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 Book I by Sebastian Magnani
The Book I
Sebastian Magnani
£ 1,999
conceptual photography:  Butterfly XII by Heiko Hellwig
Butterfly XII
Heiko Hellwig
£ 1,199
conceptual photography:  Lazarus LV by Gavin Evans
Lazarus LV
Gavin Evans
from £ 1,399 to £ 3,790
conceptual photography:  Prada Marfa  8:36PM by Adam Mørk
Prada Marfa 8:36PM
Adam Mørk
£ 1,299
conceptual photography:  Elephant above the Clouds by Robert Jahns
Elephant above the Clouds
Robert Jahns
£ 399
conceptual photography:  Apelles painting Campaspe, van Haecht (II) by Lluis Barba Cantos
Apelles painting Campaspe, van Haecht (II)
Lluis Barba Cantos
from £ 1,149 to £ 1,999
conceptual photography:  New Yorker by Sandra Rauch
New Yorker
Sandra Rauch
from £ 799 to £ 3,790
conceptual photography:  Sunny Beach by Paul Fuentes
Sunny Beach
Paul Fuentes
from £ 459 to £ 1,399
conceptual photography:  Ali by André Monet
Ali
André Monet
from £ 349 to £ 1,999
conceptual photography:  The Lady of the Ibis by Daria Petrilli
The Lady of the Ibis
Daria Petrilli
£ 499
conceptual photography:  Pool 23 by Carl Miller
Pool 23
Carl Miller
from £ 1,199 to £ 2,490
conceptual photography:  THE SECRET II by Joe Mcdermott
THE SECRET II
Joe Mcdermott
from £ 799 to £ 1,499
conceptual photography:  Kiss me now... by Peperina Magenta
Kiss me now...
Peperina Magenta
from £ 349 to £ 599
conceptual photography:  Kate by André Monet
Kate
André Monet
from £ 349 to £ 1,999
conceptual photography:  Pulse Flash by Beatrice Hug
Pulse Flash
Beatrice Hug
conceptual photography:  Stained by Alexander Khokhlov
Stained
Alexander Khokhlov
from £ 499 to £ 999
conceptual photography:  Hunters and Victims by Svetlana Melik - Nubarova
Hunters and Victims
Svetlana Melik - Nubarova
from £ 349 to £ 1,099
conceptual photography:  Isabelle´s View by Luc Dratwa
Isabelle´s View
Luc Dratwa
from £ 449 to £ 4,990
conceptual photography:  Seesaw Seascape X by Wolfgang Uhlig
Seesaw Seascape X
Wolfgang Uhlig
£ 3,390
conceptual photography:  WHAM! by Joe Mcdermott
WHAM!
Joe Mcdermott
£ 999
conceptual photography:  The Nursey of Ibis by Daria Petrilli
The Nursey of Ibis
Daria Petrilli
from £ 399 to £ 899
conceptual photography:  A Flamingo Contemplates: So Now What by Pat Swain
A Flamingo Contemplates: So Now What
Pat Swain
from £ 849 to £ 2,690
conceptual photography:  Blue Rhapsody by Heiko Hellwig
Blue Rhapsody
Heiko Hellwig
from £ 399 to £ 1,149
conceptual photography:  Penny&Wuffy by Federico Naef
Penny&Wuffy
Federico Naef
from £ 329 to £ 1,599
conceptual photography:  On the river by Vladimir Proshin
On the river
Vladimir Proshin
£ 1,699
conceptual photography:  Reconcile by Erin Cone
Reconcile
Erin Cone
£ 449
conceptual photography:  Freddie by André Monet
Freddie
André Monet
from £ 349 to £ 1,699
conceptual photography:  Just a Drink by Sebastian Magnani
Just a Drink
Sebastian Magnani
from £ 649 to £ 1,799
conceptual photography:  Countenance by Erin Cone
Countenance
Erin Cone
£ 299
conceptual photography:  Falter by Erin Cone
Falter
Erin Cone
£ 449
conceptual photography:  Discourse II by Erin Cone
Discourse II
Erin Cone
£ 349
conceptual photography:  The Tender Land 5 by Isabelle Menin
The Tender Land 5
Isabelle Menin
from £ 399 to £ 749
conceptual photography:  Kate by Renaud Delorme
Kate
Renaud Delorme
£ 4,190
conceptual photography:  Coffee and News by Sebastian Magnani
Coffee and News
Sebastian Magnani
£ 1,999
conceptual photography:  "bloom v7.1" by René Twigge
"bloom v7.1"
René Twigge
£ 2,990
conceptual photography:  Botanical I by Katalin Vasali
Botanical I
Katalin Vasali
from £ 799 to £ 1,299
conceptual photography:  Swimmers at the Turkish Baths by Soo Burnell
Swimmers at the Turkish Baths
Soo Burnell
from £ 599 to £ 949
conceptual photography:  EXUBERANCE II by Heiko Hellwig
EXUBERANCE II
Heiko Hellwig
from £ 399 to £ 1,399
conceptual photography:  EXUBERANCE IV by Heiko Hellwig
EXUBERANCE IV
Heiko Hellwig
from £ 399 to £ 1,399
