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Mid-Century Modern Wall Decorations

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.

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Sculptural Panel by Antonine de Saint Pierre
Located in Saint-Ouen (PARIS), FR
Framed steel sculpture signed by the french artist Antonine de Saint Pierre. France, 2021. Antonine de Saint Pierre, born in 1974 near Paris. She inspired herself from the artist...
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2010s French Mid-Century Modern Wall Decorations

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Steel

C. Jere Signed Ships and Birds Brass Wall Sculpture
Located in Kansas City, MO
Brass wall sculpture of ships at sea with birds by Curtis Jere. Signed.
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1960s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Wall Decorations

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Brass

"Man in Blue," Handsome Portrait of Young Man by Lucioni, Cadmus Contemporary
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Painted by Luigi Lucioni, who was connected to the Paul Cadmus-Jared French-George Tooker circle in the 1920s and 30s before they became famous for their murals, photographs and ease...
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1940s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Wall Decorations

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Paint

1960s French Abstract Oil Painting by Pierre Havret
Located in London, GB
1960s French abstract oil painting No 2 from a series of 4 from the same source and by the same hand, Pierre Havret (b.1913) - unsigned These four oils were framed on Foubert's Plac...
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20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Wall Decorations

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Canvas

Hand-Woven Craftsman Wall Artwork
Located in Antwerp, BE
Woven; Wall piece; Artwork; Mid-Century Modern; Tapestries; Contemporary Art; Craftsman This Hand-woven wall piece is a true conversation piece. The depth is created by layering d...
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1980s European Vintage Mid-Century Modern Wall Decorations

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Fabric

Hand-Woven Craftsman Wall Artwork
Located in Antwerp, BE
Woven; Wall piece; Artwork; Mid-Century Modern; Tapestries; Contemporary Art; Craftsman This Hand-woven wall piece is a true conversation piece. The depth is created by layering d...
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1980s European Vintage Mid-Century Modern Wall Decorations

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Fabric

Witco Mid Century Wood Guitar Wall Sculpture
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Witco wooden Tiki bar wall sculpture with brass wire strings and glass tiles. Guitar measures 29.5" tall, 5.5" wide and 4.5" deep. Sculpture is all original. Excellent condition. USA...
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1960s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Wall Decorations

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Brass

S. Pinna Wooden Wall Piece Italian Mid Century
Located in Antwerp, BE
S. Pinna; Wooden; Wall Piece; Art Piece; Italian; Mid Century; Craftmanship Hand-crafted wooden wall piece. The carefully crafted details create depth and hold a historical value.  
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1950s European Vintage Mid-Century Modern Wall Decorations

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Glass, Wood

Ingo Maurer, Wall Storage Usten Silo I, 1969
Located in Saint ouen, FR
Ingo Maurer Wall storage ustensilo I Frankfurt motor show 1969 Red ABS Measures 68 x 52 x 6 cms Very good state!.
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1960s European Vintage Mid-Century Modern Wall Decorations

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Plastic

Adrian Contemporary Artwork on Canvas, 2005
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Contemporary abstract architectural Minimalist painting by Adrian. Untitled, 2005 Mixed-media. Acrylic. Hand signed and dated on the back.  
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2010s Spanish Mid-Century Modern Wall Decorations

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Wood

Antoni Tàpies Informalism Red Etching, Visca Catalunya, 1976
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Antoni Tàpies etching Visca Catalunya, 1976 Signed by hand edition 75 Measuress: 76 x 56 cm.
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1970s Spanish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Wall Decorations

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Paper

Original Vintage Screenprint by Karl Korab, Austrian, circa 1970
Located in St Annes, Lancashire
Great abstract image of a man's head Screenprint signed by Karl Korab*, circa 1970. Signed in pencil bottom right. I believe it is from a limited edition of 200. There is no...
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1970s Austrian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Wall Decorations

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Wood, Paper

Florence Knoll, Rare Wall Unit, Teak & Seagrass, 1952 for Knoll International
Located in Munster, NRW
Rare wall shelf unit by Florence Knoll. Made by Knoll International, Stuttgart in 1952. Cabinets and shelves are made of teak. The interiors are veneered with maple. Cabinet fron...
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1950s German Vintage Mid-Century Modern Wall Decorations

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Aluminum

Surrealist Mediterranean Beach Scene Painting, circa 1983
Located in New York, NY
Surrealist Mediterranean beach scene painting of girl facing sea, two empty modernist beach chairs, and graphic umbrella. Signed, Veronica, 1983.
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Late 20th Century Unknown Mid-Century Modern Wall Decorations

