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Art For Sale
Color:  Silver
Double Silver Point Robes
Located in Palm Desert, CA
A mixed media artwork by Jim Dine. A silverpoint and acrylic on 2 joined canvases, wood, knife, and string in artist's frame work by Post War artist Jim Dine. "Double Silver Point Robes" depicts the outline of two robes in silverpoint on a white acrylic painted ground. Jim Dine's use of his favorite bathrobe, a frequent image in his works, is a self portrait which connects an everyday object and imbues it with meaning. This Robe painting was part of the first exhibition of Robe paintings at Sidney Janis...
Category

1960s Post-War Art

Materials

Canvas, Wood, Acrylic

Silver Rock Melon: A Framed 19th C. Color Engraving by George Brookshaw
Located in Alamo, CA
This is a 19th century colored aquatint and stipple engraving finished by hand entitled "Silver Rock Melon", drawn and engraved by George Brookshaw and published in London in 1812 as plate 67 in his 'Pomona Britannica; or, A Collection of the Most Esteemed Fruits'. It depicts a Silver Rock Melon still on the vine, but the melon lies on a heater green mat. A wedge of the melon has been dissected to reveal its inner anatomy, including the seeds. The melon skin is a heather and light green color, while the inner portions are a light peach color. The vine and leaves are shown attractive shades of light green and there are soft yellow flowers. The plant is displayed on a light brown textured background with shadows to impart 3-dimensionality. The scene is reminiscent of an engraving in an 18th century artistically stylized human anatomy atlas. There are wide white margins. The title and inscription lies within the lower border. This striking engraving is presented in a reddish brown decorative wood frame with a darker brown scroll-work outer trim and a gold-colored inner fillet and a thick heather green mat. The frame measures 25.75" high, 21.5" wide and 1.13" deep. It is glazed with UV conservation glass. There is a short thin vertical line of discoloration in the lower margin through the word "melon" and a tiny spot in the upper margin on the left. The print and frame are otherwise in excellent condition. There is a second Brookshaw engraving that is framed in identical moulding, although a slightly different size and a different color mat. t depicts a cluster of grapes. The two prints would make a striking display pairing...
Category

Early 19th Century Naturalistic Art

Materials

Engraving, Aquatint

Beauties Series: Beauty and the Bird
Located in Buffalo, NY
An original acrylic on paper expressionist painting by American contemporary female artist Jackie Felix. This painting from Felix's Beauty Series was exhibited in the artist's solo ...
Category

1980s Expressionist Art

Materials

Silver Leaf

Kali Diamond Dust - Nude Model painted in silver posing with diamonds
Located in Vienna, AT
Diamond Dust - Worldwide Exclusive Special. Unique pieces available at PREISS FINE ARTS. High-end framing and artsafe shipping worldwide included. Manufactured and signed by Guido ...
Category

2010s Contemporary Art

Materials

Canvas

Hollywood : Mr and Mrs Woodman - Original Handsigned Gelatin Silver Print
Located in Paris, FR
Man Ray (Emmanuel Radnitsky, called) Hollywood : Mr and Mrs Woodman, 1970 Original gelatin silver print Handsigned on the back Authenticated with the artist stamp "Epreuve originale...
Category

1970s Surrealist Art

Materials

Silver Gelatin

Czech Republic : Prague Castle - Original Gelatin Silver Photography
Located in Paris, FR
Josef Sudek Prague Castle Original gelatin silver photography 10 x 8.5 cm (c. 3.9 x 3.1 in) Authenticated on the back by the workshop stamp (see picture) Excellent condition
Category

1950s Modern Art

Materials

Silver Gelatin

The Birthday Cake
By Anthony Nelle
Located in Buffalo, NY
An Art Deco gouache painting by American artist Anthony Nelle featuring exquisite details and materials to create a fantastic and enchanting scene.
Category

