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The Unicorn Trader, Surreal Painting, Male Figure, Horse-Like Unicorns, Crystals
By Christopher Klein
Located in Chicago, IL
At first glance, the viewer is drawn in by the Tibetan monk who is displaying his beautiful horses. But with a closer look, we realize they are not horses at all but mystical unicor...
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21st Century and Contemporary Surrealist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Linen, Oil

Cat as Catch Can -Surreal Painting, Cat, Medieval Falconry, Bat-Eared Elephant
By Christopher Klein
Located in Chicago, IL
Cat as Catch Can During the Renaissance, the popular sport of “catry” (similar to the sport of falconry) was so successful that it caused the extinction of the Dwarf Bat-Eared Flying...
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2010s Surrealist Figurative Paintings

Materials

Linen, Oil

The Flounder, Michele Mikesell, pop-surreal figurative oil painting, framed
By Michele Mikesell
Located in Dallas, TX
"The Flounder" is a whimsical & humorous pop figurative painting by Michele Mikesell. Using oil on linen-wrapped board, the figure is abstractly painted with a bright color palette. ...
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2010s Contemporary Figurative Paintings

Materials

Linen, Oil, Board

Wisdom Trumps Violence - Surreal Oil Painting with a Leopard, an Owl, and a Man
By Christopher Klein
Located in Chicago, IL
Toying (e.g., rider on toy horse) with violent threats is not wise. The sounds (e.g., horn) of violence (e.g., spear and leopard) will never overtake wisdom (e.g., owl and pearl). T...
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21st Century and Contemporary Surrealist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Linen, Oil

Coming Out of the Wasteland - Surreal Oil Painting with Nude Woman in the Desert
By Christopher Klein
Located in Chicago, IL
"After centuries of suppression, women ascend to high positions (e.g., a modern-day falcon-headed Egyptian goddess). Women will lead (e.g., pulling a camel caravan). The societal s...
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21st Century and Contemporary Surrealist Nude Paintings

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Linen, Oil

Lovers / oil on wood - twin sisters conjoined surreal two heads
By Chikako Okada
Located in Burlingame, CA
'Lovers' a mysterious and fascinating portrayal of a women with two heads and singular body draped in an intricately painted multicolored kimono. The scene includes interior architec...
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21st Century and Contemporary Realist Figurative Paintings

Materials

Wood, Oil

Examining the Portrait, Surreal Monkey Artist Studio Signed Oil Painting
Located in Buffalo, NY
Antique American modernist painting. Oil on canvas, circa 1965. Signed. Displayed in a period modernist frame.
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1960s Modern Animal Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

American School Modernist Interior View Surreal TV Simpsons Madonna Oil Painting
Located in Buffalo, NY
Vintage American interior composition painting. Oil on canvas, circa 1995. Signed illegibly lower right.. Displayed in a period modernist frame. Image, 37"L x 49"H, overall 38"L ...
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1980s Modern Interior Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Amnesia 2 - surreal painting
By Christina Holdgaard
Located in New York, NY
"After having worked intensively the portrait I felt like 'chopping heads off'. Recently the bodies more or less disappear to leave mainly the envelope of clothing. I use old photogr...
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2010s Surrealist Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil, Acrylic

Amnesia 3 - surreal painting
By Christina Holdgaard
Located in New York, NY
"After having worked intensively the portrait I felt like 'chopping heads off'. Recently the bodies more or less disappear to leave mainly the envelope of clothing. I use old photogr...
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2010s Surrealist Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil, Acrylic

Amnesia 1 - surreal painting
By Christina Holdgaard
Located in New York, NY
"After having worked intensively the portrait I felt like 'chopping heads off'. Recently the bodies more or less disappear to leave mainly the envelope of clothing. I use old photogr...
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2010s Surrealist Figurative Paintings

