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Post-Modern Figurative 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
Set of 4 Beak Birds Sculptures by Warm Nordic
Located in Geneve, CH
Set of 4 beak birds sculptures by Warm Nordic Dimensions: Tall: D19 x W5,5 x H36 cm Low: D20,5 x W5 x H19 cm Awake: D18,5 x W5,5 x H13 cm Lazy: D14 x W7,5 x H15,5 cm Material:...
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2010s Danish Post-Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Teak

Bronze Sculpture Titled Bailarines by Jose Almanzor 1962-2015
Located in Lambertville, NJ
A Modern style cast bronze outdoor sculpture of a man and woman holding hands with knees touch, arms raised by Jose Almanzor (1962-2015), Titled "Bailarines" Jose was Born in Mexico ...
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1990s South American Post-Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

Wood Neru Stools 6 by Rebeca Cors
Located in Geneve, CH
Wood Neru stools 6 by Rebeca Cors Limited edition: 20 + A.P. Dimensions: D 40 x W 40 x H 45 cm Material: solid Radiata wood Note: As it a natural material, it is texture, tone an...
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2010s Mexican Post-Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Wood

Rhino Sculpture by Pulpo
Located in Geneve, CH
Rhino sculpture by Pulpo. Dimensions: D24.5 x W12 x H14.5 cm. Materials: bronze. A crash, a tower, a herd, a flock. However you name this group, they simply belong together. Sti...
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2010s German Post-Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

Swan Sculpture by Pulpo
Located in Geneve, CH
Swan Sculpture by Pulpo Dimensions: D9 x W5 x H9 cm Materials: bronze A crash, a tower, a herd, a flock. However you name this group, they simply belong together. Stirred by explor...
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2010s German Post-Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

Christmas Tree FUTURO UFO Bas van Beek, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen Rotterdam
Located in bergen op zoom, NL
Dutch artist Bas van Beek creation from a few of the highlights of the permanent collection of the Boijmans van Beuningen Museum in Rotterdam A series of handcrafted glass Christmas...
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2010s Dutch Post-Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Blown Glass

Set of 2 Beak Birds Sculptures by Warm Nordic
Located in Geneve, CH
Set of 2 beak birds sculptures by Warm Nordic Dimensions: Tall: D19 x W5,5 x H36 cm Low: S20,5 x W5 x H19 cm Material: Oiled solid teak Weight: 0.2 kg each Also available in d...
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2010s Danish Post-Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Teak

Hand Carved Marble Vessel by Tom Von Kaenel
Located in Geneve, CH
Hand carved marble vessel by Tom Von Kaenel Materials: Marble Dimensions: W 12 x D 28 x H 26 cm Tom von Kaenel, sculptor and painter, was born in Switzerland in 1961. Already in...
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2010s Greek Post-Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Marble

Postmodern White Glazed Porcelain Glove Mold by Rosenthal
Located in Bresso, Lombardy
Made in Italy, 1970s. This mold is made in glazed porcelain. It was inspired by those designed by Gio Ponti for Ginori. This is a vintage piece, therefore it might show slight tra...
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1970s Italian Vintage Post-Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Porcelain

Sculpture C Lacquered Metal Brutantes by Sofia Alvarado
Located in Geneve, CH
Sculpture C Laquered metal Brutantes by Sofia Alvarado Dimensions: D 35 x W 30 x H 70 cm Materials: Lacquered metal. These objects can be customized according to the proposed colo...
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2010s Panamanian Post-Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Metal

Do i Know How to Love? Sculpture by Driaan Claassen
Located in Geneve, CH
Do I know how to love? Sculpture by Driaan Claassen Limited Edition Dimensions: D16 x W17 x H18 cm Materials: Wood Weight: 0.5 kg Born in Johannesburg in 1991, sculptor Driaan...
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2010s South African Post-Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Wood

Ettore Sottsass Shiva Limited Edition Black Prototype 2/8
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Black Shiva ceramic vase designed by Ettore Sottsass circa 1973, edited by BD in Barcelona. This piece has been produced as a limited edition with a total of only 100 units. This...
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2010s Spanish Post-Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Ceramic

Bronze Lighter by Rick Owens
Located in Geneve, CH
Bronze lighter by Rick Owens Dimensions: L 11.5 x W 5.5 x H 3 cm Materials: Bronze Weight: 0.45 kg Available in Black and Nitrate finish. Rick Owens is a California-born fas...
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2010s French Post-Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

Hand Carved Marble Vessel by Tom Von Kaenel
Located in Geneve, CH
Hand carved marble vessel by Tom Von Kaenel Materials: Marble Dimensions: W 11 x D 20 x H 26 cm Tom von Kaenel, sculptor and painter, was born in Switzerland in 1961. Already in...
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2010s Greek Post-Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Marble

