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Mid-Century Modern Prints

MID-CENTURY MODERN STYLE

Organically shaped, clean-lined and elegantly simple are three terms that well describe vintage mid-century modern American furniture. The style, which emerged primarily in the years following World War II, is characterized by pieces that were conceived and made in an energetic, optimistic spirit by creators who believed that good design was an essential part of good living.

Postwar American architects and designers were animated by new ideas and new technology. The lean, functionalist “International Style” architecture of Le Corbusier and Bauhaus eminences such as Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Walter Gropius had been promoted in the United States during the ’30s by Philip Johnson and others. New building techniques, such as “post-and-beam” construction, allowed the International-style schemes to be realized on a small scale, in open-plan houses with long walls of glass.

Materials developed for wartime use became available for domestic goods and were incorporated into mid-century modern furniture designs. Charles and Ray Eames and Eero Saarinen, who had experimented extensively with molded plywood, eagerly embraced fiberglass for, respectively, pieces such as the La Chaise and the Womb chair. George Nelson and his design team created Bubble lamp shades using a new translucent polymer skin. Harry Bertoia and Isamu Noguchi devised chairs and tables built of wire mesh and wire struts. Materials were re-purposed: the Danish-born designer Jens Risom created a line of chairs that used surplus parachute straps for webbed seats and backrests. The Risom lounge chair was among the first pieces of furniture commissioned and produced by legendary manufacturer Knoll, a chief influence in the rise of modern design in the United States thanks to the work of Florence Knoll, the pioneering architect and designer who made the firm a leader in its field.

As the demand for casual, uncluttered furnishings grew, more mid-century designers caught the spirit.

Classically-oriented creators such as Edward Wormley, house designer for Dunbar Inc., offered such pieces as the sinuous Listen to Me chaise; the British expatriate T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings switched gears, creating items such as the tiered, biomorphic Mesa table. There were Young Turks such as Paul McCobb — who designed holistic groups of sleek, blonde-wood furniture — and Milo Baughman, who espoused a West Coast aesthetic in lushly upholstered chairs and sofas with angular steel frames.

As the collection of vintage mid-century modern chairs, dressers, coffee tables and other furniture on 1stDibs demonstrates, this period saw one of the most delightful and dramatic flowerings of creativity in design history.

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Style: Mid-Century Modern
Selection of Pablo Picasso Prints
Located in Atlanta, GA
Selection of Pablo Picasso large scale prints, French, circa 1960s. They retain their original black and gold finished wooden frames. They are priced at $850 each.
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1960s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Prints

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Acrylic, Wood, Paper

Albert Ferenz Pencil Signed & Numbered Lithograph, Germany, Mid-20th Century
Located in San Antonio, TX
Mid-century Albert Ferenz lithograph that is pencil signed and numbered, Germany, during the mid-20th century. Looks great when framed, this litho is unframed. 29.75w x 25”h. "Al...
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Prints

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Paper

Victor Vasarely Silkscreen Print 1978, Hand Signed Limited 77/250 Denise René
Located in Lake Worth, FL
Original large scale Silk Screen Print of "Ond Fire" Victor Vasarely (1906-1997) Painting, painted in 1969. Beautiful intricate purple, green, blue and black, op art design. Pencil s...
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1970s Unknown Vintage Mid-Century Modern Prints

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Paint, Paper

Artzy Basheff Mid Century Print for Lycoming / New Ideas Advertising
Located in Cincinnati, OH
Boris Artzybasheff ( 1899 - 1965 ) photo ready print for an advertisement for Lycoming / New Ideas Division Tractor company from the artist studio. Born in Kharkiv and moving to the ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Prints

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Paper

Selection of Alexander Calder Lithographs
Located in Atlanta, GA
Selection of Alexander Calder color lithographs, circa 1960s. They have been recently framed in clean lined black lacquered wood gallery frames. They are priced at $850 each. From le...
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1960s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Prints

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Glass, Wood, Paper

Pabli Picasso Lithographic Exhibition Poster, 1968
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Exhibition poster for Pablo Picaso, 1968. Poster of his exhibition on the Gallery "Sala Gaspar" in Barcelona. In good original condition. Pablo Picasso (1881-1973), was a Span...
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1960s Spanish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Prints