Materials

Oil, Canvas, Acrylic

Surreal Painting Abstract La Damier Rouge
Located in FR
Surreal Painting Abstract "La Damier Rouge" Unframed Good condition with minor signs of age Oil on Wood Painting Mid Century 1950-60 This painting came from the dispersion Estate Sa...
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Mid-20th Century Surrealist Abstract Paintings

Materials

Plywood, Oil

Always On The Edge Surreal Painting
Located in Douglas Manor, NY
3709 Acrylic on board Set in a vintage wood frame
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Early 2000s Animal Paintings

Materials

Acrylic

Rhythmic Forces Dynamic. Contemporary Surreal Painting
By Sax Berlin
Located in Brecon, Powys
Sometimes in the world of fine art something very special happens and this piece from the hilltop studio of master artist Sax Berlin is such a rarity. Berlin has furthered his explor...
Category

2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

Two Sides of Me Surreal Painting
Located in Douglas Manor, NY
3713 Acrylic on board Set in a vintage frame
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Early 2000s Abstract Paintings

Materials

Acrylic

Dynamic Rhythmic Forces. Contemporary Surreal Painting
By Sax Berlin
Located in Brecon, Powys
Sometimes in the world of fine art something very special happens and this piece from the hilltop studio of master artist Sax Berlin is such a rarity. Berlin has furthered his explor...
Category

2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

Surreal Painting of A Mirror in Field
By Anthony V. Martin
Located in Houston, TX
Surreal Anthony Martin landscape painting of a Lonely Mirror in a Field in egg tempura. The bright and airy field contrasts with the dark, bulky mirror to give the painting an uneasy...
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1960s Surrealist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Egg Tempera

Saltaire, surreal painting of architecture and landscape
By James Isherwood
Located in New York, NY
In James Isherwood’s recent landscapes, elements are rarely as expected. Skies are bright pink or yellow, the grass is not always green, and mountain ranges are kaleidoscopic. The ar...
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2010s Contemporary Landscape Paintings

Materials

Paper, Acrylic

Blue composition - Contemporary Surreal Painting, Vibrant Blue, monochromatic
By Maciej Świeszewski
Located in Warsaw, PL
MACIEJ SWIESZEWSKI (b. 1950 in Sopot) Painter, professor of the Academy of Fine Arts. He obtained his diploma with honourable mention in 1976, at the Faculty of Painting at the Acad...
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2010s Surrealist Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Orange composition - Contemporary Surreal Paintings, Vibrant orange & black
By Maciej Świeszewski
Located in Warsaw, PL
MACIEJ SWIESZEWSKI (b. 1950 in Sopot) Painter, professor of the Academy of Fine Arts. He obtained his diploma with honourable mention in 1976, at the Faculty of Painting at the Acad...
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2010s Surrealist Abstract Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Composition - Contemporary Surreal Painting, Vibrant colors, XXI Century
By Maciej Świeszewski
Located in Warsaw, PL
MACIEJ SWIESZEWSKI (b. 1950 in Sopot) Painter, professor of the Academy of Fine Arts. He obtained his diploma with honourable mention in 1976, at the Faculty of Painting at the Acad...
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2010s Surrealist Abstract Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Composition - Contemporary surreal paintings, Vibrant colors, XXI Century
By Maciej Świeszewski
Located in Warsaw, PL
MACIEJ SWIESZEWSKI (b. 1950 in Sopot) Painter, professor of the Academy of Fine Arts. He obtained his diploma with honourable mention in 1976, at the Faculty of Painting at the Acad...
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2010s Surrealist Abstract Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Tsunami II- surreal painting blue grey shades
By Fernando Vignoli
Located in Miami, FL
Professionally known as Vignoli, was a Brazilian painter and sculptor. He began his career in 1982 creating canvases in oil on canvas, where he applies his own technique, which, acco...
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2010s Surrealist Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Blue Water- surreal painting blue grey shades
By Fernando Vignoli
Located in Miami, FL
Professionally known as Vignoli, was a Brazilian painter and sculptor. He began his career in 1982 creating canvases in oil on canvas, where he applies his own technique, which, acco...
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2010s Surrealist Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM - figurative surreal painting with sleeping woman
By Justyna Kisielewicz
Located in Seattle, WA
Justyna Kisielewicz, is a Polish native and a Miami-based painter. Her paintings are cheeky, trendy cool and popping with clever and lively unexpected colors. Kisielewicz’s paintings...
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2010s Surrealist Figurative Paintings

