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Robert Farber Art

American, b. 1944

Over the course of his career, photographer Robert Farber has influenced countless photo artists. Owing to what were initially mistakes he made that yielded a soft-focus look and grainy textures in his images, Farber developed a painterly style of photography that draws on Impressionist and Surrealist art and sees him positioning subjects in warm, naturally lit interiors and amid unlikely landscapes. 

Farber was born in Newark, New Jersey. From an early age, he explored his interest in art, encouraged by his mother who allowed him to turn their basement into an art studio. There he practiced drawing, as well as painting with watercolors and oil paints.

Farber studied marketing and business at the University of Miami, but always wanted to work in the arts. In 1970, he moved to New York City and began his journey into photography.

Farber brought his work to outdoor art festivals all over the city. At one of these festivals, an advertising executive saw one of his works and asked him to photograph for a Cotton Inc. advertisement. This led to more jobs, working for other big-name clients — such as Macy's, 20th Century Fox and Revlon, and major publications like Esquire and Playboy.

Farber has garnered lots of recognition throughout his career, including “Photographer of the Year” from the Photographic Manufacturers Association and an ASP International Award from the American Society of Photographers. 

Farber annually contributes exclusive prints of his "Women as Art" series to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. His “Deterioration Series” continues to be exhibited around the world, including at galleries in Paris, Brussels and Florence.

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Artist: Robert Farber
Butt Shadow
By Robert Farber
Located in New York, NY
Ed. of 10, includes black frame with textured white mat. Robert Farber’s style has influenced generations of photographers. His painterly, impressionistic style captures the essence...
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1990s Robert Farber Art

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Archival Pigment

Torso
By Robert Farber
Located in New York, NY
Ed. of 25, includes black frame with white mat. Robert Farber’s style has influenced generations of photographers. His painterly, impressionistic style captures the essence of compo...
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1980s Robert Farber Art

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Archival Pigment

066R Jazz
By Robert Farber
Located in VALLAURIS, FR
"On April 24th, 2018 my studio was flooded in the middle of the night. While excavating the ruins, I uncovered several catalogues of drenched, non-archival small prints. I separated ...
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2010s Neo-Expressionist Robert Farber Art

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Archival Pigment

006R Cowboy at Pond
By Robert Farber
Located in VALLAURIS, FR
"On April 24th, 2018 my studio was flooded in the middle of the night. While excavating the ruins, I uncovered several catalogues of drenched, non-archival small prints. I separated ...
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2010s Neo-Expressionist Robert Farber Art

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Archival Pigment

038R
By Robert Farber
Located in VALLAURIS, FR
"On April 24th, 2018 my studio was flooded in the middle of the night. While excavating the ruins, I uncovered several catalogues of drenched, non-archival small prints. I separated ...
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2010s Neo-Expressionist Robert Farber Art

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Archival Pigment

007R Cowboy NM
By Robert Farber
Located in VALLAURIS, FR
"On April 24th, 2018 my studio was flooded in the middle of the night. While excavating the ruins, I uncovered several catalogues of drenched, non-archival small prints. I separated ...
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2010s Neo-Expressionist Robert Farber Art

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Archival Pigment

056V
By Robert Farber
Located in VALLAURIS, FR
"On April 24th, 2018 my studio was flooded in the middle of the night. While excavating the ruins, I uncovered several catalogues of drenched, non-archival small prints. I separated ...
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2010s Neo-Expressionist Robert Farber Art

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Archival Pigment

061V
By Robert Farber
Located in VALLAURIS, FR
"On April 24th, 2018 my studio was flooded in the middle of the night. While excavating the ruins, I uncovered several catalogues of drenched, non-archival small prints. I separated ...
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2010s Neo-Expressionist Robert Farber Art

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Archival Pigment

048R
By Robert Farber
Located in VALLAURIS, FR
"On April 24th, 2018 my studio was flooded in the middle of the night. While excavating the ruins, I uncovered several catalogues of drenched, non-archival small prints. I separated ...
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2010s Neo-Expressionist Robert Farber Art

