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Midcentury Abstract Bronze Nude Sculpture on Metal Base by Ken Vares
By Ken Vares
Located in San Diego, CA
Midcentury abstract bronze nude on black metal base sculpture by Ken California listed artist Ken Vares, circa 1960s. The piece is very heavy, well detailed and signed.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Bronze, Metal

Andrianna Shamaris Mahogany Wood Sculpture
By Andrianna Shamaris
Located in New York, NY
Beautifully carved sculpture made from one piece of mahogany wood. Dramatic yet understated, this piece is set on a modern black steel stand. Andrianna Shamaris. The Leader in Mod...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indonesian Organic Modern Sculptures

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Metal, Steel

Modern Metal Molecule Sphere Sculpture
Located in Chicago, IL
Modern metal molecule sphere sculpture.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Mobiles and Kinetic Sculptures

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Metal

Gold Metal Decorative Palmtree, Midcentury
By Maison Jansen
Located in De Klinge, BE
This is an amazing decorative palmtree from the 1970s The golden leaves are detachable. Style Maison Jansen Made in France.          
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Vintage 1970s French Mid-Century Modern Mounted Objects

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Metal

  • Gold Metal Decorative Palmtree, Midcentury
  • Gold Metal Decorative Palmtree, Midcentury
  • Gold Metal Decorative Palmtree, Midcentury
  • Gold Metal Decorative Palmtree, Midcentury
H 74.81 in. W 39.38 in. D 39.38 in.
Contemporary Modern Metal Sculpture ''The Last Warrior''
Located in Cowthorpe, North Yorkshire
Simplistic Mid-Century Modern metal sculpture ''The Last Warrior.''
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Metal

Post Modern Metal Sculpture, "Suspended Head" by Irving George Lehman
By Irving George Lehman
Located in Buffalo, NY
Post Modern Metal Sculpture by Irving George Lehman ,Welded metal and paint depicting mans head,  Irving Lehman. Born in Kiev, Irving Lehman studied at the Art Students League and ...
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Mid-20th Century American Post-Modern Abstract Sculptures

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Metal

Tall Mid-Century Modern Metal Sculpture of a Goat
Located in Rockaway, NJ
nice quality mid century modern sculpture of a goat (3')
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

Mid-Century Modern Metal Sculpture of Man with Ring
By Werkstätte Hagenauer Wien
Located in Miami, FL
A midcentury stylized sculpture of a man with a rolling a ring, very much in the style of Hagenauer. Great lines and movement.
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Vintage 1960s American Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Steel

Large Mid-Century Modern Multi-Color Metal Sculpture of Two Fish
Located in North Bergen, NJ
Large Mid-Century Modern metal sculpture of two fish jumping out of the sea.
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Late 20th Century Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

Mid-Century Modern Brutalist Compressed Metal Pipe Sculpture
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
This Mid-Century Modern metal sculpture has no artist's signature, but it believed to have been made in Canada in circa 1965. The sculpture is crafted from a length of steel pipe tha...
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Mid-20th Century North American Brutalist Abstract Sculptures

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Metal

Modern Abstract Metal Tabletop Sculpture
Located in New York, NY
Modern abstract welded metal tabletop sculpture. Made of various shapes and metal elements, some with glaze. The piece is in great vintage condition with age-appropriate wear and use.
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20th Century Modern Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Metal

Vintage Modern Metal Giraffe Sculpture
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Unique and eye-catching giraffe sculpture cast in patchwork metal with intricate detailing. A stand-out piece for any outdoor or indoor setting. Please confirm item location with...
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Vintage 1970s Animal Sculptures

Materials

Metal

  • Vintage Modern Metal Giraffe Sculpture
  • Vintage Modern Metal Giraffe Sculpture
  • Vintage Modern Metal Giraffe Sculpture
  • Vintage Modern Metal Giraffe Sculpture
H 50.5 in. W 23 in. D 7 in.
Brutalist Modern Abstract Metal Sculpture
Located in New York, NY
Brutalist Modern abstract mixed metal sculpture over marble base, the sculpture marked "L. E." Measures: Overall: 22.25" H x 13.5" W x 5.5" D.
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Late 20th Century Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Metal

