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Rodney Smith Art

American, 1947-2016

Rodney Smith was a renowned New York-based photographer who in the tradition of Avedon, Penn and William Klein, transcended fashion photography into fine art. A career that spanned over four decades, Smith’s iconic black and white photographs of Paris, New York and French Gardens often depicted romantic, grand scenes or reflected a quiet allure. Smith created photographs of timeless beauty and aesthetic value. His wit, humor, grace and style live on in the photographs he so magically created. While at Yale, Smith studied under Walker Evans. Preferring to work in natural light, Smith shot predominantly in black and white until 2002 when he first began experimenting with color film. Choosing to shoot on film and develop his negatives by hand, Smith creates timeless, classic images that reflect his innate playfulness and curiosity. Smith photographs are instantly recognizable for their classic sensibility and whimsical and surreal visual twists.

(Biography provided by Gilman Contemporary)
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Edythe and Andrew Kissing on Taxis- Framed photograph by Rodney Smith
By Rodney Smith
Located in Ketchum, ID
Framed in black this iconic photograph by Rodney Smith features a couple kissing on top of taxis in New York City. Image size: 40 x 40 inches Framed size: 49.5 x 49.5 inches Each...
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2010s Rodney Smith Art

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Archival Pigment

Woman Holding Dress Walking through Vineyard- Black and white 40 x 40 inch photo
By Rodney Smith
Located in Ketchum, ID
Black and white photograph of a young woman with picnic basket walking through a vineyard in California. Unframed archival pigment print by New York photographer Rodney Smith. All i...
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1990s Contemporary Rodney Smith Art

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Black and White, Archival Pigment

Reed Skiing off Roof- black and white framed photograph by rodney smith
By Rodney Smith
Located in Ketchum, ID
This playful black and white Rodney Smith, captures the silly side of snow. This framed photograph is a wonderful example of Smith's sense of humor and style. All prints are printed...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Rodney Smith Art

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Archival Pigment

Bernadette in Red Hat with Book, color fashion photography- 20 x 20 inches
By Rodney Smith
Located in Ketchum, ID
Each image is part of an edition of 25. Price increases as the edition sells out. His work is available in three sizes - 20 x 20 inches, 40 x 40 inches and 58 x 58 inches. All prints...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Rodney Smith Art

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Archival Pigment

Reed on Skis, Lake Placid NY
By Rodney Smith
Located in Ketchum, ID
Unframed black and white photograph of vintage skier in the middle of the road in Lake Placid, NY by New York photographer Rodney Smith. AEach image is part of an edition of 25. Pric...
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2010s Contemporary Rodney Smith Art

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Archival Pigment

Reed Skiing in Road, unframed 40 x 40 inch black and white skiing print
By Rodney Smith
Located in Ketchum, ID
Unframed black and white photograph of skier on the road in Lake Placid New York by New York photographer Rodney Smith. Each image is part of an edition of 25. Price increases as the...
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2010s Contemporary Rodney Smith Art

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Archival Pigment

Saori and Mossimo Holding Hands- framed color photograph by Rodney Smith
By Rodney Smith
Located in Ketchum, ID
Framed in white this estate print by Rodney Smith was shot on the Amalfi Coast in Italy and has a charming sense of adventure. Image size:40 x 40 inches Framed Size: 49.5 x 49.5 inc...
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2010s Rodney Smith Art

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Archival Pigment

Viktoria and Rainer in Car- Color photograph estate print by Rodney Smith Framed
By Rodney Smith
Located in Ketchum, ID
This estate print is framed in a brushed silver frame and is a wonderful example of Rodney Smith's sense of humor. Image size: 20 x 20 inches framed size: 30 x 29.75 inches Each ...
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2010s Rodney Smith Art

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Archival Pigment

Woman in white hat, Hancock Shaker Village, MA
By Rodney Smith
Located in Ketchum, ID
This color photograph by Rodney Smith, is elegant, playful and mysterious. Each image is part of an edition of 25. Price increases as the edition sells out. His work is available in...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Rodney Smith Art

