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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
CA$ 3,809
conceptual photography:  Prada Marfa 8:48PM by Adam Mørk
Prada Marfa 8:48PM
Adam Mørk
from CA$ 519 to CA$ 1,709
conceptual photography:  NYC Penguins - Part II by Robert Jahns
NYC Penguins - Part II
Robert Jahns
from CA$ 749 to CA$ 1,609
conceptual photography:  Butterfly XII by Heiko Hellwig
Butterfly XII
Heiko Hellwig
CA$ 2,099
conceptual photography:  Just a Drink by Sebastian Magnani
Just a Drink
Sebastian Magnani
CA$ 3,559
conceptual photography:  New Yorker by Sandra Rauch
New Yorker
Sandra Rauch
from CA$ 1,339 to CA$ 6,509
conceptual photography:  Good Hair by Carol Muthiga - Oyekunle
Good Hair
Carol Muthiga - Oyekunle
from CA$ 929 to CA$ 2,009
conceptual photography:  Blue Rhapsody by Heiko Hellwig
Blue Rhapsody
Heiko Hellwig
from CA$ 759 to CA$ 2,009
conceptual photography:  Frida by Olaf Hajek
Frida
Olaf Hajek
from CA$ 809 to CA$ 1,939
conceptual photography:  Isabelle´s View by Luc Dratwa
Isabelle´s View
Luc Dratwa
from CA$ 729 to CA$ 9,819
conceptual photography:  Penny&Wuffy by Federico Naef
Penny&Wuffy
Federico Naef
from CA$ 569 to CA$ 2,689
conceptual photography:  The Lady of the Ibis by Daria Petrilli
The Lady of the Ibis
Daria Petrilli
conceptual photography:  Stained by Alexander Khokhlov
Stained
Alexander Khokhlov
from CA$ 809 to CA$ 1,709
conceptual photography:  Las Vegas by Len Van Brook
Las Vegas
Len Van Brook
from CA$ 569 to CA$ 3,429
conceptual photography:  Frida by Richard Brandao
Frida
Richard Brandao
from CA$ 469 to CA$ 2,009
conceptual photography:  Jungle by Sanda Anderlon
Jungle
Sanda Anderlon
CA$ 5,389
conceptual photography:  Ali by André Monet
Ali
André Monet
from CA$ 609 to CA$ 3,299
conceptual photography:  No:010819 by Bahar Artan Oskay
No:010819
Bahar Artan Oskay
from CA$ 1,609 to CA$ 2,729
conceptual photography:  Pool 42 by Carl Miller
Pool 42
Carl Miller
from CA$ 1,609 to CA$ 3,209
conceptual photography:  St. Tropez by Sanda Anderlon
St. Tropez
Sanda Anderlon
from CA$ 769 to CA$ 1,809
conceptual photography:  Pool by Sanda Anderlon
Pool
Sanda Anderlon
CA$ 729
conceptual photography:  Aquarius by Stefanie Schneider
Aquarius
Stefanie Schneider
from CA$ 849 to CA$ 2,809
conceptual photography:  Garden of Life by Ysabel Lemay
Garden of Life
Ysabel Lemay
from CA$ 889 to CA$ 10,419
conceptual photography:  Erzulie by Carol Muthiga - Oyekunle
Erzulie
Carol Muthiga - Oyekunle
from CA$ 929 to CA$ 2,009
conceptual photography:  Iris by Carol Muthiga - Oyekunle
Iris
Carol Muthiga - Oyekunle
from CA$ 949 to CA$ 2,009
conceptual photography:  Beachcombing by Georg Popp
Beachcombing
Georg Popp
from CA$ 809 to CA$ 2,889
conceptual photography:  Pura Vida by Jesper Krijgsman
Pura Vida
Jesper Krijgsman
from CA$ 1,409 to CA$ 6,609
conceptual photography:  Aquatica by Jesper Krijgsman
Aquatica
Jesper Krijgsman
from CA$ 1,409 to CA$ 6,609
conceptual photography:  Clairvoyant by Jesper Krijgsman
Clairvoyant
Jesper Krijgsman
from CA$ 609 to CA$ 2,609
conceptual photography:  Latibule by Marina Martinez
Latibule
Marina Martinez
from CA$ 589 to CA$ 1,209
conceptual photography:  Shift by Marina Martinez
Shift
Marina Martinez
from CA$ 589 to CA$ 1,209
conceptual photography:  Ajar by Marina Martinez
Ajar
Marina Martinez
from CA$ 609 to CA$ 1,209
conceptual photography:  Windtorn Arabesque Silk Robe by Boglárka Nagy
Windtorn Arabesque Silk Robe
Boglárka Nagy
from CA$ 909 to CA$ 3,689
conceptual photography:  Granja Project by Guachinarte
Granja Project
Guachinarte
from CA$ 849 to CA$ 3,209
conceptual photography:  Trail by Len Van Brook
Trail
Len Van Brook
from CA$ 549 to CA$ 1,469
conceptual photography:  Poppy Flies by Len Van Brook
Poppy Flies
Len Van Brook
from CA$ 949 to CA$ 1,609
conceptual photography:  Sea Urchin Shells by Georg Popp
Sea Urchin Shells
Georg Popp
from CA$ 809 to CA$ 2,889
conceptual photography:  NYC Old Times Square by Sandra Rauch
NYC Old Times Square
Sandra Rauch
from CA$ 1,139 to CA$ 1,839
conceptual photography:  Armour / Amour by Carol Muthiga - Oyekunle
Armour / Amour
Carol Muthiga - Oyekunle
from CA$ 929 to CA$ 2,009
conceptual photography:  Pisco Sweet by Len Van Brook
Pisco Sweet
Len Van Brook
from CA$ 809 to CA$ 1,409
conceptual photography:  From a Dream 01 by Isabelle Menin
From a Dream 01
Isabelle Menin
from CA$ 689 to CA$ 1,709
conceptual photography:  Pool 48 by Carl Miller
Pool 48
Carl Miller
from CA$ 1,889 to CA$ 4,289
conceptual photography:  Peeping by Joseph Cela
Peeping
Joseph Cela
conceptual photography:  Lazarus LV by Gavin Evans
Lazarus LV
Gavin Evans
CA$ 3,049
conceptual photography:  Hochlandrind III by Claudio Gotsch
Hochlandrind III
Claudio Gotsch
from CA$ 1,399 to CA$ 3,689
conceptual photography:  Only In Your Heart 02 by Isabelle Menin
Only In Your Heart 02
Isabelle Menin
from CA$ 1,349 to CA$ 6,329
conceptual photography:  Freddie by André Monet
Freddie
André Monet
from CA$ 609 to CA$ 2,909
conceptual photography:  Apelles painting Campaspe, van Haecht (II) by Lluis Barba Cantos
Apelles painting Campaspe, van Haecht (II)
Lluis Barba Cantos
from CA$ 2,199 to CA$ 3,699
conceptual photography:  Kiss me now... by Peperina Magenta
Kiss me now...
