Modern Sculptures

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The late 19th and early 20th centuries saw sweeping social change and major scientific advances—both of which contributed to a new aesthetic: Modernism. Rejecting the rigidity of Victorian artistic conventions, Modernists sought a new means of expression. References to the natural world and ornate classical embellishments gave way to the sleek simplicity of the Machine Age. Architect Philip Johnson characterized the hallmarks of modernism as “machine-like simplicity, smoothness or surface [and] avoidance of ornament.”


     Early practitioners of modernist design include the De Stijl (“The Style”) group, founded in the Netherlands in 1917, and the Bauhaus School, founded two years later in Germany. Followers of both groups produced sleek, spare designs—many of which became icons of daily life in the 20th century. The Modernists rejected both natural and historical references and relied primarily on industrial materials such as metal, glass, plywood, and, later, plastics. While Bauhaus principles Marcel Breuer and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe created furniture from mass-produced, chrome-plated steel, American visionaries like Charles and Ray Eames worked in materials as novel as molded plywood and fiberglass. Today, Breuer’s Wassily chair, Mies van der Rohe’s Barcelona chair, and the Eames’s Lounge chair are emblems of progressive design and vintage originals are prized cornerstones of collections.


     It’s difficult to overstate the influence that Modernism continues to wield over designers and architects—and equally difficult to overstate how revolutionary it was when it first appeared a century ago. But because modernist designs are so simple, they can blend in seamlessly with just about any type of décor. Don’t overlook them.

