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Post-Modern Prints

POSTMODERN STYLE

Strictly speaking, postmodern design was a short-lived movement that manifested itself chiefly in Italy and the United States in the early 1980s. The characteristics of postmodern furniture and other postmodern objects included hot-colored, loud-patterned, usually plastic surfaces; strange proportions and weird angles; and a vague-at-best relationship between form and function.

Critics derided postmodern design as a grandstanding bid for attention and nothing of consequence. The fact that, decades later, postmodern design still has the power to provoke thoughts (along with other reactions) proves they were not entirely correct.

Postmodernism began as an architectural critique. Starting in the 1960s, a small cadre of mainly American architects began to argue that modernism, once high-minded and even noble in its goals, had become stale, stagnant and blandly corporate. In the next decade in Milan, a cohort of designers led by Ettore Sottsass and Alessandro Mendini brought the discussion to bear on design.

Sottsass and Michele de Lucchi, in 1980, gathered a core group of young designers, which would come to include Michael Graves, Marco Zanini, Shiro Kuramata and Matteo Thun, into a design collective they called Memphis. The Memphis Group saw design as a means of communication and they wanted it to shout. That it did: the first Memphis collection appeared in 1981 and broke all the modernist taboos, embracing irony, kitsch, wild ornamentation and bad taste.

Memphis works remain icons of postmodernism: the Sottsass Casablanca bookcase, with its leopard-print plastic veneer; de Lucchi’s First chair, which has been described as having the look of an electronics component; Martine Bedin’s Super lamp: a pull-toy puppy on a power cord leash. After the initial Memphis show caused an uproar, postmodern design quickly took off in America. The architect Robert Venturi had already begun a series of plywood chairs for Knoll Inc. with beefy, exaggerated silhouettes of traditional styles such as Queen Anne and Chippendale. In 1982, the new firm Swid Powell enlisted a group of top American architects, including Frank Gehry, Richard Meier, Stanley Tigerman and Venturi to create postmodern tableware in silver, ceramic and glass.

On 1stDibs, the collection of postmodern furniture includes seating, decorative objects, lighting fixtures and more.

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Style: Post-Modern
Einstein State I, a Pop-Art Screen-Print of Albert Einstein by Sak Steve Kaufman
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Title: Einstein State I (with embellishments). By: Steve Kaufman. Date: 1990s. A limited edition screen-print on canvas with hand embellishments (in oil). Depicting Alber...
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Late 20th Century American Post-Modern Prints

Ron English “Inbred Hybrid” Serigraph
Located in Doylestown, PA
One of the most prolific and recognizable artists alive today, Ron English has bombed the global landscape with unforgettable images, on the street, in museums, in movies, books and ...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Post-Modern Prints

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Steve Bloom '18th at Pebble Beach' Golf Game Signed Serigraph
Located in New York, NY
Postmodern American framed serigraph on paper, titled '18th At Pebble Beach', depicting a game of golf, by Steve Bloom. The piece dates from the 1990s, is signed in pencil, marked wi...
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1990s American Post-Modern Prints

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Hand Signed Limited Edition Lithograph "Les Jeux De L'ete" by Corneille
By Corneille 1
Located in San Diego, CA
Hand signed limited edition lithograph entitled "Les Jeux De L'ete" by Corneille, circa 1966. The print is in very good vintage condition and is numbered 48/100; the piece is signed ...
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Mid-20th Century American Post-Modern Prints

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X Large Freshly Framed Zebras Serigraph Signed & Numbered by Victor Vasarely
Located in San Diego, CA
Striking beautifully freshly framed xlarge Victor Vasarely Serigraph signed and numbered great condition, rare part of the Zebras Series. 51/150.
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Late 20th Century North American Post-Modern Prints

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Glass, Paper

Hand Signed Ltd Edition Serigraph "MOMA 1870-1970 Centennial" by Frank Stella
Located in San Diego, CA
Hand signed limited edition cenntennial serigraph entitled "Metropolitan Museum of Art 1870 - 1970" by Frank Stella, circa 1970. The print is in good vintage condition and is numbere...
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Late 20th Century American Post-Modern Prints

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1970s Lithograph by Gloria Vanderbilt Titled House
Located in Lambertville, NJ
Colorful 1970s lithograph by Gloria Vanderbilt, titled House. Artist Proof signed lower left ES. Pencil Signed lower right Gloria Vanderbilt. Excellent condition and quality, silv...
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1970s Vintage Post-Modern Prints