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Paper

Mid-Century Modern Galaxy Yaacov Agam Signed Holograph Lenticular Agamograph
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is a hand signed "Galaxy" Agamograph by Israeli artist Yaacov Agam, known as the father of the Kinetic Art Movement. In excellent condition. Size is 12" x 12" ...
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Mid-20th Century Israeli Mid-Century Modern Prints

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Paper

Wang Yuan Chinese Bamboo Framed Art
Located in Countryside, IL
Wang Yuan Chinese bamboo framed art - Set of 2 Each piece measures: 10 wide x 1 deep x 31 inches high Excellent vintage condition We take our photos in a controlled lighting...
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1970s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Prints

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Bamboo, Paper

Mid-Century Modern Unframed Infinity Yaacov Agam Signed Holograph Agamograph
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is a hand signed Agamograph by Israeli artist Yaacov Agam, known as the father of the Kinetic Art Movement. In excellent condition. Size is 12" x 12" unframed.  
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Mid-20th Century Israeli Mid-Century Modern Prints

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Paper

Joan Miró Lithographs
Located in Atlanta, GA
Selection of Joan Miro color lithographs, France, circa 1960s. We purchased a group of these color lithographs from the estate of a couple that lived in France from 1951-1983. These ...
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1960s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Prints

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Glass, Wood, Paper

Karl Blossfeldt Black White Flower Photogravure Botanic Photography, 1942
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Karl Blossfeldt Photogravure from the edition of the book 'Wunder in der Natur' in 1942. In original condition, with minor wear consistent with age and use, preserving a beautiful...
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1940s Spanish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Prints

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Paper

Henri Matisse Vibrant Large Scale Lithograph
Located in Atlanta, GA
Vibrant large scale Lithograph, after Henri Matisse, French, signed within the print "Matisse '52", this lithograph is probably circa 1970s. This work is entitled "L'Escargot"(The Sn...
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1970s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Prints

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Glass, Wood, Paper

Very Rare Harry Bertoia Monoprint on Rice Paper
Located in Munich, DE
Purchased at la modern around 20 years ago. Size is of the visible picture inside passe-partout.
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1940s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Prints

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Paint

Charlotte Perriand Booklet Print
Located in Perpignan, FR
Authentic Booklet print of the "storage" of Charlotte Perriand Published in 1956. Printed on the front in black on transparent paper. In good original condition, with minor w...
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1950s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Prints

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Paper

Marilyn Monroe Trip 1 & 2 Print by Bert Stern, 1968, Midcentury Pop Art, neon
Located in Brooklyn, NY
1968 Pop Art "The Marilyn Monroe Trip" 1 & 2 print by Bert Stern. Bert Stern was the last man to photograph Marilyn Monroe. Stern made this image from one of the photographs of that ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Prints

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Paper

Melissa Strawser Bertoia Junior Dandelion Gong Intaglio Print, 2016
Located in New York, NY
Contemporary artist Melissa Strawser’s Bertoia Junior Dandelion Gong Print is a pulled Artist Proof, an original intaglio print using handmade Doug Zucco White Crow Printmaking Paper...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Prints

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Paper

“Gray” Original Serigraphy by Alfredo Orozco
Located in Mexico City, CDMX
Alfredo Orozco is an artist, painter and woodworker from Mexico City. In the 1970s, he moved to Los Angeles and created a series of geometric serigraphs. The prints were shown in gal...
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1970s Mexican Vintage Mid-Century Modern Prints

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Paper

Robert Mangold "Frame and Elipses"
Located in Stamford, CT
A Robert Mangold etching titled "Frame and Elipses". Produced in 1988, signed and numbered in pencil 37/50. Framed in 12-karat white gold frame using all archival acid free materials...
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1980s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Prints

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Paper

Selection of Colorful Abstract Lithographs by Pablo Palazuelo
Located in Atlanta, GA
Selection of colorful abstract lithographs, by Pablo Palazuelo, from the limited edition folio Derriere Le Miroir, France, circa 1970s. They have been professionally framed in clean ...
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1970s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Prints

