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Abstract Expressionist Watercolor Painting Woodblock Political Poster Mel King
By Katherine Porter
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
This is original watercolor over a limited edition woodcut political poster. hand signed, dated and numbered. it bears similarity to works by Alexander Calder. Employing a star and a...
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1980s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

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Woodcut, Watercolor

Abstract Expressionist Watercolor Painting Woodblock Political Poster Mel King
By Katherine Porter
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
This is original watercolor over a limited edition woodcut political poster. hand signed, dated and numbered. it bears similarity to works by Alexander Calder. Employing a star and a...
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1980s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor, Woodcut

FACE OF THE NIGHT(Octavio Paz) Hand Lithography Poster, Abstract Expressionist
By (after) Robert Motherwell
Located in Union City, NJ
FACE OF THE NIGHT (For Octavio Paz) is a limited run lithograph exhibition poster printed in multiple colors using traditional hand lithography techniques (not a photo reproduction) ...
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1980s Expressionist Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

Urban Abstraction (ripped off posters) Italian Expressionist Painting on Canvas
By Andrea Spinelli
Located in Firenze, IT
The present work of art titled "Urban Abstraction (ripped off posters)" is part of a series of paintings that the artist composed in the 1980s and 1990s inspired by the observation o...
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Late 20th Century Abstract Expressionist Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Acrylic

In a French Restaurant (Knoedler Gallery) SIGNED poster colorful expressionist
By (After) Howard Hodgkin
Located in New York, NY
A large scale abstract interior scene with bold black, white, red, pink, green, white and orange patterns and brushstrokes, based on an abstract oil painting. Pink and purple dots, y...
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1980s Abstract Abstract Prints

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Screen

Vintage Poster Vintage Poster Fondation Maeght 19 Mars 1983
By Sam Francis
Located in Roma, IT
Fondation Maeght 19 mars is an outstanding vintage poster realized in occasion of Francis' Exhibition at Fondation Maeght in 1983. Offset and Screen Print. Very Good conditions. ...
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1980s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Prints

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Offset, Screen

Caroschka Stockholm 1982 Poster
Located in Paonia, CO
Caroschka 18.2-16.3 1982 Futura, Karlaplan 14, Stockholm is a poster with a woman in an apron riding a dog through the air and jumping over a Guitar Oil Pastel and a high he...
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20th Century Abstract Expressionist Abstract Prints

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Color

André Lanskoy - Composition - Mourlot Lithographic Poster
By André Lanskoy
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
André LANSKOY (1902-1976) Composition Lithographic poster Editor: Mourlot Dimensions: 58.5 x 47.5 cm André Lanskoy was one of the great painters of the “Ecole de Paris” and of the s...
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1960s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

(Poster Design)
By Dorothy Dehner
Located in New York, NY
This (Poster Design) was made for the exhibition 'Dorothy Dehner, Sculptures and Watercolors,' at the Willard Gallery, May 7 through 31, 1957.
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Mid-20th Century Abstract Expressionist Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

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Ink, Watercolor

St. Louis Symphony Orchestra (Poster) -- signed limited edition
By Robert Motherwell
Located in Missouri, MO
Original color lithograph designed by Robert Motherwell for the 94th Season, Powell Symphony Hall, St. Louis Symphony Orchestra From the limited edition of 120 + A.P.s on Arches Cove...
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1970s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

Affiches Originales; Original Posters After Pablo Picasso
By Pablo Picasso
Located in Toronto, CA
Affiches Originales; Original Posters by Pablo Picasso. Lithograph from Fernand Mourlot's famous Catalogue "Picasso Lithographe Volume IV published in Paris in 1964. The book was p...
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1960s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

Augusto Marin exhibition poster (Puerto Rican artist)
Located in Hudson, NY
Beautiful exhibition poster by Puerto rican artist, Rafael Tufino (1922-2008). Augusto Marin, Exposicion de Pinturas, 1965. Screen print on paper, 20 x 30 inches. Wear and creasing a...
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Mid-20th Century Abstract Expressionist Abstract Prints

