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Mid-Century Modern Prints

MID-CENTURY MODERN STYLE

Organically shaped, clean-lined and elegantly simple are three terms that well describe mid-century modern American furniture. The style, which emerged primarily in the years following World War II, is characterized by pieces that were conceived and made in an energetic, optimistic spirit by creators who believed that good design was an essential part of good living.

Postwar American architects and designers were animated by new ideas and new technology. The lean, functionalist “International Style” architecture of Le Corbusier and Bauhaus eminences such as Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Walter Gropius had been promoted in the United States during the ’30s by Philip Johnson and others. New building techniques, such as “post-and-beam” construction, allowed the International-style schemes to be realized on a small scale, in open-plan houses with long walls of glass.

Materials developed for wartime use became available for domestic goods and were incorporated into mid-century modern furniture designs. Charles and Ray Eames and Eero Saarinen, who had experimented extensively with molded plywood, eagerly embraced fiberglass for, respectively, pieces such as the La Chaise and the Womb chair. George Nelson and his design team created Bubble lamp shades using a new translucent polymer skin. Harry Bertoia and Isamu Noguchi devised chairs and tables built of wire mesh and wire struts. Materials were re-purposed: the Danish-born designer Jens Risom created a line of chairs that used surplus parachute straps for webbed seats and backrests.

As the demand for casual, uncluttered furnishings grew, more mid-century designers caught the spirit.

Classically-oriented creators such as Edward Wormley, house designer for Dunbar Inc., offered such pieces as the sinuous Listen to Me chaise; the British expatriate T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings switched gears, creating items such as the tiered, biomorphic Mesa table. There were Young Turks such as Paul McCobb — who designed holistic groups of sleek, blonde-wood furniture — and Milo Baughman, who espoused a West Coast aesthetic in lushly upholstered chairs and sofas with angular steel frames.

As the collection of vintage mid-century modern American furniture on 1stDibs demonstrates, this period saw one of the most delightful and dramatic flowerings of creativity in design history.

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Style: Mid-Century Modern
Set of 6 Karl Blossfeldt Black White Flower Photogravure Botanic Photography
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Karl Blossfeldt set of 6 from Photogravures from the edition of the book 'Wunder in der Natur' in 1942. In original condition, with minor wear consistent with age and use, preserv...
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1940s Spanish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Prints

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Paper

20th Century REDS Movie Poster by Warren Beatty, 1981
Located in Miami, FL
20th Century REDS movie poster by Warren Beatty 1981. Great vintage poster with an amazing design and color way. Dimensions: 17" x 24".
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1980s Unknown Vintage Mid-Century Modern Prints

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Metal

Original Midcentury Abstract Art Exhibition Poster, Works by Rosso Dated 1975
Located in Arles, FR
Original midcentury abstract art exhibition poster with wonderful vivid colors. Very decorative contemporary art. Measures: 18" W x 25 1/2" H Very good vintage condition with s...
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20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Prints

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Paper

Erte Art Deco Giclée Print
Located in Countryside, IL
Erte Art Deco Giclée print This print measures: 31.5 wide x 1.5 deep x 38.75 high We take our photos in a controlled lighting studio to show as much detail as possible. We do n...
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1970s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Prints

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Canvas, Wood, Paper

Op-Art Artist Anne Youkeles New Perspective Signed 3-D Serigraph Collage, 1971
By Anne Youkeles
Located in St. Louis, MO
Anne Youkeles (Austrian/American b. 1920) Op-Art Artist 3-D Geometric Serigraph Collage titled "New Perspective" signed, number 43/210 and dated 1971. In fine condition, not examined...
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1970s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Prints

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Glass, Wood, Paper

Eduardo Chillida Abstract Black Lithography "Untitled" on Paper, 1999
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Lithography by Eduardo Chillida Limited edition, numbered 463/1000 and signed in the stone. Printed by Poligrafa Barcelona in 1999 for Galeria d'arte contemporaneo. In good origi...
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1960s Spanish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Prints

