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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Anton Rooskens
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Vintage 1960-1969 Netherlands Modern Drawings
An animated, colorful drawing by the modernist Dutch artist Anton Rooskens (1906-1976). Rooskens work is associated with the avant-garde Cobra movement (1948-1951), that consisted of...
Friedl Holzer-Kjellberg
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Vintage 1960-1969 Finland 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 i...
Jean Cocteau
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Vintage 1950-1959 France Mid-Century Modern Ceramics
Terracotta
A limited edition cup and saucer by the surrealist artist Jean Cocteau (1883-1963). Signed on cup, and numbered 43/50 on base of saucer. Titled "La Dame Etonnee" ("Wom...
Piero Fornasetti
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Vintage 1960-1969 Italy Modern Ceramics
Porcelain
A whimsical trompe l'oeil ceramic plate by Piero Fornasetti of biscuits on a lace doily. Known for his fascination with illusionism and the surreal, this biscotti plate is a fine exa...
Georg Jensen
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Vintage 1910-1919 Denmark Modern Sterling Silver
Sterling Silver
A vintage, hand-wrought, sterling silver jam spoon designed by Georg Jensen from the beginning of the 20th century. Jensen pieces from this early period of production are scarce. A b...
Bernar Venet
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Vintage 1980-1989 France Minimalist Drawings
Paper
A mixed-media work of pencil, charcoal and paper collage by the influential French conceptual artist Bernar Venet (b. 1941). Internationally-respected for his monumental steel sculpt...
Polia Pillin
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Vintage 1960-1969 United States Mid-Century Modern Drawings
Watercolor
An expressive, richly-colored watercolor of prancing horses by the American painter, watercolorist, and ceramist Polia Pillin (1909-1992). Signed by the artist. Dancing horses are a ...
Herbert Bayer
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Vintage 1940-1949 United States Modern Prints
Paper
Herbert Bayer's iconic cover design of multiple faces for the August 1940 issue of Harper's Bazaar. This is the complete magazine. Scarce. An important addition to a collection of 20...
Andre Cazenave
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Vintage 1970-1979 France Modern Table Lamps
Resin
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...
William Wyman
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Vintage 1960-1969 United States Modern Ceramics
Stoneware
A stoneware "book" vase by the American ceramist William Wyman (1922-1980), well-known for iconic, slab-built vessels using multiple glazes to create interesting patterns. ...
Gilbert Valentin
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Vintage 1950-1959 France Modern Ceramics
Ceramic
A small sculptural bowl with perforated sides by the French ceramist Gilbert Valentin (1928-2001). Valentin masterfully combines a strong canary yellow, interior crackle glaze with a...
Sgrafo Modern
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Vintage 1960-1969 Germany 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 ...

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