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The late 19th and early 20th centuries saw sweeping social change and major scientific advances—both of which contributed to a new aesthetic: Modernism. Rejecting the rigidity of Victorian artistic conventions, Modernists sought a new means of expression. References to the natural world and ornate classical embellishments gave way to the sleek simplicity of the Machine Age. Architect Philip Johnson characterized the hallmarks of modernism as “machine-like simplicity, smoothness or surface [and] avoidance of ornament.”


     Early practitioners of modernist design include the De Stijl (“The Style”) group, founded in the Netherlands in 1917, and the Bauhaus School, founded two years later in Germany. Followers of both groups produced sleek, spare designs—many of which became icons of daily life in the 20th century. The Modernists rejected both natural and historical references and relied primarily on industrial materials such as metal, glass, plywood, and, later, plastics. While Bauhaus principles Marcel Breuer and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe created furniture from mass-produced, chrome-plated steel, American visionaries like Charles and Ray Eames worked in materials as novel as molded plywood and fiberglass. Today, Breuer’s Wassily chair, Mies van der Rohe’s Barcelona chair, and the Eames’s Lounge chair are emblems of progressive design and vintage originals are prized cornerstones of collections.


     It’s difficult to overstate the influence that Modernism continues to wield over designers and architects—and equally difficult to overstate how revolutionary it was when it first appeared a century ago. But because modernist designs are so simple, they can blend in seamlessly with just about any type of décor. Don’t overlook them.

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By Barlas Baylar
Located in New York, NY
Dimensions approximate: 15.6' L x 40" D x 29" H Bronze bench Artist Proof (Limited Edition).
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2010s Modern Sculptures

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Bronze

Authentic Tiger Skull Mounted on Brushed Steel Base, 1970s
Authentic tiger skull mounted on Lucite stem with brushed steel base, American, 1970s (this piece was decommissioned from a museum). It is beautifully mounted. Base: W 9 inches, ...
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1970s American Vintage Modern Sculptures

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Steel

Bronze Sculpture After Le Grande Venus Victrix by Pierre-Auguste Renoir
By Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Located in Stamford, CT
Le Grande Venus Victrix by Pierre-Auguste Renoir 1841-1919 In collaboration with Richard Guino Designed 1914-1916 Date of casting 1992 This is a brown patina bronze cast in the ...
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Late 20th Century American Modern Sculptures

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Bronze

Vase Sculpture White Arabescato Marble from Carrara by Pieruga Marble
By Barberini & Gunnell
Located in Ancona, Marche
Important sculptural vase carved by hand from a solid block of Arabescato marble. Vase dimension: D52 H45 cm, available in different marbles. Limited edition of 35. Each vase is han...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Sculptures

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Marble

Philip & Kelvin Laverne One of a Kind Torso Table Lamps, circa 1970
By Philip and Kelvin LaVerne
Located in New York, NY
One of a kind male and female torso table lamps in Hydro Stone plaster on patinated bronze bases by Philip & Kelvin LaVerne, American, circa 1970 (signed on bases). These table lamps...
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1970s American Vintage Modern Sculptures

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Bronze

Amber Coil, Hand Built Ceramic Sculptural Organic Form in Subtle Earth Tones
By Jerilyn Virden
Located in Chicago, IL
This dynamic coil form object is hand created and fired. The artist achieves the beautiful yellow amber matte surface by sandblasting the sculpture after removing it from the kiln. ...
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2010s American Modern Sculptures

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Ceramic, Earthenware

Still, Hand Carved Wenge Wood Diagonal Half Moon Sculpture on Granite Base
By Steve Turner
Located in Chicago, IL
Wenge is a dense African hardwood with a rich dark color and distinctive pattern. This hand carved and shaped sculpture brings out the natural beauty of the wood's graceful structure...
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2010s American Modern Sculptures

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Wood, Wenge

Roger Phillips Kinetic Mobile Sculpture, 21st Century
By Phillips
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Mr. Phillips is an American artist who has been working with metal since he was a child, 1930. His art education and hands-on approach to metal has been refined throughout the years....
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Sculptures

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Metal

Red Egg, Multi Drawer Mini Chest, Hand Carved Wood Sculpture by Steve Turner
By Steve Turner
Located in Chicago, IL
White ash is a hardwood native to North America with light color and even grain, this ovalular sculpture is created from laminating layers of wood and hand carving and shaping the su...
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2010s American Modern Sculptures

