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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1982 Herbert Bayer Porcelain "Landscape" for Ro...
Rosenthal Studio Line, Herbert Bayer
Vintage 1980-1989 Germany Bauhaus Ceramics
A limited edition, sculptural porcelain designed by Herbert Bayer (1900-1985), a student at the Weimar Bauhaus and later a "master" designer at the Dessau Bauhaus. This rem...
Mid-Century "Sea Things" Tray Designed by Ray E...
Ray Eames
Vintage 1950-1959 United States Mid-Century Modern Platters and Serveware
A rare, black and white plastic tray designed by Ray Eames, produced by Waverly Products in 1954. "Sea Things" was one of several fabric patterns designed by Ray for Schiff...
1970s Oversized Pair of Lucite Dice or Pop Art
Charles Hollis Jones
Vintage 1970-1979 United States Mid-Century Modern Abstract Sculptures
A pair of oversized, large dice in the manner of Charles Hollis Jones. The witty, large-scale design is reminiscent of Pop Art sculpture. A perfect lucky gift for a gambler or art c...
Vintage Fornasetti Plate, "Tema & Variazioni" #7
Piero Fornasetti
Vintage 1970-1979 Italy Modern Ceramics
An enigmatic Fornasetti plate depicting the partially hidden face of Lina Cavalieri, a 19th century opera singer who became his "muse." Fornasetti's "Tema & Variaz...
Bauhaus/Marianne Brandt Modernist Crumb Brush a...
Marianne Brandt
Vintage 1930-1939 Germany Bauhaus More Dining and Entertaining
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...
Futuristic German Sgrafo Modern Vase, 1960s
Sgrafo Modern
Vintage 1960-1969 Germany Mid-Century Modern Ceramics
A sculptural Sgrafo Modern Korallenform vase with modernistic forms atop a circular, pod-like base. The unusual design recalls Gaudi's idiosyncratic forms. A bold, unique example of ...
Josef Albers, "Wide Light" Homage to the Square...
Josef Albers
Vintage 1960-1969 United States Mid-Century Modern Prints
A luminous color screenprint titled "Wide Light" on white wove paper by the Bauhaus master Josef Albers (1888-1976). This work is from the boxed portfolio of 10 screenprint...
Mid-Century French Ceramic Bowl by Gilbert Vale...
Gilbert Valentin
Vintage 1950-1959 France Mid-Century Modern Decorative Bowls
A sculptural, low bowl with a striking abstract design by the French ceramist Gilbert Valentin (1928-2001). Valentin masterfully combines a rich blue form with a white, moon-shaped d...
Aaron Bohrod Still Life "Blue Venus," 1960s
Aaron Bohrod
Vintage 1960-1969 United States Modern Paintings
Oil Paint
A finely detailed still life titled "Blue Venus," by the American artist Aaron Bohrod (1907-1992), best known for his trompe l'oeil paintings. Trompe l'oeil refers to a h...
1970s Fitz and Floyd Marilyn Monroe "Lip Servic...
Fitz and Floyd
Vintage 1970-1979 Japan Modern Ceramics
A novelty teapot designed by Fitz and Floyd that alludes to Marilyn Monroe's lips, complete with beauty mark. A witty design and a great example of Pop Art from the 1970s. In excelle...
1980s Painted Wood Sculpture by Gordon Powell
Gordon Powell
Vintage 1980-1989 United States Modern Abstract Sculptures
A constructed and painted wood sculpture titled "Cherub #3" by the American abstract artist Gordon Powell. His work has been exhibited at The Art Institute of Chicago, Raci...
1970s Andre Cazenave Moon Rock Lamp for Atelier A
Andre Cazenave
Vintage 1970-1979 France Modern Table Lamps
An iconic floor or table lamp by Andre Cazenave for Atelier A that resembles a luminous "moon" rock or a boulder with a gravel surface. Perhaps inspired by the Apollo 11 mo...

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