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Archival Pigment

Laura on top of boat, Lake Placid, NY
By Rodney Smith
Located in Ketchum, ID
A woman on top of a boat in the middle of a lake, her gown creates the perfect triangle of a sail. This is a wonderfully whimsical black and white photograph by Rodney Smith. Each i...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Rodney Smith Art

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Archival Pigment

Caroline Golfing in Striped Dress, St. Augustine FL
By Rodney Smith
Located in Ketchum, ID
This fashionable golfer in a striped gown is a playful ode to the sport. IEach image is part of an edition of 25. Price increases as the edition sells out. His work is available in ...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Rodney Smith Art

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Archival Pigment

Kelsey Balancing on Tightrope, Amenia, NY
By Rodney Smith
Located in Ketchum, ID
This black and white photograph by Rodney Smith demonstrates his sense of whimsy. Each image is part of an edition of 25. Price increases as the edition sells out. His work is avail...
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1990s Contemporary Rodney Smith Art

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Archival Pigment

Mira Skipping with Umbrella, Paris, France
By Rodney Smith
Located in Ketchum, ID
This lively black and white print by Rodney Smith demonstrates his signature whimsical sense of humor. Shot in Paris, Smith captured the elegance of the city. HEach image is part of...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Rodney Smith Art

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Archival Pigment

Flynn Reading on a Pile of Books, New York, NY- black and white fashion photo
By Rodney Smith
Located in Ketchum, ID
Black and white photograph featuring a female figure reading in the New York Public Library. Shot in 2012, printed to order. Each image is part of an edition of 25. Price increases ...
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2010s Contemporary Rodney Smith Art

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Archival Pigment

Bernadette Bowing in Red Dress, Snedens Landing
By Rodney Smith
Located in Ketchum, ID
This color photograph captures the movement of a red dress. Rodney Smith's playful sensibility shines in this image. Each image is part of an edition of 25. Price increases as the e...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Rodney Smith Art

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Archival Pigment

Reed Perched on the top of Ladder with Binoculars, Snedens Landing, NY
By Rodney Smith
Located in Ketchum, ID
With nods to Magritte and whimsical surrealism, this black and white print of a man perched on a stool wearing a fedora is fashionable and iconic. Each image is part of an edition of...
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2010s Contemporary Rodney Smith Art

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Archival Pigment

Woman with Chihuahua on Rodeo Drive,Beverly Hills, CA
By Rodney Smith
Located in Ketchum, ID
Each image is part of an edition of 25. Price increases as the edition sells out. His work is available in three sizes - 20 x 20 inches, 40 x 40 inches and 58 x 58 inches. All prints...
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1990s Contemporary Rodney Smith Art

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Archival Pigment

Flynn Reading on a Pile of Books- black and white estate print from Rodney Smith
By Rodney Smith
Located in Ketchum, ID
Black and white estate photograph featuring a female figure reading in the New York Public Library, framed in black by Rodney Smith. Each image is part of an edition of 25. Price in...
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2010s Contemporary Rodney Smith Art

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Archival Pigment

Ingrid on Plane, Rhinebeck, NY
By Rodney Smith
Located in Ketchum, ID
This black and white, whimsical Rodney Smith print has a vintage, elegant, and timeless feeling. Smith was known for his sense of humor, impeccable eye, and luxurious images. Each ...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Rodney Smith Art

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Archival Pigment

Viktoria, Brooklyn,NY- 20 x 20 in black and white cityscape
By Rodney Smith
Located in Ketchum, ID
Black and white fashion photograph of a model on a Brooklyn rooftop. Each image is part of an edition of 25. Price increases as the edition sells out. His work is available in three ...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Rodney Smith Art

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Archival Pigment

Zoe Pouring Tea,Burden Mansion, New York, NY
By Rodney Smith
Located in Ketchum, ID
This whimsical color photograph by the late Rodney Smith, is at once humorous and elegant. Each image is an edition of 25 and is available in three sizes. The price increases as the...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Rodney Smith Art

