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Modern Abstract Sculptures

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 The modernists rejected both natural and historical references and relied primarily on industrial materials such as metal, glass, plywood, and, later, plastics.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
Vase Vessel Decorative Abstract Sculpture Organic Shape White Marble Hand-carved
Located in Ancona, Marche
Important sculptural vase carved by hand from a solid block of Arabescato marble. Vase dimension: D 30, H 67 cm, available in different marbles. Limited edition of 35. Each vase is h...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Abstract Sculptures

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Marble

Bench Sculpture Abstract Mirror Steel Cones Interior Exterior Collectible Italy
Located in Ancona, Marche
Bench 'Get Lost!' is made of mirror polished stainless steel. Bench dimension: L 257, W 68, H 45cm. Peter Marino selected this sculptural bench for the new flagship store Dior in Lon...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Abstract Sculptures

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Stainless Steel

Sculptural Vases by Elica Studio Porcelain 24K Gold Handmade Italy Contemporary
Located in London, GB
Elica Studio, Phylocallos Vanitas, 2022 porcelain, glaze, gold 24K, fired at 1260°C and third firing at 800°C. Measures: 21 x 11 x 31cm Elisabetta Bovina (b. Italy, 1961) and Car...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Abstract Sculptures

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Gold

Japanese Green Glass Fisherman’s Float, C. 1900
Located in Chicago, IL
This beautiful green sphere is an early 20th century glass float used by Japanese fishermen to keep their fishing nets or droplines afloat in the ocean. The hollow float would have b...
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Early 20th Century Chinese Modern Abstract Sculptures

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Blown Glass

Coffee Guggenheim Vase Big by 101 Copenhagen
Located in Geneve, CH
Coffee Guggenheim Vase Big by 101 Copenhagen Designed by Kristian Sofus Hansen & Tommy Hyldahl Dimensions: L49 / W27 / H45 CM Materials: Ceramic Guggenheim is a series of sculp...
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2010s Danish Modern Abstract Sculptures

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Ceramic

21st Century Karim Rashid King Vase Murano Glass Various Colors
Located in Brembate di Sopra (BG), IT
21st century Karim Rashid king vase Murano glass various colors. King designed by Karim Rashid is a curvaceous vase that combine regality with visual wit. Proposed in combination wi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Abstract Sculptures

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Murano Glass

Passage, Hand Carved and Polished Ebony Wood Boat Sculpture on Granite Base
By Steve Turner
Located in Chicago, IL
Ebony is a dense hardwood with a rich dark color and finely textured with a smooth surface when polished. This hand carved and shaped sculpture brings out the natural beauty of the w...
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2010s American Modern Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Wood, Ebony

Small ARCEO Table Lamp by Joachim-Morineau Studio
Located in Geneve, CH
Small ARCEO Table Lamp by Joachim-Morineau Studio Dimensions: H 30 x D 15 x W 35 cm, 2 kg Materials: Aluminium beams, tubes and sheets, frosted plexiglass, warm light LED with dimm...
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2010s Dutch Modern Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Aluminum

Set of 2 Coffee Offset Vases Big by 101 Copenhagen
Located in Geneve, CH
Set of 2 coffee offset vases big by 101 Copenhagen Designed by Nicolaj Nøddesbo & Tommy Hyldahl Dimensions: L 60 / W 40 / H 48 CM Materials: Fiber concrete Offset is designed a...
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2010s Danish Modern Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Concrete

Relic Octahedron, Geometric White Porcelain Ceramic Small Sculptural Object
Located in Bronx, NY
This sculptural geometric octahedron is handcrafted from slabs of unglazed white porcelain with highly individual black oxide burnout detailing, giving each of its eight sides a uniq...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Abstract Sculptures

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Porcelain

Dark Grey Cobra Double Mini by 101 Copenhagen
Located in Geneve, CH
Dark grey cobra double mini by 101 Copenhagen Designed by Kristian Sofus Hansen & Tommy Hyldahl Dimensions: L 22 / W 6,5 / H 28 CM Materials: Ceramic A tribute to the Cobra Art...
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2010s Danish Modern Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Ceramic

Set of 2 Coffee Sphere Vase Fat by 101 Copenhagen
Located in Geneve, CH
A set of 2 coffee sphere vase fat by 101 Copenhagen Designed by Kristian Sofus Hansen & Tommy Hyldahl Dimensions: L 22.5 / W 22.5 / H 22.5 cm Materials: ceramic The Sphere coll...
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2010s Danish Modern Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Ceramic

