Modern Figurative Sculptures

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 The Modernists rejected both natural and historical references and relied primarily on industrial materials such as metal, glass, plywood, and, later, plastics.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

White Terracotta Sculpture by Alexandre Ney
White Terracotta Sculpture by Alexandre Ney
Alexandre Ney
2010s American Modern Figurative Sculptures
Terracotta
"In Dreams" White terracotta sculpture by famous artist Alexandre Ney 2012 Born in 1939 in Leningrad in the former Soviet Union, Alexander Ney lives and works in New York. The art...
"With My Babies" Serpentine Stone Sculpture by Lacknos Chingwaro
"With My Babies" Serpentine Stone Sculpture by ...
Lacknos Chingwaro
21st Century and Contemporary Zimbabwean Modern Figurative Sculptures
Hand-carved serpentine Zimbabwean stone sculpture "With My Babies" Artist: Lacknos Chingwaro Measures: 71 x 23 x 12 cm/28 x 9 x 5inches Comes with certificate authentication and a...
Contemporary Ceramic Figural Lifesize Female Sculpture by Dora Várkonyi
Contemporary Ceramic Figural Lifesize Female Sc...
Dora Várkonyi
2010s German Modern Figurative Sculptures
Ceramic, Clay
Zeitlosnah (“timeless and close”) This series of lifesize female sculptures exuding a static aura of self-containment was created in 2013 / 2014. Height: 182 cm. The sculptures s...
Modernist Terracotta Sculptures of Rubenesque Woman by F. Kahn, 1980s
Modernist Terracotta Sculptures of Rubenesque W...
Kahn
Vintage 1980s American American Modern Figurative Sculptures
Pottery
A good, modernist terracotta sculpture of a plump seated woman. Terrific whimsy and style. Placed on a wooden block and finished in a brown-red wash. Signed 'F. Kahn' and “86”...
Freevolle scuplture Table Lamp, glossy Brass finish ivory Pleated linen Handmade
Freevolle scuplture Table Lamp, glossy Brass fi...
Sabrina Landini
21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Table Lamps
Brass, Linen
This table lamp is a contemporary piece, entirely made in Tuscany 100% hand made The structure of this object consists of two tubes with a sinuous shape, artisanally shaped by hand ...
Sonia Delaunay Ceramic Jug with Gazelles, circa 1950
Sonia Delaunay Ceramic Jug with Gazelles, circa...
Sonia Delaunay
Vintage 1950s French Modern Ceramics
Ceramic
A hand-painted ceramic jug by Jewish-French artist Sonia Delaunay circa 1950 This sizeable hand-turned jug features gazelles in black an white on an earthenware background signed ...
Crescent Floor Lamp in Bronze by Christopher Kreiling
Crescent Floor Lamp in Bronze by Christopher Kr...
Christopher Kreiling Studio
21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Floor Lamps
Brass
The crescent moon floor lamp is made of hand-forged bronze and has nine medium bulb sockets. The bulb choice dramatically changes the look and vibe of the lamp as well as its effect ...
Hermanos Calavera, Diablo in Mahogany by Miguel and Ilse Silva for Wooda
Hermanos Calavera, Diablo in Mahogany by Miguel...
Wooda, Miguel Silva, Ilse Silva
21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Toys and Dolls
Hardwood, Mahogany, Maple, Oak
These handsome but quirky brothers designed by Miguel and Ilse Silva for Wooda are the result of an engaging mix of personality, love, fun and mischievousness. Los Hermanos Calavera(...