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Glass, Paper

Rare Print by Hundertwasser Haus in Aluminum Foil Framed
Located in San Diego, CA
A beautiful and rare print in its original biomorphic silver frame, circa late 1980s, in great condition.   A total of five by the artist are available, please see separate listings.
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Late 20th Century Austrian Post-Modern Prints

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Vintage Muramasa Kudo, Watermelon, Printer Proof Screen-Print, Signed & Numbered
Located in Miami, FL
Large Scale Muramasa Kudo, Watermelon, Printer Proof Screenprint, Signed and Numbered in Pencil by the Artist. Circa 1980s Framed with a brass pleated frame, protected with a plexi...
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1980s American Vintage Post-Modern Prints

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Hand Signed Limited Edition Lithograph "Lagune" by Pierre Doutreleau
Located in San Diego, CA
Hand signed limited edition lithograph entitled "Lagune" by listed French artist Pierre Doutreleau, circa 1985. The print is in very good vintage condition and is numbered 117 / 350 ...
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Late 20th Century French Post-Modern Prints

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Original Poster by Piet Mondrian for Pace, 1970
Located in Pasadena, CA
Piet Mondrian ( 1872 - 1944 ) was a Dutch-born Modernist Abstract painter and art theorist, he is considered to be one of the most important and influential Modern artists of all tim...
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1970s Vintage Post-Modern Prints

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Op Art Screenprint by Eugenio Carmi '1973'
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A striking limited edition op art serigraph by Italian artist Eugenio Carmi (1920 - 2016) in the hard edge style. An untitled abstract composition with a blue and red border, black t...
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Late 20th Century Post-Modern Prints

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Arman "1984" Original New Years Greeting
Located in Sharon, CT
A Happy New Years greeting. Probably a screenprint, unnumbered and of an unknown edition size (obviously small). S Rubber stamped greetings, signed, by both Arman and Yasmine. Meas...
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1980s American Vintage Post-Modern Prints

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1970s Large Framed Lithograph, Numbered and Signed by the Artist
Located in Miami, FL
Large Framed Lithograph, Numbered and Signed by the Artist. Circa 1970s Features an abstract image in neutral and muted colors over oversized Squared paper background. Framed with ...
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1970s American Vintage Post-Modern Prints

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Paper

Large Abstract Vibrant Color Gold Framed Print in Linen Matt by Nancy Ramirez
Located in Oklahoma City, OK
Large oversize contemporary abstract multi-color gold framed print with cream linen silk matt by Nancy Ramirez of Cozamia. The piece is titled Lucid Surf. Features a multi-color vibr...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Post-Modern Prints

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Metal

Nicholas Monro, "Born" Signed
Located in Hudson, NY
British pop art sculptor, print-maker and teacher, Nicholas Monro, completed this work in 1970. Titled "Born," it is one of several Monro signed silk screen prints on paper availabl...
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Late 20th Century English Post-Modern Prints

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Javier Mariscal Poster, Signed & Numbered, Limited Edition of 100
Located in Chicago, IL
Hand signed and numbered, exhibition poster designed by Javier Mariscal, limited edition of 100 Giclée print on Matte Lithorealistic 269gr paper paper (23.4 x 33 inches). Mariscal's ...
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2010s Spanish Post-Modern Prints

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Paper

Nicholas Monro, "The Flood" Signed Screen Print
Located in Hudson, NY
British pop art sculptor, print-maker and teacher, Nicholas Monro, completed this work in the 1970s. Titled "The Flood," it is an original pencil signed and numbered silk screen prin...
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1970s English Vintage Post-Modern Prints

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1970s Minimalist Abstract Red, White and Blue Lithograph
Located in Garnerville, NY
Hard edge shapes juxtaposed with the floating free edge shape in red, white and blue. This minimalist work is all about the negative and positive space and reminiscent of the more wi...
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1970s American Vintage Post-Modern Prints

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Metal, Chrome

1980s, Jane Bazinet Wind Rose Serigraph 68/250, Framed
Located in Delray Beach, FL
Artist: Jane Bazinet Title of Art: wind rose Medium: hand signed with pencil on canvas Edition size: 68/250 Art size: 34"x46" Framed size: 59"x46.5" Some history and informat...
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1980s American Vintage Post-Modern Prints