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Screen

Atelier Mourlot by Alexander Calder, 1967 Original Lithographic poster
By Alexander Calder
Located in New York, NY
Arches Paper - Perfect Condition A+ When The Mourlot Studio opened a branch in New York City, after a successful exhibition organized by the Smithsonian Institute in 1963, it commis...
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1960s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

Original Les Artistes Decorateurs et le Tourisme French vintage poster
Located in Spokane, WA
Original vintage poster “Les artistes décorateurs et le tourisme” at the Grand Palais in Paris. Artist: Jean Colin Full lithograph printed in 1953 by Mourlot, Paris. No paper...
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1950s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

Live from Lincoln Center, 20th Year (Eve) Lincoln Center Poster
By (after) Helen Frankenthaler
Located in New York, NY
Medium: Lithograph Poster, signed in the plate Poster Size: 48 in. x 30 in. (121.92 cm x 76.2 cm) Framed Size: 55.5" high x 37.5" wide Framing Options: Black, White & Natural Frames ...
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1990s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

Air France Europe original vintage travel poster
Located in Spokane, WA
Original AIR FRANCE EUROPE, Editions Perceval, artist: Jacques Nathan Garamond. Professional acid-free archival linen backed vintage travel poster; ready to frame. A colorful v...
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1960s Expressionist Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

Solar Imp 2001, Lincoln Center New York City Ballet Honorary Silkscreen Poster
By (after) Helen Frankenthaler
Located in New York, NY
Medium: Silkscreen on extra-thick Somerset paper Poster Size: 45 in. High x 30 in. Wide (114.3 cm x 76.2 cm) Framed Size: 52.5"H x 37.5" W Signed: Facsimile Signature Framing Options...
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Early 2000s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Prints

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Screen

Fredric Karoly Abstract Expressionist 1961 Allan Stone Gallery Poster Drawing
Located in Sharon, CT
Silver oil paint and black ink original drawing for a 1961 Fredric Karoly "Brushless Painting" Show at the Allan Stone Gallery NYC October 1961. Unframed, will be shipped rolled in 6...
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Mid-20th Century American Expressionist Paintings

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Paper

Abstract Expressionist Hyman Bloom Judaica Hand Signed Poster Rabbi with Torah
By Hyman Bloom
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
This is not editioned. According to his wife this was done privately for his 80th birthday and just given to friends and family. they were not sold. This is from a group of very few ...
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20th Century Modern Figurative Prints

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Offset

"Chillida - Galerie Maeght" Abstract Original Vintage Exhibition Poster 1950s
By Eduardo Chillida
Located in Boston, MA
A beautiful original exhibition poster for Eduardo Chillida (1924-2002) at the Galerie Maeght in 1968, depicting one of his iconic black and white abstract designs. Chillida is on...
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1960s Abstract Expressionist Prints and Multiples

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Lithograph

"Vesuvio," Abstract Poster signed by Carol Summers
By Carol Summers
Located in Milwaukee, WI
"Vesuvio" is a poster by Carol Summers. This piece is a poster after an original woodcut by Summers. However, the poster was designed, produced, and printed by Carol Summers. The ar...
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1980s Neo-Expressionist Prints and Multiples

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Color

A Road to Ventura - Colorful Abstract Artwork made of real billboard posters
By Zach Touchon
Located in Santa Monica, CA
This colorful abstract artwork is a part of the "Chaos and Control Theory" Series. The has yellow, red, blue, green, white, black, and many other colors and shades. This piece was cr...
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2010s Abstract Expressionist Mixed Media

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Mixed Media, Wood Panel, Acrylic

Menton, France original vintage French tourist vintage poster
By Constantin Terechkovitch
Located in Spokane, WA
MENTON Mer Monts Merveille France original vintage French travel poster by artist Constantin Terechkovitch (1902-1978). Size 25.75" x 39.25"; acid free archival linen backed and r...
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1960s Abstract Expressionist Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

India Feasts of Fairs & Festival original colorful vintage travel poster
Located in Spokane, WA
Original India Feasts of Fairs & Festivals vintage travel poster. Conservation linen backed in very fine condition. Ready to frame. A slight lower fold mark was professionall...
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1950s Abstract Expressionist Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

