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.

7 Results

  • Frank Worth: James Dean on the set of 'Giant' (2 works), 1955

    Gelatin Silver Prints

    Current Bid
    US$1,000
    End Time
    3 days, 22 hours, 20 minutes
    Monday, September 22, 2014, 10:30 a.m. (EST)
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  • Frank Worth: Elizabeth Taylor on the set of 'Giant', 1955

    Gelatin Silver Print

    Opening Bid
    US$800
    End Time
    4 days, 0 hour, 50 minutes
    Monday, September 22, 2014, 1:00 p.m. (EST)
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  • Francesco Scavullo: Gloria Vanderbilt, 1950

    Silver Print, Gelatin Silver Print

    Opening Bid
    US$1,800
    End Time
    5 days, 0 hour, 50 minutes
    Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 1:00 p.m. (EST)
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  • Ansel Adams: Winter Sunrise, Sierra Nevada, from Lone Pine, California, 1944

    Silver Print, Gelatin silver print

    Opening Bid
    US$28,000
    End Time
    6 days, 0 hour, 50 minutes
    Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 1:00 p.m. (EST)
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  • Roberto Matta: New School (Full portfolio of 10 prints), 1943

    Etching / Engraving, and aquatint on Arches paper, with hand-colored etching frontispiece

    Opening Bid
    US$4,700
    End Time
    6 days, 0 hour, 50 minutes
    Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 1:00 p.m. (EST)
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  • Andy Warhol: 25 Cats Name[d] Sam and One Blue Pussy (Cover), 1954

    Lithograph, with hand-coloring in watercolor

    Purchase Price
    US$7,900
    End Time
    6 days, 0 hour, 50 minutes
    Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 1:00 p.m. (EST)
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  • William Garnett: Plowed Field Arvin, California, 1951

    Silver Print, Gelatin silver print

    Opening Bid
    US$7,300
    End Time
    7 days, 23 hours, 35 minutes
    Friday, September 26, 2014, 11:45 a.m. (EST)
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