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Phillip Buehler Art

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The photographer Phillip Buehler has devoted his career to exploring obsolete sites, what he calls “modern ruins.” Captured in states of evocative decay, his subjects have included an abandoned psychiatric asylum, a Cold War missile silo and an offline power plant.

In late 2019, Buehler's body of work on view in the exhibition “Mallrat to Snapchat: The End of the Third Place” — at Front Room Gallery, in New York — may have elicited more nostalgia than the others. It was a look at New Jersey’s defunct Wayne Hills Mall and, by extension, at the dying culture of middle-class suburban shopping centers across the country.

"I started photographing abandoned places the same year the mall opened, 1973, when I was a senior in high school," Buehler told The Study. "At the time, New York was falling apart, with empty piers and abandoned or burned-out buildings everywhere. Back then, nobody was photographing them, so I had no art references — most were cinematic. Two films released in 1968 made a big impression on me: 2001: A Space Odyssey and Planet of the Apes."

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Artist: Phillip Buehler
"F-106 Delta Darts, AMARG, Arizona" Color Photograph, limited edition
By Phillip Buehler
Located in New York, NY
In Buehler’s color photograph from a military airplane storage yard in Arizona, the F-106 Delta Darts parked in alignment, their silver tails recede into the distance. Phillip Buehl...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Phillip Buehler Art

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Archival Pigment

"Church Steeple" conceptual color photograph, rural landscape, abstract wall
By Phillip Buehler
Located in New York, NY
This 18"x24", signed, editioned color photograph, contrasts an image of a rural town landscape painting, against the highly textured aqua, teal, turquoise blue painted wall, which re...
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2010s Contemporary Phillip Buehler Art

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Archival Pigment

"Water Wheel" color photograph, waterfall landscape painting on abstract wall
By Phillip Buehler
Located in New York, NY
18"x24", signed, editioned color photograph. In this conceptual photograph, the artist has paired a painting of watermill, in a rural landscape with a highly distress wall. The bab...
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2010s Contemporary Phillip Buehler Art

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Archival Pigment

Four Photograph Set, Abstract Landscape Conceptual Color Photograph series
By Phillip Buehler
Located in New York, NY
Included are four 18"x24", signed, editioned color photographs. Each of the four photographs depict a a different landscape painting hung on a distressed wall. From a rural town vi...
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2010s Contemporary Phillip Buehler Art

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Archival Pigment

"Water Well" color photograph, autumn farm landscape painting on abstract wall
By Phillip Buehler
Located in New York, NY
18"x24", signed, editioned color photograph. A lush Fall farm landscape with greens fields, orange trees and red barn painting is contrasted by the placement on a highly distressed ...
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2010s Contemporary Phillip Buehler Art

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Archival Pigment

"Church Dome" color photograph, rose pink abstract wall, town road landscape
By Phillip Buehler
Located in New York, NY
18"x24", signed, editioned color photograph. The rose pink textured wall of the distressed background in this photograph complements pinkish reds of the road depicted in the rural t...
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2010s Contemporary Phillip Buehler Art

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Archival Pigment

Thunderbolt Sign, Coney Island
By Phillip Buehler
Located in New York, NY
edition of 5, signed on reverse. This photograph was taken in 2000 of the the Thunderbolt rollercoaster in Coney Island prior to its demolition. The Thunderbolt was a wooden roller...
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2010s Contemporary Phillip Buehler Art

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Pigment

"The Town Mouse" Wayne Hills Mall, New Jersey (Modern Ruins) color photograph
By Phillip Buehler
Located in New York, NY
limited edition of 5, signed on reverse by the artist, Phillip Buehler. The quaint facade of the beloved "Town Mouse" has fallen into disrepair amongst other artifacts in the abando...
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2010s Contemporary Phillip Buehler Art

