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Contemporary Black and White Photography

CONTEMPORARY STYLE

Used to refer to a time rather than an aesthetic, Contemporary art generally describes pieces created after 1970 or being made by living artists anywhere in the world. This immediacy means it encompasses art responding to the present moment through diverse subjects, media and themes. Contemporary painting, sculpture, photography, performance, digital art, video and more frequently includes work that is attempting to reshape current ideas about what art can be, from Felix Gonzalez-Torres’s use of candy to memorialize a lover he lost to AIDS-related complications to Jenny Holzer’s ongoing “Truisms,” a Conceptual series that sees provocative messages printed on billboards, T-shirts, benches and other public places that exist outside of formal exhibitions and the conventional “white cube” of galleries.

Contemporary art has been pushing the boundaries of creative expression for years. Its disruption of the traditional concepts of art are often aiming to engage viewers in complex questions about identity, society and culture. In the latter part of the 20th century, contemporary movements included Land art, in which artists like Robert Smithson and Michael Heizer create large-scale, site-specific sculptures, installations and other works in soil and bodies of water; Sound art, with artists such as Christian Marclay and Susan Philipsz centering art on sonic experiences; and New Media art, in which mass media and digital culture inform the work of artists such as Nam June Paik and Rafaël Rozendaal.

The first decades of the 21st century have seen the growth of Contemporary African art, the revival of figurative painting, the emergence of street art and the rise of NFTs, unique digital artworks that are powered by blockchain technology.

Major Contemporary artists practicing now include Ai Weiwei, Cecily Brown, David Hockney, Yayoi Kusama, Jeff Koons, Takashi Murakami and Kara Walker.

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Style: Contemporary
182.05.14, Porcelain series by Klaus Kampert - Black and White nude photography
Located in Paris, FR
182.05.14 is a limited-edition black & white photograph by contemporary artist Klaus Kampert from the series entitled Porcelain. In this series, the artist pursues his research on th...
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2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Archival Pigment

Konbaki by John Kenny. 36 x 24" portrait photo with Acrylic Face-Mount 2008
Located in Coltishall, GB
Konbaki – a portrait from a Fula woman from Niger in Africa. John Kenny’s work is all shot on location in some of the remotest corners of Africa. His images are all taken with natur...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Black and White Photography

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C Print

156.03.11, Torsi series by Klaus Kampert - Black and White nude photography
Located in Paris, FR
156.03.11 is a limited-edition black & white photograph by contemporary artist Klaus Kampert from the series entitled Torsi. In this series the model is stripped of identity. The pos...
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2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Archival Pigment

John Lennon & Yoko, NYC, 1973
Located in New York, NY
Open Edition Hand Signed Print by Bob Gruen Other Sizes Available Please allow extra production time.
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Mid-20th Century Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

161.04.11, On body Forms series - Female Nude Photography
Located in Paris, FR
161.04.11 is a work by contemporary photographer Klaus Kampert, from the 'On Body Forms' series. The work of Klaus Kampert is focused on nude photography, trying to capture an emotio...
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2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Archival Pigment

161.11.11, On body Forms series
Located in Paris, FR
161.11.11 is a work by contemporary photographer Klaus Kampert, from the 'On Body Forms' series. The work of Klaus Kampert is focused on nude photography, trying to capture an emotio...
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2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Archival Pigment

168.01.12, Wrapped series
Located in Paris, FR
168.01.12 is a limited-edition black & white photograph by contemporary artist Klaus Kampert from the series entitled Wrapped. In this series, Klaus Kampert uses fabric to partially ...
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2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Archival Pigment

161.02.11 by Klaus Kampert (On body Forms series) - Fine Art nude photography
Located in Paris, FR
161.02.11 is a work by contemporary photographer Klaus Kampert, from the 'On Body Forms' series. Available dimensions and editions: * 55 x 40 cm : edition of 15 copies * 100 x 73 cm ...
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2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Archival Pigment

156.13.11, Torsi series by Klaus Kampert - Black and White nude photography
Located in Paris, FR
156.13.11 is a limited-edition black & white photograph by contemporary artist Klaus Kampert from the series entitled Torsi. In this series the model is stripped of identity. The pos...
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2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Archival Pigment

110.03.98, More Typographic Creations series (Male Dancer Photograph)
Located in Paris, FR
This photograph by contemporary artist Klaus Kampert belongs to the series More Typographic Creations. Klaus Kampert focuses primarily on the body and movement. He works almost exclu...
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1990s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Archival Pigment

Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson, and George Stevens on the Set of Giant 20" x 24"
Located in Austin, TX
This black and white photograph features Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson, and George Stevens on the set of Giant. Giant is a 1956 American epic Western drama film, directed by George ...
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1950s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Archival Paper