conceptual photography:  Comix by Alexander Khokhlov
Comix
Alexander Khokhlov
from £ 499 to £ 999
conceptual photography:  Monstyle by Alexander Khokhlov
Monstyle
Alexander Khokhlov
£ 999
conceptual photography:  Shepard by Alexander Khokhlov
Shepard
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:  Madonna by Richard Brandao
Madonna
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:  Snow Flakes by Stefanie Schneider
Snow Flakes
Stefanie Schneider
from £ 499 to £ 1,499
conceptual photography:  Recovered, 2021 by Natasha Chomko
Recovered, 2021
Natasha Chomko
£ 399
conceptual photography:  Melancholy by Svetlana Melik - Nubarova
Melancholy
Svetlana Melik - Nubarova
from £ 349 to £ 1,099
conceptual photography:  Smoker by Svetlana Melik - Nubarova
Smoker
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:  Tree of life by Lukas Dvorak
Tree of life
Lukas Dvorak
from £ 399 to £ 1,199
conceptual photography:  Eva and Gorilla by Lukas Dvorak
Eva and Gorilla
Lukas Dvorak
from £ 399 to £ 1,199
conceptual photography:  Yogin no3 by Tomáš Paule
Yogin no3
Tomáš Paule
from £ 349 to £ 949
conceptual photography:  Heaven Reflection by Robert Jahns
Heaven Reflection
Robert Jahns
from £ 399 to £ 849
conceptual photography:  R2 vs. Speedbump by Daniel Picard
R2 vs. Speedbump
Daniel Picard
from £ 799 to £ 1,299
conceptual photography:  Wash Your Hand by Daniel Picard
Wash Your Hand
Daniel Picard
from £ 799 to £ 1,299
conceptual photography:  The playtime by Andrea Koporova
The playtime
Andrea Koporova
from £ 349 to £ 1,149
conceptual photography:  Escape by Andrea Koporova
Escape
Andrea Koporova
from £ 349 to £ 1,149
conceptual photography:  In the Sky by Andrea Koporova
In the Sky
Andrea Koporova
from £ 349 to £ 1,149
conceptual photography:  Relax by Andrea Koporova
Relax
Andrea Koporova
from £ 699 to £ 949
conceptual photography:  Wetlands by Noel Myles
Wetlands
Noel Myles
from £ 749 to £ 2,990
conceptual photography:  A Short Film of December by Noel Myles
A Short Film of December
Noel Myles
from £ 799 to £ 1,599
conceptual photography:  Florescence XV by Juan Fortes
Florescence XV
Juan Fortes
from £ 439 to £ 1,999
conceptual photography:  Florescence XI  by Juan Fortes
Florescence XI
Juan Fortes
from £ 439 to £ 1,999
conceptual photography:  Florescence VI  by Juan Fortes
Florescence VI
Juan Fortes
from £ 469 to £ 1,999
conceptual photography:  Florescence XIII  by Juan Fortes
Florescence XIII
Juan Fortes
from £ 469 to £ 1,999
conceptual photography:  Empire by Sabine Wild
Empire
Sabine Wild
from £ 649 to £ 1,499
conceptual photography:  Freedom Tower by Sabine Wild
Freedom Tower
Sabine Wild
from £ 699 to £ 1,499
conceptual photography:  Formentor by Josh Von Staudach
Formentor
Josh Von Staudach
from £ 699 to £ 1,199
conceptual photography:  Salines by Josh Von Staudach
Salines
Josh Von Staudach
from £ 849 to £ 1,499
conceptual photography:  Glut der Ägäis by Josh Von Staudach
Glut der Ägäis
Josh Von Staudach
from £ 849 to £ 1,499
conceptual photography:  The red umbrella  by Christophe Jacrot
The red umbrella
Christophe Jacrot
from £ 499 to £ 1,299
conceptual photography:  Sea of Tranquility by Derek Gores
Sea of Tranquility
Derek Gores
from £ 349 to £ 849
conceptual photography:  Garden by Daniel Marin
Garden
Daniel Marin
from £ 349 to £ 849
conceptual photography:  The King is Dead by Daniel Marin
The King is Dead
Daniel Marin
from £ 499 to £ 1,049
conceptual photography:  WYWH I by Daniel Marin
WYWH I
Daniel Marin
from £ 349 to £ 849
conceptual photography:  WYWH II by Daniel Marin
WYWH II
Daniel Marin
from £ 349 to £ 849
conceptual photography:  Temporal Perception #127 by Serge Hamad
Temporal Perception #127
Serge Hamad
from £ 1,049 to £ 1,799
conceptual photography:  Runway I by Tom Hegen
Runway I
Tom Hegen
from £ 499 to £ 1,699
conceptual photography:  Pool Time by Elena Iv - Skaya
Pool Time
Elena Iv - Skaya
from £ 499 to £ 1,049



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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