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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:  The Lady of the Ibis by Daria Petrilli
The Lady of the Ibis
Daria Petrilli
from $ 549 to $ 1,399
conceptual photography:  Taking-Off, 21:45 by Luc Dratwa
Taking-Off, 21:45
Luc Dratwa
from $ 599 to $ 1,699
conceptual photography:  Lazarus LV by Gavin Evans
Lazarus LV
Gavin Evans
from $ 1,799 to $ 3,790
conceptual photography:  Swim Girls at Molitor by Soo Burnell
Swim Girls at Molitor
Soo Burnell
$ 1,199
conceptual photography:  Penny&Wuffy by Federico Naef
Penny&Wuffy
Federico Naef
from $ 339 to $ 1,999
conceptual photography:  Up To The Sky by Isabelle Menin
Up To The Sky
Isabelle Menin
from $ 1,299 to $ 3,990
conceptual photography:  NYC Penguins - Part II by Robert Jahns
NYC Penguins - Part II
Robert Jahns
from $ 449 to $ 969
conceptual photography:  Coffee and News by Sebastian Magnani
Coffee and News
Sebastian Magnani
from $ 1,599 to $ 2,290
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:  Antoinette Golden Tear by Olaf Hajek
Antoinette Golden Tear
Olaf Hajek
from $ 599 to $ 1,599
conceptual photography:  Butterfly XII by Heiko Hellwig
Butterfly XII
Heiko Hellwig
$ 1,399
conceptual photography:  Peeping by Joseph Cela
Peeping
Joseph Cela
conceptual photography:  Saint Tropez Boats by Tommy Clarke
Saint Tropez Boats
Tommy Clarke
$ 1,099
conceptual photography:  CUBA I by Werner Pawlok
CUBA I
Werner Pawlok
$ 2,790
conceptual photography:  John & Ringo by Classic Collection I
John & Ringo
Classic Collection I
from $ 119 to $ 239
conceptual photography:  After Work I by Sebastian Magnani
After Work I
Sebastian Magnani
$ 2,290
conceptual photography:  Dream River 07 by Isabelle Menin
Dream River 07
Isabelle Menin
from $ 499 to $ 5,390
conceptual photography:  Man in Space by Paul Van Hoeydonck
Man in Space
Paul Van Hoeydonck
conceptual photography:  St. Pete Beach II by Dean West
St. Pete Beach II
Dean West
from $ 899 to $ 2,990
conceptual photography:  I'll Be Your Summer 05 by Isabelle Menin
I'll Be Your Summer 05
Isabelle Menin
$ 899
conceptual photography:  Junge Heimat by Claudio Gotsch
Junge Heimat
Claudio Gotsch
$ 2,290
conceptual photography:  Nora´s Sight by Luc Dratwa
Nora´s Sight
Luc Dratwa
from $ 1,399 to $ 5,290
conceptual photography:  THE SECRET II by Joe Mcdermott
THE SECRET II
Joe Mcdermott
from $ 899 to $ 1,999
conceptual photography:  Only In Your Heart by Isabelle Menin
Only In Your Heart
Isabelle Menin
from $ 999 to $ 5,790
conceptual photography:  The Tender Land 5 by Isabelle Menin
The Tender Land 5
Isabelle Menin
from $ 499 to $ 1,299
conceptual photography:  Rain-Bow 14 by Stephanie Ho
Rain-Bow 14
Stephanie Ho
from $ 599 to $ 999
conceptual photography:  Frozen Planet 68 by Stephanie Ho
Frozen Planet 68
Stephanie Ho
from $ 599 to $ 1,099
conceptual photography:  Sky Fall 34 by Stephanie Ho
Sky Fall 34
Stephanie Ho
from $ 599 to $ 999
conceptual photography:  Frozen Planet 62 by Stephanie Ho
Frozen Planet 62
Stephanie Ho
from $ 599 to $ 999
conceptual photography:  The Cure - Emerald Green/Powder Pink/Victorian Purple by Damien Hirst
The Cure - Emerald Green/Powder Pink/Victorian Purple
Damien Hirst
conceptual photography:  The Cure - Atomic tangerine/Cornflower Blue/Ice Blue by Damien Hirst