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Archival Pigment

"Sam Goody" Wayne Hills Mall, NJ (Modern Ruin series) 24"x30"color photograph
By Phillip Buehler
Located in New York, NY
24"x30" contemporary color photograph, limited edition of 5, signed on reverse by the artist, Phillip Buehler. This photograph depicts the remnants of a Sam Goody shopfront in the n...
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2010s Contemporary Phillip Buehler Art

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Archival Pigment

"Blimpie" Wayne Hills Mall, Wayne, NJ (Modern Ruins) color photograph
By Phillip Buehler
Located in New York, NY
limited edition of 5, signed on reverse by the artist, Phillip Buehler. Flooded hallways and abandoned kiosks are all that remains of the shops at Wayne Hill's Mall. This photograp...
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2010s Contemporary Phillip Buehler Art

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Archival Pigment

"Mall is Closed" Wayne Hills Mall, NJ (Modern Ruins series) color photograph
By Phillip Buehler
Located in New York, NY
limited edition of 5, signed on reverse by the artist, Phillip Buehler. This photograph depicts an interior view looking out of the closed and deserted Wayne Hills Mall, in Wayne, N...
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2010s Contemporary Phillip Buehler Art

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Archival Pigment

"Foot Locker" Former Wayne Hills Mall (Modern Ruins) color photograph
By Phillip Buehler
Located in New York, NY
limited edition of 5, signed on reverse by the artist, Phillip Buehler. This photograph depicts the time ravaged former "Footlocker" storefront in the abandoned Wayne Hills Mall, in...
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2010s Contemporary Phillip Buehler Art

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Archival Pigment

"Main Entrance" Wayne Hills Mall, NJ (Modern Ruins) 24"x30" color photograph
By Phillip Buehler
Located in New York, NY
24"x30" photograph, limited edition of 5, signed on reverse by the artist, Phillip Buehler. Barricaded with a wall of gnarled metal, the abandoned mall's entrance is blocked by a wa...
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2010s Contemporary Phillip Buehler Art

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Archival Pigment

"Art World" Wayne Hills Mall, NJ (Modern Ruin series) 24"x30" color photograph
By Phillip Buehler
Located in New York, NY
24"x30" contemporary color photograph, limited edition of 5, signed on reverse by the artist, Phillip Buehler. This photograph depicts the time ravaged corridor of the abandoned Way...
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2010s Contemporary Phillip Buehler Art

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Archival Pigment

"Waldenbooks" Wayne Hills Mall, NJ (Modern Ruins) 24"x30" color photograph
By Phillip Buehler
Located in New York, NY
24"x30 contemporary color photograph, limited edition of 5, signed on reverse by the artist, Phillip Buehler. The shuttered gate of Waldenbooks appears as an ineffectual effort in t...
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2010s Contemporary Phillip Buehler Art

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Archival Pigment

"Courtyard" Wayne Hills Mall, New Jersey (Modern Ruins) color photograph
By Phillip Buehler
Located in New York, NY
limited edition of 5, signed on reverse by the artist, Phillip Buehler. A view of the crumbling panel ceiling of the courtyard in the abandoned Wayne Hills Mall. Buehler has captu...
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2010s Contemporary Phillip Buehler Art

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Archival Pigment

"Atrium" large scale color photograph, Wayne Hills Mall (Modern Ruins) framed
By Phillip Buehler
Located in New York, NY
limited edition of 5, signed on reverse by the artist, Phillip Buehler. This photograph has a kaleidoscope feel in the geometric pattern of blue clouded sky tiles and salmon coral d...
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2010s Contemporary Phillip Buehler Art

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Archival Pigment

"Sam Goody Exterior" Wayne Hills Mall (from Modern Ruins series) photograph
By Phillip Buehler
Located in New York, NY
limited edition of 5, signed on reverse by the artist, Phillip Buehler. This photograph depicts what remains of the of the Sam Goody entrance at the deserted Wayne Hills Mall, in Wa...
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2010s Contemporary Phillip Buehler Art

