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Peter Berlin Art

American, b. 1942

Peter Berlin is a relative of the celebrated fashion photographer George Hoyningen-Huene. Raised in Germany, Berlin received post-secondary education as a photo-technician, and in his early 20s worked as a celebrity portraitist for German television. However, it was around this time that he curiously began designing and sewing his own skin-tight clothing, which he would wear as he cruised the parks and train stations in Berlin, Rome, Paris, New York and San Francisco.

After several long-term stays on the east coast of the United States, Berlin eventually moved to San Francisco in 1969 and became a fixture on the steep streets with his signature look and perpetual posing. He soon began producing films and starred in the now iconic Nights in Black Leather (1973), co-directed by Richard Abel. Berlin then produced, directed and starred in That Boy the following year, and made four shorter films through the mid- to late-1970s, while publishing and selling his photographic self-portraits.

Peter Berlin was the subject of several Robert Mapplethorpe photographs, three drawings by Tom of Finland, and at least one portrait by Andy Warhol, attesting to his worldwide celebrity.

(Biography provided by CLAMP)
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Self Portrait in Painters Coveralls
By Peter Berlin
Located in New York, NY
Self Portrait in Painters Coveralls c. 1970 Signed, l.l. Vintage gelatin silver print 10 x 8 inches (25.4 x 20.3 cm) This work is offered by ClampArt in New York City.
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1970s Contemporary Peter Berlin Art

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Silver Gelatin

Self Portrait with Riot Stick
By Peter Berlin
Located in New York, NY
Self Portrait with Riot Stick c. 1970s Signed in black ink, l.r. Vintage gelatin silver print 14 x 11 inches (35.6 x 27.9 cm), sheet 10.25 x 10.25 inches (26 x 26 cm), image This...
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1970s Contemporary Peter Berlin Art

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Silver Gelatin

Self Portrait with Blindfold and Porthole
By Peter Berlin
Located in New York, NY
Self Portrait with Blindfold and Porthole c. 1970s Signed in black ink, verso Vintage hand-painted C-print 3.5 x 5 inches (8.9 x 12.7 cm) This work is offered by ClampArt in New ...
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1970s Contemporary Peter Berlin Art

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Oil, C Print

Self Portrait in Sailor Cap and Briefs
By Peter Berlin
Located in New York, NY
Self Portrait in Sailor Cap and Briefs c. 1970s Signed, l.r. Vintage gelatin silver print on matte paper 14 x 11 inches (35.6 x 27.9 cm), sheet 13 x 9 inches (33 x 27.9 cm), image...
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1970s Contemporary Peter Berlin Art

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Silver Gelatin

Self Portrait in Leather Harness I
By Peter Berlin
Located in New York, NY
Self Portrait in Leather Harness I c. 1970s Signed in black ink, l.r. Vintage gelatin silver print 14 x 11 inches (35.6 x 27.9 cm), sheet 10.75 x 7 inches (27.3 x 17.8 cm), image ...
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1970s Contemporary Peter Berlin Art

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Silver Gelatin

Double Self Portrait in White Mist
By Peter Berlin
Located in New York, NY
Double Self Portrait in White Mist c. 1970s Signed in black ink, l.r. Vintage gelatin silver print 10 x 8 inches (25.4 x 20.3 cm) This work is offered by ClampArt in New York City.
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1970s Contemporary Peter Berlin Art

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Silver Gelatin

Double Self Portrait with Red Bandana
By Peter Berlin
Located in New York, NY
Archival pigment print Signed in black ink, recto 14 x 11 inches, sheet size 10 x 10 inches, image size This artwork is offered by ClampArt, located in New York City. Born in Pola...
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1970s Other Art Style Peter Berlin Art

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Archival Pigment

Double Self Portrait with Blue Jeans and Whip
By Peter Berlin
Located in New York, NY
Double Self Portrait with Blue Jeans and Whip c. 1970s Signed in black ink, l.r. Vintage hand-painted gelatin silver print 10 x 6.75 inches (25.4 x 17.1 cm) This work is offered ...
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1970s Contemporary Peter Berlin Art

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Oil, Silver Gelatin

Double Self Portrait with Yellow Blindfold
By Peter Berlin
Located in New York, NY
Double Self Portrait with Yellow Blindfold April, 1978 Signed in black ink, verso Vintage hand-painted C-print 5 x 3.5 inches (12.7 x 8.9 cm) This work is offered by ClampArt in ...
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1970s Contemporary Peter Berlin Art

