It's not a true black and white but I kept it anyway because I like peacocks. It fits perfect in my space and works with my black, silver and white decor. I think it's more off black and greyish in color and there was a tear in the back. It does serve the purpose for which I bought it. I do hate that it's not what I call black and white. It is a nice picture tho it's not a high quality canvas.