Marilyn Monroe Smiling with Microphone 16" x 20" Edition of 125
Located in Austin, TX
This black and white portrait features the iconic actress Marilyn Monroe smiling and talking into a microphone. Marilyn Monroe was an American actress, model, and singer. Famous for...
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1950s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Archival Paper

156.01.11, Torsi series by Klaus Kampert - Black and White nude photography
Located in Paris, FR
156.01.11 is a limited-edition black & white photograph by contemporary artist Klaus Kampert from the series entitled Torsi. In this series the model is stripped of identity. The pos...
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2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Archival Pigment

160.02.11, Hommage à Modigliani series
Located in Paris, FR
160.02.11 is a limited-edition black & white photograph by contemporary artist Klaus Kampert from the series entitled Tribute to Modigliani. In this series, Klaus Kampert pays tribut...
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2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Archival Pigment

127.04.04 by Klaus Kampert - Male Nude Dancer Photograph
Located in Paris, FR
German artist Klaus Kampert focuses primarily on the body and movement. This series was produced for the Deutshe Oper Am Rhein, Dusseldorf and Duisbourg's common opera. The photogra...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Archival Pigment

182.02.14, Porcelain series by Klaus Kampert - Black and White nude photography
Located in Paris, FR
182.02.14 is a limited-edition black & white photograph by contemporary artist Klaus Kampert from the series entitled Porcelain. In this series, the artist pursues his research on th...
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2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Archival Pigment

Radiohead, NYC 2001
Located in New York, NY
Limited Edition Signed by Danny Clinch Next available edition printed upon purchase. Please allow 3 weeks for production.
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Mid-20th Century Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Archival Pigment

154.08.11, Dancing the Cubes series (black and White nude photography)
Located in Paris, FR
154.03.11 is a limited-edition black & white photograph by contemporary artist Klaus Kampert from the series entitled Dancing the Cubes. 55 x 40 cm: edition of 15 copies + 3 artist’s...
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2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Archival Pigment

110.01.98, More Typographic Creations series (Male Dancer Photograph)
Located in Paris, FR
This photograph by contemporary artist Klaus Kampert belongs to the series More Typographic Creations. Klaus Kampert focuses primarily on the body and movement. He works almost excl...
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1990s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Archival Pigment

Ramji Bhagu by John Kenny. Acrylic Face-Mounted C-type Print.
Located in Coltishall, GB
I met this Sadhu with such kind eyes in Kashi (another name for Varanasi) on one of the chaotic ghats. We tried and failed to take the portrait as crowds and sacred cows constantly...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Black and White Photography

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C Print

Dog and Shadow, Atina, Italy, black and white photo, contemporary Italian town
Located in Kinderhook, NY
Photographed in Atina, Italy, in the province of Frosinone, Lazio in central Italy, with a medium format Hasselblad camera on black and white film and printed by hand in a traditiona...
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2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Photographic Paper, Silver Gelatin

168.02.12, Wrapped series by Klaus Kampert - black and White nude photography
Located in Paris, FR
168.07.12 is a limited-edition black & white photograph by contemporary artist Klaus Kampert from the series entitled Wrapped. In this series, Klaus Kampert uses fabric to partially ...
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2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Archival Pigment

Brush, 2018; Black and White Photography; Landscape; 24 x 30 Inches
Located in New York, NY
General Information: Edition of 10 Print only. Contact the artist for framing options. Produced on Hahnemühle Fine Art Paper. A Signature Label with edition information is include...
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2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Archival Pigment

161.07.11 (On body Forms) by K. Kampert - Female Nude Photography, black & white
Located in Paris, FR
161.07.11 is a work by contemporary photographer Klaus Kampert, from the 'On Body Forms' series. The work of Klaus Kampert is focused on nude photography, trying to capture an emotio...
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2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Archival Pigment

Quiet Song
Located in Dallas, TX
Gelatin silver print Signed, titled, and dated in pencil on print verso. Paper size: 20 x 16 in., Image size: 19 x 15 in. Earlie Hudnall, who is one of the most notable African Amer...
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1990s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Cigar Lady B/W; Old Havana, Cuba- Photograph
Located in Miami, FL
H-Allen Benowitz is a self-taught photographer, born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, and a graduate from the Interboro Institute of Business in Manhattan, migrated to Miami, FL in the 19...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Automotive Paint, Archival Pigment, Archival Paper

Pont des Arts, Study 3, Paris, France
Located in Dallas, TX
Edition of 45 Signed, dated and numbered in pencil on mount margin recto. Signed, titled, negative date, print date and numbered in pencil with the artist's stamp in black ink on mo...
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1980s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Marcello Mastroianni, Federico Fellini - Vintage Photography - 1980s
Located in Roma, IT
Vintage Photo. Marcello Mastroianni and Federico Fellini during the "Vittorio De Sica" Awards. Cinecittà.
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1980s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Photographic Paper

