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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:  Penny&Wuffy by Federico Naef
Penny&Wuffy
Federico Naef
from € 339 to € 1,599
conceptual photography:  SALT WORKS II by Tom Hegen
SALT WORKS II
Tom Hegen
from € 499 to € 1,799
conceptual photography:  NYC Penguins - Part II by Robert Jahns
NYC Penguins - Part II
Robert Jahns
from € 439 to € 939
conceptual photography:  Peeping by Joseph Cela
Peeping
Joseph Cela
€ 949
conceptual photography:  Lucent by Roman Johnston
Lucent
Roman Johnston
from € 799 to € 1,499
conceptual photography:  Butterfly XII by Heiko Hellwig
Butterfly XII
Heiko Hellwig
from € 449 to € 1,099
conceptual photography:  Antoinette Golden Tear by Olaf Hajek
Antoinette Golden Tear
Olaf Hajek
from € 499 to € 1,149
conceptual photography:  Life goes on by Ysabel Lemay
Life goes on
Ysabel Lemay
from € 599 to € 5,790
conceptual photography:  Lazarus LV by Gavin Evans
Lazarus LV
Gavin Evans
from € 1,299 to € 2,690
conceptual photography:  I'll Be Your Summer 05 by Isabelle Menin
I'll Be Your Summer 05
Isabelle Menin
from € 599 to € 1,099
conceptual photography:  If Only by Luc Dratwa
If Only
Luc Dratwa
€ 5,290
conceptual photography:  The Lady of the Ibis by Daria Petrilli
The Lady of the Ibis
Daria Petrilli
from € 399 to € 899
conceptual photography:  Pulse Orange Jaune by Beatrice Hug
Pulse Orange Jaune
Beatrice Hug
€ 1,999
conceptual photography:  Ashley by Rainer Lagemann
Ashley
Rainer Lagemann
conceptual photography:  Deep End by Guy Aroch | Trunk Archive
Deep End
Guy Aroch | Trunk Archive
from € 799 to € 1,399
conceptual photography:  THE SECRET II by Joe Mcdermott
THE SECRET II
Joe Mcdermott
from € 699 to € 1,399
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:  Freddie by André Monet
Freddie
André Monet
from € 899 to € 1,699
conceptual photography:  Coffee and News by Sebastian Magnani
Coffee and News
Sebastian Magnani
from € 499 to € 999
conceptual photography:  Shade of Blue by Tim Mckenna
Shade of Blue
Tim Mckenna
from € 599 to € 999
conceptual photography:  Dressed for Spring by Roman Johnston
Dressed for Spring
Roman Johnston
€ 899
conceptual photography:  Swim Girls at Molitor by Soo Burnell
Swim Girls at Molitor
Soo Burnell
from € 399 to € 799
conceptual photography:  Coral Tree by Bruce Boyd
Coral Tree
Bruce Boyd
€ 359
conceptual photography:  David Bowie OE23 by Gavin Evans
David Bowie OE23
Gavin Evans
from € 129 to € 359
conceptual photography:  Etude Pour Un Apres Midi 06 by Isabelle Menin
Etude Pour Un Apres Midi 06
Isabelle Menin
€ 499
conceptual photography:  Junge Heimat by Claudio Gotsch
Junge Heimat
Claudio Gotsch
from € 899 to € 1,699
conceptual photography:  Lost Flamingos and Some Acquaintances by Pat Swain
Lost Flamingos and Some Acquaintances
Pat Swain
from € 499 to € 2,290
conceptual photography:  The variety of life by Horst & Daniel Zielske
The variety of life
Horst & Daniel Zielske
€ 12,290
conceptual photography:  Buena Vista by Olaf Hajek
Buena Vista
Olaf Hajek
€ 1,499
conceptual photography:  Kiss me now... by Peperina Magenta
Kiss me now...
