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MODERN STYLE
MODERN STYLE

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 The modernists rejected both natural and historical references and relied primarily on industrial materials such as metal, glass, plywood, and, later, plastics.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 principals 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 chaircrafted with his romantic partner, designer Lilly Reich — and the Eames 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 furniture designs are so simple, they can blend in seamlessly with just about any type of décor. Don’t overlook them.

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Kingfisher, Colored Pencil Drawing with Blue, Orange, Brown, Matted & Framed
Located in Chicago, IL
The Kingfisher is bird often first noticed by its wild rattling call as it flies over rivers or lakes. It may be seen perched on a high snag, or hovering on rapidly beating wings, th...
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2010s American Modern Drawings

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Aculco by Baron&Vicario
Located in Mexico City, MX
Utilitarian artisan piece inspired by the Mexican pre-Hispanic and mystical heritage, made of resin worked in Los Reyes Acaquilpan, Mexico. Production time: 6-8 weeks for items with...
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2010s Mexican Modern Drawings

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Epoxy Resin

Baby Owl, Colored Pencil Drawing of a Fledgling Screech Owl, Matted and Framed
Located in Chicago, IL
Screech Owls are small, elegant birds that are among the more abundant and widespread of the species. This highly adaptable, cosmopolitan owl can live almost anywhere there is cover ...
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2010s American Modern Drawings

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Sally McClymont, Australia, Tusch Drawing, Cowboy on Horse, Late 20th Century
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Sally McClymont, Australia. Tusch drawing. Cowboy on horse, late 20th century. Visible dimensions: 30.5 x 20 cm. The frame measures 1.5 cm. Signed. In very good condition.   
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Late 20th Century Australian Modern Drawings

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Three Sand Hill Cranes, Colored Pencil Drawing, Matted & Framed
Located in Chicago, IL
The endangered Florida Sandhill Crane can be found in the freshwater wetlands in peninsular Florida from the Everglades to the Okefenokee Swamp. Sylvia Beckman Three Florida San...
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2010s American Modern Drawings

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Set of Three Horse Paintings by Mary Sprague, 1988
Located in Chicago, IL
A set of three playful horse paintings by Mary Sprague, dated 1988. Each painting is rendered in graphite and white paint against yellow and orange papers, and floated in simple mapl...
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1980s American Vintage Modern Drawings

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Paint, Paper

Comitan by Baron&Vicario
Located in Mexico City, MX
Utilitarian artisan piece inspired by the Mexican pre-Hispanic and mystical heritage, made of resin worked in Los Reyes Acaquilpan, Mexico. Production time: 6-8 weeks for items with...
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2010s Mexican Modern Drawings

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Epoxy Resin

Original Charcoal and Acrylic Media by Kelly Devine, Titled Indispensable Power
By Kelly Devine
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Kelly finds inspiration pertaining to controversial topics through various literary pieces. She will then use some pages from the novel she has chosen as the canvas to paint her inte...
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2010s American Modern Drawings

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Canvas

Tara Alto by Baron&Vicario
Located in Mexico City, MX
Utilitarian artisan piece inspired by the Mexican pre-Hispanic and mystical heritage, made of resin worked in Los Reyes Acaquilpan, Mexico.  Production time: 6-8 weeks for items wi...
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2010s Mexican Modern Drawings

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Epoxy Resin

Tara Bajo by Baron&Vicario
Located in Mexico City, MX
Utilitarian artisan piece inspired by the Mexican pre-Hispanic and mystical heritage, made of resin worked in Los Reyes Acaquilpan, Mexico. Production time: 6-8 weeks for items witho...
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2010s Mexican Modern Drawings

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Epoxy Resin

Candela by Baron&Vicario
Located in Mexico City, MX
Utilitarian artisan piece inspired by the Mexican pre-Hispanic and mystical heritage, made of resin worked in Los Reyes Acaquilpan, Mexico. Production time: 6-8 weeks for items with...
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2010s Mexican Modern Drawings

