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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 The Modernists rejected both natural and historical references and relied primarily on industrial materials such as metal, glass, plywood, and, later, plastics.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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from Alexandra with Love, Modern Rug Hand Knotted Erased Design Wool and Silk
Located in Lohr, Bavaria, DE
A beautiful contemporary design carpet, made to order, hand knotted using finest Chinese mulberry silk and Tibetan highland wool. Collection: "From Alexandra with Love" / Djoharia...
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2010s Nepalese Modern Decorative Art

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Wool, Silk

Artistic Wall Panel Scagliola Art inlaid decoration mythological subject
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 Decorative Art

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Scagliola, Wood

Life-Size Mickey Mouse White / Gold Pop Sculpture, In stock in Los Angeles
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Type COLLECTIONI in the search bar to view 300 unique products like this one. This is the finest and ultra-design life-size scale version of Mickey Mouse. Design, conception and han...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Modern Decorative Art

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Lacquer, Resin

Butterfly Contemporary Lamp, Black Silvered Glass, Cast Brass Body, Crystal Drop
Located in Pietrasanta, IT
This pendant lamp is a contemporary object, made entirely by hand in Tuscany Italy, 100% of Italian origin. An elegant, ethereal and delicate lamp that contributes to the decor of i...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Art

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Crystal, Brass

Butterfly Hanging Lamp Silvered Glass Hand Cast Body Crystal Handmade
Located in Pietrasanta, IT
This pendant lamp is a contemporary object, enterely made by hand in Tuscany Italy, 100% of Italian origin. An elegant, ethereal and delicate lamp that contributes to the decor of i...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Art

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Crystal, Brass

Butterfly contemporary Lamp,Sabrina Silvered Glass,Cast brass Body,crystal drop
Located in Pietrasanta, IT
This pendant lamp is a contemporary object, made entirely by hand in Tuscany Italy, 100% of Italian origin. An elegant, ethereal and delicate lamp that contributes to the décor of...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Art

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Crystal, Brass

Kurt Larisch, Abstract Acrylic Painting on Canvas, Signed, Dated, Title in Back
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Very nice and large painting by the well known Austrian artist, Larch, worked in Mexico for many years. This art work is title in Spanish in back "Luna Congelada" his style is abstra...
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1970s Mexican Vintage Modern Decorative Art

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Paint

Promenons-Nous Set, 4 French Hand Painted Plates
Located in Mareil-Marly, Yvelines
Set of 4 ceramic plates, individually hand painted freehand. Each one features a unique motif of trees and their shadows on a yellow background, making a linear composition. Inspired...
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2010s French Modern Decorative Art

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Ceramic

Promenons-Nous Platter, French Hand Painted
Located in Mareil-Marly, Yvelines
Ceramic platter individually hand painted freehand. Features a unique motif of trees and their shadows on a yellow background. Inspired by nature, this platter has textural depth and...
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2010s French Modern Decorative Art

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Ceramic

from Alexandra with Love, Modern Rug Hand Knotted Erased Design Wool and Silk
Located in Lohr, Bavaria, DE
A beautiful contemporary design carpet, made to order, hand knotted using finest Chinese mulberry silk and Tibetan highland wool. Collection: "From Alexandra with Love" / Djoharia...
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2010s Nepalese Modern Decorative Art

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Wool, Silk

Balance by Kreadiano
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
Balance by Kreadiano 2019 Limited edition of 7 + 1AP Numbered and signed Dimensions: W 117 x D 2.5 x H 200 cm Materials: Plaster, marble dust, pigments, glazes, brass, steel ...
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2010s German Modern Decorative Art

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Marble, Brass, Steel

Coppia Piastrelle Pair of Tiles Giò Ponti
Located in Catania, IT
The subjects depicting moments related to the vintage were conceived by Ponti in 1927 to decorate, "with that witty easy-going spirit that is his own" (Carlo A. Felice, Bacchus and w...
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1920s Italian Vintage Modern Decorative Art

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Maiolica

Vaporwave Style Kenny Dasch Sophisticated Lady Pencil Signed Print, 1988
Located in Saint Petersburg, FL
This vintage 1988 pencil signed serigraph, “Sophisticated Lady,” perfectly captures the spirit of the divine feminine. The female figure stands in bold, self-assured form. She is a w...
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1980s American Vintage Modern Decorative Art

