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:  Only In Your Heart by Isabelle Menin
Only In Your Heart
Isabelle Menin
from £ 799 to £ 3,990
conceptual photography:  The Lady of the Ibis by Daria Petrilli
The Lady of the Ibis
Daria Petrilli
from £ 449 to £ 999
conceptual photography:  Coffee and News by Sebastian Magnani
Coffee and News
Sebastian Magnani
from £ 1,099 to £ 1,799
conceptual photography:  Swim Girls at Molitor by Soo Burnell
Swim Girls at Molitor
Soo Burnell
£ 899
conceptual photography:  After Work I by Sebastian Magnani
After Work I
Sebastian Magnani
£ 1,799
conceptual photography:  Penny&Wuffy by Federico Naef
Penny&Wuffy
Federico Naef
from £ 329 to £ 1,599
conceptual photography:  After Work II by Sebastian Magnani
After Work II
Sebastian Magnani
from £ 649 to £ 1,799
conceptual photography:  Nora´s Sight by Luc Dratwa
Nora´s Sight
Luc Dratwa
from £ 1,099 to £ 4,190
conceptual photography:  Taking-Off, 21:45 by Luc Dratwa
Taking-Off, 21:45
Luc Dratwa
from £ 449 to £ 1,399
conceptual photography:  Up To The Sky by Isabelle Menin
Up To The Sky
Isabelle Menin
from £ 1,049 to £ 2,990
conceptual photography:  The Triumph Of Form by Andrey Yakovlev & Lili Aleeva
The Triumph Of Form
Andrey Yakovlev & Lili Aleeva
from £ 399 to £ 1,799
conceptual photography:  Two Surfers by Peter Yan
Two Surfers
Peter Yan
conceptual photography:  Crown Cranes Explore New Terrain by Pat Swain
Crown Cranes Explore New Terrain
Pat Swain
from £ 399 to £ 1,399
conceptual photography:  The Bright Moment by Hugo Pondz
The Bright Moment
Hugo Pondz
from £ 999 to £ 1,499
conceptual photography:  Central Park Penguins by Robert Jahns
Central Park Penguins
Robert Jahns
from £ 599 to £ 1,159
conceptual photography:  Southafrican Antoinette by Olaf Hajek
Southafrican Antoinette
Olaf Hajek
from £ 499 to £ 1,099
conceptual photography:  Jardin Majorelle by Simon Watson
Jardin Majorelle
Simon Watson
from £ 649 to £ 1,399
conceptual photography:  Pink Palace by Massimo Colonna
Pink Palace
Massimo Colonna
from £ 699 to £ 2,390
conceptual photography:  Astronaut III by Jirko Bannas
Astronaut III
Jirko Bannas
from £ 549 to £ 5,290
conceptual photography:  Isabelle´s View by Luc Dratwa
Isabelle´s View
Luc Dratwa
from £ 449 to £ 4,990
conceptual photography:  Paris Balloons I by Robert Jahns
Paris Balloons I
Robert Jahns
from £ 369 to £ 799
conceptual photography:  NYC Penguins - Part II by Robert Jahns
NYC Penguins - Part II
Robert Jahns
from £ 429 to £ 929
conceptual photography:  Dream River 07 by Isabelle Menin
Dream River 07
Isabelle Menin
from £ 399 to £ 4,290
conceptual photography:  Manhattan at Sunset by Jack Marijnissen
Manhattan at Sunset
Jack Marijnissen
£ 2,190
conceptual photography:  Man in Space by Paul Van Hoeydonck
Man in Space
Paul Van Hoeydonck
£ 650
conceptual photography:  St. Pete Beach II by Dean West
St. Pete Beach II
Dean West
from £ 699 to £ 2,290
conceptual photography:  Dream River 04 by Isabelle Menin
Dream River 04
Isabelle Menin
from £ 549 to £ 5,990
conceptual photography:  Antoinette Golden Tear by Olaf Hajek
Antoinette Golden Tear
Olaf Hajek
from £ 499 to £ 1,299
conceptual photography:  THE SECRET II by Joe Mcdermott
THE SECRET II
Joe Mcdermott
from £ 699 to £ 1,499
conceptual photography:  Lazarus LV by Gavin Evans
Lazarus LV
Gavin Evans
from £ 1,399 to £ 2,990
conceptual photography:  Taking-Off, 14:35 by Luc Dratwa
Taking-Off, 14:35
Luc Dratwa
from £ 449 to £ 1,299
conceptual photography:  Cigar Lounge by Sebastian Magnani
Cigar Lounge
Sebastian Magnani
from £ 499 to £ 1,799
conceptual photography:  Landing, 06:30 by Luc Dratwa
Landing, 06:30
Luc Dratwa
from £ 449 to £ 1,299
conceptual photography:  Butterfly XII by Heiko Hellwig
Butterfly XII
Heiko Hellwig
£ 1,099
conceptual photography:  CUBA I by Werner Pawlok
CUBA I
Werner Pawlok
£ 2,190
conceptual photography:  The Sun by Juan Fortes
The Sun
Juan Fortes
from £ 1,049 to £ 1,999
conceptual photography:  Belvedere Hotel by Paolo Pettigiani
Belvedere Hotel
Paolo Pettigiani
from £ 599 to £ 1,099
conceptual photography:  Salt Works V by Tom Hegen
Salt Works V
Tom Hegen
from £ 499 to £ 1,699
conceptual photography:  Salt Works VI by Tom Hegen
