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Conceptual photography illustrates and embodies an idea. Our portfolio of limited-edition conceptual photography includes works by celebrated artists as well as up-and-comers in the art world.

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conceptual photography:  Lazarus LV by Gavin Evans
Lazarus LV
Gavin Evans
from $ 1,999 to $ 4,790
conceptual photography:  New Yorker by Sandra Rauch
New Yorker
Sandra Rauch
from $ 999 to $ 4,790
conceptual photography:  Butterfly XII by Heiko Hellwig
Butterfly XII
Heiko Hellwig
$ 1,599
conceptual photography:  The Book I by Sebastian Magnani
The Book I
Sebastian Magnani
$ 2,790
conceptual photography:  Ali by André Monet
Ali
André Monet
from $ 449 to $ 2,390
conceptual photography:  The Lady of the Ibis by Daria Petrilli
The Lady of the Ibis
Daria Petrilli
$ 599
conceptual photography:  Apelles painting Campaspe, van Haecht (II) by Lluis Barba Cantos
Apelles painting Campaspe, van Haecht (II)
Lluis Barba Cantos
from $ 1,499 to $ 2,390
conceptual photography:  Pool 23 by Carl Miller
Pool 23
Carl Miller
from $ 1,699 to $ 2,990
conceptual photography:  THE SECRET II by Joe Mcdermott
THE SECRET II
Joe Mcdermott
from $ 999 to $ 1,999
conceptual photography:  Kiss me now... by Peperina Magenta
Kiss me now...
Peperina Magenta
from $ 449 to $ 749
conceptual photography:  SALT WORKS I by Tom Hegen
SALT WORKS I
Tom Hegen
from $ 1,049 to $ 2,190
conceptual photography:  Pulse Flash by Beatrice Hug
Pulse Flash
Beatrice Hug
conceptual photography:  Red Maple Tree by Massimo Colonna
Red Maple Tree
Massimo Colonna
from $ 749 to $ 2,790
conceptual photography:  The Nursey of Ibis by Daria Petrilli
The Nursey of Ibis
Daria Petrilli
from $ 499 to $ 1,099
conceptual photography:  Sunny Beach by Paul Fuentes
Sunny Beach
Paul Fuentes
from $ 479 to $ 1,459
conceptual photography:  A Flamingo Contemplates: So Now What by Pat Swain
A Flamingo Contemplates: So Now What
Pat Swain
from $ 1,099 to $ 3,390
conceptual photography:  Elephant above the Clouds by Robert Jahns
Elephant above the Clouds
Robert Jahns
$ 499
conceptual photography:  Penny&Wuffy by Federico Naef
Penny&Wuffy
Federico Naef
from $ 339 to $ 1,999
conceptual photography:  Pulse Iris by Beatrice Hug
Pulse Iris
Beatrice Hug
conceptual photography:  On the river by Vladimir Proshin
On the river
Vladimir Proshin
$ 1,999
conceptual photography:  Just a Drink by Sebastian Magnani
Just a Drink
Sebastian Magnani
from $ 1,049 to $ 2,290
conceptual photography:  Sea #15 by Wolfgang Uhlig
Sea #15
Wolfgang Uhlig
from $ 1,599 to $ 7,590
conceptual photography:  Pulse Mono by Beatrice Hug
Pulse Mono
Beatrice Hug
$ 2,390
conceptual photography:  Sea #14  by Wolfgang Uhlig
Sea #14
Wolfgang Uhlig
from $ 1,599 to $ 7,590
conceptual photography:  Pulse Sand by Beatrice Hug
Pulse Sand
Beatrice Hug
$ 2,390
conceptual photography:  Freddie by André Monet
Freddie
André Monet
from $ 449 to $ 1,999
conceptual photography:  Prada Marfa  8:36PM by Adam Mørk
Prada Marfa 8:36PM
Adam Mørk
$ 1,599
conceptual photography:  Kate by André Monet
Kate
André Monet
from $ 449 to $ 2,690
conceptual photography:  Kate by Renaud Delorme
Kate
Renaud Delorme
$ 5,290
conceptual photography:  The Tender Land 5 by Isabelle Menin
The Tender Land 5
Isabelle Menin
from $ 599 to $ 949
conceptual photography:  Antoinette Tropical by Olaf Hajek
Antoinette Tropical
Olaf Hajek
$ 2,390
conceptual photography:  Jungle by Sanda Anderlon
Jungle
Sanda Anderlon
conceptual photography:  Peeping by Joseph Cela
Peeping
Joseph Cela
conceptual photography:  Coming Home, Timeless Machine by Irene Kung
Coming Home, Timeless Machine
Irene Kung
from $ 949 to $ 1,999
conceptual photography:  Hochlandrind III by Claudio Gotsch
Hochlandrind III
Claudio Gotsch
from $ 999 to $ 2,690
conceptual photography:  Life goes on II by Ysabel Lemay
Life goes on II
Ysabel Lemay
from $ 649 to $ 6,590
conceptual photography:  Isabelle´s View by Luc Dratwa
Isabelle´s View
Luc Dratwa
from $ 549 to $ 6,390
conceptual photography:  Sunset in Midtown NYC by Jack Marijnissen
Sunset in Midtown NYC
Jack Marijnissen
$ 2,990
conceptual photography:  Irene's Wave by Matthew Cusick
Irene's Wave
Matthew Cusick
from $ 799 to $ 2,390
conceptual photography:  Seesaw Seascape X by Wolfgang Uhlig
