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MODERN STYLE
MODERN STYLE

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

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 The modernists rejected both natural and historical references and relied primarily on industrial materials such as metal, glass, plywood, and, later, plastics.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

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

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

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Other

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

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Paper

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

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Paper

Christo 'Wrapped Bottle' Project for Kirchberg Spatlese, 2007
Located in Pully, CH
Hand-collaged lithograph. Paper with digital pigment Ditone, with handmade wax crayon additions. Signed and numbered AP 27/30 Courtesy Christo and Jeanne-Claude Private Swi...
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Early 2000s Bulgarian Modern Drawings

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Paper, Crayon

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

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Paper

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

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Acrylic, Paper

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

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Acrylic, Paper

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

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Acrylic, Paper

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

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Paper

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

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Paper

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

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Paper

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

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Paper

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

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Paper

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

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Paper

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

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Paper

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

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Paper

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

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Paper

Iowa Landscape 2, Etching by Bill Ellingson, 1962
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Iowa Landscape 2, framed limited edition etching by American artist Bill Ellingson. Hand signed, titled, dated and numbered by the artist in pencil. Measurements: 36.50 inches wi...
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1960s American Vintage Modern Drawings

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Paper

Woodcut of Leda and the Swan by Oscar Murillo
By Oscar Murillo
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Beautiful woodcut artpiece depicting Leda and the Swan.The piece shows Leda laying on her side while touching the swan. The piece is beautiful and in excellent condition.Stamped to t...
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1960s American Vintage Modern Drawings

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Paper

Oscar Murillo Figural Drawing of 2 Males
By Oscar Murillo
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Beautiful figural drawing by the Mexican artist Oscar Murillo, the drawing depicts to males figures, each emaige depicts a different version possibly of the same person, one is more ...
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1970s American Vintage Modern Drawings

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Paper

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

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Paper

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

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Paper

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

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Paper

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

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Paper

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

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Paper

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

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Paper

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

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Paper

Patrick Carrara Black Ink on Mylar Drawings, Appearance Series, 2013-2015
Located in New York, NY
Contemporary New York artist Patrick Carrara's black ink on Mylar drawings were created in 2013 - 2015. This is his latest series Appearance, which he started ten years ago and also ...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Drawings

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Mylar

Patrick Carrara Black Ink on Mylar Drawings, Appearance Series, 2014-2017
Located in New York, NY
Contemporary New York artist Patrick Carrara's black ink on Mylar drawings were created in 2014-2017. This is his latest series Appearance, which he started ten years ago and also pr...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Drawings

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Mylar

Patrick Carrara Black Ink on Mylar Drawing Triptych, Appearance Series, 2017
Located in New York, NY
Contemporary New York artist Patrick Carrara's Black Ink on Mylar Drawing Triptych was created in 2017. This is his latest series Appearance, which he started ten years ago and also ...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Drawings

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Mylar

Patrick Carrara Black Ink on Mylar Drawings, Appearance Series, 2017
Located in New York, NY
Contemporary New York artist Patrick Carrara's Black Ink on Mylar Drawings were created in 2017. This is his latest series Appearance, which he started ten years ago and also progres...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Drawings

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Mylar

Patrick Carrara Black Ink on Mylar Drawings, Appearance Series, 2016 - 2017
Located in New York, NY
Contemporary New York artist Patrick Carrara's Black Ink on Mylar Drawings were created in 2016 - 2017. This is his latest series Appearance, which he started ten years ago and also ...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Drawings

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Mylar

Patrick Carrara Black Ink on Mylar Drawings, Appearance Series, 2016-2017
Located in New York, NY
Contemporary New York artist Patrick Carrara's black ink on mylar drawings were created in 2016 - 2017. This is his latest series Appearance, which he started ten years ago and also ...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Drawings

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Mylar

Patrick Carrara Black Ink on Mylar Drawing Triptych, Appearance Series, 2016
Located in New York, NY
Contemporary New York artist Patrick Carrara's Black Ink on Mylar Drawing Triptych was created in 2016. This is his latest series Appearance, which he started ten years ago and also ...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Drawings

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Mylar

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

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Paper

Robert Hancock, Finland, Oil Crayon on Paper, Modernist Landscape
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Robert Hancock (1912-1993), Finland. Oil crayon on paper. Modernist landscape with boat. Dated 1952. The paper measures: 41.5 x 29 cm. The frame measures: 7.5 cm. In excellent con...
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1950s Finnish Vintage Modern Drawings