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Archival Pigment

"Waldenbooks" Wayne Hills Mall, New Jersey (Modern Ruins) color photograph
By Phillip Buehler
Located in New York, NY
limited edition of 5, signed on reverse by the artist, Phillip Buehler. The shuttered gate of Waldenbooks appears as an ineffectual effort in the dilapidated scene captured by Phill...
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2010s Contemporary Phillip Buehler Art

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Archival Pigment

"Photocenter 2000" Wayne Hills Mall, New Jersey (Modern Ruins) color photograph
By Phillip Buehler
Located in New York, NY
limited edition of 5, signed on reverse by the artist, Phillip Buehler. A flood of water creates a reflected surface of debris along the floor of the abandoned store in this photogr...
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2010s Contemporary Phillip Buehler Art

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Archival Pigment

"Main Entrance" Wayne Hills Mall, New Jersey (Modern Ruins) color photograph
By Phillip Buehler
Located in New York, NY
limited edition of 5, signed on reverse by the artist, Phillip Buehler. Barricaded with a wall of gnarled metal, the abandoned mall's entrance is blocked by a wall of debris. Phill...
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2010s Contemporary Phillip Buehler Art

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Archival Pigment

"Sound-a-Rama" Former Wayne Hills Mall (Modern Ruins) color photograph
By Phillip Buehler
Located in New York, NY
limited edition of 5, signed on reverse by the artist, Phillip Buehler. This photograph depicts the time ravaged former "Sound-a-Rama" storefront in the abandoned Wayne Hills Mall, ...
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2010s Contemporary Phillip Buehler Art

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Archival Pigment

"Santa's Stage" Wayne Hills Mall, New Jersey (Modern Ruins) color photograph
By Phillip Buehler
Located in New York, NY
limited edition of 5, signed on reverse by the artist, Phillip Buehler. As the Holiday season approaches we can image and remember the stage upon which Santa sat in the Wayne Hill's...
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2010s Contemporary Phillip Buehler Art

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Archival Pigment

Strategic Air Command B-52
By Phillip Buehler
Located in New York, NY
24"x30" will photograph, signed and editioned on reverse. (edition of 5) This photograph is from a series entitled, “(UN)THINKABLE,” the culmination of 25 years of Phillip Buehle...
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2010s Contemporary Phillip Buehler Art

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Archival Pigment

"Atrium" Wayne Hills Mall, New Jersey (Modern Ruins) color photograph
By Phillip Buehler
Located in New York, NY
limited edition of 5, signed on reverse by the artist, Phillip Buehler. A view of the open panel ceiling of the atrium in the abandoned Wayne Hills Mall. Buehler has captured the ...
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2010s Contemporary Phillip Buehler Art

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Archival Pigment

"Sam Goody" Wayne Hills Mall, NJ (Modern Ruin series) color photograph
By Phillip Buehler
Located in New York, NY
limited edition of 5, signed on reverse by the artist, Phillip Buehler. This photograph depicts the remnants of a Sam Goody shopfront in the now closed and demolished, Wayne Hills M...
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2010s Contemporary Phillip Buehler Art

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Archival Pigment

"Avenue Exterior" Wayne Hills Mall (from Modern Ruins series) color photograph
By Phillip Buehler
Located in New York, NY
limited edition of 5, signed on reverse by the artist, Phillip Buehler. This photograph depicts the faint residual outlines of the sign to the Avenue store at the deserted Wayne Hil...
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2010s Contemporary Phillip Buehler Art

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Archival Pigment

"Art World" Wayne Hills Mall, New Jersey (Modern Ruin series) color photograph
By Phillip Buehler
Located in New York, NY
limited edition of 5, signed on reverse by the artist, Phillip Buehler. This photograph depicts the time ravaged corridor of the abandoned Wayne Hills Mall, in Wayne, New Jersey. A...
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2010s Contemporary Phillip Buehler Art

