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Art For Sale
Color:  Black
Pocke Yellowy Orange Clementine, Original painting, Still life, Clementine
Located in Deddington, GB
Pocket Yellowy Orange Clementine is an original oil painting by Dani Humberstone as part of her Pocket Painting series featuring small scale realistic oil paintings, with a nod to ba...
Category

2010s Contemporary Art

Materials

Canvas, Oil

"untitled" sculpture, Steel contemporary snake sculpture in black
Located in Johannesburg, ZA
Jake Michael Singer (b. 1991) experiments with a broad range of disciplines from photography to works on paper, and commands an exquisite mastery of sculpture. Meticulously construct...
Category

2010s Symbolist Art

Materials

Stainless Steel

pocket dark blue sloes, Baroque Still Life Painting, Small Art, Fruit Art
Located in Deddington, GB
Pocket Dark Blue Sloes is an original still-life painting by artist Dani Humberstone. This painting is a small scale renaissance inspired still life in a photorealistic style and sol...
Category

2010s Realist Art

Materials

Canvas, Oil

"Wooden grating" abstract painting acrylic on wood 102x77cm 2019
Located in Roscoff, FR
In "Wooden grating", Pierre Morquin invites us on a journey to the heart of a rapidly changing urban world. On a recuperated palette, the artist juxtaposes bright colors and abstract...
Category

2010s Abstract Art

Materials

Spray Paint, Acrylic

Keith Haring Free South Africa poster 1985
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Keith Haring Free South Africa 1985: Original 1985 Keith Haring Free South Africa poster- a key historical Keith Haring activist poster ...
Category

1980s Pop Art Art

Materials

Offset, Lithograph

Vintage Landscape -- Birch Trees on the Water
Located in Soquel, CA
Serene landscape painting of a quiet pond surrounded by birch trees by California artist Doris Clement (American, 20th Century). Signed "Doris Clement" lower right. Presented in a p...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Impressionist Art

Materials

Oil, Canvas

Pacific Coast in Spring Watercolor Landscape
Located in Soquel, CA
Vibrant watercolor of Pacific coastal waters crashing in the the cliffs, by an unknown artist (American, 20th Century). Presented in a dark green mat w...
Category

Late 20th Century American Impressionist Art

Materials

Laid Paper, Watercolor

Intimate, Stuttgart 2016, Nude, photography, 21st century
Located in Munich, DE
Edition of 25 A beautiful naked girl is lying on a golden bed in a very laszive and sexy pose. Tina Trumpp discovered her love of photography early on, bu...
Category

2010s Contemporary Art

Materials

Archival Pigment

Wild West I - large scale photograph of iconic landscape of American West
Located in San Francisco, CA
Wild West I by Frank Schott from a series of photographic observances around Monument Valley 48 x 71 inches / 122cm x 180cm signed edition of 7 27 x 40 inches / 68cm x 102cm signed...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Art

Materials

Archival Paper, Giclée, Archival Ink, Photographic Paper

Sunday in the Isle de France /// Contemporary City Street Scene River People Art
Located in Saint Augustine, FL
Artist: Urbain Huchet (French, 1930-2014) Title: "Sunday in the Isle de France" *Signed by Huchet in pencil lower right Year: 1985 Medium: Original Lithograph on unbranded white wove paper Limited edition: 350, (the number may differ from what is shown in the photos) Printer: Unknown, Paris or Cannes, France Publisher: the artist Huchet himself, Paris or Cannes, France Sheet size: 30" x 22" Image size: 27" x 20.5" Condition: Never framed, has been professionally stored away for decades. In mint condition Notes: Numbered by Huchet in pencil lower left. The title printed in the plate lower left. Biography: Born in Rennes on April 28, 1930. After studying law and owning a textile factory for four years, he decided in 1960 to devote himself entirely to painting. He does many paintings of landscapes and the typical people of his region. His love of the Brittany coast and the sea can always be seen in his work. After moving to Paris in 1963, his love of adventure and travel led him to spend more time painting and writing in Europe, the Middle East, and South America, where he produced many paintings of the Indian markets and the great scenery. He made 14 trips, each of more than 4 months each, from Mexico to Brazil via Peru, Central America and the Caribbean Islands. In Addition to the paintings, he has written a book about these beautiful countries. A luxurious portfolio of paintings of Egypt...
Category

1980s Contemporary Art

Materials

Lithograph

Seascape IV (Homage to Mark Rothko) - large format abstract seascape photograph
Located in San Francisco, CA
From a series of large scale abstract photographs of muted color monochromatic ocean water surface and cloudscapes SEASCAPE IV by Frank Schott an homage t...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Art

