Modern Prints

Modern Furniture Design

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 The Modernists rejected both natural and historical references and relied primarily on industrial materials such as metal, glass, plywood, and, later, plastics.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 principles 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 chair, and the Eames’s 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 designs are so simple, they can blend in seamlessly with just about any type of décor. Don’t overlook them.

Kaoru Saito Limited Edition Japanese Mezzotint Print "Sasanqua"
Kaoru Saito Limited Edition Japanese Mezzotint ...
Vintage 1980s Japanese Modern Prints
Paper
A gorgeous and beautifully textured print by Japanese mezzotint master printer Kaoru Saito. The print is pencil signed, numbered (72/93), dated (1987) and titled by the artist. ...
Rare Tadashi Nakayama Japanese Woodblock Print
Rare Tadashi Nakayama Japanese Woodblock Print
Tadashi Nakayama
Vintage 1950s Japanese Modern Prints
Paper
This wonderfully designed, abstract work titled "Buffoonery" is by esteemed Japanese print maker Tadashi Nakayama. The print is pencil signed and dated 1958. A very rare and hard to ...
Yoshitoshi Mori Limited Edition Japanese Stencil Print
Yoshitoshi Mori Limited Edition Japanese Stenci...
Yoshitoshi Mori
Vintage 1970s Japanese Modern Prints
Paper
A relatively large, very vibrantly colored, gorgeously stylized and composed print by Japanese master printmaker Yoshitoshi Mori famed for his kappazuri stencil printing technique. I...
Hiroyuki Tajima Limited Edition Abstract Japanese Woodblock Print
Hiroyuki Tajima Limited Edition Abstract Japane...
Hiroyuki Tajima
Vintage 1970s Japanese Modern Prints
Paper
A gorgeous, luminous and sumptuously colored woodblock print by Japanese artist Hiroyuki Tajima titled "Rusty Memory." Tajima is famed for his use of rich, dark colors and striking a...
Hodaka Yoshida Japanese Woodblock Print "Cause, Blue"
Hodaka Yoshida Japanese Woodblock Print "Cause,...
Hodaka Yoshida
Vintage 1960s Japanese Modern Prints
Paper
A beautifully realized, deeply colored abstract work titled "Cause, Blue" by renowned Japanese modern artist Hodaka Yoshida who was the second son of one of Japan's most celebrated a...
Kaoru Kawano Limited Edition Japanese Woodblock Print "Kwannon"
Kaoru Kawano Limited Edition Japanese Woodblock...
Kaoru Kawano
20th Century Japanese Modern Prints
Paper
A stately print titled "Kwannon" of the Bodhisattva of compassion by well know Japanese artist Kaoru Kawano. The print is pencil signed, sealed with the artist's stamp, titled an...
Haku Maki Embossed Woodblock Print Dragon
Haku Maki Embossed Woodblock Print Dragon
Haku Maki
Vintage 1970s Japanese Modern Prints
Paper
A wonderfully textured and embossed woodblock print by famed Japanese artist Haku Maki. The print is pencil signed, sealed with artist's stamp, numbered (29/103) and titled (73-12...
Tanaka Ryohei Large Etching "Barge Reflection"
Tanaka Ryohei Large Etching "Barge Reflection"
Tanaka Ryohei
Vintage 1970s Japanese Modern Prints
Paper
An unusually large and uncommon (we can not find this print anywhere else making it apparently quite rare) image/etching by famed Japanese artist Tanaka Ryohei who is known primarily...
Kiyoshi Saito Japanese Woodblock Print
Kiyoshi Saito Japanese Woodblock Print
Kiyoshi Saitō
Vintage 1950s Japanese Modern Prints
Paper
A richly colored and quietly composed portrait/ woodblock print by famed Japanese printmaker Kiyoshi Saito. Many consider Saito to be one of the most important, if not the most impor...
Kiyoshi Saito Limited Edition Japanese Woodbloc...
Kiyoshi Saitō
Vintage 1960s Japanese Modern Prints
Paper
A precisely composed, darkly hued woodblock print by famed Japanese printmaker Kiyoshi Saito. Many consider Saito to be one of the most important, if not the most important, contempo...
Yoshitoshi Mori Limited Edition Japanese Stenci...
Yoshitoshi Mori
Vintage 1960s Japanese Modern Prints
Paper
A large, earthly toned, dramatically composed print, with just the right touch of humor, is by Japanese master printmaker Yoshitoshi Mori who was famed for his kappazuri stencil prin...
Junichiro Sekino Limited Edition Japanese Woodb...
Junichiro Sekino
Vintage 1950s Japanese Modern Prints
Paper
A very whimsical and elegantly composed portraiture/ print of a young girl with small bird resting playfully on her finger. This print is signed, dated (1956) and numbered (25/100) b...
Junichiro Sekino Japanese Woodblock Print
Junichiro Sekino
20th Century Japanese Modern Prints
Paper
A relatively large, very appealing and enduring image of youth and friendship exemplified by a boy and his dog by master Japanese artist/printer Junichiro Sekino. The print is stampe...
Tadashi Nakayama Japanese Woodblock Print