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Archival Pigment

052R
By Robert Farber
Located in VALLAURIS, FR
"On April 24th, 2018 my studio was flooded in the middle of the night. While excavating the ruins, I uncovered several catalogues of drenched, non-archival small prints. I separated ...
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2010s Neo-Expressionist Robert Farber Art

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Archival Pigment

034R
By Robert Farber
Located in VALLAURIS, FR
"On April 24th, 2018 my studio was flooded in the middle of the night. While excavating the ruins, I uncovered several catalogues of drenched, non-archival small prints. I separated ...
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2010s Neo-Expressionist Robert Farber Art

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Archival Pigment

041R
By Robert Farber
Located in VALLAURIS, FR
"On April 24th, 2018 my studio was flooded in the middle of the night. While excavating the ruins, I uncovered several catalogues of drenched, non-archival small prints. I separated ...
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2010s Neo-Expressionist Robert Farber Art

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Archival Pigment

Walking the Dog
By Robert Farber
Located in New York, NY
Ed. of 10, includes black frame with white mat. Robert Farber’s style has influenced generations of photographers. His painterly, impressionistic style captures the essence of compo...
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1990s Robert Farber Art

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Archival Pigment

Deterioration Series 023
By Robert Farber
Located in New York, NY
Robert Farber Deterioration Series 023 1979-2013 (printed later) Archival pigment print 60 x 40 inches edition of 5 This image is part of Robert Farber’s Deterioration Series which...
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2010s Contemporary Robert Farber Art

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Archival Pigment

Laundromat
By Robert Farber
Located in New York, NY
Ed. of 10, includes textured wood frame with white mat. Robert Farber’s style has influenced generations of photographers. His painterly, impressionistic style captures the essence ...
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1990s Robert Farber Art

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Archival Pigment

Three Torsos
By Robert Farber
Located in New York, NY
Ed. of 10, includes black frame with white textured mat. Robert Farber’s style has influenced generations of photographers. His painterly, impressionistic style captures the essence...
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1990s Robert Farber Art

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Archival Pigment

Deterioration Series 164
By Robert Farber
Located in New York, NY
Robert Farber Deterioration Series 164 1979-2013 (printed later) Archival pigment print 60 x 40 inches signed and numbered edition of 5 on the verso This image is part of Robert Fa...
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2010s Contemporary Robert Farber Art

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Archival Pigment

Deterioration Series 155
By Robert Farber
Located in New York, NY
Robert Farber Deterioration Series 155 1979-2013 (printed later) Archival pigment print 60 x 40 inches signed and numbered edition of 5 on the verso This image is part of Robert Fa...
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2010s Contemporary Robert Farber Art

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Archival Pigment

Deterioration Series 147
By Robert Farber
Located in New York, NY
Robert Farber Deterioration Series 147 1979-2013 (printed later) Archival pigment print 60 x 40 inches signed and numbered edition of 5 on the verso This image is part of Robert Fa...
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2010s Contemporary Robert Farber Art

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Archival Pigment

Deterioration Series 130
By Robert Farber
Located in New York, NY
Robert Farber Deterioration Series 130 1979-2013 (printed later) Archival pigment print 60 x 40 inches signed and numbered edition of 5 on the verso This image is part of Robert Fa...
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2010s Contemporary Robert Farber Art

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Archival Pigment

Deterioration Series 195
By Robert Farber
Located in New York, NY
Robert Farber Deterioration Series 195 1979-2013 (printed later) Archival pigment print 60 x 40 inches signed and numbered edition of 5 on the verso This image is part of Robert Fa...
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2010s Contemporary Robert Farber Art

