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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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Buccellati Sterling Silver Crab Pill Box w/Pink Coral Eyes
Buccellati Sterling Silver Crab Pill Box w/Pink...
Buccellati
Vintage 1950s Italian Decorative Boxes
Sterling Silver, Pink Coral
This vintage, handcrafted pill box is an exquisite, intricate example of Buccellati silver. The French might refer to this pill box as an "objet de charme." Would make a luxuriou...
1970s Marilyn Monroe "Lip Service" Teapot/Pop Art
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...
Joseph Albers Screen Print "Equivocal" from Homage to the Square Portfolio, 1962
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...
2000 Commemorative Gaetano Pesce Multicolored Resin Bucket
2000 Commemorative Gaetano Pesce Multicolored R...
Gaetano Pesce
Early 2000s American Modern Vases
Resin
A multicolored resin bucket commemorating the Millennium by the avant-garde Italian architect Gaetano Pesce (b. 1939). Pesce has cleverly incorporated "YEAR 2000" into the design of ...
Midcentury Fornasetti Iconic Face Plate, Tema e...
Fornasetti
Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Dinner Plates
Porcelain
A porcelain plate by Piero Fornasetti (1913-1988) of Lina Cavalieri, the artist's muse. A compelling composition, this is the first image he created in this series and the most iconi...
1969 Ludwig Mies van der Rohe/ Folio of Archite...
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Vintage 1960s American Bauhaus Books
Paper
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe: Drawings in the Collection of the Museum of Modern Art by Ludwig Glaeser, a important, out-of-print spiral bound folio with original plates of architectural...
1987 Gunther Forg Color Lithograph "Room"
Günther Förg
Vintage 1980s German Minimalist Prints
A limited edition stone lithograph titled "Room," by the German artist Gunther Forg (1952-2013) from an early period in his career. Signed and dated 1987, this print, number 6 of 20,...
Russel Wright American Modern/Tray and Salts
Russel Wright
Vintage 1940s American Modern Ceramics
Earthenware
A group of five salts and a celery tray designed by Russel Wright in 1937. American modern, was produced by Steubenville Pottery from 1939-1959, and is often credited with being...
Modern Porcelain Bowl for Arabia by Friedl Holz...
Friedl Holzer-Kjellberg
Vintage 1960s Finnish Modern Porcelain
Porcelain
A delicate "rice grain" porcelain bowl designed by the Finnish artist Friedl Holzer Kjellberg using an 18th century Chinese decorating technique. Small incisions are made in the porc...
Futuristic German Sgrafo Modern Vase, 1960s
Sgrafo Modern
Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Ceramics
Ceramic
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 ...
Large Studio Del Campo Enamel and Gold Leaf Cen...
Del Campo
Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Centerpieces
Bronze, Enamel
A large, impressive Mid-Century Italian bowl by Studio Del Campo, Turin (1956-1998) with a strong abstract design. Highly-regarded for the precision of their finishes and use of gold...
1960s Fornasetti "Lips" Pin Tray
Fornasetti
Vintage 1960s Italian Modern More Desk Accessories
Ceramic
An early production, small ceramic tray by Fornasetti with his iconic, seductive image of a woman's face. A captivating design reflecting the artists's desire to beguile the viewer...

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