Materials

Linen, Oil, Egg Tempera

Apparition, surreal painting of house against purple moon, reflections
By James Isherwood
Located in New York, NY
In James Isherwood’s recent landscapes, elements are rarely as expected. Skies are bright pink or yellow, the grass is not always green, and mountain ranges are kaleidoscopic. The ar...
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2010s Contemporary Figurative Paintings

Materials

Wood Panel, Acrylic

Venus Surreal Nude Painting
Located in Douglas Manor, NY
5-2738a Acrylic on artist board Displayed in a vintage gilt wood frame Image size 11x15"
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1940s Landscape Paintings

Materials

Acrylic

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Figurative Surreal Abstract Painting
Located in Douglas Manor, NY
1-4014 Figurative Surreal oil painting Set in a vintage gilt wood frame
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1970s Abstract Paintings

Materials

Acrylic

Um Quarto Ambiente- surreal painting oil on canvas
By Fernando Vignoli
Located in Miami, FL
Professionally known as Vignoli, was a Brazilian painter and sculptor. He began his career in 1982 creating canvases in oil on canvas, where he applies his own technique, which, acco...
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2010s Surrealist Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Lonely- surreal painting, shades of grey and blue
By Fernando Vignoli
Located in Miami, FL
Professionally known as Vignoli, was a Brazilian painter and sculptor. He began his career in 1982 creating canvases in oil on canvas, where he applies his own technique, which, acco...
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2010s Surrealist Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Tara - Highly Detailed Erotic, Symbolic, Surreal Painting - Woman, Pearl, Flower
By Oliver Hazard Benson
Located in Chicago, IL
This painting, like each of the paintings in the Purple Dawn series, is based on an earlier work that was lost or destroyed in the course of time. Feeling that I wanted to finish wha...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Nude Paintings

Materials

Acrylic, Panel

Waking - original figurative surreal painting contemporary modern 21st century
By Michael Steinbrick
Located in London, Chelsea
The original figurative painting by Michael Steinbrick is painted on deep stretched canvas and is ready to be displayed. The shiny reflective texture given to the figure makes the pa...
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21st Century and Contemporary Realist Abstract Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Untitled - surreal landscape minimalist painting
By Jacob El Hanani
Located in New York, NY
This early work by Jacob El Hanani was done in 1970. It is mixed media on masonite. It is hand signed in Hebrew and English in the bottom right. The piece comes framed in a black woo...
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1970s Contemporary Abstract Paintings

Materials

Oil, Masonite, Ink

Surreal Female Nude Figure Painting
Located in Douglas Manor, NY
5-3620 Acrylic on artist board Set in a vintage silvered wood frame
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1970s Abstract Paintings

Materials

Acrylic

Surreal French Village Landscape Painting
Located in Douglas Manor, NY
#5-2815 A fauvist style French village,acrylic on artist board displayed in a wood frame,signed lower left by Groendain
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21st Century and Contemporary Landscape Paintings

Materials

Acrylic

Surreal Red Horse Equestrian Painting
By H. Krushner
Located in Douglas Manor, NY
#5-2618a A man on horseback,acrylic on paper displayed in a custom made mat and displayed in a gilt wood frame .Signed by H.Krushner ;a Brooklyn artist ,painted when she was 80 pl...
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1990s Animal Paintings

Materials

Acrylic

Surreal Circus Girl Figurative Painting
Located in Douglas Manor, NY
#5-3462 Circus Girl, figurative acrylic on artist board displayed in a gilt wood frame, signed by S.Liotti Image size 19.25 H x 15.25 W
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1980s Figurative Paintings

