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:  After Work II by Sebastian Magnani
After Work II
Sebastian Magnani
£ 2,290
conceptual photography:  The Lady of the Ibis by Daria Petrilli
The Lady of the Ibis
Daria Petrilli
from £ 449 to £ 1,099
conceptual photography:  Ali by André Monet
Ali
André Monet
from £ 349 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:  Kiss me now... by Peperina Magenta
Kiss me now...
Peperina Magenta
from £ 349 to £ 599
conceptual photography:  Taking-Off, 21:45 by Luc Dratwa
Taking-Off, 21:45
Luc Dratwa
from £ 599 to £ 1,499
conceptual photography:  Lazarus LV by Gavin Evans
Lazarus LV
Gavin Evans
from £ 1,399 to £ 2,990
conceptual photography:  St. Pete Beach II by Dean West
St. Pete Beach II
Dean West
from £ 699 to £ 2,290
conceptual photography:  Serene Garden by Massimo Colonna
Serene Garden
Massimo Colonna
from £ 699 to £ 2,390
conceptual photography:  NYC Penguins - Part II by Robert Jahns
NYC Penguins - Part II
Robert Jahns
from £ 429 to £ 929
conceptual photography:  Freddie by André Monet
Freddie
André Monet
from £ 349 to £ 1,699
conceptual photography:  Kate by André Monet
Kate
André Monet
from £ 349 to £ 1,999
conceptual photography:  THE SECRET II by Joe Mcdermott
THE SECRET II
Joe Mcdermott
from £ 699 to £ 1,499
conceptual photography:  Bloom by Ysabel Lemay
Bloom
Ysabel Lemay
from £ 549 to £ 3,990
conceptual photography:  SUPERHEROES by Mr. Pinkbrush
SUPERHEROES
Mr. Pinkbrush
from £ 999 to £ 1,999
conceptual photography:  Apelles painting Campaspe, van Haecht (II) by Lluis Barba Cantos
Apelles painting Campaspe, van Haecht (II)
Lluis Barba Cantos
from £ 999 to £ 1,999
conceptual photography:  Miami Beach by Paul Fuentes
Miami Beach
Paul Fuentes
from £ 459 to £ 1,399
conceptual photography:  Seesaw Seascape X by Wolfgang Uhlig
Seesaw Seascape X
Wolfgang Uhlig
£ 3,190
conceptual photography:  Penny&Wuffy by Federico Naef
Penny&Wuffy
Federico Naef
from £ 329 to £ 1,599
conceptual photography:  David II by André Monet
David II
André Monet
from £ 349 to £ 1,999
conceptual photography:  Cate by André Monet
Cate
André Monet
£ 399
conceptual photography:  Empire State Building by Johannes Weinsheimer
Empire State Building
Johannes Weinsheimer
£ 99
conceptual photography:  Antoinette Tropical by Olaf Hajek
Antoinette Tropical
Olaf Hajek
from £ 749 to £ 1,999
conceptual photography:  Mick by André Monet
Mick
André Monet
from £ 349 to £ 1,999
conceptual photography:  Your Head is Full of Birdies by Peperina Magenta
Your Head is Full of Birdies
Peperina Magenta
£ 349
conceptual photography:  No:220419 by Bahar Artan Oskay
No:220419
Bahar Artan Oskay
£ 899
conceptual photography:  Nora´s Sight by Luc Dratwa
Nora´s Sight
Luc Dratwa
from £ 1,099 to £ 4,190
conceptual photography:  The Triumph Of Form by Andrey Yakovlev & Lili Aleeva
The Triumph Of Form
Andrey Yakovlev & Lili Aleeva
from £ 449 to £ 1,799
conceptual photography:  Let's Make Up by Cindy Press
Let's Make Up
Cindy Press
£ 1,049
conceptual photography:  Butterfly XII by Heiko Hellwig
Butterfly XII
Heiko Hellwig
£ 1,099
conceptual photography:  Peeping by Joseph Cela
Peeping
Joseph Cela
conceptual photography:  Antoinette Golden Tear by Olaf Hajek
Antoinette Golden Tear
Olaf Hajek
from £ 499 to £ 1,599
conceptual photography:  Ocean Beauty I by Hiepler & Brunier
Ocean Beauty I
Hiepler & Brunier
from £ 899 to £ 5,990
conceptual photography:  Pablo by André Monet
Pablo
André Monet
from £ 349 to £ 1,699
conceptual photography:  The Letter by Hugo Pondz
The Letter
Hugo Pondz
from £ 549 to £ 1,799
conceptual photography:  Kate by André Monet
Kate
André Monet
from £ 349 to £ 1,999
conceptual photography:  Frida by André Monet
Frida
André Monet
from £ 399 to £ 2,390
conceptual photography:  Angelina by André Monet
Angelina
André Monet
from £ 349 to £ 1,699
conceptual photography:  The Warmest Day by Hugo Pondz
The Warmest Day
Hugo Pondz
from £ 499 to £ 1,499
conceptual photography:  Only In Your Heart by Isabelle Menin
Only In Your Heart
Isabelle Menin
from £ 799 to £ 4,990
conceptual photography:  The Nursey of Ibis by Daria Petrilli
The Nursey of Ibis
Daria Petrilli
from £ 399 to £ 899
conceptual photography:  Stockholm III by Martin Schwartz
Stockholm III
Martin Schwartz
from £ 299 to £ 579
conceptual photography:  Stockholm by Martin Schwartz
Stockholm