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Wood, Glass, Paper

Set of Twelve Karl Blossfeldt Black White Photogravure Botanic Photography, 1942
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Set of twelve black and white photogravures. Karl Blossfeldt Photogravure from the edition of the book 'Wunder in der Natur' in 1942. In original condition, with minor wear consi...
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1940s Spanish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Prints

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Paper

Selection of Abstract Modern Lithographs or Gallery Wall
Located in Atlanta, GA
Selection of abstract modern lithographs or gallery wall, circa 1960s-1970s. They are: Top row, left to right: 1 &2) Color lithographs of Mick Jagger by Andy Warhol for The Mick J...
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1970s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Prints

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Glass, Wood, Paper

1964 Dieter Rot Double Sided Black and White Geometric Die Cut Print, Framed
Located in Atlanta, GA
A vintage circa 1964 double sided die cut print by Dieter Rot (Dieter Roth 1930-1998). This double sided die cut print was part of promotional material sent to prospective clients to...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Prints

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Glass, Paper

Lithograph by Henri Matisse Drawing
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Lithograph by Henri Matisse 1942. Framed. Signed and numbered. In good original condition, with minor wear consistent with age and use. Henri Matisse (31 December 1869-3 Nove...
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1940s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Prints

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Paper

Fritz Scholder Snake Dancer Lithograph
Located in Phoenix, AZ
Dynamic Fritz Scholder signed lithograph depicting the silhouette of a Native American dancer with a snake between his teeth. Dimensions listed are inclusive of the frame. Print it...
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1980s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Prints

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Paint

Mid-Century Modern Yaacov Agam Signed Galaxy Holograph Lenticular Agamograph
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is a hand signed "Galaxy" Agamograph by Israeli artist Yaacov Agam, known as the father of the Kinetic Art Movement. In excellent condition. Size is 7.5" x 7.5...
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Mid-20th Century Israeli Mid-Century Modern Prints

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Paper

Eduardo Chillida Print, circa 1990
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Eduardo Chillida print. Spain, circa 1990. In original condition, with minor wear consistent with age and use, preserving a beautiful patina. Materials: Paper Dimensions: ...
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1990s Spanish Mid-Century Modern Prints

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Paper

Roberto Burle Marx Abstract Print in Green and Yellow, 1960s
By Burle Marx
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Roberto Burle Marx abstract print in greens and yellows. Number 3/120.
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1960s Brazilian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Prints

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Wood

'Supermercado de Arte' - Signed 1960's Lithograph by Guillermo Silva
Located in London, GB
A fabulous artist signed lithograph print by the famous Colombian artist Guillermo Silva. This dates from circa 1965. This framed print is a great size, and has a lively and playf...
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Mid-20th Century Colombian Mid-Century Modern Prints

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Paper

Selection of Modernist Art
Located in Atlanta, GA
Selection of modernist art, circa 1950s. From left to right, they are: 1) SOLD Modernist nudes painting by Lillian Lent, American, circa 1950s. It is executed on board in it's origin...
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1950s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Prints

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Wood, Paper

Man Ray Le Monde des Echecs Photography of Marcel Duchamp
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Print from "Le Monde des Echecs" Serie No. 1. by Edition L'Echiquier, 1933. V. Halberstadt and M. Duchamp photomontage by Man Ray. Portfolio of famous chess players and chess b...
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1930s Belgian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Prints

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Paper

Dorothy Bowman “Moonlit Horses” Serigraph, Signed
By Dorothy Bowman 1
Located in San Francisco, CA
A wonderfully kinetic abstract expressionist composition depicting a herd of majestic mustangs running free under the moonlight. It’s comprised of a multitude of complex, expertly la...
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1960s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Prints

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Wood

Original Midcentury Abstract Art Poster Signed by the Artist, Jacus
By A. Jacus
Located in Miami, FL
A very decorative original midcentury abstract art poster signed by listed artist A. Jacus. This beautiful poster was displayed during the exhibition at the La Boutique d'Art located...
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20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Prints

