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 The Modernists rejected both natural and historical references and relied primarily on industrial materials such as metal, glass, plywood, and, later, plastics.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

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Maria Astadjov Modern Abstract Painting "The Island of Souls", 2019
By Maria Astadjov
Located in Montreal, QC
Modern abstract, mixed-media on White Aluminum painting; titled “The Island of Souls” by Maria Astadjov, a conceptual fine artist. Signed on front bottom right; measuring approx. 39"...
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2010s Canadian Modern Contemporary Art

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Aluminum

Nautilus and Abalone, Oil on Panel Still Life Painting with Two Sea Shells
The two shells, a nautilus and an abalone, are beautiful in their simplicity in this still life by Helen Oh. The rich hues of the shell's mother of pearl surfaces are reflected on th...
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2010s American Modern Contemporary Art

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Paint

Maria Astadjov Modern Abstract Painting "The Warm Winds of Nowhere", 2020
By Maria Astadjov
Located in Montreal, QC
Modern abstract, mixed-media on aluminum painting; titled “The Warm Winds of Nowhere” by Maria Astadjov, a conceptual fine artist. Signed on front bottom right; measuring approximate...
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2010s Canadian Modern Contemporary Art

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Aluminum

R. B. Kitaj Untitled from Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror
By Ronald Brooks Kitaj
Located in Dronten, NL
Etching and aquatint: sheet diameter, circa 45.5 cm Edition of 175, signed and numbered Published in January 1984 by The Arion Press, San Francisco From the portfolio; "Self-portr...
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Late 20th Century American Modern Contemporary Art

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Paper

Maria Astadjov Modern Abstract Painting "Every Day That Goes By", 2019
By Maria Astadjov
Located in Montreal, QC
Modern abstract, mixed-media on aluminum painting; titled “Every Day That Goes By” by Maria Astadjov, a conceptual fine artist. Signed on front bottom right; measuring approx. 36" H ...
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2010s Canadian Modern Contemporary Art

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Aluminum

American Modern Abstract Expressionist Mixed-Media on Board, Elliot Twelvetrees
The paintings of Elliot Twelvetrees are abstract visions, glimpses of interior landscapes, fragments of visual stories told with lush colorfields and mark making made with both stand...
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2010s American Modern Contemporary Art

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Wood, Paint

American Modern Abstract Expressionist Mixed Media on Board, Elliot Twelvetrees
The paintings of Elliot Twelvetrees are abstract visions, glimpses of interior landscapes, fragments of visual stories told with lush colorfields and mark making made with both stand...
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2010s American Modern Contemporary Art

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Paint

Maria Astadjov Modern Abstract Painting Shadows Dance Upon the Wall, 2018
By Maria Astadjov
Located in Montreal, QC
Modern abstract, mixed-media painting; titled “Shadows Dance Upon the Wall” by Maria Astadjov, a conceptual fine artist, mixed-media on Aluminum of irregular shape. Gallery wrapped, ...
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2010s Canadian Modern Contemporary Art

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Aluminum

Artistic Wall Panel Scagliola Art inlaid decoration mythological subject
By Cupioli made in Italy
Located in Rimini, IT
Prometheus a Greek mythological figure is represented in this panel. To this hero, a friend of mankind, are linked some ancient myths that had luck and spread in Greece. Prometheus i...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Contemporary Art

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Scagliola, Wood

Dark colors Artistic Wall Panel Scagliola Art Decoration handmade Dante comedy
By Cupioli made in Italy
Located in Rimini, IT
This aristical wall panel is realized with our handicraft technique of scagliola art in which the raw material is the protagonist and gives the effect of the abyss ,that wants to be ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Contemporary Art

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Scagliola, Wood

Artistic Wall Panel Scagliola Art inlaid decoration tribute to artist Roller
By Cupioli made in Italy
Located in Rimini, IT
This panel is a tribute to the artist Alfred Roller and it has been manufactured always using our inlay technique in semi-textured scagliola. It depicts two lovers in the water in a ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Contemporary Art

