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Robert Polidori Art

Canadian, American, b. 1951

Photographer Robert Polidori is inspired by the interior environments of everyday life. He is acclaimed for his contemporary style and is known for his visually stunning large-scale color photography. Each image captures the rich details of a place where people have lived, worked, played and loved.

Polidori was born in Montréal, Canada, and moved to the United States as a child. Early in his career, he was an assistant to the celebrated avant-garde filmmaker Jonas Mekas at Anthology Film Archives in New York. This experience shaped his perspectives on photography, particularly the relationship between still images and time. Today, his photographs are a mediation on how architecture conveys history and memory.

Polidori lived in Paris in the early 1980s. While there, he documented the interior restoration of the Palace of Versailles and has returned to photograph its ongoing changes ever since. Polidori also documented the aftermath of the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster and the deteriorating mansions of Havana, Cuba. In 2005, he photographed the destruction of New Orleans caused by Hurricane Katrina and later exhibited the photos in a solo show called “After the Flood.”

Polidori’s work is in museum collections around the world, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec in Montréal and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. He is a two-time recipient of the Alfred Eisenstaedt Award for Magazine Photography (in 1999 and 2000) and was awarded the Guggenheim Fellowship for photography in 2020. Polidori’s photographs have been the subject of numerous books released by the German publisher Steidl.

In 2015, Polidori moved to Ojai, California, where he continues to live and work. His recent photograph collection, Dendritic Cities, focuses on the urban growth of cities like Mumbai, Amman and Rio de Janeiro.

On 1stDibs, find a collection of Robert Polidori’s photography.

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Artist: Robert Polidori
L'ORANGERIE VERSAILLES, Garden
By Robert Polidori
Located in New York, NY
A rare and alluring photograph by well know Polidori - desirable for his architectural images. Photograph was framed by a master framer so it is impressively presented in a frame t...
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1980s Contemporary Robert Polidori Art

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C Print

The Kremlin, Moscow Russia
By Robert Polidori
Located in Miami Beach, FL
Robert Polidori's ongoing Russia series
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2010s Contemporary Robert Polidori Art

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Archival Pigment

Enfilade Bleu, Chateau Versailles
By Robert Polidori
Located in Miami Beach, FL
From Polidori's ongoing Versailles series, started in 1985
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2010s Contemporary Robert Polidori Art

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Archival Pigment

Château de Versailles, France
By Robert Polidori
Located in Miami Beach, FL
Robert Polidori, ongoing Versailles series
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2010s Contemporary Robert Polidori Art

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Archival Pigment

Salles du XVII, Château de Versailles, France
By Robert Polidori
Located in Miami Beach, FL
Robert Polidori, ongoing Versailles series
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2010s Contemporary Robert Polidori Art

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Archival Pigment

Kuwait Stock Exchange
By Robert Polidori
Located in Miami Beach, FL
Robert Polidori, ongoing stock exchange series
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2010s Contemporary Robert Polidori Art

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Archival Pigment

Salles du XVII, Aile du Nord- 1er étage, Château de Versailles, France
By Robert Polidori
Located in Miami Beach, FL
Robert Polidori, ongoing Versailles series
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2010s Contemporary Robert Polidori Art

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Archival Pigment

Enfilade 2 Salles du XVII
By Robert Polidori
Located in Miami Beach, FL
Versailles series. Edition 5/10. Pigment print. A signed label is shipped once sold.
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2010s Contemporary Robert Polidori Art

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Archival Pigment

Versailles Verde
By Robert Polidori
Located in Miami Beach, FL
Versailles series
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2010s Contemporary Robert Polidori Art

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House of Amelia Pelaez, Estrada Palma 261, Vibora, Cuba
By Robert Polidori
Located in Miami Beach, FL
pigment print, diasec
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2010s Contemporary Robert Polidori Art

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Find a wide variety of authentic Robert Polidori art available for sale on 1stDibs. You can also browse by medium to find art by Robert Polidori in pigment print, archival pigment print and more. Much of the original work by this artist or collective was created during the 21st century and contemporary and is mostly associated with the contemporary style. Not every interior allows for large Robert Polidori art, so small editions measuring 45 inches across are available. Customers who are interested in this artist might also find the work of Cecilia Paredes, Charles Petillon , and Liz Nielsen. Robert Polidori art prices can differ depending upon medium, time period and other attributes. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $3,380 and tops out at $28,000, while the average work can sell for $11,690.

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