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Wood, Ash

"USD 100 Dollars" Bank Note by Wang Jin
By Wang Jin
Located in Chicago, IL
Acclaimed Beijing-based artist Wang Jin chronicles the curious intersection of history and contemporary life in conceptual, thought-provoking compositions. As part of The Censor Amer...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Modern Sculptures

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Stone, Steel

Pink Teddy Girl Lamp with LED, Made in Italy, in Stock in Los Angeles
By Stefano Giovannoni
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
About the product: The teddy bear, the emotional object par excellence, is reinterpreted by Stefano Giovannoni and becomes a table lamp. This new pop icon is tender, and fun at the ...
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2010s Italian Modern Sculptures

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Plastic

Original Lamborghini Sesto Elemento Rim Mould, Rim Model
By Lamborghini
Located in Munster, NRW
These are original lamborghini rim moulds, resin forms for the wheels of lamborghini‘s‚ sesto elemento‘, first presented in paris in 2010. its name referred to the sixth element in t...
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Early 2000s Italian Modern Sculptures

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Resin

Gold Teddy Boy Lamp with LED, Made in Italy
By Stefano Giovannoni
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
About the product: The teddy bear, the emotional object par excellence, is reinterpreted by Stefano Giovannoni and becomes a table lamp. This new pop icon is tender, and fun at the ...
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2010s Italian Modern Sculptures

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Plastic

Mobile Sculpture of Manuel Marín in Polychrome Metal, Spain, 1990s
By Manuel Marin
Located in La Bisbal de l'Empordà, ES
Mobile sculpture of Manuel Marín in polychrome metal, Spain, 1990s Designed by Manuel Marín Year: 1990s Dimensions: 40 x 65 x 30 cm Manuel Marín (Cieza, Murcia, 1942-Málaga, 20...
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1990s Spanish Modern Sculptures

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Metal

Passage, Hand Carved and Polished Ebony Wood Boat Sculpture on Granite Base
By Steve Turner
Located in Chicago, IL
Ebony is a dense hardwood with a rich dark color and finely textured with a smooth surface when polished. This hand carved and shaped sculpture brings out the natural beauty of the w...
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2010s American Modern Sculptures

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Wood, Ebony

Alone, Set of Three TOTEM Sculptures, Bronze, Figurative, Tribal Influence
By Steve Turner
Located in Chicago, IL
Set of three bronze totems on base, Tribal influence sculpture by Steve Turner. This minimal sculpture was first carved in wood then cast in bronze. The wood grain is visible in the ...
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2010s American Modern Sculptures

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Bronze, Bronze

Hosta Leaf, Small Scale Cast Bronze Botanical Sculpture with Subtle Patina
This small bronze sculpture is a maquette for a large scale sculpture at the Olbrich Gardens in Madison, Wisconsin. Made with the ancient lost wax method, a process dating back to th...
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2010s American Modern Sculptures

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Bronze

Into the Wind, Hand Carved White Oak and Cocobolo Sculpture on Granite Base
By Steve Turner
Located in Chicago, IL
White oak is one of the preeminent hardwoods of North America and is contrasted in this sculpture with an exotic wood native to South America, Cocobolo. Hand carved, shaped, and poli...
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2010s American Modern Sculptures

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Wood

Toad Sculpture, Antique Copper by Robert Kuo, Hand Repousse, Limited Edition
By Robert Kuo
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Toad sculpture Antique copper Hand repousse Limited edition Each piece is individually crafted and is unique. Repousse´ is the traditional art of hand-hammering decorative rel...
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2010s Modern Sculptures

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Copper

White Teddy Girl Lamp with LED, Made in Italy, in Stock in Los Angeles
By Stefano Giovannoni
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
About the product: The teddy bear, the emotional object par excellence, is reinterpreted by Stefano Giovannoni and becomes a table lamp. This new pop icon is tender, and fun at the ...
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2010s Italian Modern Sculptures

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Plastic

Solar Chandelier, Contemporary Capiz Shell Solar-Powered Lighting, Customizable
By Nina Edwards Anker
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Hanging from strands of transparent wire, Solar chandelier is made from photovoltaic modules that power LED bulbs to illuminate translucent materials of different kinds. The material...
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21st Century and Contemporary North American Modern Sculptures