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Canvas, Glass, Wood

Hand Signed Limited Edition Serigraph "Provence" by Arthur Secunda
Located in San Diego, CA
Hand signed limited edition serigraph entitled "Provence" by Arthur Second, circa 1980. The print is in very good vintage condition and is numbered 8 / 150; it is signed in lower rig...
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Late 20th Century American Post-Modern Prints

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Pedro Friedeberg "Musical Monkeys by Day" Limited Edition Engraving
Located in Mexico City, MX
"Monos Musicales de Día" (Musical Monkeys by Day). Engraving print by Mexican artist Pedro Friedeberg. Copperplate engraving on Hahnemühle 300 g. 100% cotton paper. Edition of 86 pie...
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21st Century and Contemporary Mexican Post-Modern Prints

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1980s Postmodern Botanical Still Life Pencil-Signed Lithographs by R. Gallup
Located in Munroe Falls, OH
This is a gorgeous pair of 1980’s postmodern large framed lithographs by artist R. Gallup. Signed and numbered in pencil by the artist. “Rainflower” 12/20, 1982. pictured left: 24...
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1980s American Vintage Post-Modern Prints

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Chrome

Original Program for Nantucket Stage Production Dracula, Signed by Edward Gorey
Located in Nantucket, MA
Original program for the Nantucket Stage Company Production of "Dracula", signed by Edward Gorey, 1973. The Nantucket Stage Company (which became the Straight Wharf Theatre, premiere...
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1970s American Vintage Post-Modern Prints

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Paper

Leroy Neiman, Original Painting One of a Kind Helicopter Fuselage Flying Tiger
Located in San Diego, CA
This is a one of a kind piece of art history! Original hand painted NBC news weather helicopter fuselage of a flying tiger by Leroy Neiman, circa 1981. Here is the incredible sto...
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Late 20th Century American Post-Modern Prints

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Aluminum

Sandro Chia "Painter with Teddy Bears" Carborundum Etching 1989-90, Signed
Located in New York, NY
Post Modern master Sandro Chia carborundum etching or mezzo-print titled "Painter with Teddy bears" is signed and numbered 8 of 50. Produced between 1989-90 in New York City. The pri...
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1980s American Vintage Post-Modern Prints

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Paper

William Crutchfield Zeppelin Island Lithograph, 1977
By William Crutchfield
Located in Garnerville, NY
Signed William Crutchfield (1932-) lithograph entitled Zeppelin Island, circa 1977. Mounted and framed under Plexiglas. Signed, dated and numbered in pencil in the lower right corner...
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1970s American Vintage Post-Modern Prints

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Acrylic, Wood, Paper

Nicholas Monro, "Craters" Signed Screen Print
Located in Hudson, NY
British sculptor and print-maker, Nicholas Monro, completed this work in the 1970s. Titled "Stone Circle," it is an original pencil signed and numbered silk screen print on paper.
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Late 20th Century English Post-Modern Prints

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Paper

Roy Lichtenstein "Against Apartheid" Print '1983'
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A 1983 lithograph designed and created by American artist Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997) to help fight Apartheid -- a system of legal racial segregation enforced by the South African g...
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Late 20th Century Post-Modern Prints

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1960's Brian Rice Signed Pop Art Screen Print Geometric 'Radio'
Located in Norwich, GB
Radio by Brian Rice (born 1936). Limited Edition Silkscreen Print - 1969. Brian Rice is a British abstract artist associated with the pop art movement. He studied in London, and h...
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Mid-20th Century English Post-Modern Prints

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César (Cesare Baldaccini), French Artist, Color Lithography, Bp.
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
César (Cesare Baldaccini) 1921-1998, French artist. Color lithography. BP. 1970's. Measures: 76 x 60 cm. The frame measures: 1.3 cm. In excellent condition. Signed in pencil.
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1970s French Vintage Post-Modern Prints

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Other

Lothar Quinte "Sonnenzyklus Kalender" Abstract Silkscreen, circa 1970
Located in New York, NY
Lothar Quinte abstract silkscreen, "Sonnenzyklus Kalender," original edition 81/100 Signed in pencil, Quinte,'71. Photographer's reflection in last image, (not included). Lothar Qu...
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Late 20th Century German Post-Modern Prints