1920s Art Deco Art

Materials

Silver Leaf

Prague : National Theatre - Original Hand Signed Gelatin Silver Photograph, 1963
Located in Paris, FR
Josef Sudek Prague : National Theatre, 1963 Original gelatin silver print Hand signed in pencil in the lower right corner (see picture) 17 x 23 cm (c...
Category

1960s Modern Art

Materials

Silver Gelatin

Silver Fog - Oil on Canvas by Anastasia Kurakina - 2018
Located in Roma, IT
Silver Fog is a fine oil on canvas realized in 2018 by Anastasia Kurakina . Excellent condition. This original painting explores Kurakina's preferred subject matter: the female wo...
Category

2010s Contemporary Art

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Self-Portrait, silver gelatin print on canvas, neuroscience triptych
Located in Brooklyn, NY
As an artist and neuroscientist, Fredes uses a scientific process called freeze fracture labeling, and Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) to take images of the brain tissue at a ...
Category

2010s Abstract Art

Materials

Canvas, Oil, Silver Gelatin

SILVER LAKE, Painting, Oil on Canvas
Located in Yardley, PA
Expressive painting of imaginary fresh water lake in northern Ontario. :: Painting :: Contemporary :: This piece comes with an official certificate of authenticity signed by the arti...
Category

2010s Contemporary Art

Materials

Oil

Perpetuations Neckpiece
Located in Crested Butte, CO
The Perpetuations Neckpiece ( w/ detachable brooch) is a one-of-a kind wearable art piece by Alexandra Forsythe. The necklace has a detachable pin that can be removed and worn as a complement to the necklace or on it's own. This remarkable conversation piece is made of Sterling silver, with petrified wood, and agate. The Instantiating Time Collection is a body of work reflecting objects...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Geometric Art

Materials

Silver

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

1950s Modern Art

Materials

Silver Gelatin

Silver Shoes, 1993
Located in Hudson, NY
Listing is for UNFRAMED print. Inquire within for framing. Edition of 1 of 25 If the exhibition piece is sold or the customer orders a different print size, the photograph is prod...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Art

Materials

Archival Pigment

"Un poco mas lejos 03" Abstract Painting 39" x 29.5" inch by Patricio Gonzalez
Located in Culver City, CA
"Un poco mas lejos 03" Abstract Painting 39" x 29.5" inch by Patricio Gonzalez Oil and silver leaves on paper From "Looking for Happiness" series LOOKING FOR HAPPINESS Like "el d...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Modern Art

Materials

Silver

"Just a Little Further" Abstract Painting 79" x 59" inch by Patricio Gonzalez
Located in Culver City, CA
"Collaboration 02" Abstract Painting 39" x 59" inch by Patricio Gonzalez From "Looking for Happiness" series LOOKING FOR HAPPINESS Like "el dorado...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Modern Art

Materials

Silver

Oil Painting of River Bank with Silver Birch Trees and Misty Hills & Mountains
Located in Preston, GB
Oil Painting of River Bank with Silver Birch Trees and Misty Hills & Mountains by British Artist Charles Wyatt Warren (1908-1993) Art measures 35...
Category

Late 20th Century Abstract Impressionist Art

Materials

Oil, Board

Antique Neapolitan silver pourer belonging to the early 20th century.
Located in Torre Del Greco, IT
Antique Neapolitan silver pourer belonging to the early 20th century. The central sinusoidal-shaped body is embellished with a pod interspersed with a winged dolphin-shaped handle. ...
Category

20th Century Art

Materials

Silver

Man Ray, Échiquier Surréaliste: 1934/1991, Silver Gelatin Print, Dada
Located in Hamburg, DE
Man Ray (1890-1976) Échiquier Surréaliste (Surrealist Checkerboard), 1934/1991 Medium: Silver Gelatin Print (later print) Dimensions: 30.5 x 23.7 cm Stamped: "Copie d'une épreuve...
Category

