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Dare to Dream, Original Oil Painting, Ready to Hang
By Voskan Galstian
Located in Granada Hills, CA
17 Artist: Voskan Galstian Work: Original Oil Painting, Handmade Artwork, One of a Kind Medium: Oil on Canvas Year: 2015 Style: Abstract Art, Subject: Dare to Dream, Size: 43.5" ...
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2010s Impressionist Used Paintings

Materials

Oil, Canvas

Autumn Symphony, Original Acrylic Painting, Ready to Hang
By Voskan Galstian
Located in Granada Hills, CA
16 Artist: Voskan Galstian Work: Original Acrylic Painting, Handmade Artwork, One of a Kind Medium: Acrylic on Canvas Year: 2022 Style: Abstract Art, Subject: Autumn Symphony, Si...
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2010s Impressionist Used Paintings

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Acrylic, Canvas

New Beginning, Original Oil Painting, Ready to Hang
By Voskan Galstian
Located in Granada Hills, CA
15 Artist: Voskan Galstian Work: Original Oil Painting, Handmade Artwork, One of a Kind Medium: Oil on Canvas Year: 2022 Style: Abstract Art, Subject: New Beginning, Size: 36" x ...
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2010s Impressionist Used Paintings

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Canvas, Acrylic

"Waiting II" Painting 19" x 11" in by Ibrahim Abd Elmalak
Located in Culver City, CA
"Waiting II" Painting 19" x 11" in by Ibrahim Abd Elmalak Femmes Fatale, Circa 1980s Ink & Acrylic on Paper. Signed Signed The selection of Abd Elmalak’s drawings is reflective of...
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Expressionist Used Paintings

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Paper, Ink, Acrylic

Mantra (Waves) Painting
Located in Miami Beach, FL
Mantra (Waves), 2022 by Yunior Manino Acrylic paint on canvas Image size: 142 cm H X 152 cm W Unframed Signed by artist _______ Yunior Marino completed his studies at the Institu...
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2010s Abstract Used Paintings

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Canvas, Acrylic

  • Mantra (Waves) Painting
  • Used Mantra (Waves) Painting
  • Mantra (Waves) Painting
  • Used Mantra (Waves) Painting
H 55.91 in. W 59.85 in. D 0.12 in.
"Flight I" Painting 16" x 16" inch by Amal Nasr
Located in Culver City, CA
"Flight I" Painting 16" x 16" inch by Amal Nasr * Due to the Ministry of Culture policy + COVID situation, handling time (paperwork) may take up to 4-8 weeks. “New Horizon” series...
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Expressionist Used Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

Honor and Kitty
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Emilio Rama's original artworks are characterized by using elements and references of Pop Culture with a critical eye on consumption and entertainment. The graphic composition of his...
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2010s Pop Art Used Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

Honor and Vader
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Emilio Rama's original artworks are characterized by using elements and references of Pop Culture with a critical eye on consumption and entertainment. The graphic composition of his...
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2010s Pop Art Used Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

Castro’s Uber
Located in BALMAIN, NSW
Christopher Wright and Peter Wright are the names behind Olly & Mia. Both have many years of experience in the art world as owners of Wright Gallery Fine Art, dealing in items from a...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Used Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

  •  Castro’s Uber
  • Used  Castro’s Uber
  •  Castro’s Uber
  • Used  Castro’s Uber
H 29.93 in. W 24.02 in. D 1.58 in.
Father and son fishing (Circa 1830)
By James Arthur O'Connor
Located in BALMAIN, NSW
Artist: Circle of James Arthur O'Connor (Irish 1792-1841) Title: Father and son fishing (Circa 1830) Medium: Oil on board Framed Size: Height 33 cm x Width 40.5 cm x Depth 4.5 cm Ima...
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Mid-19th Century Romantic Used Paintings

