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Painting, Nude, Mid-Century, Black and White, Modern Art, circa 1959
Located in New York, NY
Nude painting, circa 1959, beautifully framed in an antique colored silver frame.
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Paintings

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Acrylic

Painting of a Woman, Mid-Century, Black and White, Modern Art, circa 1950
Located in New York, NY
A master work on paper, gouache, framed in an antique gold frame, circa 1950.
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Paintings

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Paper

Franz Kline Style Abstract Expressionist Painting in White, Gray and Black
By Franz Kline
Located in Houston, TX
Offered is an original unsigned abstract Expressionist Franz Kline style white, off-white and gray background with thick black strokes painting framed in black wood painting on stret...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Paintings

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Canvas, Wood, Paint

Framed Acrylic Abstract Painting of Geometric Shapes in Black, Red, and White
Located in New York, NY
Mid-century acrylic on canvas abstract painting featuring geometric shapes in black and red against a cream colored background in a rectangular black painted wooden frame.
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Paintings

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Paint

Abstract Jay Milder, 1965 Black and White Gouache on Paper
Located in Plymouth, MA
Dramatic abstract gouache on paper by listed Am. artist Jay Milder (b. 1934) painted in 1964 in black and white. Signed and dated lower left. In excellent condition. Silver edged bla...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Paintings

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Paper

Mid-Century Black and White Abstract Enamel Original Signed Painting 1973
Located in West Hartford, CT
An abstract Expressionist painting utilizing black and white acrylic enamel paint in a gestural manner creating a dynamic downward movement of the paint. Signed lower left Carri, 197...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Decorative Art

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Canvas, Wood, Paint

Black and White Photography of Picasso Painting 'Guernica', 1973
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Black and white archive photography of Picasso Painting 'Guernica', 1973. In original condition, with minor wear consistent with age and use, preserving a beautiful patina. Mat...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Photography

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Paper

Black and White Abstract Enamel Original Signed Painting Midcentury, 1973
Located in West Hartford, CT
An abstract expressionist painting utilizing black and white acrylic enamel paint in a gestural manner creating a dynamic downward movement of the paint. Signed lower left Carri, 197...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Decorative Art

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Canvas, Wood, Paint

Mid-Century French Artist Maurice Morel Black and White Abstract Painting
Located in New York, NY
Black and white abstract painting by Mid-Century French artist Maurice Morel. Matted and framed in a wooden frame.   
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Vintage 1950s French Paintings

Artist Jacques Nestle Black and White Ink Painting, France, Mid-Century
By Jacques Nestle
Located in New York, NY
Mid-Century French black and white ink painting by contemporary artist Jacques Nestle. Matted in neutral wood frame. A collection of three paintings are available and sold individu...
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Mid-20th Century French Paintings

Artist Jacques Nestle Black and White Ink Painting, France, Mid-Century
By Jacques Nestle
Located in New York, NY
Mid-Century, French black and white ink painting by contemporary artist Jacques Nestle. Matted in neutral wood frame.   
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Mid-20th Century French Paintings

Mid-Century Aaron Levy Abstract Painting of White and Black Brush Strokes
By Aaron Levy
Located in New York, NY
American Aaron Levy abstract painting of white and black brush strokes. The white brush strokes of varying widths, some arched and curved elements, some straight strokes, painted ag...
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Vintage 1960s American Paintings

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Canvas

Walter Gaudnek Black and White Painting
By Walter Gaudnek
Located in Phoenix, AZ
Walter Gaudnek black and white painting from 1972. Gaudnek has exhibited internationally in both galleries and museums including The Museum of Modern Art in 1960. His work mixes symb...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Paintings

