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Contemporary Colorful Nude Chalk Sketch of Women circa 1960 Signed Ball
Located in Oklahoma City, OK
Portrait landscape chalk sketch of two nude women posing in front of a window with outlines of foliage and chairs and table. The subjects have dark brown or black hair, one tied with...
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Mid-20th Century American Bauhaus Contemporary Art

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Paper

Contemporary Colorful Nude Woman Chalk Sketch on Gray circa 1960 Signed Ball
Located in Oklahoma City, OK
Portrait chalk sketching of a woman reclining nude. This piece features bold greens, blues, oranges, blacks and yellows. Woman is reclining on a fainting sofa, arms behind her head a...
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20th Century American Modern Contemporary Art

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Paper

Contemporary Colorful Nude Woman Chalk Sketch with Orange circa 1960 Signed Ball
Located in Oklahoma City, OK
Portrait chalk sketch of a nude woman sitting and reclining on a floor. In the manner of Salvador Dali. This piece is composed of bright oranges, yellows and emerald greens with smal...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Contemporary Art

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Paper

Joey Alexander Trio - Ink on Paper - Original Contemporary Sketch
By Jonathan Glass
Located in New York, NY
This original, contemporary drawing done with ink on paper by sketch artist Jonathan Glass captures the Joey Alexander Trio in action in NYC. Includes Joey Alexander's signature. "...
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2010s Contemporary Portrait Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Ink, Pen

Pat Martino Quintet - Ink on Paper - Original Contemporary Sketch
By Jonathan Glass
Located in New York, NY
This original, contemporary drawing done with ink on paper by sketch artist Jonathan Glass captures the Pat Martino Quintet live in action at the Saratoga Jazz Festival. Includes mus...
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2010s Contemporary Portrait Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Ink, Pen

Harold Lopez Nussa Trio - Ink on Paper - Original Contemporary Sketch
By Jonathan Glass
Located in New York, NY
This original, contemporary drawing done with ink on paper by sketch artist Jonathan Glass captures the Harold Lopez Nussa Trio live in action. Includes musicians' signatures. "Jon...
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2010s Contemporary Portrait Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Ink, Pen

Renee Rosnes and Bill Charlap - Ink on Paper - Original Contemporary Sketch
By Jonathan Glass
Located in New York, NY
This original, contemporary drawing done with ink on paper by sketch artist Jonathan Glass captures the Renee Rosnes and Bill Charlap live in action at Jazz Standard. Includes musici...
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2010s Contemporary Portrait Drawings and Watercolors

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Ink, Pen, Paper

''Monkey Sketch 1'', Contemporary Bronze Sculpture of a Primate, Monkey
By Nichola Theakston
Located in Utrecht, NL
Nichola Theakston (1967) has established herself as one of the UK’s foremost contemporary sculptors working within the animal genre. Primates are Nichola's favorite subject. In her...
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2010s Contemporary Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

''Monkey Sketch 2'', Contemporary Bronze Sculpture of a Primate, Monkey
By Nichola Theakston
Located in Utrecht, NL
Nichola Theakston (1967) has established herself as one of the UK’s foremost contemporary sculptors working within the animal genre. Primates are Nichola's favorite subject. In her...
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2010s Contemporary Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

Dream Sketches
By Vicky Barranguet
Located in New York, NY
Dream Sketches, 2018 Acrylic on canvas 78h x 78w in Vicky Barranguet was born in Montevideo, Uruguay in 1973. In 1996 she moved to Boston and in 1997 to NY, where she studied with L...
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2010s Contemporary Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Acrylic

Vellum Sketches I
By Ida Applebroog
Located in New York, NY
Born in Bronx, NY, Ida Applebroog attended NY State Institute of Applied Arts and Sciences and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She received a MacArthur Foundation Fellows...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Figurative Prints

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Aquatint

Chinese Contemporary Art by Su Yu - Rubens Sketches
By Su Yu
Located in Paris, IDF
Su Yu is a Chinese artist born in 1987 who lives & works in Beijing in China. He was an old student of prestigious art teachers as Shi Liang & Chen Danqing at Oil Painting Institute ...
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2010s Realist Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Donut Dreams Sketch
By Carol Powell
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Ink on paper. Part of Carol Powell's solo-show "Time to Make the Donuts." The series, titled after the 1980s cult-classic Dunkin' Donuts ad campaign, parodies nostalgic advertising ...
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2010s Contemporary Drawings and Watercolor Paintings