  • Brutalist Modern Abstract Metal Sculpture
  • Brutalist Modern Abstract Metal Sculpture
  • Brutalist Modern Abstract Metal Sculpture
  • Brutalist Modern Abstract Metal Sculpture
H 22.5 in. W 13.5 in. D 5.5 in.
Brutalist Modern Metal Tabletop Spike Sculpture
Located in New York, NY
Brutalist modern metal tabletop sculpture with a set of rough metal spikes set in a composite base. The base is signed 'Matias' on the back. In great vintage condition with age-appro...
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Vintage 1970s American Brutalist Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Metal

Post-Modern Geometric Abstract Metal Table Sculpture
Located in Miami, FL
Post-Modern Geometric abstract metal table sculpture on wood base Offered for sale is a postmodern geometric metal and wood sculpture. This composition resembles the work of geome...
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Late 20th Century Post-Modern Abstract Sculptures

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Metal, Aluminum

Mid-Century Modern Metal Parrot Form Sculpture
Located in Palm Beach, FL
As if it where a three dimensional drawing, this whimsical Mid-Century deconstructed iron bird sculpture will grab plenty of attention.   
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

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Metal

Abstract Mid-Century Modern Metal Wall Sculpture
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This Mid-Century Modern wall sculpture is made of brass, uniquely shaped, and is in great condition. The wall sculpture has a sunburst/floral like look and a layered design that adds...
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Early 2000s American Mid-Century Modern Abstract Sculptures

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Metal, Brass

Mid-Century Modern Brutalist Torch Cut Metal Sculpture
Located in Las Vegas, NV
Mid-Century Modern Brutalist torch cut metal sculpture. Abstract design with raw edges. Black & metal color, may have been used in a fountain. Very good condition, some surface wear.
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Vintage 1960s Unknown Mid-Century Modern Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Metal

Cut Metal Brutalist Modern Abstract Cut Metal Standing Sculpture
By Paul Evans, Erwine & Estelle Laverne
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Studio made artist-signed Brutalist cut steel abstract standing sculpture standing on 8 x 8 square base. Paul Evans Erwine & Estelle Laverne decor complement/addition. Size: 54" tall.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Steel

Modern Sculpture in Wood and Metal
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Unusual handmade sculpture art featuring a polished tree slab with inlaid lug nuts, set on a marble base. (Please confirm item location - NY or NJ - with dealer).  
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20th Century Abstract Sculptures

  • Modern Sculpture in Wood and Metal
  • Modern Sculpture in Wood and Metal
  • Modern Sculpture in Wood and Metal
  • Modern Sculpture in Wood and Metal
H 24 in. W 20 in. D 12 in.
Brutalist Table Sculpture Metal Art Mid Century Modern
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
Up for sale is this wonderful Art Deco metal table sculpture with base and signed by the artist. This piece is Brutalist in style and likely created in the Mid-Century Modern era.  
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Mid-20th Century Abstract Sculptures

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Metal

Mid-Century Modern Brutalist Metal Copper Sculpture
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Midcentury brutalist sculpture designed and manufactured in the United States, circa 1960s. This rare handmade sculpture features a textured metal body that changes in size from a tr...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Brass

Large 1960s Alexander Blazquez Mexican Modern Metal Bird Sculpture
Located in San Diego, CA
Mexican Modern mixed metal bird sculpture by Alexander Blazquez. Retains original label on the interior, presumably from the shop it was sold at in Mexico. 1960s.
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Vintage 1960s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

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Metal

Ted Egri Modern Abstract Metal Sculpture, 1960s, Taos Modernist
Located in Phoenix, AZ
Ted Egri modern sculpture, welded metal. Measures: 13" tall 17" long 6 5/8" wide. Size includes wood plinth. One of a kind sculpture by one of the Taos Modernists. Signed Egri. ...
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Vintage 1960s American Modern Abstract Sculptures

