Art from the 1940s–1950s

View major artworks from the 1940s through the 1950s below, and place your bid.

Reflecting modern times, the 1940s and 1950s saw an explosion of art movements including Abstract Expressionism, Outsider Art, and Pop Art. artnet Auctions offers superb lots from this dynamic period for sale to collectors and art lovers.

8 Results

  • Horst P. Horst: Black Corset, 1948

    Gelatin Silver Print

    Opening Bid
    US$5,000
    End Time
    12 hours, 15 minutes
    Thursday, April 17, 2014, 12:30 p.m. (EST)
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  • Horst P. Horst: Evelyn Tripp, Charles James Evening Dress, Vogue, 1951

    Gelatin Silver Print

    Opening Bid
    US$8,000
    End Time
    12 hours, 45 minutes
    Thursday, April 17, 2014, 1:00 p.m. (EST)
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  • Roy Schatt: Marilyn Monroe at the Actor's Studio, 1955

    Silver Print, Gelatin Silver Print

    Current Bid
    US$1,000
    End Time
    1 day, 10 hours, 15 minutes
    Friday, April 18, 2014, 10:30 a.m. (EST)
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  • Roy Schatt: James Dean (from the Torn Sweater Series), 1954

    Silver Print, Gelatin Silver Print

    Current Bid
    US$1,400
    End Time
    1 day, 11 hours, 5 minutes
    Friday, April 18, 2014, 11:20 a.m. (EST)
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  • O. Winston Link: Hot Shot Eastbound at the Drive-In, Ieager, West Virginia, August 2, 1956

    Silver Print, Gelatin Silver Print

    Opening Bid
    US$6,000
    End Time
    1 day, 11 hours, 55 minutes
    Friday, April 18, 2014, 12:10 p.m. (EST)
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  • Richard Avedon: Suzy Parker and Gardner McKay, Dress by Balmain, Café des Beaux-Arts, Paris, August (+ book, Richard Avedon: Made in France), 1956

    Gelatin Silver Print (+ artist book)

    Opening Bid
    US$12,000
    End Time
    4 days, 10 hours, 15 minutes
    Monday, April 21, 2014, 10:30 a.m. (EST)
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  • Carlos Mérida: Dos Personajes, 1958

    Acrylic, on handmade paper.

    Opening Bid
    US$20,000
    End Time
    7 days, 10 hours, 58 minutes
    Thursday, April 24, 2014, 11:13 a.m. (EST)
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  • Ansel Adams: Tenaya Creek, Dogwood Rain, Yosemite National Park, 1948

    Gelatin Silver Print

    Opening Bid
    US$15,000
    End Time
    12 days, 10 hours, 15 minutes
    Tuesday, April 29, 2014, 10:30 a.m. (EST)
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