Materials

Shell

Bronze Sculpture of Gymnast by Richard MacDonald
By Richard MacDonald 0
Located in Lambertville, NJ
Extraordinary bronze of a gymnast by premier sculptor Richard MacDonald. The bronze with an unusual patination process know to define the sculptor attached to a polished black marble...
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Late 20th Century American Modern Sculptures

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Marble, Bronze

Red Neck Wedding Dress Sculpture Glass vs Plastic Collection
By Orfeo Quagliata
Located in Naucalpan, Edo de Mex
A collaboration between Studio Orfeo Quagliata and Tony Wurman of Wunderwurks design. An unprecedented marriage of Orfeo's spectacular glass work, an obsessive process created by boi...
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2010s Mexican Modern Sculptures

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Glass, Plastic

Glass vs Plastic collection, "Kawasaki" vivid green structural organic sculpture
By Orfeo Quagliata
Located in Naucalpan, Edo de Mex
A collaboration between Studio Orfeo Quagliata and Tony Wurman of Wunderwurks Design. An unprecedented marriage of Orfeo's spectacular glass work, an obsessive process created by b...
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2010s Mexican Modern Sculptures

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Glass, Plastic

All Tip 'N' No Iceberg Sculpture Glass Vs, Plastic Collection
By Orfeo Quagliata
Located in Naucalpan, Edo de Mex
A collaboration between Studio Orfeo Quagliata and Tony Wurman of Wunderwurks Design. An unprecedented marriage of Orfeo's spectacular glass work, an obsessive process created by boi...
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2010s Mexican Modern Sculptures

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Glass, Plastic

See-Tendon Sculpture Glass vs, Plastic Collection
By Orfeo Quagliata
Located in Naucalpan, Edo de Mex
A collaboration between Studio Orfeo Quagliata and Tony Wurman of Wunderwurks design. An unprecedented marriage of Orfeo's spectacular glass work, an obsessive process created by boi...
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2010s Mexican Modern Sculptures

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Glass, Plastic

Glass vs. Plastic collection, "Feminine Ruben" coral pink organic sculpture
By Orfeo Quagliata
Located in Naucalpan, Edo de Mex
A collaboration between Studio Orfeo Quagliata and Tony Wurman of Wunderwurks Design. An unprecedented marriage of Orfeo's spectacular glass work, an obsessive process created by...
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2010s Mexican Modern Sculptures

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Plastic, Glass

Infected Phlem Sculpture Glass vs. Plastic Collection
By Orfeo Quagliata
Located in Naucalpan, Edo de Mex
A collaboration between Studio Orfeo Quagliata and Tony Wurman of Wunderwurks Design. An unprecedented marriage of Orfeo's spectacular glass work, an obsessive process created by boi...
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2010s Mexican Modern Sculptures

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Glass, Plastic

Stanley Blubrick Sculpture Glass Vs. Plastic Collection
By Orfeo Quagliata
Located in Naucalpan, Edo de Mex
A collaboration between Studio Orfeo Quagliata and Tony Wurman of Wunderwurks design. An unprecedented marriage of Orfeo's spectacular glass work, an obsessive process created by boi...
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2010s Mexican Modern Sculptures

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Glass, Plastic

Shark Bite Sculpture Glass vs. Plastic Collection
By Orfeo Quagliata
Located in Naucalpan, Edo de Mex
A collaboration between Studio Orfeo Quagliata and Tony Wurman of Wunderwurks Design. An unprecedented marriage of Orfeo's spectacular glass work, an obsessive process created by boi...
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2010s Mexican Modern Sculptures

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Glass, Plastic

Used Bandaid Sculpture Glass Vs. Plastic Collection
By Orfeo Quagliata
Located in Naucalpan, Edo de Mex
A collaboration between Studio Orfeo Quagliata and Tony Wurman of Wunderwurks Design. An unprecedented marriage of Orfeo's spectacular glass work, an obsessive process created by boi...
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2010s Mexican Modern Sculptures

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Glass, Plastic

Delibertad Sculpture Glass vs. Plastic Collection
By Orfeo Quagliata
Located in Naucalpan, Edo de Mex
A collaboration between Studio Orfeo Quagliata and Tony Wurman of Wunderwurks Design. An unprecedented marriage of Orfeo's spectacular glass work, an obsessive process created by boi...
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2010s Mexican Modern Sculptures

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Glass, Plastic

Glass vs. Plastic collection, "Knee-Replacement" blue and pink organic sculpture
By Orfeo Quagliata
Located in Naucalpan, Edo de Mex
A collaboration between Studio Orfeo Quagliata and Tony Wurman of Wunderwurks Design. An unprecedented marriage of Orfeo's spectacular glass work, an obsessive process created by...
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2010s Mexican Modern Sculptures

