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1970s Female Welder Filardi School of Fish Wall Art Steel Sculpture Mid-Century
Located in Hyattsville, MD
Rare Del Filardi Wall Art Sculpture in welded Cor-Ten steel, signed and dated. Del Filardi owned and operated with her partner Harriet Rubin Blue Heron Gallery in Wellfleet, Massa...
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Vintage 1970s American Post-Modern Abstract Sculptures

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Steel

Sculpture Steel Mid-Century Modern Abstract Expressionist
Located in Eversholt, Bedfordshire
A massive, Mid-Century Modern, steel, abstract Expressionist, sculpture. - Striking sculpture displaying a sharp contrast between the fluid curling form and the rigid Industrial ma...
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1940s Abstract Sculptures

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Steel

Large Mid Century Brutalist Steel Sculpture
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Great piece of modern art Great scale Abstract organic form This piece sat outside for many years weathering the elements. It has recently been cleaned and waxed to preserve th...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Abstract Sculptures

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Steel

Mid-Century Modern Brutalist Steel Sculpture
Located in New York, NY
American Mid-Century Modern Brutalist sculpture of tortured and burnt welded steel.
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Mid-20th Century American Brutalist Abstract Sculptures

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Steel

Sculpture Steel Mid-Century Modern Abstract Expressionist
Located in Eversholt, Bedfordshire
A massive, Mid-Century Modern, steel, abstract Expressionist, sculpture. Striking sculpture displaying a sharp contrast between the fluid curling form and the rigid Industrial mat...
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Vintage 1940s European Mid-Century Modern Abstract Sculptures

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Cut Steel

Signed Rusted Steel Mid-Century Modern Sculpture
Located in New York City, NY
Mid-Century Modern rusted steel indoor or outdoor table sculpture. Signed and dated on the bottom.
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Abstract Sculp...

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Steel

Reveille (Small Colorful Abstract Mid Century Modern Steel Sculpture)
By Leon Smith
Located in Hudson, NY
Small abstract sculpture in mid century modern style abstract sculpture with mauve, purple, olive, salmon and blue painted steel 9 x 10 x 4 inches This small, contemporary abstrac...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Sculptures

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Steel

Mid 20th Century Abstract Floriform Steel Sculpture
Located in Middleburg, VA
Mid 20th Century Abstract Floriform Steel Sculpture Initialed "GH" on base. Measures: 22.75" H, 16" W, 6" D.
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Mid-20th Century Unknown Abstract Sculptures

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Steel

Italian Silvana Cenci Signed Mid Century Modern Steel Gold Explosion Sculpture
By Silvana Cenci
Located in Surfside, FL
Silvana Cenci, internationally renowned explosive sculptor, died October 1, 2000 at her home in Gray. Ms. Cenci, who was born in Florence, Italy, before World War II, married Stuar...
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Mid-20th Century Modern Abstract Sculptures

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Steel, Gold

Mid Century Modern Curtis Jere Kinetic Steel Sculpture
By Curtis Jere
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
While the name Curtis Jere is familiar to many as the maker of eccentric modern design during the 1960's and 70's, few are aware that it is pseudonym for the design team of Curtis Fr...
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Abstract Sculptures

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Steel

Sprite (Small and Colorful Abstract Mid Century Modern Steel Sculpture)
By Leon Smith
Located in Hudson, NY
Small abstract sculpture in mid century modern style red, blue, yellow, green and black painted steel 15 x 11 x 7 inches This small, contemporary abstract sculpture made of colorf...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Sculptures

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Steel

Mid Century Abstract Steel, Brass & Wood "Man" Sculpture
Located in Costa Mesa, CA
Mid Century abstract steel, brass & wood "man" sculpture.
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Vintage 1960s Unknown Mid-Century Modern Abstract Sculptures

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Brass, Steel

Mid-Century Torch Cut and Welded Steel Spear Sculpture
Located in Miami, FL
Torch cut and welded spear sculpture with dark bronze patina.
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Late 20th Century Unknown Mid-Century Modern Abstract Sculptures

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Cut Steel

Offering (Abstract Minimalist Mid Century Modern Steel Sculpture in Black & Red)
By Leon Smith
Located in Hudson, NY
Small abstract sculpture in red and black, mid century modern style 15 x 7 x 8 inches black and red painted steel and wood This delightful, contemporary minimalist sculpture made o...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Sculptures