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Archival Pigment

Deterioration Series 177
By Robert Farber
Located in New York, NY
Robert Farber Deterioration Series 177 1979-2013 (printed later) Archival pigment print 60 x 40 inches signed and numbered edition of 5 on the verso This image is part of Robert Fa...
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2010s Contemporary Robert Farber Art

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Archival Pigment

Deterioration Series 138
By Robert Farber
Located in New York, NY
Robert Farber Deterioration Series 138 1979-2013 (printed later) Archival pigment print 60 x 40 inches signed and numbered edition of 5 on the verso This image is part of Robert Fa...
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2010s Contemporary Robert Farber Art

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Archival Pigment

Deterioration Series 126
By Robert Farber
Located in New York, NY
Robert Farber Deterioration Series 126 1979-2013 (printed later) Archival pigment print 60 x 40 inches signed and numbered edition of 5 on the verso This image is part of Robert Fa...
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2010s Contemporary Robert Farber Art

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Archival Pigment

Deterioration Series 133
By Robert Farber
Located in New York, NY
Robert Farber Deterioration Series 133 1979-2013 (printed later) Archival pigment print 60 x 40 inches signed and numbered edition of 5 on the verso This image is part of Robert Fa...
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2010s Contemporary Robert Farber Art

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Archival Pigment

Deterioration Series 117
By Robert Farber
Located in New York, NY
Robert Farber Deterioration Series 117 1979-2013 (printed later) Archival pigment print 60 x 40 inches signed and numbered edition of 5 on the verso This image is part of Robert Fa...
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2010s Contemporary Robert Farber Art

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Archival Pigment

Deterioration Series 103
By Robert Farber
Located in New York, NY
Robert Farber Deterioration Series 103 1979-2013 (printed later) Archival pigment print 60 x 40 inches edition of 5 This image is part of Robert Farber’s Deterioration Series which...
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2010s Contemporary Robert Farber Art

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Archival Pigment

Deterioration Series 072
By Robert Farber
Located in New York, NY
Robert Farber Deterioration Series 072 1979-2013 (printed later) Archival pigment print 60 x 40 inches edition of 5 This image is part of Robert Farber’s Deterioration Series which...
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2010s Contemporary Robert Farber Art

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Archival Pigment

Deterioration Series 097
By Robert Farber
Located in New York, NY
Robert Farber Deterioration Series 097 1979-2013 (printed later) Archival pigment print 60 x 40 inches signed and numbered edition of 5 on the verso This image is part of Robert Fa...
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2010s Contemporary Robert Farber Art

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Archival Pigment

Deterioration Series 086
By Robert Farber
Located in New York, NY
Robert Farber Deterioration Series 086 1979-2013 (printed later) Archival pigment print 60 x 40 inches edition of 5 This image is part of Robert Farber’s Deterioration Series which...
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2010s Contemporary Robert Farber Art

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Archival Pigment

Deterioration Series 055
By Robert Farber
Located in New York, NY
Robert Farber Deterioration Series 055 1979-2013 (printed later) Archival pigment print 60 x 40 inches edition of 5 This image is part of Robert Farber’s Deterioration Series which...
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2010s Contemporary Robert Farber Art

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Archival Pigment

Deterioration Series 091
By Robert Farber
Located in New York, NY
Robert Farber Deterioration Series 091 1979-2013 (printed later) Archival pigment print 60 x 40 inches edition of 5 This image is part of Robert Farber’s Deterioration Series which...
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2010s Contemporary Robert Farber Art

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Archival Pigment

Deterioration Series 033
By Robert Farber
Located in New York, NY
Robert Farber Deterioration Series 033 1979-2013 (printed later) Archival pigment print 60 x 40 inches edition of 5 This image is part of Robert Farber’s Deterioration Series which...
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2010s Contemporary Robert Farber Art

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Archival Pigment

Deterioration Series 004
By Robert Farber
Located in New York, NY
Robert Farber Deterioration Series 004 1979-2013 (printed later) Archival pigment print 60 x 40 inches edition of 5 This image is part of Robert Farber’s Deterioration Series which...
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2010s Contemporary Robert Farber Art