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Victor Vasarely Signed and Numbered Silk Screen Lithograph
Located in East Hampton, NY
This beautiful silk screen litho is signed and numbered 209 of 250. Frame is original to period. Psychedelic patterns that emerge from early computational experiments parallel Optica...
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1970s American Vintage Post-Modern Prints

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Glass, Paper

Günther Uecker "Verletzungen - Verbindungen", 2000
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Wonderful limited edition, framed offset lithography on handmade paper by German sculptor, op artist and installation artist Gu¨nther Uecker (born 1930) called "Verletzungen - Verbin...
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Early 2000s German Post-Modern Prints

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Hand Signed Limited Edition Serigraph "Windsurfer" by Leroy Neiman
Located in San Diego, CA
Hand signed limited edition serigraph entitled "Windsurfer" by Leroy Neiman, circa 1984. The print is in very good vintage condition and is numbered 122/300; the piece is signed in l...
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Late 20th Century American Post-Modern Prints

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Paper

Issey Miyake Magazine Spread by Laurie Rosenwald for Vogue
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A double-sided laminated sheet showcasing Laurie Rosenwald’s 1980s postmodern graphic work for Issey Miyake. This example was taken from an issue of Vogue. Rosenwald is an accomplish...
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Late 20th Century Post-Modern Prints

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Rare Print by Hundertwasser Haus in Wood Red Framed
Located in San Diego, CA
A beautiful and rare print in its original biomorphic wood red frame, circa late 1980s, in great condition. The print is in excellent condition, images show reflection which we could...
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Late 20th Century Austrian Post-Modern Prints

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Geometric Images Original by Betty Gold Postmodern Mix-Media Unframed
Located in San Diego, CA
Rare signed mix media silkscreen some water damage on the bottom as shown this is an original piece by Betty Gold listed artist signed a gold cut geometric forms, rare to find the da...
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Late 20th Century North American Post-Modern Prints

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Contemporary Photography "Espécimes Vegetais" by Felipe Varanda, Limited Edition
Located in Miami, FL
Contemporary Photography "Espécimes Vegetais" (Vegetable Specimens) from the "Arqueologia de Futuras Ruínas" (Archeology of Future Ruins) Series by Brazilian Photographer Felipe Vara...
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2010s Brazilian Post-Modern Prints

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Marilyn Monroe Silver, a Pop-Art Screen-Print by SAK Steve Kaufman
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Title: Marilyn Monroe Silver By: Steve Kaufman. Date: 1990s. A limited edition screen-print on canvas with hand embellishments (in oil) depicting Marilyn Monroe. Sign...
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1990s American Post-Modern Prints

Limited Edition Serigraph Signed & Numbered Polo Player by Mark King, 1979
By LeRoy Neiman, Mark King 1
Located in San Diego, CA
Nice colors on this large signed and numbered Polo Player serigraph, by Mark King from 1979, a listed artist with auction results 123/325 gold aluminum frame with a nice mate.
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Late 20th Century American Post-Modern Prints

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Set of Three Signed Sturtevant Serigraphs
By Elaine Sturtevant
Located in NYC, NY
A set of three prints by influential American artist Elaine Sturtevant, studying circular motion and riffing/ripping (depending on your views on copyright) off the works of Robert Ra...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Post-Modern Prints

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Framed Limited Edition 'Two Golden Mona Lisas' Lithograph
Located in Chicago, IL
A striking limited edition 'Two Golden Mona Lisas' lithograph by Andy Warhol, printed by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. in 1993. The original painting was compl...
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1990s American Post-Modern Prints

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"Las Vegas 1983" Serigraph by Melanie Taylor Kent
By Melanie Taylor Kent
Located in San Diego, CA
"Las Vegas 1983" Serigraph by Melanie Taylor Kent, circa 1985. The print is hand signed in pencil in the lower right and numbered 39/100 in the lower left corner (Very difficult to m...
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Late 20th Century North American Post-Modern Prints

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Limited Edition Valerie Jaudon Silkscreen Print, '1981'
By Valerie Jaudon 1
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A lovely black, red, and off-white abstract etched design by Valerie Jaudon (b. 1945), most famous for her role in the Pattern and Decoration Movement of the mid-1970s. Jaudon's work...
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Late 20th Century Post-Modern Prints