  • Walter Gaudnek Black and White Painting
  • Walter Gaudnek Black and White Painting
  • Walter Gaudnek Black and White Painting
  • Walter Gaudnek Black and White Painting
H 21.5 in. W 17.5 in. D 2 in.
Mid-Century Modern Black and White Geometric Gordon Newton Special Edition
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
Dimensions: Frame 33" x 44" Actual Art: 25 x 36 Gordon Newton did a special edition of his oil and stick pieces in collaboration with a project in Detroit. Very rare to find print...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Paintings

Mid-Century Modern Black and White Geometric Gordon Newton Special Edition
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
Dimensions: Frame 33 x 44" Art: 26 x 36. Gordon Newton did a special edition of his oil and stick pieces in collaboration with a project in Detroit. Very rare to find prints by New...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Paintings

Mid-Century Modern Black and White Geometric Gordon Newton Special Edition
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
Dimensions: Frame- 33" x 44" Actual art- 25 x 36 Gordon Newton did a special edition of his oil and stick pieces in collaboration with a project in Detroit. Very rare to find prin...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Paintings

Franz Kline Style Abstract Black and White Painting
By Franz Kline
Located in Chicago, IL
Monumental 79" square Franz Kline style abstract black and white painting, circa 1980s. Dramatic abstract expressionist painting on canvas in blacks, whites, grays and a touch of cre...
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Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Paintings

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Canvas, Paint

Mid-Century Modern Black and White Geometric Gordon Newton Special Edition 1970s
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
Dimensions: Frame: 33 x 44 Art: 25 x 36 Gordon Newton did a special edition of his oil and stick pieces in collaboration with a project in Detroit. Very rare to find prints by New...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Paintings

Mid-Century Modern Black and White Geometric Gordon Newton Special Edition 1970s
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
Dimensions: Frame: 33 x 44" Art: 26 x 36 Gordon Newton did a special edition of his oil and stick pieces in collaboration with a project in Detroit. Very rare to find prints by Ne...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Paintings

Patrick Mather Hard-Edge Black and White Acrylic Painting, Pair
Located in Phoenix, AZ
This delightfully bold pair of hard-edge acrylic on board paintings titled "Key" and "Complex" from 1971 by artist Patrick Mather feature architectural interlocking black and white b...
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Vintage 1970s North American Mid-Century Modern Paintings

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Acrylic

Original Black and White Painting by Argentine Artist Karina Gentinetta
By Karina Gentinetta
Located in New York, NY
Entitled "Coal Mine I." Original acrylic on stretched canvas abstract black and white painting by Argentine born artist Karina Gentinetta (featured in the April 2015 issue of Elle De...
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Paintings

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Acrylic, Plaster, Wood

Large Black and White Oil on Canvas Abstract Painting by Guillermo Calles
By Franz Kline
Located in New York, NY
Large black and white oil on canvas abstract painting by Philadelphia artist, Guillermo Calles. These pieces have wonderful texture and composition. We offer free regular deliver...
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Paintings

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Canvas

Black and White Abstract Expressionist Oil Painting in the Manner of Franz Kline
By Franz Kline
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Great abstract expressionist painting in canvas featuring sweeping gestural brush strokes in black and white, with hints of red. Rustic wood frame. Wired for hanging. Unsigned.
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Mid-20th Century North American Modern Paintings

"Coal Mine I" Original Black and White Painting by Artist Karina Gentinetta
By Karina Gentinetta
Located in New York, NY
Entitled "Coal Mine I." Original acrylic on stretched canvas abstract black and white painting by Argentine born artist Karina Gentinetta (featured in the April 2015 issue of Elle De...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Paintings

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Acrylic, Plaster

Large Black and White Oil on Canvas Abstract Paintings by Guillermo Calles
By Franz Kline
Located in New York, NY
Handsome black and white oil on canvas abstract paintings by Philadelphia artist, Guillermo Calles. They both measure 46" H x 36" W. These pieces have wonderful texture and compositi...
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2010s Mid-Century Modern Paintings