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Epoxy Resin

Amealco by Baron&Vicario
Located in Mexico City, MX
Utilitarian artisan piece inspired by the Mexican pre-Hispanic and mystical heritage, made of resin worked in Los Reyes Acaquilpan, Mexico. Production time: 6-8 weeks for items witho...
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2010s Mexican Modern Drawings

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Epoxy Resin

Pencil Sketch Original Portrait by Pablo Picasso
Located in Toledo, OH
Original pencil drawing of a mans portrait from a sketch book dated and signed by Pablo Picasso 1960. Framed. Image is 10" x 9.5".
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1960s Unknown Vintage Modern Drawings

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Paper

Lucio Fontana "Concepto spaziale" 1965 China Ink on Paper
Located in Madrid, ES
Lucio Fontana "Concepto spaziale" 1965 China ink on paper. Dim.: 30 x 20 cm. with certificate This is a preparatory work that is represented in this picture on a double face, th...
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1960s Italian Vintage Modern Drawings

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Shiryu Morita 'Ki-Return' Sumi Ink on Paper Calligraphic Drawing
Located in Sharon, CT
Important work by this founding member of the Bokujin group. Signed lower right with the artists seal. Measures: 21" x 14".
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1960s Japanese Vintage Modern Drawings

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"Europa Riding the Bull," Two Drawings by Jean Derval
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A pair of drawings with a design for a ceramic mosaic by Jean Derval (French, 1925 - 2010). The second drawing, shown in images 7 through 10, is a more technical drawing created a fe...
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Late 20th Century French Modern Drawings

Mitla Bajo by Baron&Vicario
Located in Mexico City, MX
Utilitarian artisan piece inspired by the Mexican pre-Hispanic and mystical heritage, made of resin worked in Los Reyes Acaquilpan, Mexico. Production time: 6-8 weeks for items witho...
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2010s Mexican Modern Drawings

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Epoxy Resin

Marc Chagall, Etching Plate 2, from De Mauvais Sujets (Bad Elements), 1958
Located in Stamford, CT
Marc Chagall, Plate 2, from De Mauvais Sujets (Bad Elements), 1958, Color Etching and Aquatint on Japon Nacré Paper. Numbered from the signed edition of 19 in pencil in the lower lef...
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Late 20th Century Modern Drawings

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Paper

John Tunnnard, Two Heads, Watercolor and Gouache, 1950s, Picture, Surrealism
By John Tunnard
Located in Eversholt, Bedfordshire
John Tunnnard, two heads, watercolor and gouache, 1950s, picture, surrealism John Tunnnard, two heads Executed in 1955 Signed and dated ' John Tunnard / 55 ' lower right and on...
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1950s European Vintage Modern Drawings

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Paper

Eugene Berman Untitled Stage Design
Located in New York, NY
Eugene Berman (1899–1972) An untitled stage design, ink and wash on paper. French, circa 1950. Signed lower right: EB.
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1950s French Vintage Modern Drawings

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Paper

Large Original Drawing by Gio Ponti for Touring Carrozzeria Milan, 1952
Located in Dronten, NL
Important drawing by Gio Ponti of the Diamante line for Touring Carrozzeria Milan, documented in "Gio Ponti" "L'Arte si innamora dell'industria" by Ugo La Pietra, page 254-255. Ponti...
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1950s Italian Vintage Modern Drawings

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Paper

Still Life Unframed Drawing in Ink 100% Cotton Paper Black White Intimist
Located in Queretaro, Queretaro
Belgian intimist painter and draftsman, Jan Hoogsteyns (1935), is best known for his dreamlike and foggy work using gray and greyed down poetic colors and tonalities. With mist-grey,...
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1990s Belgian Modern Drawings

