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Frida Biting Her Necklace, New Yorkers School, NY
Located in Dallas, TX
Open edition. Printed 1998. Signed in black ink on print margin. Titled, dated and print date in black ink on artist label. Paper size: 11 x 14 in. Image size: 8 1/2 x 10 3/4 in. “W...
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Mid-20th Century Modern Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Bob, Mick and Pete, 1978 - Oversize Estate Edition
Located in London, GB
Bob, Mick and Pete, by Michael Putland, 1978 Limited Estate Edition Bob Marley, Mick Jagger and Peter Tosh backstage after the Rolling Stones concert at the Palladium Theatre, New Y...
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20th Century Modern Black and White Photography

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Black and White, Silver Gelatin

Marilyn Monroe, print of 1988 from original negative
Located in Nümbrecht, DE
Ed Feingersh photographed Marilyn Monroe for Redbook magazine in March 1955 for a story which would follow Monroe through her daily routine, the photography to be candid and shot wit...
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1950s Modern Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Marilyn Monroe, 4 Days in New York, 1955
Located in Nümbrecht, DE
Ed Feingersh photographed Marilyn Monroe for Redbook magazine in March 1955 for a story which would follow Monroe through her daily routine, the photography to be candid and shot wit...
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1950s Modern Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Rwanda Skull After the Genocide of the Mountain Gorillas in Africa Photograph
Located in New York, NY
signed titled and inscribed in ink in various edges of the photograph with collage. This was gifted by Peter Beard to Irving Penn who later returned it to Peter Beard. The back o...
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1980s American Realist Black and White Photography

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Archival Paper

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

Basquiat 1979 photograph (Nick Taylor Jean-Michel Basquiat Gray)
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Jean Michel Basquiat photograph, New York, 1979: This work is taken from Nicholas Taylor’s famous portfolio documenting his friendship with Jean-Michel Basquiat - a friendship which ...
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1980s Pop Art Black and White Photography

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Archival Pigment

168.05.12, Wrapped series
Located in Paris, FR
168.05.12 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

"Mountain Mustangs" 36x48 -Photography Wild Horses, Mustangs, Western Fine Art
Located in Los Angeles, CA
1stdibs Special Price - This is a contemporary photograph of wild horses. "They represent the ultimate expression of American freedom" Unsigned test print on Kodak Luster paper. ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Archival Pigment

"Soulmates" 40x60 Photography of Wild Horses Mustangs by Unsigned Test Print
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This is a contemporary black and white photograph of Northern California Wild Mustangs. "They represent the ultimate expression of American freedom" 40 x 60 Framing available. Inqui...
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21st Century and Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Archival Pigment

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

Marilyn Monroe, unique print of 1988 from original negative
Located in Nümbrecht, DE
Ed Feingersh photographed Marilyn Monroe for Redbook magazine in March 1955 for a story which would follow Monroe through her daily routine, the photography to be candid and shot wit...
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1950s Modern Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

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

"Tiger Portrait" - 36x48 Photography Wildlife Art Photograph by Shane Russeck
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This is a contemporary photograph of a Tiger by Shane Russeck. 36X48 Edition of 12 Printed on archival paper using archival inks Singed and numbered by Shane Shane Russeck is a mo...
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21st Century and Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Archival Pigment

161.03.11, On body Forms series - Female Nude Photography
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...
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2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Archival Pigment

Rooster, Colorado - Black & White Photo of A Cocky Rooster in a Sparse Landscape
Located in Chicago, IL
A lone rooster struts before the camera on a sparse landscape. The simplicity of this black and white photograph brings the rooster to life as he puffs his chest out showing us his ...
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21st Century and Contemporary 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

Slim Aarons Style 'Debutante Ball'
Located in New York, NY
Slim Aarons Debutante Ball 1958 (printed later) Silver gelatin print estate signature stamped edition of 150 with certificate of authenticity A debutante ball held at the Copley Pl...
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1940s Modern Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

156.05.11, 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

High Sierra Mustangs - 40x60 Black and White Photography Wild Horses Unsigned
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This is a contemporary black and white photograph of Wild Mustangs. "They represent the ultimate expression of American freedom" 40x60 Unsigned print on archival photo rag Framing ...
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21st Century and 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

