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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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TONY ABEYTA UNTITLED (YEI TRIO), 1994 MIXED MEDIA ON CANVAS
May 05, 9:00 AM MST
TONY ABEYTA UNTITLED (YEI TRIO), 1994 MIXED MEDIA ON CANVAS
by Bradford's
Est: $0- $0
$3,60046 Bids
An Original Joan Miro Mixed Media Painting
Apr 28, 11:00 AM MST
An Original Joan Miro Mixed Media Painting
by Monarch Auction and Estate Services
Est: $3,000- $10,000
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PETER MAX LIBERTY HEAD MIXED MEDIA PAINTING
Apr 24, 10:00 AM EDT
PETER MAX LIBERTY HEAD MIXED MEDIA PAINTING
by Gallery 63
Est: $5,000- $10,000
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A Frank Romero Mixed Media Abstract Nude
Apr 28, 11:00 AM MST
A Frank Romero Mixed Media Abstract Nude
by Monarch Auction and Estate Services
Est: $1,200- $3,000
$35021 Bids
A Frank Romero Mixed Media Abstract Nude
Apr 28, 11:00 AM MST
A Frank Romero Mixed Media Abstract Nude
by Monarch Auction and Estate Services
Est: $1,200- $3,000
$35019 Bids
A Frank Romero Mixed Media Abstract Nude
Apr 28, 11:00 AM MST
A Frank Romero Mixed Media Abstract Nude
by Monarch Auction and Estate Services
Est: $1,200- $3,000
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VELOY VIGIL "HORSE AND RIDER" MIXED MEDIA ON PAPER
May 05, 9:00 AM MST
VELOY VIGIL "HORSE AND RIDER" MIXED MEDIA ON PAPER
by Bradford's
Est: $0- $0
$40014 Bids
Francisco Toledo (1940-2019, Mexican), Grasshopper
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Est: $400- $600
$60010 Bids
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Apr 24, 12:00 PM EDT
Scottish Style Bagpipe Book and Case ESTATE LOT
by Hill Auction Gallery
Est: $100- $1,000
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A Veloy Vigil Native American Mixed Media Original
Apr 28, 11:00 AM MST
A Veloy Vigil Native American Mixed Media Original
by Monarch Auction and Estate Services
Est: $2,000- $5,000
$1607 Bids
Francisco Zuniga 1912-1998 Flower Sellers Painting
Apr 24, 12:00 PM EDT
Francisco Zuniga 1912-1998 Flower Sellers Painting
by Hill Auction Gallery
Est: $3,000- $6,000
$2,5007 Bids
Fischer, Ludwig Hans
May 04, 10:00 AM CEST
Fischer, Ludwig Hans
by Dusseldorfer Auktionshaus
Est: €0- €0
€5505 Bids
A Frank Romero Mixed Media Abstract Nude
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A Frank Romero Mixed Media Abstract Nude
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Est: $800- $3,000
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