Materials

Archival Ink, Archival Paper, Photographic Paper, Giclée, Archival Pigment

Wave II - large scale abstract photograph of water surface reflections
Located in San Francisco, CA
mesmerizing large scale capture of a strikingly abstract water surface WAVE II by Christian Stoll 48 x 48 inches (122 x 122cm) signed edition of 7 5...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Art

Materials

Photographic Paper, Archival Pigment, Archival Paper

Desert Daze - light effect in California desert landscape with endless horizon
Located in San Francisco, CA
a series of images capturing the epic scale of the iconic landscapes of the American West Desert Daze by Frank Schott 30 x 40 inches / 76cm x 102cm signed edition of 25 48 x 64...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Art

Materials

Archival Paper, Photographic Paper, Archival Pigment, Giclée

de Young - tactile elements of iconic San Francisco museum architecture
Located in San Francisco, CA
DE YOUNG by Frank Schott an hommage to the architectural details of Herzog DeMeuron's famous de Young Museum in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park 29 x 40 in...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Art

Materials

Archival Paper, Photographic Paper, Archival Pigment, Giclée

YES - large format photograph of conceptual motivational message sign at night
Located in San Francisco, CA
large scale original photograph from a series of conceptual motivational messages on iconic Americana signs in landscape of the American West YES by Frank Schott 48 x 67 inches (122 x 171cm) signed edition of 7 29 x 40 inches (74 x 102cm) signed edition of 25 archival quality fine art pigment print limited art edition published by Edition EKTAlux artist signed + numbered certificate of authenticity _______________ Frank Schott grew up in Germany and attended the prestigious Academy of Arts in Cologne, studying under Professor Arno Jansen, who was an early influence. Moving to California in 1998, Schott's work has evolved to include the epic landscapes and deserts of the American West as well as architectural, conceptual and more formal environments from both home and his travels. Influenced by a number of photographic peers and precursors such as Candida Höfer, Andreas Gursky, Thomas Struth, Jeff Wall, Ed Rusha...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Conceptual Art

Materials

Giclée

Burst III - large scale abstract photograph of caleidoscopic color explosion
Located in San Francisco, CA
From Christian Stoll's body of works BURST (2015), an abstract exploration of high speed photographs capturing mesmerizing explosions of caleidoscopic color 48 x 72 inches (122 x 18...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Art

Materials

Archival Paper, Photographic Paper, Archival Pigment

Seascape VII - large format photograph of cloud formations and reflecting sea
Located in San Francisco, CA
large scale original photograph of dramatic cloud formations and reflecting sea SEASCAPE VII by Frank Schott 58 x 58 inches ( 147 x 147cm ) signed edition of 7 48 x 48 inches ( 12...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Art

Materials

Photographic Paper, Archival Pigment, Black and White, Giclée, Archival ...

YES - large format photograph of conceptual motivational sign at night
Located in San Francisco, CA
large scale original photograph from a series of conceptual motivational messages on classic Americana billboard signs in iconic landscape of the American West YES by Frank Schott ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Conceptual Art

Materials

Archival Ink, Archival Paper, Photographic Paper, Archival Pigment

Wallscape IV (New York) - abstraction of urban textures and palimpsest colors
Located in San Francisco, CA
WALLSCAPE IV by Frank Schott from a series of photographic observances capturing urban textures and wallscape color palettes 48 x 72 inches / 122cm x 182...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Art

Materials

Archival Ink, Archival Paper, Photographic Paper, Archival Pigment

Untitled 8
Located in Denver, CO
Reclining Nude figure
Category

2010s Art

Materials

Oil

Stratosphere I - large format photograph of abstract liquid water cloudscapes
Located in San Francisco, CA
large scale photography of mesmerizing color compositions of liquid cloudscape painting in water, hypnotizing abstract liquidscapes from the bo...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Art

Materials

Archival Paper, Photographic Paper, Archival Pigment, Giclée

Burst III - large scale abstract photograph of caleidoscopic color explosions
Located in San Francisco, CA
From Christian Stoll's body of works BURST (2015), an abstract exploration of high speed photographs capturing mesmerizing explosions of caleidoscopic color 27 x 40 inches (68 x 102...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Art

Materials

Archival Ink, Archival Paper, Photographic Paper, Archival Pigment, Giclée

Kusama Large Plush Pumpkin (New)
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Yayoi Kusama Yellow & Black Pumpkin (plush): An iconic, vibrantly colored pop art piece - this large Kusama plush pumpkin features the universal polka dot patterns and bold colors fo...
Category