Materials

Glass, Plastic

Glass vs. Plastic collection, "Purpull" structural organic purple sculpture
By Orfeo Quagliata
Located in Naucalpan, Edo de Mex
A collaboration between Studio Orfeo Quagliata and Tony Wurman of Wunderwurks Design. An unprecedented marriage of Orfeo's spectacular glass work, an obsessive process created by b...
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2010s Mexican Modern Sculptures

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Glass, Plastic

Long Glass Multi-Color Barcode Centrepiece by Orfeo Quagliata
Standing out for its curvilinear shape and range of colors, this linear long centrepiece designed by Orfeo Quagliata transmits an atmosphere that attracts. A fused and thermoformed g...
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2010s Mexican Modern Sculptures

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Glass

Spawn of the Apes Sculpture Glass vs. Plastic Collection
By Orfeo Quagliata
Located in Naucalpan, Edo de Mex
A collaboration between Studio Orfeo Quagliata and Tony Wurman of Wunderwurks Design. An unprecedented marriage of Orfeo's spectacular glass work, an obsessive process created by boi...
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2010s Mexican Modern Sculptures

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Glass, Plastic

Laven-Duh! Sculpture Glass Vs. Plastic Collection
By Orfeo Quagliata
Located in Naucalpan, Edo de Mex
A collaboration between Studio Orfeo Quagliata and Tony Wurman of Wunderwurks Design. An unprecedented marriage of Orfeo's spectacular glass work, an obsessive process created by boi...
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2010s Mexican Modern Sculptures

Materials

Glass, Plastic

I am Bat-Mang Sculpture Glass Vs, Plastic Collection
By Orfeo Quagliata
Located in Naucalpan, Edo de Mex
A collaboration between Studio Orfeo Quagliata and Tony Wurman of Wunderwurks Design. An unprecedented marriage of Orfeo's spectacular glass work, an obsessive process created by boi...
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2010s Mexican Modern Sculptures

Materials

Glass, Plastic

Katerpillarz : Crystal Organic Multi-Color Wall Decoration
By Orfeo Quagliata
Located in Naucalpan, Edo de Mex
Katerpillarz crystal multi-color wall decoration linear long glass multi-color wall sculpture. An object of fused and thermoformed glass designed by Orfeo Quagliata. 100% handmade wi...
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2010s Mexican Modern Sculptures

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Glass

Tanya Ragir "Spirit Fragment"
Polyurethane resin Edition of 20 Measurements: 18 x 6 x 6 inches If you are coming to our show room to see a piece please call ahead of time because due to our large inventor...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Sculptures

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Resin

Tanya Ragir "Brickwork" 2009, Table or Wall Sculpture in Bronze
Brickwork, 2009 Cold cast bronze (available in cast stone and bronze) edition of 100 Measures: 3.25 x 3.75 x 2.5 inches (each element) 18.5 x 17 inches (base) If you are comin...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Sculptures

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Bronze

Tanya Ragir "Bookends" Sculpture in Cast Stone
A stunning sculptural pair of bookends designed and produced by artist, Tanya Ragir. They are fabricated in white cast stone in a limited edition of 25 but are also available in colo...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Sculptures

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Cast Stone

Tanya Ragir "Cradle" Cast Resin Sculpture, Limited Edition of 9
Painted cast resin Edition of 9. Last piece remaining in the edition Measures: 26 x 26 x 9 inches each 26 x 106 inches installed If you are coming to our show room to see a pie...
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20th Century American Modern Sculptures

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Resin

Tanya Ragir "Grid" 1993, Aluminum Wall Sculpture
This aluminum wall-mounted sculpture brings together thirty five individually sculpted and cast figurative elements that are then welded to extruded aluminum bars. Produced in a limi...
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1990s American Modern Sculptures

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Aluminum

Tanya Ragir "Bookends" Sculpture in Aqua Lucite
A stunning sculptural pair of bookends designed and produced by artist, Tanya Ragir. They are fabricated in transparent aqua Lucite in a limited edition of 25 but are also available ...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Sculptures

