Conceptual Art Photography for Sale


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 $ 499 to $ 1,199
conceptual photography:  Lazarus LV by Gavin Evans
Lazarus LV
Gavin Evans
from $ 1,599 to $ 3,590
conceptual photography:  SALT WORKS II by Tom Hegen
SALT WORKS II
Tom Hegen
from $ 749 to $ 1,999
conceptual photography:  I'll Be Your Summer 05 by Isabelle Menin
I'll Be Your Summer 05
Isabelle Menin
$ 699
conceptual photography:  Life goes on by Ysabel Lemay
Life goes on
Ysabel Lemay
from $ 999 to $ 6,990
conceptual photography:  Swim Girls at Molitor by Soo Burnell
Swim Girls at Molitor
Soo Burnell
from $ 549 to $ 999
conceptual photography:  St. Pete Beach II by Dean West
St. Pete Beach II
Dean West
from $ 849 to $ 2,790
conceptual photography:  Coffee and News by Sebastian Magnani
Coffee and News
Sebastian Magnani
from $ 749 to $ 1,199
conceptual photography:  Dressed for Spring by Roman Johnston
Dressed for Spring
Roman Johnston
$ 1,149
conceptual photography:  Penny&Wuffy by Federico Naef
Penny&Wuffy
Federico Naef
from $ 339 to $ 1,999
conceptual photography:  Antoinette Golden Tear by Olaf Hajek
Antoinette Golden Tear
Olaf Hajek
from $ 599 to $ 1,499
conceptual photography:  Bloom by Ysabel Lemay
Bloom
Ysabel Lemay
from $ 499 to $ 4,690
conceptual photography:  Up To The Sky by Isabelle Menin
Up To The Sky
Isabelle Menin
$ 2,990
conceptual photography:  Peeping by Joseph Cela
Peeping
Joseph Cela
$ 1,399
conceptual photography:  Kate by André Monet
Kate
André Monet
from $ 1,199 to $ 1,999
conceptual photography:  Two Surfers by Peter Yan
Two Surfers
Peter Yan
from $ 1,499 to $ 1,999
conceptual photography:  I'll be your summer 04 by Isabelle Menin
I'll be your summer 04
Isabelle Menin
from $ 899 to $ 5,290
conceptual photography:  Shade of Blue by Tim Mckenna
Shade of Blue
Tim Mckenna
from $ 749 to $ 1,199
conceptual photography:  Lost Flamingos and Some Acquaintances by Pat Swain
Lost Flamingos and Some Acquaintances
Pat Swain
from $ 649 to $ 2,790
conceptual photography:  Zweite Symphonie by Daniel Reiter
Zweite Symphonie
Daniel Reiter
$ 3,690
conceptual photography:  Underwater I by Ed Freeman
Underwater I
Ed Freeman
from $ 999 to $ 1,999
conceptual photography:  Life goes on II by Ysabel Lemay
Life goes on II
Ysabel Lemay
from $ 649 to $ 6,390
conceptual photography:  Mariinski Theater by Rafael Neff
Mariinski Theater
Rafael Neff
from $ 599 to $ 7,190
conceptual photography:  The Vessel New York by Johannes Weinsheimer
The Vessel New York
Johannes Weinsheimer
$ 99
conceptual photography:  Love at Times Square by Johannes Weinsheimer
Love at Times Square
Johannes Weinsheimer
$ 99
conceptual photography:  Stars and Stripes at Times Square by Johannes Weinsheimer
Stars and Stripes at Times Square
Johannes Weinsheimer
$ 99
conceptual photography:  New York in Spring by Johannes Weinsheimer
New York in Spring
Johannes Weinsheimer
$ 99
conceptual photography:  Manhattan Bridge at Night by Johannes Weinsheimer
Manhattan Bridge at Night
Johannes Weinsheimer
$ 99
conceptual photography:  Manhattan Sunset by Johannes Weinsheimer
Manhattan Sunset
Johannes Weinsheimer
$ 99
conceptual photography:  Love in Manhattan by Johannes Weinsheimer
Love in Manhattan
Johannes Weinsheimer
$ 99
conceptual photography:  Flat Iron by Johannes Weinsheimer
Flat Iron
Johannes Weinsheimer
$ 99
conceptual photography:  Empire State Building by Johannes Weinsheimer
Empire State Building
Johannes Weinsheimer
$ 99
conceptual photography:  Einstein at Times Square by Johannes Weinsheimer
Einstein at Times Square
Johannes Weinsheimer
$ 99
conceptual photography:  Brooklyn Bridge in Red by Johannes Weinsheimer
Brooklyn Bridge in Red
Johannes Weinsheimer
$ 99
conceptual photography:  Stiftsbibliothek St. Gallen by Rafael Neff
Stiftsbibliothek St. Gallen
Rafael Neff
from $ 599 to $ 7,190
conceptual photography:  New York Public Library by Rafael Neff
New York Public Library
Rafael Neff
from $ 599 to $ 7,190
conceptual photography:  Only In Your Heart by Isabelle Menin
Only In Your Heart