Salt Works VI
Tom Hegen
from £ 499 to £ 1,699
conceptual photography:  Salt Works IV by Tom Hegen
Salt Works IV
Tom Hegen
from £ 499 to £ 1,699
conceptual photography:  The Tender Land 5 by Isabelle Menin
The Tender Land 5
Isabelle Menin
from £ 399 to £ 999
conceptual photography:  Taking-Off, 17:21 by Luc Dratwa
Taking-Off, 17:21
Luc Dratwa
from £ 399 to £ 1,199
conceptual photography:  Landing, 05:43 by Luc Dratwa
Landing, 05:43
Luc Dratwa
from £ 399 to £ 1,199
conceptual photography:  Peeping by Joseph Cela
Peeping
Joseph Cela
£ 1,099
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:  MAP OF CHINA by Ai Weiwei
MAP OF CHINA
Ai Weiwei
conceptual photography:  ZODIAC by Ai Weiwei
ZODIAC
Ai Weiwei
conceptual photography:  HAIR CUT by Ai Weiwei
HAIR CUT
Ai Weiwei
conceptual photography:  Sony (Los Angeles) by Sarah Morris
Sony (Los Angeles)
Sarah Morris
conceptual photography:  Bloom by Ysabel Lemay
Bloom
Ysabel Lemay
from £ 399 to £ 3,990
conceptual photography:  Silent Morning in the Cypress Swamp by Georg Popp
Silent Morning in the Cypress Swamp
Georg Popp
from £ 849 to £ 1,699
conceptual photography:  Ponte di Rialto by Horst & Daniel Zielske
Ponte di Rialto
Horst & Daniel Zielske
from £ 799 to £ 1,999
conceptual photography:  Tsunami by Andrew Bordwin
Tsunami
Andrew Bordwin
from £ 749 to £ 1,299
conceptual photography:  Grand Ballet IV by Heiko Hellwig
Grand Ballet IV
Heiko Hellwig
from £ 699 to £ 1,499
conceptual photography:  The Window to the Huangshan by Tatiana Gorilovsky
The Window to the Huangshan
Tatiana Gorilovsky
from £ 649 to £ 1,199
conceptual photography:  Park by Christian Schmidt
Park
Christian Schmidt
from £ 499 to £ 1,999
conceptual photography:  An afternoon with Renè M. by Ivo Von Renner
An afternoon with Renè M.
Ivo Von Renner
from £ 549 to £ 1,299
conceptual photography:  Later than expected by Ivo Von Renner
Later than expected
Ivo Von Renner
from £ 499 to £ 1,399
conceptual photography:  Joy by Len Van Brook
Joy
Len Van Brook
from £ 799 to £ 2,190
conceptual photography:  One Hour Amsterdam by Katrin Korfmann
One Hour Amsterdam
Katrin Korfmann
from £ 899 to £ 1,499
conceptual photography:  Rubidendron by Rive Roshan
Rubidendron
Rive Roshan
from £ 699 to £ 1,199
conceptual photography:  Concert by Christian Schmidt
Concert
Christian Schmidt
from £ 499 to £ 1,999
conceptual photography:  Beach by Christian Schmidt
Beach
Christian Schmidt
from £ 499 to £ 1,999
conceptual photography:  Skyscraper by Andrew Bordwin
Skyscraper
Andrew Bordwin
from £ 749 to £ 1,299
conceptual photography:  Enlightment by Andrew Bordwin
Enlightment
Andrew Bordwin
from £ 749 to £ 1,299
conceptual photography:  Lotus by Andrew Bordwin
Lotus
Andrew Bordwin
from £ 749 to £ 1,299
conceptual photography:  The Secret Cypress Swamp by Georg Popp
The Secret Cypress Swamp
Georg Popp
from £ 699 to £ 1,399
conceptual photography:  Mill Pond in Autumn by Georg Popp
Mill Pond in Autumn
Georg Popp
from £ 799 to £ 1,599
conceptual photography:  Benton Lake Fall Colours by Georg Popp
Benton Lake Fall Colours
Georg Popp
from £ 799 to £ 1,599
conceptual photography:  The Big Cypress Bayou by Georg Popp
The Big Cypress Bayou
Georg Popp
from £ 799 to £ 1,599
conceptual photography:  Kings of the South by William Patino
Kings of the South
William Patino
from £ 1,299 to £ 3,690
conceptual photography:  Backstage by Sonja L.
Backstage
Sonja L.
from £ 299 to £ 549
conceptual photography:  Blackberry jam by Sonja L.
Blackberry jam
Sonja L.
from £ 299 to £ 549
conceptual photography:  Sweet sour by Sonja L.
Sweet sour
Sonja L.
from £ 299 to £ 599
conceptual photography:  Phone booth by Sonja L.
Phone booth
Sonja L.
from £ 299 to £ 599
conceptual photography:  Strelitziacactus by Rive Roshan
Strelitziacactus
Rive Roshan
from £ 799 to £ 1,399
conceptual photography:  Philonenthus by Rive Roshan
Philonenthus
Rive Roshan
from £ 799 to £ 1,399
conceptual photography:  Aracbachia by Rive Roshan
Aracbachia
Rive Roshan
from £ 799 to £ 1,399
conceptual photography:  Philocactus by Rive Roshan
Philocactus
Rive Roshan
from £ 799 to £ 1,399



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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