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Oil, Board

Three Four Diptych - Geometric Gestural Contemporary Abstract Painting in Pastel
By Helen Bellaver
Located in Gilroy, CA
"Three, Four Diptych," is a contemporary geometric and gestural abstract set of paintings by artist Helen Bellaver. "Three" and "Four" can be purchase individually however, pair tog...
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2010s Contemporary Used Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

Epic Journey - Dynamic Diptych Paintings Black + Tan + Mint -Modern in Neutrals
By Linda Frueh
Located in Gilroy, CA
"Epic Journey," is an encaustic painting on Wood Panel, demonstrating Linda Frueh's masterful skill in encaustic art. The texture and surface of this work are luscious. "Epic Journey...
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2010s Contemporary Used Paintings

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Encaustic, Mixed Media, Wood Panel

Pared I - Serene Color Field Abstract Landscape. in Sky Blue + Grey + Pink
By Linda Frueh
Located in Gilroy, CA
"Pared I," is an encaustic painting on wood Panel, demonstrating Linda Frueh's masterful skill in encaustic art. The texture and surface of this work are luscious. Completely stable,...
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2010s Contemporary Used Paintings

Materials

Encaustic, Wood Panel

Star Fuckers - Abstract Oil Paste, Ink, and Spray Paint Painting, Green
By Vivian Liddell
Located in Gilroy, CA
"Star Fuckers," is an abstract expressionist multi media colorful work by Vivian Liddell. In this piece she explores different techniques of adding and subtracting paint to create th...
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2010s Contemporary Used Paintings

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Oil Pastel, Spray Paint, Monotype

Four- Geometric Abstract Expressionist Acrylic Painting with Pastel Colors
By Helen Bellaver
Located in Gilroy, CA
"Four" is a mixed media abstract work on wood panel by California based abstract artist Helen Bellaver. This work, and it's partner piece "Three," show the transition between her se...
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2010s Contemporary Used Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

Pollonia Beach
By Rachel Personett
Located in Sag Harbor, NY
Painted from life, from a beach, looking across a little harbor full of brightly colored boats towards a little whitewashed town. Along the shoreline are the remnants of a child’s sa...
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2010s American Realist Used Paintings

Materials

Oil, Panel

Grant Me Speed - Textile Mixed Media Contemporary Abstraction, Blue and Pink
By Vivian Liddell
Located in Gilroy, CA
"Grant Me Speed" is a contemporary abstraction with mixed media such as textile by artist Vivian Liddell. This is one of her smaller and more simplistic compositions but an impactful...
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2010s Contemporary Used Paintings

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Textile, Paper, Spray Paint, Mixed Media, Monotype

Friend Ship Carry Me - Contemporary Conceptual Abstraction on Paper, Purple
By Vivian Liddell
Located in Gilroy, CA
"Friend Ship Carry Me" is a text-based conceptual contemporary work by artist Vivian Liddell. This piece has intricate deliberate details scattered throughout. Liddell often walks th...
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2010s Contemporary Used Paintings

Materials

Spray Paint, Monotype

Borderlands - Contemporary Encaustic Diptych (Black + White + Iridescent)
By Linda Frueh
Located in Gilroy, CA
"Borderlands" is a contemporary diptych painting done in encaustic by San Diego-based artist Linda Frueh. The surface is incredibly textured, with an iridescent finish. Inquire for ...
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2010s Contemporary Used Paintings

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Encaustic, Rice Paper

Green Glow - Work on Paper Contemporary Neon Abstraction, Green and Black
By Vivian Liddell
Located in Gilroy, CA
"Green Glow" is a neon work on paper contemporary abstraction by artist Vivian Liddell. Similar to other works, Liddell uses a subtraction method of removing paint to create the path...
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2010s Contemporary Used Paintings

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Spray Paint, Monotype, Oil Pastel

In The School Yard - Layered Encaustic Painting with Complimentary Colors
By Linda Frueh
Located in Gilroy, CA
"In the School Yard," is an encaustic painting on Wood Panel, demonstrating Linda Frueh's masterful skill in encaustic art. The texture and surface of this work is luscious. Complete...
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2010s Contemporary Used Paintings