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Canvas

Primo Minervino Big Mid Century Painting Aluminum Frame
By Primo Minervino
Located in Firenze, IT
Painted with varnish and acrylic paint, this big canvas painted by the Milanese painter Primo Minervino and dated 1972 is framed with aluminum as was fashionable in those years and r...
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1970s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Wall Decorations

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Canvas

Manolo Hugue Archive Photography of Sculpture, circa 1960
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Manolo Hugué archive photography of sculpture. Printed, circa 1960. In original condition, with minor wear consistent with age and use, preserving a beautiful patina. The phot...
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1960s Spanish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Wall Decorations

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Glass, Wood, Paper

Jere Style Mid-Century Waterfront Scene Metal Wall Hanging
Located in Wilmington, DE
Jere style mid-century waterfront scene metal wall hanging Offered is a beautifully unique, Jerè style wall hanging. It is in good condition, showing minor age wear (minor patina,...
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1960s Vintage Mid-Century Modern Wall Decorations

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Metal

Brass Sailboat Wall Art in the Style of C. Jere
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Intricately crafted in brass, this large wall-mounted sailboat sculpture is styled after the art of C. Jere. Please confirm item location with seller (NY/NJ).
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Wall Decorations

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Metal

Manolo Hugue Archive Photography of Sculpture, circa 1960
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Manolo Hugué archive photography of sculpture. Printed, circa 1960. In original condition, with minor wear consistent with age and use, preserving a beautiful patina. The phot...
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1960s Spanish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Wall Decorations

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Glass, Wood, Paper

Manolo Hugue Archive Photography of Sculpture, circa 1960 PRECIO
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Manolo Hugué archive photography of sculpture. Printed, circa 1960. In original condition, with minor wear consistent with age and use, preserving a beautiful patina. The phot...
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1960s Spanish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Wall Decorations

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Glass, Wood, Paper

Bruce and William Friedle Metal Five-Tier Sunburst
By Bruce and William Friedle
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Bruce and William Friedle metal five-tier sunburst, of typical form with hundreds of long, thin copper rods with blackened tips resembling burnt matchsticks radiate with molten 4" br...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Wall Decorations

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Bronze, Copper

Jackson Pollock Archive Photography "The Key" Painting, circa 1970
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Archive Photography of Jackson Pollock Painting "The Key". Printed, circa 1970. In original condition, with minor wear consistent with age and use, preserving a beautiful patina....
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1970s Spanish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Wall Decorations

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Glass, Wood, Paper

1970s Sculptural Rattan & Glass Etagere
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
1970s sculptural rattan & glass etagere The case with continuous book-matched rattan The upper section measures 24.5" W x 43" H, fitted with two 28.5 "x 13" glass shelves. The low...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Wall Decorations

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Rattan, Glass

Mid-Century Modern Framed Lowell Nesbitt Hand Signed Lithograph Lily & Rose 70s
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is a fantastic, framed lithograph, of a lily and a rose, signed by Lowell Nesbitt, circa the 1970s. In excellent vintage condition. The dimensions of the frame...
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1970s Vintage Mid-Century Modern Wall Decorations

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Paper

Mid-Century Modern Framed Karel Appel Signed A.P. Litho Head Like Clouds, 1970s
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is an exceptional, framed, A.P. lithograph, "Head Like Clouds," signed by Karel Appel, circa 1971. In excellent condition. The dimensions of the frame are 49" ...
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1970s Vintage Mid-Century Modern Wall Decorations

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Paper

Mid-Century Modern Framed Indy Start A.P. Lithograph Signed Leroy Neiman, 1970s
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is a ravishing, framed, A.P. lithograph, entitled "Indy Start," signed by Leroy Neiman, circa 1973. In excellent condition. The dimensions of the frame are 30"...
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1970s Vintage Mid-Century Modern Wall Decorations

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Paper

Mid-Century Modern Hadwiga Steckler Fiber Wall Art Tapestry Weaving, 1970s
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is a wonderful piece of hand woven, abstract fiber wall art, by Hadwiga Steckler, circa the 1970s. In excellent condition. The dimensions are 68" W x 41" H.    
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1970s Vintage Mid-Century Modern Wall Decorations

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Natural Fiber

Man Ray Photography of Lee Miller
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Portrait of Lee Miller photographed by Man Ray, circa 1930. A posthumous print from the original negative by Pierre Gassmann, circa 1970. Framed in a 19th century frame. Bor...
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1970s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Wall Decorations

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Paper

Wasilly Kandinsky, Wood Engraving for "Klaenge" Portfolio on Arches Paper
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Woodcut by Wassily Kandinsky. Wood engraving for the portfolio "Klaenge" on Arches paper Signed on the plate. Date unknown. In original condition, preserving some traces of age...
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1940s German Vintage Mid-Century Modern Wall Decorations

