Modern art has had such an influential part in recent history that we can’t help but be fascinated by it here at Sarasota Antique Buyers. And because many of the artists from this era, such as Josef Albers, did not sign their own pieces, non-collectors often have difficulty recognizing valuable pieces. In order to identify the artist, we will closely inspect style, color palette, medium, methods, and techniques.
Do you live in Sarasota or the surrounding area and have a piece of history in your home, or as part of an estate, that you would like to sell? Our knowledgeable appraisal services can help you get the most money for your antiques! We even give cash offers!
What is Modern Art?
Modernism is a term used to encompass works of art which were created between the 1860s and 1970’s that threw away past traditions in exchange for experimentation, or divergence from the normal. Eventually this way of thinking spread, in many different flavors, to every form of artistic expression; making these movements far more important than many realize.
Painters, such as the impressionist Camille Pissarro, provided indispensable additions for future generations, such as his work in scientific color theory. And of course there are also other, even better known artists, such as Pablo Picaso and Salvador Dalí, who are still widely known today.
Likewise, sculptors such as Louise Bourgeois and Isamu Noguchi heavily contributed to the evolving look of modern sculptures. Even furniture making was heavily influenced by the modern art movement. In fact, there is most likely more than one piece of furniture in your home influenced by it. Modern furniture is typically characterized as having cast aside previously popular extravagance, in favor of a simpler, utilitarian design.
Many of our Sarasota clients don’t realize that the term modern art is actually an overarching term that encompasses many movements, including:
- Abstract expressionism
- Color-field paintings
- Modern sculptors
- Modern photography
Selling Modern Art in Sarasota
Quite often Sarasota residents we speak to are surprised to learn that most of the modern art we buy doesn’t originate from large collections, or private collectors. In reality, the majority of the pieces we discover are when individuals bring us pieces to identify through our appraisal services. Most often these antiques or valuable works were suspected to be of some value, but the owner had little to no knowledge about it. Some were discovered while looking through an inherited estate, or while downsizing for a relative. Others were picked up at a garage sale, or passed down through the family because of its unique appearance or sentimental value.
Why Choose Sarasota Antique Buyers?
As the premiere antique dealers in Florida, we can identify your overlooked treasures. We even offer other services such as:
- Antique auctions
- Estate liquidations
- Cash Offers
Whether you have a single painting, sculpture, or piece of furniture, or an entire collection, we would love to see it! At Sarasota Antique Buyers, we love looking at original modern art. And because many artists such as Josef Albers never signed their works, it takes someone with the knowledge, experience, and a proper network of experts to accurately identify and price a piece. Fortunately, with over 22 years in the field, and an extensive network of auction houses, curators, and buyers around the world, we are just the company you’re looking for. We’ll inspect the age, signature, condition, and defining characteristics of each piece. That old painting in your guest bedroom might have more value than you expect!
If you would like to learn more, or want to sell your modern art, please don’t hesitate to call us now at 941-373-1234, or use the contact form on the right of this page. Simply fill in the information requested and attach high resolution photographs of your antique.