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Modern Contemporary Art

MODERN STYLE

The late 19th and early 20th centuries saw sweeping social change and major scientific advances — both of which contributed to a new aesthetic: modernism. Rejecting the rigidity of Victorian artistic conventions, modernists sought a new means of expression. References to the natural world and ornate classical embellishments gave way to the sleek simplicity of the Machine Age. Architect Philip Johnson characterized the hallmarks of modernism as “machine-like simplicity, smoothness or surface [and] avoidance of ornament.”

Early practitioners of modernist design include the De Stijl (“The Style”) group, founded in the Netherlands in 1917, and the Bauhaus School, founded two years later in Germany.

Followers of both groups produced sleek, spare designs — many of which became icons of daily life in the 20th century. The modernists rejected both natural and historical references and relied primarily on industrial materials such as metal, glass, plywood, and, later, plastics. While Bauhaus principals Marcel Breuer and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe created furniture from mass-produced, chrome-plated steel, American visionaries like Charles and Ray Eames worked in materials as novel as molded plywood and fiberglass. Today, Breuer’s Wassily chair, Mies van der Rohe’s Barcelona chaircrafted with his romantic partner, designer Lilly Reich — and the Eames lounge chair are emblems of progressive design and vintage originals are prized cornerstones of collections.

It’s difficult to overstate the influence that modernism continues to wield over designers and architects — and equally difficult to overstate how revolutionary it was when it first appeared a century ago. But because modernist furniture designs are so simple, they can blend in seamlessly with just about any type of décor. Don’t overlook them.

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Style: Modern
Moon Decorative Wall Art Piece Grey Texturized Resin Grey Acrylic Backlight
Located in Cartaxo, PT
21st Century Contemporary Modern Moon Decorative Wall Art Piece Grey Textured Resin Grey Acrylic Backlight Handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple. A sign of constant change ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Contemporary Art

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Acrylic, Resin

Sea Shells on an Artist's Palette, Original Oil Painting by Helen Oh
Located in Chicago, IL
An arrangement of four shells lie on a reflective artist's palette. The large conch shell in the center of the painting dominates the space in subtle hues of cream and pink. The rich...
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2010s American Modern Contemporary Art

Materials

Paint

Marjorie Tomchuk Canadian Signed Limited Edition Embossed Etching "Sachem"
Located in Studio City, CA
A wonderful and strong print or image by Canadian born artist Marjorie Tomchuk of a Native American chief. The print is pencil signed, titled (Sachem), and numbered (84/100) by t...
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20th Century North American Modern Contemporary Art

Materials

Paper

Contemporary Hard-Edge Painting by Di Vincente
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Nice minimal modernist design Oil on canvas Thin wood frame.
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Contemporary Art

Materials

Canvas

Dream Loop
Located in Helsinki, FI
One of a kind wall sculpture, signed by the artist.
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2010s Finnish Modern Contemporary Art

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Ceramic

Contemporary Hard-Edge Painting by Di Vincente
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Geometric study Acrylic on canvas Thin wood frame.
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Contemporary Art

Materials

Canvas

Set of 2 Walljewel White Onyx by Lisette Rützou
Located in Geneve, CH
Walljewel white Onyx by Lisette Rützou Dimensions: 15 x H 42 cm Materials: Rose, green and white Onyx Lisette Rützou’s design is motivated by an urge to articulate a story. Ins...
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2010s Danish Modern Contemporary Art

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Onyx

Rare Untitled Etching by Mexican Master Francisco Toledo 3/25, 1971
Located in San Diego, CA
Ultra rare art piece by Francisco Toledo Mexican, 1940-2019. Etching and aquatint. Signed and numbered 3/25. Mexico, circa 1971. Francisco Toledo was a Mexican painter, sculptor, a...
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1970s Mexican Vintage Modern Contemporary Art

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Paper

Artistic Mosaic Handmade on Aluminum Panel Dimension and Colors Customizable
Located in London, GB
Making artistic Mosaic, design of unparalleled beauty, inventing ' tromp l'oeil' thanks to the endless colors of the glass Mosaic collections, all this allowed us to produce and divu...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Contemporary Art