Set of 2 Coffee Duck Plate Mini by 101 Copenhagen
Located in Geneve, CH
A set of 2 coffee duck plate miniby 101 Copenhagen Designed by Kristian Sofus Hansen & Tommy Hyldahl Dimensions: L30 / W30 / H9,5 cm Materials: Ceramic Reminiscent of little, i...
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2010s Danish Modern Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Ceramic

Set of 4 Taupe Medio Sphere Vase Bubl by 101 Copenhagen
Located in Geneve, CH
A set of 4 taupe medio sphere vase bubl by 101 Copenhagen Designed by Kristian Sofus Hansen & Tommy Hyldahl Dimensions: L 18 / W 8 / H26 cm Materials: Ceramic The Sphere collec...
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2010s Danish Modern Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Ceramic

Limestone Sculpture on Plinth
Located in London, GB
Sitting astride the cleft on a hunk of wood, this limestone sculpture evokes the craggy textures of a barren rockface. Endlessly suggestive shapes can be found within it as light pla...
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1970s Vintage Modern Abstract Sculptures

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Limestone

Piña Michoacana by Onora
Located in Geneve, CH
Piña Michoacana by Onora Dimensions: W 24 x H 49 cm Materials: Clay, Glazed pottery Hand sculpted clay, covered with a mineral based slip and burnished using a quartz stone. The...
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2010s Mexican Modern Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Clay

Arbol Acatlán Cirquero Candleholder by Onora
Located in Geneve, CH
Arbol Acatlán Cirquero Candleholder by Onora Dimensions: W 60 x D 15 x H 73 cm Materials: Clay, Quartz stone Hand sculpted clay, covered with a mineral based slip and burnished ...
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2010s Mexican Modern Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Quartz

Set of 4 Sand Medio Sphere Vase Bubl by 101 Copenhagen
Located in Geneve, CH
A Set of 4 sand Medio Sphere vase bubl by 101 Copenhagen Designed by Kristian Sofus Hansen & Tommy Hyldahl Dimensions: L 18 / W 8 / H 26 CM Materials: Ceramic The Sphere collec...
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2010s Danish Modern Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Ceramic

Set of 4 Dark Grey Kabin Vase Tall by 101 Copenhagen
Located in Geneve, CH
A Set of 4 Dark Grey Kabin Vase Tall by 101 Copenhagen Designed by Kristian Sofus Hansen & Tommy Hyldahl Dimensions: L10 / W10 / H45 CM Materials: Ceramic Kabin is a collection...
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2010s Danish Modern Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Ceramic

Black Guggenheim Vase Big by 101 Copenhagen
Located in Geneve, CH
Black Guggenheim Vase Big by 101 Copenhagen Designed by Kristian Sofus Hansen & Tommy Hyldahl Dimensions: L49 / W27 / H45 CM Materials: Ceramic Guggenheim is a series of sculpt...
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2010s Danish Modern Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Ceramic

Set of 3 Mathias Bowls by Onora
Located in Geneve, CH
Set of 3 Mathias bowls by Onora Dimensions: D 22 -25 cm D 18 - 21 cm D 16 - 17 cm Materials: Lacquered wood, gold leaf Also sold separately. These gourds are grown, dried...
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2010s Mexican Modern Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Wood

Dove Vase by Cosmin Florea
Located in Geneve, CH
Dove vase by Cosmin Florea Unique piece Dimensions: W 40 x D 15 x H 45 cm Materials: Stoneware Inspired by my love for pristine nature, this sculptural vase channels the shape ...
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2010s Belgian Modern Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Stoneware

Sommercalmo 83, a Unique glass Vase in clear, black & orange by Vic Bamforth
Located in London, GB
Sommercalmo 83 is a unique handblown sculptural vase by the British artist Vic Bamforth. Striking black and orange meet and are encased in clear glass to create this stunning piece. ...
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2010s British Modern Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Blown Glass, Art Glass

Pair of Tierra Caliente Vases by Onora
Located in Geneve, CH
Pair of Tierra Caliente vases by Onora Dimensions: D 20 x H 30 cm Materials: Clay Hand sculpted clay, covered with a mineral based slip and burnished using a quartz stone. W...
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2010s Mexican Modern Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Clay

JCP Universe Agment Centrepiece with Lapis Lazuli Elements by CTRLZAK
Located in Cantù, Lombardia
“Half remembered frost Washed from black beach at low tide Flying islands rise” Haiku by Alistair Gentry "A fragment from distant planets segmented in two parts intersects an archet...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Abstract Sculptures

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Metal

Abstract Ceramic Sculpture “Defensa I,” by Maria Oriza-Perez
Located in Madrid, ES
Defensa I, 2011 Stoneware with metal oxides. One of a kind.
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Pottery, Stoneware