Marmara Sea, Silivli, 1991, #369 - Hiroshi Sugimoto
Located in London, GB
Marmara Sea, Silivli, 1991, #369 - Hiroshi Sugimoto Printed 1990 With blindstamped title and date on the mount Offset Lithograph 13 7/8 x 18 1/4 inches
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Late 20th Century Black and White Photography

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Offset

Wine Press House, Cornfield, Austria, black and white photography, landscape
Located in Vienna, Vienna
SILVERFINEART - Black and white landscape photography. Limited edition of 5. Archival pigment ink print on fine art paper. Hand signed, titled, print date and numbered on print and a...
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2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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

Chet Baker, 1953 - Bob Willoughby (Portrait Photography)
Located in London, GB
Chet Baker, 1953 - Bob Willoughby (Portrait Photography) Archival pigment print Printed on 20 x 24 inch paper From an edition of 25 Also available in alternative sizes Bob Willo...
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1950s Realist 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

Flat Iron - contemporary black & white New York City landscape photography
Located in Hamburg, DE
"Flat Iron" is a black and white fine art photograph of Michael Götze. It is an Edition 5 (2/5), Archival Pigment Print on Baryta Paper on Dibond finish. 100 x 90 cm, signed on back,...
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2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Black and White, Archival Pigment

Marilyn Monroe, 4 Days in New York, 1955
Located in Nümbrecht, DE
Ed Feingersh photographed Marilyn Monroe for Redbook magazine in March 1955 for a story which would follow Monroe through her daily routine, the photography to be candid and shot wit...
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1950s Modern Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Belfries of collegiate church at Stuttgart, Germany 1935, Printed Later
Located in Nümbrecht, DE
One of the photographers at Mauritius Publishing based in Berlin was Karl Heinrich Lämmel. Born on 30 July 1910 in Riesa, Saxony, he has been missing since April 1945. In the thirtie...
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1930s Modern Black and White Photography

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Black and White

Savannah Spirit, Hold Onto Power (Black and White Nude Photography B&W)
Located in Los Angeles, CA
In this self portrait, Savannah Spirit turns the tradition of black and white female portraiture back on itself. The muse is the artist, and the gaze is her own. Through her artist...
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2010s Conceptual Black and White Photography

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Archival Pigment

Marilyn Monroe, 4 Days in New York, 1955
Located in Nümbrecht, DE
Ed Feingersh photographed Marilyn Monroe for Redbook magazine in March 1955 for a story which would follow Monroe through her daily routine, the photography to be candid and shot wit...
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1950s Modern Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Jinx in goggles, Florence, Italy
Located in Dallas, TX
Open Edition Blind stamp on print margin. Signed by estate, titled, dated and copyright date in pencil on artist stamp. Paper size: 20 x 16 in., Image size: 18 3/4 x 14 1/2 in. Rut...
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20th Century Modern Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Lightning, Chicago, Large Format Black and White Photograph, Matted and Framed
Located in Chicago, IL
“Through a black and white lens, hidden stories of everyday objects become apparent. The juxtaposition of strong light and dark shadows transform and illuminate detail that would oth...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Archival Pigment

New York City Ballet Dancer Wendy Whelan in 'Swan Lake' signed by Jack Mitchell
Located in Senoia, GA
New York City Ballet dancer Wendy Whelan in ‘Swan Lake’, 1993. Vintage silver gelatin exhibition photograph made by Jack Mitchell. Signed by Jack Mitchell on the front and the rever...
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1990s Pop Art Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Frida and Diego with Hat
Located in Dallas, TX
Edition of 70 Titled, dated, numbered, copyright, and signed by the Nickolas Muray Estate. Nickolas Muray Photo Archives. Paper size: 14 1/4 x 14 1/4 in. Image size: 12 x 12 in. Gela...
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20th Century Modern Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

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

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

Tina Turner, Los Angeles 1983 ʻTina In Motionʻ
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
American-born Swiss singer, songwriter, dancer, and actress Tina Turner in Los Angeles, CA, US, 1983. Norman Seeff On this session: "Working with Tina is liek being exposed to a nu...
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1980s Black and White Photography

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Archival Pigment

Frida in front of the Unfinished Unity Panel, New Workers School, NY
Located in Dallas, TX
Open Edition Signed in black ink on print margin. Paper size: 14 x 11 in. Image size: 12 x 8 in. “Sanchez told us that the girl Louise (Nevelson), who sticks around Diego, says that...
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20th Century Modern Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