Materials

Acrylic

Surreal Dancing Figurative Abstract Painting
Located in Douglas Manor, NY
5-3311 Abstract Figurative Painting Set in a hand painted wood frame Image size 12x15"
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Early 2000s Abstract Paintings

Materials

Acrylic

Very Stable Genius - Surreal Painting - Figurative Work in Orange + Blue + Black
Located in Gilroy, CA
“Very Stable Genius,” is a Contemporary surrealist painting by Nigerian born, Dallas based artist, Abi Salami. Working in a flat, stylized manner, Salami composes this surreal painti...
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2010s Contemporary Figurative Paintings

Materials

Acrylic, Canvas

Natural Windows surreal painting oil on canvas- grey shadows
By Fernando Vignoli
Located in Miami, FL
Professionally known as Vignoli, was a Brazilian painter and sculptor. He began his career in 1982 creating canvases in oil on canvas, where he applies his own technique, which, acco...
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2010s Surrealist Paintings

Materials

Oil, Canvas

The Reconstruction of the Big Apple- surreal painting- sqaure
By Fernando Vignoli
Located in Miami, FL
Professionally known as Vignoli, was a Brazilian painter and sculptor. He began his career in 1982 creating canvases in oil on canvas, where he applies his own technique, which, acco...
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2010s Surrealist Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Corredor de Tornados surreal painting oil on canvas- large
By Fernando Vignoli
Located in Miami, FL
Professionally known as Vignoli, was a Brazilian painter and sculptor. He began his career in 1982 creating canvases in oil on canvas, where he applies his own technique, which, acco...
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2010s Surrealist Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Terra Da Arvore- surreal painting oil on canvas blue
By Fernando Vignoli
Located in Miami, FL
Professionally known as Vignoli, was a Brazilian painter and sculptor. He began his career in 1982 creating canvases in oil on canvas, where he applies his own technique, which, acco...
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2010s Surrealist Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Gardener, surreal painting on panel of architecture, blue, green and orange
By James Isherwood
Located in New York, NY
Acrylic on panel
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2010s Contemporary Landscape Paintings

Materials

Paint, Panel, Acrylic

Equestrial Nude Bareback Surreal Abstract Painting
Located in Douglas Manor, NY
3717 Equestrian Surreal painting on board Set in a vintage wood frame
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Early 2000s Abstract Paintings

Materials

Acrylic

Aphrodisiac 09, surreal painting of a bowl of noodles and chopsticks, teal
By Seongmin Ahn
Located in New York, NY
Ink and color on mulberry paper
Category

2010s Contemporary Figurative Paintings

Materials

Ink, Mulberry Paper

Paraiso Tropical surreal painting oil on canvas blue orange and grey
By Fernando Vignoli
Located in Miami, FL
Professionally known as Vignoli, was a Brazilian painter and sculptor. He began his career in 1982 creating canvases in oil on canvas, where he applies his own technique, which, acco...
Category

2010s Surrealist Abstract Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Home Sweet Home, Surreal Painting in Shades of Green and Blue, Framed
By John Seubert
Located in Chicago, IL
Home is different for all of us and that is especially true for this surreal painting by John Seubert, AKA John Dolly. Taken from old needlepoint pieces, "Home Sweet Home" displays ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Interior Paintings

Materials

Oil, Canvas

Bird Lady Surreal Abstract Bird Painting
Located in Douglas Manor, NY
3715 Acrylic on board Set in a faux vintage bamboo wood frame
Category

Early 2000s Abstract Paintings

Materials

Acrylic

Surreal Red Smoke Cubic Abstract Painting
Located in Douglas Manor, NY
5-2701 Acrylic on canvas applied to wood panel Set in a gilt-white wood frame Image size 21.5x17"
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1970s Abstract Paintings

Materials

Oil

Abstract Surreal Figurative Leaf People Painting
Located in Douglas Manor, NY
#5-3004 gouache on board, displayed in a dark-wood frame
Category