Modern Commode in Marble and Powder Coated Steel from "Disused Collection"
Modern Commode in Marble and Powder Coated Stee...
Supaform
21st Century and Contemporary European Modern Sideboards
Steel, Marble
This Avant Garde commode is made of Carrara marble and high-quality powder-coated steel. The function of this piece is more sculptural and decorative but at the same time, it can be ...
"Tish" Living Sculpture by Monty J - Ceramic, Mixed-Media and Tillandsia
"Tish" Living Sculpture by Monty J - Ceramic, M...
Monty J
21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Abstract Sculptures
Brass, Ceramic, Metallic Thread
Monty J's otherworldly living sculptures create a dreamlike sculptural interpretation of the natural world. "Tish" is made from hand-built ceramic with a metallic glaze with a worn b...
"Leena" Living Sculpture by Monty J, Ceramic, Brass Wire, and Mixed-Media
"Leena" Living Sculpture by Monty J, Ceramic, B...
Monty J
21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Abstract Sculptures
Brass, Ceramic, Silk
Monty J's otherworldly living sculptures create a dreamlike sculptural interpretation of the natural world. "Leena" is made from hand-built ceramic with a white shino glaze, silk thr...
Architectural Planter "Plantscape", with Limestone and Brass
Architectural Planter "Plantscape", with Limest...
Supaform
21st Century and Contemporary European Modern Abstract Sculptures
Brass, Limestone
With Plantscape, creative studio Supaform explores the way plants not only survive but also thrive in a hostile environment. In a subtle reference to a post-apocalyptic scenario, thi...
Mirror Sculpture, France, 2016
Mirror Sculpture, France, 2016
21st Century and Contemporary French Modern Mounted Objects
Mirror
Flat mirror plate, composed of a gold-brown base color glass with a lighter contrasting color added to create a diffuse-pattern patina. The mirror plate features several off-set “orb...
Morris Brose Modern Bronze Model Doors of Detroit Holocaust Memorial
Morris Brose Modern Bronze Model Doors of Detro...
Vintage 1980s American Modern Abstract Sculptures
Bronze
Modern bronze sculpted model doors designed in the 1980s by Polish-American artist and sculptor Morris Brose (1914-2000) for the Holocaust Memorial Center in Detroit. The piece is a ...
Set of Five Kawa Vases by Luft Tanaka, Made to Order
Set of Five Kawa Vases by Luft Tanaka, Made to ...
Souda, Luft Tanaka
2010s American Modern Vases
Ceramic, Clay, Porcelain, Pottery
This limited edition batch of Kawa vases includes five original shapes handcrafted by the designer (and Souda's Co-Owner), Luft Tanaka. Each vase included has been made by casting li...
Mounted Brass and Black Granite Vintage Modernist Abstract Sculpture
Mounted Brass and Black Granite Vintage Moderni...
Unknown
Vintage 1970s American Modern Abstract Sculptures
Brass, Granite
These monumental and fabulous brass and black granite vintage modernist abstract sculpture is unsigned. It is period and from the 1970s. It is of two abstract figures connected. It i...
Callithrix Jacchus by Mikel Durlam, Ceramic Sculpture with 22 Karat Gold Luster
Callithrix Jacchus by Mikel Durlam, Ceramic Scu...
Mikel Durlam / The Lost Camp
21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Animal Sculptures
Ceramic
Mikel Durlam of the Lost Camp debuted his exquisite series of one-of-a-kind hand-sculpted ceramic monkeys, “New World” with Greenpoint Hill at Brooklyn Designs in 2017, where his wor...
Leontopithecus Rosalia by Mikel Durlam, Ceramic...
Mikel Durlam / The Lost Camp
21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Animal Sculptures
Ceramic
Mikel Durlam of the lost camp debuted his exquisite series of one-of-a-kind hand-sculpted ceramic monkeys, “New World” with Greenpoint Hill at Brooklyn Designs in 2017, where his wor...
Modern Shell "Origami" Solid Wood
Eckehard Weimann
21st Century and Contemporary German Modern Decorative Bowls
Wood, Ash, Cherry, Oak, Walnut
Handmade wooden bowl "Origami" like a folded paper this object works. The solid wood is kinked glued and fine worked. Wood species here oak. Oiled surface. Very decorative and...
Stunning Marble Sculpture Mounted on a Stone Base
Unknown
Mid-20th Century Unknown Modern Abstract Sculptures
Marble
Beautiful marble sculpture mounted on a stone base, the sculpture is mounted on a metal rod that slides into the stone base making it easy to turn it. The piece in unsigned. Me...
Dephi by the Lost Camp - Porcelain Sculpture wi...
21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Animal Sculptures
Porcelain
Dephi is a dreamlike slip-cast porcelain goat sculpture with a matte black glaze and gold filled chain adornment, and is part of the The Lost Camp's BLACK APOLLO ISLAND SERIES. E...
Okuwin by the Lost Camp, Porcelain Sculpture wi...
21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Animal Sculptures
Porcelain
Okuwin is a dreamlike slip-cast porcelain goat sculpture, with a 22k gold luster leg from The Lost Camp's BLACK APOLLO ISLAND SERIES. Ethan Kruszka and Mikel Durlam have created ...
Signed Van Teal Three Stylized Birds Lucite Tab...
Hivo Van Teal
Late 20th Century American Modern Animal Sculptures
Lucite
Modern Hivo G. van Teal Lucite Table Sculpture modeled as three stylized birds. It is signed on the base and numbered 84/300. The Lucite Birds are 1.38 inches thick. The sculpture...