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Stainless Steel

Paul Kasper Mid Century Modern Welded Steel Sculpture, 1960
By Paul Kasper
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Large modernist, abstract, steel. Sculpture by Southern California artist: Paul Kasper. Kasper lived and worked in Whittier, California. He taught at Pasadena School of Fine Arts, Sc...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Abstract Sculptures

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Steel

Six Vintage Stainless Steel Sculptural Dining Chairs Sculpture Mid-Century Set 6
Located in New York, NY
Six Vintage Stainless Steel Sculptural Dining Chairs Sculpture Mid-Century Set Kings and Queens could feats on these sculptures, this stunning set of six dining chairs. They are art...
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1950s Modern Still-life Sculptures

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Stainless Steel

Vintage Brutalist Mid Century Steel Metal Family Table Sculpture Signed Hardy
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Vintage Brutalist mid century steel metal Family sculpture Signed Hardy. Item features sculpture of a man, woman, and child (in the man's arms) unique brutalist design. Signed Hardy ...
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Mid-20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Abstract Sculptures

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Steel

Abstract Organic Steel Welded Sculpture
Located in Hudson, NY
Beautiful abstract sculpture with organic shapes. Signed at base and dated 1972. Welded steel, measures 19.5 inches h, 8.5 inches w, 7 inches d. Excellent condition.
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Mid-20th Century Abstract Abstract Sculptures

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Steel

Mid-Century Modern Abstract Brutalist Welded Steel Sculpture by John Livermore
Located in Peabody, MA
Vintage welded steel sculpture by Acton, MA artist, John Livermore, circa 1970s. Abstract architectural form on mahogany pedestal. Sculpture measures: 7” wide, 6.5” x 10.75” high, wi...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Abstract Sculptures

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Steel

1960s Orb Ashtray Mod Psychedelic Orange Mid-Century Plastic + Steel Sculpture
Located in Hyattsville, MD
A wonderful sculptural orange orb ashtray from the 1960s German era of ABS Plastics manufacturing dominance. Harder to find and highly collectible decor. Just about 3 1/2 inches wide...
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Abstract Sculptures

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Stainless Steel

Mid-Century Modern Abstract Amorphic Marble Sculpture on Enamel Steel Base
Located in New York, NY
This refined marble sculpture was realized in the United States circa 1960. It features an amorphic organic form carved from a single piece of White marble. With its unblemished surf...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Abstract Sculptures

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Marble, Enamel, Steel

Surrealist Mid-Century Modern Monumental Sailboat Form steel Sculpture
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
Made out of heavy gauge steel, this sculpture features surrealistic sail-form shapes and measures 147" H x 57" W x 27" D. This sculpture is freestanding and very heavy, circa 1960.
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Vintage 1960s Danish Brutalist Abstract Sculptures

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Copper

Mid-Century Modern Open Form Gilded Steel Abstract Sculpture by Harold Sklar
By Harold Sklar
Located in New York, NY
This stunning and dynamic Mid-Century Modern sculpture was realized by the esteemed New York artist, Harold Sklar (1930-2003), circa 1970. It features three stacked gilded steel ovoi...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Abstract Sculptures

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Gold, Steel

Rare Candelabra Sculpture Mid Century Danish Design
By Einar Dragsted
Located in Surfside, FL
Danish mid century modern silverplated candelabrum sculpture. circa 1957 signed E. Dragsted Denmark. Dragsted goldsmiths, established in 1854, was purveyor to the danish royal family...
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1950s Abstract Geometric Abstract Sculptures

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Stainless Steel

Large Mid-Century Modern Sculpture
By Harry Bertoia
Located in Opa Locka, FL
Great sculpture from the 1960s.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Abstract Sculptures

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Brass, Steel

  • Large Mid-Century Modern Sculpture
  • Large Mid-Century Modern Sculpture
  • Large Mid-Century Modern Sculpture
  • Large Mid-Century Modern Sculpture
H 75 in. W 21 in. D 19 in.
Mid-Century Modern Abstract Marble Sculpture
Located in Houston, TX
Stunning Mid-Century Modern or Modernist abstract marble sculpture on steel base. This great geometric marble sculpture is artist signed which is currently under research. Wood loo...
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20th Century Mid-Century Modern Abstract Sculptures

