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Mixed Media - General

Mixed media art combines distinct mediums including painting, sculpture, and drawing in order to create a new composition that eludes straightforward categorization. Multi- or mixed media art can also utilize elements from other arts such as literature, drama, or dance in creating an artwork, or incorporate three-dimensional objects as an assemblage.

The concept of mixed media art arose with the advent of modernism in the early part of the 20th century as distinctions between traditional mediums became more porous. Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque were two of the most famous early practitioners of mixed media art, incorporating elements of collage into their compositions.

Artists of the post-modern era expanded the possibilities of mixed media art by creating works that effectively eradicated the classical distinctions between art forms. Robert Rauschenberg’s seminal work "Monogram," for example, combined found objects that included a stuffed goat, a tire, and fragments of wood board with paint, proposing a radically new vision of modern art. Andy Warhol was also a proponent of mixed media art, applying acrylic and oil paints to his silk screens in order to lend a painterly touch to his printed works which relied on the modern technologies of mass production.

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Arnaldo Pomodoro b.1926 Bronze Table Sculpture
Nov 30, 11:00 AM EST
Arnaldo Pomodoro b.1926 Bronze Table Sculpture
by Hill Auction Gallery
Est: $100- $1,000
$50013 Bids
Peter Max Mixed Media Painting Woman in Love Large Signed Park West Label
Dec 03, 12:00 PM EST
Peter Max Mixed Media Painting Woman in Love Large Signed Park West Label
by Hess Fine Art
Est: $1,500- $4,500
$5509 Bids
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C.A. PARDELL LEGENDS LIMITED EDITION "TAWA KACHINA" MIXED MEDIA SCULPTURE
Dec 03, 9:00 AM MST
C.A. PARDELL LEGENDS LIMITED EDITION "TAWA KACHINA" MIXED MEDIA SCULPTURE
by Bradford's
Est: $0- $0
$859 Bids
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C.A. PARDELL LEGENDS LIMITED EDITION "TRIUMPHANT" MIXED MEDIA SCULPTURE
Dec 04, 9:00 AM MST
C.A. PARDELL LEGENDS LIMITED EDITION "TRIUMPHANT" MIXED MEDIA SCULPTURE
by Bradford's
Est: $0- $0
$558 Bids
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C.A. PARDELL LEGENDS LIMITED EDITION "THE ALPHA PAIR" MIXED MEDIA SCULPTURE
Dec 03, 9:00 AM MST
C.A. PARDELL LEGENDS LIMITED EDITION "THE ALPHA PAIR" MIXED MEDIA SCULPTURE
by Bradford's
Est: $0- $0
$557 Bids
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ROBERT REDBIRD JR "UNTITLED" MIXED MEDIA ON PAPER
Dec 03, 9:00 AM MST
ROBERT REDBIRD JR "UNTITLED" MIXED MEDIA ON PAPER
by Bradford's
Est: $0- $0
$657 Bids
Jonathan Adler b.1966 Smoking Lips Beaded Wall Art
Nov 30, 11:00 AM EST
Jonathan Adler b.1966 Smoking Lips Beaded Wall Art
by Hill Auction Gallery
Est: $100- $1,000
$2007 Bids
Beksinski, Zdzislaw (1929-2005), Dessin, 1997
Nov 30, 1:00 PM GMT
Beksinski, Zdzislaw (1929-2005), Dessin, 1997
by Sloane Street Auctions
Est: £4,000- £6,000
£4,5007 Bids
Beksinski, Zdzislaw (1929-2005), Dessin, 1997
Nov 30, 1:00 PM GMT
Beksinski, Zdzislaw (1929-2005), Dessin, 1997
by Sloane Street Auctions
Est: £4,000- £6,000
£5,0007 Bids
Itzchak Tarkay 1935-2012 Modern Figural Painting
Nov 30, 11:00 AM EST
Itzchak Tarkay 1935-2012 Modern Figural Painting
by Hill Auction Gallery
Est: $100- $1,000
$4256 Bids
Berke Breathed (CA,b 1957) mixed media painting
Dec 18, 11:45 AM EST
Berke Breathed (CA,b 1957) mixed media painting
by Broward Auction Gallery LLC
Est: $525- $675
$8006 Bids
Humberto Castro Cruz (born 1957)
Nov 30, 10:00 AM CET
Humberto Castro Cruz (born 1957)
by Deutsch Auktionen
Est: €400- €0
€2006 Bids
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CARLOS BARRIOS MIXED MEDIA, SIGNED 1999, TITLED 'DIALOGO' 21X25CM
Dec 01, 9:00 AM AEST
CARLOS BARRIOS MIXED MEDIA, SIGNED 1999, TITLED 'DIALOGO' 21X25CM
by Albion Antique Auction Centre
Est: AUD10- AUD40
AUD1505 Bids
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11 PIECES OF JACK MEVLENBROCK'S ART WORK, 2 UNFRAMED, MIXED MEDIA
Dec 01, 9:00 AM AEST
11 PIECES OF JACK MEVLENBROCK'S ART WORK, 2 UNFRAMED, MIXED MEDIA
by Albion Antique Auction Centre
Est: AUD10- AUD40
AUD1505 Bids
C.A. Pardell, "No More, Forever", Mixed Media Figure
Dec 03, 11:00 AM EST
C.A. Pardell, "No More, Forever", Mixed Media Figure
by Northgate Gallery
Est: $100- $25,000
$1504 Bids
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C.A. PARDELL LEGENDS LIMITED EDITION "KWAHU" MIXED MEDIA SCULPTURE
Dec 03, 9:00 AM MST
C.A. PARDELL LEGENDS LIMITED EDITION "KWAHU" MIXED MEDIA SCULPTURE
by Bradford's
Est: $0- $0
$854 Bids
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C.A. PARDELL LEGENDS LIMITED EDITION "HILLI " MIXED MEDIA SCULPTURE
Dec 03, 9:00 AM MST
C.A. PARDELL LEGENDS LIMITED EDITION "HILLI " MIXED MEDIA SCULPTURE
by Bradford's
Est: $0- $0
$1003 Bids
Sichulski, Kazimierz
Dec 03, 10:00 AM CET
Sichulski, Kazimierz
by Dusseldorfer Auktionshaus
Est: €0- €0
€1,7003 Bids
Mark Roberts 20C North Pole Ferris Wheel Sculpture
Nov 30, 11:00 AM EST
Mark Roberts 20C North Pole Ferris Wheel Sculpture
by Hill Auction Gallery
Est: $100- $1,000
$1503 Bids

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