Martin Schwartz
from £ 299 to £ 579
conceptual photography:  Paris II by Martin Schwartz
Paris II
Martin Schwartz
from £ 299 to £ 579
conceptual photography:  Barcelona III by Martin Schwartz
Barcelona III
Martin Schwartz
from £ 299 to £ 579
conceptual photography:  Barcelona IV by Martin Schwartz
Barcelona IV
Martin Schwartz
from £ 299 to £ 579
conceptual photography:  Berlin loves Bowie by Sandra Rauch
Berlin loves Bowie
Sandra Rauch
from £ 399 to £ 849
conceptual photography:  Fragments of Hanoi by Peter Stewart
Fragments of Hanoi
Peter Stewart
from £ 999 to £ 2,290
conceptual photography:  Ibis in Volo by Daria Petrilli
Ibis in Volo
Daria Petrilli
from £ 399 to £ 899
conceptual photography:  Brooklyn Bridge Balloons by Robert Jahns
Brooklyn Bridge Balloons
Robert Jahns
from £ 399 to £ 899
conceptual photography:  Brooklyn Bridge Balloons II by Robert Jahns
Brooklyn Bridge Balloons II
Robert Jahns
from £ 429 to £ 929
conceptual photography:  Colorful Zebras by Robert Jahns
Colorful Zebras
Robert Jahns
from £ 429 to £ 929
conceptual photography:  Zebra Rainbowmountain by Robert Jahns
Zebra Rainbowmountain
Robert Jahns
from £ 549 to £ 1,099
conceptual photography:  Rising the Brush by Mr. Pinkbrush
Rising the Brush
Mr. Pinkbrush
from £ 1,049 to £ 1,999
conceptual photography:  PEACE by Mr. Pinkbrush
PEACE
Mr. Pinkbrush
from £ 999 to £ 1,999
conceptual photography:  SWAT by Mr. Pinkbrush
SWAT
Mr. Pinkbrush
from £ 999 to £ 1,999
conceptual photography:  Sistine Chapel, Michelangelo by Lluis Barba Cantos
Sistine Chapel, Michelangelo
Lluis Barba Cantos
from £ 1,099 to £ 1,699
conceptual photography:  The Harvesters, Brueghel by Lluis Barba Cantos
The Harvesters, Brueghel
Lluis Barba Cantos
from £ 999 to £ 1,999
conceptual photography:  Machine Men, de Rivera by Lluis Barba Cantos
Machine Men, de Rivera
Lluis Barba Cantos
from £ 899 to £ 1,599
conceptual photography:  Archduke Leopold William in his Gallery of paintings in Brussels, Teniers by Lluis Barba Cantos
Archduke Leopold William in his Gallery of paintings in Brussels, Teniers
Lluis Barba Cantos
from £ 999 to £ 1,999
conceptual photography:  Study of Jan Brueghel the Jounger Kunstkammer with Venus, Brueghel by Lluis Barba Cantos
Study of Jan Brueghel the Jounger Kunstkammer with Venus, Brueghel
Lluis Barba Cantos
from £ 999 to £ 1,999
conceptual photography:  Pool Desert Tiger by Paul Fuentes
Pool Desert Tiger
Paul Fuentes
from £ 459 to £ 1,399
conceptual photography:  WHAM! by Joe Mcdermott
WHAM!
Joe Mcdermott
£ 999
conceptual photography:  Ritaglio di natura #1 by Alberto Lazzari
Ritaglio di natura #1
Alberto Lazzari
from £ 899 to £ 1,499
conceptual photography:  The Summit by Anton Sparx
The Summit
Anton Sparx
from £ 1,049 to £ 1,999
conceptual photography:  Caribbean Flamingo by Juan Fortes
Caribbean Flamingo
Juan Fortes
£ 1,999
conceptual photography:  Rainbow Lorikeet by Juan Fortes
Rainbow Lorikeet
Juan Fortes
£ 1,049
conceptual photography:  Pulse Flash by Beatrice Hug
Pulse Flash
Beatrice Hug
£ 1,999
conceptual photography:  Waiting for Love by Peperina Magenta
Waiting for Love
Peperina Magenta
from £ 349 to £ 699
conceptual photography:  Your Berlin Guardian by Sandra Rauch
Your Berlin Guardian
Sandra Rauch
from £ 399 to £ 849
conceptual photography:  Glam Berlin by Sandra Rauch
Glam Berlin
Sandra Rauch
from £ 399 to £ 849
conceptual photography:  Skull - Pink by Andy Warhol
Skull - Pink
Andy Warhol
£ 220
conceptual photography:  Labyrinth II by Peter Stewart
Labyrinth II
Peter Stewart
from £ 999 to £ 2,190
conceptual photography:  Pixeltowns by Peter Stewart
Pixeltowns
Peter Stewart
from £ 999 to £ 2,290
conceptual photography:  Barcelona by Martin Schwartz
Barcelona
Martin Schwartz
from £ 299 to £ 579
conceptual photography:  Paris by Martin Schwartz
Paris
Martin Schwartz
from £ 299 to £ 579
conceptual photography:  Stockholm II by Martin Schwartz
Stockholm II
Martin Schwartz
from £ 299 to £ 579
conceptual photography:  Paris III by Martin Schwartz
Paris III
Martin Schwartz
from £ 299 to £ 579
conceptual photography:  Barcelona II by Martin Schwartz
Barcelona II
Martin Schwartz
from £ 299 to £ 579
conceptual photography:  Paris IV by Martin Schwartz
Paris IV
Martin Schwartz
from £ 299 to £ 579



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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