Materials

Aluminum

Limited Edition 3/65 Bill Mack Signed Tribute to Picasso Huge Bronze Picture
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this stunning and exceptionally rare 1984 low Limited Edition number 3/65 Bill Mack a tribute to Picasso bonded bronze picture RRP $100,000 (£78,50...
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1980s European Vintage Modern Contemporary Art

Materials

Bronze

Untitled II Mixed-Media on Canvas by Sarah Dupré
Located in Chicago, IL
Enamel, charcoal, acrylic, oil, relief ink, graphite, on canvas. Sarah Dupré is an abstract artist who grew up in South Central Louisiana and moved to Illinois in 2015. She is an ...
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2010s American Modern Contemporary Art

Materials

Acrylic

Red Moon Mirror, by Reda Amalou Design, 2018
Located in Paris, FR
The moon mirror is a color mirror disc, suspended in a frame. This defines the space of the object that is no longer constrained. Wood, lacquer and glass are superimposed to create a...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Contemporary Art

Materials

Mirror

'Hypnosis' Limited Edition Glowing Mirror from Egli Design
Located in London, GB
The mirror has always been the object for displaying beauty. It reflects a woman’s secret desires and thoughts. In this limited-edition collectable object, we present every woman’s m...
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21st Century and Contemporary Lithuanian Modern Contemporary Art

Materials

Stainless Steel, Gold Leaf, Silver Leaf

Tom Wesselmann Still Life in Porcelain for Rosenthal, 1984
Located in Ft Lauderdale, FL
Tom Wesselmann still life in Porcelain for Rosenthal 1984 limited edition number 222/500. Nude still life in porcelain mounted on board. Signed in porcelain, labeled en verso "Jahres...
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1980s Vintage Modern Contemporary Art

Materials

Porcelain

'Boogaloo Shrimp' Portrait Painting by Alan Fears Acrylic on Paper Breakdance
Located in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Acrylic on 300gsm paper by Alan Fears, 2020. Unframed. The frame is for display purposes only. Alan Fears (b. 1974) is an emerging British artist who was shortlisted for the J...
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21st Century and Contemporary English Modern Contemporary Art

Materials

Paper

Large Leonard Baskin Woodcut "Angel of Death"
Located in North Miami, FL
Very large woodcut by Leonard Baskin (1922-2000) titled "Angel of Death". Leonard Baskin is widely considered one of the preeminent figures of 20th century American art. Creatively ...
Category

1970s American Vintage Modern Contemporary Art

Materials

Paper

Untitled Silkscreen by Abstract Expressionist Artist Willem de Kooning
Located in Stamford, CT
Untitled silkscreen by Dutch American abstract expressionist artist Willem de Kooning (1904-1997). Signed and numbered 42/75.
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1970s American Vintage Modern Contemporary Art

Robert Combas, Original Serigraphy, 83/100, 1992
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Robert Combas, large original serigraphy mounted on canvas, 83/100, 1992, signed in pencil, framed. 125 x 98cm with frame, 110 x 85cm without.  
Category

1990s French Modern Contemporary Art

Materials

Canvas, Glass, Paper

Blue Fossil Shell, Single Sea Shell Fossil on a Deep Brown Toned Background
Located in Chicago, IL
The simplicity of "Blue Fossil Shell" is deceptive. Upon further look, the viewer sees the faint shadow cast onto the reflective surface of the table along with the delicate surface ...
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2010s American Modern Contemporary Art

Materials

Paint

Cat in the Kitchen Tile Mural, Decorative Kitchen Tiles
Located in Baldock, GB
Beautiful tile mural with the "Cat in the Kitchen" motif finely painted. Quantity: 16 tiles Tile mural size: 23.6"H X 23.6"W (60cm X 60cm) Tile size: 5.9"H X 5.9"W (15cm X 15cm) Or...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Contemporary Art

Materials

Ceramic

Sculpted Canvas Painting by Di Vincente
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Nice esoteric piece. Black + white gesso on canvas. Thin wood frame.
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Contemporary Art