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Exhibition Poster, 1968
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Exhibition poster for Pablo Picaso, 1968. Poster of his exhibition on the Gallery "Sala Gaspar" in Barcelona. We offer free shipping for this piece. In good original condition...
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1960s Spanish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Prints

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Paper

"DADA Documenting a Movement" 1958 Publication
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
'DADA: Documenting a Movement' original title 'DADA: Dokumente einer Bewegung' book by various authors. Published by Art Association for the Rhineland and Westphalia (Germany). I...
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1950s German Vintage Mid-Century Modern Prints

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Paper

Selection of Large Joan Miro Color Lithographs
Located in Atlanta, GA
Selection of Joan Miro large color lithographs, France, circa 1960s. We purchased a group of these color lithographs from the estate of a couple that lived in France from 1951-1983. ...
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1960s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Prints

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Glass, Wood, Paper

Ellsworth Kelly Yellow and Orange Lithograph
Located in Stamford, CT
Ellsworth Kelly "Yellow and Orange" lithograph from "Series of Ten Lithographs". Published by Gemini G.E.L., Los Angeles. Newly framed using acid free materials with UV protective Pl...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Prints

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Paper

Ernst Fuchs 'under the Snow Lilith' Print, 1969
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Surreal dry point etching, 'Under the Snow Lilith' by Ernst Fuchs, signed lower left, right, numbered '27/150,' mounted and framed, panel size: 10.5" x 13.5" (without frame).
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1960s German Vintage Mid-Century Modern Prints

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Paper

Giorgio De Chirico Lithograph "Gli Archeologico", 1970
Located in Vienna, AT
Giorgio De Chirico lithograph "Gli Archeologico", 1970. Lithograph on Velin with paspartout and frame, edition size: 300, lower left numbered 183/300. Signed lower right. Measurement...
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1970s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Prints

Seven Lowell Blair Nesbitt Nasa Apollo Space Mission Silkscreens
Located in Ferndale, MI
Official artist of Apollo missions Lowell Nesbitt (1933-1993). Each Image: 24" x 32"
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1960s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Prints

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Acrylic

Melissa Strawser Bertoia Junior Dandelion Gong Intaglio Print, 2017
Located in New York, NY
Contemporary artist Melissa Strawser’s Bertoia Junior Dandelion Gong Print is a pulled Artist Proof, an original intaglio print using aquatint printed onto Hahnemuhle Paper with colo...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Prints

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Paper

Original Framed Black and White Letterpress Prints by Dieter Roth
By Dieter Roth 1
Located in Houston, TX
Original black and white letterpress prints by Dieter Roth/Diter Rot, (1930-1998). From Gesammelte Werke, Vol 03 Bok 2a und Bok 2b, Edition Hansjörg Mayer, Stuttgart-London-Reykjavik...
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1970s German Vintage Mid-Century Modern Prints

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Glass, Beech, Paper

'Supermercado de Arte' - Signed 1960's Lithograph by Guillermo Silva
Located in London, GB
A fabulous artist signed lithograph print by the famous Colombian artist Guillermo Silva. This dates from circa 1965. This framed print is a great size, and has a lively and playf...
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Mid-20th Century Colombian Mid-Century Modern Prints

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Paper

Selection of Modernist Art
Located in Atlanta, GA
Selection of modernist art, circa 1950s. From left to right, they are: 1) SOLD Modernist nudes painting by Lillian Lent, American, circa 1950s. It is executed on board in it's origin...
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1950s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Prints

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Wood, Paper

Mid-Century Modern Artwork Print by Neil S. Fujita
Located in Casteren, Noord-Brabant
Beautiful vintage art print by American designer/graphic artist Neil S. Fajita. The artwork dates from circa 1960 and is beautifully framed in a gold-coloured frame behind glass. Sa...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Prints

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Paper

'Still Life' Lithograph by Henri Matisse
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Lithograph by Henri Matisse 1941 In good original condition. Signed in the stone. Henri Matisse (1869-1954) was a French artist, known for both his use of color and his fluid...
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1940s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Prints

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Paper

Joan Miró Lithographs
Located in Atlanta, GA
Selection of Joan Miro color lithographs, France, circa 1960s. We purchased a group of these color lithographs from the estate of a couple that lived in France from 1951-1983. These ...
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1960s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Prints