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Marble, Steel

  • Mid-Century Modern Abstract Marble Sculpture
  • Mid-Century Modern Abstract Marble Sculpture
  • Mid-Century Modern Abstract Marble Sculpture
  • Mid-Century Modern Abstract Marble Sculpture
H 20.25 in. W 9.63 in. D 5 in.
Related Pair of Mid-Century Modern Brutalist Abstract steel Sculptures
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
One has damage to surface. Oxidation to metal. Measures: First sculpture 42 1/2" H x 34" W x 13" D. Second sculpture 46" H x 12" D.
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Vintage 1960s Danish Brutalist Abstract Sculptures

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Copper

Guy Dill Large Welded Mid Century Post Modern Abstract Steel Table Sculpture
By Guy Dill
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A large and impressive steel sculpture by world renowned artist Guy Dill. It consists of black welded steel circa 1990's. Welded signature.
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1990s American Post-Modern Abstract Sculptures

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Cut Steel

Modern Geometric Steel Sculpture
Located in Bridgeport, CT
Modern geometric steel sculpture, painted metal with tall black central support, added red circle, and black panels with attached white elements. The black base mounted on a tiered e...
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20th Century Mid-Century Modern Abstract Sculptures

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Steel

  • Modern Geometric Steel Sculpture
  • Modern Geometric Steel Sculpture
  • Modern Geometric Steel Sculpture
  • Modern Geometric Steel Sculpture
H 101 in. W 36.5 in. D 10 in.
Mid-Century Modern Brutalist Railroad Spikes Sculpture
Located in Vero Beach, FL
Mid-Century Modern Brutalist railroad spikes sculpture. This very unique sculpture is made from reclaimed vintage railroad spikes. It is fashioned with welded steel spikes into a ru...
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Mid-20th Century Brutalist Abstract Sculptures

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Steel

Mid-Century Modern Organic Sculpture and Centerpiece
By Mauricio Santelice
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
Mid-Century Modern gilded wire sculpture on a large driftwood base by Mauricio Santelice. This piece is an interesting table sculpture; the driftwood base holds the life-like tree fi...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Abstract Sculptures

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Steel

Patinated Steel Modernist Sculpture
Located in St.Petersburg, FL
Unusual welded steel sculpture which consists of multiple pieces attached at the corners producing a floating appearance.
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Abstract Sculptures

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Steel

  • Patinated Steel Modernist Sculpture
  • Patinated Steel Modernist Sculpture
  • Patinated Steel Modernist Sculpture
  • Patinated Steel Modernist Sculpture
H 13 in. W 5 in. D 6 in.
Steel Table Top Sculpture
Located in Oklahoma City, OK
Found object abstract steel table top sculpture by Colorado artist. Photographed with Bertoia side chair and Eames LTW for scale.
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Abstract Sculp...

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Steel

  • Steel Table Top Sculpture
  • Steel Table Top Sculpture
  • Steel Table Top Sculpture
  • Steel Table Top Sculpture
H 20 in. W 32 in. D 10 in.
Mid-Century Modern Metallic Sculpture, circa 1960s
Located in Delray Beach, FL
Metal, sculpture, rustic, some residue of paint Mid-Century Modern, 3-dimensional, modern, abstract, abstract sculpture, cubism, cubist, cubism inspired with some imagination you cou...
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Mid-20th Century American Abstract Sculptures

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Cut Steel

Stainless Steel Abstract Sculpture
Located in New York, NY
Stainless steel abstract sculpture.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Abstract Sculptures

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Stainless Steel

  • Stainless Steel Abstract Sculpture
  • Stainless Steel Abstract Sculpture
  • Stainless Steel Abstract Sculpture
  • Stainless Steel Abstract Sculpture
H 50.25 in. W 29 in. D 13.75 in.
Mid-Century Metal and Colored Glass Sculpture - Like Stained Glass
Located in Miami, FL
Mid-Century enameled steel, glass sculpture that is visually balanced from 360 degrees. All the positive and negative spaces work in total harmony which is a testament to Samuel Cash...
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1950s American Modern Abstract Sculptures

