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Post-Modern Abstract Sculptures

POSTMODERN STYLE

Strictly speaking, postmodern design was a short-lived movement that manifested itself chiefly in Italy and the United States in the early 1980s. The characteristics of postmodern furniture and other postmodern objects included hot-colored, loud-patterned, usually plastic surfaces; strange proportions and weird angles; and a vague-at-best relationship between form and function.

Critics derided postmodern design as a grandstanding bid for attention and nothing of consequence. The fact that, decades later, postmodern design still has the power to provoke thoughts (along with other reactions) proves they were not entirely correct.

Postmodernism began as an architectural critique. Starting in the 1960s, a small cadre of mainly American architects began to argue that modernism, once high-minded and even noble in its goals, had become stale, stagnant and blandly corporate. In the next decade in Milan, a cohort of designers led by Ettore Sottsass and Alessandro Mendini brought the discussion to bear on design.

Sottsass and Michele de Lucchi, in 1980, gathered a core group of young designers, which would come to include Michael Graves, Marco Zanini, Shiro Kuramata and Matteo Thun, into a design collective they called Memphis. The Memphis Group saw design as a means of communication and they wanted it to shout. That it did: the first Memphis collection appeared in 1981 and broke all the modernist taboos, embracing irony, kitsch, wild ornamentation and bad taste.

Memphis works remain icons of postmodernism: the Sottsass Casablanca bookcase, with its leopard-print plastic veneer; de Lucchi’s First chair, which has been described as having the look of an electronics component; Martine Bedin’s Super lamp: a pull-toy puppy on a power cord leash. After the initial Memphis show caused an uproar, postmodern design quickly took off in America. The architect Robert Venturi had already begun a series of plywood chairs for Knoll Inc. with beefy, exaggerated silhouettes of traditional styles such as Queen Anne and Chippendale. In 1982, the new firm Swid Powell enlisted a group of top American architects, including Frank Gehry, Richard Meier, Stanley Tigerman and Venturi to create postmodern tableware in silver, ceramic and glass.

On 1stDibs, the collection of postmodern furniture includes seating, decorative objects, lighting fixtures and more.

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Style: Post-Modern
Michel Martens Unique Relief Mirror
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Michel Martens, relief mirror, glass, fixation structure, Belgium, 1985 Expressive wall art by Belgian designer Michel Martens designed in 1985. Martens, who is known for colorful g...
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1980s Belgian Vintage Post-Modern Abstract Sculptures

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Glass, Mirror

Green Anka Vase by Séverine Digonnet
Located in Geneve, CH
Green Anka vase by Séverine Digonnet. Dimensions: D 9.5 x W 18 x H 24.5 cm. Materials: stoneware, high fire engobe. Available finishes: Natural stoneware (various colours), covere...
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2010s French Post-Modern Abstract Sculptures

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Stoneware

Maria Grazia Rosin Glass Sculpture
By Maria Grazia Rosin
Located in Dronten, NL
Hand blown glass sculpture by Maria Grazia Rosin in green glass and clear glass with silver foil inclusions. Signed with monogram, E.A. artist proof.
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1980s Italian Vintage Post-Modern Abstract Sculptures

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Murano Glass

Sculptural Organic Modern Marble Bookends
Located in San Diego, CA
A pair of stunning organic modern bookends crafted out of pink natural marble featuring a beautiful design making them a perfect addition to a home or office space. Ettore Sottsass a...
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20th Century American Post-Modern Abstract Sculptures

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Marble

1985 Italy Post Modern Abstract Bronze Sculpture by Annie Lambert
Located in Brescia, IT
This is an interesting multiple artwork signed by the author Annie Lambert, a talented young artist of years 80' in Italy. This is a multiple of a numbered edition of 1.000 pieces...
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Late 20th Century Italian Post-Modern Abstract Sculptures

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Bronze

Carolyn Sale, California Postmodern Ceramic Sculpture on Steel Stand, 1980s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Carolyn Sale abstract postmodern airbrushed ceramic sculpture on black steel base. Signed. 1980s. California. This is a decorative vase sculpture and not a functional vessel as there...
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1980s Unknown Vintage Post-Modern Abstract Sculptures