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Glass, Wood, Paper

Abstract Lithograph Signed by Joan Miró
Located in San Diego, CA
Nice abstract contemporary color lithograph signed by Joan Miró in the lower right, circa 1960s. The image is 13.5" x 17" and the overall framed piece is 25" x 28.5". The piece in ex...
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20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Prints

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Paper

Selection of Wassily Kandinsky Lithographs
Located in Atlanta, GA
Selection of Wassily Kandinsky lithographs or gallery wall, circa 1960s. The lithograph pictured on the top left measures 15" H x 11" W. The lithograph pictured on the top right meas...
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1960s European Vintage Mid-Century Modern Prints

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Glass, Wood, Paper

Karl Blossfeldt Black White Flower Photogravure Botanic Photography, 1942
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Karl Blossfeldt Photogravure from the edition of the book 'Wunder in der Natur' in 1942. Photography number 30. 'Chrysanthemum Leucanthemum. Gemeine Wucherblume, große Maßliebe, M...
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1940s Spanish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Prints

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Paper

Piero Fornasetti Litho on Wood Waste Paper Bin, 1940's
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Early production piece Semi circle form Wood construction Wood ball feet Classic lithograph print pattern design Original vintage condition Minor wear with a nice patina Some ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Prints

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Wood, Paper

1972 Cheetah Lithograph Art by Richard Evans Younger in Velvet Chrome Frame
Located in Philadelphia, PA
1972 Cheetah lithograph Art by Richard Evans Younger in velvet chrome frame. Item features artist signed and dated to bottom corner, large impressive size, velvet and chrome frame, v...
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1970s North American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Prints

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Metal

Pair of Abstract Lithographs by Lucy Siekman, #1
Located in Pasadena, CA
A pair of white and black abstract lithograph depicting an imaginary galaxy by Louise Siekman. They are both numbered 1/10. They sit in black stained frames.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Prints

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Wood, Paper

Marc Chagall Lithograph for The Metropolitan Opera
Located in Atlanta, GA
Marc Chagall Lithograph, made in a limited edition run for The Metropolitan Opera at Lincoln Center, NY, NY, circa 1966. Retains original gilt frame.
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1960s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Prints

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Glass, Wood, Paper

Signed Limited Edition Print, Huddersfield by L S Lowry 1973
Located in London, London
Huddersfield 1973 By Laurence Stephen Lowry RA (1887-1976) Offset lithograph printed in colours on wove paper Signed to the right in pencil Edition of 850 Image size 4...
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Mid-20th Century British Mid-Century Modern Prints

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Paper

Selection of Modern Art or Gallery Wall
Located in Atlanta, GA
Selection of modern art or gallery wall, circa 1950s-1960s. From left to right, they are: 1) Modernist seascape painting, artist unknown, circa 1950s. It measures: 12" H x 10" W. 2) ...
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1960s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Prints

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Glass, Wood, Paper

Hans Fischer "Beasties" Etchings
Located in Atlanta, GA
Hans Fischer "Beasties" etchings, circa 1959. These etchings are from the limited edition folio ''Homme Deguise en Homme" and depict fantastical beasties. Framed in vintage gold fram...
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1950s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Prints

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Glass, Wood, Paper

Bernard Cathelin 1980 Lithograph Annotated to His Gallerist David Findlay
Located in Sharon, CT
Beautiful 'School of Paris' artist original stone lithograph limited edition. Signed, and annotated. Paper size: 13 5/8" x 15 3/4". Plate size: 6 1/2" x 9 3/8".
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1970s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Prints

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Paper

Man Ray Limited Edition Blak and White Heliogravure Electricite Rayograph, 1931
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Rayograph He´liogravure by Man Ray for Compagnie Parisienne de Distribution d'Electricite´, 1931. Printed in Heliogravure and signed in the negative 500 copies. Man Ray (1890–...
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1930s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Prints

