Arts 220

Winnetka, IL

About Arts 220

Fern Simon opened ARTS 220 in 1987 with a passionate mission to promote modern art and design. Our emphasis is on finding exceptional forms with a modernist aesthetic and innovative materials that integrate art and industry. An early champion of mid-century European and American modernists, ARTS 220 continues to offer significant work by Marianne Brandt, William Spratling, Piero Fornasetti, Roger Capron, Gilbert Valentin, Jean Cocteau, Robert Nickle, Pierre Cardin, and Chanel among others. Our inventory includes fine art, ceramics, jewelry, metalwork, and glass. Fern ...Read More

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Gilbert Valentin
Mid-20th Century France Modern Ceramics
A glazed earthenware vase by the modernist French ceramic artist Gilbert Valentin (1928-2001) with a dynamic, bird-like form. A master of glazes, Valentin uses a burnt orange glaze a...
Peter Orlando
Vintage 1950-1959 France Mid-Century Modern Decorative Bowls
A glazed earthenware bowl with a biomorphic shape and stylized abstract design by the ceramist and painter Peter Orlando (1921-2009). Though born in the US, Orlando studied in France...
Antique Late 19th Century China More Asian Art, Objects and Furniture
A hand-carved Chinese jade archer's or "thumb" ring, Qing Dynasty, designed to protect the Archer from injury. The ring is cylindrical with an overall carved swirl design. ...
Late 20th Century Italy Modern Ceramics
A porcelain plate with a mesmerizing Op Art design by Piero Fornasetti (1913-1988). He depicts his muse, Lina Cavalieri, in a series of overlapping plates, creating the illusion of m...
Vintage 1970-1979 France Modern Collectible Jewelry
Metal, Resin
A rare and exceptional example of Lanvin couture jewelry from the early 1970s. An identical necklace is illustrated in Jewels of Fantasy, Deanna Farnetti Cera, ed., p.317. Measur...
Early 20th Century Unknown Art Nouveau Animal Sculptures
Bronze, Malachite
Continental miniature sculpture of a gilt bronze toy poodle with green agate eyes mounted to a malachite base. Animated animal figure with fine detailing.
Eugene Deutch
Vintage 1940-1949 United States Mid-Century Modern Ceramics
An early and scarce ceramic work by the Chicago studio potter Eugene Deutch (1904-1959). This hand-painted "tulip" dish has a subtle burgundy and gray glaze, exemplifying t...
Vintage 1980-1989 United States Modern Paintings
An intimate oil painting by Nicholas Africano (B. 1948) from 1982 titled "Minnie." Minnie refers to a character in Puccini's opera, La Fanciulla del West (The Girl of the G...
Vintage 1970-1979 United States Post-Modern Ceramics
A very early ceramic plate by Los Angeles postmodernist artist Peter Shire (b. 1947). Incised signature and dated 1-15-75 on back. The lively, vibrant design is of an animal figure. ...
Marianne Brandt, Ruppelwerk
Vintage 1930-1939 Germany Bauhaus Tableware
Metal, Paper
A rare, enameled metal filter dispenser by the German artist and designer Marianne Brandt (1893-1983) for Rupplewerk. In very good original condition, it also contains original filte...
Marianne Brandt
Vintage 1930-1939 Germany Bauhaus Tableware
Steel, Sheet Metal, Lacquer
Modernist lacquered metal napkin holder by the Bauhaus designer Marianne Brandt. A strong example of Bauhaus metalwork in very good original condition.
Grete Schutte-lihotsky
Early 20th Century Germany Bauhaus Boxes
A scarce set of five different food storage bins designed by the Viennese architect Grete Schutte-Lihotsky for the Frankfurt Kitchen. Lihotsky was interested in creating a modern sta...

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