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Set of 4 Signed Abstract Intaglio Prints by Kazuko Watanabe, Framed
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Set of 4 signed abstract intaglio prints by Kazuko Watanabe, framed. Signed in pencil by the artist and numbered 16/30, 19/20, 7/10, 9/10. Kazuko Watanabe is a graduate of the San...
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1990s American Post-Modern Prints

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Wood, Glass, Paper

Christo and Jeanne-Claude Wrapped Reichstag, 1971
Located in East Hampton, NY
Christo and Jeanne-Claude, American, Bulgarian and Moroccan, b. 1935-2020 and 1935-2009. Newly framed and hand-signed. Title: Wrapped Reichstag Series: Wrapped Reichstag Date: 197...
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1970s French Vintage Post-Modern Prints

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Glass, Paper

John Luke Eastman "One Mind" Serigraph
By John Luke Eastman
Located in Van Nuys, CA
John Luke Eastman serigraph titled, "One Mind," fitted to matte board.    
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1970s American Vintage Post-Modern Prints

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Set of 4 Signed Abstract Intaglio Prints by Kazuko Watanabe, Framed
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Set of 4 signed abstract intaglio prints by Kazuko Watanabe, framed. Signed in pencil by the artist and numbered 16/30, 19/20, 7/10, 9/10. Kazuko Watanabe is a graduate of the San...
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1990s American Post-Modern Prints

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Wood, Glass, Paper

Lowell Nesbitt White Rose Limited Edition Lithograph in Custom Frame, circa 1981
Located in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Lowell Nesbitt (1933-1993) White rose, circa 1981 Limited edition # 124 / 200 Artist-signed and numbered Measures: 34.5" x 34.5" framed Vintage contemporary art colored lithog...
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1980s American Vintage Post-Modern Prints

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Paint, Paper

Lawrence Weiner Limited Edition Book and Tattoo, South London Gallery, 2014
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Lawrence Weiner, ALL IN DUE COURSE, limited edition book and tattoo for the South London Gallery, 2014. Signed by the artist. Materials: Paper Tattoo Dimensions: Tatto pape...
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2010s British Post-Modern Prints

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Postmodern Signed and Numbered Litograph Limited Edition 4/18 by Diane
Located in San Diego, CA
Nice colors on this unframed litho by Diane never used or exposed circa 1980s, ready to be framed.
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20th Century American Post-Modern Prints

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Paper

Lithography by Henri Goetz
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Lithography by Henri Goetz, 75/100, signed. Measures: H 41.5 cm, L 51.5 cm, W 1 cm.
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1960s French Vintage Post-Modern Prints

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Signed Beuys Exhibition Poster "Joseph Beuys. Zeichnungen Kunstahalle Kiel" 1971
By Joseph Beuys
Located in Hamburg, DE
Signed black and white exhibition poster of Joseph Beuys' exhibition in Kiel in 1971. It is signed by the artist with a red pen. The piece is in a black wooden frame, also made in ci...
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1970s German Vintage Post-Modern Prints

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Wood, Paper, Glass

Contemporary Photography "Trilhos 4" by Felipe Varanda, Limited Edition
Located in Miami, FL
Contemporary Photography "Trilhos 4" (Rails 4) by Brazilian Photographer Felipe Varanda. Edition: 2/8 Archival Ink on Hahnemühle Photo Rag Paper Measurements: 12 x 12 in Feli...
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2010s Brazilian Post-Modern Prints

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Striking Litho Signed Numbered and Dated "Splits And Stripes", 1979
Located in San Diego, CA
Beautiful litho signed and numbered great condition ready to be framed signed and numbered, limited edition 13/15.
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20th Century American Post-Modern Prints

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Paper

Grazia Varisco, Untitled Silkscreen 06/20, Edition Arte Struktura, 1980
Located in Vienna, AT
Grazia Varisco (1937-) Untitled silkscreen 06/20, edition Arte Struktura, 1980 Screenprint showing interlocking and distorted grids in different blacks, grays. Very good condition...
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1980s Italian Vintage Post-Modern Prints

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Lithography by Henri Goetz
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Lithography by Henri Goetz, 50/100, signed. Measures: H 29 cm, L 39.5 cm, W 1 cm.
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1960s French Vintage Post-Modern Prints

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Paper

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