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Iron

Bronze Modernist Vase Attributed to Garouste and Bonetti
Located in Atlanta, GA
Bronze modernist vase, attributed to Elizabeth Garouste and Mattia Bonetti, French, circa 1990s. Indistinct signature underneath.
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1990s French Post-Modern Abstract Sculptures

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Bronze

Handemade Object #2 by Henry D'ath
Located in Geneve, CH
Handemade Object #2 by Henry D'ath Dimensions:D15 x H60 cm Materials:Wood, Calligraphy Ink Piece is handmade by artist. Henry d’ath is a new zealand born, hong kong based art...
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2010s Chinese Post-Modern Abstract Sculptures

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Wood

Post Modern Abstract Sculpture Man Sitting on Bench
Located in San Diego, CA
Beautiful abstract figure of a sitting man on a bench. This incredible piece brings a variety of elements to its form. Post-modern in nature, this figure is composed of elements: Tri...
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1990s American Post-Modern Abstract Sculptures

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Metal

Large Palissandro Bluette Marble MASS by Agglomerati
Located in Geneve, CH
Large Palissandro Bluette Marble MASS by Agglomerati x Fred Ganim Dimensions: W 279 x D 76 x H 80 cm Materials: Palissandro Bluette Marble Grounded by its weight, the sheer mass...
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2010s British Post-Modern Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Marble

Post Modern Maitland-Smith Handmade Mosaic Shagreen Obelisk Pyramid, Circa 1990s
Located in Miami, FL
Rare stunning Obelisk or Pyramid rendered in a hand applied abstract mosaic neutral shagreen. Made in the Philippines by Maitland-Smith, LTD. Circa 1990s.
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Late 20th Century Philippine Post-Modern Abstract Sculptures

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Shagreen Stingray, Shagreen, Felt

Vintage French Wooden Mannequin
Located in High Point, NC
This wooden mannequin was made in France, circa 1980. The two planar halves of the stylized figure are joined in the center at an angle, offering unique profile views. From one side,...
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1980s French Vintage Post-Modern Abstract Sculptures

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Wood

Hobnail Tile Wall Piece by Gentner Design
Located in Geneve, CH
Hobnail tile wall piece by Gentner Design Dimensions: D 30 x H 40 cm Materials: steel Hand-formed from a sheet of steel, emphasizing the material’s pliable characteristics expre...
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2010s American Post-Modern Abstract Sculptures

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Steel

Unique Vessel 8 by Matthew Fisher
Located in Geneve, CH
Unique vessel 8 by Matthew Fisher Unique piece Dimensions: 16.5 D x 21 H cm Materials: Marron Travertine Sitting softly upon an elongated curved base, the column of the object ...
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2010s American Post-Modern Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Alabaster

Dou Vase by Daniel Elkayam
Located in Geneve, CH
Dou vase by Daniel Elkayam One of a Kind Dimensions: D 2.5 x W 10 x H 39 cm Materials: Burnt beech wood Jerusalem-born Art-designer and Photographer based in Tel-Aviv. Opera...
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2010s Israeli Post-Modern Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Wood

Postmodern Abstract Geometric Wood Sculpture
Located in San Diego, CA
Postmodern abstract wood sculpture from the 1980s. Artist made with aniline black and red dyes. Unsigned.
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1980s Unknown Vintage Post-Modern Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Wood

Post-Modern Solid Travertine Sphere on Lucite Base
Located in San Diego, CA
Beautiful post-modern solid polished travertine sphere on lucite ring base, circa 1980s. The sphere is in very good vintage condition and measures 5.75"D around and is 7.75"H on stan...
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Late 20th Century Pakistani Post-Modern Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Travertine

Double Handled Tray by Etienne Bailleul
Located in Geneve, CH
Double handled tray by Etienne Bailleul Unique Piece. Dimensions: Diameter 19.5 x H 4.5 cm Material: Oak Technique: Varnished, Hand-Carved. Also available in other dimensions ...
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2010s French Post-Modern Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Oak

Set of 4 Figari Vases by Jean Grisoni
Located in Geneve, CH
Set of 4 Figari vases by Jean Grisoni Dimensions: H 48 x D 14, H 40 x D 9, H 36 x D 14, H 34 x D 9 cm Materials: bronze Patinated bronze vases. Jean Grisoni In recent years, art fu...
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2010s French Post-Modern Abstract Sculptures