1960s Pop Art Art

Materials

Nylon

Steven Tyler / Johnny Depp on stage by Zack Whitford
Located in Chicago, IL
Limited edition graphic on Archival Canson Platine Fibre Rag paper. Signed and numbered by the artist. Edition size: 25 16" x 20" Print Please inquire for framing options BIO...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Art

Materials

Archival Pigment

America (Limited Edition Print)
Located in LOS ANGELES, CA
**ANNUAL SUPER SALE UNTIL MAY 15TH ONLY** THIS PRICE WON'T BE REPEATED AGAIN THIS YEAR - TAKE ADVANTAGE OF IT** "America" is a unique eagle design by Mauro Oliveira. This exquisite...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Expressionist Art

Materials

Cotton Canvas

Twin Greek Temples (Night), After Dark in Central Park in New York City
Located in New york, NY
A contemporary black-and-white photograph by Roberta Fineberg who captures the San Remo building and New York City skyline after dark from the urban oasis Central Park. Focusing on the beaux-arts building towers or twin Greek temples...
Category

2010s Contemporary Art

Materials

Archival Ink, Archival Paper, Rag Paper, Digital, Archival Pigment, Digi...

Stretch - Signed limited edition nude fine art print, Black and white, Model
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Stretch - Signed limited edition archival pigment print - Edition of 10 This image was captured on film in 1982. From the same photoshoot, the so-called 'Zip' print by Ian San...
Category

1980s Contemporary Art

Materials

Archival Paper, Photographic Film, Photographic Paper, Black and White, ...

Athos and Gambler, 2015, Fine Art Photography, Print and Framed, Signed
Located in Armonk, NY
Athos and Gambler, 2015 30" x 22.5" Fine Art Photography Print and Framed Signed Photographer Shelli Breidenbach’s statuesque and commanding eques...
Category

2010s Art

Materials

Archival Pigment

Birthday Party
Located in London, GB
Lithograph from a stone printed in sepia and green, with hand colouring in two shades of blue gouache. On Velin Arches mould-made paper (300 gsm) Signed and dated 77 in pencil, lower...
Category

1970s Abstract Art

Materials

Lithograph, Color

Mourning
Located in London, GB
111.8 x 140.3 cms (44 x 55.25 ins) Edition of 50 Impressed with Solo Press stamp and the printer’s stamp. Lithograph (from three plates) with hand colouring in gouache (two greys...
Category

1980s Abstract Art

Materials

Color, Lithograph

Collage: "It's Art Time" (Original Resin Artwork on Canvas)
Located in LOS ANGELES, CA
**ANNUAL SUPER SALE TIL MAY 15th ONLY** *This Price Won't Be Repeated Again This Year - Take Advantage Of It* "IT'S ART TIME": one of a kind original magazine cutou...
Category

2010s Contemporary Art

Materials

Canvas, Resin, Magazine Paper, Photographic Paper

Takashi Murakami Kanye West 2007 (Takashi Murakami Louis Vuitton)
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Takashi Murakami, Kanye West, Louis Vuitton; Los Angeles 2007 (Murakami Gala): Rare folding invitation published on the occasion of a 2007 reception honoring Takashi Murakami and fashion icon Marc Jacobs with a special performance by Kanye West; October 28th, 2007; MOCA Los Angeles; hosted by Louis Vuitton. Front side imagery features a reproduction of Murakami’s ‘Jellyfish...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Art

Materials

Offset, Paper

The Lady with the Green Collar - Portrait “Style of” Frank Duveneck
Located in Soquel, CA
Stately portrait circa 1900 of a woman in dark clothing with a green collar which is a copy of a similar portrait by Frank Duveneck 1875-1879. The woman i...
Category

1890s Impressionist Art

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Rhinoceros #2, Albuquerque, NM, 2013 - Animal Portrait Photography
Located in Paris, FR
'Rhinoceros #2, Albuquerque, NM, 2013' is a limited-edition fine art photograph by American photographer Brad Wilson. Archival pigment print on Hahnemühle Fine Art Baryta Paper, 2013...
Category

2010s Contemporary Art

Materials

Archival Pigment

Contemporary Buddha statue - Green Neon Plexiglass
Located in New York, NY
This Green neon Buddha statue, is 2 layers of laser cut Plexiglas joined together by brass industrial elements. A unique Buddha sculpture, de...
Category

2010s Contemporary Art

Materials

Brass

Untitled
Located in Barcelona, ES
The painting is being offered with a work and authenticity certificate
Category