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Paint, C Print

Double Self Portrait with Whip II
By Peter Berlin
Located in New York, NY
Archival pigment print Signed in black ink, recto 14 x 11 inches, sheet size 10 x 10 inches, image size This artwork is offered by ClampArt, located in New York City. Born in Pola...
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1970s Other Art Style Peter Berlin Art

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Archival Pigment

Triple Self Portrait
By Peter Berlin
Located in New York, NY
Archival pigment print Signed in black ink, recto 14 x 11 inches, sheet size 10 x 10 inches, image size This artwork is offered by ClampArt, located in New York City. Born in Pola...
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1970s Other Art Style Peter Berlin Art

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Archival Pigment

Self Portrait in Sunglasses
By Peter Berlin
Located in New York, NY
Vintage gelatin silver print Signed in black ink, verso This artwork is offered by ClampArt, located in New York City. Born in Poland in 1942 as Armin Hagen Freiherr von Hoyningen-...
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1970s Other Art Style Peter Berlin Art

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Silver Gelatin

Self Portrait in Green Pants
By Peter Berlin
Located in New York, NY
Archival pigment print Signed in black ink, recto 11 x 14 inches, sheet size 8.625 x 13 inches, image size This artwork is offered by ClampArt, located in New York City. Born in P...
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1970s Other Art Style Peter Berlin Art

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Archival Pigment

Double Self Portrait on Glowing Peach Background
By Peter Berlin
Located in New York, NY
c. 1970s Signed l.r. Vintage hand-painted gelatin silver print 24 x 20 inches (61 x 50.8 cm), sheet 23 x 19 inches (58.4 x 48.3 cm), image This work is offered by ClampArt in New...
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1970s Contemporary Peter Berlin Art

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Paint, Silver Gelatin

Self Portrait on the Subway
By Peter Berlin
Located in New York, NY
Archival pigment print Signed in black ink, recto 14 x 11 inches, sheet size 13 x 8.75 inches, image size This artwork is offered by ClampArt, located in New York City. Born in Po...
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1970s Other Art Style Peter Berlin Art

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Archival Pigment

Double Self Portrait with Glowing Red Background
By Peter Berlin
Located in New York, NY
Double Self Portrait with Glowing Red Background Signed in pencil, l.r. Vintage hand-painted gelatin silver print 10.5 x 10.5 inches (26.7 x 26.7 cm), image 14 x 11 inches (35.6 x ...
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1970s Contemporary Peter Berlin Art

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Paint, Silver Gelatin

Self Portrait on the Roof of the Ansonia (Leather Pants)
By Peter Berlin
Located in New York, NY
Archival pigment print Signed in black ink, recto 14 x 11 inches, sheet size 10 x 10 inches, image size This artwork is offered by ClampArt, located in New York City. Born in Pola...
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1970s Other Art Style Peter Berlin Art

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Archival Pigment

Self Portrait in Silver Pants
By Peter Berlin
Located in New York, NY
Archival pigment print Signed in black ink, recto 15.5 x 11 inches, sheet size 14 x 9.5 inches, image size This artwork is offered by ClampArt, located in New York City. Born in P...
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1970s Other Art Style Peter Berlin Art

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Archival Pigment

Self Portrait on the Roof of the Ansonia
By Peter Berlin
Located in New York, NY
Archival pigment print Signed in silver ink, l.r. 14 x 11 inches, sheet size 10.5 x 10 inches, image size This artwork is offered by ClampArt, located in New York City. Born in Po...
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1970s Other Art Style Peter Berlin Art

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Archival Pigment

Self Portrait in White Pants on the Piers
By Peter Berlin
Located in New York, NY
Archival pigment print Signed in silver ink, l.l. 14 x 11 inches, sheet size 10.5 x 10.5 inches, image size This artwork is offered by ClampArt, located in New York City. Born in ...
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1970s Other Art Style Peter Berlin Art

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Archival Pigment

Double Self Portrait with Whip I
By Peter Berlin
Located in New York, NY
Archival pigment print Signed in black ink, recto 14 x 11 inches, sheet size 10 x 10 inches, image size This artwork is offered by ClampArt, located in New York City. Born in Pola...
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1970s Other Art Style Peter Berlin Art

