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:  Pulse Mono by Beatrice Hug
Pulse Mono
Beatrice Hug
£ 2,490
conceptual photography:  Butterfly XII by Heiko Hellwig
Butterfly XII
Heiko Hellwig
£ 1,199
conceptual photography:  Just a Drink by Sebastian Magnani
Just a Drink
Sebastian Magnani
£ 1,999
conceptual photography:  Serene Garden by Massimo Colonna
Serene Garden
Massimo Colonna
from £ 699 to £ 2,390
conceptual photography:  Good Hair by Carol Muthiga - Oyekunle
Good Hair
Carol Muthiga - Oyekunle
from £ 549 to £ 1,149
conceptual photography:  Freddie by André Monet
André Monet
from £ 349 to £ 1,699
conceptual photography:  Frida by Olaf Hajek
Olaf Hajek
from £ 499 to £ 1,099
conceptual photography:  NYC Penguins - Part II by Robert Jahns
NYC Penguins - Part II
Robert Jahns
from £ 429 to £ 929
conceptual photography:  Penny&Wuffy by Federico Naef
Federico Naef
from £ 299 to £ 1,599
conceptual photography:  Stained by Alexander Khokhlov
Alexander Khokhlov
from £ 499 to £ 999
conceptual photography:  Las Vegas by Len Van Brook
Las Vegas
Len Van Brook
from £ 349 to £ 1,999
conceptual photography:  On the Line by Derek Gores
On the Line
Derek Gores
from £ 499 to £ 1,049
conceptual photography:  New Yorker by Sandra Rauch
New Yorker
Sandra Rauch
from £ 799 to £ 3,790
conceptual photography:  Jungle by Sanda Anderlon
Sanda Anderlon
£ 2,990
conceptual photography:  Ali by André Monet
André Monet
from £ 349 to £ 1,999
conceptual photography:  No:010819 by Bahar Artan Oskay
Bahar Artan Oskay
from £ 899 to £ 1,599
conceptual photography:  Pool 42 by Carl Miller
Pool 42
Carl Miller
from £ 949 to £ 1,999
conceptual photography:  St. Tropez by Sanda Anderlon
St. Tropez
Sanda Anderlon
from £ 449 to £ 1,049
conceptual photography:  Pool by Sanda Anderlon
Sanda Anderlon
£ 399
conceptual photography:  Aquarius by Stefanie Schneider
Stefanie Schneider
from £ 499 to £ 1,599
conceptual photography:  Garden of Life by Ysabel Lemay
Garden of Life
Ysabel Lemay
from £ 499 to £ 5,990
conceptual photography:  Cow by Andy Warhol
Andy Warhol
£ 470
conceptual photography:  Armour / Amour by Carol Muthiga - Oyekunle
Armour / Amour
Carol Muthiga - Oyekunle
from £ 549 to £ 1,149
conceptual photography:  Erzulie by Carol Muthiga - Oyekunle
Carol Muthiga - Oyekunle
from £ 549 to £ 1,149
conceptual photography:  Iris by Carol Muthiga - Oyekunle
Carol Muthiga - Oyekunle
from £ 549 to £ 1,149
conceptual photography:  Latibule by Marina Martinez
Marina Martinez
from £ 349 to £ 699
conceptual photography:  Shift by Marina Martinez
Marina Martinez
from £ 349 to £ 699
conceptual photography:  Ajar by Marina Martinez
Marina Martinez
from £ 349 to £ 699
conceptual photography:  Windtorn Arabesque Silk Robe by Boglárka Nagy
Windtorn Arabesque Silk Robe
Boglárka Nagy
from £ 549 to £ 1,999
conceptual photography:  Granja Project by Guachinarte
Granja Project
from £ 499 to £ 1,999
conceptual photography:  Trail by Len Van Brook
Len Van Brook
from £ 299 to £ 849
conceptual photography:  Poppy Flies by Len Van Brook
Poppy Flies
Len Van Brook
from £ 549 to £ 899
conceptual photography:  Pisco Sweet by Len Van Brook
Pisco Sweet
Len Van Brook
from £ 499 to £ 799
conceptual photography:  Beachcombing by Georg Popp
Georg Popp
from £ 499 to £ 1,699
conceptual photography:  Pura Vida by Jesper Krijgsman
Pura Vida
Jesper Krijgsman
from £ 799 to £ 3,790
conceptual photography:  Aquatica by Jesper Krijgsman
Jesper Krijgsman
from £ 799 to £ 3,790
conceptual photography:  Clairvoyant by Jesper Krijgsman
Jesper Krijgsman
from £ 349 to £ 1,499
conceptual photography:  Sea Urchin Shells by Georg Popp
Sea Urchin Shells
Georg Popp
from £ 499 to £ 1,699
conceptual photography:  Pool 48 by Carl Miller
Pool 48
Carl Miller
from £ 1,099 to £ 2,490
conceptual photography:  From a Dream 01 by Isabelle Menin
From a Dream 01
Isabelle Menin
from £ 399 to £ 999
conceptual photography:  Peeping by Joseph Cela
Joseph Cela
conceptual photography:  Lazarus LV by Gavin Evans
Lazarus LV
Gavin Evans
£ 1,799
conceptual photography:  Prada Marfa 8:48PM by Adam Mørk
Prada Marfa 8:48PM
Adam Mørk
from £ 299 to £ 999
conceptual photography:  Hochlandrind III by Claudio Gotsch
Hochlandrind III
Claudio Gotsch
from £ 799 to £ 1,999
conceptual photography:  Blue Rhapsody by Heiko Hellwig
Blue Rhapsody
Heiko Hellwig
from £ 449 to £ 1,149
conceptual photography:  Only In Your Heart 02 by Isabelle Menin
Only In Your Heart 02
Isabelle Menin
from £ 799 to £ 3,590
conceptual photography:  Isabelle´s View by Luc Dratwa
Isabelle´s View
Luc Dratwa
from £ 449 to £ 5,690
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 £ 1,999
conceptual photography:  Kiss me now... by Peperina Magenta
Kiss me now...