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Lucite

BJ Keith Transcendent Brass Sculpture for C Jere Artisan House
By C. Jere Artisan House
Located in Oak Harbor, OH
Designer: BJ Keith. Manufacturer: C Jere Artisan House. Period or model: Modern. Specs: Brass. Condition: This BJ Keith "Transcendent" brass sculpture for C. Jere Art...
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1990s American Modern Sculptures

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Brass

Freedom Chandelier Pendant Lamp Brass Metal Rock Crystal Stones Silvered Glass
By Sabrina Landini
Located in Pietrasanta, IT
Freedom pendant chandelier lamp a Light piece sculpture with rock crystal pieces, art glass silvered Sabrina Landini, brass antique finish, for elegant places it gives special ray of...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Sculptures

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Rock Crystal, Brass

Sakura VIV, a unique glass vase in black with mixed colours by Maarten Vrolijk
By Maarten Vrolijk
Located in London, GB
Sakura VIV is a unique handblown art glass sculptural vase, covered in an organic glass shard adornment by the Dutch artist Maarten Vrolijk. The piece is flame polished to soften the...
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2010s Dutch Modern Sculptures

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Art Glass, Blown Glass

Vitra L'Oiseau in Carrara Marble by the Bouroullec Brothers
By Vitra
Located in New York, NY
Motifs drawn from nature have played an important role in interior furnishings since the earliest examples known to us, and natural forms and structures have also been a recurring th...
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21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Modern Sculptures

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Carrara Marble

James Bearden Sculpture "Woven #5"
By James Bearden
Located in New York, NY
Abstract sculpture of torch-cut steel and bronze by American artist James Bearden. From his “Woven” series, 2019. Bearden's work was featured in a 2020 solo exhibition at the NY Desi...
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2010s American Modern Sculptures

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Bronze, Steel

Large Artisan Wood Mirror, 20th Century
By Craig Lauterbach
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A nice sculptural form. Made of stacked mixed woods with mirrored glass. It has two pedestals for holding / displaying a vase or an art object, or even keys. It's great for an entr...
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Late 20th Century American Modern Sculptures

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Wood

George Thomas Large Bronze Brutalist Panel Sculpture, 1966
By George Thomas
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A nice piece of mid-century modern art. It's solid cast bronze with a verdigris patina. It weighs roughly 160 pounds. The design appears to have been embedded into a wall, in or outs...
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Mid-20th Century American Modern Sculptures

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Bronze

Vicenç Orsolà Wall Sculpture Free Composition AEM-234 Red Black Blue Wood
Wall sculpture AEM-234 made by Vicenç Orsola free composition circa 2007 in Barcelona. Painted wood In great original condition, with minor wear consistent with age and use, pr...
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Early 2000s Spanish Modern Sculptures

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Wood

Constellation, a clear & black glass sculpture with gold leaf by Louis Thompson
By Louis Thompson
Located in London, GB
Constellation is a unique glass sculpture created from clear and black glass with gold leaf detail. Handcrafted in blown and sculpted glass by the British artist Louis Thompson. Acc...
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21st Century and Contemporary British Modern Sculptures

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Gold Leaf

Bronze Cubist Sculpture on White Carrara Marble Base
This amazing bronze cubist abstract sculpture is mounted on a white Carrara marble block base. It is hallmarked on the bottom of the bronze although not shown in the photos. We canno...
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1990s Unknown Modern Sculptures

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Carrara Marble, Bronze

Arnoldo Pomodoro Bronze 2-Part Sculptural Italian Box Vintage
By Arnaldo Pomodoro
Located in North Miami, FL
This sculptural hallmarked fantastic Italian vintage bronze 2-part box is by Arnaldo Pomodoro. It has abstract raised forms on top giving both an organic and artistic textural elemen...
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1970s Italian Vintage Modern Sculptures

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Bronze

Victor Vasarely Op Art Acrylic Cube Sculpture Vintage Desk Accessory
By Victor Vasarely
Located in North Miami, FL
This four sided every changing graphic optical Op Art Lucite vintage cube sculpture by Victor Vasarely is vintage from the 1970s. They were produced in a large edition at the time bu...
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1970s French Vintage Modern Sculptures

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Acrylic, Paint

Kastle Vase Extra Large in Murano Glass by Karim Rashid for Purho murano
By Karim Rashid, Murano 5
Located in Brembate di Sopra (BG), IT
Karim Rashid has conceived for Purho a mini collection of bowls and vases characterized by their faceted, structural form and abstract elegance. Irresistible because of the unusual a...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Sculptures

Materials

Murano Glass

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