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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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  Life goes on by Ysabel Lemay
Life goes on
Ysabel Lemay
from $ 749 to $ 6,990
  If Only by Luc Dratwa
If Only
Luc Dratwa
from $ 1,199 to $ 5,190
  Peeping by Joseph Cela
Peeping
Joseph Cela
$ 1,049
  Antoinette Golden Tear by Olaf Hajek
Antoinette Golden Tear
Olaf Hajek
from $ 599 to $ 1,399
  NYC Penguins - Part II by Robert Jahns
NYC Penguins - Part II
Robert Jahns
from $ 449 to $ 969
  THE SECRET II by Joe Mcdermott
THE SECRET II
Joe Mcdermott
from $ 849 to $ 1,599
  Butterfly XII by Heiko Hellwig
Butterfly XII
Heiko Hellwig
from $ 499 to $ 1,299
  Etude Pour Un Apres Midi 06 by Isabelle Menin
Etude Pour Un Apres Midi 06
Isabelle Menin
from $ 599 to $ 1,149
  Penny&Wuffy by Federico Naef
Penny&Wuffy
Federico Naef
from $ 339 to $ 1,999
  Freddie by André Monet
Freddie
André Monet
from $ 1,049 to $ 1,999
  The Lady of the Ibis by Daria Petrilli
The Lady of the Ibis
Daria Petrilli
from $ 499 to $ 1,099
  Tara by Christoph Schrein
Tara
Christoph Schrein
$ 1,399
  Kiss me now... by Peperina Magenta
Kiss me now...
Peperina Magenta
$ 699
  Crown Cranes Explore New Terrain by Pat Swain
Crown Cranes Explore New Terrain
Pat Swain
from $ 499 to $ 1,799
  Lucent by Roman Johnston
Lucent
Roman Johnston
from $ 899 to $ 1,799
  Dressed for Spring by Roman Johnston
Dressed for Spring
Roman Johnston
$ 1,049
  On the river by Vladimir Proshin
On the river
Vladimir Proshin
from $ 1,199 to $ 1,799
  The Triumph Of Form by Andrey Yakovlev & Lili Aleeva
The Triumph Of Form
Andrey Yakovlev & Lili Aleeva
from $ 499 to $ 2,190
  I'll Be Your Summer 05 by Isabelle Menin
I'll Be Your Summer 05
Isabelle Menin
from $ 699 to $ 1,199
  David Bowie OE2 by Gavin Evans
David Bowie OE2
Gavin Evans
from $ 129 to $ 359
  BIG C by Devin Miles
BIG C
Devin Miles
from $ 699 to $ 2,490
  David Bowie OE45 by Gavin Evans
David Bowie OE45
Gavin Evans
from $ 129 to $ 359
  Junge Heimat by Claudio Gotsch
Junge Heimat
Claudio Gotsch
from $ 899 to $ 1,999
  SALT WORKS II by Tom Hegen
SALT WORKS II
Tom Hegen
from $ 649 to $ 1,999
  Lost Flamingos and Some Acquaintances by Pat Swain
Lost Flamingos and Some Acquaintances
Pat Swain
from $ 599 to $ 2,790
  Amadores South by Tommy Clarke
Amadores South
Tommy Clarke
from $ 899 to $ 1,799
  Voluptuary by Benjamin Kaufmann
Voluptuary
Benjamin Kaufmann
$ 1,299
  Treescape I by Christiane Zschommler
Treescape I
Christiane Zschommler
$ 3,790
  Durhamstown Castle by Pep Ventosa
Durhamstown Castle
Pep Ventosa
from $ 599 to $ 1,399
  Stanford, One by Pep Ventosa
Stanford, One
Pep Ventosa
from $ 749 to $ 1,199
  Ali by André Monet
Ali
André Monet
from $ 1,199 to $ 2,290
  Bamboo V by André Wagner
Bamboo V
André Wagner
from $ 899 to $ 1,799
  Bamboo III by André Wagner
Bamboo III
André Wagner
from $ 899 to $ 1,799
  Buena Vista by Olaf Hajek
Buena Vista
Olaf Hajek
$ 1,799
  Your Head is Full of Birdies by Peperina Magenta
Your Head is Full of Birdies
Peperina Magenta
$ 899
  Balloon Rabbit (Violett) by Jeff Koons
Balloon Rabbit (Violett)
Jeff Koons
  NYC Sunrise by Armand Dijcks
NYC Sunrise
Armand Dijcks
$ 1,299
  NYC Magic Hour by Armand Dijcks
NYC Magic Hour
Armand Dijcks
$ 2,290
  NYC Sunset by Armand Dijcks
NYC Sunset
Armand Dijcks
$ 1,299
  Madone Byzantine by Christian Lacroix
Madone Byzantine
Christian Lacroix
$ 749
  Madone Nubienne by Christian Lacroix
Madone Nubienne
Christian Lacroix
$ 749
  Madone Atalante by Christian Lacroix
Madone Atalante
Christian Lacroix
$ 749
  Island Sky by Hengki Koentjoro
Island Sky
Hengki Koentjoro
from $ 399 to $ 699
  Freedom by Hengki Koentjoro
Freedom
Hengki Koentjoro
from $ 399 to $ 699
  Sanur Beach by Hengki Koentjoro
Sanur Beach
Hengki Koentjoro
from $ 399 to $ 699
  Frenzy by Hengki Koentjoro
Frenzy
Hengki Koentjoro
from $ 399 to $ 699
  Anti-pop Andy by Loui Jover
Anti-pop Andy
Loui Jover
from $ 299 to $ 449
  Hello Dali by Loui Jover
Hello Dali
Loui Jover
from $ 349 to $ 449
  Bangkok Bazaar by Peter Stewart
Bangkok Bazaar
Peter Stewart
from $ 1,199 to $ 2,790
  Bergwellen V by Daniel Reiter
Bergwellen V
Daniel Reiter
from $ 1,099 to $ 1,999
  Bergwellen IV by Daniel Reiter