Seesaw Seascape X
Wolfgang Uhlig
$ 4,590
conceptual photography:  Crown Cranes Explore New Terrain by Pat Swain
Crown Cranes Explore New Terrain
Pat Swain
from $ 499 to $ 1,799
conceptual photography:  Lucent by Roman Johnston
Lucent
Roman Johnston
from $ 999 to $ 1,999
conceptual photography:  WHAM! by Joe Mcdermott
WHAM!
Joe Mcdermott
$ 1,299
conceptual photography:  Cycle by Daniel Marin
Cycle
Daniel Marin
from $ 549 to $ 1,199
conceptual photography:  Blue Rhapsody by Heiko Hellwig
Blue Rhapsody
Heiko Hellwig
from $ 499 to $ 1,499
conceptual photography:  Korin Tanquility  by Takashi Murakami
Korin Tanquility
Takashi Murakami
conceptual photography:  After Work I by Sebastian Magnani
After Work I
Sebastian Magnani
conceptual photography:  Let it be by Mr. Pinkbrush
Let it be
Mr. Pinkbrush
from $ 1,199 to $ 1,999
conceptual photography:  Miami Beach by Paul Fuentes
Miami Beach
Paul Fuentes
from $ 479 to $ 1,459
conceptual photography:  Maestosità by Sven Fennema
Maestosità
Sven Fennema
from $ 1,049 to $ 1,799
conceptual photography:  Fragments of Hanoi by Peter Stewart
Fragments of Hanoi
Peter Stewart
from $ 1,299 to $ 2,990
conceptual photography:  Alexander Platz Fernsehturm by Johannes Weinsheimer
Alexander Platz Fernsehturm
Johannes Weinsheimer
$ 99
conceptual photography:  Frida by Olaf Hajek
Frida
Olaf Hajek
from $ 599 to $ 1,299
conceptual photography:  Stained by Alexander Khokhlov
Stained
Alexander Khokhlov
from $ 599 to $ 1,299
conceptual photography:  An Egret Contemplates: Truly I am the Center of the World by Pat Swain
An Egret Contemplates: Truly I am the Center of the World
Pat Swain
from $ 1,049 to $ 2,990
conceptual photography:  Hunters and Victims by Svetlana Melik - Nubarova
Hunters and Victims
Svetlana Melik - Nubarova
from $ 449 to $ 1,399
conceptual photography:  Pablo by André Monet
Pablo
André Monet
from $ 449 to $ 1,999
conceptual photography:  The Scenic Route, 2020 by Natasha Chomko
The Scenic Route, 2020
Natasha Chomko
$ 549
conceptual photography:  NYC Penguins - Part II by Robert Jahns
NYC Penguins - Part II
Robert Jahns
from $ 449 to $ 969
conceptual photography:  Dream River 07 by Isabelle Menin
Dream River 07
Isabelle Menin
from $ 599 to $ 5,390
conceptual photography:  David II by André Monet
David II
André Monet
from $ 449 to $ 2,690
conceptual photography:  Love Me Forever, Yves Saint Laurent Atelier by Jason Schmidt | Trunk Archive
Love Me Forever, Yves Saint Laurent Atelier
Jason Schmidt | Trunk Archive
$ 2,990
conceptual photography:  I'll Be Your Summer 05 by Isabelle Menin
I'll Be Your Summer 05
Isabelle Menin
$ 999
conceptual photography:  Mick by André Monet
Mick
André Monet
from $ 449 to $ 2,390
conceptual photography:  SALT II by Tom Hegen
SALT II
Tom Hegen
from $ 849 to $ 2,190
conceptual photography:  Prada Marfa 8:48PM by Adam Mørk
Prada Marfa 8:48PM
Adam Mørk
from $ 399 to $ 1,299
conceptual photography:  Shade of Blue by Tim Mckenna
Shade of Blue
Tim Mckenna
from $ 799 to $ 1,399
conceptual photography:  Day Dreaming at the Summer Pool by Soo Burnell
Day Dreaming at the Summer Pool
Soo Burnell
from $ 899 to $ 1,299
conceptual photography:  St. Pete Beach II by Dean West
St. Pete Beach II
Dean West
from $ 899 to $ 2,990
conceptual photography:  The Triumph Of Form by Andrey Yakovlev & Lili Aleeva
The Triumph Of Form
Andrey Yakovlev & Lili Aleeva
from $ 549 to $ 2,290
conceptual photography:  Serene Garden by Massimo Colonna
Serene Garden
Massimo Colonna
from $ 899 to $ 2,990
conceptual photography:  Nora´s Sight by Luc Dratwa
Nora´s Sight
Luc Dratwa
from $ 1,599 to $ 5,290
conceptual photography:  Tara by Christoph Schrein
Tara
Christoph Schrein
$ 1,599
conceptual photography:  Antoinette Golden Tear by Olaf Hajek
Antoinette Golden Tear
Olaf Hajek
$ 699
conceptual photography:  Reconcile by Erin Cone
Reconcile
Erin Cone
$ 549
conceptual photography:  Cate by André Monet
Cate
André Monet
$ 499
conceptual photography:  Countenance by Erin Cone
Countenance
Erin Cone
$ 399
conceptual photography:  Falter by Erin Cone
Falter
Erin Cone
$ 549
conceptual photography:  Discourse II by Erin Cone
Discourse II
Erin Cone
$ 399
conceptual photography:  Your Head is Full of Birdies by Peperina Magenta
Your Head is Full of Birdies
Peperina Magenta
$ 449