Colorful Middle East original Scandinavian Airline System vintage poster
Located in Spokane, WA
Original; linen backed vintage travel poster WELCOME COLORFUL MIDDLE EAST Scandinavian Airlines System poster. Excellent condition. Arabic writing in gold foil. Features t...
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1960s Abstract Expressionist Landscape Prints

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Lithograph

Scandinavian Airlines System fly to India original vintage travel poster
Located in Spokane, WA
Original SAS India vintage European travel poster created by Otto Nielsen. Scandinavian Airline System (S.A.S.) Here Nielsen depicts a beautiful jungle scene set against the famous...
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1950s Abstract Expressionist Landscape Prints

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Lithograph

Vintage Lithograph Poster Herbert Katzman Terry Dintenfass Gallery NYC
By Herbert Katzman
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Herbert Katzman was born in Chicago on Jan. 8, 1923, the son of Louis, a successful dentist and of Faye, a devoted homemaker. Herbert's mother died when he was eleven resulting in He...
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Late 20th Century Abstract Expressionist Prints and Multiples

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Lithograph

Original 1916 Mangez moins de viande pour ménager notre cheptel vintage poster
Located in Spokane, WA
Original French vintage Mangez moins de viande pour ménager notre cheptel color lithographed poster signed "Martha Picard, 16 years old,. Municipal School, Boulevard Pereire 221". Th...
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1910s Abstract Expressionist Animal Prints

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Lithograph

Galerie Matarasso by Joan Miro - Abstract expressionism exhibition poster
By Joan Miró
Located in New York, NY
This original lithographic poster by Joan Miro was printed in 1957 at the Atelier Mourlot in Paris for an exhibition of paintings, ceramics, sculptures and lithographs by Miro at the...
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1950s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

Original Vintage Poster Air France Grande Bretagne Britain Travel Abstract Art
By Georges Mathieu
Located in London, GB
Original vintage travel advertising poster, Air France Great Britain / Grande Bretagne, from a series commissioned by Air France in 1968 featuring artwork by one of the leading Frenc...
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Vintage 1960s French Expressionist Posters

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Paper

Untitled, 1983 Exhibition Poster
By Sam Francis
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: Sam Francis (1923-1994) Title: Untitled Year: 1983 Medium: Lithograph on wove paper Size: 34.75 x 20.75 inches Condition: Excellent Notes: Published by Foundation Maeght SAM...
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1980s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

Boston Symphony, 1980 Centennial Exhibition Poster
By Robert Rauschenberg
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: Robert Rauschenberg (1925-2008) Title: Boston Symphony Centennial Year: 1980 Medium: Offset Lithograph on premium paper Size: 38 x 25.5 inches Condition: Excellent Notes: Pub...
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1980s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Prints

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Lithograph, Offset

Grateful Dead, 1988 Rainforest Benefit Poster
By Robert Rauschenberg
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: Robert Rauschenberg (1925-2008) Title: Grateful Dead, Rainforest Benefit Year: 1988 Medium: Offset Lithograph on premium paper Size: 28 x 18 inches Condition: Excellent Notes...
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1980s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Prints

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Lithograph, Offset

Seated Man 1984 Original Marlborough Gallery Exhibition Poster
By Francis Bacon
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: Francis Bacon (1909-1992) Title: Seated Man Year: 1984 Medium: Offset Lithograph on wove paper Size: 39 x 22.50 inches Condition: Excellent Notes: Published by Marlborough Ga...
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1980s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Prints

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Lithograph, Offset

Poster for the Exhibition Joan Miro Graphics" Philadelphia Museum of Art
By (after) Joan Miró
Located in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Color lithograph, 1966. 650x501 mm; 25 5/8x19 3/4 inches, full margins. Signed and numbered 127/150 in pencil, lower margin. Printed by Maeght, Paris. Published by the Philadelphia M...
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1960s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

An exhibition poster for Graham Sutherland
By Graham Sutherland
Located in Petworth, GB
An exhibition poster for Graham Sutherland in 1952 at the Musee National d'art Moderne, Paris 61 x 45cm. (measurements excluding frame), recently been framed in limed wood
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Mid-20th Century Expressionist Abstract Prints

