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Paul Evans Wall Decorations

Paul Evans (USA, 1931–87)
Paul Evans (USA, 1931–87)

A designer and sculptor, Paul Evans was a wild card of late 20th century modernism. A leading light of the American Studio Furniture movement, Evans’s work manifests a singular aesthetic sense, as well as a seemingly contradictory appreciation for both “folk art” forms and for new materials and technologies.

Evans’s primary material was metal, not wood, which was favored by his fellow studio designers, and Bucks County, Pennsylvania, neighbors George Nakashima and Philip Lloyd Powell. He trained in metallurgy and studied at the Cranbrook Academy of Art, the famed crucible of modern design and art in suburban Detroit. For a time early in his career, Evans also worked at Sturbridge Village, a historical “living museum” in Massachusetts, where he gave demonstrations as a costumed silversmith.

Evans’s earliest work unites these influences. The pieces that made his reputation are known as “sculpted-front” cabinets: wood cases faced with box-like high-relief patinated steel mounts laid out in a grid pattern. Each mount contains a metal emblem, or glyph, and the effect is that of a brawny quilt.

Evans’s later work falls into three distinct style groups. His sculpted-bronze pieces, begun in the mid-1960s, show Evans at his most expressive. He employed a technique in which resin is hand-shaped, and later sprayed with a metal coating, allowing for artistic nuance in the making of chairs, tables and cabinets. Later in the decade and into the 1970s, Evans produced his Argente series: consoles and other furniture forms that feature aluminum and pigment-infused metal surfaces welded into abstract organic forms and patterns.

Last, Evans's Cityscape design series meshed perfectly with the sleek, “high tech” sensibility of the later ’70s. Evans constructed boxy forms and faced them with irregular mosaic patterns that mixed rectangular plaques of chromed steel, bronze or burlwood veneer. These, like all of Paul Evans’s designs, are both useful and eye-catching. But their appeal has another, more visceral quality: these pieces have clearly been touched by an artist’s hand.

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Paul Evans Console for Directional Brutalist Sculpted Bronze & Glass Wall Mount
By Directional, Paul Evans
Located in Dallas, TX
1960s sculpted bronze wall mount console designed by Paul Evans and produced by Directional. New glass top. Original wall mount brackets.
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Mid-20th Century American Brutalist Paul Evans Wall Decorations

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Steel

Floating Paul Evans for Directional Metal Patchwork Console with Slate Shelf
By Directional, Paul Evans
Located in Hudson, NY
Paul Evans patchwork metal shelf with slate.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Paul Evans Wall Decorations

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Slate, Metal, Brass, Bronze

Paul Evans Early Wall-Mounted Torch Cut Metal Patchwork Cabinet, USA 1960s
By Paul Evans
Located in New York, NY
A magnificent example of Evan's artistry. This early wall-mounted cabinet is torch-cut patinated steel with a polychromed interior with a giltwood drawer with a bronze pull. Unsigned.
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Wall Decorations

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Bronze, Steel

Iconic Paul Evans Studio Sculpted Bronze Wall-Mount Disc Bar for Directional
By Directional, Paul Evans
Located in Dallas, TX
Iconic disc bar by Paul Evans Studio for Directional. Approximately, only 200 of these were ever created. This piece is an extremely exceptional example. It is dated 1969 from the fi...
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Mid-20th Century American Brutalist Paul Evans Wall Decorations

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Bronze

Paul Evans "Cityscape" Display Shelf in Chrome and Glass
By Paul Evans
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The "Cityscape" style of Paul Evans makes this elegant three-shelf unit a beautiful storage or display piece in any setting. Freestanding Mid-Century chrome and glass design allows f...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Wall Decorations

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Chrome

Paul Evans Wall Relief
By Paul Evans
Located in Chicago, IL
Evans Studio bronze sculpted abstract wall sculpture. French cleats on backside for stability.  
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Wall Decorations

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Bronze

Paul Evans for Directional Shelf Brackets
By Paul Evans
Located in Chicago, IL
Paul Evans shelf brackets. This set of three brackets are part of his iconic Cityscape collection for Directional. The set comes with three thick glass shelves. Each measures 12 x 48...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Wall Decorations