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Bronze

Philippe Starck Glass and Apple Sculpture for the Peninsula, Hong Kong in 1994
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Great Minimalist glass and composition apple sculpture designed by Philippe Starck and made by CIVE Italy.This was made for the opening of the hotel in 1994. The glass is marked in t...
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1990s Italian Post-Modern Abstract Sculptures

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Glass

Postmodern Rare Standing Mirror Piece, in the Style of Gaetano Pesce, 1970's
Located in Antwerp, BE
Gaetano Pesce; Italian design; Post-modern; 1970's; Radical Design; Postmodern rare standing mirror attributed to Gaetano Pesce. Made for the famous Annabella luxury shop in Pavi...
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1970s Italian Vintage Post-Modern Abstract Sculptures

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Mirror, Resin

Large Sculptural Objet d'Art Blacksmith's Cone Anvil Mandrel
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Antique large heavy metal blacksmith's anvil /mandrel. As found in an artists home recontextualized as a sculptural, postmodern objet d'art. Rusted patina.
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Late 20th Century Post-Modern Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Iron

Black White Veined Marble Column Pedestal Bookends 1990s Postmodern Memphis
Located in Melbourne, AU
A pair of substantial bookends with great decorative appeal. These column or pedestal bookends can hold up a good heft of books but are not too heavy to be easily handled and moved a...
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1990s Unknown Post-Modern Abstract Sculptures

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Marble

Kamal Object Cosmos Awarness Program by Turbina
Located in Geneve, CH
Kamal Object Cosmos Awarness Program by Turbina Dimensions: D25 x W23 x H30 cm Materials: Slab Building Clay Instrumentation generates information about the Cosmos not only from...
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2010s Spanish Post-Modern Abstract Sculptures

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Clay

Post Modern Italian Triangular Pink Marble Bookends
Located in San Diego, CA
Beautiful pair of postmodern marble bookends from Italy. These sizeable pieces of marble are captivating as they are commanding. The veining that develops on the pink marble with pin...
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1990s Post-Modern Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Marble

1980 Italy Post Modern Abstract Bronze Sculpture the Bather
Located in Brescia, IT
This is an interesting multiple artwork signed by the author Roberto Nanut, a talented artist of years 80' in Italy. This is a multiple of a numbered edition of 1.000 pieces; we can...
Category

Late 20th Century Italian Post-Modern Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Bronze

Unique Urn 4 by Matthew Fisher
Located in Geneve, CH
Unique urn 4 by Matthew Fisher Unique piece Dimensions: 32 D x 10.7 H cm Materials: Alabaster venato Each piece is unique, color and veining of natural material may vary from t...
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2010s American Post-Modern Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Alabaster

Layers Vase in Limestone by Dessislava Madanska
Located in Geneve, CH
Layers Vase in limestone by Dessislava Madanska Onedesignspace Dimensions: W 26 x D 26 x H 67 cm Materials: Bulgarian limestone A limited edition of 3 + 2A.P On the side of the vas...
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2010s English Post-Modern Abstract Sculptures

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Limestone

Postmodern Light and Space Sculpture, 1983
Located in San Diego, CA
Postmodern light and space sculpture from 1983. Signed illegibly and dated, with a the title, Change of Plane IV. Constructed of brushed metal and a light tube. It is operated by a s...
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1980s American Vintage Post-Modern Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Metal

Clay Sink by Studio Loho
Located in Geneve, CH
Clay Sink by Studio Loho Dimensions: D 40 x H 15 cm Materials: clay5 Available in 3 models: round sink, oval sink and sink on structure. Due to the production process every pie...
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2010s Belgian Post-Modern Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Clay

1960 Bertoncello Italian Vintage Ceramic Abstract Sculpture Beige Cubist Vase
Located in New York, NY
Create a sculptural arrangement of organic shapes, combining style statement and functionality with these Italian vintage stoneware Art pieces: a group of 5 Mid-Century Modern differ...
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1960s Italian Vintage Post-Modern Abstract Sculptures

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Clay, Stoneware

Monumental Lucite Abstract Sculpture with Brilliant Reverse Painting
Located in Houston, TX
Outstanding colorful three-piece abstract sculpture of Lucite or acrylic or plexiglass with hand blown bubbles. This stunning large wall-mounted sculpture is designed in various sha...
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1980s North American Vintage Post-Modern Abstract Sculptures