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Mid-Century Modern Joan Miro Framed Pencil Signed Lithograph in Colors 53/80
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is an incredible, framed lithograph in colors, signed by Joan Miro, numbered 53/80. In excellent condition. The dimensions of the frame are 20.5" W x 24" H and...
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1950s Vintage Mid-Century Modern Prints

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Paper

Man Ray Color Red Blue Yellow Green Surrealist Lithography
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Lithography by Man Ray, 1961. Signed on the stone. Man Ray (1890–1976) was an American visual artist who spent most of his career in France. He was a significant contributor to t...
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1970s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Prints

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Paper

Set of 6 Marcel Duchamp Rotorelief Konig Series 133, 1987
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Set of 6 Marcel Duchamp Rotoreliefs, 1987 Konig Series 133. Henri-Robert-Marcel Duchamp (French 28 July 1887–2 October 1968) was a French, naturalized American painter, sculptor, ...
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1980s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Prints

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Paper

Paul Landacre Signed Limited Edition Mid-Century Modern Wood Engraving "Anna"
By Paul Landacre
Located in Studio City, CA
A riveting impression on Japanese cream woven paper by famed Modernists wood engraver Paul Landacre. This particular work was purportedly created for the cover of the Prospectus, Pau...
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1930s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Prints

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Paper

Serigraph by Helen Frankenthaler Titled "Aerie", 2009
Located in Stamford, CT
"Aerie" by Helen Frankenthaler, Signed and with edition number 99/128. Sheet size is 29.5 x 38.75 inches, framed in a 12 karat white gold frame using acid free materials with UV plex...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Prints

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Paper

Karl Blossfeldt Black White Flower Photogravure Botanic Photography, 1942
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Karl Blossfeldt Photogravure from the edition of the book 'Wunder in der Natur' in 1942. Photography number 1. 'Aconitum. Eisenhut. Junger Sproß in 6 facher Vergrößerung.' In o...
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1940s Spanish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Prints

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Paper

Selection of Alexander Calder Lithographs
Located in Atlanta, GA
Selection of Alexander Calder color lithographs, France, circa 1960s. We purchased a group of these color lithographs from the estate of a couple that lived in France from 1951-1983....
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1960s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Prints

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Glass, Paper, Wood

Lars Hawkes Wall Hanging Scroll Serigraph
Located in San Pedro Garza Garcia, Nuevo Leon
Wall hanging scroll serigraph silkscreen on canvas by Lars Hawkes.
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1970s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Prints

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Canvas

Framed Warhol Print of Marilyn Monroe
Located in Stamford, CT
Framed Pop Art print of Marilyn Monroe by Andy Warhol, circa 1970s. Please note of wear consistent with age including minor scratches to the frame.
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1970s Unknown Vintage Mid-Century Modern Prints

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Wood

Signed and Numbered Abstract Serigraph "The Ram in Thicket" by Shraga Weil
By Shraga Weil
Located in San Diego, CA
Signed and numbered abstract serigraph entitled "The Ram in Thicket" by listed Israeli artist Shraga Weil, circa 1970s. The overall piece measures 23.25"W x 31"H and is in a gold fra...
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Late 20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Prints

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Paper

JudScott New York Hand-Printed Ultramarine Blue, Yellow Striped Wallpaper, 1970s
Located in Brooklyn, NY
JudScott New York hand-printed ultramarine blue, yellow striped wallpaper, 1970s. Judscott was a small high-end paper and textile company based in New York in the 1970s-80s, producin...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Prints

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Paper

Nature Depicted 1970s Vintage Riec Art Exhibition Poster
Located in Arles, FR
This is a beautiful original art exhibition poster depicting the work of RIEC (possibly an artist from the Balkans). These vibrant botanical colors will brighten any space. Look cl...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Prints

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Paper

Wasilly Kandinsky, Wood Engraving for "Klaenge" Portfolio on Arches Paper
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Woodcut by Wassily Kandinsky. Wood engraving for the portfolio "Klaenge" on Arches paper Signed on the plate. Date unknown. In original condition, preserving some traces of age...
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1940s German Vintage Mid-Century Modern Prints