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Metal

French Modern Enameled Metal Abstract Sculpture, 2nd Available
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
French modern enameled metal abstract sculpture, 2nd available Dramatic and kinetic in feeling each one has red enameled spiral, flanking three bent rods, on square plinth base. Uns...
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20th Century French Modern Abstract Sculptures

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Metal

Modern Abstract Metal Sculpture in Style of Curtis Jere
By Curtis Jere
Located in New York, NY
Modern abstract welded metal tabletop sculpture designed in the style of Curtis Jere. Likely made during the late 20th century, the sculpture is unsigned. The piece is in great vinta...
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Late 20th Century Modern Abstract Sculptures

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Metal

Art Deco, Modern Art, Airplane Metal Sculpture, Europe, 1960s
Located in 05-080 Hornowek, PL
Art Modern airplane sculpture, Art Deco style, 1960s, produced in Germany, perfect original vintage condition. Only one unique piece.
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Metal, Aluminum

Conical Metal Sculpture
Located in Sagaponack, NY
An expressive and finely rendered unique metal sculpture having a conical wire-wrapped form with organic painted shapes encased in the interior.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Abstract Sculptures

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Metal

  • Conical Metal Sculpture
  • Conical Metal Sculpture
  • Conical Metal Sculpture
  • Conical Metal Sculpture
H 8.5 in. Dm 6.26 in.
ABSTRACT Metal Sculpture
Located in Hawthorne, CA
A detailed abstract metal sculpture with a wooden base. A small table-top gem of intricate details and refined free forms. The designer and/or artist is unknown but the source of thi...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Abstract Sculptures

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Metal

  • ABSTRACT Metal Sculpture
  • ABSTRACT Metal Sculpture
  • ABSTRACT Metal Sculpture
  • ABSTRACT Metal Sculpture
H 12 in. W 7 in. D 7 in.
Metal Fish Sculpture
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Lifesize Mid-Century metal fish sculpture of a snapper or hogfish with a rustic patina and a modern simplicity. Can be hung from a chain or sits nicely on a flat surface. .  
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

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Metal

  • Metal Fish Sculpture
  • Metal Fish Sculpture
  • Metal Fish Sculpture
  • Metal Fish Sculpture
H 24 in. W 38 in. D 7 in.
Contemporary Modern Susie Colquitt Dog Series #2 Zippers Metal Sculpture
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is a unique and eclectic sculpture made of zippers and metal titled Dog Series #2, circa 1990, by Susie Colquitt. Dimensions: 9.5 height x 4 diameter. In...
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1990s Abstract Sculptures

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Metal

Contemporary Modern Susie Colquitt Set of 6 Zippers Metal Sculpture
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is a spectacular set of 6 sculptures made of zippers and metal, circa 1990, by Susie Colquitt. Dimensions: 2 H X 14.5 W X 11 D. In excellent condition. ...
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1990s Abstract Sculptures

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Metal

James Nani Untitled Modern Metal Wire and Lucite Sculpture
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is a magnificent modern metal wire and lucite sculpture signed Nani (14 x 8). James Nani (1926-2016) was a Detroit artist for over 50 years and is known intern...
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20th Century Abstract Sculptures

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Metal

Cut Metal Brutalist Modern Abstract Cat Standing Sculpture
By Erwine & Estelle Laverne, Paul Evans
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Studio made artist signed Brutalist cut steel abstract standing sculpture standing on 15x15" square metal plate base. Paul Evans Erwine & Estelle Laverne decor complement/addition. M...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Abstract Sculptures

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Steel

Iron Man Metal Sculpture
Located in North Bergen, NJ
Iron Man metal sculpture made up of scrap metal parts. Standing at 22 inches. The middle section of the body can rotate along with his head. Amazing details. Perfect for any Marvel c...
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2010s Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Metal