Bergwellen IV
Daniel Reiter
from $ 1,099 to $ 1,999
  Malibu Pier by Larry Yust
Malibu Pier
Larry Yust
from $ 499 to $ 1,099
  Manhattan Beach Pier by Larry Yust
Manhattan Beach Pier
Larry Yust
from $ 499 to $ 1,099
  Butterfly XIV by Heiko Hellwig
Butterfly XIV
Heiko Hellwig
$ 1,299
  Butterfly XIII by Heiko Hellwig
Butterfly XIII
Heiko Hellwig
$ 1,299
  After Work I by Sebastian Magnani
After Work I
Sebastian Magnani
from $ 649 to $ 1,199
  The variety of life by Horst & Daniel Zielske
The variety of life
Horst & Daniel Zielske
from $ 1,799 to $ 2,990
  Beach Scene II by Patrick Tschudi
Beach Scene II
Patrick Tschudi
from $ 999 to $ 1,999
  Beach Scene III by Patrick Tschudi
Beach Scene III
Patrick Tschudi
from $ 999 to $ 1,999
  Beach Scene IV by Patrick Tschudi
Beach Scene IV
Patrick Tschudi
from $ 1,099 to $ 1,999
  Elevated by Tim Mckenna
Elevated
Tim Mckenna
$ 899
  Surreal Perfection by Tim Mckenna
Surreal Perfection
Tim Mckenna
$ 1,099
  Monolithe by Tim Mckenna
Monolithe
Tim Mckenna
$ 1,099
  Illégal by Eric Otto
Illégal
Eric Otto
$ 699
  Brooklyn Night by Eric Otto
Brooklyn Night
Eric Otto
$ 649
  Stairway to Heaven by Eric Otto
Stairway to Heaven
Eric Otto
$ 599
  Manhattan Bridge by Gabriele Croppi
Manhattan Bridge
Gabriele Croppi
from $ 1,299 to $ 4,390
  Palazzo Della Civiltà by Gabriele Croppi
Palazzo Della Civiltà
Gabriele Croppi
from $ 1,299 to $ 4,390
  Plymouth Street by Eric Otto
Plymouth Street
Eric Otto
$ 599
  Paris by Anne-laure Maison
Paris
Anne-laure Maison
from $ 1,199 to $ 1,999
  Venice by Anne-laure Maison
Venice
Anne-laure Maison
from $ 1,199 to $ 1,999
  New York, Scene 1 by Rafael Fuchs
New York, Scene 1
Rafael Fuchs
from $ 699 to $ 1,999
  New York by Anne-laure Maison
New York
Anne-laure Maison
from $ 1,199 to $ 1,999
  Swimming Pool of Tianjin University I by Terrence Zhang
Swimming Pool of Tianjin University I
Terrence Zhang
from $ 849 to $ 1,599
  Swimming Pool of Tianjin University II by Terrence Zhang
Swimming Pool of Tianjin University II
Terrence Zhang
from $ 849 to $ 1,699
  Gymnasium of Tianjin University by Terrence Zhang
Gymnasium of Tianjin University
Terrence Zhang
from $ 899 to $ 1,999
  Houston + Lafayette Str, CK#40 by Wouter Deruytter
Houston + Lafayette Str, CK#40
Wouter Deruytter
from $ 699 to $ 1,599
  Times Square#4 by Wouter Deruytter
Times Square#4
Wouter Deruytter
from $ 699 to $ 1,599
  Crimson Queen by Miss Aniela
Crimson Queen
Miss Aniela
from $ 449 to $ 1,049
  Bedtime Brawl by Miss Aniela
Bedtime Brawl
Miss Aniela
from $ 699 to $ 1,299



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 propogates 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 Abromovic 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 seperating 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

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 artists, 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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The Lumas Concept

Based in Berlin, we are in the beating heart of Europe's trendiest and most advanced art scene, one which thrives on a dynamic mutual interplay with the art markets of North America. Lumas is known as a trusted voice in the art world, possessed of wisdom in evaluating contemporary trends in the art world and farsightedness in estimating future value.

The Lumas concept is unique in the art world. Our portfolio encompasses a wide array of fine art photography - vintage, modernist, and contemporary. But we are also committed to the liberation of art, which we pursue by making our high-quality products and scrupulously curated collection available for more affordable prices. This allows more people to take part in collecting art - without compromising on quality or collectibility.

The collectibility on our artworks inheres in the reputations of the artists and the subject matter of the the individual works, as well as in the Lumas brand. Our photography prints are produced as Limited Editions in print runs of up to 150 individual prints. Once these are sold, the print run is finished. Thus ends another chapter of our mission to balance exclusivity and collectibility with availability and affordability.


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