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Encaustic, Wood Panel

Three- Geometric Abstract Expressionist Acrylic Painting with Pastel Colors
By Helen Bellaver
Located in Gilroy, CA
"Three" is a mixed media abstract work on wood panel by California based abstract artist Helen Bellaver. This work, and it's partner piece "Four," show the transition between her se...
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2010s Contemporary Used Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

The Stories that Create Us #16, 2021 Mixed Media Painting Pink Lime Green Black
By Laurie Barmore
Located in Gilroy, CA
In this work by Laurie Barmore, the artist's hand is exceedingly present. Using strong strokes of black creates its own essences of form atop washes of whites and pink accented with ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Used Paintings

Materials

Mixed Media

Fresco I & II- Encaustic Diptych with Iridescent Blue + Green ocean
By Linda Frueh
Located in Gilroy, CA
"Fresco 1 and 2" is a large scale ethereal diptych by fine artist Linda Frueh. This piece is a pair that can be freestanding or hung on the wall. The pair of twin paintings effortles...
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2010s Contemporary Used Paintings

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Encaustic

How Would You Like To Have- Mixed Media Text Based Abstract Work on Paper
By Vivian Liddell
Located in Gilroy, CA
"How Would You Like To Have," is a text based mixed media contemporary abstraction by artist Vivian Liddell. This piece is very gestural with the application of the mediums cohesivel...
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2010s Contemporary Used Paintings

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Ink, Spray Paint, Monotype, Thread

Take Root - Contemporary Abstract Painting with Movement (Red + Blue + Green)
By Laurie Barmore
Located in Gilroy, CA
Organic lines and shapes of various greens stretch and grown throughout a field of crimson tints, in this 2015 work by Laurie Barmore. The texture created in the green drips, creates...
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2010s Contemporary Used Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

Spacewalker III - Contemporary Abstract Painting in White + Blue + Yellow + Grey
By Laurie Barmore
Located in Gilroy, CA
"Spacewalker III," is a complex composition, abstract painting by Laurie Barmore. Laurie Barmore is a master of color and composition, her colors just jump off the canvas with the e...
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2010s Contemporary Used Paintings

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Canvas, Acrylic

Wildworld Journals and Other Poems - Modern Textured Abstraction Painting
By Laurie Barmore
Located in Gilroy, CA
"Wildworld Journals and Other Poems," is a textured sculptural abstract painting by Laurie Barmore. Laurie Barmore is a master of color and composition, her colors just jump off the...
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2010s Contemporary Used Paintings

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Canvas, Acrylic

Fire Dancer - Framed Abstract Mixed Media Pop Art Painting of Ballet + Orange
By Amy Smith
Located in Gilroy, CA
"Fire Dancer" is a mixed media collage painting on canvas by LA-based street artist Amy Smith. Her work encompasses many styles, especially in this piece. She brings in impressionist...
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2010s Pop Art Used Paintings

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Wood, Mixed Media, Spray Paint, Acrylic

The Stories that Create Us #18, 2021 Mixed Media Painting in Orange Black Yellow
By Laurie Barmore
Located in Gilroy, CA
In this work by Laurie Barmore, the artist's hand is exceedingly present. Using strong strokes of black and white creates its own essences of form atop washes of yellows and rust. Sp...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Used Paintings

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Mixed Media

Birch Branch
By Rachel Personett
Located in Sag Harbor, NY
An oil painting of a man resting on a bed. His arms reach to the left of the panel, and one leg bent, the other extending towards the end of the bed and the viewer. The edges of the ...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Realist Used Paintings

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Oil, Panel

  • Birch Branch
  • Birch Branch
  • Birch Branch
  • Birch Branch
H 19.75 in. W 11.88 in. D 1 in.
The Stories that Create Us #9, 2021 Mixed Media Painting in Teal, Orange & Black
By Laurie Barmore
Located in Gilroy, CA
In this work by Laurie Barmore, the artist's hand is exceedingly present. Using strong strokes of black and blue creates its own essences of form atop washes of whites and orange. Sp...
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2010s Contemporary Used Paintings