Tadashi Nakayama
Vintage 1950s Japanese Modern Prints
Paper
This is a beautifully composed work by esteemed Japanese print maker Tadashi Nakayama. The print is pencil signed and dated 1957 by the artist who uses copper and silver elements to ...
Shuzo Ikeda Limited Edition Japanese Woodblock ...
Shuzo Ikeda
Vintage 1960s Japanese Modern Prints
Paper
A very regal and beautifully stark woodblock print by Japanese artist Shuzo Ikeda. The work is signed, titled ("No. 476"), dated (1961) and numbered (4/50) by the artist. Print is fr...
Hideo Hagiwara Japanese Woodblock Print
Hideo Hagiwara
Vintage 1960s Japanese Modern Prints
Paper
Wonderful little print by master printer Hideo Hagiwara who was generally considered one of the finest post-World War II Sosaku Hanga artists. In 1989 he was awarded a Gold Medal by ...
Hideo Hagiwara Japanese Woodblock Print
Hideo Hagiwara
Vintage 1960s Japanese Modern Prints
Paper
Whimsical little print by master printer Hideo Hagiwara who was generally considered one of the finest post-World War II Sosaku Hanga artists. In 1989 he was awarded a gold medal by ...
Yoshitoshi Mori Limited Edition Japanese Stenci...
Yoshitoshi Mori
Vintage 1970s Japanese Modern Prints
Paper
A large, whimsically composed print of a grand chariot or festival event by Japanese master printmaker Yoshitoshi Mori who was famed for his kappazuri stencil printing technique. In ...
Paul Binnie Ukiyo-E Contemporary Woodblock Prin...
Paul Binnie
Late 20th Century Japanese Modern Prints
Paper
Hand-printed on traditional Japanese washi paper (mulberry tree paper). Artist: Paul Binnie Title: Ogon (Golden) This print shows a bronze backlit Silhouette of a tattooed male ...
Liu Ye Choir Chinese Silkscreen on Canvas
Liu Ye
Early 2000s Chinese Modern Paintings and Screens
Canvas, Acrylic, Wood
Liu Ye Choir. Silkscreen on canvas printed in the Netherlands in 2001. The red bow-ties are painted after printing by hand. Edition of 100. nr 37/100. Liu Ye (Chinese 1964) has been...
Vintage Jasper Johns Framed Lithograph Gallery ...
Jasper Johns
Vintage 1980s American Modern Prints
Wood, Paper
Vintage Jasper Johns framed lithograph gallery poster Original limited run lithograph, framed in great condition Measure: Length 21.75, depth 1.5, height 61.
Dialogue, Scenery with Three People by Kenji Ki...
Kenji Kitagawa
Early 2000s Japanese Modern Prints
Paper
Kitagawa Kenji Works in the copperplate art book 'The Golden Rule - The Rain of July Falling in NNATES'. ED.13 / 48 Copper plate Ganpou printing· Seven point set Somerset paper use....
Nantes, Portrait Woman by Kenji Kitagawa
Kenji Kitagawa
Early 2000s Japanese Modern Prints
Paper
Kitagawa kenji works in the copper plate art book 'The Golden Rule - The Rain of July Falling in NNATES'. ED.13 / 48 Copper plate Ganpou printing. Seven point set Somerset paper use...
Phase Sealed Person by Kenji Kitagawa
Kenji Kitagawa
Early 2000s Japanese Modern Prints
Paper
Kitagawa Kenji Works in the copperplate art book 'The Golden Rule - The Rain of July Falling in NNATES'. ED.13 / 48 Copper plate Ganpou printing· Seven point set Somerset paper use....
Petrus Christos Dedicated by Kenji Kitagawa
Kenji Kitagawa
Early 2000s Japanese Modern Prints
Paper
Kitagawa Kenji Works in the copper plate art book 'The Golden Rule - The Rain of July Falling in NNATES'. ED.13 / 48 Copper plate Ganpou printing · Seven point set Somerset paper us...
Apparatus, Entrance of Pommeley by Kenji Kitagawa
Kenji Kitagawa
Early 2000s Japanese Modern Prints
Paper
Kitagawa Kenji works in the copperplate art book 'The Golden Rule - The Rain of July Falling in NNATES'. ED.13 / 48 Copper plate Ganpou printing· Seven point set Somerset paper use....
Quiet Pavilion of Nantes by Kenji Kitagawa
Kenji Kitagawa
Early 2000s Japanese Modern Prints
Paper
Kitagawa Kenji works in the copperplate art book 'The Golden Rule - The Rain of July Falling in NNATES'. ED.13 / 48. Copper plate Ganpou printing· Seven point set Somerset paper use...
Portrait of Eschwan Measured by Kenji Kitagawa
Kenji Kitagawa
Early 2000s Japanese Modern Prints
Paper
Kitagawa Kenji Works in the copperplate art book 'The Golden Rule - The Rain of July Falling in NNATES'. ED.13 / 48 Copper plate Ganpou printing · Seven point set Somerset paper use...

Maqbool Fida Husain Painting

By Maqbool Fida Husain
Maqbool Fida Husain Painting
Maqbool Fida Husain
Vintage 1960s Indian Modern Prints
Gouache
1968 Gouache on paper Private collection.
Monumental Okiie Hashimoto Print of Japanese Ro...
Okiie Hashimoto
Vintage 1960s Japanese Modern Prints
Paper
Large and early Japanese print by master print maker Okiie Hashimoto (1899-1993.) Self printed, the bottom margin is signed, titled in Kanji, dated 1960 and numbered 16/50. The artis...
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