20th Century Surrealist Art

Materials

Silver Gelatin

Silver jewelry box belonging to the early 20th century.
Located in Torre Del Greco, IT
Neapolitan silver jewelry box belonging to the early 20th century. The lid features a central ruby-colored hard stone while the central body has multiple domes alternating with chis...
Category

20th Century Art

Materials

Silver

Silver Songs
Located in Greifswald, DE
"Silver Songs": Authentic Feng Shui Art. Open up your space and your co-creational opportunities to cosmic energies by placing Silver Songs in your office or living room. Meditate on...
Category

2010s Abstract Geometric Art

Materials

Gold, Gold Leaf

Earrings, Large
Located in Albuquerque, NM
Pairs in 2.5” length $75 Additional pieces in 1” length $55, or 2” length $65 Fused glass with sterling silver hooks
Category

2010s Art

Materials

Silver

Earrings, Large
Located in Albuquerque, NM
Pairs in 2.5” length $75 Additional pieces in 1” length $55, or 2” length $65 Fused glass with sterling silver hooks
Category

2010s Art

Materials

Silver

Earrings, Large
Located in Albuquerque, NM
Pairs in 2.5” length $75 Additional pieces in 1” length $55, or 2” length $65 Fused glass with sterling silver hooks
Category

2010s Art

Materials

Silver

Earrings, Large
Located in Albuquerque, NM
Pairs in 2.5” length $75 Additional pieces in 1” length $55, or 2” length $65 Fused glass with sterling silver hooks
Category

2010s Art

Materials

Silver

Earrings, Large
Located in Albuquerque, NM
Pairs in 2.5” length $75 Additional pieces in 1” length $55, or 2” length $65 Fused glass with sterling silver hooks
Category

2010s Art

Materials

Silver

Earrings, Large
Located in Albuquerque, NM
Pairs in 2.5” length $75 Additional pieces in 1” length $55, or 2” length $65 Fused glass with sterling silver hooks
Category

2010s Art

Materials

Silver

Gelatin silver print of Pat Cleveland Doing Handstand in Montauk by Andy Warhol
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Work comes with a Certificate of Provenance. Stamped on the verso by the Estate of the Artist and The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. Foundation number also on verso. Pro...
Category

1980s Pop Art Art

Materials

Silver Gelatin

Gelatin silver print of Boston Terrier Dog by Andy Warhol
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Work comes with a Certificate of Provenance. Stamped on the verso by the Estate of the Artist and The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. Foundation number also on verso. Pro...
Category

1980s Pop Art Art

Materials

Silver Gelatin

Gelatin silver print of Pat Cleveland in Montauk by Andy Warhol
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Work comes with a Certificate of Provenance. Stamped on the verso by the Estate of the Artist and The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. Foundation number also on verso. Pro...
Category

1980s Pop Art Art

Materials

Silver Gelatin

Gelatin silver print of Pat Cleveland in Montauk by Andy Warhol
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Work comes with a Certificate of Provenance. Stamped on the verso by the Estate of the Artist and The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. Foundation number also on verso. Pro...
Category

1980s Pop Art Art

Materials

Silver Gelatin

Gelatin silver print of Tire in Sand by Andy Warhol
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Work comes with a Certificate of Provenance. Stamped on the verso by the Estate of the Artist and The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. Foundation number also on verso. Pro...
Category

1980s Pop Art Art

Materials

Silver Gelatin

Gelatin silver print of Dishes in Kitchen Sink by Andy Warhol
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Work comes with a Certificate of Provenance. Stamped on the verso by the Estate of the Artist and The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. Foundation number also on verso. Pro...
Category

1980s Pop Art Art

Materials

Silver Gelatin

Gelatin silver print of Wood Board Wall by Andy Warhol
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Work comes with a Certificate of Provenance. Stamped on the verso by the Estate of the Artist and The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. Foundation number also on verso. Pro...
Category