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Archival Pigment

Hemline, New York, NY- 20 x 24 inch black and white posed fashion photograph
By Rodney Smith
Located in Ketchum, ID
This modern black and white has a vintage feeling that is typical of Rodney Smith's playful work. Each image is part of an edition of 25. s. All prints are printed by Rodney's mas...
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1990s Contemporary Rodney Smith Art

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Archival Pigment

Zoe on Water With Ducks, Sherwood Island, Westport, CT
By Rodney Smith
Located in Ketchum, ID
Each image is part of an edition of 25. Price increases as the edition sells out. Sizes vary. All prints are printed by Rodney's master printer and are signed and numbered by Rodney'...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Rodney Smith Art

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Archival Pigment

Odalisque No. 1, Winfield Estate, Long Island, New York
By Rodney Smith
Located in Ketchum, ID
Inspired by Ingre's "Grande Odalisque" Rodney Smith's color photograph "Odalisque no. 1", modernizes the 19th century painting seamlessly. Smith's image is both an ode to Ingres and ...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Rodney Smith Art

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Archival Pigment

Women with baskets in vineyard, Reims, France
By Rodney Smith
Located in Ketchum, ID
This photo by Rodney Smith was taken in a vineyard in Reims, France, and shows two fashionable women among the vines. IEach image is part of an edition of 25. Price increases as the ...
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1990s Contemporary Rodney Smith Art

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Archival Pigment

Woman on Floral Sofa, Paris, France
By Rodney Smith
Located in Ketchum, ID
This color photograph by Rodney Smith demonstrates the elegance of his work. Each image is part of an edition of 25. Price increases as the edition sells out. His work is available ...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Rodney Smith Art

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Archival Pigment

Reed Floating Above Giant Top Hat
By Rodney Smith
Located in Ketchum, ID
This whimsical color photograph by Rodney Smith demonstrates his elegant sense of humor. Each image is part of an edition of 25. Price increases as the edition sells out. Sizes vary...
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2010s Contemporary Rodney Smith Art

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Archival Pigment

Reed with Snowshoes- framed black and white snow sport photograph
By Rodney Smith
Located in Ketchum, ID
Framed black and white photograph of vintage skier in the middle of the road in Lake Placid, NY by New York photographer Rodney Smith. AEach image is part of an edition of 25. Price ...
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2010s Contemporary Rodney Smith Art

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Archival Pigment

Tim Holding Mask to Bernadette, Burden Mansion, New York City
By Rodney Smith
Located in Ketchum, ID
This black and white photo by Rodney Smith demonstrates his playful and elegant sense of style. Each image is part of an edition of 25. Price increases as the edition sells out. Size...
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1990s Contemporary Rodney Smith Art

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Archival Pigment

Don on Stilts No 3, Monktown, MD
By Rodney Smith
Located in Ketchum, ID
This black and white photo by Rodney Smith demonstrates his playful sense of humor. Each image is part of an edition of 25. Price increases as the edition sells out. Sizes vary. All...
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1990s Contemporary Rodney Smith Art

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Archival Pigment

A.J. with Wings, New Haven, CT
By Rodney Smith
Located in Ketchum, ID
This humorous photograph by Rodney Smith captures a playful moment in a formal setting. Each image is part of an edition of 25. Price increases as the edition sells out. Sizes vary....
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Early 2000s Contemporary Rodney Smith Art

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Archival Pigment

Reed Perched on Airplane Wing, JFK, NYC
By Rodney Smith
Located in Ketchum, ID
This is a charming, whimsical black and white photograph by Rodney Smith. The Model's body mimics the wings of the plane on which he stands. Each image is part of an edition of 25....
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Early 2000s Contemporary Rodney Smith Art

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Archival Pigment

Woman with Dog in Basket, Beverly Hills, CA
By Rodney Smith
Located in Ketchum, ID
This black and white photograph by Rodney Smith demonstrates his sense of whimsy. Each image is part of an edition of 25. Price increases as the edition sells out. His work is avail...
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1990s Contemporary Rodney Smith Art