Hemera Studies Sculpture by Atelier Ledure
Located in Geneve, CH
Hemera studies sculpture by Atelier Ledure Dimensions: W 25 x D 7 x H 40 cm Materials: Ceramics - stoneware Also available: other variations available. Each piece is handmade and ca...
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2010s Belgian Post-Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Stoneware, Ceramic

Lithic Foil III Object by Turbina
Located in Geneve, CH
Lithic foil III object by Turbina Dimensions: D 60 x W 80 x H 1 cm Materials: Stone cast, mixed media Turbina is an art and design studio located in Barcelona and focused on the...
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2010s Spanish Post-Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Cast Stone

Jabin Wood Sphere Sculpture by Daniel Orozco
Located in Geneve, CH
Jabin wood sphere sculpture by Daniel Orozco Material: Jabin wood. Dimensions: D 20 x H 181 cm Black jabin wood sphere sculpture Handmade by Mexican artisans. Daniel Orozco Estudio...
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2010s Mexican Post-Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Wood

Set of 2 Beak Birds Sculptures by Warm Nordic
Located in Geneve, CH
Set of 2 beak birds sculptures by Warm Nordic Dimensions: Awake: D18,5 x W5,5 x H13 cm Lazy: D14 x W7,5 x H15,5 cm Material: Oiled solid teak Weight: 0.9 / 0.3 kg Also availa...
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2010s Danish Post-Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Teak

Disco Ball Head Bust Sculpture, 1970s
Located in New York, NY
A disco head bust, circa 1970s, New York, NY. This female head bust sculpture is hand-crafted with small glass mirror mosaic pieces just like the 'Disco Ball'. A great piece reminisc...
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Late 20th Century American Post-Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Mirror, Wood

1980s Postmodern Female Face Ceramic Sculpture in the Austin Productions Style
Located in Miami, FL
Vintage Large scale, Postmodern / 1980s Art Deco revival Female Head Ceramic Sculpture in the Austin Productions Style. Circa 1980s Features a flatten female head figure molded on a...
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1980s American Vintage Post-Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Ceramic

Hand Carved Marble Vessel by Tom Von Kaenel
Located in Geneve, CH
Hand carved marble vessel by Tom Von Kaenel Materials: marble Dimensions: W13 x D24 x H18 cm Tom von Kaenel, sculptor and painter, was born in Switzerland in 1961. Already in hi...
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2010s Greek Post-Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Marble

"Nina" Bardiglio Marble Sculpture
Located in Garnerville, NY
Nina by Anthony Gennarelli, circa 1980-1985. Gennarelli's homage to the nude bathers of earlier times. Nina was Gennarelli's daughter. Sculpted in Bardiglio gray marble. Very good co...
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1980s American Vintage Post-Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Marble

Unique Earth Globe Sculpture by Alex de Witte
Located in Geneve, CH
Unique Earth globe sculpture by Alex de Witte Each one is unique, hand-sculpted by Alex de Witte Limited edition of 99 pieces + 5 ap Dimensions: H 42cm Materials: Ceramics and sc...
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2010s Dutch Post-Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Blown Glass

20th Century Abstract Modernist Stone Sculpture of Three Faces in Profile
Located in South Salem, NY
Elegant contemporary art sculpture in an Art Deco revival style, signed by artist C. Marinse. Carved from beautiful green stone, three sensual faces with eyes closed are shown profil...
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Late 20th Century Unknown Post-Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Stone

Nubes Small Sculpture by Hanna Heino
Located in Geneve, CH
Nubes small sculpture by Hanna Heino Dimensions: D 23 x W 28 x H 22 cm Materials: Handbuilt, stoneware clay Also available in different dimensions. Hanna Heino is a contempo...
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2010s Finnish Post-Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Other

Elegant Pair of Steer Horns on Wood Plinth Bases, Italy Mid-20th Century
Located in Lambertville, NJ
A chic pair of mounted steer horn sculptures on round wood plinth bases. The bases are hand painted in a faux tortoise shell with gilt highlights.
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Late 20th Century Italian Post-Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Horn, Hardwood

Postmodern or Art Nouveau Style Calla Lily Stoneware Table Lamp by Doug Blum
Located in Topeka, KS
Fabulous postmodern or Art Nouveau style sculptural calla lily stoneware table lamp by Doug Blum. Beautiful condition, keeping in mind that this is vintage and not new so will have s...
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Late 20th Century American Post-Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Stoneware