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Glass

Organic Multicolor Retro Circle Cellz Glass Wall Installation in Blue and Grey
Located in Naucalpan, Edo de Mex
Glass installation conformed by various glass circles in different shapes, sizes and numbers. Designed by Orfeo Quagliata, exclusive techniques from the artist. 100% handmade with mo...
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2010s Mexican Modern Decorative Art

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Glass

Group of 3 contemporary Sculpture Mirrors, Silvered Art Glass, now available
Located in Pietrasanta, IT
Three-dimensional sculpture mirrors in contemporary silver glass. The pieces radiate reflections and interact with the surrounding environment with elegance and character. Each o...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Art

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Art Glass, Birch

Ottoman Print 1
Located in Scandicci, Florence
Ottoman print 1. Multi-color Giclèe print on 100% cotton paper. Ottoman personage paired with romantic country views. Bluette passepartout. Black lacquered designer wood frame. From ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Art

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Wood, Glass, Paper

Collection Manhattan Blooms "Number 5" 'Available Numbers 1-2-3-4-6'
Located in Scandicci, Florence
From the "Habitat Collection" original limited and numbered edition of 100 pieces. Exclusive contemporary graphic printed by hand in two colors on a flat bed press and finished with ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Art

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Gold Leaf

Ottoman Print 2
Located in Scandicci, Florence
Ottoman prints 2. Multi-color Giclèe print on 100% cotton paper. Ottoman personage paired with romantic country views. Bluette passepartout. Black lacquered designer wood frame. From...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Art

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Wood, Glass, Paper

Collection Manhattan Blooms "Number 6" 'Available Numbers 1-2-3-4-5'
Located in Scandicci, Florence
From the "Habitat Collection" original limited and numbered edition of 100 pieces. Exclusive contemporary graphic printed by hand in two colors on a flat bed press and finished with ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Art

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Gold Leaf

Collection Manhattan Blooms "Number 1" 'Available Numbers 2-3-4-5-6'
Located in Scandicci, Florence
From the "Habitat Collection" original limited and numbered edition of 100 pieces. Exclusive contemporary graphic printed by hand in two colors on a flatbed press and finished with a...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Art

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Gold Leaf

Ottoman Leopard Print 2
Located in Scandicci, Florence
Ottoman print number 2. Multi-color Giclèe print on 100% cotton paper. Ottoman personage against a ground of architecture and tropical flora. Bluette passepartout. Wide wood fashion ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Art

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Glass, Paper, Wood

Collection Manhattan Blooms "Number 2" 'Available Numbers 1-3-4-5-6'
Located in Scandicci, Florence
From the "Habitat Collection" original limited and numbered edition of 100 pieces. Exclusive contemporary graphic printed by hand in two colors on a flatbed press and finished with a...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Art

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Gold Leaf

Collection Manhattan Blooms "Number 4" 'Available Numbers 1-2-3-5-6'
Located in Scandicci, Florence
From the "Habitat Collection" original limited and numbered edition of 100 pieces. Exclusive contemporary graphic printed by hand in two colors on a flat bed press and finished with ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Art

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Gold Leaf

Ottoman Leopard Prints 1
Located in Scandicci, Florence
Multicolor Giclèe print on 100% cotton paper. Ottoman personage against a ground of architecture and tropical flora. Bluette passepartout. Wide wood fashion frame with Leopard patter...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Art

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Glass, Paper, Wood

Collection Manhattan Blooms "Number 3" 'Available Numbers 1-2-4-5-6'
Located in Scandicci, Florence
From the "Habitat Collection" original limited and numbered edition of 100 pieces. Exclusive contemporary graphic printed by hand in two colors on a flat bed press and finished with ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Art

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Gold Leaf

Ghidini 1961 Single Butterfly Coatrack in Gold by Richard Hutten
Located in Villa Carcina, IT
Coatrack in stainless steel The single butterfly coat hanger is both playful and elegant and gives to customers the possibility to embellish in a brand new way the walls of their ho...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Art

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Stainless Steel

Ghidini 1961 Butterfly Coatrack in Copper by Richard Hutten
Located in Villa Carcina, IT
Coatrack in brass, copper plated Coats flit from coat hanger to coat hanger like butterfly goes from one flower to another. Butterflies have been a source of inspiration through Art ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Art

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Brass

Ghidini 1961 Single Butterfly Coatrack in Rose Gold by Richard Hutten
Located in Villa Carcina, IT
Coatrack in stainless steel The single butterfly coat hanger is both playful and elegant and gives to customers the possibility to embellish in a brand new way the walls of their ho...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Art