No.89 Stoneware Sculpture, Tonfisk by Ciona Lee
Located in Geneve, CH
No.89 stoneware sculpture, Tonfisk by Ciona Lee One of a Kind Dimensions: Ø 9 x H 14 cm Materials: Grogged stoneware, satin cream glaze Variations of size and colour available ...
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2010s British Modern Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Stoneware

Pair Brass Sculptures on Marble Bases
Located in New York, NY
Pair brass sculptures on marble bases.
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2010s Modern Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Marble, Brass

Kinetic Sculpture
Located in Dronten, NL
Perspex box with composition of gold coated cogs, the large cog is slowly turning. Marked with a sticker Hecowiam BV, which stands for ‘Herman Cohen Wetenschappelijk Instituut Amste...
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1980s Dutch Vintage Modern Abstract Sculptures

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Acrylic

Aitana Quartz Coaster 4-Piece Set in Gold and Rose by CuratedKravet
Located in Woodbury, NY
A set of four natural rose quartz coasters, detailed with gold electroplated edges. Due to the natural material, size, shape and color will vary.  
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21st Century and Contemporary Brazilian Modern Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Quartz

Set of 2 Black Guggenheim Mini by 101 Copenhagen
Located in Geneve, CH
A set of 2 black Guggenheim mini by 101 Copenhagen Designed by Kristian Sofus Hansen & Tommy Hyldahl Dimensions: L 32 / W 7 / H 34 CM Materials: Ceramic Guggenheim is a series ...
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2010s Danish Modern Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Ceramic

Fin Trivets from Souda, Gold, in Stock
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Made using a manufacturing process utilized for railways, medical devices, and electronics, the Fin Trivets bring an Industrial touch to your tabletop. Both durable and multifunction...
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2010s Chinese Modern Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Aluminum, Metal

Handcrafted 016 Coupe by Lovebuch
Located in Geneve, CH
Handcrafted 016 coupe by Lovebuch Dimensions: Ø 27 x H 17 cm Materials: Sandstone, Handcrafted piece Katia works with wood and clay, these raw, powerfully expressive materials a...
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2010s French Modern Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Sandstone

Evandro Quartz Votive Holder in White by CuratedKravet
Located in Woodbury, NY
A silver and gold plated white quartz votive holder. Due to the natural material, size, shape and color will vary.
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21st Century and Contemporary Brazilian Modern Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Quartz

Leopold Polished Brass Sculpture in Medium by CuratedKravet
Located in Woodbury, NY
A polished brass decorative object.  
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Modern Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Brass

Limeira Pointed Sculpture with Clear Base by CuratedKravet
Located in Woodbury, NY
A natural agate point mounted on a clear acrylic base. Due to the natural material, variation in size, shape, and color is to be expected.  
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21st Century and Contemporary Brazilian Modern Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Stone

No.104 Stoneware Sculpture, Tonfisk by Ciona Lee
Located in Geneve, CH
No.104 Stoneware sculpture, Tonfisk by Ciona Lee One of a Kind Dimensions: Ø 15 x H 24 cm Materials: Black stoneware, Satin Cream Glaze Variations of size and colour available. ...
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2010s British Modern Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Stoneware

Leopold Polished Brass Sculpture in Large by CuratedKravet
Located in Woodbury, NY
A polished brass decorative object.  
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Modern Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Brass

Abstract Bronze Wall Sculpture by B. H. Thomas
Located in Palm Springs, CA
An amazing 1984 bronze abstract wall sculpture by B. H. Thomas. The sculpture is solid polish bronze and it shows some age (see detail photos). Can be professionally polished to take...
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1980s Unknown Vintage Modern Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Bronze

Apocalypse, Abstract Sculpture, Brightly Colored Geometric Intertwined Form
Located in Chicago, IL
Robert Segal’s abstract sculpture offers a particularly fertile ground for experiments in shape, color, proportion, and technique. He steps away from non-traditional sculpting method...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Acrylic, Fiberglass

Fin Trivets from Souda, Silver, in Stock
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Made using a manufacturing process utilized for railways, medical devices and electronics, the fin trivets bring an industrial touch to your tabletop. Both durable and multi-function...
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2010s Chinese Modern Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Aluminum, Metal

Alone, Set of Three TOTEM Sculptures, Bronze, Figurative, Tribal Influence
By Steve Turner
Located in Chicago, IL
Set of three bronze totems on base, Tribal influence sculpture by Steve Turner. This minimal sculpture was first carved in wood then cast in bronze. The wood grain is visible in the ...
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2010s American Modern Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Bronze

Contemporary by Las Animas Maa Sculpture Magazine Holder Solid Wood Gold
Located in Seville, ES
Hand made in red pine solid wood (from sustainably managed national forests). Carefully selected, hand cut, planed, carved and assembled in our workshop. Gold leaf hand finished usin...
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Wood