1980s Abstract Art

Materials

Lithograph

New Still-life Photograph with Vintage Typewriter, “Still Life with Robot”
Located in Brooklyn, NY
My newest photograph, “Still Life with Robot,” continues the exploration of vintage tech begun in my earlier “Tech Vanitas” series. Surrounded by rich silks and patterned wallpapers, playful still lifes of familiar devices suggest 17th Century Dutch paintings. My photographs display a fascination with vintage gadgets...
Category

2010s Contemporary Art

Materials

Archival Pigment

Lilith
Located in Milano, MI
This painting by Salvador Aulestia (Barcelona 1915 - Milano 1994) embraces the "figurative post-cubism" style. In fact Salvador Aulestia was artistically grown during the maximum su...
Category

1980s Modern Art

Materials

Acrylic, Canvas

17th Century by Mexican Maestro Virgin of Solitude Oil on Canvas
Located in Milano, Lombardia
Dimensions: 165 x 123 cm without frame - 194 x 152 cm with frame Black painted, carved, sculpted and guilloché wooden frame, gilded parts in the inner groove. Publications: unpubl...
Category

17th Century Old Masters Art

Materials

Canvas, Oil

V&A - John French - Soft Helmets - Limited Edition
Located in London, GB
V&A - John French - Soft Helmets - Limited Edition Pattie Boyd and Celia Hammond modelling feathered capsule hats, John French (1907-66), London, 1960s © Victoria and Albert Museum,...
Category

1960s Modern Art

Materials

Black and White

16th Century by Neapolitan Maestro Vision of Saint John in Patmos Oil on Panel
Located in Milano, Lombardia
Without frame. Expertise by Prof. Antonio Vannugli A brightly lit gash opens up in the middle of the sky; within it appears the figure of the Virgin with the Child and beside her a...
Category

16th Century Old Masters Art

Materials

Oil, Panel

Locust III, 2024, unique pigment print, signed
Located in New York, NY
Locus III, 2024 is part of the "Another World" series. This unique archival pigment print is printed on Epson Enhanced Matte paper. Image size is 9" x 6.5" on 10" x 7.5" paper size...
Category

2010s Abstract Art

Materials

Archival Pigment

Belle au bois… Aurore, Female Portrait Bust, Ceramic Sculpture
Located in Paris, FR
One-off smoke-fired stoneware sculpture, pigment, copper, steel. 2017-2018. Dimensions: 45 x 30 x 25 cm. This sculpture has been exhibited in the Arts et Métiers museum in Paris, fro...
Category

2010s Contemporary Art

Materials

Sandstone, Copper, Steel

'Jean Shrimpton In Evening Dress' Limited Edition silver gelatin V&A Portfolio
Located in London, GB
'Jean Shrimpton In Evening Dress' Limited Edition V&A Portfolio silver gelatin fibre print. Jean Shrimpton modelling a dress, John French (1907-66), England, 1961 © Victoria and Alb...
Category

1960s Modern Art

Materials

Silver Gelatin

CLOUD White Marble Abstract Sculpture , 2013
Located in London, GB
An upcoming exhibition of oil paintings by Hsu Tung Lung at the The Tainan Art Museum in Tainan, Taiwan. The exhibition is scheduled for March, 2025 and will feature a selection of H...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Geometric Art

Materials

Granite

KAWS Bus Stop 2002
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
KAWS 'Bus Stop' 2002: Paying homage to KAWS’ early days as graffiti artist, the “Bus Stop” features a plastic bus stop and two KAWS toys on the platform. Features iconic KAWS heads, eyes, and designs. Medium: Painted cast resin figures. Year: 2002. Dimensions: Box: 8.25 X 8.25 x 3 Bus Stop: 3.5 x 6.4 x 2.25 Figurines: 2.75 x 1.4 inches (each) Condition: New/unopened in its original box; very good to excellent condition. Published by Medicom. Each stamped on the reverse '©KAWS..02'. KAWS is a fine artist, illustrator, painter, sculptor, product designer, and toymaker. His cartoonish style—including his best-known characters with X-ed out eyes—has its roots in his early career as a street artist, when he began replacing advertisements with his own, masterful acrylic paintings in the early 1990s. Related Categories Street Art. Retna. Shepard Fairey. Damien Hirst. Pop Art. Kaws sculpture. Kaws open edition. Kaws Passing Through. Kaws Resting Place...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Art

Materials

Resin, Vinyl

Portrait of Giuseppe Garibaldi - Oil Paint - 19th Century
Located in Roma, IT
Portrait Giuseppe Garibaldi is an original modern artwork realized by Artist of the late 19th Century. Mixed colored oil painting on canvas. Includes frame.
Category