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Archival Pigment

Nike Bunker 30"x40" limited edition photograph
By Phillip Buehler
Located in New York, NY
30"x40" photograph, signed and editioned on reverse. (edition of 5) Please inquire about framing options. This photograph is from a series entitled, “(UN)THINKABLE,” the culminatio...
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2010s Contemporary Phillip Buehler Art

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Archival Pigment

Titan II Base
By Phillip Buehler
Located in New York, NY
30"x30" archival pigment print photograph, ed. 5 signed and editioned on reverse by the New York artist, Phillip Buehler This photograph is from “(UN)THINKABLE,” the culmination of ...
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2010s Contemporary Phillip Buehler Art

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Photographic Paper

Nike Bunker
By Phillip Buehler
Located in New York, NY
24"x30" photograph, signed and editioned on reverse. (edition of 5) This photograph is from a series entitled, “(UN)THINKABLE,” the culmination of 25 years of Phillip Buehler’s wor...
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2010s Contemporary Phillip Buehler Art

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Archival Pigment

White Flags
By Phillip Buehler
Located in New York, NY
24"x30" archival pigment print, signed and editioned by the artist, 1/5 Phillip Buehler has been photographing "modern ruins" for over 35 years. "In 1974, when I was in high school,...
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2010s Contemporary Phillip Buehler Art

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Photographic Paper

Fallout Shelter, archival dye-sub print on aluminum
By Phillip Buehler
Located in New York, NY
archival dye-sub print on aluminum. 14"x20" edition of 25 signed on reverse This photograph depicts the iconic fallout shelter sign, that designated locations of safety from nuclea...
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2010s Contemporary Phillip Buehler Art

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Metal

Nuclear Warheads
By Phillip Buehler
Located in New York, NY
24"x24" photograph, signed and editioned on reverse. (edition of 5) This photograph is from a series entitled, “(UN)THINKABLE,” the culmination of 25 years of Phillip Buehler’s wo...
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2010s Contemporary Phillip Buehler Art

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Archival Pigment

"Salt Shed" Contemporary Color Photograph
By Phillip Buehler
Located in New York, NY
The graphic red orange and white pattern of the tent canopy, composed with the metal trestle arches creates a visual symmetry in this color photograph. The soft geometry of the cent...
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2010s Contemporary Phillip Buehler Art

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Archival Pigment

B52 Field
By Phillip Buehler
Located in New York, NY
24"x30" photograph, signed and editioned on reverse. (edition of 5) This photograph is from a series entitled, “(UN)THINKABLE,” the culmination of 25 years of Phillip Buehler’s wor...
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2010s Contemporary Phillip Buehler Art

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Archival Pigment

Vietnam B-52
By Phillip Buehler
Located in New York, NY
24"x30" will photograph, signed and editioned on reverse. (edition of 5) This photograph is from a series entitled, “(UN)THINKABLE,” the culmination of 25 years of Phillip Buehle...
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2010s Contemporary Phillip Buehler Art

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Archival Pigment

Piano
By Phillip Buehler
Located in New York, NY
24" x30" edition 2 of 5 available unframed Phillip Buehler has been photographing abandoned places around the world since he rowed to the (then abandoned) Ellis Island in 1974. Many...
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2010s Contemporary Phillip Buehler Art

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Photographic Paper

Hair Dryers
By Phillip Buehler
Located in New York, NY
24"x 30" photograph, edition of 5, signed on reverse This photograph was taken at Greystone Park Hospital, and shows an abandoned interior space with three beauty parlor style hai...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Phillip Buehler Art

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Archival Pigment

Typewriter
By Phillip Buehler
Located in New York, NY
24"x30" edition of 5 photograph available unframed Phillip Buehler has been photographing abandoned places around the world since he rowed to the (then abandoned) Ellis Island in...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Phillip Buehler Art

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Archival Pigment

Barber's Chair
By Phillip Buehler
Located in New York, NY
24"x 30" photograph, edition of 5, signed on reverse This photograph was taken at Greystone Park Hospital and shows a singular abandoned barber chair isolated in a room full of de...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Phillip Buehler Art