1980s Pop Art Art

Materials

Silver Gelatin

Gelatin silver print of Bedroom with Floral Bedspread by Andy Warhol
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Work comes with a Certificate of Provenance. Stamped on the verso by the Estate of the Artist and The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. Foundation number also on verso. Pro...
Category

1980s Pop Art Art

Materials

Silver Gelatin

Winter Fireworks-ORIGINAL IMPRESSIONISM Seascape oil painting-contemporary art
Located in London, Chelsea
Experience the magic of the season with "Winter Fireworks," an evocative original seascape painting by the esteemed artist Lenny Cornforth. Crafted in oil on canvas with a contempora...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Realist Art

Materials

Silver

Bert Hardy Gorbals Boys 1948 - Silver Gelatin Fibre Print
Located in London, GB
Gorbals Boys (1948) - Silver Gelatin Fibre Print (Photo by Bert Hardy/Getty Images Archive London) Possibly Bert Hardy's most famous image. Two boys in the Gorbals area of Glasgow. The Gorbals tenements were built quickly and cheaply in the 1840s, providing housing for Glasgow's burgeoning population of industrial workers. Conditions were appalling; overcrowding was standard and sewage and water facilities inadequate. The tenements housed about 40,000 people with up to eight family members sharing a single room, 30 residents sharing a toilet and 40 sharing a tap. By the time this photograph was taken 850 tenements had been demolished since 1920. Redevelopment of the area began in the late 1950s and the tenements were replaced with a modern tower block complex in the sixties. Original Publication: Picture Post - 4499 - The Forgotten Gorbals - pub. 1948 Additional Information: Unframed Paper Size: 20 x 16'' inches / 51 x 41 cm Printed 2024 Silver Gelatin Fibre Print Limited edition issued and stamped on front by the Getty Archive London Edition size 300 only NOTE OTHER SIZES OF THIS IMAGE AVAILABLE 10 x 8'' 10 x 12'' 12 x 16'' 16 x 20'' 20 x 24'' FRAMING AVAILABLE ON REQUEST Bert Hardy Albert William Thomas Hardy (19 May 1913 – 3 July 1995) was an English documentary and press photographer known for his work published in the Picture Post magazine between 1941 and 1957. Life and work Born in Blackfriars, Bert Hardy rose from humble working class origins in Southwark, London. The eldest of seven children, he left school at age 14 to work for a chemist who also processed photos. His first big sale came in 1936 when he photographed King George V and Queen Mary in a passing carriage during the Silver Jubilee celebrations, and sold 200 small prints of his best view of the King. His first assignment, at age 23, was to photograph Hungarian actor Sakall at the Mayfair Hotel. Hardy freelanced for The Bicycle magazine, and bought his first small-format 35 mm Leica. He signed on with the General Photographic Agency as a Leica photographer, later founding his own freelance firm, Criterion. General Photographic Agency General Photographic Agency a Fleet Street, London agency, sold photos at least between 1880-1950. Picture Post and World War II In 1941, Hardy was recruited by the then editor Tom Hopkinson of the leading picture publication of the 1930s to the 1950s, Picture Post. Founded in 1938 and funded by publisher Edward Hulton, the magazine's first editor was Hungarian émigré Stefan Lorant (1901–97) assisted by Hopkinson, who took over as editor from 1940. The picture-centric, left-leaning and reasonably-priced publication was highly successful and circulation soon rose to over a million. Hardy's photographer colleagues included Felix H. Man (aka Hans Baumann...
Category

1940s Modern Art

Materials

Black and White, Silver Gelatin

Petite Nishikigoi Elegance in Metal Silver : Mizu no Kasai Whispers
Located in PARIS, FR
2015, 8 Editions Stainless Stell Polished & Carved , Painted and Varnished 15 7/10 × 24 4/5 × 18 1/2 in - 40 × 63 × 47 cm The artwork is signed by the Artist , carved with edition nu...
Category