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Scagliola

Abstract art Wall Panel polychrome Scagliola decoration handmade bas-relief
By Cupioli made in Italy
Located in Rimini, IT
The title of this work is "Evolution" in this panel the artist Lodovico Cupioli represented a river in his particular vision. From the primordial Era after the game of time, the ori...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Contemporary Art

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Scagliola

Artistic Wall Panel Scagliola Art Decoration handmade tribute to Kandinsky paint
By Cupioli made in Italy
Located in Rimini, IT
In this wall panel made by Cupioli Lodovico we wanted to pay tribute to Wassily Kandinsky, re-interpreting his painting with our scagliola inlay technique, creating a play of colors ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Contemporary Art

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Scagliola, Wood

Abstract Red Wall Panel Scagliola Art Decoration in relief white wooden frame
By Cupioli made in Italy
Located in Rimini, IT
Panta Rei Scagliola art panel. Preposition with which the Heraclitis express the eternal becoming of reality, comparing the latter to a river that only apparently remains one and ide...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Contemporary Art

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Scagliola, Wood

Voltage by Jessica Mayer Fine Art Textured Metal Canvas Cerused with Metal Waxes
Voltage by Jessica Mayer Fine Art is a textured metal canvas with paint cerused with metal waxes, a metal art technique developed by Artist Jessica Mayer. Includes custom cleat mount...
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2010s American Modern Contemporary Art

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Metal

Appaloosa by Jessica Mayer Fine Art Textured Metal Canvas Cerused w/ Metal Waxes
Appaloosa by Jessica Mayer Fine Art is a textured metal canvas, paint cerused with metal waxes, a metal art technique developed by Artist Jessica Mayer. Includes custom brass frame a...
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2010s American Modern Contemporary Art

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Metal

Vuitton by Jessica Mayer Fine Art Textured Metal Canvas Cerused with Metal Waxes
Vuitton by Jessica Mayer Fine Art is a Textured metal canvas, paint cerused with metal waxes, a metal art technique developed by Artist Jessica Mayer. Includes custom brass frame and...
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2010s American Modern Contemporary Art

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Metal

Wyatt by Jessica Mayer Fine Art Textured Metal Canvas Cerused with Metal Waxes
Wyatt by Jessica Mayer Fine Art is a textured metal canvas, paint cerused with metal waxes, a metal art technique developed by Artist Jessica Mayer. Includes custom brass frame and c...
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2010s American Modern Contemporary Art

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Metal

Contemporary Abstract Acrylic Painting on Canvas by Javier Barrionuevo
Stunning contemporary abstract painting on canvas by Javier Barrionuevo. Fabulous composition and gorgeous color combination.
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Contemporary Art

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Canvas

Malcolm Edgar Case Original Signed Water Color and Ink on Paper
An original work by American artist Malcolm Edgar Case. Signed by the artist under the image. Framed dimensions: 17.5" high, 12" wide, 1" deep.
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20th Century American Modern Contemporary Art

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Paper, Paper

Huai-Qing Wang "Another Space" Etching, 2002
By Huai-Qing Wang
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Etching made by Huai-Qing Wang in China Etching Another space 2002 Measures: 97.5 x 68.5 cm Edition 50.
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Early 2000s Chinese Modern Contemporary Art

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Paper

Emilio Perez Triptych of Three Lithographs, 2017
By Emilio Perez
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Emilio Perez Triptych of three lithographs 2017. After Genji 2017 Measures: 70 x 300 cm Edition 16.
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2010s Spanish Modern Contemporary Art

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Paper

'Vitality' Limited Edition Mirror from Egli Design
By Egle Mieliauskiene
Located in London, GB
'VITALITY' Vitality is the main, fundamental human feature, process, occurring around us and making the whole world spin. It is not only in the nature, daily life, but also it can be...
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21st Century and Contemporary Lithuanian Modern Contemporary Art