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Paper, Ink

Scouts Honor Sketch
By Carol Powell
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Ink on paper. Part of Carol Powell's solo-show "Time to Make the Donuts." The series, titled after the 1980s cult-classic Dunkin' Donuts ad campaign, parodies nostalgic advertising ...
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2010s Contemporary Drawings and Watercolor Paintings

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Ink, Paper

Bathing Beauties Sketch
By Carol Powell
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Ink on paper. Part of Carol Powell's solo-show "Time to Make the Donuts." The series, titled after the 1980s cult-classic Dunkin' Donuts ad campaign, parodies nostalgic advertising ...
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2010s Contemporary Drawings and Watercolor Paintings

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Paper, Ink

Donut Spex Sketch
By Carol Powell
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Ink on paper. Part of Carol Powell's solo-show "Time to Make the Donuts." The series, titled after the 1980s cult-classic Dunkin' Donuts ad campaign, parodies nostalgic advertising ...
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2010s Contemporary Drawings and Watercolor Paintings

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Ink, Paper

Sketch with Cat
By Erling Valtyrson
Located in New Orleans, LA
A curious cat is included in this composition with portraits of women ad crafts. Erling Valtyrson created this 2013 mezzotint in an edition of 30 and signed, titled and numbered each...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Animal Prints

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Mezzotint

Baggage Claim (Sketch #4)
By Darius Steward
Located in Fairlawn, OH
From the series: Baggage Claim, inspired by the death of the artist's mother. The reference to "Baggage" is symbolic to all the emotion and weight one acumulates through life and ho...
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2010s Contemporary Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor

Happy Family Sketch
By Carol Powell
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Ink on paper. Part of Carol Powell's solo-show "Time to Make the Donuts." The series, titled after the 1980s cult-classic Dunkin' Donuts ad campaign, parodies nostalgic advertising ...
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2010s Contemporary Drawings and Watercolor Paintings

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Ink, Paper

Untitled (Deer Sketch)
Located in Denver, CO
Allison McIntyre (b. 1999 West Virginia) pulls from animal imagery and digital aesthetics to respond to contemporary human-animal relations, wrestling with issues such as the climate...
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2010s Contemporary Animal Paintings

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Acrylic, Wood Panel

Vellum Sketches II
By Ida Applebroog
Located in New York, NY
Born in Bronx, NY, Ida Applebroog attended NY State Institute of Applied Arts and Sciences and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She received a MacArthur Foundation Fellows...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Figurative Prints

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Aquatint

Sketch Big Contemporary Wall Light by Art et Floritude
Located in London, GB
Art et Floritude and the Movimento collective collaborated to create this unique light piece. Movimento combined their deep understanding of Art et Floritude’s traditional know-how a...
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2010s French Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Sketch Small Contemporary Wall Light by Art Et Floritude
Located in London, GB
Art et Floritude and the Movimento collective collaborated to create this unique light piece. Movimento combined their deep understanding of Art et Floritude’s traditional know-how a...
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2010s French Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Chinese Contemporary Art by Su Yu - Rembrandt & Velazquez Sketches
By Su Yu
Located in Paris, IDF
Su Yu is a Chinese artist born in 1987 who lives & works in Beijing in China. He was an old student of prestigious art teachers as Shi Liang & Chen Danqing at Oil Painting Institute ...
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2010s Realist Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

The Ruralist vs Pokemon - contemporary digital print pokemon ipad sketch framed
By Vincent Kelly
Located in London, GB
Technique: Digital Print, Drawing, Input Devices and Adobe Drawing Software. Media: Epson Stylus Pro 9900 printer, K3 Archival inks, Hahnemuehle 308 gsm Paper. Limited Signed Edition...
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2010s Contemporary Figurative Prints

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Paper, Digital

Judith Brenner, Solfrid Dancing 2, Original Contemporary Figurative Nude Sketch
By Judith Brenner
Located in Deddington, GB
Judith Brenner Solfrid Dancing 2 Original Figurative Drawing Acrylic Paint, Pan Pastel, Ink and Watercolour Pencil on Paper Sheet Size: 84.1cm x W 59.4cm x D 0.1cm Sold Unframed Plea...
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Impressionist Figurative Drawings...