2010s Contemporary Art

Materials

Stainless Steel

Ali In Training (1966) - Silver Gelatin Fibre Print
Located in London, GB
Ali In Training (1966) - Silver Gelatin Fibre Print (Photo by R. McPhedran/Hulton Archive/Getty Images) American heavyweight boxer Muhammad Ali throws bare-handed punches in the ri...
Category

1960s Modern Art

Materials

Black and White, Silver Gelatin

Pair of antique solid silver sculptures signed Gemito.
Located in Torre Del Greco, IT
Pair of finely worked solid silver scutures signed Gemito with Chiurazzi's gallery stamp. The woman is depicted half-length dressed in period clothing and rests on a circular base. ...
Category

20th Century Art

Materials

Silver

Silver Circle by Kuno Vollet - Contemporary indoor or outdoor sculpture
Located in DE
This stunning large aluminum sculpture is a statement piece for any contemporary collection. Beautiful for indoor or outdoor installation. The r...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Art

Materials

Metal

Vine branch with purple bunch an red leaves - oil painting on silver foreground
Located in Milan, IT
A vine shoot in warm autumn colours shows a ripe, purplish bunch against a silvery background. With elegance and great balance Margherita Leoni (b. 1974 Bergamo) weighs solids and ...
Category

2010s Naturalistic Art

Materials

Silver

Charles Simonds Original Gelatin Silver Print from the archive of Leo Castelli
Located in New York, NY
Charles Simonds Original Gelatin Silver Print from the archive of Leo Castelli from 1993. Simond's exhibition "Landscape - Body - Dwelling" Charles Simonds is an American contempor...
Category

1990s Art

Materials

Silver Gelatin

Blondie Silver - Signed Limited Edition
Located in London, GB
Silver Blondie by BATIK Archival pigment pop art print of pop culture icon Debbie Harry of punk rock glam band Blondie – signed and numbered on front by the artist limited edition...
Category

2010s Modern Art

Materials

Archival Pigment

Abstract, contemporary, arte povera work "Byzantine" gold, silver
Located in Bridgehampton, NY
An incredible abstract work by the indelible Giancarlo Impiglia. Born in Rome, Impiglia moved to New York in the 70s, where he established a signature style on the shoulders of Fut...
Category

2010s Art

Materials

Silver, Gold Leaf

Silver Man
Located in BARCELONA, ES
MARC GONZ   THE HIDDEN GAZE     When confronted with the universe of Marc Gonz, we discover creations that seem to be the result of a working session of a hy...
Category

2010s Art

Materials

Linen, Oil

Platinum Palladium print over silver, Limited Edition, Still-life - Brighton 27
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Brighton 27 - Platinum Palladium print over silver on vellum paper - Edition 1 of 8 , plus 2 AP ( size 1 ) An old Harley Davidson motorcycle in front of a gas station garage in Br...
Category

1980s Contemporary Art

Materials

Silver, Platinum

Winter from The Four Seasons of HOPE, Silver Edition
Located in New York, NY
Robert Indiana’s message of HOPE has been an important, poetic language spanning his long career. The Four Seasons of HOPE was created for his solo exhibition at the historic Four Se...
Category

2010s Contemporary Art

Materials

Screen

Portrait miniature after Boucher's portrait of Madame de Pompadour
Located in London, GB
This fine, antique portrait miniature was made after Boucher's famous painting of Madame de Pompadour, the highly celebrated official mistress of King Lo...
Category

Late 18th Century Rococo Art

Materials

Silver

Silver Lining
Located in MADRID, ES
Silver Lining
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Art

Silver Lining by Ruth Saidely
Located in MADRID, ES
Silver Lining
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Art

Materials

Mixed Media

Dream in Silver
Located in Toronto, ON
72" x 50" Unframed Original - Oil and Acrylic on Canvas with Silver Leaf Hand Signed by Johnathan Ball
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Art