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Steel

Mid Century Brutalist Steel Sculpture by Japanese Artist Kishida Katsuji
By Kishida Katsuji
Located in Bedford Hills, NY
Modern Brutalist steel sculpture by Japanese artist Kishida Katsuji, 1993. Born in Tokyo, studied at the School of Beaux-Arts of Musashino, Tokyo from 1959-1963. First public install...
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Late 20th Century French Brutalist Sculptures

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Steel

Brass and Steel Abstract Sculpture
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This bronze and steel sculpture features a brass pestle that sits atop a steel mortar. Though not an actual mortar and pestle, this piece resembles just that. We've chatted around th...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Abstract Sculptures

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Brass, Steel

  • Brass and Steel Abstract Sculpture
  • Brass and Steel Abstract Sculpture
  • Brass and Steel Abstract Sculpture
  • Brass and Steel Abstract Sculpture
H 9 in. W 3.5 in. D 3.5 in.
Steel Sculpture, Helmet I, England 1970s
Located in London, GB
*Please contact us for availability of this item.* Abstract steel sculpture, in the form of a helmet; from the estate of the artist June Barrington-Ward (1922-2002) and attributed t...
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Vintage 1970s British Mid-Century Modern Abstract Sculptures

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Steel

  • Steel Sculpture, Helmet I, England 1970s
  • Steel Sculpture, Helmet I, England 1970s
  • Steel Sculpture, Helmet I, England 1970s
  • Steel Sculpture, Helmet I, England 1970s
H 13 in. W 6.5 in. D 8.27 in.
Abstract Steel and Marble Sculpture
Located in New York, NY
Abstract patinated steel and marble sculpture.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Abstract Sculptures

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Marble, Steel

  • Abstract Steel and Marble Sculpture
  • Abstract Steel and Marble Sculpture
  • Abstract Steel and Marble Sculpture
  • Abstract Steel and Marble Sculpture
H 24.75 in. W 23 in. D 25 in.
Pair of Vintage 1970's Mid-Century Modern Sculptures
Located in Los Angeles, CA
An extraordinary pair of modern sculptures crafted out of steel finished in chrome. These eye catching pieces are in good condition and they feature a crescent design supported by a ...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Abstract Sculptures

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Steel

1960s Brutalist Steel Abstract Sculpture
Located in Raleigh, NC
Heavily textured and expressive vintage sculpture. Has tons of movement and a wonderful patina.
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Mid-20th Century American Brutalist Abstract Sculptures

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Cut Steel

1960s Large Modernist Steel Sculpture
Located in New York City, NY
Stunning oversize 1960s welded steel modernist sculpture. In vintage original condition with some wear and patina.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Abstract Sculptures

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Cut Steel

  • 1960s Large Modernist Steel Sculpture
  • 1960s Large Modernist Steel Sculpture
  • 1960s Large Modernist Steel Sculpture
  • 1960s Large Modernist Steel Sculpture
H 13.25 in. W 51 in. D 9 in.
1970s Steel Abstract Table Sculpture
Located in New York City, NY
1970s Brutalist torch cut steel abstract table sculpture with marble base.
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Abstract Sculptures

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Marble, Cut Steel

  • 1970s Steel Abstract Table Sculpture
  • 1970s Steel Abstract Table Sculpture
  • 1970s Steel Abstract Table Sculpture
  • 1970s Steel Abstract Table Sculpture
H 32.5 in. W 17 in. D 3.5 in.
Mid 20th Century Pressed Steel Hobby Horse, Western Mexico
By G. None
Located in Guadalajra, Jal
Mid 20th Century Pressed steel hobby horse.  
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Mid-20th Century Mexican Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

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Steel

Steel Sculpture, Helmet II, England 1970s
Located in London, GB
*Please contact us for availability of this item.* Abstract steel sculpture, in the form of a helmet; from the estate of the artist June Barrington-Ward (1922-2002) and attributed t...
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Vintage 1970s British Mid-Century Modern Abstract Sculptures

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Steel

  • Steel Sculpture, Helmet II, England 1970s
  • Steel Sculpture, Helmet II, England 1970s
  • Steel Sculpture, Helmet II, England 1970s
  • Steel Sculpture, Helmet II, England 1970s
H 14.18 in. W 7.09 in. D 5.32 in.
Large Welded Steel Abstract Garden Sculpture
Located in Bridgeport, CT
Created by well known multidisciplinary artist Norma B. Flanagan. Originally painted (traces are visible), now worn bare to an Industrial type rust patina. A tall wide sculpture made...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Abstract Sculptures