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Paper

1960s Karel Appel Colorful Rhino and Monkey Framed Lithograph
Located in Chattanooga, TN
Vintage 1960s Karel Appel rhino and monkey framed serigraph. The bold artist made his plate signature part of the image. The layering of inks can be seen on close inspection, showing...
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Mid-Century Modern Prints

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Chrome

Diverse Selection of Female Portraits
Located in Atlanta, GA
Diverse selection of female portraits, American, 20th century. Clockwise from left, they are: 1) Hippie lady with flowers in her hair, color screenprint by John Thompson. It measu...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Prints

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Glass, Wood, Paper

1972 Charles Stromberg Wood Block Print Titled Wave Action #6
Located in National City, CA
1972 Charles Stromberg wood block print titled wave action #6 Signed and numbered 28.5 x 32.25 Original vintage condition. See images provided.  
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1970s Vintage Mid-Century Modern Prints

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Paper

Marcel Duchamp Cage Rotorelief Konig Series 133, 1987
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Marcel Duchamp Rotoreliefs, 1987 Konig Series 133. Henri-Robert-Marcel Duchamp (French 28 July 1887–2 October 1968) was a French, naturalized American painter, sculptor, chess pla...
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1980s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Prints

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Paper

Eugenio Carmi Serigraph "CLAP CLAP"
Located in New York, NY
New Year’s greeting ushering in the year 1967 mailed out by renowned Italian artist and educator Eugenio Carmi (1920-2016). Folds out to a serigraph measuring 39.25” x 26.75”. This e...
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Prints

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Paper

Vibrant Color Lithograph after Henri Matisse
Located in Atlanta, GA
Vibrant color lithograph after Henri Matisse, circa 1950s. Signed, dated 1951, and titled, all within the lithograph. It has been framed in a simple, clean lined black lacquer wooden...
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1950s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Prints

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Glass, Wood, Paper

Karl Blossfeldt Black White Flower Photogravure Botanic Photography, 1942
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Karl Blossfeldt Photogravure from the edition of the book 'Wunder in der Natur' in 1942. Photography number 30. 'Chrysanthemum Leucanthemum. Gemeine Wucherblume, große Maßliebe, M...
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1940s Spanish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Prints

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Paper

Mid-Century Modern Marc Chagall Hagar in The Desert Lithograph, 1960
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
A lovely lithograph titled Hagar in The Desert, Drawings from the Bible, by early modernist artist Marc Chagall. This example is an unsigned open edition of 6500. Published in 1960. ...
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1960s Vintage Mid-Century Modern Prints

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Paper

Framed Warhol Print of Marilyn Monroe
Located in Stamford, CT
Framed Pop Art print of Marilyn Monroe by Andy Warhol, circa 1970s. Please note of wear consistent with age including minor scratches to the frame.
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1970s Unknown Vintage Mid-Century Modern Prints

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Wood

Donald Judd, Untitled, 1978-1979
Located in Stamford, CT
Aquatint, on etching paper, with full margins. Image size: 35 1/4 x 24 5/8 in. Full sheet size: 40 x 29 1/4 in. Framed dimensions: 46 1/2" x 35 3/4". In black frame. Signed and numb...
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Prints

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Paper

Bernard Cathelin Original 1976 Lithograph Annotated to His Gallerist
Located in Sharon, CT
1976 lithograph signed numbered (81/125) dated and annotated by Bernard Cathelin to his gallerist. Paper size: 29.75" x 21.38". Plate size: 23" x 17.75".
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1970s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Prints

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Paper

"Stones" Vintage Photograph by John Gruen
By John Jonas Gruen
Located in Rochester, NY
"Stones" vintage photograph by John Jonas Gruen (American, 1926-2016). Signed. Matted and framed. Edition 40/60.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Prints

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Photographic Paper

Mid-Century Cityscape Lithograph of The New York Stock Exchange by John Haymson
Located in San Diego, CA
Mid-century cityscape water color & ink lithograph of "The New York Stock Exchange" by John Haymson, circa 1960s. The piece is in good vintage condition with some yellowing to the or...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Prints

