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Modern Photography

MODERN STYLE

The late 19th and early 20th centuries saw sweeping social change and major scientific advances — both of which contributed to a new aesthetic: modernism. Rejecting the rigidity of Victorian artistic conventions, modernists sought a new means of expression. References to the natural world and ornate classical embellishments gave way to the sleek simplicity of the Machine Age. Architect Philip Johnson characterized the hallmarks of modernism as “machine-like simplicity, smoothness or surface [and] avoidance of ornament.”

Early practitioners of modernist design include the De Stijl (“The Style”) group, founded in the Netherlands in 1917, and the Bauhaus School, founded two years later in Germany.

Followers of both groups produced sleek, spare designs — many of which became icons of daily life in the 20th century. The modernists rejected both natural and historical references and relied primarily on industrial materials such as metal, glass, plywood, and, later, plastics. While Bauhaus principals Marcel Breuer and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe created furniture from mass-produced, chrome-plated steel, American visionaries like Charles and Ray Eames worked in materials as novel as molded plywood and fiberglass. Today, Breuer’s Wassily chair, Mies van der Rohe’s Barcelona chaircrafted with his romantic partner, designer Lilly Reich — and the Eames lounge chair are emblems of progressive design and vintage originals are prized cornerstones of collections.

It’s difficult to overstate the influence that modernism continues to wield over designers and architects — and equally difficult to overstate how revolutionary it was when it first appeared a century ago. But because modernist furniture designs are so simple, they can blend in seamlessly with just about any type of décor. Don’t overlook them.

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Original Barcelona Summer Olympic Poster 1992 Designed by Addison
Located in London, GB
The 1992 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXV Olympiad and commonly known as Barcelona '92, were an international multi-sport event held from 25 July to 9 August...
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1990s Spanish Modern Photography

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Paper

Joana Biarnes Photography, 1968
By Joana Biarnes
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Joana Biarnes 'Jovenes Aburridos en el Hipodromo' phototgraphy, Madrid, 1968. Gelatin silver print Signed in the back.   
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1960s Spanish Vintage Modern Photography

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Silver

Cambodian Monks Moving on Photograph
By Gordon Kadonoff
Located in Montreal, QC
Photographed in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. It is very interesting to see the monks out of their milieu and mingling with the general population, circa 2014. Printed on acrylic measures 60...
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21st Century and Contemporary Cambodian Modern Photography

Abelardo Morell, 'Houses Across the Street from Our Living Room' Camera Obscura
By Abelardo Morell
Located in Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Abelardo Morell, Coban/American b. 1948. 'Camera Obscura Image of Houses Across the Street from Our Livingroom, 1991' Silver gelatin print. Image: 17.75 x 22.5 in / 46 x 57 cm. Sig...
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Late 20th Century American Modern Photography

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Paper

'Untitled' Gellage by Michal Macku, Manipulated Silver Print on Paper
Located in Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Michal Macku (Czech Republic, b. 1963) 'Untitled' Gellage (manipulated silver gelatin print) no. 69, 2008. Signed recto, blind stamped and numbered verso. Full margins. Image: 14.5...
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Early 2000s Czech Modern Photography

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Paper

Arthur Tress 'American. 1940', 'The Voyage' Rare Signed Photograph
Located in Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Arthur Tress (American b. 1940) 'The Voyage' Gelatin silver print, image: 15.75 x 15.75 in / 40 x 40 cm. Signed, titled and numbered by the artist recto under image. This is a wo...
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Mid-20th Century American Modern Photography

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Paper

Edition Photo Lithograph by Sandy Skoglund 'Maybe Babies' Signed Numbered
Located in Ft Lauderdale, FL
Edition photo lithograph by Sandy Skoglund 'Maybe Babies' signed Numbered. Sandy Skoglund (American, b.1946) limited edition photo lithograph. Titled: 'Maybe Babies' Depicts assorted...
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Late 20th Century Modern Photography

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Paper

Black and White Abstract Photograph
Located in New York, NY
Contemporary black and white abstract photograph in a black rectangular frame.  
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20th Century American Modern Photography