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Steel

Oversized Stainless Steel Orb Necklace Sculpture
Located in East Hampton, NY
This wonderfully large sculpture necklace is made of mirror finish stainless steel orbs strung together. As shown it hangs 4 feet.
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Stainless Steel

Paul Kasper Abstract Modern Steel Sculpture
By Paul Kasper
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Welded steel sculpture by California artist Paul Kasper, American (1922- 9011)), circa 1970, this Fine Art sculpture makes a bold modern statement. Acquired directly from the artist'...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Abstract Sculptures

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Cut Steel

Harry Bertoia Style Monumental Steel Fan Sculpture
By Harry Bertoia
Located in New York, NY
Harry Bertoia style monumental steel spray sculpture. Steel rods splayed in fan shape mounted on a wooden square base.
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Late 20th Century Mid-Century Modern Abstract Sculptures

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Steel

Albert Feraud Brutalist Mid-Century Modern Abstract Metal Sculpture, France
By Albert Feraud
Located in Lambertville, NJ
Mid-Century Modern steel table top abstract sculpture by internationally recognized French artist Albert Feraud, (1921-2008) Paris, France. Sculpture sign on base. Circa 1960's. F...
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Abstract Sculptures

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Metal, Steel

Rudolf Wolf Geometric Stainless Steel Sculpture 1981
By Rudolf Wolf
Located in Roosendaal, Noord Brabant
Very nice abstract stainless steel geometric sculpture designed by Rudolf Wolf and manufactured in his own atelier in 1981. This sculpture is one of several we acquired from the form...
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Vintage 1980s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Abstract Sculptures

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Stainless Steel

  • Rudolf Wolf Geometric Stainless Steel Sculpture 1981
  • Rudolf Wolf Geometric Stainless Steel Sculpture 1981
  • Rudolf Wolf Geometric Stainless Steel Sculpture 1981
  • Rudolf Wolf Geometric Stainless Steel Sculpture 1981
H 16.54 in. W 11.82 in. D 11.82 in.
Bold Industrial Bronze and Steel Casting Mold Sculpture, France 20th Century
Located in New York, NY
Stunning, strong-lined Industrial sculpture in harmoniously balanced steel, bronze, and plaster, incorporating casting molds in a surrealist wink to the female form.
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20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Abstract Sculptures

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Bronze, Steel

Mid-Century Modern Metal Sculpture of Man with Ring
By Werkstätte Hagenauer Wien
Located in Miami, FL
A midcentury stylized sculpture of a man with a rolling a ring, very much in the style of Hagenauer. Great lines and movement.
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Vintage 1960s American Abstract Sculptures

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Steel

Vintage Abstract Stainless Steel and Marble Sculpture
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Beautiful Mid-Century Modern stainless steel abstract sculpture sitting on a squared marble base. Super well kept and sturdy. Top stainless steel sculpture can be removed from the ...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Abstract Sculptures

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Marble, Stainless Steel

Modernist Steel Sculpture
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A unique standing sculpture made of steel rods with projecting, formed angled shapes and protrusions.  
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Sculptures

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Steel

  • Modernist Steel Sculpture
  • Modernist Steel Sculpture
  • Modernist Steel Sculpture
  • Modernist Steel Sculpture
H 50 in. W 44 in. D 21 in.
Florence Resnikoff Welded Steel Sculpture
By Florence Resnikoff
Located in Chicago, IL
Florence Resnikoff welded steel sculpture. Abstract form welded metal with patina. Known for her jewelry designs Resnikoff's early designs were cast or constructed that followed the...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Abstract Sculptures

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Metal

  • Florence Resnikoff Welded Steel Sculpture
  • Florence Resnikoff Welded Steel Sculpture
  • Florence Resnikoff Welded Steel Sculpture
  • Florence Resnikoff Welded Steel Sculpture
H 19.25 in. W 46.5 in. D 27.5 in.
Brutalist Steel Cattail Table Top Sculpture Signed
Located in Lambertville, NJ
Brutalist steel cattail table top sculpture signed on the base. Made of cut steel. Cut marks in the leaves add texture along with the hand hammered Cattails. 33 1/2" tall
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Abstract Sculptures