Peperina Magenta
from CA$ 589 to CA$ 1,009
conceptual photography:  SALT WORKS I by Tom Hegen
SALT WORKS I
Tom Hegen
CA$ 3,009
conceptual photography:  The Book I by Sebastian Magnani
The Book I
Sebastian Magnani
conceptual photography:  Sunny Beach by Paul Fuentes
Sunny Beach
Paul Fuentes
from CA$ 789 to CA$ 2,429
conceptual photography:  Botanical I by Katalin Vasali
Botanical I
Katalin Vasali
from CA$ 1,409 to CA$ 2,209
conceptual photography:  Palm trees palm springs by Stefanie Schneider
Palm trees palm springs
Stefanie Schneider
from CA$ 749 to CA$ 6,629
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 CA$ 1,409 to CA$ 4,249
conceptual photography:  Melancholy by Svetlana Melik - Nubarova
Melancholy
Svetlana Melik - Nubarova
from CA$ 609 to CA$ 1,889
conceptual photography:  A Short Film of December by Noel Myles
A Short Film of December
Noel Myles
from CA$ 1,409 to CA$ 2,809
conceptual photography:  Florescence XII  by Juan Fortes
Florescence XII
Juan Fortes
from CA$ 809 to CA$ 3,409
conceptual photography:  On the Line by Derek Gores
On the Line
Derek Gores
from CA$ 869 to CA$ 1,809
conceptual photography:  Temporal Perception #127 by Serge Hamad
Temporal Perception #127
Serge Hamad
from CA$ 1,809 to CA$ 3,029
conceptual photography:  Les Mystères De L’Horizon I by Elena Iv - Skaya
Les Mystères De L’Horizon I
Elena Iv - Skaya
from CA$ 909 to CA$ 2,109
conceptual photography:  Florescence VII  by Juan Fortes
Florescence VII
Juan Fortes
from CA$ 669 to CA$ 7,809
conceptual photography:  Amalfi by Massimo Colonna
Amalfi
Massimo Colonna
from CA$ 1,009 to CA$ 3,609
conceptual photography:  The Scenic Route, 2020 by Natasha Chomko
The Scenic Route, 2020
Natasha Chomko
CA$ 729
conceptual photography:  Pool 23 by Carl Miller
Pool 23
Carl Miller
CA$ 4,289
conceptual photography:  Kate by André Monet
Kate
André Monet
CA$ 609
conceptual photography:  Dream River 04 by Isabelle Menin
Dream River 04
Isabelle Menin
from CA$ 909 to CA$ 10,419
conceptual photography:  Kate by Renaud Delorme
Kate
Renaud Delorme
CA$ 7,929
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
CA$ 3,899
conceptual photography:  Antoinette Tropical by Olaf Hajek
Antoinette Tropical
Olaf Hajek
CA$ 3,269
conceptual photography:  Taking-Off, 21:45 by Luc Dratwa
Taking-Off, 21:45
Luc Dratwa
conceptual photography:  Prada Marfa  8:36PM by Adam Mørk
Prada Marfa 8:36PM
Adam Mørk
CA$ 2,159
conceptual photography:  Nora´s Sight by Luc Dratwa
Nora´s Sight
Luc Dratwa
from CA$ 2,099 to CA$ 7,209
conceptual photography:  The Triumph Of Form by Andrey Yakovlev & Lili Aleeva
The Triumph Of Form
Andrey Yakovlev & Lili Aleeva
from CA$ 759 to CA$ 3,109
conceptual photography:  Union Jack and Jill by Derek Gores
Union Jack and Jill
Derek Gores
from CA$ 679 to CA$ 1,409
conceptual photography:  Dual Nature by Daria Petrilli
Dual Nature
Daria Petrilli
from CA$ 739 to CA$ 1,529
conceptual photography:  Life goes on II by Ysabel Lemay
Life goes on II
Ysabel Lemay
from CA$ 889 to CA$ 9,099
conceptual photography:  Serene Garden by Massimo Colonna
Serene Garden
Massimo Colonna
from CA$ 1,209 to CA$ 4,109
conceptual photography:  St. Pete Beach II by Dean West
St. Pete Beach II
Dean West
from CA$ 1,209 to CA$ 4,009
conceptual photography:  Sunset in Midtown NYC by Jack Marijnissen
Sunset in Midtown NYC
Jack Marijnissen
CA$ 4,199



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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