"Russia I" - Black and White Landscape Infrared Aerial Photography
Located in Gilroy, CA
This work is framed (17x21.5) but can be sent unframed (12x16). Contact for price unframed. We also offer prints in 5.5x8, 22x34. Edward Alfano is a contemporary photographer worki...
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2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Digital Pigment

168.02.12, Wrapped series (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

Johannesbergkapelle, mountain chapel, lake, black & white photography, landscape
Located in Vienna, Vienna
SILVERFINEART - Black and white landscape photography. Limited edition of 5. Produced from the original 4x5 inch large format black and white negative film and printed as archival pi...
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2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Archival Pigment, Black and White, Digital, Digital Pigment, Archival In...

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

Led Zeppelin "Plane"
Located in Mount Pleasant, SC
Led Zeppelin standing in front of their tour plane "Starship" in 1973. Photograph taken at JFK airport before heading to Pittsburgh, PA. Signed by photographer Bob Gruen. Limited e...
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1970s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Photographic Paper

Red Lipstick
Located in Greenwich, CT
All available sizes & editions for each size of this photograph: 18" x 18" Edition of 3 30" x 30" Edition of 3, 2 LEFT 40" x 40" Edition of 3 59" x 59" Edition of 3 You're a blank c...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Paper, Archival Ink, Archival Paper, Photographic Paper, Digital, Archiv...

USA, New York City, 1948 - Elliott Erwitt (Black and White Photography)
Located in London, GB
USA, New York City, 1948 - Elliott Erwitt (Black and White Photography) Signed, inscribed with title and dated on accompanying artist’s label Silver gelatin print, printed later Ava...
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Late 20th Century Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Freddie Mercury at Wembley Stadium
Located in Mount Pleasant, SC
Freddie Mercury on stage during the Magic tour. Wembley Stadium, UK. 1986. Limited Edition of 225. Also available in 24x36 inch size.
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20th Century Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Archival Pigment

Chanel Silhouette
Located in Greenwich, CT
Available sizes 18" x 18" 30" x 30" 45" x 45" 60" x 60" Editions of 3 This is one of most fun series I've ever made, and it's not without its challenges, I worked for months test...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Archival Ink, Archival Paper, Photographic Paper, Archival Pigment

Hunter S. Thompson in Cozumel
Located in Dallas, TX
Edition of 25 Signed, titled, dated and numbered. Paper size: 20 x 16 in. AVAILABLE SIZES: 11 x 14 in., Edition of 25, $1500 16 x 20 in., Edition of 25, $2500 24 x 36 in., Edition o...
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1970s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Archival Pigment

"Model in black & white" Photography on canvas
Located in Carmel, CA
Malissa - "Model in black & white" Photography on canvas The photograph comes with a certificate of authenticity and a letter of appraisal.
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21st Century and Contemporary Expressionist Black and White Photography

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Canvas, Photographic Film, Black and White

Che Guevara, Havana, 1964 - Elliott Erwitt (Black and White Photography)
Located in London, GB
Che Guevara, Havana, 1964 - Elliott Erwitt (Black and White Photography) Signed, inscribed with title and dated on accompanying artist’s label Silver gelatin print, printed later Av...
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20th Century 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

Crohy Sea Arch, Rocky Beach, Ireland, black and white photography, landscape
Located in Vienna, Vienna
SILVERFINEART - Black and white landscape photography. Limited edition of 7. Produced from the original 4x5 inch large format black and white negative film and printed as archival pi...
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2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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

Ivry-Sur-Seine, 1955 - Henri Cartier-Bresson (Black and White Photography)
Located in London, GB
Ivry-Sur-Seine, 1955 - Henri Cartier-Bresson (Black and White Photography) Signed and stamped with photographer's blind stamp Silver gelatin print, printed 1980s 11 x 14 inches Henr...
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1950s Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Andy Warhol, Photograph with Brooke Shields Making a Funny Face, 1985
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Brooke Shields is an American actor who first gained critical acclaim as a child model and subsequently for her roles in Louis Malle's Pretty Baby and The Blue Lagoon. Image dimens...
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1980s Pop Art Black and White Photography

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Photographic Paper

Orbanoti II, Lion, blackandhwite photography, Africa, Portrait, Wildlife
Located in Munich, DE
Edition of 12 Portrait of the male lion Orbanoti in Masai Mara, Kenya. ​For years, Joachim Schmeisser has been photographing the last giants of Africa at close range, creating exce...
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2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Archival Pigment

