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Shop our selection of limited-edition black and white art. Find the artwork that's right for your walls, and add an elegant piece of art to your home decor!






Shades of Gray: An Introduction to black and white


The contemporary use of black and white in visual media is closely connected with the rise of color film. Whereas we are accustomed to seeing old movies and pictures in black and white, with the availability of the full color spectrum, the use of black and white becomes a distinct choice, signalling the aesthetic intentions of the artist or documentarian.


Today, artists work in black and white for many reasons. These often include aesthetic choices: the desire to provide a pared down view or representation, offering the glimpse of a perceived structure, without the distraction of bright and rich colors. An artist may also choose to show us a scene as it first occured to her. In the artist's vision, the original concept may be better captured by stripping away the color.





LUMAS BW Curations

From fashion photography to collage art, the LUMAS portfolio contains a wealth of black and white drawings, paintings, photographs, graphic works, and digital creations. Explore our curated selections to bw art across different genres, styles, and media.




Decorating with black and white


black and white art decor on a home wall
Will McBride: Aufbruch - eine neue Generation II


One of the unsung virtues of black and white art is that it fits with pretty much any decor imaginable. They are unbelievably adaptable, making themselves at home in all home style choices, whether your walls are spare and minimalist, bursting with color, stitched in by intricate wallpaper.

Black and white is at once a conservative choice for a home or office wallspace, and a heady refinement of an interior aesthetic. A home workspace can benefit from the "paring down" effect of black and white. A bedroom similarly, might feature black and white works which make liberal use of grayscale, which presents a soothing alternative to the hard contrasts of images in bright whites and dark blacks. Bolder contrasts similar to charcoal on paper introduce sharper accents, and can set buoyant or playful tones in a kitchen or living room. In these rooms, however, the theme or motif should guide the selection of an artwork as much as tones and accents.



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Alfred Hitchcock
Robert Lebeck
CA$ 1,199
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The Cloned Kiss
David Eger
CA$ 38
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Kleiner Wohld
Ralph Von Kaufmann
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Daniel Libeskind
Faz Edition / Hans Starck
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Why am I doing it at all?
Patrick J. Adams
CA$ 999
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The Marks of Time
Jean - Marie Ghislain
from CA$ 1,299 to CA$ 2,290
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Auchindoun, Scotland
Helmut Hirler
from CA$ 749 to CA$ 1,999
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DREAM IS NOT OVER
Luc Dratwa
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Sorrento 1992, Irah - Light
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Chanel Paris
Bart Van Leeuwen
CA$ 1,699
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Dancing Spinnaker
Jonathan Chritchley
CA$ 1,999
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Bunny in Tub
Pamela Hanson | Trunk Archive
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"Konzentration vor dem Abschuß des Pfeils"
Friedrich Seidenstücker
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Odin
Alexander Von Reiswitz
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The Player
Heidi & Hans - Jürgen Koch
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Clichy Hotel
Pamela Hanson | Trunk Archive
from CA$ 1,199 to CA$ 1,999
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Troopers' atop a Skyscraper
David Eger
CA$ 38
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Der Ruf
Claudio Gotsch
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Maggie
Alexander Von Reiswitz
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The Spirit of Tango III, Buenos Aires
Christopher Pillitz
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Michael Papendieck
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Italian Wedding II
David Burton | Trunk Archive
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Beech Tree Forest, Pyrenees, Study 1
Jonathan Chritchley
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The Spirit of Tango IX
Christopher Pillitz
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Above the Fjords
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CA$ 2,290
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Nadja Auermann
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Fernsehturm Hannover
Heinrich Heidersberger
CA$ 1,199
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Anonym Ii
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Angela rides the Lion
Sylvie Blum
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Walliser Alpen
Rudolf Rother
CA$ 699
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Cindy Crawford
Warwick Saint
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Watuppa, from waterfront, Brooklyn, Manhattan
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Peggy (Judy Tyler) und Vince (Elvis Presley)
Richard Thorpe
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Friedrichstraße II
Annika Feuss
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Bonnie
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Paris Hilton
Tony Duran
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The Spirit of Tango III, Buenos Aires
Christopher Pillitz
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Borani
Alexander Von Reiswitz
CA$ 2,990
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Charlize Theron
Randall Slavin
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Henry Street, Manhattan
Berenice Abbott
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Gasoline station, Bronx
Berenice Abbott
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Alek Wek
Warwick Saint
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Exchange Place, Manhattan
Berenice Abbott
CA$ 899
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Natalie Portman
Robert Erdmann
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Alexander Von Reiswitz
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The Spirit of Tango VII
Christopher Pillitz
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The Spirit of Tango VIII
Christopher Pillitz
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Penn Station, Manhattan
Berenice Abbott
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Charlize Theron
Robert Erdmann
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Mogwai
Alexander Von Reiswitz
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Merian C. Cooper / Ernest B. Schoedsack
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Jett Rink (James Dean)
George Stevens
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Pike and Henry Street, Manhattan
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Tramp (Charlie Chaplin)
Charles Chaplin
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Sylvie´s Muses
Sylvie Blum
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Carole (Catherine Deneuve)
Roman Polanski
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Turandot, Maria Callas
Federico Patellani
CA$ 439
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Serge Gainsbourg
Ralph Ueltzhoeffer
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Arbeiter (Charlie Chaplin)
Charles Chaplin
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Charles Foster Kane (Orson Welles)
Orson Welles
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For Leni
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Frenchy (Marlene Dietrich)
George Marshall
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Dalai Lama
Ralph Ueltzhoeffer
from CA$ 999 to CA$ 2,790
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Gay (Clark Gable)
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Stanley Kowalski (Marlon Brando)
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