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Archival Pigment

Reed Floating with Balloon
By Rodney Smith
Located in Ketchum, ID
This is a charming, whimsical black and white photograph featuring one of Rodney Smith's favorite models, Reed in New York City floating an oversized balloon between buildings. Eac...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Rodney Smith Art

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Archival Pigment

Terry Fishing at End of Dock, Santa Rosa , CA
By Rodney Smith
Located in Ketchum, ID
Demonstrating a sense of humor, this black and white photograph combines Rodney Smith's defined and classic imagery with a hint of silliness. Each image is part of an edition of 25....
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2010s Contemporary Rodney Smith Art

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Archival Pigment

Greg on Horse Backwards, Alberta, Canada
By Rodney Smith
Located in Ketchum, ID
Demonstrating a sense of humor, this black and white photograph combines Rodney Smith's defined and classic imagery with a hint of silliness. Each image is part of an edition of 25....
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2010s Contemporary Rodney Smith Art

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Archival Pigment

Reed Balancing on top of Topiary, Longwood Gardens, PA
By Rodney Smith
Located in Ketchum, ID
Demonstrating a sense of humor, this black and white photograph combines Rodney Smith's defined and classic imagery with a hint of silliness. Each image is part of an edition of 25....
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2010s Contemporary Rodney Smith Art

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Archival Pigment

Samuel from Behind No. 1, Riems, France
By Rodney Smith
Located in Ketchum, ID
This is a charming black and white landscape photograph. The male figure is well dressed, clearly focused, and surrounded by soft wisps of mist. Each image is part of an edition of ...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Rodney Smith Art

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Archival Pigment

David Standing on Water no. 1, Sherwood Island, CT
By Rodney Smith
Located in Ketchum, ID
A dapper gentleman with an umbrella appears to walk on water int this wonderfully witty black and white photograph by Rodney Smith. Each image is part of an edition of 25. Price inc...
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1990s Contemporary Rodney Smith Art

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Archival Pigment

Reed Leaping Over Rooftop, New York
By Rodney Smith
Located in Ketchum, ID
This is a charming, whimsical black and white photograph featuring a man with an umbrella leaping across rooftops in New York City. Handling time may exceed 10 days should the work...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Rodney Smith Art

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Archival Pigment

Tucker on Chair Looking Back
By Rodney Smith
Located in Ketchum, ID
This charming black and white photograph of a dog peering over his shoulder, combines a wonderful sense of light and majesty. Each image is part of an edition of 25. Price increase...
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1990s Contemporary Rodney Smith Art

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Archival Pigment

Zoe on cabinet, Westbury Gardens, Long Island, NY
By Rodney Smith
Located in Ketchum, ID
This color photograph shows an elegant woman perched atop a mirrored armoir reading. Delightfully whimsical this photograph by Rodney Smith shows his playful, yet classic visual sens...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Rodney Smith Art

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Archival Pigment

Zoe on Top of Mattress Stack- black and white 20x 20 inch fashion photograph
By Rodney Smith
Located in Ketchum, ID
Princess and the pea comes to life in this playful black and white photograph by Rodney Smith. Each image is part of an edition of 25. Price increases as the edition sells out. His w...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Rodney Smith Art

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Archival Pigment

Callista in Top Hat Blurred, Snedens Landing, NY
By Rodney Smith
Located in Ketchum, ID
This color photograph by Rodney Smith, combines his whimsy with a soft focus. The yellow background brings a playful pop of color. Each image is part of an edition of 25. Price incr...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Rodney Smith Art

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Archival Pigment

Reed Skiing off Roof, Lake Placid, New York
By Rodney Smith
Located in Ketchum, ID
With ski season starting this playful black and white Rodney Smith, captures the silly side of snow. HEach image is part of an edition of 25. Price increases as the edition sells ou...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Rodney Smith Art

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Archival Pigment

Viktoria Through Clock, Rhinebeck, NY
By Rodney Smith
Located in Ketchum, ID
Each image is part of an edition of 25. Price increases as the edition sells out. His work is available in three sizes - 20 x 20 inches, 40 x 40 inches and 58 x 58 inches. All prints...
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2010s Contemporary Rodney Smith Art