1950s Abstract Paintings

Materials

Acrylic

Surreal Fantasy Horse Equestrian Abstract Painting
By Silvana Liotti
Located in Douglas Manor, NY
5-2930 Acrylic on artist board Displayed in mood frame Image size 15.75x12.75"
Category

2010s Animal Paintings

Materials

Acrylic

The Man That Eats Abaporu. oil on canvas surreal painting
By Fernando Vignoli
Located in Miami, FL
Professionally known as Vignoli, was a Brazilian painter and sculptor. He began his career in 1982 creating canvases in oil on canvas, where he applies his own technique, which, acco...
Category

2010s Surrealist Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Corredor dos Ventos, surreal painting oil on canvas very large
By Fernando Vignoli
Located in Miami, FL
Professionally known as Vignoli, was a Brazilian painter and sculptor. He began his career in 1982 creating canvases in oil on canvas, where he applies his own technique, which, acco...
Category

2010s Surrealist Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Terra do Fogo surreal painting oil on canvas- sunset red
By Fernando Vignoli
Located in Miami, FL
Professionally known as Vignoli, was a Brazilian painter and sculptor. He began his career in 1982 creating canvases in oil on canvas, where he applies his own technique, which, acco...
Category

2010s Surrealist Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

"The Collector", Surreal Pointillist Oil Painting
By Ron Hoover
Located in Houston, TX
Ron Hoover surrealist painting titled "The Collector" done in a pointillism style in 1987. This work was exhibited at the Palm Spring Desert Museum in 1990. Signed and dated by artis...
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1980s Pointillist Figurative Paintings

Materials

Oil

Nature's Time surreal painting oil on canvas- dark blue sky
By Fernando Vignoli
Located in Miami, FL
Professionally known as Vignoli, was a Brazilian painter and sculptor. He began his career in 1982 creating canvases in oil on canvas, where he applies his own technique, which, acco...
Category

2010s Surrealist Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Disk Shelf II, Magritte-like Surreal Painting by Backstrom aka Beck o Jung
By Holger Bäckström
Located in Long Island City, NY
An oil painting by Holger Bäckström from 1979. A mixed media painting produced by Beck & Jung, a collaborative duo between Holger Bäckström and Bo Ljungberg in the 1960's-70's. T...
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1970s Surrealist Interior Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

Night Nurse, Large Magritte-like Surreal Painting by Backstrom aka Beck o Jung
By Holger Bäckström
Located in Long Island City, NY
An oil painting by Holger Bäckström from 1979. A mixed media collage and oil painting produced by the company Beck & Jung, a collaborative duo between Holger Bäckström and Bo Lju...
Category

1970s Op Art Abstract Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

"Acolyte" - surreal floral painting - clouds - Rene Magritte
Located in Atlanta, GA
"Acolyte" is a large scale oil painting featuring hues of bright orange, blue and grey. Jim Wise is inspired by the works of Georgia O'Keeffe, Rene Magritte, James Rosenquist, Ed Rus...
Category

2010s Surrealist Abstract Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

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Surreal Paintings For Sale on 1stDibs

There is a broad range of surreal paintings for sale on 1stDibs. Finding the ideal Contemporary, Surrealist or Impressionist examples of these works for your living room, whether you’re looking for small- or large-size pieces, is no easy task — start by shopping our selection today. These items have been produced for many years, with earlier versions available from the 20th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. You can search the surreal paintings that we have for sale on 1stDibs by color — popular works were created in bold and neutral palettes with elements of gray, brown, black and blue. These artworks have been a part of the life’s work for many artists, but the versions made by Alexandra Rozenman, Avery Palmer, Franciszek Starowieyski, James Isherwood and Maciej Świeszewski are consistently popular. Each of these unique pieces was handmade with extraordinary care, with artists most often working in paint, oil paint and fabric.

How Much are Surreal Paintings?

Prices for art of this kind can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — surreal paintings in our inventory begin at $183 and can go as high as $225,750, while the average can fetch as much as $2,160.