Handmade 21st Century Brass OHO Sculptural Cent...
2010s Italian Modern Abstract Sculptures
Brass
The juxtaposition of multiple linear elements creates the tube frame. A permeable structure, which relates the container to the content. This item is entirely handmade, it is a...
Authentic Tiger Skull Mounted on Brushed Steel ...
Vintage 1970s American Modern Mounted Objects
Steel, Bone, Lucite, Wood
Authentic tiger skull mounted on Lucite stem with brushed steel base, American, 1970s (this piece was decommissioned from a museum). It is beautifully mounted. Base: W 9 inches, ...
Fragile Structure#4 Norihiko Terayama Berndt Fr...
Norihiko Terayama
2010s Japanese Modern Ceramics
Ceramic
This series is made up of some glass and some ceramic works. These works are highly unique form and looking. Norihiko Terayama created them from damaged vases,coffee cups and so on. ...
Fragile Structure#18 Norihiko Terayama Kay Franck
Norihiko Terayama
2010s Japanese Modern Glass
Glass
Green and blue are available. Red is sold. This series is made up of some glass and some ceramic works. These works are highly unique form and looking. Norihiko Terayama created the...
Fragile Structure#17 Norihiko Terayama Kay Franck
Norihiko Terayama
2010s Japanese Modern Ceramics
Ceramic
This series is made up of some glass and some ceramic works. These works are highly unique form and looking. Norihiko Terayama created them from damaged vases, coffee cups and so on....
Fragile Structure #16 Norihiko Terayama Tapio W...
Norihiko Terayama
2010s Japanese Modern Ceramics
Ceramic
This series is made up of some glass and some ceramic works. These works are highly unique form and looking. Norihiko Terayama created them from damaged vases,coffee cups and so on. ...
Fragile Structure#13 Norihiko Terayama Berndt F...
Norihiko Terayama
2010s Japanese Modern Ceramics
Ceramic
This series is made up of some glass and some ceramic works. These works are highly unique form and looking. Norihiko Terayama created them from damaged vases,coffee cups and so on. ...
Fragile Structure#12 Norihiko Terayama Berndt F...
Norihiko Terayama
2010s Japanese Modern Ceramics
Ceramic
This series is made up of some glass and some ceramic works. These works are highly unique form and looking. Norihiko Terayama created them from damaged vases, coffee cups and so on....
Paradiso Terrestre Fiori Futuristi Cactus 180 i...
Giacomo Balla, ParadisoTerrestre
21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Abstract Sculptures
Mirror
Steel sculpture produced in a limited edition of 400 pieces. Each piece is engraved with the signature of Dino Gavina, Centro Duchamp, "Fiori Futuristi, Giacomo Balla and the identif...
Piero Fornasetti Black Cast Iron and Brass "Sho...
Fornasetti
Vintage 1940s Italian Modern Abstract Sculptures
Brass, String, Iron
Early Fornasetti black painted cast iron tied shoe form with brass heel and finger ring. Detailed with tied string laces. Sculptural. Victorian. Functional. Decorative. Rarity. Boudo...
Paradiso Terrestre Fiori Futuristi Cactus 45 in...
Giacomo Balla, ParadisoTerrestre
21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Abstract Sculptures
Mirror
Steel sculpture produced in a limited edition of 400 pieces. Each piece is engraved with the signature of Dino Gavina, Centro Duchamp, "Fiori Futuristi, Giacomo Balla and the identif...
Paradiso Terrestre Fiori Futuristi Nuvolo 58 in...
Giacomo Balla, ParadisoTerrestre
21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Abstract Sculptures
Mirror
Steel sculpture produced in a limited edition of 400 pieces. Each piece is engraved with the signature of Dino Gavina, Centro Duchamp, "Fiori Futuristi, Giacomo Balla and the identif...
Paradiso Terrestre Fiori Futuristi Aloe 48 in S...
Giacomo Balla, ParadisoTerrestre
21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Abstract Sculptures
Wood
Steel sculpture produced in a limited edition of 400 pieces. Each piece is engraved with the signature of Dino Gavina, Centro Duchamp, "Fiori Futuristi, Giacomo Balla and the identif...
Paradiso Terrestre Fiori Futuristi Dianto 28 in...
Giacomo Balla, ParadisoTerrestre
21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Abstract Sculptures
Mirror
Steel sculpture produced in a limited edition of 400 pieces. Each piece is engraved with the signature of Dino Gavina, Centro Duchamp, "Fiori Futuristi, Giacomo Balla and the identif...
Paradiso Terrestre Fiori Futuristi Dianto 120 i...
Giacomo Balla, ParadisoTerrestre
21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Abstract Sculptures
Mirror
Steel sculpture produced in a limited edition of 400 pieces. Each piece is engraved with the signature of Dino Gavina, Centro Duchamp, "Fiori Futuristi, Giacomo Balla and the identif...
Paradiso Terrestre Fiori Futuristi Nuvolo 162 i...
Giacomo Balla, ParadisoTerrestre
21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Abstract Sculptures
Mirror
Steel sculpture produced in a limited edition of 400 pieces. Each piece is engraved with the signature of Dino Gavina, Centro Duchamp, ""Fiori Futuristi, Giacomo Balla and the identi...
Contemporary Daffodils Hanging Sculptural Brass...
21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants
Brass, Mirror
Neither lamp nor mirror, or maybe both, Daffodils is a mysterious bright object calling to mind the unique daffodil shape, from which it takes the name. The structure is made of a sa...