307 – René Groebli, Black and White, Street Photography, Art, Vintage Print
Located in Zurich, CH
René GROEBLI (*1927, Switzerland) 307, 1946 / 1952 Vintage silver gelatin print on Baryta paper Sheet 21.5 x 17 cm (8 1/2 x 6 3/4 in.) Unique Print only Signed and dated on verso R...
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1940s Post-War Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Marilyn Monroe, 4 Days in New York, 1955
Located in Nümbrecht, DE
Ed Feingersh photographed Marilyn Monroe for Redbook magazine in March 1955 for a story which would follow Monroe through her daily routine, the photography to be candid and shot wit...
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1950s Modern Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Eyeball Freak, Circus Side Show Curiosity, Silver Gelatin Print, Framed, 1952
Located in Chicago, IL
“Art Shay’s photography shakes you up, sets you down gently, pats you on the head and then kicks you in the ass.” Roger Ebert “[Shay’s work] ranks with some of the greats of the 20...
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1950s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Shop Black and White Photography

There’s a lot to love about black and white photography.

The unique and timeless quality of a black and white photograph accentuates any room. Some might argue that we’re naturally drawn to color photography because it’s the world we know best. This is a shared belief, particularly in the era of camera-phone photography, editing apps and the frenetic immediacy of sharing photos on social media. But when we look at black and white photography, we experience deep, rich shadows and tonal properties in a way that transfixes us. Composition and textures are crisp and engaging. We’re immediately drawn to the subjects of vintage street photography and continue to feel the emotional impact of decades-old photojournalism. The silhouettes of mountains in black and white landscape photography are particularly pronounced, while portrait photography and the skylines of urban cityscapes come to life in monochrome prints.

When decorating with fine photography, keep in mind that some color photographs may not be suitable for every space. However, you can be more daring with black and white photos. The gray tones are classic, sophisticated and generally introduce elegance to any corner of your home, which renders black and white prints amazingly versatile.

Black and white photography adapts to its surroundings like a chameleon might. A single large-scale black and white photograph above the sofa in your living room is going to work with any furniture style, and as some homeowners and designers today are working to introduce more muted tones and neutral palettes to dining rooms and bedrooms, the integration of black and white photography — a hallmark of minimalist decor — is a particularly natural choice for such a setting.

Another advantage to bringing black and white photography into your home is that you can style walls and add depth and character without worrying about disrupting an existing color scheme. Black and white photographs actually harmonize well with accent colors such as yellow, red and green. Your provocative Memphis Group lighting and bold Pierre Paulin seating will pair nicely with the black and white fine nude photography you’ve curated over the years.

Black and white photography also complements a variety of other art. Black and white photos pair well with drawings and etchings in monochromatic hues. They can also form part of specific color schemes. For example, you can place black and white prints in colored picture frames for a pop of color. And while there are no hard and fast rules, it’s best to keep black and white prints separate from color photographs. Color prints stand out in a room more than black and white prints do. Pairing them may detract attention from your black and white photography. Instead, dedicate separate walls or spaces to each.

Once you’ve selected the photography that best fits your space, you’ll need to decide how to hang the images. If you want to hang multiple photos, it’s essential to know how to arrange wall art. A proper arrangement can significantly enhance a living space.

On 1stDibs, explore a vast collection of compelling black and white photography by artists such as Mark Shaw, Jack Mitchell (a photographer you should know), Berenice Abbott and David Yarrow.

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Lori Grinker’s Artful Photographs of a Young Mike Tyson Are a Knockout!

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John Dolan’s Photographs Capture the Art and Soul of a Wedding Day

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Sebastião Salgado Takes Us on a Close-Up Journey to Amazônia

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Jonathan Becker Reflects on His Decades of Photographing A-Listers for ‘Vanity Fair’

Jonathan Becker Reflects on His Decades of Photographing A-Listers for ‘Vanity Fair’

After 30-plus years with the storied magazine, the photographer shares the tales behind some of his most famous (and often surreal) pictures.

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Savor Ansel Adams’s Landscapes and Those of His Ambitious Successors

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A new exhibition examines images by the master photographer alongside works by photographers who influenced him and contemporary creators.