Materials

Wood Panel, Mixed Media

Moonwalk - Contemporary Abstract Expressionism Work on Paper Purple+Black+White
By Vivian Liddell
Located in Gilroy, CA
"Moonwalk," is a mixed media abstract painting on paper by artist Vivian Liddell. This piece has an ink wash of different colors building up layers and yearn and polymer resting on t...
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2010s Contemporary Used Paintings

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Spray Paint, Monotype, Yarn, Polymer

Among the Roots - Contemporary Painting (Blue + Orange + White)
By Laurie Barmore
Located in Gilroy, CA
Bursting with deep blues and various earth tones with orange, 'Among the Roots' is an original acrylic painting by Washington-based artist Laurie Barmore. As in other works by Lauri...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Used Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

Winter River
By Rachel Personett
Located in Sag Harbor, NY
An oil painting of a winter scene. Soft short brushstrokes create a sense of movement in the icy water. Painting dimensions: 24 x 18 inches Framed dimensions: 30.5 x 24.5 x 1 inches...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Realist Used Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

  • Winter River
  • Winter River
H 24 in. W 18 in. D 1 in.
White Cloud Sheep
By Theodore Waddell
Located in Denver, CO
Theodore Waddell's sophisticated modernist paintings have attracted widespread recognition. A native Montanan cattle rancher, Waddell most often paints freely-rendered range animals ...
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2010s Expressionist Used Paintings

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Encaustic, Oil, Canvas

Kolbasa
By Rachel Personett
Located in Sag Harbor, NY
An oil painting of a plate of a selection Kolbasa and accoutrements. On a plain plate is a spread of cut cured meat, including Russian sausage. Diagonally across the plate are three ...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Realist Used Paintings

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Oil, Panel

  • Kolbasa
  • Kolbasa
  • Kolbasa
  • Kolbasa
H 9 in. W 12 in. D 1 in.
DRIP REMOVER
By Kunstrasen
Located in Aventura, FL
Three color screen printed figure & varnish on 300 somerset paper. Hand signed and numbered by Kunstrasen. Form the edition of 125. Artwork is in excellent condition. Certificate ...
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2010s Street Art Used Paintings

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Paper, Varnish, Screen

  • DRIP REMOVER
  • DRIP REMOVER
H 23.5 in. W 23.5 in.
Turkish Coffee and Wild Cherries
By Rachel Personett
Located in Sag Harbor, NY
An oil painting of a crowded kitchen table. Right at the corner of the table sit bottles of oil, vinegar, an uncorked bottle of clear liquor and a jar of preserves. Slightly in front...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Realist Used Paintings

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Oil, Panel

Pig on Fence 1
Located in Napa, CA
Josh Brown has had a lifetime interest in creating art, most notably through his depiction of animals. He swiftly captures the mood of his subjects and brings the personality of each...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Used Paintings

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Oil, Acrylic

  • Pig on Fence 1
  • Pig on Fence 1
H 20 in. W 20 in. D 1.5 in.
Owls On White 4
Located in Napa, CA
Josh Brown has had a lifetime interest in creating art, most notably through his depiction of animals. He swiftly captures the mood of his subjects and brings the personality of each...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Used Paintings

Materials

Oil, Acrylic

  • Owls On White 4
  • Owls On White 4
H 24 in. W 24 in. D 1.5 in.
Pig on Fence 2
Located in Napa, CA
Josh Brown has had a lifetime interest in creating art, most notably through his depiction of animals. He swiftly captures the mood of his subjects and brings the personality of each...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Used Paintings

Materials

Oil, Acrylic

  • Pig on Fence 2
  • Pig on Fence 2
H 20 in. W 20 in. D 1.5 in.
Untitled "Periode Traces"
Located in East Quogue, NY
Brightly colored abstract painting / Arab calligraphy on paper by Abdallah El Hariri. Signed lower right corner. Offered framed. Abdallah El Hariri is a Moroccan Postwar & Contempor...
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Early 2000s Abstract Used Paintings