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Stainless Steel

Artistic Wall Panel Scagliola Art inlaid decoration tribute to artist Roller
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 Decorative Art

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Scagliola

Artistic Wall Panel Scagliola Art Decoration handmade tribute to Kandinsky paint
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 Decorative Art

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Scagliola, Wood

Dark colors Artistic Wall Panel Scagliola Art Decoration handmade Dante comedy
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 Decorative Art

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Scagliola, Wood

Superstition Handbroom, Ash Bentwood Handle Horsehair Bristles, Limited Edition
Located in Oakland, CA
This hand broom is inspired by an old superstition that it's bad luck to rest a broom on its bristles. The unique handle allows it to be hung off a ledge or placed upright on a surfa...
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2010s American Modern Decorative Art

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Other

Decorative Colored Mirror with Wood Frame, 1980s
Located in MIlano, IT
Decorative colored mirror with wood frame, 1980s Big decorative colored mirror, dating to the 1980s. Big mirror with wood frame and coloured glass, showing Manhattan, like evidenced...
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1980s European Vintage Modern Decorative Art

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Art Glass, Wood

Pair of Black and White Abstract Wood Panels by Michelle Peterson Albandoz
Located in Chicago, IL
Pair of painted panels created by Chicago artist Michelle Peterson-Albandoz. Michelle has created individual works and on-site installations nationally. She references her attraction...
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2010s American Modern Decorative Art

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Wood, Paint

Painting by William Kozar, Modern, circa 2016, Black on Black Color
Located in New York, NY
Beautiful, modern painting by William Kozar, circa 2016. Black on black.
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21st Century and Contemporary Canadian Modern Decorative Art

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Epoxy Resin

Henri Matisse Facsimile of the Illustraed Book Jazz
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Facsimile of the Illustraed book Jazz by Henri Matisse originally published in 1947 by Éditions Tériade, Paris. 2009 Measures: 56.5 x 37 cm Henri Émile Benoît Matisse 31 Dec...
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Early 2000s French Modern Decorative Art

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Paper

Henri Matisse Facsimile of the Illustrated Book Jazz
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Facsimile of the Illustrated book Jazz by Henri Matisse originally published in 1947 by Éditions Tériade, Paris. 2009 Size: 56.5 x 37 cm Henri Émile Benoît Matisse 31 Decemb...
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Early 2000s French Modern Decorative Art

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Paper

Henri Matisse Facsimile of the Illustraed Book Jazz
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Facsimile of the Illustraed book Jazz by Henri Matisse originally published in 1947 by Éditions Tériade, Paris. 2009 Measures: 56.5 x 37 cm Henri Émile Benoît Matisse 31 Dec...
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Early 2000s French Modern Decorative Art

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Paper

Caroline Louise Martin Painting Afghan at Window
Located in Oakland, CA
California school oil on board painting by Caroline Louise Martine (1903-1993 American) depicts an Afghan hound peering out a window. San Francisco Museum of Art label affixed on ver...
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20th Century American Modern Decorative Art

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Paint, Giltwood, Masonite

Katrina King Modern Abstract Painting on Steel, 2010
Located in Oakland, CA
Interesting abstract modern art painting on steel or metal by Katrina King. "Abstract Arrangements" series made with hand-colored paint. Painted on a piece of metal with borders on t...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Decorative Art

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Metal

Voltage by Jessica Mayer Fine Art Textured Metal Canvas Cerused with Metal Waxes
Located in Seattle, WA
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 Decorative Art

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Metal

Vuitton by Jessica Mayer Fine Art Textured Metal Canvas Cerused with Metal Waxes
Located in Seattle, WA
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 Decorative Art

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Metal

Wyatt by Jessica Mayer Fine Art Textured Metal Canvas Cerused with Metal Waxes
Located in Seattle, WA
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 Decorative Art

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Metal

Appaloosa by Jessica Mayer Fine Art Textured Metal Canvas Cerused w/ Metal Waxes
Located in Seattle, WA
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 Decorative Art

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Metal

Lorraine Stelzer 1969 Turquoise Acrylic Resin Art Wall Sculpture Panel
Located in Atlanta, GA
Amazing psychedelic art composition by Californian artist Lorraine Stelzer, dated 1969. Dimensional wall sculpture panel in acrylic or resin. Beautiful bright turquoise color range w...
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1960s American Vintage Modern Decorative Art

