Art Deco Sculpture listings for purchase, sale, resale, and listing, and art brokerage. Sculpture from the Art Deco period of art and style of visual arts, architecture, and design that first appeared in France just before World War I. Art Deco-influenced the design of buildings, furniture, jewelry, fashion, cars, movie theatres, trains, ocean liners, and everyday objects such as radios and household appliances. Its name, short for Arts Décoratifs, emi9nating from the Exposition internationale des arts décoratifs et industriels modernes or the International Exhibition of ModernDecorative and Industrial Arts held in Paris circa 1925. It combined modernist styles with excellent craftsmanship and rich materials. During the heyday of Art Deco, it represented luxury, glamour, exuberance, and faith in the social and technological progress of the day.
Art Deco was an assortment of numerous styles, sculptuyre included, sometimes contradictory, united by a desire to be modern. From its outset, Art Deco was influenced by bold geometric forms and bright colors. Art Deco featured numerous rare and expensive materials, like ebony and ivory, along with exquisite craftsmanship. A great example is the Chrysler Building and other skyscrapers of New York that were built and designed during the 1920s and 1930s are monuments of the Art Deco style.