Materials

Silver

ATO>MIC #10, Unique Silver Luminogram Print, Abstract geometry in warm tones
Located in London, GB
ATO>MIC #10, 2020 Unique Gelatin Silver Print/ Luminogram and Photogram technique, Printed on tea infused fibre based paper, Framed: custom made frame with anti-reflective art glass Print size: 23 x 18 cm Framed: 38 x 35.5 cm Unique Series: ATO>MIC Signed and dated in pencil on print's verso Certificate of Authenticity provided "At first glance the viewer may only see geometric spherical shapes with added lines and rectangles on tea toned Silver Gelatin paper. "The supremacy of pure artistic feeling" rather than the visual depiction of objects assign to the art movement of Suprematism comes to one's mind. Similarly, like a giant of abstract art Kasimir Malevich, Jackson wants the viewer to look further, deeper than one might usually. The feeling of 'sensation' of the ATO>MIC prints, the sharpness of the forms, the intensity defying its size to condensed 9 x 7 inches' paper, make it all the more dramatic to look at. It takes the viewer to another level of fantastical world of creation." Beyond these flat forms of two dimensional ‘lumino-graphic’ works on paper, the purest form of photography (‘light drawing’) lays a visible path to three-dimensional imaginary world, realised in precise composition, rhythm and warm earthy tones of these works. It’s up to the viewer to decide what they prefer to see and take with them. As Wassily Kandinsky once said; “Imagination is what allows your mind to discover.” About the Artist: Michael G...
Category

2010s Abstract Geometric Art

Materials

Archival Paper, Black and White, Silver Gelatin, Photogram

Silver Shadow - small, smooth surfaced, brushed aluminum, abstract sculpture
Located in Bloomfield, ON
The clean bold lines of this sculpture by California artist Lori Cozen-Geller is accentuated by the artist’s choice of brushed aluminum. A trapezoid shaped cut out sits outside the r...
Category

2010s Contemporary Art

Materials

Metal, Stainless Steel

SOCIAL Losas "I"
Located in Natchez, MS
This work is from the artist's SOCIAL series, based on the iconic Cuban magazine of the same name. Conde, uninterested in painting his home town of Havana as it currently is, hearkens back to the heydays of Cuba, time of SOCIAL magazine. Conde has revived SOCIAL magazine, if only in his head, and is creating 240 new covers for the magazine. He will symbolically close the magazine on the date of the revolution. The artist often uses gold, silver and palladium leaf in the works to symbolize the power and wealth which Cuba once possessed. In this work, SOCIAL "I", a stylized woman from a bygone era has plucked the silver I from the word SOCIAL, in the background the pattern is representative of the ever present Cuban tiles.
Category

2010s Pop Art Art

Materials

Silver

Love Silver
Located in Miami, FL
Robert Indiana was an American Pop artist whose work drew inspiration from signs, billboards, and commercial logos. He is best known for his series of LOVE paintings, which employed ...
Category

2010s Art

Materials

Metal

Catch 100cm
Located in Yerevan, AM
Catch, 100cm
Category

2010s Contemporary Art

Materials

Silver

“Silver Spider Spirit”acrylic and silver leaf on mylar framed abstract painting
Located in New York, NY
This abstract composition in blue and brown black earthtones is created with a unique perspective which gives a feeling of looking up at a sky or looking down into merging paths of water. Cyphers use of silver leaf gives the central forms a reflective glow, which balances well with her masterful brushwork and mark making. This painting has a meditative quality that draws the viewer in and allows for introspective thought. Peggy Cyphers, “Silver Spider Spirit”acrylic and silver leaf on mylar ($2750 USD framed in shadowbox frame with museum glass) Peggy Cyphers has had over 30 solo exhibitions throughout the United States and Europe since 1984. Cyphers received numerous awards for her work, including NEA, Elizabeth Foundation, Peter S...
Category

2010s Abstract Art

Materials

Silver

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