Sidney Janis Gallery 1959 Exhibition poster
By Willem (SEE Kooning) de Kooning
Located in Hudson, NY
Beautiful and very rare 1959 exhibition poster invitation for Willem De Kooning solo show at Sidney Janis Gallery. Lithograph with offset lithograph photo plate on paper, Sheet measu...
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1950s Abstract Expressionist More Prints

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Paper

Target, 2007 Gagosian Exhibition Poster
By (After) Jasper Johns
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: After Jasper Johns (1930) Title: Target Year: 2007 Medium: Offset lithograph on premium paper, exhibition poster Edition: 5,000 Size: 39 x 27 inches Condition: Excellent Note...
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Early 2000s Abstract Expressionist Landscape Prints

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Lithograph

Original Vintage Poster Air France Grande Bretagne Britain Travel Abstract Art
By Georges Mathieu
Located in London, GB
Original vintage travel advertising poster - Air France Great Britain / Grande Bretagne - from a series commissioned by Air France in 1968 featuring artwork by one of the leading Fre...
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1960s Abstract Expressionist More Prints

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Paper

Suzi Ferrer Abstract Expressionist Silkscreen by Lorenzo Homov, 1966
By Lorenzo Homov, Suzi Ferrer
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Abstract expressionist silkscreen by Lorenzo Homov announcing American artist Suzi Ferrer's exhibition dated 1966. Professionally framed with a "Certificate of Authenticity" found at...
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Vintage 1960s Costa Rican Mid-Century Modern Posters

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Paper, Wood

FACE OF THE NIGHT(Octavio Paz) Hand Lithography Poster, Abstract Expressionist
By (after) Robert Motherwell
Located in Union City, NJ
FACE OF THE NIGHT (For Octavio Paz) is a limited run lithograph exhibition poster printed in multiple colors using traditional hand lithography techniques (not a photo reproduction) ...
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1980s Expressionist Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

FACE OF THE NIGHT(Octavio Paz) Hand Lithography Poster, Abstract Expressionist
By (after) Robert Motherwell
Located in Union City, NJ
FACE OF THE NIGHT (For Octavio Paz) is a limited run lithograph exhibition poster printed in multiple colors using traditional hand lithography techniques (not a photo reproduction) ...
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1980s Expressionist Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

FACE OF THE NIGHT(Octavio Paz) Hand Lithography Poster, Abstract Expressionist
By (after) Robert Motherwell
Located in Union City, NJ
FACE OF THE NIGHT (For Octavio Paz) is a limited run lithograph exhibition poster printed in multiple colors using traditional hand lithography techniques (not a photo reproduction) ...
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1980s Expressionist Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

FACE OF THE NIGHT(Octavio Paz) Hand Lithography Poster, Abstract Expressionist
By (after) Robert Motherwell
Located in Union City, NJ
FACE OF THE NIGHT (For Octavio Paz) is a limited run lithograph exhibition poster printed in multiple colors using traditional hand lithography techniques (not a photo reproduction) ...
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1980s Expressionist Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

FACE OF THE NIGHT(Octavio Paz) Hand Lithography Poster, Abstract Expressionist
By (after) Robert Motherwell
Located in Union City, NJ
FACE OF THE NIGHT (For Octavio Paz) is a limited run lithograph exhibition poster printed in multiple colors using traditional hand lithography techniques (not a photo reproduction) ...
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1980s Expressionist Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

FACE OF THE NIGHT(Octavio Paz) Hand Lithography Poster, Abstract Expressionist
By (after) Robert Motherwell
Located in Union City, NJ
FACE OF THE NIGHT (For Octavio Paz) is a limited run lithograph exhibition poster printed in multiple colors using traditional hand lithography techniques (not a photo reproduction) ...
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1980s Expressionist Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

Salon de Mai by Joan Miro - abstract lithographic poster
By Joan Miró
Located in New York, NY
This colorful abstract lithographic poster was printed in 1966 at the Atelier Mourlot in Paris to promote an exhibition of Miro's works at the Musee d'Art Moderne De La Ville in Pari...
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1960s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