  • Iron Man Metal Sculpture
  • Iron Man Metal Sculpture
  • Iron Man Metal Sculpture
  • Iron Man Metal Sculpture
H 22 in. W 13 in. D 5 in.
Mid-Century Modern Curtis Jere Brutalist Metal Tree Sculpture, 1960s
By Curtis Jere
Located in Lambertville, NJ
Mid-Century Modern metal tree sculpture by Curtis Jere. This Brutalist art sculpture features brass painted leaves with wire spray bursts and is mounted on a black wood base. Signed ...
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Abstract Sculptures

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Metal, Brass

American Modern Constructivist Sculpture Wood and Metal, Folk Art
Located in Buffalo, NY
American modern constructivist table sculpture. Wood and brass wire construction. Amazing use of color texture and space.
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Mid-20th Century Unknown Folk Art Abstract Sculptures

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Metal

Striking Pair of Mid-Century Modern Mixed-Metal Ram Sculptures
Located in Hopewell, NJ
A stylish pair of Mid-Century Modern recumbent ram sculptures composed of mixed metals.  
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

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Metal

Albert Feraud Brutalist Mid-Century Modern Abstract Metal Sculpture, France
By Albert Feraud
Located in Lambertville, NJ
Mid-Century Modern steel table top abstract sculpture by internationally recognized French artist Albert Feraud, (1921-2008) Paris, France. Sculpture sign on base. Circa 1960's. F...
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Abstract Sculptures

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Metal, Steel

Vintage Metal Animal Sculpture
By Curtis Jere
Located in Costa Mesa, CA
Vintage metal animal sculpture.
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Metal

  • Vintage Metal Animal Sculpture
  • Vintage Metal Animal Sculpture
  • Vintage Metal Animal Sculpture
  • Vintage Metal Animal Sculpture
H 2.63 in. W 1.75 in. D 7.25 in.
Brutalist Abstract Metal Sculpture
By Alberto Giacometti
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A large 1970s mixed metal sculpture in welded steel and bronze, on four legs. This piece looks to depict a scene into a doll house. There are various drip-like figures on different "...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Abstract Sculptures

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Metal

  • Brutalist Abstract Metal Sculpture
  • Brutalist Abstract Metal Sculpture
  • Brutalist Abstract Metal Sculpture
  • Brutalist Abstract Metal Sculpture
H 31 in. W 27.25 in. D 16 in.
Patinated Metal Tendril Sculpture
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Sitting atop a cubic pedestal, the amorphous tendril combines a soft dimension with a pointed shape. The rust texture highlights the varied facets. The oversized base provides an int...
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Mid-20th Century American Modern Abstract Sculptures

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Metal

  • Patinated Metal Tendril Sculpture
  • Patinated Metal Tendril Sculpture
  • Patinated Metal Tendril Sculpture
  • Patinated Metal Tendril Sculpture
H 22.25 in. W 7.75 in. D 8.25 in.
B H W Bronze Sculpture Peeling Metal Sharp Modern Design March 1981
Located in National City, CA
Peeling Metal sculpture in patinated bronze stamped B.H.W. 3.81 (March 1981) 1.10 (1 of 10). Measures: 9 tall x 16.75 W x 7.5 D inches Designed with precision. The sculpture can be...
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Vintage 1980s American Modern Abstract Sculptures

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Bronze

Modern Steel Metal Brutalist Large Bird Sculpture Artist Metalwork
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Modern steel metal Brutalist large 28 inch bird sculpture Artist metalwork. Item features stunning metalwork and quality, approximately 50 lbs. Unsigned and artist unknown. Circa lat...
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Late 20th Century Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Steel

Mid-Century Modern Green Metal Tree of Life Wall Sculpture Relief
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is terrific, green metal, "Tree of Life," wall sculpture. In excellent condition. The dimensions are 31.5" W x 1.5" D x 25" H.  
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Abstract Sculptures

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Metal

Modern Plaque Abstract Horse Sculpture Hanging Wall Art Wood & Metal, 1960s
Located in National City, CA
Modernist abstract horse sculpture hanging wall art in wood and metal 1960s Danish modern Appears to be stamped on reverse but unclear. Measures: 21 L x 8 W x .5 inches D Origina...
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Vintage 1960s Unknown Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