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Brass

Neil MacCormick Contemporary Acrylic on Paper, "Silhouette"
Signed and dated 2004 lower center, and signed on verso. NY gallery labels on verso. An alley way with black garbage bags and the silhouette shadow of a figure on the brick wall wit...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Contemporary Art

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Acrylic

Beasley Abstract Expressionist Sunset and Sky Color Field Painting
This ethereal image appears at first to be a purely sublime color field painting. As one dives into the limitless realm of color, subtle distinctions become apperant. As you draw bac...
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1970s American Vintage Modern Contemporary Art

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Paint

Anotherview N.6 Les Chevaux du Pont de Gau
By Rossana Orlandi
Located in Milan, IT
Anotherview is an ongoing project that takes place in between interior design and video art. It transforms your home into a nomadic place, where virtual window leads to unexpected la...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Contemporary Art

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Iron

Contemporary Modern Abstract Framed Grey White Black Acrylic Painting on Wood
This painting "Ship3" has heavily textured acrylics in shades of greys and white on wood. The artist created the piece using multiple techniques like palet knife, brush and chalk. T...
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2010s German Modern Contemporary Art

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Acrylic, Plywood

Nobuyoshi Araki Signed Black & White Silver Gelatin Photograph Print Erotos 1993
By Nobuyoshi Araki
Located in Studio City, CA
A very engaging and alluring work by famed Japanese photographer and contemporary artist Nobuyoshi Araki from his 1993 highly sexually charged Erotos series. The print is hand-si...
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1990s Japanese Modern Contemporary Art

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Paper

Otto and Vivika Heino Monumental Ceramic Stoneware Pottery Tile Wall Plaque 1988
By Otto and Vivika Heino
Located in Studio City, CA
A wonderfully designed and exceptionally rare hand painted, earthenware three tile/panel plaque/ wall hanging by ceramics masters husband and wife artists Vivika and Otto Heino. Quit...
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1980s American Vintage Modern Contemporary Art

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Stoneware

Contemporary Modern Abstract Framed Grey White Black Acrylic Painting on Wood
This painting "Ship2" has heavily textured acrylics in shades of greys and white on wood. The artist created the piece using multiple techniques like palet knife, brush and chalk. ...
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2010s German Modern Contemporary Art

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Acrylic, Plywood

'Short Mike' Portrait Painting by Alan Fears Pop Art
By Alan Fears
Located in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Acrylic on canvas by Alan Fears, 2019. Alan Fears (b. 1974) is an emerging British artist who was shortlisted for the John Moores painting prize 2018 and featured on the cover of ...
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21st Century and Contemporary British Modern Contemporary Art

Materials

Canvas

'The Late Arrival' Figurative Portrait Painting by Alan Fears Pop Art
By Alan Fears
Located in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Acrylic on canvas by Alan Fears, 2019. Alan Fears (b. 1974) is an emerging British artist was shortlisted for the John Moores painting prize, 2018 and is featured on the cover of...
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21st Century and Contemporary English Modern Contemporary Art

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Canvas, Acrylic

'Love on the Rocks' Portrait Painting by Alan Fears Pop Art Fashion
By Alan Fears
Located in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Acrylic on canvas by Alan Fears, 2019. Alan Fears (b. 1974) is an emerging British artist who was shortlisted for the John Moores painting prize, 2018 and featured on the cover of...
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21st Century and Contemporary British Modern Contemporary Art

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Canvas, Acrylic

John Dawson Exceptionally Large Surreal Signed Oil on Canvas Painting Napoleon
By John Dawson
Located in Studio City, CA
A very amazing, both in composition and sure stature, original oil on canvas portrait painting of Napoleon posing in his red ceremonial uniform by American artist John Dawson who spe...
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20th Century American Modern Contemporary Art

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Paint, Canvas

Cliff Watts Large Silver Gelatin Photograph Print of Nude Male on Beach
A gorgeously composed, richly toned, nude silver gelatin print/ image by renowned American Fine Art and iconic fashion/ celebrity photographer Cliff Watts. This image is from his boo...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Contemporary Art