Vintage 1970s Mark Rothko Gallery Museum Poster Abstract Expressionism
By (after) Mark Rothko
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Mark Rothko, born Marcus Yakovlevich Rothkowitz (Russian: Ма́ркус Я́ковлевич Ротко́вич, Latvian: Markuss Rotkovičs; 1903 – 1970, was an American painter of Russian Jewish descent. Al...
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1970s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Prints

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Offset

Grateful Dead, 1988 Rainforest Benefit Poster
By Robert Rauschenberg
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: Robert Rauschenberg (1925-2008) Title: Grateful Dead, Rainforest Benefit Year: 1988 Medium: Offset Lithograph on premium paper Size: 28 x 18 inches Condition: Excellent Notes...
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1980s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Prints

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Lithograph, Offset

Grateful Dead, 1988 Rainforest Benefit Poster
By Robert Rauschenberg
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: Robert Rauschenberg (1925-2008) Title: Grateful Dead, Rainforest Benefit Year: 1988 Medium: Offset Lithograph on premium paper Size: 28 x 18 inches Condition: Excellent Notes...
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1980s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Prints

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Lithograph, Offset

Picasso Poster Art Ceramics Exposition Vallauris 1958 Mourlot
By Pablo Picasso
Located in Paonia, CO
Pablo Picasso Exposition de céramiques, Vallauris Pâques 1958. Original linoleum cut poster printed by Arnera in Vallauris in 1958 from an edition of 200 + 100 proofs signed and numb...
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1950s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Prints

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Linocut

Pope Innocent X 1999 Galerie Lelong Exhibition Poster
By (after) Francis Bacon
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: Francis Bacon (1909-1992) Title: Pope Innocent X Year: 1999 Medium: Offset Lithograph on premium paper Size: 31.5 x 19.5 inches Condition: Excellent Notes: Published by Galer...
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1990s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Prints

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Lithograph, Offset

Grateful Dead, 1988 Rainforest Benefit Poster
By Robert Rauschenberg
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: Robert Rauschenberg (1925-2008) Title: Grateful Dead, Rainforest Benefit Year: 1988 Medium: Offset Lithograph on premium paper Size: 28 x 18 inches Condition: Excellent Notes...
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1980s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Prints

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Lithograph, Offset

Boston Symphony, 1980 Centennial Exhibition Poster
By Robert Rauschenberg
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: Robert Rauschenberg (1925-2008) Title: Boston Symphony Centennial Year: 1980 Medium: Offset Lithograph on premium paper Size: 38 x 25.5 inches Condition: Excellent Notes: Pub...
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1980s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Prints

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Lithograph, Offset

Grateful Dead, 1988 Rainforest Benefit Poster
By Robert Rauschenberg
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: Robert Rauschenberg (1925-2008) Title: Grateful Dead, Rainforest Benefit Year: 1988 Medium: Offset Lithograph on premium paper Size: 28 x 18 inches Condition: Excellent Notes...
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1980s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Prints

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Lithograph, Offset

Bicycle, 1991 National Gallery of Art Exhibition Poster
By Robert Rauschenberg
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: Robert Rauschenberg (1925-2008) Title: Bicycle Year: 1991 Medium: Offset Lithograph on premium paper Size: 26.5 x 39 inches Condition: Excellent Notes: Published by Universal...
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1990s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Prints

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Lithograph, Offset

Bicycle, 1991 National Gallery of Art Exhibition Poster
By Robert Rauschenberg
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: Robert Rauschenberg (1925-2008) Title: Bicycle Year: 1991 Medium: Offset Lithograph on premium paper Size: 26.5 x 39 inches Condition: Excellent Notes: Published by Universal...
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1990s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Prints

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Lithograph, Offset

Pope Innocent X 1999 Galerie Lelong Exhibition Poster
By Francis Bacon
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: Francis Bacon (1909-1992) Title: Pope Innocent X Year: 1999 Medium: Offset Lithograph on premium paper Size: 31.5 x 19.5 inches Condition: Excellent Notes: Published by Galer...
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1990s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Prints