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Archival Pigment

Woman in Window, Hancock Shaker Village, MA
By Rodney Smith
Located in Ketchum, ID
This quiet, beautiful color photograph of a woman in a red gown framed by an intriguing window frame. Each image is part of an edition of 25. Price increases as the edition sells ou...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Rodney Smith Art

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Archival Pigment

Ballet Feet No. 1, Snedens Landing, New York
By Rodney Smith
Located in Ketchum, ID
This soft color photograph from famed photographer Rodney Smith, is mysterious and filled with subtlety. Each image is part of an edition of 25. Price increases as the edition sell...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Rodney Smith Art

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Archival Pigment

Edythe Standing on edge of sailboat, Larchmont, New York
By Rodney Smith
Located in Ketchum, ID
Each image is part of an edition of 25. Price increases as the edition sells out. His work is available in three sizes - 20 x 20 inches, 40 x 40 inches and 58 x 58 inches. All prints...
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2010s Contemporary Rodney Smith Art

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Archival Pigment

Mira Looking through window at Wessel, Paris, France
By Rodney Smith
Located in Ketchum, ID
This black and white print has a Parisian feeling as the model looks out of a fogged cafe window. Rodney Smith's signature whimsy comes through as a top hatted man peers back. Handl...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Rodney Smith Art

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Archival Pigment

Miriam in Profile- color fashion inspired 20 x 20 inch photograph
By Rodney Smith
Located in Ketchum, ID
Rodney Smith (12/24/1957-12/5/2016) was a renowned New York based photographer who in the tradition of Avedon, Penn and William Klein, transcended fashion photography into fine art. ...
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2010s Contemporary Rodney Smith Art

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Archival Pigment

Flynn Reading on a Pile of Books- 20 x 20 inch black and white fashion photo
By Rodney Smith
Located in Ketchum, ID
Each image is part of an edition of 25. Price increases as the edition sells out. His work is available in three sizes - 20 x 20 inches, 40 x 40 inches and 58 x 58 inches. All prints...
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2010s Contemporary Rodney Smith Art

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Archival Pigment

Mira Seated in Trocadero, Paris, France-20 x 20 inch black and white photograph
By Rodney Smith
Located in Ketchum, ID
Each image is part of an edition of 25. Price increases as the edition sells out. His work is available in three sizes - 20 x 20 inches, 40 x 40 inches and 58 x 58 inches. All prints...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Rodney Smith Art

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Archival Pigment

Marina and Dog in Boat, Lake Placid, NY
By Rodney Smith
Located in Ketchum, ID
BEach image is part of an edition of 25. Price increases as the edition sells out. His work is available in three sizes . All prints are printed by Rodney's master printer and are si...
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2010s Contemporary Rodney Smith Art

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Black and White, Archival Pigment

Edythe and Andrew Kissing on Taxis, New York, NY
By Rodney Smith
Located in Ketchum, ID
Color photograph of couple kissing while standing on top of taxis in New York City. Rodney Smith is a New York based photographer who in the tradition of Avedon, Penn and William Kle...
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1990s Contemporary Rodney Smith Art

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Archival Pigment, Color

Woman with Hat Between Hedges- framed color Rodney Smith Photograph
By Rodney Smith
Located in Ketchum, ID
Color photograph of a woman in a wonderfully large and sculptural hat between lush green hedges in Paris. Image size: 50 x 50 inches Framed size: 60 x 60 inches Each image is part o...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Rodney Smith Art

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Archival Pigment

Woman Holding Dress Walking through Vineyard
By Rodney Smith
Located in Ketchum, ID
Black and white photograph of a young woman with picnic basket walking through a vineyard in California. Unframed archival pigment print by New York photographer Rodney Smith. All i...
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1990s Contemporary Rodney Smith Art

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Archival Pigment, Black and White

Viewfinder Face, New York, NY
By Rodney Smith
Located in New York, NY
Estate Stamped
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Early 2000s Rodney Smith Art

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Archival Pigment

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