Christian Dior Paris Sterling Silver Ovoid Picture Frame
Located in Atlanta, GA
An elegant Christian Dior Paris sterling silver picture photo frame. Ovoid shape with stripes and beveling pattern all around. The back and easel are in high gloss varnish dark wood....
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1980s French Vintage Modern Photography

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Metal, Sterling Silver

Rolling Stone Yoko Ono and John Lennon Original October 14 1982 Magazine
Located in Oklahoma City, OK
Rolling stone featuring Yoko Ono and John Lennon. John Lennon poses behind Yoko Ono on the cover of this vintage magazine. This piece is in good condition for its age.
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1980s American Vintage Modern Photography

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Paper

Christian Dior Paris Sterling Silver Picture Frame
Located in Atlanta, GA
An adorable Christian Dior Paris sterling silver picture photo frame. Square shape with raised cane-work pattern all around. The cane work textured pattern is one of the most iconic ...
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1980s French Vintage Modern Photography

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Metal, Sterling Silver

'Isabella Rossellini's Heritage Chickens" Photographed by Patrice Casanova, NY
Located in Bellport, NY
Isabella Rossellini raises the most wonderful assortment of heritage chickens on her farm or named “The Farm" on Long Island NY. The above image is one of many images you will find...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Photography

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Wood

New York Photographs Book by Andreas Feininger, 1964
Located in Atlanta, GA
New York Photographs Book by Andreas Feininger. Color & black and white photo-reproductions by Andreas Feininger (1906-1999), American photographer and a writer on photographic tech...
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1960s American Vintage Modern Photography

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Paper

Photograph of Jackson Pollock by Hans Namuth
Located in Atlanta, GA
Artist: Hans Namuth (1915-1990) Title: Jackson Pollock at Work, 1950 (Printed in 1989) Medium: Silver gelatin print. Edition: 4/50 Titled, editioned, signed and dated on the lowe...
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1950s American Vintage Modern Photography

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Wood, Paper

Nude Woman Photography Print on Plexiglass, Limited Edition, Signed
Located in Plainview, NY
A photography print on Plexiglass of a nude woman waring black knee stocking titled " Desire" by New Yorker artist Luciana Pampalone ( American, 1963). The art work is a limited edit...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Photography

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Plexiglass

Larme de Verre, Man Ray, Period Photogravure, Studio Stamped
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Larme de Verre, Man Ray, Period Photogravure, Studio Stamped Man Ray (1890-1976) A unique inscribed example, could have been used internally. Bearing Studio Stamp, titled in pen...
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20th Century French Modern Photography

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Paper

Hermes Paris Porcelain Picture Frame
Located in Atlanta, GA
Superb picture photo frame by Hermes, Paris. Exclusively made for Hermes in Limoges this timeless and elegant white porcelain frame is hand-decorated with Hermes iconic buckle and st...
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1960s French Vintage Modern Photography

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Leather, Glass, Ceramic, Porcelain

Seceda by Christiaan Nies
Located in Weesp, NL
Seceda Photographed by: Christiaan Nies Date: November 2017 Dimensions: Height 120 cm x width 180 cm. height 47.24 inch x width 70.87 inch Limited edition of 5 + 1 AP in the si...
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2010s Dutch Modern Photography

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Acrylic

Ansel Adams Special Edition Yosemite Silver Gelatin Photograph Print Vernal Fall
By Ansel Adams
Located in Studio City, CA
A wonderful image by famed American photographer Ansel Adams from his Yosemite series titled "Vernal Fall". The Yosemite special edition series consisted of 30 images that were hand-...
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20th Century American Modern Photography

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Paper

Martin Luther King Jr. Civil Rights Michael Evans Original Prints
By Michael Evans
Located in Sharon, CT
These are original and perhaps unique 1967 prints by the Young Michael Evans, who went on to become famous as the White House Photographer for President Reagan. Mounted on board for ...
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1960s American Vintage Modern Photography

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Paper

Larmes de Verre, Man Ray, Period Photogravure, Studio Stamped
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Larmes de Verre, Man Ray, Period Photogravure, Studio Stamped Man Ray (1890-1976) A unique inscribed example, could have been used internally. Bearing Studio Stamp, titled in pe...
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20th Century French Modern Photography