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Lithograph, Offset

Bicycle, 1991 National Gallery of Art Exhibition Poster
By Robert Rauschenberg
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: Robert Rauschenberg (1925-2008) Title: Bicycle Year: 1991 Medium: Offset Lithograph on premium paper Size: 26.5 x 39 inches Condition: Excellent Notes: Published by Universal...
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1990s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Prints

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Lithograph, Offset

Gruau Centre de l'Affiche original serigraph poster
By René Gruau
Located in Spokane, WA
Centre de L'Affiche Gruau, Toulouse, France. Artist: Rene Gruau (1910 - 2004). Size 15.5" x 26". Serigraph; acid free archival linen backed; excellent condition ready to frame...
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1990s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Prints

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Screen

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Abstract Expressionist Poster For Sale on 1stDibs

Surely you’ll find the exact abstract expressionist poster you’re seeking on 1stDibs — we’ve got a vast assortment for sale. You can easily find an example made in the Expressionist style, while we also have 10 Expressionist versions to choose from as well. You’re likely to find the perfect abstract expressionist poster among the distinctive items we have available, which includes versions made as long ago as the 20th Century as well as those made as recently as the 21st Century. Adding an abstract expressionist poster to a room that is mostly decorated in warm neutral tones can yield a welcome change — find a piece on 1stDibs that incorporates elements of beige, gray, brown, red and more. There have been many interesting abstract expressionist poster examples over the years, but those made by Robert Rauschenberg, (after) Robert Motherwell, Sam Francis, Joan Miró and Katherine Porter are often thought to be among the most thought-provoking. Artworks like these — often created in lithograph, offset print and screen print — can elevate any room of your home.

How Much is a Abstract Expressionist Poster?

An abstract expressionist poster can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price for items in our inventory is $538, while the lowest priced sells for $150 and the highest can go for as much as $7,200.

Finding the Right Prints and Multiples for You

Decorating with fine-art prints — whether they’re figurative prints, abstract prints or another variety — has always been a practical way of bringing a space to life as well as bringing works by an artist you love into your home.

Pursued in the 1960s and ’70s, largely by Pop artists drawn to its associations with mass production, advertising, packaging and seriality, as well as those challenging the primacy of the Abstract Expressionist brushstroke, printmaking was embraced in the 1980s by painters and conceptual artists ranging from David Salle and Elizabeth Murray to Adrian Piper and Sherrie Levine.

Printmaking is the transfer of an image from one surface to another. An artist takes a material like stone, metal, wood or wax, carves, incises, draws or otherwise marks it with an image, inks or paints it and then transfers the image to a piece of paper or other material.

Fine-art prints are frequently confused with their more commercial counterparts. After all, our closest connection to the printed image is through mass-produced newspapers, magazines and books, and many people don’t realize that even though prints are editions, they start with an original image created by an artist with the intent of reproducing it in a small batch. Fine-art prints are created in strictly limited editions — 20 or 30 or maybe 50 — and are always based on an image created specifically to be made into an edition.

Many people think of revered Dutch artist Rembrandt as a painter but may not know that he was a printmaker as well. His prints have been preserved in time along with the work of other celebrated printmakers such as Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dalí and Andy Warhol. These fine-art prints are still highly sought after by collectors.

“It’s another tool in the artist’s toolbox, just like painting or sculpture or anything else that an artist uses in the service of mark making or expressing him- or herself,” says International Fine Print Dealers Association (IFPDA) vice president Betsy Senior, of New York’s Betsy Senior Fine Art, Inc.

Because artist’s editions tend to be more affordable and available than his or her unique works, they’re more accessible and can be a great opportunity to bring a variety of colors, textures and shapes into a space.

For tight corners, select small fine-art prints as opposed to the oversized bold piece you’ll hang as a focal point in the dining area. But be careful not to choose something that is too big for your space. And feel free to lean into it if need be — not every work needs picture-hanging hooks. Leaning a larger fine-art print against the wall behind a bookcase can add a stylish installation-type dynamic to your living room. (Read more about how to arrange wall art here.)

Find the fine-art prints you’re looking for on 1stDibs today.