Peperina Magenta
€ 599
conceptual photography:  Balloon Rabbit (Violett) by Jeff Koons
Balloon Rabbit (Violett)
Jeff Koons
conceptual photography:  Madone Atalante by Christian Lacroix
Madone Atalante
Christian Lacroix
€ 599
conceptual photography:  Hello Dali by Loui Jover
Hello Dali
Loui Jover
from € 279 to € 399
conceptual photography:  CL by Rainer Lagemann
CL
Rainer Lagemann
conceptual photography:  Bergwellen IV by Daniel Reiter
Bergwellen IV
Daniel Reiter
from € 899 to € 1,699
conceptual photography:  Wrapped Globe by Christo
Wrapped Globe
Christo
€ 14,600
conceptual photography:  YAK by Claudio Gotsch
YAK
Claudio Gotsch
from € 699 to € 1,999
conceptual photography:  Beach Scene II by Patrick Tschudi
Beach Scene II
Patrick Tschudi
from € 799 to € 1,699
conceptual photography:  Beach Scene III by Patrick Tschudi
Beach Scene III
Patrick Tschudi
from € 799 to € 1,599
conceptual photography:  Beach Scene IV by Patrick Tschudi
Beach Scene IV
Patrick Tschudi
from € 899 to € 1,799
conceptual photography:  Elevated by Tim Mckenna
Elevated
Tim Mckenna
€ 799
conceptual photography:  Monolithe by Tim Mckenna
Monolithe
Tim Mckenna
€ 949
conceptual photography:  Manhattan Bridge by Gabriele Croppi
Manhattan Bridge
Gabriele Croppi
from € 1,049 to € 3,690
conceptual photography:  Palazzo Della Civiltà by Gabriele Croppi
Palazzo Della Civiltà
Gabriele Croppi
from € 1,049 to € 3,690
conceptual photography:  Plymouth Street by Eric Otto
Plymouth Street
Eric Otto
€ 499
conceptual photography:  Paris by Anne-laure Maison
Paris
Anne-laure Maison
from € 999 to € 1,699
conceptual photography:  Gymnasium of Tianjin University by Terrence Zhang
Gymnasium of Tianjin University
Terrence Zhang
from € 799 to € 1,599
conceptual photography:  Times Square#4 by Wouter Deruytter
Times Square#4
Wouter Deruytter
from € 599 to € 1,299
conceptual photography:  Houston + Lafayette Str, CK#6 by Wouter Deruytter
Houston + Lafayette Str, CK#6
Wouter Deruytter
from € 599 to € 1,299
conceptual photography:  Crimson Queen by Miss Aniela
Crimson Queen
Miss Aniela
from € 399 to € 849
conceptual photography:  Bedtime Brawl by Miss Aniela
Bedtime Brawl
Miss Aniela
from € 549 to € 1,099
conceptual photography:  Dove Tale by Miss Aniela
Dove Tale
Miss Aniela
from € 599 to € 1,099
conceptual photography:  Algarve II by Wolfgang Uhlig
Algarve II
Wolfgang Uhlig
from € 699 to € 999
conceptual photography:  PURPLE, IN MAGENTA by Michal Fuhrer
PURPLE, IN MAGENTA
Michal Fuhrer
€ 3,600
conceptual photography:  PURPLE, IN BLUE by Michal Fuhrer
PURPLE, IN BLUE
Michal Fuhrer
conceptual photography:  PURPLE, IN PURPLE by Michal Fuhrer
PURPLE, IN PURPLE
Michal Fuhrer
€ 3,600
conceptual photography:  Portobello by Soo Burnell
Portobello
Soo Burnell
from € 649 to € 1,099
conceptual photography:  Camouflage by Guy Aroch | Trunk Archive
Camouflage
Guy Aroch | Trunk Archive
from € 799 to € 1,399
conceptual photography:  Dazed by Guy Aroch | Trunk Archive
Dazed
Guy Aroch | Trunk Archive
from € 799 to € 1,399
conceptual photography:  Nudibranchs I by Juan Fortes
Nudibranchs I
Juan Fortes
from € 649 to € 1,199
conceptual photography:  Pantheon by Helmut Schlaiß
Pantheon
Helmut Schlaiß
from € 549 to € 1,099
conceptual photography:  Lago di Garda by Helmut Schlaiß
Lago di Garda
Helmut Schlaiß
from € 549 to € 1,399
conceptual photography:  Fontane Pretoria by Helmut Schlaiß
Fontane Pretoria
Helmut Schlaiß
from € 949 to € 1,799
conceptual photography:  Florenz by Helmut Schlaiß
Florenz
Helmut Schlaiß
from € 949 to € 1,999
conceptual photography:  Balance Dance I by Moto Waganari
Balance Dance I
Moto Waganari
conceptual photography:  Balance Dance II by Moto Waganari
Balance Dance II
Moto Waganari
conceptual photography:  Balance Dance III by Moto Waganari
Balance Dance III
Moto Waganari
conceptual photography:  Palazzo di Alvise V by Werner Pawlok
Palazzo di Alvise V
Werner Pawlok
from € 449 to € 1,999
conceptual photography:  Palazzo di Alvise I by Werner Pawlok
Palazzo di Alvise I
Werner Pawlok
from € 449 to € 2,990
conceptual photography:  100 Proud Workers II by K-narf
100 Proud Workers II
K-narf
from € 2,290 to € 4,690
conceptual photography:  YAK II by Claudio Gotsch
YAK II
Claudio Gotsch
from € 699 to € 1,999
conceptual photography:  HANEY by Catherine Ledner
HANEY
Catherine Ledner
from € 269 to € 1,199
conceptual photography:  100 Proud Workers by K-narf
100 Proud Workers
K-narf
from € 2,390 to € 5,390
conceptual photography:  Südtribüne by Christoph Morlinghaus
Südtribüne
Christoph Morlinghaus
from € 1,099 to € 4,990
conceptual photography:  Anti-pop Andy by Loui Jover
Anti-pop Andy
Loui Jover
from € 269 to € 349
conceptual photography:  Apex by Ray Collins
Apex
Ray Collins
from € 599 to € 999
conceptual photography:  Pink Hibiscus by Bruce Boyd
Pink Hibiscus
Bruce Boyd
from € 699 to € 1,999
conceptual photography:  NYC Sunrise by Armand Dijcks
NYC Sunrise
Armand Dijcks
€ 1,099
conceptual photography:  NYC Magic Hour by Armand Dijcks
NYC Magic Hour
Armand Dijcks
€ 1,999
conceptual photography:  NYC Sunset by Armand Dijcks
NYC Sunset
Armand Dijcks
€ 1,099



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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