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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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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...
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 ...
Midcentury French Modernism Catalogue "Le Regard d'Alan"
Midcentury French Modernism Catalogue "Le Regar...
1990s French Mid-Century Modern Books
Paper
A rare hardcover auction catalogue that has become an important reference book for mid-century French modernism. The catalogue, published by Binoche and Godeau, features works includ...
Reference Book on French 1940s Design "Les Decorateurs des Annees 40"
Reference Book on French 1940s Design "Les Deco...
Bruno Foucart & Jean-Louis Gaillemin
1990s French Modern Books
Paper
An excellent reference book on the major French interior designers from the 1940s. Included is work by Jacques Adnet, Andre Arbus, Rene Drouet, Maxime Old, Rene Prou, Jules Leleu, Je...
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 ...
Midcentury Fornasetti Face Plate, Tema e Variaz...
Fornasetti
Vintage 1960s Italian Modern Dinner Plates
Porcelain
A dramatic porcelain plate by Piero Fornasetti (1913-1988) of Lina Cavalieri, the artist's muse. A surreal composition by a master designer. Very early Hutschenreuther Germany mark. ...
Fornasetti Face Plate, Tema e Variazioni, N116
Fornasetti
Vintage 1960s Italian Modern Dinner Plates
Porcelain
An evocative porcelain plate by Piero Fornasetti (1913-1988) of Lina Cavalieri, the artist's muse, perhaps shown behind a mask or screen. This powerful image suggests that Fornasetti...
Fornasetti Ceramic Dish with Cavalieri Portrait
Fornasetti
Vintage 1970s Italian Modern Ceramics
Ceramic
A ceramic dish by Piero Fornasettii of his enigmatic muse Lina Cavalieri. Strong graphic design in excellent condition. Marked. A perfect gift for a buccaneer friend.
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 French Ceramic Plate by Robe...
Robert Picault
Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Ceramics
Ceramic
A rare ceramic plate of a female nude by the French potter Robert Picault (1919-2000). Signed and dated by the artist. A compelling and significant addition to a collection of Mid-Ce...
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...
Line Vautrin 2003 Limited Edition Catalog, Poes...
Anne Bokelberg
Early 2000s German Modern Books
Paper
A limited edition catalog, now out-of-print, on the work of Line Vautrin (1913-1997). It was published in coordination with the 2003 exhibition at the Museum fur Kunst und Gewerbe, H...

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