The Cure - Atomic tangerine/Cornflower Blue/Ice Blue
Damien Hirst
conceptual photography:  The Cure - Cream/Aubergine/Pea Green by Damien Hirst
The Cure - Cream/Aubergine/Pea Green
Damien Hirst
conceptual photography:  The Cure - Sienna Red/Tangerine/Light Tangerine by Damien Hirst
The Cure - Sienna Red/Tangerine/Light Tangerine
Damien Hirst
conceptual photography:  The Cure - Caramel/Grape/Mustard by Damien Hirst
The Cure - Caramel/Grape/Mustard
Damien Hirst
conceptual photography:  The Cure - Chocolate/Emerald Green/Lime Green by Damien Hirst
The Cure - Chocolate/Emerald Green/Lime Green
Damien Hirst
conceptual photography:  The Cure - Sherbet Green/Royal Blue/Ocean Blue by Damien Hirst
The Cure - Sherbet Green/Royal Blue/Ocean Blue
Damien Hirst
conceptual photography:  I Love You - gold leaf, turquoise, oriental gold by Damien Hirst
I Love You - gold leaf, turquoise, oriental gold
Damien Hirst
conceptual photography:  I Love You - white, coral, oriental gold, cool gold by Damien Hirst
I Love You - white, coral, oriental gold, cool gold
Damien Hirst
conceptual photography:  INFINITY by Takashi Murakami
INFINITY
Takashi Murakami
conceptual photography:  Dazzling Circus Embrace Peace and Darkness by Takashi Murakami
Dazzling Circus Embrace Peace and Darkness
Takashi Murakami
conceptual photography:  Flowers of Hope by Takashi Murakami
Flowers of Hope
Takashi Murakami
conceptual photography:  WE ARE THE JOCULAR CLAN (3) by Takashi Murakami
WE ARE THE JOCULAR CLAN (3)
Takashi Murakami
conceptual photography:  WE ARE THE JOCULAR CLAN (4) by Takashi Murakami
WE ARE THE JOCULAR CLAN (4)
Takashi Murakami
conceptual photography:  WE ARE THE JOCULAR CLAN (5) by Takashi Murakami
WE ARE THE JOCULAR CLAN (5)
Takashi Murakami
conceptual photography:  WE ARE THE JOCULAR CLAN (6) by Takashi Murakami
WE ARE THE JOCULAR CLAN (6)
Takashi Murakami
conceptual photography:  WE ARE THE JOCULAR CLAN (7) by Takashi Murakami
WE ARE THE JOCULAR CLAN (7)
Takashi Murakami
conceptual photography:  WE ARE THE JOCULAR CLAN (8) by Takashi Murakami
WE ARE THE JOCULAR CLAN (8)
Takashi Murakami
conceptual photography:  WE ARE THE JOCULAR CLAN (9) by Takashi Murakami
WE ARE THE JOCULAR CLAN (9)
Takashi Murakami
conceptual photography:  WE ARE THE JOCULAR CLAN (10) by Takashi Murakami
WE ARE THE JOCULAR CLAN (10)
Takashi Murakami
conceptual photography:  WE ARE THE JOCULAR CLAN (1) by Takashi Murakami
WE ARE THE JOCULAR CLAN (1)
Takashi Murakami
conceptual photography:  WE ARE THE JOCULAR CLAN (2) by Takashi Murakami
WE ARE THE JOCULAR CLAN (2)
Takashi Murakami
conceptual photography:  Kate by André Monet
Kate
André Monet
from $ 1,199 to $ 1,999
conceptual photography:  Bloom by Ysabel Lemay
Bloom
Ysabel Lemay
from $ 599 to $ 4,990
conceptual photography:  Holocene by Ray Collins
Holocene
Ray Collins
from $ 799 to $ 1,999
conceptual photography:  Incantata III by Sven Fennema
Incantata III
Sven Fennema
from $ 1,099 to $ 1,699
conceptual photography:  Pulse Orange Jaune by Beatrice Hug
Pulse Orange Jaune
Beatrice Hug
$ 2,790
conceptual photography:  Prada Marfa  8:36PM by Adam Mørk
Prada Marfa 8:36PM
Adam Mørk
from $ 399 to $ 1,399
conceptual photography:  Buena Vista by Olaf Hajek
Buena Vista
Olaf Hajek
$ 1,799
conceptual photography:  Kiss me now... by Peperina Magenta
Kiss me now...