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Canvas

Large Black and White Oil on Canvas Abstract Paintings by Guillermo Calles
By Franz Kline
Located in New York, NY
Handsome black and white oil on canvas abstract paintings by Philadelphia artist, Guillermo Calles. They both measure 48" H x 36" W. These pieces have wonderful texture and compositi...
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Paintings

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Canvas

Jacques Nestle Abstract Black, White and Grey Ink Painting, France, 20th Century
By Jacques Nestle
Located in New York, NY
Abstract black, white and grey ink painting by mid century French artist Jacques Nestle. Matted in a neutral wooden frame.
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Mid-20th Century French Paintings

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Paper

Black and White Op Art Oil on Canvas
By SHEI
Located in National City, CA
For your consideration a vintage oil in canvas painitng. Black in white with op art. Signed in lower left corner. "SHEI". No information on the artist. Painting measures ...
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Vintage 1960s Unknown Mid-Century Modern Paintings

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Canvas

  • Black and White Op Art Oil on Canvas
  • Black and White Op Art Oil on Canvas
  • Black and White Op Art Oil on Canvas
  • Black and White Op Art Oil on Canvas
H 55 in. W 38.5 in. D 1.5 in.
"Quiet Confidence" Original Black and White Abstract by Karina Gentinetta
By Karina Gentinetta
Located in New York, NY
Entitled "Quiet Confidence", Original acrylic on stretched canvas abstract black and white painting by Argentine born artist Karina Gentinetta (featured in the April 2015 i...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Paintings

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Acrylic, Plaster

Black and White Splat on Emerald Gouache by Honora Berg
Located in Pasadena, CA
An intriguing black and white splat scene with a deep, gradient emerald background. Signed Honora Berg. Honora Berg was an abstract painter who moved from New York to San Francisc...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Paintings

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Paper, Wood

"Stay the Course" Original Black and White Abstract by Karina Gentinetta
By Karina Gentinetta
Located in New York, NY
Entitled "Stay the Course", original acrylic on stretched canvas abstract black and white painting by Argentine born artist Karina Gentinetta (featured in the April 2015 issue of Ell...
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Paintings

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Acrylic, Plaster

"Mirror Image" Black and White Abstract by Karina Gentinetta, Signed 60" x 48"
By Karina Gentinetta
Located in New York, NY
Entitled "Mirror Image", Original acrylic on stretched canvas abstract black and white painting by Argentine born artist Karina Gentinetta (featured in the April 2015 issue of Elle D...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Paintings

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Acrylic, Plaster

Black and White Abstract Enamel Painting Signed
Located in West Hartford, CT
An abstract expressionist painting utilizing black and white acrylic enamel paint in a gestural manner creating a dynamic downward movement of the paint. Signed lower left Carri, 197...
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Contemporary Art

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Wood, Paint

Large Black and White Abstract Painting by Guillermo Calles
By Franz Kline
Located in New York, NY
Large black and white oil on canvas abstract painting by Philadelphia artist, Guillermo Calles. These pieces have wonderful texture and composition. See this item in our private ...
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Contemporary Art

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Canvas

Clay Walker Painting 1957 American Modern Painter Gauche Black and White
By Clay Walker
Located in St. Louis, MO
Beautiful Gauche painting by the recently discovered Mid-Century Modern American painter Clay Walker. Painting has no defects or issues to speak of. Painted on canvas and framed with...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Contemporary Art

Large Black and White Abstract Painting by Guillermo Calles
By Franz Kline
Located in New York, NY
Large black and white abstract painting by Guillermo Calles. See this item in our private NYC showroom! Refine Limited is located in the heart of Chelsea at the history Starrett-L...
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Decorative Art

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Canvas

Large Black and White Oil on Canvas Abstract Painting by Guillermo Calles
By Franz Kline
Located in New York, NY
Large black and white oil on canvas abstract painting by Philadelphia artist, Guillermo Calles. These pieces have wonderful texture and composition. We offer free regular deliver...
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Contemporary Art