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Archival Pigment

Double Self Portrait with High Top Converse
By Peter Berlin
Located in New York, NY
Double Self Portrait with High Top Converse c. 1970s Signed, l.r. Vintage hand-painted gelatin silver print 24 x 20 inches (61 x 50.8 cm), sheet 23 x 19 inches (58.4 x 48.3 cm), i...
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1970s Contemporary Peter Berlin Art

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Paint, Silver Gelatin

Double Self Portrait with Whip III
By Peter Berlin
Located in New York, NY
Archival pigment print Signed in black ink, recto 14 x 11 inches, sheet size 10 x 10 inches, image size This artwork is offered by ClampArt, located in New York City. Born in Pola...
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1970s Other Art Style Peter Berlin Art

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Archival Pigment

Self Portrait on the Roof of the Ansonia (White Pants)
By Peter Berlin
Located in New York, NY
Archival pigment print Signed in black ink, recto 14 x 11 inches, sheet size 10 x 10 inches, image size This artwork is offered by ClampArt, located in New York City. Born in Pola...
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1970s Other Art Style Peter Berlin Art

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Archival Pigment

Self Portrait in Helmet by Broken Window
By Peter Berlin
Located in New York, NY
Self Portrait in Helmet by Broken Window c. 1970s Signed, l.r. Vintage hand-painted gelatin silver print 7.75 x 9.5 inches (19.7 x 24.1 cm) This work is offered by ClampArt in Ne...
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1970s Contemporary Peter Berlin Art

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Paint, Silver Gelatin

Self Portrait with Honda Motorcycle
By Peter Berlin
Located in New York, NY
Self Portrait with Honda Motorcycle c. 1970s Signed in black ink, l.r. Vintage hand-painted gelatin silver print 8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.4 cm) This work is offered by ClampArt in...
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1970s Peter Berlin Art

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Paint, Silver Gelatin

Self Portrait at the Piers with Sailor Hat
By Peter Berlin
Located in New York, NY
Archival pigment print Signed in black ink, recto 14 x 11 inches, sheet size 10 x 10 inches, image size This artwork is offered by ClampArt, located in New York City. Born in Pola...
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1970s Other Art Style Peter Berlin Art

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Archival Pigment

Self Portrait in Black Tank Top on the Piers
By Peter Berlin
Located in New York, NY
Archival pigment print Signed in silver ink, l.l. 14 x 11 inches, sheet size 10.75 x 10.5 inches, image size This artwork is offered by ClampArt, located in New York City. Born in...
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1970s Other Art Style Peter Berlin Art

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Archival Pigment

Self Portrait in Black Leather I
By Peter Berlin
Located in New York, NY
Vintage gelatin silver print Signed in black ink, l.r. 14 x 11 inches, sheet size 13 x 9 inches, image size This artwork is offered by ClampArt, located in New York City. Born in ...
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1970s Other Art Style Peter Berlin Art

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Silver Gelatin

Self Portrait by Tree
By Peter Berlin
Located in New York, NY
Vintage gelatin silver print Signed in white ink, l.r. This artwork is offered by ClampArt, located in New York City. Born in Poland in 1942 as Armin Hagen Freiherr von Hoyningen-H...
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1970s Other Art Style Peter Berlin Art

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Silver Gelatin

Self Portrait in Black Leather II
By Peter Berlin
Located in New York, NY
Vintage gelatin silver print Signed in black ink, l.r. 14 x 11 inches, sheet size 13 x 9 inches, image size This artwork is offered by ClampArt, located in New York City. Born in ...
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1970s Other Art Style Peter Berlin Art

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Silver Gelatin

Peter Berlin art for sale on 1stDibs

1stDibs offers a wide variety of authentic Peter Berlin art for sale. You can find work that includes elements of blue, yellow and other colors if you are browsing the collection of art to introduce a pop of color in a neutral corner of your living room or bedroom. You can browse by medium also find art by Peter Berlin in silver gelatin print, pigment print, archival pigment print and more. Much of this artist's original work was created during the 1970s and is mostly associated with contemporary style. Not every interior allows for large Peter Berlin art, so small editions measuring 3.5 inches across are available. Customers interested in this artist might also find the work of James Whitlow Delano, Nicholas Taylor and Vera Simons. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $1,220 and tops out at $8,850, while the average work can sell for $3,480. .

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