Materials

Canvas

Sculpted Canvas Painting by Di Vincente
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Nice esoteric painting Black + white gesso Torn / sculpted canvas Thin wood frame.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Contemporary Art

Materials

Canvas

Sculpted Canvas Painting by Di Vincente
Located in Los Angeles, CA
nice esoteric art white + black gesso canvas with thin wood frame.  
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Contemporary Art

Materials

Canvas

Large Portrait of a Man in Black and While Print, Signed and Numbered by Artist
Located in Plainview, NY
A large portrait print of a man wearing a hat and glasses sitting in a park entitled" Francis of the city " in black and white signed by the artist John D Herz ( American, 1948 ) and...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Contemporary Art

Materials

Glass, Wood, Paper

Hand Tufted Blush Pink and Teal Evil Eye Accent Rug
Located in Oaklyn, NJ
The blush Evil Eye rug will protect your home with color! I design & hand tuft all of my pieces, it is truly art for your floor. It can also be used as a wall hanging! Acryli...
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2010s American Modern Contemporary Art

Materials

Acrylic

Grape Harvest Tile Mural, Hand Painted Wall Tiles, Portuguese Ceramic Tiles
Located in Baldock, GB
Beautiful tile mural with the "Grape Harvest" motif finely painted. Quantity: 160 tiles Tile mural size: 94.4"H X 59"W (105cm X 240cm) Tile size: 5.9"H X 5.9"W (15cm X 15cm) Origin...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Contemporary Art

Materials

Ceramic

Artistic Mosaic Handmade Portrait Wall Decor Dimension and Colors Customizable
Located in London, GB
Making artistic Mosaic, design of unparalleled beauty, inventing ' tromp l'oeil' thanks to the endless colors of the glass Mosaic collections, all this allowed us to produce and divu...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Contemporary Art

Materials

Glass

Heart Shaped Kintsugi White, 2022, Handmade in Italy, Anatomical Heart, Design
Located in San Miniato PI, IT
Celebrating the human body by dissecting it. The human body as a great system of signs and symbols. We are expression, beyond words and gestures. A perspective of the flesh in wh...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Contemporary Art

Materials

Ceramic

James Strombotne painting "Two Women" Acrylic on Canvas
Located in Camden, ME
James S. Strombotne is an American painter and renowned contemporary artist. He was born in 1934 in Watertown, South Dakota, but was raised and educated in Southern California, rece...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Contemporary Art

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

American Modern Abstract Expressionist Mixed Media on Board, Elliot Twelvetrees
Located in Hollywood, FL
The paintings of Elliot Twelvetrees are abstract visions, glimpses of interior landscapes, fragments of visual stories told with lush colorfields and mark making made with both stand...
Category

2010s American Modern Contemporary Art

Materials

Acrylic, Wood

Takashi Murakami "Lotus Flower Pink"
Located in Stamford, CT
An offset lithograph by Takashi Murakami, titled "Lotus Flower Pink". Signed and numbered 214/300, circa 2010.  
Category

2010s Japanese Modern Contemporary Art

Materials

Paper

Karel Appel Purple Owl 1979 38 / 130 Lithograph Framed
Located in Toledo, OH
Karel Appel "Purple Owl as aunt on Sunday as a bedized pudding floating on blueish sea with flaming ears" lithograph 1979 38 / 130. Printed London Ontario. Hinged at the top. Floatin...
Category

1970s Canadian Vintage Modern Contemporary Art

Materials

Paper

Seashells and Sand Dollar, Oil on Panel, Still Life Painting by Helen Oh
Located in Chicago, IL
The classically composed still life of three shells by Helen Oh brings the viewer in with its richness of color and dreamy quality of the surface. The inherent beauty of the shells a...
Category

2010s American Modern Contemporary Art

Materials

Paint

Artistic Mosaic Handmade on Aluminum Panel Dimension and Colors Customizable
Located in London, GB
Making Artistic Mosaic, design of unparalleled beauty, inventing ' tromp l'oeil' thanks to the endless colors of the glass mosaic collections, all this allowed us to produce and divu...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Contemporary Art

