall
By Mitchell Funk
Located in Miami, FL
For generations, The Bowery was known for homeless, abandoned alcoholics. This insightful and soulful portrait from 1969 shows one of the Bowery's street residents against a green w...
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1960s Modern Mitchell Funk Photography

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Archival Ink, Archival Paper, Archival Pigment

Flowers Melt Snowy New York - Joyful Red Roses on a Blustery Gloomy Day
By Mitchell Funk
Located in Miami, FL
They say that New York City is full of contrast and contradictions. So is the case in this unexpected street photograph by Mitchell Funk, where we see the joyful optimism of a of bo...
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Early 2000s Post-Impressionist Mitchell Funk Photography

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Archival Pigment, Archival Ink, Archival Paper

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 Photography

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Archival Ink, Archival Paper, Archival Pigment

Colorful Victorians in Alamo Square, San Francisco, Architectural Photography
By Mitchell Funk
Located in Miami, FL
Street photographer Mithcell Funk celebrates the colorfully painted Victorians in Alamo Square with a color photograph that reveals the true character of the architecture. It's a jo...
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2010s Color-Field Mitchell Funk Photography

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Archival Ink, Archival Paper, Archival Pigment

Surreal City Scene with Man and his Shadows in Manhattan
By Mitchell Funk
Located in Miami, FL
Surreal City Scene with Man and his Shadows - Signed and dated on lower right, numbered on verso Edition 3 of 15. Unframed. Other size available, Printed later - Printed on Hahnemühl...
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1990s Surrealist Mitchell Funk Photography

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Archival Ink, Archival Paper, Archival Pigment

The Spire of the Chrysler Building in Silver, Manhattan Art Deco Skyscraper
By Mitchell Funk
Located in Miami, FL
The Chrysler Building, a New York art deco masterpiece, is framed by modern buildings in this carefully composed image by veteran street photographer Mitchell Funk. Signed and dat...
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2010s Art Deco Mitchell Funk Photography

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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 Photography

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Archival Ink, Archival Paper, Photographic Paper, Archival Pigment

Brooklyn Bridge Multiple Exposure in Magenta and Blue, City Abstract
By Mitchell Funk
Located in Miami, FL
In the early 1970s, color photography was not really considered to be art by any standard. Mitchell Funk is one of the early trailblazers of color photography as fine art. In this 19...
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1970s Abstract Mitchell Funk Photography

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Archival Ink, Archival Paper, Archival Pigment

Pegasus Mythical Winged Divine Horse Vintage Sign. Mid Century Street Signs
By Mitchell Funk
Located in Miami, FL
Red and white gas station signs and parking signs form an abstract pattern in an early example of color photography from 50 years ago in 1972. Signed dated and numbered 2/15 lowe...
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1970s Abstract Mitchell Funk Photography

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Archival Ink, Archival Paper, Archival Pigment

Downtown Manhattan Skyline with Graffiti Wall, Architectural Photography
By Mitchell Funk
Located in Miami, FL
The towering glass skyscrapers of Lower Manhattan are framed by a colorful rooftop graffiti wall in this captivating photograph by street photographer Mitchell Funk . The fine art p...
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2010s Contemporary Mitchell Funk Photography

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Acrylic, Archival Pigment, Archival Ink

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 Photography

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Archival Ink, Archival Paper, Archival Pigment

San Francisco Bay Bridge in Fog, Color Photography by Mitchell Funk
By Mitchell Funk
Located in Miami, FL
It's a moody and original account of an iconic American view. Dots of red for taillights become an abstract pattern in the foreground, while silhouetted pedestrians punctuate the com...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Mitchell Funk Photography

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Archival Ink, Archival Paper, Photographic Paper, Archival Pigment

Urban Street Scene, 9 West 57th Street in New York City, Abstract Photography
By Mitchell Funk
Located in Miami, FL
The Famous 9 West 57th Street red sculpture anchors a New York City street photograph that is part representation and part abstract. Signed dated and numbered 3/15 lower right recto...
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2010s Contemporary Mitchell Funk Photography

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Archival Ink, Archival Paper, Archival Pigment

Twin Towers, World Trade Center, Lower Manhattan Bathed in Golden Light
By Mitchell Funk
Located in Miami, FL
Late afternoon golden light reflects off the metallic facade of the Twin Towers, turning them into two graphic shapes that tower above the lower Manhattan skyline. Glittering reflect...
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1970s Post-Impressionist Mitchell Funk Photography

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Archival Ink, Archival Paper, Archival Pigment

Mitchell Funk photography for sale on 1stDibs

1stDibs offers a wide variety of authentic Mitchell Funk photography for sale. If you're looking for a way to add 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 photography, so small editions measuring 20 inches across are available. Customers who are interested in this artist might also find the work of Oz Van Rosen, Richard Caldicott and Carol Inez Charney. Mitchell Funk photography 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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