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Paper

Wall Hanging Tapestry "The Bird And Its Nest" by Andre Minaux, Paris, Ca. 1965
Located in Saint-Amans-des-Cots, FR
Wall hanging tapestry by Andre Minaux, Paris, France, ca. 1965. "L'oiseau et son nid" that means "The bird and its nest". Limited edition of 200, number 74. Silkscreen on linen, cott...
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1960s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Prints

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Cotton

Sonia Delaunay Lithography
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Lithography by Sonia Delaunay. Provenance: France Framed Sonia Delaunay (1885-1979) was a Ukrainian-born French artist, who spent most of her working life in Paris and, with h...
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1970s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Prints

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Paper

Set of 6 Karl Blossfeldt Black White Flower Photogravure Botanic Photography
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Karl Blossfeldt set of 6 from Photogravures from the edition of the book 'Wunder in der Natur' in 1942. In original condition, with minor wear consistent with age and use, preserv...
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1940s Spanish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Prints

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Paper

Wassily Kandinsky Framed Abstract Etching, circa 1960
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Wasily Kandinsky framed abstract etching. Made by the artist in Russia, circa 1960 Framed in Barcelona by a local artisan in natural fine wood. In original condition, with m...
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1960s Russian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Prints

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Paper

Superstudio Lithograph Istogrammi d'architettura 466/500, Italy, 1969
Located in Vienna, AT
Superstudio Lithograph Istogrammi d'architettura 466/500, Italy, 1969. Edizioni Plura. Lithograph on paper depicting architectural histograms with reference to a lattice that can be...
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Prints

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Paper

Set of 3 Karl Blossfeldt Black White Flower Photogravure Botanic Photography
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Karl Blossfeldt set of 3 from Photogravures from the edition of the book 'Wunder in der Natur' in 1942. In original condition, with minor wear consistent with age and use, preserv...
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1940s Spanish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Prints

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Paper

Italian Mid-Century Silk-Screen Printing Positive Negative by Bruno Munari, 1950
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian mid-century Silk-screen printing Positive Negative by Bruno Munari, 1950 Square abstract silk-screen printing entitled Positive Negative on paper. The colors present inside ...
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Prints

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Wood, Paper

Salvador Dali Chevauchee Mid Century Transparent Horse Original Lithograph
Located in Countryside, IL
Salvador Dali Chevauchee Mid Century Transparent Horse Original Lithograph This Lithograph is in Excellent Vintage Condition This piece measures: 33 wide x 27.25 inches high ...
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1970s Spanish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Prints

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Canvas

John Grillo 1964 Abstract Expressionist Lithograph
By John Grillo
Located in Garnerville, NY
Excellent strong abstract expressionist lithograph by John Grillo. Pencil signed, dated and numbered, 17/30, John Grillo, '64. The image size is approximately 25.75" wide x 19" high....
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1960s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Prints

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Paper

Wang Yuan Chinese Bamboo Framed Art
Located in Countryside, IL
Wang Yuan Chinese bamboo framed art - Set of 2 Each piece measures: 10 wide x 1 deep x 31 inches high Excellent vintage condition We take our photos in a controlled lighting...
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1970s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Prints

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Bamboo, Paper

Marcel Duchamp Cage Rotorelief Konig Series 133, 1987
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Marcel Duchamp Rotoreliefs, 1987 Konig Series 133. Henri-Robert-Marcel Duchamp (French 28 July 1887–2 October 1968) was a French, naturalized American painter, sculptor, chess pla...
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1980s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Prints

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Paper

Mid-Century Wood Block Owl Print "Three Eyes" by Kaoru Kawano
Located in San Diego, CA
Mid-century wood block print of two owls known as "Three Eyes" by Kaoru Kawano, circa 1950s. The print has a red Kawano seal in lower right corner and is presented in a black wood fr...
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Mid-19th Century Japanese Antique Mid-Century Modern Prints

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Paper

Marcel Duchamp Cage Rotorelief Konig Series 133, 1987
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Marcel Duchamp Rotoreliefs, 1987 Konig Series 133. Henri-Robert-Marcel Duchamp (French 28 July 1887–2 October 1968) was a French, naturalized American painter, sculptor, chess pla...
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1980s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Prints

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Paper

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