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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 The Modernists rejected both natural and historical references and relied primarily on industrial materials such as metal, glass, plywood, and, later, plastics.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.

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Lifesize Cubist Rearing Horse Sculpture, in the Style of Ben Foster
Located in Atlanta, GA
Lifesize Cubist rearing horse or stallion sculpture, in the style of Ben Foster Sculpted of Ferris Steel, raised on a custom wood plinth, unsigned. The sculpture stands 8.25 feet h...
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Late 20th Century North American Modern Statues

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Steel

'Cantata iTunes Grande' Four Bronze Sculptures by Alexey Morosov
Located in CH
Alexey Morosov was born in Frunze (USSR) in 1974. He has exhibited in spaces? public and private internaDonally from St. Petersburg? in Singapore, from London to Paris, Passing thro...
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2010s Italian Modern Statues

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Bronze

Life Size Garden Bronze Sculpture of a Girl in a Beach Chair
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Life-size garden bronze sculpture of a girl in a beach chair, Cast in two parts, whimsical and intriguing, realistically modeled. The figure of the girl in a sundress, reading a book...
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Late 20th Century Modern Statues

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Bronze

Life-Size Garden Bronze Sculpture of a Boy in a Beach Chair
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Life-size garden bronze sculpture of a boy in a beach chair, cast in two parts the chair, Whimsical and intriguing, highly detailed and realistically modeled. The figure of the boy i...
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Late 20th Century Modern Statues

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Bronze

Cast Stone Dog Garden Sculpture, France, 1950
Located in Culver City, CA
Cast stone dog garden sculpture, France, 1950. With remnants of original paint.
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1950s French Vintage Modern Statues

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Cast Stone

Monumental Ceramic Pottery Sculpture by Antoine de Vinck, France, 1970s
Located in Ft Lauderdale, FL
Monumental Ceramic Pottery Sculpture by Antoine de Vinck, France, 1970s. Proudly offered here is a Belgian ceramist Antoine de Vinck (1924-1992) three-piece, wood fired ceramic and s...
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1970s French Vintage Modern Statues

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Ceramic

Contemporary Large-Scale Outdoor Kinetic Concrete Sculpture and Installation
Located in kingston, NY
Johnny Poux sculptures Johnny Poux’s large-scale kinetic concrete sculptures and installations explore the relationship between motion and mass, industry and nature. Each piece ...
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2010s American Modern Statues

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Concrete, Bronze, Steel

Sculpture Marble Henry Moore Mother & Child Inspired, Biomorphic 3ft 10in high
Located in Eversholt, Bedfordshire
A massive 116cm high modernist Henry Moore, mother and child inspired abstract, biomorphic, grey, marble sculpture, 20th century. Artist unknown. Measures: Height 116cm, width 65 ...
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1980s British Vintage Modern Statues

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Marble

Modern Enamelled Iron "Sunbather" Sculpture
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Modern enameled Iron "Sunbather" sculpture, Three dimensional sculpture of a topless woman with blonde hair, reminiscent of Lichtenstein. Removable from the 10" x 4.5" rectangular ir...
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Late 20th Century American Modern Statues

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Iron

"Couple" Outside or Inside Sculpture
Located in Miami, FL
Man is the protection of women and children. The woman comes into its own strength, motherhood, procreation of humankind. Merge the two characters through the arm which may belong t...
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21st Century and Contemporary Corsican Modern Statues

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Sandstone

Modern Abstract Figural Sculpture In Concrete
Located in New York, NY
Modern abstract sculpture made of concrete, depicting a stylized figure. The piece has a square base but is unsigned. In great vintage condition with age--appropriate wear and use. C...
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Mid-20th Century Modern Statues

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Concrete

Important Monumental Life-Size Bronze Sculpture of Polo Player William Behrends
Located in New York City, NY
One of the finest living American sculptors, William Behrends created and sculpted this spectacular over life-size bronze polo player. He created portrait work for the White House, ...
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Late 20th Century American Modern Statues

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Bronze

Modern Concrete Garden Sculptures of Young Boys
Located in New York, NY
Modern pair of cement garden sculptures depicting two young boys. One boy is holding a basket of fruit and one is holding wheat. The pair is in great vintage condition with age-appro...
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20th Century Modern Statues

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Cement

Monumental Modern Carved Limestone Spiral Sculpture
Located in Atlanta, GA
Monumental modern carved limestone spiral sculpture, with two figural heads facing each other. Standing 76" high and 63" high with a 16-inch diameter. Carved in one piece, Unsigned. ...
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20th Century Italian Modern Statues

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Limestone

Bronze Female Statue
Located in Dallas, TX
A bronze statue of a shrouded woman. The figure has a downcast pensive gaze and crossed hands reflecting a mood of solitude. Stamped, "Mendrisio, Switzerland Art Foundry.", circa 1940s.
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Mid-20th Century Swiss Modern Statues

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Bronze

Iron Sculpture, 20th Century
Located in Greding, DE
Larger than life-sized iron sculpture is mounted on a rectangular base and can be rotated. The sculpture in an abstract humanoid form has angled arms and an S-shaped body and slightl...
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20th Century European Modern Statues

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Iron

Monumental Verdigris Bronze Abstract Sculpture by Curtis Jere
Located in Atlanta, GA
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Late 20th Century American Modern Statues

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Bronze, Iron

Large Steel Handmade Moravian Style Star Sculpture
Located in London, GB
Large steel handmade Moravian style star sculpture Beautifully handcrafted steel stars sculptures designed and made initially for private use. These intricate and brilliantly versat...
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21st Century and Contemporary British Modern Statues

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Steel

Massive Copper Clad Abstract Sculpture, attr. to Bill Anson
Located in North Miami, FL
Wonderful scale, form and patina on this large-scale copper-clad abstract sculpture attributed to Palm Springs artist William "Bill" Anson, circa 1995. Sits on original concrete gard...
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1990s American Modern Statues

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Concrete, Copper

Vintage Asian Hand Hewn Wood Sculpture
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A vintage abstract Asian hand hewn sculpture on an iron stand.
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20th Century Unknown Modern Statues

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Iron

Vintage Modern-Style Leaf Wall Sculpture
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This 1980s vintage wall sculpture depicts three dimensional leaves and vines in a rectangular frame. The sculpture is made of brass that has oxidized turning the leaves and stems a b...
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Late 20th Century Modern Statues

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Rock Crystal, Brass

Robert Hogan Motes "Report from Newbury Port"
Located in Dallas, TX
Large sculpture by Robert Hogan Motes "Report from Newbury Port".
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Statues

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Metal

Cast Concrete Trylon and Perisphere
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Fantastic, Folk-Art, cast-concrete replicas of the 1939-1940 New York World's Fair's Trylon and Perisphere. An inspired, of-the-period homage to these iconic forms; the towering, mod...
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1940s American Vintage Modern Statues

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Concrete

Modernist Lucite Head
Located in Hudson, NY
A Graphic Interpretation. Reminiscent of Fritz Lang's METROPOLIS Solid Lucite with Soft Finish
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1950s Vintage Modern Statues

Marble Buddha from the 20th Century
Located in Greding, DE
Marble Statue of Buddha sitting on a dragon. The dragon's head sticks out from under his cloak. Another animal sits in front of his right leg. Very nice and calming sculpture. The s...
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20th Century Asian Modern Statues

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Marble

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