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Paper

Joan Miró Lithography, Les Essències De La Terra i Ma De Proverbis, 1970
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Lithography by Joan Miro, 1970. Edited by Poligrafa (Spain). Guarro Paper, numbered and monogrammed. Limited edition 500 Provenance: Barcelona (Spain). Framed in Barcelona...
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1970s Spanish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Prints

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Paper

Josef Albers "Formulation : Articulation" Portfolio II, Folder 17
Located in Chicago, IL
JOSEF ALBERS (1888 – 1976) "Formulation : Articulation" Portfolio II, Folder 17 Screen-printed geometric composition printed by Ives Stillman, Inc., New Haven, CT. From the set of 12...
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1970s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Prints

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Paper

Salvadore Dali Signed 'Wailing Wall' Lithograph #183/250 in a Gallery Frame
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
This very large signed lithograph was done by the world renowned Savadore Dali of Spain in approximately 1970 in his signature Surrealistic style. The lithograph is titled "Wailing W...
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Late 20th Century Spanish Mid-Century Modern Prints

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Paper

"DADA Documenting a Movement" 1958 Publication
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
'DADA: Documenting a Movement' original title 'DADA: Dokumente einer Bewegung' book by various authors. Published by Art Association for the Rhineland and Westphalia (Germany). I...
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1950s German Vintage Mid-Century Modern Prints

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Paper

Photogravure in Black and White by Karl Blossfeldt '3'
Located in Frankfurt, Hessen, DE
Photography, black and white, Wundergarten der Natur, Karl Blossfeldt, Germany, 1928. In photographic art, Karl Blossfeldt is regarded as a representative of New Objectivity such ...
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1920s German Vintage Mid-Century Modern Prints

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Paper

Gregorio Prestopino Lithograph
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Beautiful four-color lithograph by the artist Gregorio Prestopino Signed and numbered.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Prints

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Paper

Landscape, a Mid-Century Modern Lithographic Print on Paper by Stanley Lewis
Located in Philadelphia, PA
An modernist lithograph by the Canadian artist Stanley Lewis on wove paper. Entitled: Landscape Titled and numbered 9/30 to the lower left. Signed S. Lewis and dated 1961 to...
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1960s Canadian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Prints

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Paper

Henri Matisse Poissons Chinois
Located in Weesp, NL
The work by Henri Matisse Poissons chinois is an original color lithograph made in 1958 measuring 26,5x35,5 cm. Among the leading members of Fauvism, Henri Matisse combines primar...
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1950s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Prints

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Paper

Harry Bertoia Monoprint
Located in New York, NY
Large mono-print by Harry Bertoia, initialed and numbered 1857 on rice paper set mounted in oiled walnut frame. From the Bertoia Family collection. A beautiful rendering of his sculp...
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1960s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Prints

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Paper

Selection of Three Marino Marini Horse and Rider Lithographs
Located in Atlanta, GA
Selection of three horse and rider lithographs by Marino Marini, from the Marino Marini portfolio, printed by Carl Schunemann, Germany, circa 1968. They have been framed in clean lin...
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1960s German Vintage Mid-Century Modern Prints

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Glass, Wood, Paper

After Robert Indiana, Golden Love, Screenprint, Serigraph, Yellow, Orange, Red
Located in New York, NY
After Robert Indiana, Golden Love, Screenprint, Serigraph. Unsigned color screenprint on heavy wove paper with bright pop art colors: orange, yellow and red. Image size is 30" x 30"....
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1970s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Prints

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Brass

"Great Ideas of Western Man" Lithograph / Poster by Ben Shahn
Located in San Diego, CA
A very hard to find "Great Ideas of Western Man" Lithograph / Poster by Ben Shahn, circa 1968. The piece depicts the social realism of a man with the caption "You Have Not Converted ...
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Mid-19th Century American Antique Mid-Century Modern Prints

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Wood, Paper

Selection of Wassily Kandinsky Lithographs
Located in Atlanta, GA
Selection of Wassily Kandinsky lithographs or gallery wall, circa 1960s. The lithograph pictured on the top left measures 15" H x 11" W. The lithograph pictured on the top right meas...
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1960s European Vintage Mid-Century Modern Prints

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Glass, Wood, Paper

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