Sailboat Weather Vain

By Angel & Zevallos
Sailboat Weather Vain
Angel & Zevallos
21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Garden Ornaments
Brass, Acrylic, Lucite
This stylish and chic solid brass and Lucite weather vane date to the 1940s and has been professionally polished and clear coated so no tarnishing. And the custom Lucite base was fab...
Hollow Face, Italian Black Bronze Sculpture on ...
Giovanni Ginestroni
21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Figurative Sculptures
Metal
This hollow bronze sculpture, by the Italian artist Ginestroni, whose work has been exhibited in the Chianti Sculpture Park in Italy, represents part of a face that lets our imaginat...
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...
J Schatz Studio 2018 Doodle Mobile - Mid Centur...
21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Mobiles and Kinetic Sculpt...
Stoneware
A product and process of chance, the J Schatz Doodle Mobile is no mere accent piece. The mobile's 14 stoneware clay extrusions envelop you in color and shape. Each piece is glazed on...
J Schatz Studio 2018 Doodle Mobile, Mid-Century...
21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Mobiles and Kinetic Sculpt...
Stoneware
A product and process of chance, the J Schatz Doodle mobile is no mere accent piece. The mobile's 14 stoneware clay extrusions envelop you in color and shape. Each piece is glazed on...
'Hexagram 2' Ceramic Wall Hanging in Textured B...
John Sheppard
21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures
Ceramic
Based on the I Ching, an ancient Chinese divination text, this one-of-kind ceramic wall sculpture is composed of handmade stoneware blocks. Each block has a complex layered black and...
'Hexagram 4' Ceramic Wall Hanging in Matte and ...
John Sheppard
21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures
Ceramic
Based on the I Ching, an ancient Chinese divination text, this one-of-kind ceramic wall sculpture is composed of handmade stoneware blocks. Each block is individually finished with e...
'J8' Geometric Ceramic Sculpture with White Finish
John Sheppard
21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Abstract Sculptures
Ceramic
This one-of-a-kind handmade geometric ceramic sculpture is assembled from flat sheets of a sandy stoneware and finished with a velvety whitewash finish. It is part of an ongoing seri...
'J10' Geometric Ceramic Sculpture with White Fi...
John Sheppard
21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Abstract Sculptures
Ceramic
This one-of-a-kind handmade geometric ceramic sculpture is assembled from flat sheets of a sandy stoneware and finished with a velvety whitewash finish. It is part of an ongoing seri...
Giant White Crackle Finish Modern Ceramic Pod S...
John Sheppard
21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Abstract Sculptures
Ceramic
This massive stoneware ceramic pod sculpture is both geometric and organic, reminiscent of a perfect seashell. Each pod is hand-built from flat slabs of earthy beige stoneware, then ...
'J11' Geometric Ceramic Sculpture with White Fi...
John Sheppard
21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Abstract Sculptures
Ceramic
This one-of-a-kind handmade geometric ceramic sculpture is assembled from flat sheets of a sandy stoneware and finished with a velvety whitewash finish. It is part of an ongoing seri...
Relic Dodecahedron, Geometric White Porcelain C...
John Sheppard
21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Abstract Sculptures
Porcelain
This sculptural geometric dodecahedron is handcrafted from slabs of unglazed white porcelain with highly individual black oxide burnout detailing, giving each of its 12 sides a uniqu...
Salvatori Girella Special Edition Sculpture & B...
Salvatori
21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Benches
Marble
Girella, one of our special edition pieces designed by Ron Gilad, was awarded "Best Domestic Design 2013" by wallpaper. The curved form seemingly defies logic, begging t...
Salvatori Galleria Special Edition Sculpture & ...
Ron Gilad, Salvatori
21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Benches
Marble
The curved form of Galleria, a special edition piece designed for Salvatori by Ron Gilad, seemingly defies logic, begging the question “But how do you bend stone”. It is beautiful...
Polished Vintage Figurative Brass and Granite S...
Unknown
Vintage 1980s Spanish Modern Figurative Sculptures
Brass, Granite
This arresting seated figurative abstract brass and granite sculpture is handsome and powerful. It is Spanish and is a limited edition number. Part of the brass has been polished and...
Salvatori Gravity Sphere in Nero Marquina Marbl...
Salvatori, Salvatori
21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Natural Specimens
Brass, Marble
A perfect sphere in Nero Marquina marble on a detachable base in burnished brass. Perfect for a decorative item for the home or desk.
Salvatori Gravity Sphere in Bianco Carrara Marb...
Salvatori, Salvatori
21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Natural Specimens
Brass, Marble
A perfect sphere in Bianco Carrara marble on a detachable base in burnished brass. Perfect for a decorative item for the home or desk.
Lalique Gorilla Figure/Sculpture in Black Crystal
Lalique, Lalique
21st Century and Contemporary French Modern Animal Sculptures
Crystal
Inspired by the fauna of the jungle, new wild animal sculptures have been added to the Lalique bestiary. The purity of the satin-finished and polished crystal, the brand's hallmark, ...
"The Wind" Stainless Steel Limited Edition Tabl...
Gil Bruvel
21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Abstract Sculptures
Steel, Stainless Steel
Dramatic, contemporary estate sculpture uses patinaed, unraveling ribbons of 316L grade stainless steel to evoke the sensation of wind on the skin. "The Wind" is one of a limited edi...
James Osborne Bronze Horse
James Osborne
Vintage 1980s English Modern Animal Sculptures
Bronze, Marble
A dark patinated bronze sculpture of 'Bucephalus' on a green marble base by James Osborne (1940-1992) Signed and numbered 277/2000 British, circa 1985 Measures: Height 7 ¾ in /...
Bob Fowler Welded Sculpture, Signed, 1980s
Bob Fowler
20th Century American American Modern Figurative Sculptures
Steel, Paint
Bob Fowler, welded sculpture on wood base. USA, circa Welded sculpture, signed {BF}. Measures: 20 x 9.5 x 6 inches USA, circa late 20th century. Welded steel, red paint.