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Acrylic, Cotton, Paper

Halston Halstonettes Framed Watercolor Paint
Located in Miami Beach, FL
Halston Halstonettes Liza Minelli, Marissa Berenson, Bianca Jaeger and others Image size: 29 in. H x 33 in. W Frame size: 34 in. H x 48 in. W One of a kind watercolor on archival pap...
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2010s American Modern Drawings

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Paper

Robert Loughlin Brute, Black Marker on Book, Signed
Located in New York, NY
Robert Loughlin Brute, Black Marker on Found Spanish Book, Signed. Well executed Brute in black "Sharpie" on the cover of a 1930's Spanish language learning book, "Spanish Book One" ...
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Early 2000s North American Modern Drawings

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Watercolor by Paul Renner
Located in Alessandria, Piemonte
O/8182 - This is an unusual painting: the famous Austrian painter Paul Renner, on the occasion of his own wedding, painted a series of watercolors as a gift to friends invited to his...
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21st Century and Contemporary Austrian Modern Drawings

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Tempera and Watercolor in Modern Taste
Located in Alessandria, Piemonte
ST/724 - "Amphoras and mugs" : a modern taste for this beautiful unusual Italian watercolor signed ...Scribani and dated April 1965.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Modern Drawings

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Antoni Tàpies Handcolored Lithograph, Nocturn Matinal 8, 1970
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Lithograph made by Antoni Tàpies made in Spain in 1970 Handcolored by the artist Nocturn matinal - 8 1970 Edition 100 Measures: 100 x 63 cm.
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1970s Spanish Vintage Modern Drawings

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Paper

Jaume Plensa Mixed-Media Alban Berg, 2008
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Mixed-media Alban Berg made by Jaume Plensa in Spain, circa 2008. Edition 50 Measures: 61 x 97 cm. In good original condition. Numbered and hand signed, edition of 50. We hav...
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Early 2000s Spanish Modern Drawings

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Paper

Drawing by Guido Gambone
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Several books document Guido Gambone's widely varied paintings and works on paper. The idiosyncratic surface decoration of his ceramics are at least as responsible for their fame as ...
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1950s Italian Vintage Modern Drawings

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Paper

Salvador Dali, Dali to Draeger, Pen Drawing on Paper, Signed and Dated 1972
Located in Madrid, ES
Salvador Dali (1904-1989) Dali to Draeger. Pen drawing on paper. Signed and dated 1972. Dim.: 20 x 27 cm. Note: With certificate from Fundación Gala-Salvador Dalí, February 22, ...
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1970s Spanish Vintage Modern Drawings

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Paper

Antoni Tàpies Etching, Orella, 1971
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Orella etching made by Antoni Tapies in Barcelona in 1971 Edition 75 Measures: 60 x 78 cm. In good original condition. Numbered and hand signed, edition of 75 We have sever...
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1970s Spanish Vintage Modern Drawings

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Paper

Richly Detailed Op Art Lithograph by Pedro Friedeberg Bold Modern Mexico 1970s
Located in National City, CA
Vintage Modern Abstract Op Art Lithograph by Pedro Friedeberg A P 6/10 Midcentury MEXICO 1970s Bright colors and Bold patterns offering up illusions and fantasy. Original Wood Fram...
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1970s Mexican Vintage Modern Drawings

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Glass, Wood, Giltwood, Paper

Brian Andreas Story People 'Unheard Music' Print of Watercolor and Ink Drawing
Located in Miami, FL
Contemporary Art by Brian Andreas marked 'Unheard Music' from the Story People. Marked and signed by Artist, Brian Andreas 1993. Numbered 50/200 on Reverse. Print size: 7.5 x 9.5 ...
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1990s American Modern Drawings

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Glass, Wood, Paper

Peter Lanyon, Winter Landscape, Anticoli Corrado, Watercolor, Gouache, 1953
By Peter Lanyon
Located in Eversholt, Bedfordshire
Peter Lanyon, Winter Landscape, Anticoli Corrado, watercolour, gouache, 1950's Peter Lanyon (British, 1918-1964) Winter Landscape, Anticoli Corrado Signed 'Lanyon' and dated ...
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1950s Vintage Modern Drawings