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Paper

Demi Moore by Herb Ritts, 1996
Located in St.Petersburg, FL
An classic photo by Herb Ritts of actress Demi Moore, stamped and pencil signed "Demi Moore, 1996". Image size approx. 5.25" x 6.75".
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1980s American Vintage Modern Photography

Styles of Living The Best of Casa Vogue Vercelloni, Isa Coffee Table Book
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Styles of Living: The Best of Casa Vogue coffee table hardcover book. by Isa Vercelloni New York: Rizzoli, 1985. This is a compendium of fabulous houses, unashamedly showcasing th...
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20th Century English Modern Photography

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Paper

Signed Work by 'Provocateur photographer Kenneth Rothman Zane 'A Modern Bacchus'
Located in Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Kenneth Rothman Zane (American, 20th century) 'A Modern Bacchus' Gelatin Silver print. Image: 10.5 x 13.25 in / 26.5 x 33.5 cm. Full Margins. Signed, dated and numbered verso. ...
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Late 20th Century American Modern Photography

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Paper

John O'Reilly, Original Surrealist Polaroid Collage from Julie Saul Gallery 1995
Located in Ft. Lauderdale, FL
John O'Reilly (American 1930-2021) Polaroid collage from 1995 exhibition Occupied territory and Dance of Death at Julie Saul Gallery. Image: 3.75 x 9.5 in / 9.5 x 24.2. Frame: 14.2...
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Late 20th Century American Modern Photography

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Paper

1960s French Mirrored Glass Picture Frame
Located in Atlanta, GA
Lovely French mirrored glass picture photo frame. Silver mirror beveled edges. The picture frame can be placed in a portrait or landscape position. Back and easel in mat black paper....
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1960s French Vintage Modern Photography

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Glass, Mirror

Graham Nash Signed Silver Gelatin Photograph Print "Why?" 2003
Located in Studio City, CA
An engaging photographic image by famed British musician and photographer Graham Nash (from the folk-rock supergroups Crosby, Stills & Nash and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young). Nash's ...
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Early 2000s American Modern Photography

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Wood, Paper

Pierre Cardin Paris Silver Plate Picture Frame
Located in Atlanta, GA
A charming Pierre Cardin (1922 - 2020) Paris silverplate picture photo frame. Geometric shape with large striped pattern all around. Back and easel in lacquered wood. Engraved on the...
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1980s French Vintage Modern Photography

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Metal, Silver Plate

John Baldessari Throwing Three Balls in the Air to Get a Straight Line, 1973
Located in Stamford, CT
John Baldessari 1931-2019 "Throwing Three Balls in the Air to Get a Straight Line (Best of Thirty-Six Attempts)", 1973 Complete portfolio of twelve offset lithographs in colors, on...
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1970s American Vintage Modern Photography

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Paper

Duane Michals, Signed and Numbered Photograph 'Blonde Boy with Frog'
Located in Ft. Lauderdale, FL
'Blonde Boy with Frog' Photograph by Duane Michals (American b. 1932) Silver gelatin print, full margins signed and numbered recto. Image: 7.25 x 10.5 in / 18.5 x 27 cm. Mat: 16 x ...
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Late 20th Century American Modern Photography

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Paper

Rare Photograph of Zhang Da Qian by Chin San Long
By Lang Jingshan
Located in Atlanta, GA
A rare vintage silver gelatin print by Chinese photographer Chin San Long (also known as Lang Jingshan) (Chinese, 1892-1995). Entitled "Taking a Stroll," the composed image depicts t...
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20th Century Taiwanese Modern Photography

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Paper

Modern Male Nude Photo, K. Hansen, 8 of 10, 1994
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Modern male nude photo, K. Hansen, 8 of 10, 1994 Image 7"x 5", singed and titled in pencil 8/10, K.Hansen '94 Archival framing, ready to hang.   
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Late 20th Century North American Modern Photography

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Glass, Paper, Wood

Baccarat Chandelier Poster Black and White Print
Located in Brescia, IT
Baccarat chandelier poster black and white print
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21st Century and Contemporary French Modern Photography