Materials

Paper, Paint

Spacewalker IV - Colorful Abstraction Painting with Red + Blue + Cream Colors
By Laurie Barmore
Located in Gilroy, CA
"Spacewalker IV" is a wonderfully playful contemporary, abstract painting by Laurie Barmore. Laurie Barmore is a master of color and composition; her colors jump off the canvas with...
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2010s Contemporary Used Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

Hidden Bear
By MARCH (Marcela Solana)
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Acrylic on canvas.
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2010s Contemporary Used Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

  • Hidden Bear
  • Hidden Bear
  • Hidden Bear
  • Hidden Bear
H 71 in. W 99 in. D 1.5 in.
Foundations - Contemporary Abstract Diptych Painting in Grey, White + Pink
By Laurie Barmore
Located in Gilroy, CA
"Foundations" is a contemporary, abstract diptych by artist Laurie Barmore. The two-panel painting radiates in pink, grey, white, and magenta with accents of yellow and green. This...
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2010s Contemporary Used Paintings

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Canvas, Acrylic

"Different Phases" - Gorgeous Hand-Painted Abstract Room Divider in Gold + Blue
By Jennifer Blalack
Located in Gilroy, CA
"Different Phases" is a double-sided canvas room divider that has been hand-painted by Jennifer Blalack. Blalack does a fantastic job with this practical but attractive room divider...
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2010s Contemporary Used Paintings

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Canvas, Spray Paint, Acrylic, Linocut

Summer Morning - Large Square Encaustic Abstract Painting with Sunset Colors
By Linda Frueh
Located in Gilroy, CA
Linda Frueh is an encaustic fine artist expressing an emotional journey through color, texture, and bold composition. She is located in San Diego, California, but has established a ...
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2010s Contemporary Used Paintings

Materials

Encaustic, Wood Panel

DRIP REMOVER (RED)
By Kunstrasen
Located in Aventura, FL
Acrylics and spray paint on deep edge canvas. Tagged on side, titled, signed and numbered on verso. Canvas is stretched. For the edition of 5, each is unique. Artwork is in excell...
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2010s Street Art Used Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Spray Paint, Acrylic

  • DRIP REMOVER (RED)
  • DRIP REMOVER (RED)
  • DRIP REMOVER (RED)
  • DRIP REMOVER (RED)
H 28 in. W 28 in. D 3 in.
Wheel of Fortune - Incredible Mixed Media Abstract Painting Grey+ Pink + Purple
By Jennifer Blalack
Located in Gilroy, CA
In "Wheel of Fortune," the artist, Jennifer Blalack, uses many different mediums to create the significant texture in this work. She uses the visual language of Robert Rauschenberg ...
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2010s Abstract Used Paintings

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Fabric, Canvas, Mixed Media, Handmade Paper, Acrylic

Pig on Fence 3
Located in Napa, CA
Josh Brown has had a lifetime interest in creating art, most notably through his depiction of animals. He swiftly captures the mood of his subjects and brings the personality of each...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Used Paintings

Materials

Oil, Acrylic

  • Pig on Fence 3
  • Pig on Fence 3
H 20 in. W 20 in. D 1.5 in.
Move Fast- Contemporary Pop Art Collaged Text Painting (Teal+White+Black)
By Amy Smith
Located in Gilroy, CA
"Move Fast, Break Shit," is a contemporary take on a pop art collage painting on canvas by LA based street artist Amy Smith. She is prominent in the LA art scene with her bold activi...
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2010s Pop Art Used Paintings

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Mixed Media, Spray Paint, Acrylic, Canvas

abstract 29/29, Original Abstract Painting, 2019
By Michele Renée Ledoux
Located in Boston, MA
abstract 29/29, Original Abstract Painting, 2019 Piece Details: Hand painted, original. Created in Evergreen, CO. USA, Beeswax, Resin, Pigment, Oil on Cradled Wood Panel, 3" Depth,...
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Used Paintings