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Contemporary Abstract Drawing on Paper by Eduardo Barco
Located in madrid, ES
No title Tempera and acrylic on paper. Unique piece. Measures: 56 x 76 cm The work of Eduardo Barco deepens the knowledge of reality in the form of plastic experience. His re...
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Drawings

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Acrylic, Paper

Contemporary Abstract Drawing on Paper by Eduardo Barco
Located in madrid, ES
No title Tempera and acrylic on paper. Unique piece. Measures: 56 x 76 cm The work of Eduardo Barco deepens the knowledge of reality in the form of plastic experience. His re...
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Drawings

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Acrylic, Paper

Contemporary Abstract Drawing on Paper by Eduardo Barco
Located in madrid, ES
No title Tempera and acrylic on paper. Unique piece. Measures: 56 x 76 cm The work of Eduardo Barco deepens the knowledge of reality in the form of plastic experience. His re...
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Drawings

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Acrylic, Paper

Guy Bourdin, Cat Drawing, Ink and Gouache on Paper, 1955
By Guy Bourdin
Located in London, GB
During the early 1950s Guy Bourdin had established himself as an artist with the eye of a painter, working primarily on paper Bourdin created images containing fascinating stories an...
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1950s French Vintage Modern Drawings

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Paper

Cartoon Drawing of a Man with a Gun in the Jungle
Located in New York, NY
Contemporary blue and gray cartoon of a man in the jungle crouched down firing a gun with text in the lower left corner reading "East of West"in white matting and a black rectangular...
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20th Century American Modern Drawings

Kerstin Jönsson, Sweden, Pastel on Paper, "Lilies in a Jug"
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Kerstin Jönsson (1931-2000), Sweden. Pastel on paper. "Lilies in a jug". Dated 1975. Visible dimensions: 62 x 43 cm. Total dimensions: 74.5 x 55 cm The frame measures: 2 cm. Sign...
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1970s Swedish Vintage Modern Drawings

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Blue Chalk Modernist Drawing
Located in New York, NY
Blue chalk Modernist drawing. Blue chalk on paper drawing in lucite box frame. United States, 1970’s. Dimensions in lucite frame: 24" H x 18" W x 1.5" D.
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20th Century American Modern Drawings

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Paper

John Wells, Drawing 67/10, Pencil, Crayon, Watercolor, 1967, Newlyn
By John Wells
Located in Eversholt, Bedfordshire
John Wells (British, 1907-2000) Drawing 67/10 Signed and dated 'John Wells. 67.' (lower left) & dated again '24.10.67' (lower right) Signed, inscribed and dated '67/10 John Wells/...
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1960s Vintage Modern Drawings

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Paper

Gisbert Palmie Drawing, 1958
Located in St.Petersburg, FL
An interesting figurative colored chalks, charcoal drawing by Gisbert Palmie. A noted "anti-modernist" whose works were collected by leading Nazis including Hitler. Gisbert Palmie (...
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1950s American Vintage Modern Drawings

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Crayon

Original Pastel On Board Male Nude Unsigned
Located in Toledo, OH
Original pastel on board of a male nude. Framed in oak. From the estate of Michigan artist Russell Steinke.
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1960s North American Vintage Modern Drawings

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Paper

Coco Chanel in Paris, Gouache Archival Paper
Located in Miami Beach, FL
Coco Chanel in Paris, by Manuel Santelices Dimensions: 14 in H x 9 in W Gouache on archival paper 2017 Unframed Manuel Santelices explores the world of fashion, society and pop cult...
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2010s American Modern Drawings