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Archival Pigment

Deterioration Series 001
By Robert Farber
Located in New York, NY
Robert Farber Deterioration Series 001 1979-2013 (printed later) Archival pigment print 60 x 40 inches edition of 5 This image is part of Robert Farber’s Deterioration Series which...
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2010s Contemporary Robert Farber Art

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Archival Pigment

Robert Farber 'Spinning Flag'
By Robert Farber
Located in New York, NY
Spinning Flag, 2014 Dye-infused aluminum photograph 60 x 40 inches Edition of 10
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Robert Farber Art

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Metal

On the Steps
By Robert Farber
Located in New York, NY
On the Steps, 1984 Archival pigment print Signed and numbered edition Additional sizes available. Robert Farber is a contemporary American photographer best known for his iconic ...
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1980s Modern Robert Farber Art

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Archival Pigment

Boombox
By Robert Farber
Located in New York, NY
Boombox, circa 1980 Archival pigment print 40 x 30 inches edition of 10 Robert Farber is a contemporary American photographer best known for his iconic images of nude women. “One da...
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1980s Modern Robert Farber Art

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Archival Pigment

Taxi Driver NYC
By Robert Farber
Located in New York, NY
Taxi Driver NYC, 1977 Archival pigment print 9 x 13 inches Edition of 36 Robert Farber is a contemporary American photographer best known for his iconic i...
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1980s Modern Robert Farber Art

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C Print

Sleeping
By Robert Farber
Located in New York, NY
Sleeping Archival pigment print 30 x 40 inches Signed and numbered edition of 10
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1970s Modern Robert Farber Art

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Archival Pigment

Caddy Tailfin
By Robert Farber
Located in New York, NY
Caddy Tailfin Archival pigment print on canvas 60 x 96 inches Edition of 10 AMERICANA "From rural Montana to the Manhattan skyline at dawn, from a New Mexico cowboy...
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1980s American Modern Robert Farber Art

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Canvas, Archival Pigment

Hollywood Woman Smoking
By Robert Farber
Located in New York, NY
Hollywood, 1982 Archival pigment print 30” x 40” (76.2x101.6 cm) Edition of 10 40” x 60” (101.6x152.4 cm) Edition of 10 Robert Farber’s style has influenced generations of photographers. His painterly, impressionistic style captures the essence of composition in every genre, including nudes, still life, landscapes and architecture. His ten photo art books have sold over half a million copies. Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis brought Farber into Doubleday for the publication of his book “By The Sea,” which won the Art Director’s Award for color photography. Aside from numerous creative awards, Robert Farber also received the Photographer of the Year from PMA (Photographic Manufacturers Association), ASP International Award from the PPA (Professional Photographers of America) and The American Society of Photographers. This award was given to those who’ve made a significant contribution to the science and art of photography. Some previous recipients of this award include Dr. Edwin Land (inventor of the Polaroid), George Hurrell, and National Geographic. Farber’s work with nudes in fine art as well as in the commercial realm is known and respected. He has lectured for Ogilvy & Mather on the “Nude in Advertising.” ASMP requested to use Farber’s nudes as an examples of the artistic application in support of the National Endowment of Arts, after its backing of the controversial Mapplethorpe/Serrano exhibit. His book, “Farber Nudes,” was also included the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis estate...
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1980s Modern Robert Farber Art

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Archival Pigment

Pretty In Pink, Miami Beach
By Robert Farber
Located in New York, NY
Pretty In Pink, Miami Beach, 1979, printed later Archival pigment print 30 x 40 inches Signed and numbered edition of 10
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1970s Modern Robert Farber Art

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Archival Pigment

"Normandy France" Moody Landscape Photograph
By Robert Farber
Located in Baltimore, MD
Edition: 10/25 This photograph is matted and framed. The unframed dimensions are 39.75 X 57.75 inches. Robert Farber’s style has influenced generations of photographers. His painte...
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21st Century and Contemporary Impressionist Robert Farber Art