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Metal

Set of 3 Mid-Century Modern Wood and Metal Sculptures, circa 1950
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Set of 3 Mid-Century Modern wood and metal sculptures, circa 1950 By Unknown artist, manufactured in Spain, circa 1950. In original condition with minor wear consistent of age an...
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Vintage 1950s Spanish Mid-Century Modern Abstract Sculptures

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Metal

Contemporary Modern Large Round Black Abstract Outdoor Metal Floor Sculpture
By Robert Hansen
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is a thought provoking, abstract, massive black steel metal outdoor or indoor, floor sculpture, by artist Robert D. Hansen. In excellent condition. The dimensi...
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Early 2000s American Abstract Sculptures

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Metal

Contemporary Modern Large Forged Black Metal Abstract Floor Sculpture Hansen
By Robert Hansen
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is a unique, forged black metal floor sculpture, by artist Robert D. Hansen, circa 2000s. In excellent condition. The dimensions are 37" W x 12.5" D x 84" H. ...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Abstract Sculptures

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Metal

Mid-Century Modern Metal and Wood Ibis Bird Sculptures
Located in Antwerp, BE
Mid-Century Modern wood and metal long-legged ibis bird sculptures. Measures: Height 21 inch, 54 cm. Width 6 inch, 15 cm. Depth 7.8 inch, 20 cm.
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Mid-20th Century Belgian Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Brass

Cut Metal Brutalist Modern Abstract Standing Sculpture of a Cat
By Paul Evans
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Studio made artist signed Brutalist cut steel abstract standing sculpture standing on 14 x 17" square metal base plate. Paul Evans Erwine & Estelle Laverne decor complement/addition....
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Steel

Monumental Mixed Metal Tree Sculpture
Located in New York, NY
Monumental mixed metal tree sculpture on a rock crystal base.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Crystal, Metal

  • Monumental Mixed Metal Tree Sculpture
  • Monumental Mixed Metal Tree Sculpture
  • Monumental Mixed Metal Tree Sculpture
  • Monumental Mixed Metal Tree Sculpture
H 22.5 in. W 14.5 in. D 11 in.
Contemporary Modern Painted Wood on Metal Floor Sculpture Leaping Person, 1980s
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is a unique, painted wood floor sculpture on a metal base, of a leaping man, circa late 1980s. In very good condition. The dimensions are 54" W x 24" D x 82" H...
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Vintage 1980s Abstract Sculptures

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Metal

Modern Cast Metal Stylized Rearing Horse Sculpture Marble Base Attri Curtis Jere
By Curtis Jere
Located in Topeka, KS
Marvelous modern cast metal bronze tone stylized rearing horse sculpture with a black marble base attributed to Curtis Jere. Beautiful condition, keeping in mind that this is vintage...
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Late 20th Century American Modern Animal Sculptures

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Marble, Metal

Mirtala Bronze & Mixed Metal Sculpture on Marble Base Mid-Century Modern Signed
By Mirtala Bentov
Located in North Miami, FL
This arresting and visual bronze tipped and mixed metal column sculpture is Mid-Century Modern. It is signed Mirtala. She is an internationally acclaimed Ukrainian born and American ...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Marble, Metal, Bronze

Sculpture in black lacquered metal
Located in Antwerp, BE
Black lacquered metal sculpture, artist unknown. 20th century Measures: H: 68 cm, L: 38 cm, D: 23 cm. Check out our Goldwood Storefront for more matching pieces.
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20th Century Unknown Post-Modern Abstract Sculptures

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Metal

  • Sculpture in black lacquered metal
  • Sculpture in black lacquered metal
  • Sculpture in black lacquered metal
  • Sculpture in black lacquered metal
H 26.78 in. W 14.97 in. D 9.06 in.
Aluminum Model Sea Propeller Airplane Metal Plane Sculpture Modern Nautical
Located in Dayton, OH
Vintage aluminum model propeller sea plane with pontoons for water landing. Measures: 18".  
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Late 20th Century Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Aluminum