19th Century Modern Art

Materials

Oil

Study For a Corrida - Vintage Poster
Located in Paris, FR
(After) Francis Bacon Study for a corrida Poster, 1995 Printed and published by Maeght Size 86 x 50 cm (c. 33,8 x 19,7 in) Mint condition
Category

1990s Art

Materials

Offset

Tropic Fruit
Located in London, GB
80 x 94 cms (31.5 x 37 ins) Edition of 100
Category

1980s Abstract Art

Materials

Color, Screen

Hugh Hefner in His Bedroom Office, Chicago 1961, Black and White Photography
Located in Chicago, IL
"Nelson Algren's Chicago: Photographs by Art Shay", page 34. Hugh Hefner liked Algren and vice versa. After Hefner purchased several of his short stori...
Category

1960s Contemporary Art

Materials

Silver Gelatin

Chatsworth Lone Rider, Chatsworth Estate, Derbyshire, England, 2007
Located in Hudson, NY
CURRENT EXHIBITION - runs through June 25th, 2017. Any framed photographs purchased during the show will be available then. If the exhibition piece is sold or the customer orders a d...
Category

Early 2000s Contemporary Art

Materials

Pigment

At the Bend - Abstracted Russian Landscape Yuri Gusev
By Yuri Gusev
Located in Soquel, CA
Impressionist landscape of a river at the edge of the woods by Yuri Gusev (Russian, b. 1928). There is a kneeling figure between the trees in the foreground. Presented in a pink-hued...
Category

Late 20th Century Impressionist Art

Materials

Oil, Linen

Chanel Vertical, 1990
Located in Hudson, NY
Listing is for UNFRAMED print. Edition 1 of 15. CURRENT EXHIBITION - runs through September 4th, 2016. Any framed photographs purchased during the show will be available after September 4th. If the exhibition piece is sold or the customer orders a different print size, the photograph is produced upon purchase. Please allow two weeks for production. Shipping time depends on method of shipping. Price is subject to availability. The Robin Rice Gallery reserves the right to adjust this price depending on the current edition of the photograph. ABOUT: Since the early ‘90s, gallerist Robin Rice and designer Antony Todd...
Category

1990s Contemporary Art

Materials

Archival Ink, Archival Paper, Silver Gelatin

Mandrill - Abstract Expressionism, Graffiti-Style Painting with Bright Colors
Located in Chicago, IL
Color, line, texture, pattern and process are the formal qualities of abstract work. By exploring these qualities, Connor Hughes creates a visceral and cerebral experience within the abstract. Fields of color and texture fill the canvas. He attacks his work with a vigorous show of emotion, a struggle between self-expression and the chaos of the subconscious. The heavy paint spills...
Category

2010s Abstract Expressionist Art

Materials

Canvas, Mixed Media, Acrylic

Prowl - Abstract Expressionism Mixed Media Graffiti-Style Painting Bright Colors
Located in Chicago, IL
Color, line, texture, pattern and process are the formal qualities of abstract work. By exploring these qualities, Connor Hughes creates a visceral and cerebral experience within the abstract. Fields of color and texture fill the canvas. He attacks his work with a vigorous show of emotion, a struggle between self-expression and the chaos of the subconscious. The heavy paint spills...
Category

2010s Abstract Expressionist Art

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic, Mixed Media

The Beatles Abbey Road Billboard by Robert Landau - Sunset Strip
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Photograph of the legendary 1969 Sunset Strip billboard designed Roland Young for the release of the Beatles Abbey Road LP. Selected from Robert's museum exhibition and book: Rock ‘N’ Roll Billboards on the Sunset Strip. (Billboard photo by Ian Macmillan) Archival pigment print from an edition of 15, printed on 100% cotton fine art paper with a matte finish, signed and numbered in the lower margin by the artist. Print ships rolled, but framing options are available. Robert Landau...
Category

1960s Other Art Style Art

Materials

Archival Pigment

"Drift 38" Photography 30" x 20" Edition of 10 by Rowan Daly
Located in Culver City, CA
"Drift 38" Photography 30" x 20" Edition of 10 by Rowan Daly Digital print on Ultra Smooth Fine Art Paper Unframed - ships rolled in a tube DRIFT Behind the scenes of the natio...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Art

Materials

Digital, Archival Pigment

No title (No 78) Photography 47" x 47" inch Ed. of 18 by Yevgeniy Repiashenko
Located in Culver City, CA
No title (No 78) Photography 47" x 47" inch Ed. of 18 by Yevgeniy Repiashenko No title (No 78) by Yevgeniy Repiashenko Year photo was taken: 2017 Limited Edition of 18 Picture size...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Art

Materials

Pigment

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