Isabelle Menin
from $ 949 to $ 4,990
conceptual photography:  Junge Heimat by Claudio Gotsch
Junge Heimat
Claudio Gotsch
from $ 1,699 to $ 2,190
conceptual photography:  Butterfly XII by Heiko Hellwig
Butterfly XII
Heiko Hellwig
from $ 649 to $ 1,299
conceptual photography:  Ponte Sant'Angelo by Christo
Ponte Sant'Angelo
Christo
conceptual photography:  CATS AND DOGS by Ai Weiwei
CATS AND DOGS
Ai Weiwei
conceptual photography:  NEW YORK by Ai Weiwei
NEW YORK
Ai Weiwei
conceptual photography:  MAP OF CHINA by Ai Weiwei
MAP OF CHINA
Ai Weiwei
conceptual photography:  RIVER CRABS by Ai Weiwei
RIVER CRABS
Ai Weiwei
conceptual photography:  ZODIAC by Ai Weiwei
ZODIAC
Ai Weiwei
conceptual photography:  HAIR CUT by Ai Weiwei
HAIR CUT
Ai Weiwei
conceptual photography:  CITIZENS' INVESTIGATION by Ai Weiwei
CITIZENS' INVESTIGATION
Ai Weiwei
conceptual photography:  FURNITURE by Ai Weiwei
FURNITURE
Ai Weiwei
conceptual photography:  Sony (Los Angeles) by Sarah Morris
Sony (Los Angeles)
Sarah Morris
conceptual photography:  Cactus Abstraction 04 by Ed Freeman
Cactus Abstraction 04
Ed Freeman
from $ 749 to $ 1,199
conceptual photography:  After Work I by Sebastian Magnani
After Work I
Sebastian Magnani
from $ 649 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
$ 699
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 $ 899 to $ 1,799
conceptual photography:  Where´s Art #1 by Katrin Korfmann
Where´s Art #1
Katrin Korfmann
from $ 1,099 to $ 1,799
conceptual photography:  THE SECRET II by Joe Mcdermott
THE SECRET II
Joe Mcdermott
from $ 849 to $ 1,599
conceptual photography:  BIG C by Devin Miles
BIG C
Devin Miles
from $ 699 to $ 2,490
conceptual photography:  Pulse Bleu Vert by Beatrice Hug
Pulse Bleu Vert
Beatrice Hug
$ 2,990
conceptual photography:  Saint Tropez Boats by Tommy Clarke
Saint Tropez Boats
Tommy Clarke
from $ 799 to $ 1,499
conceptual photography:  Bouncy IV.I by Peter Funch
Bouncy IV.I
Peter Funch
$ 6,590
conceptual photography:  Holocene by Ray Collins
Holocene
Ray Collins
from $ 799 to $ 1,999
conceptual photography:  Legs 5th Avenue by Joseph Cela
Legs 5th Avenue
Joseph Cela
$ 1,049
conceptual photography:  Jimi on Stage by Classic Collection I
Jimi on Stage
Classic Collection I
$ 119
conceptual photography:  Kate by Renaud Delorme
Kate
Renaud Delorme
from $ 1,999 to $ 4,590
conceptual photography:  David Bowie OE2 by Gavin Evans
David Bowie OE2
Gavin Evans
from $ 129 to $ 359
conceptual photography:  Rocketman by Anton Sparx
Rocketman
Anton Sparx
from $ 1,299 to $ 2,290
conceptual photography:  Panorama Berlin by Johannes Weinsheimer
Panorama Berlin
Johannes Weinsheimer
$ 99
conceptual photography:  Alexander Platz Fernsehturm by Johannes Weinsheimer
Alexander Platz Fernsehturm
Johannes Weinsheimer
$ 99
conceptual photography:  Temporal Perception #101 by Serge Hamad
Temporal Perception #101
Serge Hamad
from $ 1,299 to $ 2,290
conceptual photography:  NYC Sunset by Armand Dijcks
NYC Sunset
Armand Dijcks
$ 1,299
conceptual photography:  Irene's Wave by Matthew Cusick
Irene's Wave
Matthew Cusick
from $ 649 to $ 1,999
conceptual photography:  Anti-pop Andy by Loui Jover
Anti-pop Andy
Loui Jover
from $ 299 to $ 449
conceptual photography:  After Work II by Sebastian Magnani
After Work II
Sebastian Magnani
from $ 649 to $ 1,199
conceptual photography:  Swimming Pool of Tianjin University I by Terrence Zhang
Swimming Pool of Tianjin University I
Terrence Zhang
from $ 849 to $ 1,599
conceptual photography:  Algarve by Wolfgang Uhlig
Algarve
Wolfgang Uhlig
from $ 799 to $ 1,199
conceptual photography:  Day Dreaming at the Summer Pool by Soo Burnell
Day Dreaming at the Summer Pool
Soo Burnell
from $ 749 to $ 1,299
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 $ 699
conceptual photography:  Hyacinth Macaw by Juan Fortes
Hyacinth Macaw
Juan Fortes
from $ 699 to $ 1,999
conceptual photography:  Coral Tree by Bruce Boyd
Coral Tree
Bruce Boyd
$ 359



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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