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Paper, Pastel, Ink, Mixed Media, Acrylic, Watercolor

Beautiful handmade animal sketches
By Arozarena De La Fuente
Located in Mexico City, MX
The two artists and industrial designers, Ampi Arozarena and Elena De La Fuente describe form and color as their core of exploration. They admire the dual identity the two elements c...
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2010s Contemporary Animal Paintings

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Ink

Alberto Standing 1 Judith Brenner, Sketch Painting, Original Contemporary Art
By Judith Brenner
Located in Deddington, GB
Judith Brenner Alberto Standing 1 Original Figurative Painting Mixed Media on Paper Size: H 84.1cm x W 59.4cm x D 0.1cm Sold Unframed Please note that insitu images are purely an ind...
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21st Century and Contemporary Aesthetic Movement Figurative Paintings

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Paper, Oil Pastel, Ink, Acrylic, Watercolor

Forgotten sketches - XXI Century, Contemporary Landscape, Colorful, Mixed Media
By Krzysztof Wieczorek
Located in Warsaw, PL
Krzysztof Wieczorek (born in 1954) Studied at the Faculty of Graphic Arts at the National School of Fine Arts. He received his diploma from the atelier of prof. Leszek Rozga in 1977.
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21st Century and Contemporary Landscape Prints

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Paper, Watercolor, Gouache, Etching

Today's Sketches for Tomorrow, #1
By Darius Steward
Located in Fairlawn, OH
Today's Sketches for Tomorrow, #1 Watercolor, 2020 Series: Today's Sketches for Tomorrow Signed with the artist's initials lower right Signed with the artist's Yummy stamp lower righ...
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2010s Contemporary Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor

I made the donuts sketch
By Carol Powell
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Ink on paper. Part of Carol Powell's solo-show "Time to Make the Donuts." The series, titled after the 1980s cult-classic Dunkin' Donuts ad campaign, parodies nostalgic advertising ...
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2010s Contemporary Drawings and Watercolor Paintings

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Paper, Ink

School Girl Donut Sketch
By Carol Powell
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Ink on paper. Part of Carol Powell's solo-show "Time to Make the Donuts." The series, titled after the 1980s cult-classic Dunkin' Donuts ad campaign, parodies nostalgic advertising ...
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2010s Contemporary Drawings and Watercolor Paintings

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Paper, Ink

Bowling for Donuts Sketch
By Carol Powell
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Ink on paper. Part of Carol Powell's solo-show "Time to Make the Donuts." The series, titled after the 1980s cult-classic Dunkin' Donuts ad campaign, parodies nostalgic advertising ...
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2010s Contemporary Drawings and Watercolor Paintings

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Paper, Ink

Space Age Donut Sketch
By Carol Powell
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Ink on paper. Part of Carol Powell's solo-show "Time to Make the Donuts." The series, titled after the 1980s cult-classic Dunkin' Donuts ad campaign, parodies nostalgic advertising ...
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2010s Contemporary Drawings and Watercolor Paintings

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Ink, Paper

Aloha Donuts Sketch 2020
By Carol Powell
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Ink on paper. Part of Carol Powell's solo-show "Time to Make the Donuts." The series, titled after the 1980s cult-classic Dunkin' Donuts ad campaign, parodies nostalgic advertising ...
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2010s Contemporary Drawings and Watercolor Paintings

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Ink, Paper

Billion Dollar Baby (sketch)
By Nelson De La Nuez
Located in Boston, MA
Artist: De La Nuez, Nelson Title: Billion Dollar Baby (sketch) Date: 2020 Medium: Mixed Media, acrylic and oil on paper Unframed Dimensions: 32" x 32" Framed Dimensions: 44" x ...
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2010s Contemporary Mixed Media

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Oil Pastel, Screen

Chinese Contemporary Art by Su Yu - Vase and Holbein's Sketch
By Su Yu
Located in Paris, IDF
Su Yu is a Chinese artist born in 1987 who lives & works in Beijing in China. He was an old student of prestigious art teachers as Shi Liang & Chen Danqing at Oil Painting Institute ...
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2010s Realist Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Sketch "Friends" no.2 - 21st Century Contemporary Impressionist Oil Painting
Located in Singapore, SG
Playful in technique, Yuriy Ushakov's work pulsates with life. Strong passages of paint are applied to the canvas with exceptionally gestural brushwork invoking the unexpectedness of...
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2010s Impressionist Figurative Paintings