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Paper

"Exit" Archival Print by Louis Shields
By Louis Shields
Located in Middleburg, VA
Limited edition archival print of mixed-media painting on canvas, "Exit" by Louis Shields Printed on textured water color paper. 2015 Measures: 18" H 12" W.
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Contemporary Art

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Paper

Painting by Jenna Snyder-Phillips, Nude, Black and White, Modern Art
By Jenna Snyder-Phillips
Located in New York, NY
Beautiful nude painting by Jenna Snyder-Phillips. Artist is educated in Italy and USA. Original painting on 100% cotton archive paper with gold frame. Sumi ink, charcoal and lacquer.
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Contemporary Art

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Lacquer

Interactive Gerard Bignolais Plages 115 Art Box/Art Basel, 2007
By Gerard Bignolais
Located in North Miami, FL
Gerard Bignolais was a French sculptor and artist, 1937-2007. He mostly worked on sculptures of human bodies illustrating life at it's raw form. In this 2007 limited edition are base...
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Early 2000s French Modern Contemporary Art

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Brass

Stuart Shedletsky - Cerrillos - 1978 - Framed Painting
By Stuart Shedletsky
Located in NEW YORK, NY
From the Lumifer Gallery Collection. Cerrillos (1978) Stuart Shedletsky (1944 - 2006) Brooklyn, NY Oil on Linen
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1970s American Vintage Modern Contemporary Art

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Linen, Paint

John O'Carroll, Equilibre, 2013, Framed Painting
By John O'Carroll
Located in NEW YORK, NY
From the Lumifer Gallery collection. Equilibre, (2013) John O'Carroll (1958-) Cornwall, England Natural pigments, bees wax and resin on panel (steel frame).
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2010s British Modern Contemporary Art

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Steel

Stuart Shedletsky, Untitled 2.16, Framed Drawing
By Stuart Shedletsky
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Untitled 2.16 (1988) Stuart Shedletsky (1944-2006) Brooklyn, NY Conte crayon on paper.   
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Late 20th Century American Modern Contemporary Art

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Paper, Crayon

Stuart Shedletsky, Narcissus Cycle II Tiereseus Approves, Framed Painting
By Stuart Shedletsky
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Narcissus cycle II: Tiereseus Approves, (1991) Stuart Shedletsky (1944-2006) Brooklyn, NY Oil on canvas.    
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Late 20th Century American Modern Contemporary Art

Materials

Paint, Canvas

John Dawson Exceptionally Large Surreal Signed Oil Painting the Shady Lady, 1994
By John Dawson
Located in Studio City, CA
A very amazing, both in composition and sure stature, original oil on canvas painting ("Shady Lady with Landscape") by American artist John Dawson who specializes in figurative art (...
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1990s American Modern Contemporary Art

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Paint, Canvas

"Reflections," Black, White and Gray Abstract Painting by Kathi Robinson Frank
"Reflections," a frame oil on canvas /collage by artist Kathi Robinson Frank is an abstract composition in atmospheric shades of gray, black, white, orange and reddish-orange with th...
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2010s American Modern Contemporary Art

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Paint

Butterflies Silk Scarf Crepe, White Yellow and Green, Made in Italy
By Sergio Mannino Studio
Located in Brooklyn, NY
100% silk scarf (crepe) entirely made in Italy designed by Sergio Mannino Studio. Hermes quality. Measures: 120 x 120 cm. 47 x 47 in.
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2010s Italian Modern Contemporary Art

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Silk

Silk and Wool Unisex Scarf, Gray with Geometric Drawings, Made in Italy
By Sergio Mannino Studio
Located in Brooklyn, NY
New scarf designed by Sergio Mannino Studio, made in Italy. Digitally printed on 70% wool, 30% silk. Measures: 76 inches by 26 inches.
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2010s Italian Modern Contemporary Art

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Wool, Silk

Butterflies Silk Scarf, Purple, Pink and Aqua, Made in Italy
By Sergio Mannino Studio
Located in Brooklyn, NY
100% silk scarf entirely made in Italy designed by Sergio Mannino Studio. Hermes quality. 120 X 120 cm. 47 X 47 in.
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2010s Italian Modern Contemporary Art

