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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:  New Yorker by Sandra Rauch
New Yorker
Sandra Rauch
from $ 999 to $ 4,790
conceptual photography:  Taking-Off, 21:45 by Luc Dratwa
Taking-Off, 21:45
Luc Dratwa
$ 1,999
conceptual photography:  Lazarus LV by Gavin Evans
Lazarus LV
Gavin Evans
from $ 1,799 to $ 3,990
conceptual photography:  The Lady of the Ibis by Daria Petrilli
The Lady of the Ibis
Daria Petrilli
from $ 549 to $ 1,699
conceptual photography:  Red Maple Tree by Massimo Colonna
Red Maple Tree
Massimo Colonna
from $ 749 to $ 2,790
conceptual photography:  Jack Nicholson by Classic Collection I
Jack Nicholson
Classic Collection I
from $ 119 to $ 239
conceptual photography:  Butterfly XII by Heiko Hellwig
Butterfly XII
Heiko Hellwig
$ 1,599
conceptual photography:  After Work I by Sebastian Magnani
After Work I
Sebastian Magnani
$ 2,590
conceptual photography:  Ali by André Monet
Ali
André Monet
from $ 449 to $ 2,390
conceptual photography:  Prada Marfa  8:36PM by Adam Mørk
Prada Marfa 8:36PM
Adam Mørk
from $ 499 to $ 1,399
conceptual photography:  The Book I by Sebastian Magnani
The Book I
Sebastian Magnani
from $ 899 to $ 2,190
conceptual photography:  Kiss me now... by Peperina Magenta
Kiss me now...
Peperina Magenta
from $ 449 to $ 749
conceptual photography:  Pulse Flash by Beatrice Hug
Pulse Flash
Beatrice Hug
$ 2,990
conceptual photography:  Bloom by Ysabel Lemay
Bloom
Ysabel Lemay
from $ 1,799 to $ 4,990
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:  WHAM! by Joe Mcdermott
WHAM!
Joe Mcdermott
$ 1,299
conceptual photography:  Isabelle´s View by Luc Dratwa
Isabelle´s View
Luc Dratwa
from $ 549 to $ 6,390
conceptual photography:  NYC Penguins - Part II by Robert Jahns
NYC Penguins - Part II
Robert Jahns
from $ 449 to $ 969
conceptual photography:  Penny&Wuffy by Federico Naef
Penny&Wuffy
Federico Naef
from $ 339 to $ 1,999
conceptual photography:  Miami Beach by Paul Fuentes
Miami Beach
Paul Fuentes
from $ 479 to $ 1,459
conceptual photography:  Pool 23 by Carl Miller
Pool 23
Carl Miller
from $ 1,299 to $ 2,990
conceptual photography:  Apelles painting Campaspe, van Haecht (II) by Lluis Barba Cantos
Apelles painting Campaspe, van Haecht (II)
Lluis Barba Cantos
from $ 1,299 to $ 2,390
conceptual photography:  On the river by Vladimir Proshin
On the river
Vladimir Proshin
$ 1,999
conceptual photography:  Antoinette Tropical by Olaf Hajek
Antoinette Tropical
Olaf Hajek
from $ 949 to $ 2,390
conceptual photography:  Reconcile by Erin Cone
Reconcile
Erin Cone
$ 549
conceptual photography:  Nora´s Sight by Luc Dratwa
Nora´s Sight
Luc Dratwa
from $ 1,399 to $ 5,290
conceptual photography:  Kate by André Monet
Kate
André Monet
from $ 449 to $ 2,390
conceptual photography:  Serene Garden by Massimo Colonna
Serene Garden
Massimo Colonna
from $ 899 to $ 2,990
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:  THE SECRET II by Joe Mcdermott
THE SECRET II
Joe Mcdermott
from $ 999 to $ 1,999
conceptual photography:  SALT WORKS I by Tom Hegen
SALT WORKS I
Tom Hegen
from $ 849 to $ 2,190
conceptual photography:  The Tender Land 5 by Isabelle Menin
The Tender Land 5
Isabelle Menin
from $ 499 to $ 1,999
conceptual photography:  Peeping by Joseph Cela
Peeping
Joseph Cela
conceptual photography:  An Homage to IKB 1957 From a Set of 3                      by Takashi Murakami
An Homage to IKB 1957 From a Set of 3
Takashi Murakami
conceptual photography:  Korin Tanquility  by Takashi Murakami
Korin Tanquility
Takashi Murakami
conceptual photography:  The Golden Age: Korin - Kansei  by Takashi Murakami
The Golden Age: Korin - Kansei
Takashi Murakami
conceptual photography:  An Homage to Mono Pink 1960 From a Set of 3    by Takashi Murakami
An Homage to Mono Pink 1960 From a Set of 3
Takashi Murakami
conceptual photography:  An Homage to Mono Gold 1960 From a Set of 3       by Takashi Murakami
An Homage to Mono Gold 1960 From a Set of 3
Takashi Murakami
conceptual photography:  WE ARE THE SQUARE JOCULAR CLAN (3) by Takashi Murakami
WE ARE THE SQUARE JOCULAR CLAN (3)
Takashi Murakami
conceptual photography:  WE ARE THE SQUARE JOCULAR CLAN (2) by Takashi Murakami
WE ARE THE SQUARE JOCULAR CLAN (2)
Takashi Murakami