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Oil, Paper

Still Life with Sketches- Atelier Contemporary Figurative Oil Realistic painting
Located in Warsaw, PL
AGNIESZKA STAAK-JANCZARSKA (born in 1994) A graduate of the State Secondary School of Art of Józef Kluza in Krakow. In 2020, she graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow in ...
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2010s Naturalistic Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Happiness is a Warm Donut Sketch
By Carol Powell
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Ink on paper. Part of Carol Powell's solo-show "Time to Make the Donuts." The series, titled after the 1980s cult-classic Dunkin' Donuts ad campaign, parodies nostalgic advertising ...
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2010s Contemporary Drawings and Watercolor Paintings

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Paper, Ink

Sing For Your Donut Sketch
By Carol Powell
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Ink on paper. Part of Carol Powell's solo-show "Time to Make the Donuts." The series, titled after the 1980s cult-classic Dunkin' Donuts ad campaign, parodies nostalgic advertising ...
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2010s Contemporary Drawings and Watercolor Paintings

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Paper, Ink

Contemporary 'Tomorrow Was a Good Day' Sketch Wall Lamp by Cristian Andersen
By Cristian Andersen
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Cristian Andersen (*1974) has been working at the interface between design and sculpture for a long time. His works are, among other things, often produced using the casting process,...
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2010s Swiss Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Steel

Animal Black and White Handmade Sketches
By Arozarena De La Fuente
Located in Mexico City, MX
The two artists and industrial designers, Ampi Arozarena and Elena De La Fuente describe form and color as their core of exploration. They admire the dual identity the two elements c...
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2010s Contemporary Animal Paintings

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Ink

Sketch Contemporary Side Table in Metal and Marble by Artefatto Design Studio
By Secolo, Artefatto Design Studio
Located in London, GB
The sketch side table is an homage to the importance of sketching when designing: Where any line or unusual shape can lead you into a different direction or give you a new solution. ...
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2010s Italian Modern Side Tables

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Marble, Metal

"Female Nude" Charcoal Sketch, Nude Female
Located in Detroit, MI
"Nude Female" by Eric Saarinen is an intimate portrait of a female that appears to be in the throes of orgasm. It is aesthetically reminiscent of Gustave Courbet's 19th century paint...
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Late 20th Century Contemporary Nude Drawings and Watercolors

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Charcoal

Time To Make The Donuts Sketch
By Carol Powell
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Ink on paper. Part of Carol Powell's solo-show "Time to Make the Donuts." The series, titled after the 1980s cult-classic Dunkin' Donuts ad campaign, parodies nostalgic advertising ...
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2010s Contemporary Drawings and Watercolor Paintings

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Ink, Paper

Sketch Contemporary Side Table in Metal and Wood Top by Artefatto Design Studio
By Secolo, Artefatto Design Studio
Located in London, GB
The sketch side table is an homage to the importance of sketching when designing: Where any line or unusual shape can lead you into a different direction or give you a new solution. ...
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2010s Italian Modern Side Tables

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Metal

Nude Sketch Nº2 - 21st Century Contemporary Minimal Sepia on Paper Nude Drawing
Located in Singapore, SG
Reminiscent of the old masters, "Nude Sketch Nº2" by Yaroslava Tichshenko is characterized by the masterful modelling of volumes achieved by the artist with a variety of bold stroke...
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2010s Impressionist Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Pencil, Paper, Other Medium

Nude Sketch Nº3 - 21st Century Contemporary Minimal Sepia on Paper Nude Drawing
Located in Singapore, SG
Reminiscent of the old masters, "Nude Sketch Nº3" by Yaroslava Tichshenko is characterized by the masterful modelling of volumes achieved by the artist with a variety of bold stroke...
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2010s Impressionist Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Pencil, Paper, Other Medium

Nude Sketch Nº1 - 21st Century Contemporary Minimal Sepia on Paper Nude Drawing
Located in Singapore, SG
Reminiscent of the old masters, "Nude Sketch Nº1" by Yaroslava Tichshenko is characterized by the masterful modelling of volumes achieved by the artist with a variety of bold stroke...
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2010s Impressionist Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Other Medium