Hermanos Calavera, Jefe in Mahogany by Miguel and Ilse Silva for Wooda
Hermanos Calavera, Jefe in Mahogany by Miguel a...
Wooda, Miguel Silva, Ilse Silva
21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Figurative Sculptures
Hardwood, Mahogany, Maple, Oak
These handsome but quirky brothers designed by Miguel and Ilse Silva for Wooda are the result of an engaging mix of personality, love, fun and mischievousness. Los Hermanos Calavera ...
Hermanos Calavera, Conquistador in Mahogany by ...
Wooda, Miguel Silva, Ilse Silva
21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Figurative Sculptures
Wood, Hardwood, Mahogany
These handsome but quirky brothers designed by Miguel and Ilse Silva for Wooda are the result of an engaging mix of personality, love, fun and mischievousness. Los Hermanos Calavera(...
Hermanos Calavera, Traicionera in Mahogany by M...
Wooda, Miguel Silva, Ilse Silva
21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Figurative Sculptures
Hardwood, Mahogany, Maple, Oak
These handsome but quirky brothers designed by Miguel and Ilse Silva for Wooda are the result of an engaging mix of personality, love, fun and mischievousness. Los Hermanos Calavera(...
Hermanos Calavera, Jefe in Walnut by Miguel and...
Wooda, Miguel Silva, Ilse Silva
21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Figurative Sculptures
Hardwood, Maple, Oak, Walnut
These handsome but quirky brothers designed by Miguel and Ilse Silva for Wooda are the result of an engaging mix of personality, love, fun and mischievousness. Los Hermanos Calavera ...
Hermanos Calavera, Traicionera in Walnut by Mig...
Wooda, Miguel Silva, Ilse Silva
21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Figurative Sculptures
Hardwood, Maple, Oak, Walnut
These handsome but quirky brothers designed by Miguel and Ilse Silva for Wooda are the result of an engaging mix of personality, love, fun and mischievousness. Los Hermanos Calavera(...
Hermanos Calavera, Diablo in Walnut by Miguel a...
Wooda, Miguel Silva, Ilse Silva
21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Figurative Sculptures
Wood, Hardwood, Walnut
These handsome but quirky brothers designed by Miguel and Ilse Silva for Wooda are the result of an engaging mix of personality, love, fun and mischievousness. Los Hermanos Calavera(...
Contemporary Italian Fun Blown Murano Glass Red...
Alberto Donà
21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Figurative Sculptures
Blown Glass, Murano Glass, Art Glass
Pop art sculpture, exclusive for Cosulich Interiors, in blown Murano glass by Alberto Donà Studio, handcrafted in vibrant red, in the shape of realistic lips. A very interesting fun...
Raymond Granville Barger, American Abstract Bro...
Raymond Granville Barger
Vintage 1970s American American Modern Abstract Sculptures
Raymond Granville Barger, American Abstract Bronze Sculpture The four vertical elements joined to create an ellipital recess centering a polished brass sphere, of textured patinated ...
Pierre Giraudon Attributed, French Fractal Resi...
Pierre Giraudon
Mid-20th Century French Modern Figurative Sculptures
Resin
Pierre Giraudon Attributed, French Fractal Resin Sculpture A whimsical work with a surprising forcefulness. An anthropomorphic abstract form suspended in a lightly tinted fractal re...