Outkast, Grills, 1994
Located in New York, NY
Timothy White Fine Art Photography Print Limited Edition of 25 Signed by the photographer
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20th Century Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Archival Pigment

John Biggers in His Studio
Located in Dallas, TX
Signed, titled and dated in pencil on print verso Gelatin silver print Paper size: 20 x 16 in., Image size: 15 1/2 x 15 1/4 in. Earlie Hudnall, who is one of the most notable Africa...
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1990s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Mick Jagger, New York City, 1989 – Albert Watson, Art, Black and White, Portrait
Located in Zurich, CH
ALBERT WATSON (*1942, Scotland) Mick Jagger, New York City, 1989 Vintage silver gelatin print Sheet 50,8 x 40,64 cm (20 x 16 in.) Unique Print only Albert Watson was born 1942 in Ed...
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2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

161.01.11, On body Forms series - Female Nude Photography
Located in Paris, FR
161.01.11 is a work by contemporary photographer Klaus Kampert, from the 'On Body Forms' series. The work of Klaus Kampert is focused on nude photography, trying to capture an emotio...
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2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Archival Pigment

Kara Young, New York City, 1989 – Albert Watson, Celebrity, Fashion, NYC
Located in Zurich, CH
Albert WATSON (*1942, Scotland) Kara Young, New York City, 1989 1989 Archival pigment print Image 142 x 107 cm (55 7/8 x 42 1/8 in.) Edition of 10, plus 2 AP Print only Albert Wat...
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1980s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Archival Pigment

Serra Pelada, Brazil - Sebastião Salgado (Black and White Photography)
Located in London, GB
Serra Pelada, Brazil Sebastião Salgado Stamped with photographer's copyright blind stamp Signed, inscribed on reverse Silver gelatin print 20 x 24 inches Undertaking projects o...
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1980s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

"Surface" Photography print Edition of 25 (24x36 inch) by Yevgeniy Repiashenko
Located in Culver City, CA
"Surface" Photography print Edition of 25 (24x36 inch) by Yevgeniy Repiashenko Year photo was taken: 2013 Unframed - ships in a tube This is an archival pigment print on photo pap...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Photographic Paper, Archival Pigment

Jake and Elwood, the Blues Brothers in Dallas
Located in New York, NY
20x24” Limited Edition Print, Signed by Jay Dickman Next available edition printed upon purchase. Please allow 4 weeks for production.
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Mid-20th Century Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

Silver Gelatin

Sailor's Feet Hanging Over the Deck of the Iconic Yacht Rainbow, Design-Inspired
Located in US
"Over the Rail" The sailor's feet lined up over the edge of J-Class yacht Rainbow show that order permeates ever single aspect of this incredible sport. The nautical print series...
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2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Archival Pigment

"Angelique" Art print 24" x 36" inch Edition of 25 by Yevgeniy Repiashenko
Located in Culver City, CA
"Angelique" Art print 24" x 36" inch Edition of 25 by Yevgeniy Repiashenko Year photo was taken: 2020 Archival pigment print on Fine Art paper Limited Edition of 25 Picture size: He...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Archival Paper, Archival Pigment

Sonny Stitt
Located in Mount Pleasant, SC
Sonny Stitt performing in NYC. 1953 Photograph signed by photographer Limited Edition Herman Leonard took intimate, decisive photographs of nearly every now-legendary jazz singer a...
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20th Century Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Neck Tattoo, Black and White Photograph
By Warwick Saint
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Warwick Saint (American, b. 1972) Title: Neck Tattoo Year: circa 2010 Medium: Photograph on Glossy Paper, signed and numbered verso Edition: 2/7 Image Size: 23.5 x 17.5 inche...
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2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Photographic Paper

168.04.12, Wrapped series by Klaus Kampert - black and White nude photography
Located in Paris, FR
168.04.12 is a limited-edition black & white photograph by contemporary artist Klaus Kampert from the series entitled Wrapped. In this series, Klaus Kampert uses fabric to partially ...
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2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Archival Pigment

Cows on the foggy pasture, Portugal black and white photography, large landscape
Located in Vienna, Vienna
Limited edition of 5. Archival fine art pigment print. Signed, titled, dated and numbered by artist. Certificate of authenticity included. Printed with 4cm white border. 19.75 x 25....
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2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Archival Ink, Archival Paper, Black and White, Digital, Archival Pigment...