Materials

Aluminum

Jordi Alcaraz Artwork, 2020
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Jordi Alcaraz artwork made in 2020. Resin and methacrylate. Title, Trenta set gravats, esperant. Edition of 14. Numbered and hand signed in pencil. Number of edition and sig...
Category

2010s Spanish Modern Contemporary Art

Materials

Paper

Abstract #3 Mixed Medium Painting on Canvas by Luigi Cosentino
Located in Montreal, QC
Abstract mixed medium painting, signed: Luigi Cosentino, titled “Abstract #03” and dated 2017, backside of the canvas, canvas size 48" x 60" x 1.5" profile. Luigi’s artwork is his me...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Contemporary Art

Materials

Paint

Artistic Mosaic on Aluminum Panel Dimension Customizable Backlit on Demand
Located in London, GB
Making Artistic Mosaic, design of unparalleled beauty, inventing ' tromp l'oeil' thanks to the endless colors of the glass mosaic collections, all this allowed us to produce and divu...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Contemporary Art

Materials

Glass

Contemporary Irregular Rug 'Ripped' in Green and Red
Located in San Pietro di Morubio, Verona
This design is an ardent effort to materialise the designers’ appreciation of the old and the damaged seen in the eyes of 2019, where it is neither a replication or imitation. The ri...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Contemporary Art

Materials

Wool

Landscape in Blue Frame #2, Acrylic on Paper, Free Delivery
Located in Roma, IT
Abstract views of landscape are interpreted and painted by the artist. During travels around the world designs and notes are made, which are later abstractly interpreted into paintin...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Contemporary Art

Materials

Paper

You Are My Valentine by Mauro Oliveira
Located in Palm Springs, CA
You Are My Valentine by Mauro Oliveira, signed. A painting with mixed media on wood panel covered with resin. Measures: Height 48 inches / Width 48 inches / Depth 2 inches 1 in stoc...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Contemporary Art

Materials

Acrylic

Original Optical Art by Artist Alejandro Stein Titled "Construction Site" 2018
Located in Miami, FL
Original Optical Art by Artist Alejandro Stein Titled "Construction Site" 2018 Offered for sale is an original optical art on paper by artist Alejandro Stein titled "Construction Si...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Contemporary Art

Materials

Paper

Modern French Nude Oil on Canvas Painting with Tricolor Wrapping, Dated 1973
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
Modern French nude oil on canvas painting with tricolor wrapping in silver-gilded frame Dated 1973, unclear signature, please see detailed images.
Category

Mid-20th Century French Modern Contemporary Art

Materials

Canvas

Henri Matisse Color Lithography circa 1970
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Color lithograph after the work by Henri Matisse, circa 1970. Signed in the stone. Edited by Edition des Nouvelles Images, France. Framed. Henri Matisse whether working as ...
Category

1970s French Vintage Modern Contemporary Art

Materials

Paper

Hand Painted Ceramic Tiles of Owls, Portuguese Tiles
Located in Baldock, GB
Beautiful tile mural with the "Owls" motif finely painted. Tile mural size: 41.3"H X 41.3"W (105cm X 105cm) Tile size: 5.9"H X 5.9"W (15cm X 15cm) Origin: Portugal Production meth...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Contemporary Art

Materials

Ceramic, Paint

Tile Panel Tua Handmade Decorative
Located in Lisbon, PT
This handmade decorative tile panel combines the traditional Portuguese faience tile making techniques with a modern approach of shapes and color, resulting in a very visually impact...
Category

2010s Portuguese Modern Contemporary Art

Materials

Faience, Wood

Hand Painted Wall Tiles of the Algarve, Portugal.
Located in Baldock, GB
Beautiful tile mural with the "Algarve" motif finely painted. Quantity: 42 tiles Tile mural size: 35.4"H X 41.3"W (90cm X 105cm) Tile size: 5.9"H X 5.9"W (15cm X 15cm) Origin: Port...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Contemporary Art