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Paper

Bengt Carlberg, Sweden, Pastel on Paper, Modernist Still Life
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Bengt Carlberg (1897-1967), Sweden. Pastel on paper. Modernist still life. Mid-20th century. Visible dimensions: 61.5 x 32 cm. Overall dimensions: 73.5 x 44.5 cm. The frame meas...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Modern Drawings

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Paper

Unknown Artist, Oil Crayon on Paper, Abstract Composition, Mid-20th Century
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Unknown artist. Oil crayon on paper. Abstract composition. Mid-20th century. Visible dimensions: 31.5 x 24.5 cm. Total dimensions: 43.5 x 38 cm. The frame measures: 1.5 cm. In ex...
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Mid-20th Century Unknown Modern Drawings

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Paper

Pencil on Paper Brutalist Cubism Framed Wall Art Tette De Femme
Located in National City, CA
For your consideration a wall art pencil on paper. The art is signed on the lower right corner : “PICASSO”. I don’t have a COA, I can not guarantee its authenticity. Art is sold ...
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1970s Spanish Vintage Modern Drawings

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Paper

Patrick Carrara Garden of Silence Triptych, Graphite on Paper, 2009
Located in New York, NY
Contemporary New York artist Patrick Carrara's Garden of Silence Drawings was created in 2009. G.O.S. (2009-2010) was the first series using a mechanical pencil with a hard 5H graphi...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Drawings

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Paper

Patrick Carrara Graphite on Magni Drawings, Garden of Silence Series, 2009
Located in New York, NY
Contemporary New York artist Patrick Carrara's Garden of Silence Drawings were created in 2009. G.O.S. (2009 - 2010) was the first series using a mechanical pencil with a hard 5H gra...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Drawings

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Paper

Patrick Carrara Divided Lines Triptych, Graphite on Paper, 2010
Located in New York, NY
Contemporary New York artist Patrick Carrara's Divided Lines Drawings Triptych was made in 2010. The D.L. Series (2010 -2011) was created after Gardens of Silence (2009 - 2010). No m...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Drawings

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Paper

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

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Epoxy Resin

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

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Epoxy Resin

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

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Epoxy Resin

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

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Epoxy Resin

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

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Epoxy Resin

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

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Epoxy Resin

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

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Epoxy Resin

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

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Epoxy Resin

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

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Epoxy Resin

Marc Chagall Etching Provenance on Reverse with Blind Stamp
Located in Stamford, CT
Marc Chagall etching Provenance on reverse with blind stamp. In a custom frame. Matted. This finely framed work shows an untitled Chagall work signed Bon MC and blind-stamped. I fell...
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Late 20th Century Modern Drawings

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Paper

Adrian Contemporary Abstract Black Mix-Media Large Painting
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Contemporary abstract painting by Adrian. Untitled. Mixed-media on wood. Handsigned and dated on the back. Dimensions: 120 x 180 cm.   
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2010s Spanish Modern Drawings

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Wood

Giacometti Lithography by Atelier Mourlot
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Giacometti lithography by Atelier Mourlot.   
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1960s French Vintage Modern Drawings

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Paper

Nude Female Charcoal Signed Jonathan Farr in Original Frame
By Jonathan Farr
Located in Van Nuys, CA
Nude female charcoal signed Jonathan Farr in the original chrome frame. circa 1980 Measures: Frame: 32.5" tall x 26.5" wide Artwork: 24.5" tall x 18.5" wide.
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1980s American Vintage Modern Drawings

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Paper

Set of 3 - Framed Female Fluid Nudes by Barry Flanagan RA OBE, signed - c1990
By Barry Flanagan
Located in London, GB
Lithographs on arches, with initials, inscribed AP and numbered in pencil. Published by Waddington Graphics, London. In new high quality black ash box frames.
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Late 20th Century British Modern Drawings

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Paper

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

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Crayon

Eternal Recurrence #15, and #17, Photo Collage Set
Located in Miami, FL
Eternal recurrence #15, and #17, photo collage set by Natasha Zupan Individual Image size: 12 in. H x 9 in. W overall size: 12 in. H x 18 in. W One of a kind Photo collage with i...
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2010s American Modern Drawings

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Paper