An Introduction to Conceptual Art

There is no one medium to which conceptual art refers. Instead it refers to work in photography, painting, writing, and installation-art which propagates and incarnates the notion that all art is at bottom the manifestation of a concept. Perhaps the most famous work of conceptual art ever produced was Marcel Duchamp's Fountain. In a 1969 essay, referring to the Fountain, the conceptual artist Joseph Kosuth declared that "art only exists conceptually", and therefore all artists, even despite themselves, were conceptual artists.

Like its affiliate movements in pop art or abstract expressionism, conceptual art has has long turned on ideas of reproducibility, infinity, numericality, and authorship. In today's visual vocabulary, conceptual art refers above all to temporary exhibitions consisting of throwaway objects, videos, or other arrangements which are present as "installations" in museums and galleries. Another very visible technique inspired by conceptual art is that of performance art, as in the work of Maria Abramović and Stelarc.

The most distinctive feature of conceptual art is perhaps this: that it invites the viewer to impose meaning on the artwork, the artist having ceded her sovereignty over its interpretation.

The History of Conceptual Art

Conceptual art first took rise as a distinct movement in the 1960's, within the current of anti-formalism which in various genres and media has come to be definitive of American high art. The phrase "concept art" was first coined by the artist Henry Flynt in a 1961 essay. He described an artistic form which was in the process of separating itsef from the traditional media and vocabulary of art.

The next major milestone in the history of conceptual art was Sol LeWitt's famous "Paragraphs on Conceptual Art," a several-page essay containing LeWitt's ruminations on conceptual art, submitted to the magazine ArtForum. LeWitt endeavored to lay down some of the parameters of conceptual art as he understood it at the time.

In his view, conceptual art presented a departure from the feedback loop between form and content (or "arrangement") in which traditional and modernist art consisted. Instead, conceptual art was oriented to the notion of the work of art as the manifestation of a concept, in which the execution of an artwork took backseat to its conception and to its planning as a reproducible design meant to enshrine the concept in the center. In LeWitt's words, "[t]he idea becomes a machine that makes the art". The concept here becomes the measure of the artwork: "Conceptual art is only good when the idea is good."

Conceptual Photography

Where most other types of photography are about capturing and rendering an object of perception, conceptual photography is at bottom about an idea.

The relationship of photography to conceptual art is at once difficult to circumscribe and of obvious importance for the history of conceptual art. In its essence, conceptual art takes off from insights about authorship, intentionality, and craft in an age in which art is reproducible, insights which were originally ceded by photography and printing.

Some conceptual artists working with photography did not lay stress on it as a discrete medium. Richard Long and Dennis Oppenheim, for example, used cameras to document their performances and ephemeral installations, without however giving a great deal of thought to the role of photography in their documentation. For them, photography was as simple as pen and paper, and had the same function. In fact, because of its popular status as a mode of documentation, photography introduced an element of subtle humor to their work, as it seemed to give it the fixity and importance of something out of a newspaper or textbook. This strategy was not uncommon among early conceptual artists. Performance artists and creators of temporary artworks often dissociated themselves from photography as a medium, while making abundant use of it to record their efforts.

Other conceptual artists like Ed Ruschka or Bruce Naumann used photography in the creation of artworks which depicted words, public spaces, and sculptural installations as part of larger conceptual meditations on meaning, language, and aesthetic coherence. These conceptual photographers, by making photography a central element in their artworks, broke away from contemporaries who were only leveraging photography in the service of what they understood the conceptual artwork to be, and inaugarated the mainstream use of photography in conceptual art.


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