African Abstract Sculpture

By Sikhulile Precious Sibanda
African Abstract Sculpture
Sikhulile Precious Sibanda
Late 20th Century African Modern Figurative Sculptures
Stone
Modern abstract sculpture. Carved and dyed stone. Sikhulile Precious Sibanda was born in Zimbabwe in 1972, and she did her art training at Mzilikazi Art Centre in Bulawayo from 1992 ...
Table Lamp Modern Cubic Acrylic Glass and Leath...
Barberini & Gunnell
21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Table Lamps
Leather, Plexiglass
The table lamp Cosa Nostra is an sculptural lamp made in a highly polished acrylic glass and with a base in leather. Table lamp dimension: L 25 x W 25 x H 27cm. Source of illuminatio...
Contemporary Clay Hooded Female Head Sculpture
Unknown
Mid-20th Century Unknown Modern Figurative Sculptures
Bronze
The contemporary sculpture in clay represents a female head swathed in fabric for a hooded effect. The figure is hollow. The head sits on a stand with the engraved name of Eli Nuoro.
Lamp Modern Acrylic Glass Sculpture Leather Ita...
Barberini & Gunnell
21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Table Lamps
Leather, Plexiglass
The table lamp Cosa Nostra is an sculptural lamp made in a highly polished acrylic glass and with a base in leather. Table lamp dimension: L 25 x W 25 x H 27cm. Source of illuminatio...
Gianfranco Ferre Neo Dog Decorational Element i...
Gianfranco Ferré
21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Figurative Sculptures
Bronze
Black bronze dog sculpture. A playful decorative element for any home, especially perfect for a living room or entryway space.
Happy Dog Sculpture by Babette Bloch
Babette Bloch
Early 2000s American Modern Animal Sculptures
Stainless Steel
Sculptor Babette Bloch is a Pioneer in the use of laser-cut and water jet-cut stainless steel in creating figurative works of art. In particular she has made a large version of this ...
Contemporary Ceramic Figural Lifesize Female Sc...
Dora Várkonyi
2010s German Modern Figurative Sculptures
Ceramic, Clay
zeitlosnah (“timeless and close”) This series of lifesize female sculptures exuding a static aura of self-containment was created in 2013-2014. Height: 182 cm. The sculptures sho...
Italian L"Aquilone Hand-Painted Ceramic Vessel/...
Unknown
1990s Italian Modern Ceramics
Ceramic, Paint
This amazing and rare large L"Aquilone Italian ceramic vessel/ vase/ sculpture is hand-painted and signed on the bottom. It looks like fine porcelain. The year it was made was 1992. ...
Child Ceramic Sculpture by Perignem Amphora, Bl...
Perignem
Vintage 1970s Belgian Modern Figurative Sculptures
Clay
Pottery sculpture of a child in red clay, hand-painted in black metallic glaze, which is the signature of the Belgian art pottery house Perignem Amphora. The volume and stylistic ap...
Gaetano Pesce Sculture for Cassina, 1963
Gaetano Pesce
Vintage 1960s Italian Modern Figurative Sculptures
Wood
Original art sculpture designed by Gaetano Pesce; signed and dated 1963, Per Cassina 1968-1963. Red frame with lamented wood on metal feet.
Large Bronze Sculpture signed Bin 97
AP Bin
Late 20th Century Unknown Modern Abstract Sculptures
Bronze
Quality made of cast and welded bronze on marble base. It weights roughly 100 pounds. Solid and sturdy....
Bebiano Davíd Limited Edition Bronze Sculpture...
Bebiano Davíd
21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Abstract Sculptures
Bronze, Gold Leaf
Contemporary New York artist Bebiano David's bronze sculpture was originally conceived and sketched while the artist was in Paris. He then traveled to London to make a wax maquette a...
Pen Brick from Souda, Brass, in Stock, Paperwei...
Souda, DDQ
2010s Chinese Modern Paperweights
Metal
This listing includes our pen brick in the brass finish. A scaled down version of one of the most ubiquitous construction materials, the pen brick makes a perfect pen Holder or pa...
Bronze Sculpture of a Kneeling Nude "Die Sinnen...
Arno Breker
Vintage 1980s German Modern Figurative Sculptures
Bronze, Marble
Elegant bronze sculpture of a kneeling nude by Arno Breker, Germany, 1980. Lovely brown patina, on a white marble base.
Wave Business Card Holder from Souda, Brass
Souda, Nina Cho
2010s Chinese Modern Paperweights
Metal
This listing includes our wave business card holder in a brass finish. Add some polish to your desktop with the wave business card holder. Geometric, minimal, and poetic, this des...
David David Man Sculpture
20th Century French Modern Figurative Sculptures
Aluminum
Beautiful aluminum sculpture by sculptor David David, representing a man body. Signed and numbered. Certificate provided. From Cannes. Dimensions: W 27cm, D 12cm, H 46cm Square b...
David David Woman Sculpture
20th Century French Modern Figurative Sculptures
Aluminum
Beautiful aluminium sculpture by sculptor David David, representing a woman body. Signed and numbered. Certificate provided. From Cannes. Dimensions: H 53 cm, D 15 cm, W 17cm.
Whimsical Modern Ceramic and Plaster Sculptures...
Scott Rosenthal
1990s American Modern Figurative Sculptures
Ceramic, Plaster
Whimsical wheeled ceramic and plaster sculptures by artist Scott Rosenthal. The larger sculpture is fired ceramic, and the two smaller car sculptures are plaster with applied pigment.
Ceramic Signed Hand Sculpture on Wood Display Base
20th Century Modern Sculptures and Carvings
Ceramic
Great piece. Unusual in both color and design. Quite hefty for its size. The sculpture is attached to a wooden display base. Signed by the artist. Certainly stands out. Dime...
Large Oil Rubbed Bronze Sculpture
Vintage 1980s American Modern Figurative Sculptures
Large unknown bronze sculpture of two moving and intertwining bodies. Finished in an oil rubbed patina, it is suitable for both indoors and outdoors. measures: Width 48" Depth 18" ...
Wire Tabletop Sculpture by Marilynn Gelfman-Karp
Marilynn Gelfman Karp
Vintage 1970s American American Modern Figurative Sculptures
Wire, Plexiglass
Intricate soldered wire geometric tabletop sculpture by Marilynn Gelfman-Karp, incased in a plexiglass box. Signed M. Gelfman Pereira. Marilyn Gelfman-Karp (b. 1939) is an American a...