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Stone, Metal, Cut Steel

Stainless Steel Sculpture by Albert Feraud, 1970
By Albert Feraud
Located in Catonvielle, FR
Albert Feraud (1921-2008). Sculpture in stainless steel, signed hollow at the base. This great artist, internationally recognized, works metal from the sixties. With his friends Césa...
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Abstract Sculptures

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Stainless Steel

  • Stainless Steel Sculpture by Albert Feraud, 1970
  • Stainless Steel Sculpture by Albert Feraud, 1970
  • Stainless Steel Sculpture by Albert Feraud, 1970
  • Stainless Steel Sculpture by Albert Feraud, 1970
H 10.44 in. W 2.37 in. D 2.37 in.
Abstract Geometric Sculpture in Steel and String
Located in Highland, IN
A compelling composition made by hand with an interesting combination of materials, this piece is both art and architecture. A series of connected steel disks form the substructure o...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Abstract Sculptures

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Steel

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Steel Sculpture Mid Century For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the steel sculpture mid century you’re looking for at 1stDibs. Frequently made of metal, steel and brass, every steel sculpture mid century was constructed with great care. If you’re shopping for a steel sculpture mid century, we have 716 options in-stock, while there are 20 modern editions to choose from as well. Whether you’re looking for an older or newer steel sculpture mid century, there are earlier versions available from the 18th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. When you’re browsing for the right steel sculpture mid century, those designed in Mid-Century Modern, Modern and Art Deco styles are of considerable interest. You’ll likely find more than one steel sculpture mid century that is appealing in its simplicity, but Curtis Jere, Marc Weinstein and Harry Bertoia produced versions that are worth a look.

How Much is a Steel Sculpture Mid Century?

A steel sculpture mid century can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $2,500, while the lowest priced sells for $109 and the highest can go for as much as $125,000.

A Close Look at mid-century-modern Furniture

Organically shaped, clean-lined and elegantly simple are three terms that well describe vintage mid-century modern American furniture. The style, which emerged primarily in the years following World War II, is characterized by pieces that were conceived and made in an energetic, optimistic spirit by creators who believed that good design was an essential part of good living.

Postwar American architects and designers were animated by new ideas and new technology. The lean, functionalist “International Style” architecture of Le Corbusier and Bauhaus eminences such as Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Walter Gropius had been promoted in the United States during the ’30s by Philip Johnson and others. New building techniques, such as “post-and-beam” construction, allowed the International-style schemes to be realized on a small scale, in open-plan houses with long walls of glass.

Materials developed for wartime use became available for domestic goods and were incorporated into mid-century modern furniture designs. Charles and Ray Eames and Eero Saarinen, who had experimented extensively with molded plywood, eagerly embraced fiberglass for, respectively, pieces such as the La Chaise and the Womb chair. George Nelson and his design team created Bubble lamp shades using a new translucent polymer skin. Harry Bertoia and Isamu Noguchi devised chairs and tables built of wire mesh and wire struts. Materials were re-purposed: the Danish-born designer Jens Risom created a line of chairs that used surplus parachute straps for webbed seats and backrests. The Risom lounge chair was among the first pieces of furniture commissioned and produced by legendary manufacturer Knoll, a chief influence in the rise of modern design in the United States thanks to the work of Florence Knoll, the pioneering architect and designer who made the firm a leader in its field.

As the demand for casual, uncluttered furnishings grew, more mid-century designers caught the spirit.

Classically-oriented creators such as Edward Wormley, house designer for Dunbar Inc., offered such pieces as the sinuous Listen to Me chaise; the British expatriate T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings switched gears, creating items such as the tiered, biomorphic Mesa table. There were Young Turks such as Paul McCobb — who designed holistic groups of sleek, blonde-wood furniture — and Milo Baughman, who espoused a West Coast aesthetic in lushly upholstered chairs and sofas with angular steel frames.

As the collection of vintage mid-century modern chairs, dressers, coffee tables and other furniture on 1stDibs demonstrates, this period saw one of the most delightful and dramatic flowerings of creativity in design history.