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Acrylic, Lucite, Plexiglass, Wood

Kodama 16 Sculpture by Noe Kuremoto
Located in Geneve, CH
Kodama 16 sculpture by Noe Kuremoto Materials: black stoneware ceramic sculpture. Dimensions: D5 x W27 x H30 cm Earth is hurt, her people hurt, bombed, starved, displaced, lock...
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2010s American Post-Modern Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Stoneware

Geology of Diverse N°1 by Estudio Rafael Freyre
Located in Geneve, CH
Geology Of Diverse N°1 by Estudio Rafael Freyre Dimensions: W 87 x D 60 x H 25 cm Materials: Diverse recycled Andes stones In Geology of the Diverse the pieces form a territory ...
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2010s Peruvian Post-Modern Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Stone

Cycle of Life Totem by Sofia Alvarado
Located in Geneve, CH
Cycle of Life Totem by Sofia Alvarado Dimensions: D30x H175 cm Materials: Guayacán wood / Lacquered solid metal. One of a Kind. FI is an ornamental artist who embodies the crea...
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2010s Panamanian Post-Modern Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Metal

Table Side Table by Vaust
Located in Geneve, CH
Table side table by Vaust. Open edition. Dimensions: D 26 x H 53 cm. Materials: exposed concrete, aluminium. Also available: Custom material selection can be offered upon request...
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2010s German Post-Modern Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Concrete, Aluminum

Tribu Mary by Léontine Furcy
Located in Geneve, CH
Tribu Mary by Léontine Furcy Unique piece Materials: Raw chamotte, white sandstone Dimensions: H 38cm x L 18 cm Léontine Furcy, ceramic artist, tells about herself in shapes, t...
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2010s French Post-Modern Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Sandstone

Unique Urn 9 by Matthew Fisher
Located in Geneve, CH
Unique urn 9 by Matthew Fisher Unique piece Dimensions: 17.4 D x 24.7 H cm Materials: Alabaster venato Each piece is unique, color and veining of natural material may vary from...
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2010s American Post-Modern Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Alabaster

Architectural Sculpture by Sottsass for Ultima Edizione, Italy 1986
Located in London, GB
Ettore Sottsass (1917–2007) was an Italian architect and designer during the 20th century. He is perhaps most celebrated as the founder of the Memphis Group, famous for its colourful...
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1980s Italian Vintage Post-Modern Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Marble

Large Spore Sculpture by Lewis Trimble
Located in Kilmarnock, VA
Large abstract spore sculpture made by Lewis Trimble from stoneware using the Nerikomi technique using various color clay bodies to build up the surface decoration. This one is done ...
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2010s American Post-Modern Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Stoneware

Shlomi Haziza Postmodern Abstract Acrylic Tabletop Sculpture
Located in New York, NY
Postmodern abstract tabletop sculptural slab of acrylic with ribboning edges created by Shlomi Haziza (Israeli, XX-XXI). The piece is made in changing shades of fuschia, turquoise, g...
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1990s Post-Modern Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Acrylic

Set of 3 Handemade Objects by Henry D'ath
Located in Geneve, CH
Set of 3 Handemade Objects by Henry D'ath Dimensions:D15 x H60 cm each Materials:Wood, Calligraphy Ink Piece is handmade by artist. Henry d’ath is a new zealand born, hong ko...
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2010s Chinese Post-Modern Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Wood

Unique Vessel 9 by Matthew Fisher
Located in Geneve, CH
Unique vessel 9 by Matthew Fisher Unique piece Dimensions: 13.4 D x 23 H cm Materials: Alabaster Nuvolato Developed as a series from a growing fascination with aetiological myt...
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2010s American Post-Modern Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Alabaster

Post-Modern Geometric Abstract Metal Table Sculpture
Located in Miami, FL
Post-Modern Geometric abstract metal table sculpture on wood base Offered for sale is a postmodern geometric metal and wood sculpture. This composition resembles the work of geome...
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Late 20th Century Post-Modern Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Metal, Aluminum

Tom Neugebauer Modernist Raku Art Pottery Sculpture on Aluminum Pedestal
By Tom Neugebauer
Located in Peabody, MA
Raku abstract torso sculpture by master potter Tom Neugebauer, dated 1988. Sculpture (which is affixed to lacquered black base) measures: 28.75" high x 12.75" x 13", with the base ha...
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1980s North American Vintage Post-Modern Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Aluminum