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Acrylic, Wood, Resin

Seletti "Toiletpaper" Umbrella, Lipstick
Located in New York, NY
Exceptional collection of tableware and objects born out of the collaboration between Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari’s magazine and the Italian design company Seletti. Black...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Modern Decorative Art

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Polyester, Wood

Schumacher Clements Ribeiro Deco Diamonds Geometric Carbon Wallpaper Panel Set
Located in New York, NY
A modernist collage of geometric shapes, this extra-large wallpaper design creates a striking, mural-like effect. It is packaged as two 12’ panels. Since Schumacher was founded in...
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21st Century and Contemporary British Modern Decorative Art

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Paper

Schumacher Clements Ribeiro Deco Diamonds Geometric Dove Wallpaper Panel Set
Located in New York, NY
A modernist collage of geometric shapes, this extra-large wallpaper design creates a striking, mural-like effect. It is packaged as two 12’ panels. Since Schumacher was founded in...
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21st Century and Contemporary British Modern Decorative Art

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Paper

Enigma Abstract Print with Wood Frame by CuratedKravet
Located in Bethpage, NY
This abstract painting depicts energizing colorful brushstrokes over a clean white background. An archival Giclee print on fine art paper, featuring a blonde wood frame. Made to orde...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Decorative Art

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Paper

Thomas Eriksson Cross Cabinet with Glossy Varnished Finish for Cappellini
Located in New York, NY
Designed to store medicine, the cross cabinet by Thomas Eriksson is wall-hanging, available with a glossy varnished finish, in red, orange, green, blue and white. Made of laser-cut ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Art

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Metal

"The Purple Palace" by Richard George Oil Painting Nudes Postmodern Surrealism
Located in Dayton, OH
"The Purple Palace" by Richard George oil painting nudes Postmodern surrealism A whimsical oil painting featuring a circus of sorts outside of a grand purple Victorian home. Sever...
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Late 20th Century Modern Decorative Art

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Canvas, Paint

Vintage 1970s Elton John Captain Fantastic Eagles Beach Boys Band T-Shirt
Located in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Rare original 1975 T-shirt for the Midsummer Music festival at Wembley Stadium. The Festival was an Elton John Extravaganza and featured The Beach Boys, The Eagles to a sellout crowd...
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1970s British Vintage Modern Decorative Art

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Cotton

1995 Playing Card Collage Artwork by Robert Heckes Mixed-Media Decoupage
Located in Dayton, OH
1995 playing card collage artwork by Robert Heckes mixed-media Decoupage 72" "Rural or country themed collage, featuring a rooster perched at the center over a weather vain, with ...
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1990s Modern Decorative Art

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Paper

Henri Matisse Facsimile of the Illustraed book Jazz
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Facsimile of the Illustraed book Jazz by Henri Matisse originally published in 1947 by Éditions Tériade, Paris. 2009 Measures: 56.5 x 37 cm Henri Émile Benoît Matisse 31 Dec...
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Early 2000s French Modern Decorative Art

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Paper

Henri Matisse Facsimile of the Illustraed book Jazz
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Facsimile of the Illustraed book Jazz by Henri Matisse originally published in 1947 by Éditions Tériade, Paris. 2009 Measures: 56.5 x 37 cm Henri Émile Benoît Matisse 31 Dec...
Category

Early 2000s French Modern Decorative Art

Materials

Paper

Henri Matisse Facsimile of the Illustrated Book Jazz
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Facsimile of the Illustrated book Jazz by Henri Matisse originally published in 1947 by Éditions Tériade, Paris, 2009 Measures: 56.5 x 37 cm Henri Émile Benoît Matisse 31 De...
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Early 2000s French Modern Decorative Art

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Paper

Very Rare Hand Painted Sign on Tin for Mexican Convenience Store from the 1950s
Located in Mexico, DF
A beautiful hand painted large sign for a convenience store in downtown Mexico City from the 1950s. The name of the store "La Reina" (The Queen) offered "Abarrotes" (milk, eggs, flou...
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1950s Mexican Vintage Modern Decorative Art

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Paint

Painting, "The Golden Lady", Yellow Colors, Modern Art, in Stock
Located in New York, NY
Decorative painting by Hanneke De Neve, Holland, circa 2016. Acrylic on silk. Framed in a beautiful gold leaf wood frame.
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21st Century and Contemporary Dutch Modern Decorative Art

Materials

Fabric, Acrylic

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