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Archival Pigment

B-52 Cockpit
By Phillip Buehler
Located in New York, NY
40"40" photograph, edition of 5, signed and editioned on reverse framed in natural wood shadowbox frame This photograph is from a series entitled, “(UN)THINKABLE,” the culmination o...
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2010s Contemporary Phillip Buehler Art

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Archival Pigment

Tantalizing Takeoff
By Phillip Buehler
Located in New York, NY
18"x18" photograph, signed and editioned on reverse. (edition of 5) This photograph is from a series entitled, “(UN)THINKABLE,” the culmination of 25 years of Phillip Buehler’s wo...
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2010s Contemporary Phillip Buehler Art

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Archival Pigment

Sioux Warrior
By Phillip Buehler
Located in New York, NY
18"x18" photograph, signed and editioned on reverse. (edition of 5) This photograph is from a series entitled, “(UN)THINKABLE,” the culmination of 25 years of Phillip Buehler’s wo...
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2010s Contemporary Phillip Buehler Art

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Archival Pigment

Superstitious Aloysius
By Phillip Buehler
Located in New York, NY
18"x18"photograph, signed and editioned on reverse. (edition of 5) This photograph is from a series entitled, “(UN)THINKABLE,” the culmination of 25 years of Phillip Buehler’s wor...
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2010s Contemporary Phillip Buehler Art

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Archival Pigment

4 Sinks
By Phillip Buehler
Located in New York, NY
24"x 30" photograph, edition of 5, signed on reverse. This photograph is taken at Greystone Park Hospital, in an abandoned washroom, with a row of sinks lined up against a distres...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Phillip Buehler Art

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Archival Pigment

Bed Window
By Phillip Buehler
Located in New York, NY
24"x 30" photograph, edition of 5, signed on reverse This photograph taken at Greystone Park Hospital shows an old single bed that has been abandoned. The bed has been decayed to ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Phillip Buehler Art

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Archival Pigment

Staircase
By Phillip Buehler
Located in New York, NY
20"x 24" available unframed This photograph depicts a look down a stairwell at Greystone Park Hospital, from a central perspective showing the cascading stairs as they recede int...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Phillip Buehler Art

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Archival Pigment

Wheel Chair
By Phillip Buehler
Located in New York, NY
24"x 30" photograph, edition of 5, signed on reverse. This photograph is taken at Greystone Park Hospital, in an area of the building where snow has drifted into the abandoned com...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Phillip Buehler Art

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Archival Pigment

Shower
By Phillip Buehler
Located in New York, NY
24"x30" edition of 5 photograph available unframed Phillip Buehler has been photographing abandoned places around the world since he rowed to the (then abandoned) Ellis Island in...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Phillip Buehler Art

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Archival Pigment

Purple Door
By Phillip Buehler
Located in New York, NY
24"x 30" photograph, edition of 5, signed on reverse This photograph was taken at Greystone Park Hospital, and depicts the extremely distressed texture of a wall and door in the a...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Phillip Buehler Art

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Archival Pigment

Operating Room
By Phillip Buehler
Located in New York, NY
24"x 30" photograph, edition of 5, signed on reverse This photograph was taken at Greystone Park Hospital, and shows a distressed abandoned operating room. We can see a fallen fix...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Phillip Buehler Art

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Archival Pigment

Examination Table
By Phillip Buehler
Located in New York, NY
24"x30" edition of 5 available unframed Phillip Buehler has been photographing abandoned places around the world since he rowed to the (then abandoned) Ellis Island in 1974. Many...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Phillip Buehler Art

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Archival Pigment

Examination Room
By Phillip Buehler
Located in New York, NY
24"x30" edition of 5 available unframed Phillip Buehler has been photographing abandoned places around the world since he rowed to the (then abandoned) Ellis Island in 1974. Ma...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Phillip Buehler Art

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Archival Pigment

Phillip Buehler art for sale on 1stDibs

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