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Chrome

Paul Evans Cityscape Patchwork Wall Console, Signed
By Paul Evans
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This unique vintage wall mount console makes a unique display shelf in a variety of interiors. Cityscape design makes this patchwork chrome wall shelf perfect for storage, display, o...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Wall Decorations

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Chrome

Rare and Early Walnut Wall Hanging Cabinet by Paul Evans and Phillip Powell
By Paul Evans
Located in Atlanta, GA
An early wall hanging walnut cabinet crafted in collaboration between Paul Evans (1931 - 1987) and Phillip Lloyd Powell (1919 - 2008) when they shared a studio and showroom in New Ho...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Wall Decorations

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Metal

Paul Evans Sculpted Bronze Resin Brutalist Wall Sculpture, Circa 1970
By Paul Evans
Located in Bainbridge, NY
Paul Evans handcrafted Bronze Resin Hanging Wall Mount Relief abstract Artwork. Featuring hand sculpted three dimensional geometric shapes in varying depths of Bronze resin atop a ...
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1970s American Brutalist Vintage Paul Evans Wall Decorations

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Bronze

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Previously Available Items
Paul Evans Wall Shelf, circa 1971
By Paul Evans
Located in Pawtucket, RI
Pair of Paul Evans triangular deeply sculpted bronze wall brackets. Internal steel frame mounts to wall to support a glass shelf of up to 5 feet. Signed PE 71.
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Bronze, Steel

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H 24 in. W 12 in. D 12 in.
Paul Evans Wall-Mounted Burl Wood City Scape Shelving Unit
By Paul Evans
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A fine example from the PE 400 series, manufactured by Directional.
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Brass

Paul Evans Cityscape Wall Unit Patchwork Burl, Brass and Glass
By Paul Evans
Located in New York, NY
Hard to find four vertical element example. Each vertical has brass supports, which hold the horizontal plate glass shelves (all original). The base has a cut away configuration, t...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Wall Decorations

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Brass

Phillip Lloyd Powell and Paul Evans Wall-Hanging Cabinet
By Paul Evans
Located in Pawtucket, RI
Rare and unique and large wall-hanging cabinet made in collaboration with Phil Powell and Paul Evans. The cabinet which was designed and built by Powell features four drawers, two sl...
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Pair of Paul Evans Sculpted Bronze Wall Units.
By Paul Evans
Located in Miami, FL
Pair of signed (PE68 and PE70) Paul Evans Sculpted bronze wall units with all original glasses.
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Rare Paul Evans Door Knocker
By Paul Evans
Located in Chicago, IL
Paul Evans Studio Door Knocker, Cast in Bronze with natural patina. Not many of these were ever produced, a similar one was just featured in the Paul Evans Exhibit at Michener and ...
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H 12 in. W 5 in. D .50 in.
Paul Evans Brutalist Sculpted Bronze Wall Mounted Disc Bar
By Paul Evans
Located in Miami, FL
Paul Evans Brutalist Sculpted Bronze Wall Mounted Disc Bar Iconic Paul Evans brutalist sculpted bronze wall-mounted disc bar cabinet, model PE-122. Incised signature and date PE 76....
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Paul Evans Chrome Cityscape Wall Shelving System
By Directional, Paul Evans
Located in Chicago, IL
***SOLD AS-IS. The glass shelf above the rosewood desk has accidentally fallen and broken. This glass shelf will need to be replaced. Some damaged was incurred to the rosewood top...
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Chrome

Paul Evans "Patchwork" Floating Console
By Directional, Paul Evans
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Wall-mounted console fashioned of welded and patinated metals over wood frame. Original cleft slate top rests on raised wood frame. Slate has "Paul Evans" signed on underside in chal...
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By Paul Evans
Located in Brooklyn, NY
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By Paul Evans
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Gorgeous Paul Evans studio line floating console table or long shelf. Hand-hammered pewter, copper and bronze riveted patchwork design over a wood frame with a slate top.
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H 20 in. W 65 in. D 14 in.