Materials

Ceramic

One of Three Graces, Green, for the Emilio Pucci Happening
Located in Vienna, AT
One of three single paintings, mixed technique on paper, signed and dated Szekely 92, made on the occasion of a presentation of Emilio Pucci fabrics in the WOKA Showrooms together wi...
Category

1990s Austrian Modern Contemporary Art

Materials

Paint

Areil in Candle Light by Douglas Leon Cartmel Contemporary Oil Painting on Linen
By Douglas Leon Cartmel
Located in Dallas, TX
'Areil in candle light' was painted with oil on linen from a portrait captured during a photography session with the model 'Areil' during which she held a candle in her hands to crea...
Category

Early 2000s American Modern Contemporary Art

Materials

Linen, Paint

Olga Vladimirovna Rozanova Watercolor on Paper
Located in Pasadena, TX
Olga Rozanova "Abstract Geometrics" watercolor on paper (Russian, 1886-1918) Rozanova was born on June 22, 1886, in the small town of Melenki near Vladimir, Russia. After finish...
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1910s Russian Vintage Modern Contemporary Art

Materials

Paper

‘Le Vieux Montreal’ Oil on Canvas Contemporary Painting by Bedros Aslanian
Located in Montreal, QC
This work is signed and dated "B. Aslanian 2012”, titled: “Le Vieux Montreal” verso of the canvas and signed B. Aslanian on recto; framed size 37" x 31” x 1” profile; unframed 30” x ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Canadian Modern Contemporary Art

Contemporary Porcelain Wall Decoration Set Blue Violet Ceramic Ocean Italy Fos
Located in Faenza, IT
Set of 7 different wall decoration plates, including the screws to hang them on wall. PORIFERA Collection by FOS is an hymn to the beauty of marine world, with a myriad of tiny ho...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Contemporary Art

Materials

Ceramic, Porcelain

Wolfgang Voegele Abstract Contemporary Oil on Canvas Art Painting, 2017 Germany
Located in Stockholm, SE
Rare oil on canvas painting by the German artist Wolfgang Voegele made in 2017. Warm yellow tone and framed in a nice oak frame. In great condition with minimal signs from use and ag...
Category

2010s German Modern Contemporary Art

Materials

Canvas, Oak

Pirate Round Wall Art Decoration, Aged Brass, Silver Dagger and Precious Stones
Located in Oporto, PT
Inspiration: Limited edition 1/10 This piece of art tells stories of looting and fury, from pirates to avid treasure hunters. The luxurious dagger ripping the treasure map symbol...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Contemporary Art

Materials

Silver, Brass, Metal, Sterling Silver, Sheet Metal

Vintage Modern Wall Sculpture
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This modern-style circular vintage art sculpture is in great condition. It is made from wood and a tapestry depicting a sunset illuminating a beautiful tree. This wall sculpture is u...
Category

1970s Unknown Vintage Modern Contemporary Art

Materials

Cotton, Plywood

21st Century Contemporary Art Wall Painting
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This extraordinary contemporary wall painting has been remarkably executed on canvas. This remarkable painting is inspired by a nostalgic mystery woman in the artist's life. The arti...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Modern Contemporary Art

Materials

Canvas, Wood, Paint

"Lilies" Signed and Dated Serigraph by Donald Sultan
Located in Stamford, CT
"Lilies" signed and dated serigraph by Donald Sultan (American b. 1951). # 35/70.
Category

1990s North American Modern Contemporary Art

Materials

Paper

Oversized Contemporary Art in Shades of Orange and Red, USA, 2011
By Alfredo Ulloa
Located in Miami, FL
Gorgeous monumental contemporary art piece in multi shades of red and orange. This piece looks lit even when it isn't lit and seems different colors depending on the light and where ...
Category

2010s American Modern Contemporary Art

Materials

Wood, Paint, Canvas

Artistic Mosaic Handmade on Aluminum Panel Dimension and Colors Customizable
Located in London, GB
Making Artistic Mosaic, design of unparalleled beauty, inventing ' tromp l'oeil' thanks to the endless colors of the glass mosaic collections, all this allowed us to produce and divu...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Contemporary Art

Materials

Aluminum

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