Ring Eggcup

By Laurie Beckerman
Ring Eggcup
Laurie Beckerman
21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Tableware
Porcelain
The earliest eggcup was found among the ruins of Pompeii. The eggcup didn't reappear again until the Elizabethan era and then popularized in France by Louis XV and Louis XVI while ho...

X Eggcup

By Laurie Beckerman
X Eggcup
Laurie Beckerman
21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Tableware
Porcelain
The earliest eggcup was found among the ruins of Pompeii. The eggcup didn't reappear again until the Elizabethan era and then popularized in France by Louis XV and Louis XVI while ho...

Double Eggcup

By Laurie Beckerman
Double Eggcup
Laurie Beckerman
21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Tableware
Porcelain
The earliest eggcup was found among the ruins of Pompeii. The eggcup didn't reappear again until the Elizabethan era and then was popularized in France by Louis XV and Louis XVI whil...
Jim Hunter Maquette #2
Jim Hunter
2010s American Modern Abstract Sculptures
Wire, Wood
Kinetically balanced abstract sculpture of bent wire with painted wooden spheres. Created circa 2010 by Jim Hunter. Essentially a maquette, as Hunter always thinks about scaling up t...
Jim Hunter Maquette #3
Jim Hunter
2010s American Modern Abstract Sculptures
Wire, Wood
Abstract sculpture of bent wire with a painted wooden sphere suspended by fish line atop a wooden base, created circa 2010. Essentially a maquette, as Hunter always thinks about scal...
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