Peperina Magenta
$ 749
conceptual photography:  Crown Cranes Explore New Terrain by Pat Swain
Crown Cranes Explore New Terrain
Pat Swain
from $ 499 to $ 1,799
conceptual photography:  Taking-Off, 14:35 by Luc Dratwa
Taking-Off, 14:35
Luc Dratwa
from $ 549 to $ 1,699
conceptual photography:  Landing, 06:30 by Luc Dratwa
Landing, 06:30
Luc Dratwa
from $ 549 to $ 1,699
conceptual photography:  Lucent by Roman Johnston
Lucent
Roman Johnston
from $ 999 to $ 1,999
conceptual photography:  Salt Works VI by Tom Hegen
Salt Works VI
Tom Hegen
from $ 649 to $ 2,190
conceptual photography:  Salt Works IV by Tom Hegen
Salt Works IV
Tom Hegen
from $ 649 to $ 2,190
conceptual photography:  Salt Works V by Tom Hegen
Salt Works V
Tom Hegen
from $ 649 to $ 2,190
conceptual photography:  Landing, 05:43 by Luc Dratwa
Landing, 05:43
Luc Dratwa
from $ 499 to $ 1,599
conceptual photography:  Taking-Off, 17:21 by Luc Dratwa
Taking-Off, 17:21
Luc Dratwa
from $ 499 to $ 1,599
conceptual photography:  After Work II by Sebastian Magnani
After Work II
Sebastian Magnani
$ 2,290
conceptual photography:  Lost Flamingos and Some Acquaintances by Pat Swain
Lost Flamingos and Some Acquaintances
Pat Swain
conceptual photography:  The Modern Paradise - Miami Beach 3 by Mijoo Kim & Minjin Kang
The Modern Paradise - Miami Beach 3
Mijoo Kim & Minjin Kang
from $ 399 to $ 749
conceptual photography:  Blushing Bride by Bruce Boyd
Blushing Bride
Bruce Boyd
from $ 899 to $ 2,390
conceptual photography:  Sanke by Heiko Hellwig
Sanke
Heiko Hellwig
$ 239
conceptual photography:  Highlander II by Claudio Gotsch
Highlander II
Claudio Gotsch
$ 239
conceptual photography:  Sophie by Claudio Gotsch
Sophie
Claudio Gotsch
$ 239
conceptual photography:  The Beatles Running in "A Hard Days Night" by Classic Collection I
The Beatles Running in "A Hard Days Night"
Classic Collection I
from $ 119 to $ 239
conceptual photography:  Jack Nicholson by Classic Collection I
Jack Nicholson
Classic Collection I
from $ 119 to $ 239
conceptual photography:  Life goes on II by Ysabel Lemay
Life goes on II
Ysabel Lemay
from $ 649 to $ 6,590
conceptual photography:  Corn starch by Sonja L.
Corn starch
Sonja L.
from $ 399 to $ 749
conceptual photography:  New York in Spring by Johannes Weinsheimer
New York in Spring
Johannes Weinsheimer
$ 99



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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