Antique Metal Airplane Propeller Sculpture
By C. Jere Artisan House
Located in San Diego, CA
Well done handmade welded in brass and metal plane sculpture, circa 1970s nice patina. We can’t read the signature.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Metal

Midcentury Brutalist Metal Wall Sculpture
Located in Norwalk, CT
This midcentury wall sculpture has a great brutalist look. An interesting abstract appearance with an industrial feel.
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Mid-20th Century Unknown Mid-Century Modern Abstract Sculptures

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Metal

  • Midcentury Brutalist Metal Wall Sculpture
  • Midcentury Brutalist Metal Wall Sculpture
  • Midcentury Brutalist Metal Wall Sculpture
  • Midcentury Brutalist Metal Wall Sculpture
H 19.25 in. W 27.75 in. D 5.75 in.
Mid-Century Modern Monumental Mixed Metals Crane Sculpture, Signed T. Daniel
Located in Miami, FL
Mid-Century Modern Monumental Mixed Metals Crane Sculpture, Signed T. Daniel A monumental Mid-Century Modern Brutalist torch sculpture of a crane, signed T. Daniel. Created in iron ...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

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Brass, Iron

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Modern Metal Sculptures For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are several options of modern metal sculptures available for sale. Each of these unique modern metal sculptures was constructed with extraordinary care, often using metal, wood and stone. There are 1100 antique and vintage modern metal sculptures for sale at 1stDibs, while we also have 162 modern editions to choose from as well. Modern metal sculptures have been made for many years, and versions that date back to the 18th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century. Modern metal sculptures bearing Mid-Century Modern or Modern hallmarks are very popular at 1stDibs. Modern metal sculptures have been a part of the life’s work for many furniture makers, but those produced by Curtis Jere, Andrianna Shamaris and Bend Goods are consistently popular.

How Much are Modern Metal Sculptures?

Prices for modern metal sculptures can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, modern metal sculptures begin at $40 and can go as high as $100,000, while the average can fetch as much as $1,726.

Finding the Right Sculptures for You

Styling your home with vintage, new and antique sculptures means adding a touch that can meaningfully transform the space. By introducing a sculptural work as a decorative finish to any interior, you’re making a statement, whether you tend toward the dramatic or prefer to keep things casual with modest, understated art.

A single, one-of-a-kind three-dimensional figurative sculpture mounted on your dining room wall is a guaranteed conversation piece, while a trio of abstract works arranged on your living room bookshelves can add spontaneity to the collection of first-edition novels or artist monographs you’re displaying as well as draw attention to them. Figurative sculptures are representational works that portray a specific person, animal or object. And while decorating with busts, which are sculpted or cast figurative works, hasn’t exactly topped the list of design trends every year, busts are back. According to designer Timothy Corrigan, “They give humanity in a way that a more abstract sculpture can’t give.” Abstract sculptures, on the other hand, are not meant to show something specific. Instead, they invoke a mood or scene without directly stating what they are portraying.

Busts made of stone or metal may not seem like a good fit for your existing decor. Fortunately, there are many ways for a seemingly incongruous piece to fit in with the rest of your room’s theme. You can embrace a dramatic piece by making it the focal point of the room, or you can choose to incorporate several elements made out of the same material to create harmony in your space. If an antique or more dramatic piece doesn’t feel like you, why not opt for works comprising plastic, fiberglass or other more modern materials?

When incorporating sculpture into the design of your home — be it the playful work of auction hero and multimedia visionary KAWS, contemporary fiber art from Connecticut dealer browngrotta arts or still-life sculpture on a budget — consider proper lighting, which can bring out the distinctive aspects of your piece that deserve attention. And make sure you know how the size and form of the sculpture will affect your space in whole. If you choose a sculpture with dramatic design elements, such as sharp angles or bright colors, for example, try to better integrate this new addition by echoing those elements in the rest of your room’s design.

Get started on decorating with sculpture now — find figurative sculptures, animal sculptures and more on 1stDibs today.

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