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Paper

Karl Blossfeldt Black White Flower Photogravure Botanic Photography, 1942
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Karl Blossfeldt photogravure from the edition of the book 'Wunder in der Natur' in 1942. Photography number 32. 'Chrysanthemum macrophyllum. Großblätterige Wucherblume. Teil einer...
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1940s Spanish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Wall Decorations

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Paper

Original Picasso Lithography, Drawings Exhibition, 1961
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Lithography poster by Pablo Picaso, 1961. Made by himself as the poster of his exhibition on the Gallery "Sala Gaspar" in Barcelona. Limited edition of 500 In good original c...
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1960s Spanish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Wall Decorations

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Paper

Large Colorful Flowers Vintage Teaching Chart from Germany, circa 1950
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Vintage teaching cart. Theme is flowers. Printed in Germany, circa 1950. In original condition with minor wear consistent of age and use, preserving a beautiful patina.   
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1950s German Vintage Mid-Century Modern Wall Decorations

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Paper

Abstract Outsider Art Oil Painting on Canvas
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Outsider art abstract oil painting on canvas by California artist. Painting measures 45.5" wide, 2.25" deep and 35.25" high. Painting consists of heavy layers of paint. We had the ca...
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1980s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Wall Decorations

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Canvas

Space Age Black Glass Picture Frame
Located in Atlanta, GA
Stylish 1960s Space Age black glass picture photo frame. Round domed design with kinetic effect. Easel and back covered with black suede paper. The picture photo frame can only be pl...
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1960s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Wall Decorations

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Glass

Painting by Peter Keil, Red, Blue and White, Mid-Century Modern Art, C 1975
Located in New York, NY
Decorative painting by Peter Keil, circa 1975, in stock. Peter Robert Keil was born to an artist blacksmith father whom he lost very early in his childhood during the Second World Wa...
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1970s German Vintage Mid-Century Modern Wall Decorations

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Acrylic

"Two Birds" XXL Wall Sculpture, C. Jere, 1977s
Located in Rijssen, NL
Impressive modern and elegant wall sculpture of two birds designed by C. Jere . Metal and brass with green painted leaf motifs on the bottom. The piece is in very good condition and...
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1970s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Wall Decorations

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Metal, Brass

Red Fontana Arte Centrepiece or Wall Decoration by Dube’
Located in New York, NY
Fontana Arte centrepiece made by Italian artist Dube’ in the 1950s with an abstract motif on a red background. He created the piece by back painting a thick ¾” irregular curved glass...
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Wall Decorations

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Glass

Contemporary Modern Abstract Metal Wall Art
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This unique piece adds a unique modern feel to any room, it's unique design and color scheme make it a wonderful choice for home or business. Location: Brooklyn NY.
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20th Century Unknown Mid-Century Modern Wall Decorations

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Metal

Stylized Mid-Century Modern Extruded Aluminum Chess Set, ALCOA
Located in Buffalo, NY
American Mid-Century Modern extruded aluminum chess set with 32 stylized figures in the original walnut and lucite presentation box. Designed to be hung, wonderful piece of wall art ...
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1960s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Wall Decorations

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Aluminum

Pair of Mid-Century Comedy & Tragedy Mask Novelty Wall Speakers or Sculptures
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
This pair of novelty wall speakers were made by Decor Electronics of Canada & the United States in approximately 1965 in the period Mid-Century Modern style. The speaker cases are co...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Wall Decorations

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Plastic, Plastic, Wood

20th Century Black Danish Painted Metal Rectangular Wall Mirror
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A black, vintage Mid-Century Modern Danish wall mirror made of hand crafted, painted metal, in good condition. The Scandinavian rectangular mirror is enhanced by detail metal décor, ...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Wall Decorations

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Metal, Metal

Painting by Peter Keil, Mid-Century Modern Art, Black and White, C 1964
Located in New York, NY
Peter Robert Keil was born to an artist blacksmith father whom he lost very early in his childhood during the Second World War during the end phase of the war, Keil's mother, also an...
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1960s German Vintage Mid-Century Modern Wall Decorations

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Acrylic

The Beatles Promotional Poster 1964
By The Beatles
Located in Den Haag, NL
Unique promotional poster. The Beatles 1964 Parlophone. Holland. The Fab Four looking a bit tired on this poster, not so strange afther all those concerts. Ringo smoking. Some damag...
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1960s Dutch Vintage Mid-Century Modern Wall Decorations