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PVC

Sebastião Salgado, Signed Photo 'Boys at Play' from the Other Americas Series
Located in Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Sebastião Salgado (Brazil, born 1944) 'Boys at Play' from the Other Americas series. Gelatin silver print, image: 12.75 x 17.5 in / 30 x 44 cm, full margins. Frame: 18.75 x 25 in / 3...
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Late 19th Century Brazilian Antique Modern Photography

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Paper

Iggy Horse Photography 1/25
Located in London, GB
Iggy Giclee Fine Art Print. Framing/mounting to be arranged. 1/25 From Horses and Humans Collection By Vanessa Taylor. Also available in different sizes.
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21st Century and Contemporary European Modern Photography

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Paper

Didier Massard, French B. 1953, Signed Photo 'Landscape with Chinese Pavilion'
Located in Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Didier Massard (French. b. 1953). Landscape with Chinese Pavilion. Cibachrome Print (Ilfochrome Classic). Image: 15 x 18.75 in / 38 x 48 cm, full margins. Frame: 21.25 x 27.25 in /...
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Late 20th Century French Modern Photography

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Paper

Uruguayan Gaucho
Located in London, GB
Uruguayan Gaucho In the style of infrared film which turns all things green into pink. 1/25 From Horses and Humans Collection By Vanessa Taylor. Also available in different...
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21st Century and Contemporary European Modern Photography

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Paper

Franco Fontana Italian Vintage Photographic Print, 1975
Located in Modena, IT
Vintage chromogenic photographic print by Franco Fontana with original dedication on the back. Signed and dated by the author at the base Franco Fontana: (Modena, Italy - Decemb...
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1970s Italian Vintage Modern Photography

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Paper

Photography "Family Portrait: My Mothers Park" Eduardo Sourrouille, Spain 2012
Located in Madrid, ES
EDUARDO SOURROUILLE. Basauri (Bizkaia), 1970. Graduated in Fine Arts from the University of the Basque Country. Artist with individual exhibitions among which we can highlight: If yo...
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2010s Spanish Modern Photography

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Glass, Wood

Bonnie Edelman "Snowy Greige" Photograph, Scapes Series, 2007
Located in New York, NY
Contemporary artist Bonnie Edelman's "Snowy Greige" was photographed in 2007 and is part of the Sky Scapes Series. As her most recognized collection "Scapes" consists of landscapes, ...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Photography

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Paper

David Urbano Contemporary Photography the Rose Garden Nº 32
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Photography by David Urbano made in Barcelona, circa 2017. Giclée print in Hahnemüler Paper with a varnish layer applied by hand. Framed, signed, stamped and numbered. Edition...
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2010s Spanish Modern Photography

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Paper

Franco Fontana Italian Print Vintage Photo "Adriatico" 1975
Located in Modena, IT
Photographic print - chromogenic - vintage - “Adriatico” by Italian artist Franco Fontana, 1975. Signed and dated by the author at the base. Franco Fontana: (Modena, Italy - Dec...
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1970s Italian Vintage Modern Photography

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Paper

Karl Lagerfeld Satin Finish Umber Photo-Lithograph of Max Delorme, Nude, 1997
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Gorgeous photo print by the iconic photographer and fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld of Max Delorme. Image captured and satin finish umber photo-lithograph printed in 1997. Measures: ...
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Late 20th Century French Modern Photography

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Paper

A History of Ballet and Dance in the Western World Book by Alexander Bland
Located in North Hollywood, CA
A History of Ballet and Dance in the Western World Book by Alexander Bland. Title A History of Ballet and Dance in the Western World Author Alexander Bland Publisher Praeger, 1976...
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20th Century American Modern Photography

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Paper

Andy Warhol Print Restrospective 1963-1968 Castelli Graphcis New York
Located in Madrid, ES
Color serigraphy, on plain paper, full sheet with text printed on the back. Signed in black felt-tip pen. Published with an advertisement for the exhibition of ANDY WARHOL: A Pri...
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20th Century American Modern Photography

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Paper

Fifty Years of Pep A Storied Past, A Promising Future, Hardcover Book
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Fifty Years of Pep: A Storied Past. A Promising Future. Hardcover – January 1, 2015 by Andrew Postman (Author), Indra K. Nooyi (Foreword) "This book contains the story of our first...
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20th Century American Modern Photography

