I did the math - over 6 years and 300 shops with Ralph Lauren, I must have bought, framed and hung over 6,000 pieces of artwork, many of which were classic black and white photographs. New York - my home sweet home for the past 20 years - has always inspired photographers, and shown beautifully in black and white. From the architecture and people, to transit and even some crazily styled animals - New York is not just a setting: it has star quality all its own when it comes to dressing up your walls.
We’ve rounded up some of our favorite New York images for you. Many of these are classics that you can easily click and buy; others are unexpected finds that would make great additions to your collection. From gleaming skyscrapers to glittery city lights, we’re in a New York state of mind, and have you covered in our gallery of Gotham-inspired art.