conceptual photography:  WE ARE THE SQUARE JOCULAR CLAN (4) by Takashi Murakami
WE ARE THE SQUARE JOCULAR CLAN (4)
Takashi Murakami
conceptual photography:  WE ARE THE SQUARE JOCULAR CLAN (5) by Takashi Murakami
WE ARE THE SQUARE JOCULAR CLAN (5)
Takashi Murakami
conceptual photography:  WE ARE THE SQUARE JOCULAR CLAN (6) by Takashi Murakami
WE ARE THE SQUARE JOCULAR CLAN (6)
Takashi Murakami
conceptual photography:  WE ARE THE SQUARE JOCULAR CLAN (7) by Takashi Murakami
WE ARE THE SQUARE JOCULAR CLAN (7)
Takashi Murakami
conceptual photography:  WE ARE THE SQUARE JOCULAR CLAN (8) by Takashi Murakami
WE ARE THE SQUARE JOCULAR CLAN (8)
Takashi Murakami
conceptual photography:  WE ARE THE SQUARE JOCULAR CLAN (9) by Takashi Murakami
WE ARE THE SQUARE JOCULAR CLAN (9)
Takashi Murakami
conceptual photography:  WE ARE THE SQUARE JOCULAR CLAN (10) by Takashi Murakami
WE ARE THE SQUARE JOCULAR CLAN (10)
Takashi Murakami
conceptual photography:  WE ARE THE SQUARE JOCULAR CLAN (1) by Takashi Murakami
WE ARE THE SQUARE JOCULAR CLAN (1)
Takashi Murakami
conceptual photography:  Chevron North - NY by Zaha Hadid
Chevron North - NY
Zaha Hadid
conceptual photography:  Le Buste III Metallic Silver by Hush
Le Buste III Metallic Silver
Hush
conceptual photography:  Le Buste III Metallic Gold by Hush
Le Buste III Metallic Gold
Hush
conceptual photography:  "bloom v7.1" by René Twigge
"bloom v7.1"
René Twigge
$ 3,690
conceptual photography:  Yogin no3 by Tomáš Paule
Yogin no3
Tomáš Paule
from $ 399 to $ 1,199
conceptual photography:  R2 vs. Speedbump by Daniel Picard
R2 vs. Speedbump
Daniel Picard
from $ 1,049 to $ 1,599
conceptual photography:  The playtime by Andrea Koporova
The playtime
Andrea Koporova
from $ 449 to $ 1,499
conceptual photography:  Escape by Andrea Koporova
Escape
Andrea Koporova
from $ 449 to $ 1,499
conceptual photography:  In the Sky by Andrea Koporova
In the Sky
Andrea Koporova
from $ 449 to $ 1,499
conceptual photography:  Relax by Andrea Koporova
Relax
Andrea Koporova
from $ 849 to $ 1,199
conceptual photography:  Botanical I by Katalin Vasali
Botanical I
Katalin Vasali
from $ 1,049 to $ 1,599
conceptual photography:  Swimmers at the Turkish Baths by Soo Burnell
Swimmers at the Turkish Baths
Soo Burnell
from $ 749 to $ 1,199
conceptual photography:  Wetlands by Noel Myles
Wetlands
Noel Myles
from $ 949 to $ 3,690
conceptual photography:  A Short Film of December by Noel Myles
A Short Film of December
Noel Myles
from $ 1,049 to $ 1,999
conceptual photography:  Florescence XI  by Juan Fortes
Florescence XI
Juan Fortes
from $ 459 to $ 2,390
conceptual photography:  Florescence VI  by Juan Fortes
Florescence VI
Juan Fortes
from $ 499 to $ 2,390
conceptual photography:  Florescence XII  by Juan Fortes
Florescence XII
Juan Fortes
from $ 499 to $ 2,490
conceptual photography:  Empire by Sabine Wild
Empire
Sabine Wild
from $ 849 to $ 1,999
conceptual photography:  Formentor by Josh Von Staudach
Formentor
Josh Von Staudach
from $ 899 to $ 1,499
conceptual photography:  Salines by Josh Von Staudach
Salines
Josh Von Staudach
from $ 1,099 to $ 1,999
conceptual photography:  Glut der Ägäis by Josh Von Staudach
Glut der Ägäis
Josh Von Staudach
from $ 1,099 to $ 1,999
conceptual photography:  The red umbrella  by Christophe Jacrot
The red umbrella
Christophe Jacrot
from $ 649 to $ 1,599
conceptual photography:  Nuit blanche by Christophe Jacrot
Nuit blanche
Christophe Jacrot
from $ 649 to $ 1,599
conceptual photography:  Sea of Tranquility by Derek Gores
Sea of Tranquility
Derek Gores
from $ 449 to $ 1,099
conceptual photography:  Garden by Daniel Marin
Garden
Daniel Marin
from $ 449 to $ 1,099
conceptual photography:  The King is Dead by Daniel Marin
The King is Dead
Daniel Marin
from $ 649 to $ 1,299
conceptual photography:  WYWH I by Daniel Marin
WYWH I
Daniel Marin
from $ 449 to $ 1,099
conceptual photography:  Runway I by Tom Hegen
Runway I
Tom Hegen
from $ 649 to $ 2,190
conceptual photography:  Pool Time by Elena Iv - Skaya
Pool Time
Elena Iv - Skaya
from $ 649 to $ 1,299
conceptual photography:  Les Mystères De L’Horizon I by Elena Iv - Skaya
Les Mystères De L’Horizon I
Elena Iv - Skaya
from $ 649 to $ 1,599



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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