Hemera Sculpture by Atelier Ledure
Located in Geneve, CH
Hemera sculpture by Atelier Ledure Dimensions: W 59 x D 39 x H 19 cm Materials: Ceramic - stoneware. Also Available: Other variations available Each piece is handmade and can show i...
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2010s Belgian Post-Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Ceramic, Stoneware

Bespoke Italian Mondrian Style Blue Green Red Black Murano Glass Mask Sculpture
Located in New York, NY
Unique Venetian Murano glass 3D Modern mask, exclusive to Cosulich Interiors & Antiques, Mondrian inspired, realized in several block colors, aqua blue, turquoise, lime green, red, o...
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2010s Italian Post-Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Art Glass, Murano Glass, Murrine

Sculpture F Lacquered metal Brutantes by Sofia Alvarado
Located in Geneve, CH
Sculpture F Laquered Metal Brutantes by Sofia Alvarado Dimensions: D 120 x W 100 x H 51/48/35 cm Materials: Lacquered metal. These objects can be customized according to the proposed...
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2010s Panamanian Post-Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Metal

II Segunda Sculpture by Joel Escalona
Located in Geneve, CH
II Segunda sculpture by Joel Escalona Dimensions: D 45 x W 45 x H 175 cm Materials: oak wood, metal. Also available in burnt finish. Sculpture made of white oak or natural whit...
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2010s Mexican Post-Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Metal

Satin Tray Round by Mingardo
Located in Geneve, CH
Satin tray round by Mingardo Dimensions: D30 x W26 x H2 cm Materials: Natural brushed and polished brass with a RAL 9005 varnished iron base Weight: 3 kg Also available in Dif...
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2010s Italian Post-Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Brass, Iron

1980 Italy Post Modern Abstract Figurative Bronze Sculpture by Marisa Ruberti
Located in Brescia, IT
This is an interesting multiple artwork signed by the author Marisa Ruberti, a talented artist of years 80' in Italy. This is a multiple of a numbered edition of 1.000 pieces; we ...
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Late 20th Century Italian Post-Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

COR Unum Dutch Post-Modern 'Staircase' Vase
Located in Tilburg, NL
Cor Unum Post-Modern 'Staircase' Vase, The Netherlands, late 20th century. Very distinct and unusual ceramic vase by renowned pottery workshop Cor Unum from Holland. The vase rese...
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Late 20th Century Dutch Post-Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Pottery

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 Figurative Sculptures

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Wood

Bronze Sculpture La Rosa Dei Venti by the Artist Giampaolo Talani
Located in Pistoia, IT
Going ahead in the blowing wind.
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Early 2000s Italian Post-Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

Contemporary Art Fountain Le Colonne White, Light Blue by Alessandro Mendini
Located in Pistoia, IT
Limited edition of 99 numbered and signed copies of the Column composed by 3 elements, base in polychrome ceramic, 24 white grés tiles with decorations and a bronze fish sculpture. ...
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1980s Italian Vintage Post-Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

Mexican Amber Onyx Postmodern Flame Sculpture
Located in Garnerville, NY
Carved Mexican amber onyx flame sculpture by Renaissance Man, Anthony Gennarelli. Sculptor, painter, musician and teacher; Gennarelli composed and sculpted in his home in Orange Coun...
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1980s American Vintage Post-Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Onyx

Postmodern Solid Polished Carved Italian Marble Female Figurative Sculpture
Located in Miami, FL
Postmodern female sculpture carved from a solid block of Italian marble, 1980s. This piece was removed from a built in pedestal and was attached using a bolt. Due to the size, we ...
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Late 20th Century American Post-Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Marble

Contemporary Art Sculpture Se Dio Carving on Rough Wood by Urano Palma
Located in Pistoia, IT
Chair sculpture on rough wood. ... So many chairs, so many benches, so many big tables, all with the wrinkled skin of old tree trunks or of rusted metal sheet. The chair is probably...
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1980s Italian Vintage Post-Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Wood

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...
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Late 20th Century Italian Post-Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

Golden Edition, Unique Bronze Lighter by Rick Owens
Located in Geneve, CH
Golden Edition - unique bronze lighter by Rick Owens Dimensions: L 11.5 x W 5.5 x H 3 cm Materials: Bronze The gold edition is an exclusivity of Galerie Philia Available in Black...
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2010s French Post-Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

Cactus Coathanger/ Sculpture by Drocco an Mello, Limited Edition
Located in Berlin, Berlin
Cactus coathanger, designed by Guido Drocco and Franco Mello. Italy, 2018. The original coathanger/ sculpture, made of soft polyurethane and finished by hand with Guflac. Limited ...
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2010s Italian Post-Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Polystyrene