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Canvas

"Meticulous Chaos" Original Black and White Painting by Karina Gentinetta
By Karina Gentinetta
Located in New York, NY
Entitled "Meticulous Chaos," original acrylic on stretched canvas abstract black and white painting by Argentine born artist Karina Gentinetta (featured in the April 2015 issue of El...
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Paintings

"Bold Encounter" Original Black and White Abstract by Karina Gentinetta, Signed
By Karina Gentinetta
Located in New York, NY
Entitled "Bold Encounter", Original acrylic on stretched canvas abstract black and white painting by Argentine born artist Karina Gentinetta (featured in the April 2015 issue of Elle...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Paintings

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Acrylic, Plaster

Mirror with Black and White Abstract Painting in Brass Frame, 1950s
Located in Antwerp, BE
Vintage mid-century mirror. Brass frame with a black and silver abstracted painted motif on the glass. Glass is in excellent condition with no fogging. Dimensions: 43 W x 80 H, 2 D cm.
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Wall Mirrors

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Brass

Very Large Black and White Oil on Canvas Abstract Painting by Guillermo Calles
By Robert Motherwell
Located in New York, NY
Very large black and white oil on canvas abstract painting by Philadelphia artist, Guillermo Calles. These pieces have wonderful texture and composition. We offer free regular de...
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Contemporary Art

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Canvas

Midcentury Black And White Painting For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal midcentury black and white painting for your home. A midcentury black and white painting — often made from canvas, fabric and acrylic — can elevate any home. There are 28 variations of the antique or vintage midcentury black and white painting you’re looking for, while we also have 5 modern editions of this piece to choose from as well. There are many kinds of the midcentury black and white painting you’re looking for, from those produced as long ago as the 20th Century to those made as recently as the 21st Century. A midcentury black and white painting is a generally popular piece of furniture, but those created in Mid-Century Modern and Modern styles are sought with frequency. Many designers have produced at least one well-made midcentury black and white painting over the years, but those crafted by Karina Gentinetta, Jacques Nestlé and Peter Keil are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much is a Midcentury Black And White Painting?

Prices for a midcentury black and white painting can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $360 and can go as high as $8,000, while the average can fetch as much as $2,575.

A Close Look at Mid-Century Modern Furniture

Organically-shaped, clean-lined and elegantly simple are three terms that well describe 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.

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 American furniture on 1stDibs demonstrates, this period saw one of the most delightful and dramatic flowerings of creativity in design history.

Finding the Right Paintings for You

When paired with the perfect frame, the right wall decorations can either subtly showcase your personality or steal the show altogether. 

The earliest paintings were created on the walls of caves, proving even our ancient ancestors knew that striking artwork is meant to be on display. Cave paintings on an Indonesian island are reportedly older than the earliest cave art in Spain and France, and the figurative paintings back then were produced with inorganic pigments like iron oxide. Later, the people of Ancient Greece — who learned about art from the Egyptians before them — conceived panel paintings of wax and tempera that were collected and publicly displayed. In the centuries that followed, artists would be commissioned to create large-scale wall murals and frescoed ceilings in sprawling European palaces and in the homes of the aristocracy.

Today, 1stDibs makes it easy for you to celebrate this rich history in your own home. Our collection of paintings includes Art Deco paintings, baroque art and a broad range of other categories. Search by material, period or other attributes to find the right fit — browse an array of 19th century landscape paintings in giltwood frames or abstract oil paintings and portraits made during the 1950s and ‘60s.

An understated contemporary work can complement your space’s color palette without drawing the focus away from the other pivotal design choices you’ve made over the years. Roy Lichtenstein’s Pop art, on the other hand, demands attention with its array of vibrant hues and subjects inspired by popular culture. 

Whether you aim to create a gallery in your home or build a single, stunning focal point, you can find what you’re looking for in an extensive inventory of paintings on 1stDibs.