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Photographic Paper

Robert Farber 'Americana, Old Flag'
By Robert Farber
Located in New York, NY
Americana, Old Flag 2007 (printed later) Archival pigment print 40 x 30 inches, Edition of 15 60 x 40 inches, Edition of 12
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Robert Farber Art

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Archival Pigment

Panties
By Robert Farber
Located in New York, NY
Panties, 1984 Archival pigment print Signed and numbered edition Additional sizes available. Robert Farber is a contemporary American photographer best known for his iconic image...
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1980s Modern Robert Farber Art

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Archival Pigment

Nude Torso
By Robert Farber
Located in New York, NY
Nude Torso, 1984 Archival pigment print Signed and numbered edition Additional sizes available. Robert Farber is a contemporary American photographer best known for his iconic im...
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1980s Modern Robert Farber Art

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Archival Pigment

Alex Back
By Robert Farber
Located in New York, NY
Alex Back, 1984 Archival pigment print Signed and numbered edition Additional sizes available. Robert Farber is a contemporary American photographer best known for his iconic ima...
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1980s Modern Robert Farber Art

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Archival Pigment

Lady in Pink
By Robert Farber
Located in New York, NY
Lady in Pink, 1980 Archival pigment print 60 x 40 inches Edition of 10 Robert Farber’s style has influenced generations of photographers. His painte...
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2010s Contemporary Robert Farber Art

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Archival Pigment

Robert Farber, Red Lips at the Paris Cafe
By Robert Farber
Located in New York, NY
Red Lips at the Paris Cafe, 1987 Archival pigment print 30” x 40” (76.2x101.6 cm) Edition of 10 signed and numbered $ 9,000.00 40” x 60” (101.6x152.4 cm) Edition of 10 signed an...
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1970s Modern Robert Farber Art

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Archival Pigment

Robert Farber, Red Shoes and a Bulldog
By Robert Farber
Located in New York, NY
Red Shoes and a Bulldog, 1991 Archival pigment print 30” x 40” (76.2x101.6 cm) Edition of 10 signed and numbered $ 9,000.00 40” x 60” (101.6x152.4 cm) Edition of 10 signed and n...
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1970s Modern Robert Farber Art

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Archival Pigment

Lady in Pink
By Robert Farber
Located in New York, NY
Lady in Pink, 1980 Archival pigment print 40 x 30 inches Edition of 10 Robert Farber’s style has influenced generations of photographers. His painterly, ...
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1970s Modern Robert Farber Art

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Archival Pigment

Angie Back
By Robert Farber
Located in Greenwich, CT
Edition of 8
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1990s Contemporary Robert Farber Art

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Black and White, Pigment

Ray's Pizza
By Robert Farber
Located in Greenwich, CT
Photograph of Julian Billiards with a delivery bike from Ray's Pizza Edition of 25
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1980s Robert Farber Art

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Archival Pigment

Empire Diner
By Robert Farber
Located in Greenwich, CT
Fashion photograph for Bloomingdale's in front of the iconic Empire Diner. Edition of 10 Additional sizes available.
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1970s Contemporary Robert Farber Art

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Archival Pigment

Laundromat
By Robert Farber
Located in Greenwich, CT
Photograph of a woman in a laundromat. Edition of 10
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1990s Robert Farber Art

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Archival Pigment

Under the Bridge, Central Park
By Robert Farber
Located in Greenwich, CT
Photograph of a bridge in Central Park, NYC Edition of 10
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Early 2000s Robert Farber Art

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Archival Pigment

#048
By Robert Farber
Located in Greenwich, CT
Edition of 10 The deterioration of the transparencies is the result of the film's chemical reaction from decades of sitting in non-archival plastic sleeves. Other than the natural pr...
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1970s Robert Farber Art

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Metal

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