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Silk

Sea Shells on an Artist's Palette, Original Oil Painting by Helen Oh
An arrangement of four shells lie on a reflective artist's palette. The large conch shell in the center of the painting dominates the space in subtle hues of cream and pink. The rich...
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2010s American Modern Contemporary Art

Materials

Paint

Blue Fossil Shell, Single Sea Shell Fossil on a Deep Brown Toned Background
The simplicity of "Blue Fossil Shell" is deceptive. Upon further look, the viewer sees the faint shadow cast onto the reflective surface of the table along with the delicate surface ...
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2010s American Modern Contemporary Art

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Paint

Modern Marquetry and Glass Wall Piece
By Orfeo Quagliata
Located in Naucalpan, Edo de Mex
Marquetry and glass. Framed in walnut and lit from the back with a dimmable switch. Marquetry incorporating bird's-eye maple, American walnut, dyed American tulip, figured Anegre...
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2010s Mexican Modern Contemporary Art

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Glass, Wood

Modern Marquetry and Glass Wall Piece in Blue
By Orfeo Quagliata
Located in Naucalpan, Edo de Mex
Marquetry and glass. Framed in walnut. Marquetry incorporating Quartered Maple, Acacia, Paldao, Sycamore, American Walnut, Dyed American Tulip, Dyed Anegre and Cherry veneers amo...
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2010s Mexican Modern Contemporary Art

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Glass, Wood

Contemporary Artistic Wall Panel Scagliola Art Decoration handmade bas-relief
By Cupioli made in Italy
Located in Rimini, IT
This beautiful panel is a single piece and was created after visiting the wonderful city of Matera, declared human heritage. The emotion that this particular landscape conveys to vis...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Contemporary Art

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Scagliola, Wood

"The Protector" a Serigraph by Roy Fairchild-Woodard
By Roy Fairchild-Woodard
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
The Protector by Roy Fairchild-Woodard is 161/385. It is a mixed-media print on canvas 28" by 35". The frame is 44" high by 53" wide. Fairchild-Woodard was born in England in 1953.
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1990s English Modern Contemporary Art

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Linen, Glass, Acrylic, Wood

Abstract Geometric Danish Screen Print by Ib Geertsen, Signed
By Ib Geertsen
Located in Vordingborg, DK
Screen print by Ib Geertsen, signed, 2007. Art size: 13 x 17 cm Comes unframed. Ib Geertsen (1919-2009) worked with the concrete art, where the line, shape, color and movement are...
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Early 2000s Danish Modern Contemporary Art

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Paper

Enrico Della Torre Engraving Mezzotint
By Enrico Della Torre 1
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
P.A Engraving mezzotint on paper made by Enrico Dellatorre. The expressive vision of Enrico is an exploration of space in the painting, an attempt to bring to the limits its capac...
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2010s Spanish Modern Contemporary Art

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Paper

Abstract Geometric Danish Screen Print by Ib Geertsen, Signed
By Ib Geertsen
Located in Vordingborg, DK
Screen print by Ib Geertsen, signed, 2007. Art size: 13 x 17 cm Comes unframed. Ib Geertsen (1919-2009) worked with the concrete art, where the line, shape, color and movement are...
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Early 2000s Danish Modern Contemporary Art

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Paper

Sixteen Works, Richard Long Book
By Richard Long
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
‘Sixteen Works’, circa 1984 Letterpress on paper Published by Anthony d’Offay Gallery, London. Richard Julian Long, born 1945 is an English sculptor and one of the best known Brit...
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1980s English Vintage Modern Contemporary Art

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Paper

Yannick Ballif Large Limited Edition Modern Abstract Aquatint Etching Print
A beautiful work by French artist Yannick Ballif. The print is pencil signed, dated and numbered (41/70) by the artist. Will work in just about any setting. Framed dimensi...
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1970s French Vintage Modern Contemporary Art

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Paper

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