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Paper

Mixed Media Artwork by Yishai Jusidman 'Mexico, 1963'
Located in Chicago, IL
Oil and sand create a beautifully textural piece by Mexican artist Yishai Jusidman (1963). This piece is signed and dated (1982) by the artist on the lower right.   
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1980s Mexican Vintage Mid-Century Modern Wall Decorations

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Paint

Gordon Dorn Oils on Shaped Canvas
Located in Chicago, IL
Three Geometrically shaped canvases by Gordon Dorn (American, 1943 - ) each feature an intricate geometric pattern in thick yellow-gold oil paint. Each piece is ready to hang. ...
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1940s Vintage Mid-Century Modern Wall Decorations

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Paint

Painting by Peter Keil, Mid-Century Modern Art, Black and White, circa 1957, Art
Located in New York, NY
Peter Robert Keil was born to an artist blacksmith father whom he lost very early in his childhood during the Second World War. During the end phase of the war, Keil's mother, also a...
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1950s German Vintage Mid-Century Modern Wall Decorations

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Acrylic

Steve Schapiro Iconic Signed Silver Gelatin Print "Three Men, New York 1961"
Located in Studio City, CA
A historic and iconic, richly toned, silver gelatin print or image by prolific and renowned photographer Steve Schapiro. Perhaps his most famous image. Signed, stamped and titled ...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Wall Decorations

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Paper

Mosaic Tile Still Life Mounted on Panel, 1950s-1960s
Located in San Francisco, CA
An unusual and lovely bright mosaic tile Still Life mounted on panel from the 1950s-1960s. Recently custom framed in a shadowbox mounting. American, mid-20th century.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Wall Decorations

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Ceramic

Hans Keer-Bale Vintage Photo Gravure, circa 1940
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Vintage photo gravure by the photographer Hans Keer-Bale, circa 1940. Wood frame with passepartout and high quality glass. The frame on the photos is just an example, it will be f...
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1940s Spanish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Wall Decorations

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Glass, Wood, Paper

Adrian Contemporary Photography, 2013
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Contemporary photography by Adrian from 2013. In original condition, with minor wear consistent with age and use, preserving a beautiful patina. The photography comes framed. T...
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2010s Spanish Mid-Century Modern Wall Decorations

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Glass, Wood, Paper

Adrian Contemporary Photography, 2013
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Contemporary photography by Adrian from 2013. In original condition, with minor wear consistent with age and use, preserving a beautiful patina. The photography comes framed. T...
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2010s Spanish Mid-Century Modern Wall Decorations

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Glass, Wood, Paper

Mid-Century Modern Framed Hans Hartung Limited Edition Etching Hand Signed 1960s
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is an excellent, framed and hand signed etching, by Hans Hartung, numbered 65/100, circa the 1960s. In excellent vintage condition. The dimensions of the frame...
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1960s Vintage Mid-Century Modern Wall Decorations

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Paper

Mid-Century Modern Jere Style Abstract Free-Form 3D Metal Wall Hanging
Located in Wilmington, DE
Offered is a beautifully unique, Jerè style wall hanging. It is in good condition, showing minor age wear (minor patina, minor surface wear-see pics). Check out our other listings fo...
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1960s Vintage Mid-Century Modern Wall Decorations

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Metal

Still Life with Italian Coffee Maker, Lay Figures & Bowls, Original Oil Painting
Located in Chicago, IL
This still life painting on panel captures a variety of objects. Among the objects depicted are a elaborate Italian espresso maker, an upturned venetian glass pitcher, two wooden mod...
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Wall Decorations

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Paint

Painting by Peter Keil, Mid-Century Modern Art, circa 1959, "Picasso"
Located in New York, NY
Large painting of Picasso by Peter Keil, circa 1959, Germany. We gave it a new beautiful liner and frame. Peter Robert Keil was born to an artist blacksmith father whom he lost very...
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1950s German Vintage Mid-Century Modern Wall Decorations

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Lacquer

Adrian Contemporary Photography, 2013
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Contemporary photography by Adrian from 2013. In original condition, with minor wear consistent with age and use, preserving a beautiful patina. The photography comes framed. T...
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2010s Spanish Mid-Century Modern Wall Decorations

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Glass, Wood, Paper

Manolo Hugue Archive Photography, circa 1960
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Manolo Hugué archive photography. Printed, circa 1960. In original condition, with minor wear consistent with age and use, preserving a beautiful patina. The photography comes...
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1960s Spanish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Wall Decorations

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Glass, Wood, Paper

Adrian Contemporary Photography, 2013
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Contemporary photography by Adrian from 2013. In original condition, with minor wear consistent with age and use, preserving a beautiful patina. The photography comes framed. T...
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2010s Spanish Mid-Century Modern Wall Decorations

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Glass, Wood, Paper