Marblelous Round II

By Federico Pepe
Marblelous Round II
Federico Pepe, Editions Milano
2010s Italian Modern Decorative Dishes and Vide-Poche
Carrara Marble
A series of serving or hanging plates – round or oval – where Federico Pepe’s signature graphics are engraved on the marble and hand-painted. Limited edition of 10.

Marblelous Round V

By Federico Pepe
Marblelous Round V
Federico Pepe, Editions Milano
2010s Italian Modern Decorative Dishes and Vide-Poche
Carrara Marble
A series of serving or hanging plates – round or oval – where Federico Pepe’s signature graphics are engraved on the marble and hand-painted. Limited edition of 10.

Marblelous Round I

By Federico Pepe
Marblelous Round I
Federico Pepe, Editions Milano
2010s Italian Modern Decorative Dishes and Vide-Poche
Carrara Marble
A series of serving or hanging plates – round or oval – where Federico Pepe’s signature graphics are engraved on the marble and hand-painted. Limited edition of 10.

Marblelous Round IV

By Federico Pepe
Marblelous Round IV
Federico Pepe, Editions Milano
2010s Italian Modern Decorative Dishes and Vide-Poche
Carrara Marble
A series of serving or hanging plates – round or oval – where Federico Pepe’s signature graphics are engraved on the marble and hand-painted. Limited edition of 10.