Vertigem Wall Separating + Sculpture by Mameluca
Located in Geneve, CH
Vertigem Wall Separating + Sculpture by Mameluca Material: Stainless Steel & Acrylic, Guitar strings Dimensions: D130 x W190 x H50 cm The introduction of electric guitar in the ...
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2010s Brazilian Post-Modern Abstract Sculptures

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Other, Stainless Steel

BG 436 Handcrafed Sculpture by Bronwen Grieves
Located in Geneve, CH
BG 436 handcrafed sculpture by Bronwen Grieves Dimensions: D40 x W16 x H16 cm Materials: black stoneware white slip. Other models can be done. Fired to 1180 c Bronwen Griev...
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2010s British Post-Modern Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Stoneware

Movement Sculpture by Sara Scheel
Located in Geneve, CH
Movement sculpture by Sara Scheel Dimensions: D 26 x W 33 x H 15 cm Materials: colored clay stoneware. Close your eyes for a moment. Look up. A situation you know or will g...
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2010s Danish Post-Modern Abstract Sculptures

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Ceramic, Stoneware

Mid Century Post Modern Curtis Jere Abstract Wall Sculpture in Black & Brass
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A post modern abstract wall hanging sculpture produced by Curtis Jere. It consists of welded black steel and brass elements.
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1990s American Post-Modern Abstract Sculptures

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Brass, Steel

Extra Large Stone Bathtub by Studio Loho
Located in Geneve, CH
Extra large stone bathtub by Studio Loho Dimensions: D 85 x W 190 x H 57 cm Materials: stone Other stone types are possible upon request. Available in 2 sizes: 175cm, 190cm. T...
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2010s Belgian Post-Modern Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Stone

Cecilia Z Miguez Abstract Sculpture
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Vintage 2002 Cecilia Z Miguez sculpture 6 foot (measures 71-inch) high Bronze Wood Granite and Found Objects. This amazing, whimsical, dark and eclectic use of materials has all come...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Post-Modern Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Granite, Bronze

1980 Lucio Del Pezzo Metalart Sculpture Italian Neodada Postmodern Design
Located in Brescia, IT
Metal sculpture Excellent condition.
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1980s Italian Vintage Post-Modern Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Metal

Italy 1980 Abstract Sculpture by Nevio De Luca
Located in Brescia, IT
This Italian artist follow his soul and imagines the scenes story telling the life. This is the cinema story, a dreaming bronze in which we can find a movie. Only one piece, bronze o...
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Late 20th Century Italian Post-Modern Abstract Sculptures

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Brass, Bronze

Contemporary Art TOTEM Odalisca Yellow Black White PA by Ettore Sottsass
Located in Pistoia, IT
Limited rdition of 29 pieces. These ceramic columns evoke Totems and Menhir, ancient architectures or imaginary archetypes, among timeless sacredness and contemporary irony.
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1980s Italian Vintage Post-Modern Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Ceramic, Wood

Giant Pop Art Toothbrush
Located in Las Vegas, NV
Giant Pop Art yellow tootbrush attributed to Think Big NYC, 1980s.
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1980s American Vintage Post-Modern Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Plastic

Gatsby Vase by Séverine Digonnet
Located in Geneve, CH
Gatsby vase by Séverine Digonnet Dimensions: D 12 x H 23.5 cm Materials: stoneware, clay Available finishes: Natural stoneware (various colours) , covered with matte tainted engobe (...
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2010s French Post-Modern Abstract Sculptures

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Stoneware, Clay

NEON LINE STUDY Series #4 hanging fixture, one-of-a-kind by Christopher Kreiling
Located in Pasadena, CA
Neon Line Study #4 is a one-of-a-kind hand-sculpted hanging fixture that is a drawing Christopher Kreiling has been making since childhood. There is something other-worldy or interga...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Post-Modern Abstract Sculptures

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Brass

Vasa Velizar Mihich Acrylic, Large, Sphere / Ball, Signed and Dated
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Great acrylic sphere by the well known artist Vasa. Comes with a clear base aprox 2 inches high, the sculpture /ball is 10 inches diameter. Signed and dated 1986 and archive # 2748.
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1980s American Vintage Post-Modern Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Acrylic

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