Materials

Resin, Wax, Oil, Pigment

Vibrant oil of Tibetan landscape "Yaks near Phasho" celebrates Tibetan animals
Located in Charleston, US
The grandmother of modern American animal portraiture, Constance Depler Coleman's vibrant, stunning oil landscape and animal painting in Tibetan Himalayas, "Yaks Near Phasho" celebra...
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21st Century and Contemporary Realist Used Paintings

Materials

Oil

Vibrant Figurative Portrait by Hector Frank
By Hector Frank
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Despite international acclaim as one Cuba’s foremost living artists, Havana born Hector Frank never received a professional artistic education yet specialized in electronics. Now, in...
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2010s Contemporary Used Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

Glow Tide - Large Ocean Landscape Encaustic Painting
By Linda Frueh
Located in Gilroy, CA
"Glow Tide" is an encaustic painting on Wood Panel, demonstrating Linda Frueh's masterful skill in encaustic art. The texture and surfaces of this work are luscious. Completely stabl...
Category

2010s Contemporary Used Paintings

Materials

Mixed Media, Encaustic, Wood Panel

Reflections Through The Looking Glass No. 8
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Impasto-painted strokes of bright colors are the framework of artist Shiri Phillips’ abstract artworks. Inspired by the vibrant surroundings she found growing up on the Mediterranean...
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2010s Abstract Used Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Ink, Mixed Media, Acrylic

Pig on Fence 4
Located in Napa, CA
Josh Brown has had a lifetime interest in creating art, most notably through his depiction of animals. He swiftly captures the mood of his subjects and brings the personality of each...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Used Paintings

Materials

Oil, Acrylic

  • Pig on Fence 4
  • Pig on Fence 4
H 20 in. W 20 in. D 1.5 in.
Information Overchoice - Eye Catching Mixed Media Diptych Black + Pink + Yellow
By Jennifer Blalack
Located in Gilroy, CA
Jennifer Blalack's fascination with layered medium and media really shows in "Information Overchoice." Blalack is the female Rauschenberg, testing the limits of her canvas and what ...
Category

2010s Contemporary Used Paintings

Materials

Textile, Canvas, Mixed Media, Latex, Magazine Paper, Acrylic

Stratum Diptych - Contemporary Encaustic Painting (Blake + Grey)
By Linda Frueh
Located in Gilroy, CA
"Stratum III" & "Stratum IV," is an incredible contemporary encaustic diptych painting by San Diego based artist, Linda Frueh. The artist masterfully manipulates her medium to crea...
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2010s Contemporary Used Paintings

Materials

Encaustic, Wood Panel

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Used Paintings For Sale on 1stDibs

On 1stDibs, there are several options of used paintings available for sale. Browse a selection of Abstract, Contemporary or Pop Art versions of these works for sale today — there are 62418 Abstract, 56963 Contemporary, 24941 Impressionist, 9629 Modern and 4776 Pop Art examples available. These items have been made for many years, with versions that date back to the 18th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century. If you’re looking to add used paintings that pop against an otherwise neutral space in your home, the works available on 1stDibs include that feature elements of gray, brown, black, blue and more. Many versions of these artworks are appealing in their rich colors and composition, but Hunt Slonem, Vahe Yeremyan, Gary John, Irena Orlov and Cindy Shaoul produced especially popular works that are worth a look. Frequently made by artists working in paint, oil paint and fabric, all of these available pieces are unique and have attracted attention over the years.

How Much are Used Paintings?

The average selling price for used paintings we offer is $3,000, while they’re typically $1 on the low end and $8,061,584 for the highest priced.

Finding the Right Paintings for You

Painting is an art form that has spanned innumerable cultures, with artists using the medium to tell stories, explore and communicate ideas and express themselves. To bring abstract, landscape and still-life paintings into your home is to celebrate and share in the long tradition of this discipline.