Round Shelf with Blue Matte Finish, Colored Glass, by Erik Olovsson
Located in Stockholm, SE
Round shelf with matte Nextel coating. A centered lacquered glass shelf with a brown hand blown glass piece thats included in the shelf. The core is made in styrofoam, jesmonite that...
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2010s Swedish Modern Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Cement

Early Spider Sculpture by James Bearden, Excellent Condition
Located in Kansas City, MO
Spider Sculpture in welded iron and steel by James Bearden. Heavy and sturdy. Condition is Mint.
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Early 2000s American Modern Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Iron

Forest Candelabra no.2 by Jan Ernst
Located in Geneve, CH
Forest Candelabra no.2 by Jan Ernst Dimensions: W 30 x D 80 x H 28 cm Materials: White stoneware, Black clay, Terracotta Glazed to client specification. Jan Ernst’s work ta...
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2010s South African Modern Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Clay, Stoneware, Terracotta

“Revolve” No.S6 Blue Contemporary Handmade Scagliola Stucco Sculpture 'no.01/05'
Located in Holte, DK
“Revolve” – No. S6 in Blue (no. 01/05) This is made in a limited edition of only 5 pieces + 1 AP The five sculptures are made in five different colors, making them all truly one...
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2010s Danish Modern Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Cast Stone

"Untitled Vessel 6" Coiled and Sewn Cotton Fiber Sculpture by Doug Johnston
Located in Brooklyn, NY
-Made in 2015 -cotton cord, and sewing thread. "Untitled (Vessel 6)" was made in 2015 as part of a body of work for my exhibition "what it is." It is a sculptural vessel-form obj...
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2010s North American Modern Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Cotton

Modern Wood Sculpture Wall Screen / Room Divider by Pierre Sarkis
Located in Guatemala City, Central America
Modern Solid Wood Sculpture screen by Pierre Sarkis from Valentina Collection. Inspired in the Origami Folds theory. Finding in basic geometry meaning of life, truth and beauty. Arti...
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2010s Central American Modern Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Wood, Cypress

Rico, Contemporary Sculptural Hand-Built Ceramic Table Lamp in Matte White
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Mico’s Cousin Rico is a contemporary hand-built sculptural ceramic table lamp that inspires the joy of working with hands through unpacking, assembling and balancing weights. The han...
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2010s American Modern Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Ceramic

Richard Hirsch Ceramic Scholar Rock Cup Sculpture, 2018
Located in New York, NY
Contemporary American ceramic artist Richard Hirsch's Scholar Rock Cup Sculpture was assembled in 2018. It's wheel thrown and hand built clay with red and black glaze, raku rust pati...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Ceramic

Neco, Contemporary Sculptural Hand-Built Ceramic Table Lamp in Matte White
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Rico's Cousin Neco is a contemporary hand-built sculptural ceramic table lamp that inspires the joy of working with hands through unpacking, assembling and balancing weights. The han...
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2010s American Modern Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Ceramic

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 Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Ceramic

Lifesize Realistic Soft Sculpture of a Male Golfer
Located in New York City, NY
A fabulous and amusing life size soft sculpture of a sporty man dressed as a golfer, realistically portrayed with original garb. The golfer wears all authentic clothing, Arnold Pal...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Abstract Sculptures

Ernst Fuchs "Silver Sphinx" Silbersphinx, Female Nude, 925 Sterling Silver
Located in Berlin, DE
Ernst Fuchs (Born 1930 Vienna, acting ibid) "Silver Sphinx" original title (Silbersphinx) 925 sterling silver. Signature and foundry mark "Strassacker Kunstguss Süssen". On a...
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20th Century Modern Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Marble, Sterling Silver

Original Lamborghini Sesto Elemento Rim Mould, Rim Model
Located in Munster, NRW
These are original lamborghini rim moulds, resin forms for the wheels of lamborghini‘s‚ sesto elemento‘, first presented in paris in 2010. its name referred to the sixth element in t...
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Early 2000s Italian Modern Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Resin

Cubist Clay Table Sculpture by Doug Rochelle
Located in New York, NY
Clay sculpture of a head in a cubist style by Doug Rochelle.
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Clay

Contemporary Modern Purple & Gold Glass Vase Vessel Sculpture, 1997 Randi Solin
Located in Soquel, CA
Contemporary Modern Purple Glass Flat Vase Vessel Sculpture, 1997 by Randi Solin Fluid ribbons of iridescent and Amethyst background with twists of bands of soft champagne towards ...
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1990s American Modern Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Blown Glass, Art Glass

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