Post Modern Glass Pedestal Vase
Located in San Diego, CA
Impactful piece of glass that brings lines and design to your décor. This postmodern piece consists of two pieces: Blown glass in a purple hue is conjoined and shaped into a V shaped...
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1980s American Vintage Post-Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Glass

Contemporary Art Fountain Pio Tempio D'empio Tempo by Luigi Ontani
Located in Pistoia, IT
Limited edition fountain in marble and bronze. (central column - limited edition of 7 pieces only) The central column can possibly be mounted inside a marble basin to be built local...
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1980s Italian Vintage Post-Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Marble, Bronze

Giraffe Sculpture by Pulpo
Located in Geneve, CH
Giraffe Sculpture by Pulpo Dimensions: D12 x W6 x H28 cm Materials: bronze A crash, a tower, a herd, a flock. However you name this group, they simply belong together. Stirred b...
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2010s German Post-Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

Ball Floor Sculpture by Vaust
Located in Geneve, CH
Ball Floor Sculpture by Vaust Open Edition Dimensions: 25 cm Materials: solid exposed aggregate concrete Also Available: Custom material selection can be offered upon request and...
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2010s German Post-Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Concrete

Pair of Postmodern Brass Sculptural Rectangle Vases
Located in San Diego, CA
Pair of Incredibly graphic brass postmodern sculptural vases. The vessels are rectangular, with simple lines that enhance the pair from functional to sculptural. These construction o...
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1990s American Post-Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Brass

Massive Postmodern Pop Art Ceramic Pear
Located in Houston, TX
Massive Postmodern Pop Art Ceramic pear. Large postmodern Pop Art ceramic pear with a wood stem. This fruit sculpture is extremely realistic looking. This gorgeous fruit is most lik...
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1960s Vintage Post-Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Ceramic

Tree of Knowledge 1 Sculpture by Michael Gittings
Located in Geneve, CH
Tree of knowledge 1 sculpture by Michael Gittings Dimensions: D 65 x W 65 x H 250 cm. Materials: Stainless steel. Michael Gittings Michael Gittings imagines with his hands. Sin...
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2010s Australian Post-Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Stainless Steel

Marble Neru Totem 4 by Rebeca Cors
Located in Geneve, CH
Marble Neru Totem 4 by Rebeca Cors Limited Edition, (2022-2027) Dimensions: D 40 x W 40 x H 180 cm Material: Black Monterrey Marble. Note: As it a natural material, it is texture, to...
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2010s Mexican Post-Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Marble

Vase by Michael Gittings
Located in Geneve, CH
Vase by Michael Gittings Dimensions: D 23 x W 23 x H 53 cm. Materials: Stainless steel, Glass. Michael Gittings Michael Gittings imagines with his hands. Since establishing his...
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2010s Australian Post-Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Stainless Steel

Jug For Water Vase by Michael Gittings
Located in Geneve, CH
Jug For water vase by Michael Gittings Dimensions: D 36 x W 36 x H 46 cm. Materials: Stainless steel, Glass. Michael Gittings Michael Gittings imagines with his hands. Since es...
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2010s Australian Post-Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Stainless Steel

Tree of Knowledge 2 Sculpture by Michael Gittings
Located in Geneve, CH
Tree of Knowledge 2 sculpture by Michael Gittings Dimensions: D 90 x W 90 x H 250 cm. Materials: Stainless steel. Michael Gittings Michael Gittings imagines with his hands. Sin...
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2010s Australian Post-Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Stainless Steel

John Miller Blue Plate Special Fries 2008 Hand Blown Pop Art Glass Sculptures
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Inspired by Americana, Miller's work stands to bring new light and perspective to the often overlooked but ubiquitous cultural artifacts that form the American visual lexicon and liv...
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Early 2000s American Post-Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Blown Glass

Wood Neru Stool 3 by Rebeca Cors
Located in Geneve, CH
Wood Neru stool 3 by Rebeca Cors Limited edition: 20 + A.P. Dimensions: D 40 x W 40 x H 45 cm Material: solid Radiata wood Note: As it a natural material, it is texture, tone and den...
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2010s Mexican Post-Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Wood

Deer Sculpture by Pulpo
Located in Geneve, CH
Deer sculpture by Pulpo Dimensions: D14 x W7 x H18 cm Materials: bronze A crash, a tower, a herd, a flock. However you name this group, they simply belong together. Stirred by e...
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2010s German Post-Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

Marble Neru Stool by Rebeca Cors
Located in Geneve, CH
Marble Neru stool by Rebeca Cors Limited Edition, (2022-2027) Dimensions: D 40 x W 40 x H 45 cm Material: Black Monterrey Marble. Also available in different dimensions. Rebeca Cors...
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2010s Mexican Post-Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Marble

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