160.06.11, Hommage à Modigliani series
Located in Paris, FR
160.06.11 is a limited-edition black & white photograph by contemporary artist Klaus Kampert from the series entitled Tribute to Modigliani. In this series, Klaus Kampert pays tribut...
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2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Archival Pigment

Photography Print - Gillie and Marc - Art - Limited Edition - Coffee - Animals
Located in Sydney, New South Wales
Title: Coffee was the apple of her eye Limited Edition Photographic Print Photography isn’t just about snapping smiles. It can capture a unique, one-off moment or explore someone’s ...
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2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Cotton, Rag Paper, Giclée

Billie Holiday
Located in Mount Pleasant, SC
Herman Leonard (American, 1923-2010) Billie Holiday, New York City, 1949 Gelatin silver, printed later 12 x 9-1/2 inches (30.5 x 24.1 cm) Signed, titled and dated in ink in lower mar...
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20th Century Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Christy Turlington, New York City, 1987 – Albert Watson, Celebrity, Fashion
Located in Zurich, CH
Albert WATSON (*1942, Scotland) Christy Turlington, New York City, 1987 1987 Archival pigment print Image 142 x 107 cm (55 7/8 x 42 1/8 in.) Edition of 10, plus 2 AP Print only A...
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1980s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Archival Pigment

154.03.11, Dancing the Cubes series (black and White nude photography)
Located in Paris, FR
154.03.11 is a limited-edition black & white photograph by contemporary artist Klaus Kampert from the series entitled Dancing the Cubes. This picture from the 'Dancing the Cubes' se...
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2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Archival Pigment

Marble Cave (gray) - underwater black & white nude photograph - paper 35" x 23"
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
A beautiful and mysterious underwater black and white photograph of a young naked woman relaxing on her back in her pool. This photograph is a part of the series Marble Cave Orig...
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2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Archival Pigment

CALIFORNIA KISS, SAN MONICA, 1955
Located in Aventura, FL
California Kiss, Santa Monica, 1955 gelatin silver print, printed later. Hand signed lower right margin. Image size approx 11.5 x 17.25 inches. Frame has some random scratches. Fram...
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1950s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

161.03.11 (On body Forms) by K. Kampert - Female Nude Photography, black & white
Located in Paris, FR
161.03.11 is a work by contemporary photographer Klaus Kampert, from the 'On Body Forms' series. The work of Klaus Kampert is focused on nude photography, trying to capture an emotio...
Category

2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Archival Pigment

168.07.12, Wrapped series by Klaus Kampert - black and White nude photography
Located in Paris, FR
168.07.12 is a limited-edition black & white photograph by contemporary artist Klaus Kampert from the series entitled Wrapped. In this series, Klaus Kampert uses fabric to partially ...
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2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Archival Pigment

Vigneto Gambino, Taormina, Sicilia - Landscape of Vineyard in Sicily, Italy
Located in Gilroy, CA
Framed Dimensions: 17x21" Gambino Vineyards in Taomina, Sicily is one of the most breathtaking vineyards in Italy. National Geographic did a documentary on the estate, discussing i...
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2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Archival Pigment

Quiet Wave- contemporary black & white landscape photography with ocean
Located in Hamburg, DE
"Quiet Wave" is a black and white fine art photograph of Michael Götze. It is an Edition 5 (1/5), Archival Lamda Print behind Acrylic finish. 102 x 202 cm, signed on back, comes with...
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2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Black and White, Lambda

Lone Elephant (Kenya) - 20 x 24 in.
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This particular image at Kenya's Amboseli National Park. This is drawn from the archives of fine art photographer William Chua, an award winning photographer and FujiFilm ambassador ...
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2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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C Print

Polo Match, Two Tree Stables, Bridgehampton, NY, 2007
Located in New York, NY
Listing is for UNFRAMED print. Inquire within for framing. Edition 1 of 25 After 30 years on West 11th Street, The Robin Rice Gallery celebrates its first ever exhibition for Robin...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Archival Pigment

Swimmer - Park Meridian
Located in Dallas, TX
Swimmer - Park Meridian, 197 Gelatin silver print Paper size: 16 x 20 in., Image size: 11 1/4 x 16 7/8 in. Signed in black ink on print margin by Paul Greenberg Paul Greenberg becam...
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1970s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Chairlift - black and white photography
Located in New York, NY
"I remember the moment that the idea for Bodyscapes® came to me. I was thinking that the shape and structure of the universe repeated itself at every level and suddenly I had the ima...
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2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Archival Pigment

Monica Vitti and Franco Carraro - Vintage b/w Photo - 1980s
Located in Roma, IT
Monica Vitti and Franco Carraro is a vintage black and white photograph realized by Agenzia Giornalistica Italia S.p.A in the 1980s. Good condition. Monica Vitti is born in Rome on ...
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1980s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Photographic Paper

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