Peperina Magenta
from £ 349 to £ 599
conceptual photography:  Lucent by Roman Johnston
Roman Johnston
from £ 749 to £ 1,499
conceptual photography:  EXU, 1988 by Jean - Michel Basquiat
EXU, 1988
Jean - Michel Basquiat
£ 470
conceptual photography:  Untitled (Face), 1982 by Jean - Michel Basquiat
Untitled (Face), 1982
Jean - Michel Basquiat
£ 470
conceptual photography:  Untitled (Rotterdam), 1982 by Jean - Michel Basquiat
Untitled (Rotterdam), 1982
Jean - Michel Basquiat
£ 470
conceptual photography:  Untitled (Angel), 1982 by Jean - Michel Basquiat
Untitled (Angel), 1982
Jean - Michel Basquiat
£ 470
conceptual photography:  Pez Dispenser, 1984 by Jean - Michel Basquiat
Pez Dispenser, 1984
Jean - Michel Basquiat
£ 210
conceptual photography:  SALT WORKS I by Tom Hegen
Tom Hegen
£ 1,699
conceptual photography:  The Book I by Sebastian Magnani
The Book I
Sebastian Magnani
conceptual photography:  The Lady of the Ibis by Daria Petrilli
The Lady of the Ibis
Daria Petrilli
conceptual photography:  Frida by Richard Brandao
Richard Brandao
from £ 279 to £ 1,149
conceptual photography:  Madonna by Richard Brandao
Richard Brandao
from £ 269 to £ 999
conceptual photography:  Palm trees palm springs by Stefanie Schneider
Palm trees palm springs
Stefanie Schneider
from £ 449 to £ 3,790
conceptual photography:  Solstice Canyon, 2021 by Natasha Chomko
Solstice Canyon, 2021
Natasha Chomko
£ 399
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 £ 799 to £ 2,490
conceptual photography:  Smoker by Svetlana Melik - Nubarova
Svetlana Melik - Nubarova
from £ 349 to £ 999
conceptual photography:  24.00 Jotunheimen by Lukas Dvorak
24.00 Jotunheimen
Lukas Dvorak
from £ 399 to £ 1,299
conceptual photography:  Wetlands by Noel Myles
Noel Myles
from £ 749 to £ 3,090
conceptual photography:  Florescence XII  by Juan Fortes
Florescence XII
Juan Fortes
from £ 469 to £ 1,999
conceptual photography:  Temporal Perception #127 by Serge Hamad
Temporal Perception #127
Serge Hamad
from £ 1,049 to £ 1,799
conceptual photography:  Florescence VII  by Juan Fortes
Florescence VII
Juan Fortes
from £ 389 to £ 4,490
conceptual photography:  Dreamer Pool by Elena Iv - Skaya
Dreamer Pool
Elena Iv - Skaya
from £ 499 to £ 1,049
conceptual photography:  Sunny Beach by Paul Fuentes
Sunny Beach
Paul Fuentes
from £ 459 to £ 1,399
conceptual photography:  David Bowie OE7 by Gavin Evans
David Bowie OE7
Gavin Evans
from £ 109 to £ 329
conceptual photography:  Empire State Building by Johannes Weinsheimer
Empire State Building
Johannes Weinsheimer
£ 94
conceptual photography:  Pool 23 by Carl Miller
Pool 23
Carl Miller
£ 2,490
conceptual photography:  Miami Beach by Paul Fuentes
Miami Beach
Paul Fuentes
from £ 459 to £ 1,399
conceptual photography:  Dream River 04 by Isabelle Menin
Dream River 04
Isabelle Menin
from £ 549 to £ 5,990
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
£ 2,290
conceptual photography:  Kate by Renaud Delorme
Renaud Delorme
£ 4,590
conceptual photography:  Antoinette Tropical by Olaf Hajek
Antoinette Tropical
Olaf Hajek
£ 1,999
conceptual photography:  Prada Marfa  8:36PM by Adam Mørk
Prada Marfa 8:36PM
Adam Mørk
£ 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 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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