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Paper

Longchamp Paris Hand-Stitched Black Leather Picture Frame
Located in Atlanta, GA
Elegant 1980s modern leather picture photo frame by Longchamp, Paris. Black calfskin leather with pattern and hand-stitched finish. Easel and back in the same black leather and glass...
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1980s French Vintage Modern Photography

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Leather, Glass

Yussef Nabil "Mohamed with Eyes Closed 2002" Digital Lambda Print, 'Signed'
Located in New York, NY
"Mohamed with Eyes Closed, 2002", large Digital Lambda Print, casting year 2001, Egypt (edition 1 of 3, signed, “Yussef Nabil 1/3 Cairo 2001” on back of photograph). The frame is sol...
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Early 2000s Egyptian Modern Photography

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Oak, Paint, Paper

Rocky Schenck Signed Toned Silver Gelatin Photograph Print Nude with Crutches
By Rocky Schenck
Located in Studio City, CA
A wonderful and evocative work by Texas artist/ photographer Rocky Schenck. Schenck's beautiful, dream-like, ethereal images can be found in private collections, museums, and gall...
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1980s American Vintage Modern Photography

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Paper

“Coastal Ambience” by Johnmichael, Photography Prints, Landscape Photography
Located in Spring Valley, CA
About this piece: The title of this piece is “Coastal Ambience”. The artist’s inspiration was the romanticized feel of California living - a palm tree kissed with the magnificent l...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Photography

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Paper

“Evening in Torrance” Photography Prints, Landscape Photography, Fine Art Print
Located in Spring Valley, CA
About This Piece: “Evening in Torrance” was part of an inspiration shoot on the west coast in Torrance, CA. The artist’s inspiration was the falling sun casting the feel of tranquil...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Photography

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Paper

Framed Editioned Cyanotype Photography by John Dugdale
Located in Atlanta, GA
Artist: John Patrick Dugdale (American, born 1960) Title: Figs and Pomegranates Year: 1997 Print type: Cyanotype Edition: Number 10 of an edition of 10 Signature: on verso arti...
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1990s American Modern Photography

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Wood, Paper

Gregory Crewdson, Untitled 'Penitent Girl'
Located in NYC, NY
Digital chromogenic print, framed, a Luhring Augustine gallery label, signed in ink, on the reverse, 2000, no. 5 in an edition of 10. Dimensions: image: 48 by 60 in. (121.9 by 152...
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Early 2000s American Modern Photography

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Paper

Ernst Haas 1981 Can of Paint Dye Transfer Signed Wall Photography Art
Located in South Charleston, WV
Original photography by Ernst Haas. Dye Transfer. "Can of Paint" done in 1981 from a photograph taken in Japan. Signed by Ernst Haas to the mounting. Not a later reprint, this is an ...
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1980s American Vintage Modern Photography

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Paper

Ernst Haas Dye Transfer Signed Photography Wall Art
Located in South Charleston, WV
Original photography by Ernst Haas. Dye Transfer. Rare, he did a series of "Scratch" photographs around 1979 in Aspen Colorado. The images were taken at what is believed to be a car ...
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Late 20th Century American Modern Photography

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Paper

Italian Emanuele Pantanella Wooden Picture Frame
Located in Atlanta, GA
Sumptuous picture photo frame, designed by Emanuele Pantanella (1939-2014), Italy. Solid tropical wood with a high gloss polished finish in a minimalist geometric shape. Emanuele Pan...
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1980s Italian Vintage Modern Photography

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Glass, Wood

Bonnie Edelman "Marrakech Sunset" Photograph, Scapes Series, 2012
Located in New York, NY
Contemporary artist Bonnie Edelman's "Marrakech Sunset" was photographed in 2012 and is part of the Sky Scapes Series. As her most recognized collection "Scapes" consists of landscap...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Photography

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Paper

David Levinthal One-of-a-Kind Large Photograph "Desire", 1991
Located in New York, NY
One-of-a-kind photograph from the Desire series, Scanamural on Copper Lame in a custom copper frame, unique variation outside the edition, by David Levinthal, American 1991. Authenti...
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1990s American Modern Photography

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Copper

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