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Modern Framed Water Color Ink on Paper Signed Chemiakin Metaphysical VII 1970s
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is a mesmerizing, framed watercolor and ink painting on paper, 'Metaphysical VII," signed and dated by Mihail Chemiakin, 1975. In excellent condition. The dime...
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1970s Vintage Modern Drawings

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Paper

Diane Guyot de Saint Michel Contemporary Art Lithography Cantillana Artwork 2017
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Lithography intervened by Diane Guyot de Saint Michel, 2017. Limited edition of 50 copies. Each lithographies is different from the others and are unique pieces. Hand signed by...
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2010s Spanish Modern Drawings

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Paper

Diane Guyot de Saint Michel Cantillana Artwork, 2017
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Lithography intervened by Diane Guyot de Saint Michel, 2017. Limited edition of 50 copies. Each lithographies are different from the others and are unique pieces. Hand signed b...
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2010s Spanish Modern Drawings

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Paper

Pedro Coronel Colorful Modern Dove Abstract Lithograph Purple
Located in National City, CA
For your consideration: Pedro Coronel colorful modern abstract lithograph Dimensions: 29 1/2" x 42" H x 1 1/4" D, art 21" x 29 1/2" Original unrestored condition. See images. ...
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1980s Mexican Vintage Modern Drawings

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Original Model Drawing by André Courrèges for Diana Vreeland
By André Courrèges
Located in Pawtucket, RI
Wonderful historical pen and ink illustration on board by Courrèges of his models done for and notated to Diana Vreeland. Great piece of fashion history. Framed in an original plexig...
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1960s French Vintage Modern Drawings

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Vintage Art on Newspaper from 1970 by Ernest Pintoff
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Vintage art done on a cutout of a 1970 newspaper, made to resemble a head with cartoonish eyes, nose and mustache painted on the back of the glass, the paper is dated Wednesday, Marc...
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1970s American Vintage Modern Drawings

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“Nightwind” Abstract Ink Drawing by Syd Solomon
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A black and white abstract drawing entitled “Nightwind” by Syd Solomon, c.1964. The piece features expressive movements created by long and harsh strokes and curves of dark ink. A na...
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Mid-20th Century American Modern Drawings

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Paint, Crayon

Flower Vase with Portrait, Pink
Located in Miami Beach, FL
Flower vase, pink by Manuel Santelices Dimensions: 8 in. H x 6 in. W Watercolor and archival paper 2016 Manuel Santelices explores the world of fashion, society and pop cult...
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2010s American Modern Drawings

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A Gouache on Paper by Robert Freiman, 1960
Located in St.Petersburg, FL
A striking gouache on paper by Robert Freiman, signed and dated 1957. Robert J Freiman (b. 1917 - d. 1991), deaf from birth, was born in New York City and attended the Lexington Sch...
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1960s American Vintage Modern Drawings

Diane Guyot de Saint Michel Cantillana Artwork, 2017
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Lithography intervened by Diane Guyot de Saint Michel, 2017. Limited edition of 50 copies. Each lithography’s are different from the others and are unique pieces. Hand signed b...
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2010s Spanish Modern Drawings

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Paper

Diane Guyot de Saint Michel Cantillana Artwork, 2017
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Lithography intervened by Diane Guyot de Saint Michel, 2017. Limited edition of 50 copies. Each lithography’s are different from the others and are unique pieces. Hand signed b...
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2010s Spanish Modern Drawings

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Paper

Three Erotic Lithographs by John Lennon
By John Lennon 2
Located in New York, NY
Printed by Avant Garde Magazine December, 1970.
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1970s American Vintage Modern Drawings

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Paper

Framed Drawing by Mexican Artist José Luis Cuevas
Located in Atlanta, GA
Ink on Paper fragment by José Luis Cuevas (Mexican, b.1934) laid on cream woven paper and framed. Inscribed "Yo Mutilado" and it is faintly signed and dated Oct 27 - 60 upper right....
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1960s Mexican Vintage Modern Drawings

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Paper