Marblelous Round III

By Federico Pepe
Marblelous Round III
Federico Pepe, Editions Milano
2010s Italian Modern Decorative Dishes and Vide-Poche
Carrara Marble
A series of serving or hanging plates – round or oval – where Federico Pepe’s signature graphics are engraved on the marble and hand-painted. Limited edition of 10.
Modern Bronze Sculpture "Concert Pianist"
Mid-20th Century Modern Musical Instruments
Metal
A modern bronze sculpture of a flowing concert pianist. He wears a gilt bow tie and plays the grand piano. Signed "Ruth B., 1992" Edition 2/3.
Seletti Limited Gold Edition "My Skull" in Porc...
Seletti
21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Modern Figurative Sculptures
Porcelain
From its very first year in 1964, Seletti in Cicognara, Mantova, has followed its principle of professionality service and constant research to strive for betterness innovation and o...
Monumental Wood Sculpture by Charles Law, "Back...
Charles Law
Vintage 1960s American Modern Figurative Sculptures
Metal
Sculpture by Charles Law USA, circa 1969 walnut and metal Measures: 64 ½” H x 14” W x 14” D.
Seletti "Memorabilia" Porcelain My Robot
Seletti
21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Modern Figurative Sculptures
Porcelain
From its very first year in 1964, Seletti in Cicognara, Mantova, has followed its principle of professionality service and constant research to strive for betterness innovation and o...
Nude Torso Welded Art Sculpture
1990s Modern Figurative Sculptures
Dynamic! Created entirely with welded stainless steel spoons, adding texture and interest; signed. Approx dimensions: 13" high x 8" wide x 4" deep, for that special someone...includi...
Italian White Lacquered Female Form Sculptural ...
Vivai del Sud
Vintage 1970s Italian Modern Table Lamps
Fiberglass, Lacquer
This sculptural white lacquered Italian fiberglass lamp in nude female form torso has a wrapped turban headdress as the top. Originally made in Italy by the design firm Vivi del Sud ...
Four Netsuke's in Ivory
20th Century Indonesian Modern Figurative Sculptures
Ivory
Four netsuke in ivory from the 20th century. Wooden bases. Dimensions : 1. H 2 x D 4 x W 2 cm 2. H 5 x D 1.5 x W 2.5 cm 3. H 3.5 x D 5 x W 3 cm 4. H 2.5 x D 3.5 x W 2 cm Thi...
Sculpture "Pygmalian and Galatea" by Manuel Car...
Manuel Carbonell
20th Century Modern Figurative Sculptures
Ceramic
Glazed ceramic sculpture "Pygmalian and Galatea" by Manuel Carbonell. Cast by Austin Productions. Carbonell's early sculptures where sand cast and unique. This is an edition of 1/1....
Modern Figurative Sculpture in Hand-Forged Text...
Salvino Marsura
Late 20th Century Italian Modern Figurative Sculptures
Wrought Iron
Lyrical and graphic figurative sculpture by Salvino Marsura. hand-forged and textured wrought iron is skilfully manipulated into an elegant, fluid, filigree figure. Made in Italy.
Modern Figurative Sculpture in Hand-Forged Text...
Salvino Marsura
Late 20th Century Italian Modern Figurative Sculptures
Wrought Iron
Lyrical and graphic figurative sculpture by Salvino Marsura. Hand-forged and textured wrought iron skilfully manipulated into a pair of fluid figures. Made in Italy.
Marquis Collection Beverly Hills Snuggling Coup...
Marquis Collection of Beverly Hills
Early 2000s American Modern Figurative Sculptures
Stone
Contemporary Marquis collection of Beverly Hills "Snuggling Couple" fossil stone and ivory stone sculpture on pedestal. Item features beautiful eggshell white fossil stone, Smooth an...
Set of Copper Pen Brick and Wave Business Card ...
Souda, DDQ
2010s Chinese Modern Paperweights
Metal
This listing includes a desktop set of our pen brick and wave business card holder in a matching copper finish. A scaled down version of one of the most ubiquitous construction ma...
Set of Brass Pen Brick and Wave Business Card H...
Souda, DDQ
2010s Chinese Modern Paperweights
Metal
This listing includes a desktop set of our pen brick and wave business card holder in a matching brass finish. A scaled down version of one of the most ubiquitous construction mat...
Contemporary, Wooden Sculpture Painted Signed b...
Christofer Kochs
Early 2000s German Modern Figurative Sculptures
Wood, Paint
Wooden sculpture created by circular sawing, light blue-grey painted on white-stuff. Signed Christofer Kochs, 2007. Born 1969 in Osnabrück, Germany. Academic studies at the Art A...
Sculpture by Salvino Marsura, Late 20th Century
Salvino Marsura
Late 20th Century Italian Modern Figurative Sculptures
Wrought Iron
'Arcobaleno' sculpture by Salvino Marsura. Steel with powder colored pigments baked onto the surface. Arcobaleno is shown in the photos with two other sculptures. Price shown i...
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