When we look at paintings, particularly those that originated in the past, we learn about history, other cultures and countries of the world. Like every other work of art, paintings — whether they are contemporary creations or works that were made during the 19th century — can often help us clearly see and understand the world around us in a meaningful and interesting way.

Cave walls were the canvases for what were arguably the world’s first landscape paintings, which depict natural scenery through art. Portrait paintings and drawings, which, along with sculpture, were how someone’s appearance was recorded prior to the advent of photography, are at least as old as Ancient Egypt. In the Netherlands, landscapes were a major theme for painters as early as the 1500s. Later, artists in Greece, Rome and elsewhere created vast wall paintings to decorate stately homes, churches and tombs. Today, creating a wall of art is a wonderful way to enhance your space, showcase beautiful pieces and tie an interior design together.

No matter your preference, whether you favor Post-Impressionist paintings, animal paintings, Surrealism, Pop art or another movement or specific period, arranging art on a blank wall allows you to evoke emotions in a room while also showing off your tastes and interests. A symmetrical wall arrangement may comprise a grid of four to six pieces or, for an odd number of works, a horizontal row. Asymmetrical arrangements, which may be small clusters of art or large, salon-style gallery walls, have a more collected and eclectic feel. Download the 1stDibs app, which includes a handy “View on Wall” feature that allows you to see how a particular artwork will look on a particular wall, and read about how to arrange wall art. And if you’re searching for the perfect palette for your interior design project, what better place to turn than to the art world’s masters of color?

On 1stDibs, you’ll find an expansive collection of paintings and other fine art for your home or office. Browse abstract paintings, portrait paintings, paintings by popular artists and more today.

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An Inspiring Collage by Self-Taught Miami Artist Purvis Young

An Inspiring Collage by Self-Taught Miami Artist Purvis Young

In 1995, the artist embellished a found poster of Martin Luther King with visionary markings.

Why Jasper Johns Is So Much More Than a Maker of Aloof Pop Art

Why Jasper Johns Is So Much More Than a Maker of Aloof Pop Art

A retrospective spanning two major East Coast museums demonstrates Johns’s massive role in contemporary art history. © 2021 Jasper Johns / Licensed by VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY. Philadelphia Museum of Art Photo Studio; Joseph Hu

Penelope Gottlieb’s Comic-Style Painting Is a Requiem for a Vanished Flower

Penelope Gottlieb’s Comic-Style Painting Is a Requiem for a Vanished Flower

This piece may look like Pop art fun, but embedded within is a message of a planet on the brink.

In Christopher Spitzmiller’s New York Homes, His Love of Dogs Is on Full Display

In Christopher Spitzmiller’s New York Homes, His Love of Dogs Is on Full Display

The ceramist, designer and gentleman farmer tells us about the collection of antique dog art he has spread across a New York City apartment and a Greek Revival farmhouse in the Hudson Valley.

This Hypnotic Yayoi Kusama Collage Seems to Reach beyond the Canvas

This Hypnotic Yayoi Kusama Collage Seems to Reach beyond the Canvas

In Repetition GL.A, polka-dotted protuberances rise from a surface of rippling net. Here’s what makes the piece so rare.

In the Late Hung Liu’s Historical Portraits, Layers of Joy and Struggle Are Exposed

In the Late Hung Liu’s Historical Portraits, Layers of Joy and Struggle Are Exposed

We spoke with the artist, in one of her last interviews, about the messages in her striking figurative works, which will be featured in a posthumous show at the National Portrait Gallery.

The 35 Most Expensive Paintings Ever Sold

The 35 Most Expensive Paintings Ever Sold

Curious about the most expensive paintings in the world? Discover the stories behind these masterpieces as well as the staggering prices they fetched.

When Art Galleries Join Together, Everybody Wins

When Art Galleries Join Together, Everybody Wins

Art associations are known for their glitzy fairs, but these organizations do a ton of work behind the scenes to help gallerists and collectors. Here, the heads of five major art associations give us the rundown of what they do.