Sketch India Ink by Alfredo Chiappori - 1977
By Alfredo Chiappori
Located in Roma, IT
Sketch is an original china ink drawing realized by Alfredo Chiappori (1/9/1977). The artwork is in very good conditions on a white cardboard. Alfredo Chiappori (Lecco 1943) is an ...
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1970s Contemporary Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Ink

Informal Sketches - Black Penmark aCardboard by A. Matheos
By Alkis Matheos
Located in Roma, IT
Informal Sketches is an original artwork realized by the Greek artist Alkis Matheos in the XX Century. Black penmark on cardboard. The name of the artist appears on the lower righ...
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Mid-20th Century Contemporary Nude Drawings and Watercolors

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Pen

Vintage Balmain French Fashion Sketch - Couture Coat, c. 1960
By Pierre Balmain
Located in Houston, TX
Original haute couture sketch of a blue and yellow coat by Parisian designer Pierre Balmain, circa 1960, featuring fascinating design details, such as alternating colors and collar d...
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1960s Contemporary Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Ink, Gouache

Sketch - Original China Ink Drawing by Alfredo Chiappori - 1977
By Alfredo Chiappori
Located in Roma, IT
Sketch is an original drawing in china ink on cardboard realized by Alfredo Chiappori (1/9/1977). The artwork is in very good conditions on a white cardboard, on the back there is t...
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1970s Contemporary Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Ink

Figure Sketch - Original Pencil Drawing by Leo Guida - 1970s
By Leo Guida
Located in Roma, IT
Figure Sketch is an original Contemporary artwork realized in the 1970s by the italian artist Leo Guida. Original Pencil Drawing on paper. Mint conditions. Leo Guida. Sensitive ...
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1970s Contemporary Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Pencil

Abstract Sketch - Original Pencil Drawing by Antonio Vangelli - 1944
By Antonio Vangelli
Located in Roma, IT
Abstract Sketch is an original artwork realized by Antonio Vangelli in 1944. Original pencil drawing on paper. With the dedication of the artist on the rear and date. Hand-signed...
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1940s Contemporary Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

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Pencil

Landscape Sketch for the Shidoni Foundry, 10-23-81
By Charles Pebworth
Located in Houston, TX
Contour line drawling of a landscape by artist Charles Pebworth for the Shidoni Foundry in Sante Fe, NM. Dated 10-23-81 by artist. Artist Biography: Charles Pebworth is known for hi...
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1980s Contemporary Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

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Ink, Pen

It That Your Donut Behind Those Foster Grants Sketch
By Carol Powell
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Ink on paper. Part of Carol Powell's solo-show "Time to Make the Donuts." The series, titled after the 1980s cult-classic Dunkin' Donuts ad campaign, parodies nostalgic advertising ...
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2010s Contemporary Drawings and Watercolor Paintings

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Ink, Paper

Sketch for a Costume - Original Penmark on Paper by A. Matheos
By Alkis Matheos
Located in Roma, IT
Sketch for a Costume is an original artwork realized by the Greek French artist Alkis Matheos in the XX Century. Original Drawing on paper. Penmark. The name of the artist appears...
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Mid-20th Century Contemporary Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Pen

Moschino Jeans White with Black Floral Sketch Single Button Blazer
By Moschino
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This is a fantastic Moschino Jeans blazer. White heavy yet silky cotton blended twill with a black abstract floral pattern and wonderful single button closure. Fabric and size tag w...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Single-Breasted Jackets

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On 1stDibs, you can find the most appropriate contemporary sketch for your needs in our varied inventory. There are many Contemporary, Impressionist and Abstract versions of these works for sale. Making the right choice when shopping for a contemporary sketch may mean carefully reviewing examples of this item dating from different eras — you can find an early iteration of this piece from the 20th Century and a newer version made as recently as the 21st Century. Adding a contemporary sketch 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 gray, beige, white, black and more. There have been many interesting contemporary sketch examples over the years, but those made by Carol Powell, Alkis Matheos, Jonathan Glass, Karin Krohne Kaufman and Alfredo Chiappori are often thought to be among the most thought-provoking. Artworks like these of any era or style can make for thoughtful decor in any space, but a selection from our variety of those made in paper, ink and paint can add an especially memorable touch.

How Much is a Contemporary Sketch?

The price for an artwork of this kind can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — a contemporary sketch in our inventory may begin at $123 and can go as high as $17,900, while the average can fetch as much as $1,120.