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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Robert Picault  "Flute Player" Ceramic Plate, 1950
Robert Picault "Flute Player" Ceramic Plate, 1950
Robert Picault
Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Ceramics
Ceramic
A figurative plate by the midcentury French ceramist Robert Picault (1919-2000) depicting a flute player, and reflecting the artist's painterly attention to detail. Signed and dated ...
1920s Sevres Enameled Glass Plates
1920s Sevres Enameled Glass Plates
Manufacture de Sevres
Vintage 1920s French Art Deco Glass
Glass
A charming pair of French Art Deco enameled glass plates in shades of blue, green, mustard, burnt orange and maroon. Both have the Sevres signature. A beautiful set.
French Mid-Century Modern Robert Picault Ceramic Charger
French Mid-Century Modern Robert Picault Cerami...
Robert Picault
Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Ceramics
Ceramic
A large, glazed ceramic oval plate by the master French potter Robert Picault (1919-2000.) An early pioneer in modern French ceramics, Picault moved to Vallauris in 1945 and in 1948 ...
1991 Monograph, "Pucci A Renaissance in Fashion" Book
1991 Monograph, "Pucci A Renaissance in Fashion...
Shirley Kennedy
1990s American Modern Books
Paper
A first edition of the definitive reference book by Shirley Kennedy on the Italian designer Emilio Pucci. This book, which includes many black and white, and color photographs, doc...
1930s Bauhaus Metalwork Dispenser by Marianne B...
Marianne Brandt, Ruppelwerk
Vintage 1930s German Bauhaus Tableware
Metal
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...
Bauhaus/Marianne Brandt Modernist Crumb Brush a...
Marianne Brandt
Vintage 1930s German Bauhaus More Dining and Entertaining
Metal
A burnt orange enameled sheet metal and horsehair brush and tray by the Bauhaus artist and Industrial designer Marianne Brandt (1893-1983). A functional, simple design exemplifying t...
Joseph Albers Screen Print "Equivocal" from Hom...
Josef Albers
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Prints
Paper
A luminous color screen print titled "Equivocal" on white wove paper by the Bauhaus master Josef Albers (1888-1976). This work is from the boxed portfolio of 10 screen prints, editio...
1980s Oil Painting, "Minnie," by Nicholas Africano
Nicholas Africano
Vintage 1980s American Modern Paintings
Acrylic
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...
1960s Fornasetti Set of "Adam" Coasters with Or...
Fornasetti
Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Ceramics
Ceramic
A complete set of eight Fornasetti coasters depicting a reclining, biblical Adam. Fornasetti has created a fascinating, interactive ceramic jigsaw puzzle of the figure of Adam to be ...
1970s Marilyn Monroe "Lip Service" Teapot/Pop Art
Fitz and Floyd
Vintage 1970s Japanese Modern Tea Sets
Ceramic
A novelty ceramic teapot designed by Fitz and Floyd that alludes to Marilyn Monroe's lips, complete with beauty mark. A witty, innovative design and a great example of Pop Art from t...
Mid-Century Modern "Rabbit Ears" TV Antenna/Spa...
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Models and Miniatures
Brass
An unusual, vintage TV antenna with a colorful, rocket ship design. The exceptional form captures the Atomic/Space Age spirit of the period. A wonderful, nostalgic addition to a Mid-...
1970s Modern Glassware by Pierre Cardin
Pierre Cardin
Vintage 1970s Japanese Modern Glass
Glass
A rare set of six glass tumblers by Pierre Cardin. The combination of clear and French blue glass is striking. Etched signature and logo. Reference: See p. 193 in Pierre Cardin Evo...

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