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​Small Format Print for Sale

Recent trends in contemporary art have meant that we've grown accustomed to large scale pieces, be that huge canvases, enormous sculptures, or giant installations.

However, the miniature has always been an important part of contemporary art. Be it paintings, sculpture, or photography as well as small format drawings, the reduced dimensions of the artwork puts new constraints on the artist, forcing them to develop their techniques and artistic finesse.


Jeff Wall, an American photographer known for his large scale photographic prints on huge illuminated boxes, has said that “the scale of a piece is not about the dimensions of it, but about the internal tensions within the composition".


Believe it or not, miniature pieces have many advantages. Smaller formats allow the artists to show off a different range of talents and techniques, and sometimes even create the impression of a much higher quality piece – such as engravings or prints. Creating a miniature is a sure sign of precision and skill.

They are also more practical to exhibit than the enormous artworks: we've all got a little space on a shelf ready to welcome a miniature sculpture, photo or drawing.


Another very practical aspect of miniatures is the myriad possibilities for display: you could put together a full shelf of statuettes, or even a dedicated framing wall – which is an increasingly popular method for display, and makes for the perfect decorative addition to a living room or bedroom. It's a mixed composition made up of an array of pieces – you guessed it – all on the same wall. The diminutive size of the miniatures also makes it easier to make sure your favourite pieces are displayed in pride of place.

Even artists who are known for their monumental works are slowly getting into miniatures, like Jeff Wall in his exhibition at the Cartier Foundation.


The miniature is making a big name for itself as a growing trend across the contemporary art world; from Gaspard Mitz, who creates tiny versions of the interiors of famous art galleries in his 'Box Stories', to the photography of Samsofy, who recreates scenes from daily life with miniscule Lego 'actors'.  


Last but not least, the small scale of the pieces means that even big names come with small price tags, meaning that miniatures make excellent presents. So, go on, what are you waiting for? Browse our selection of miniature works now…

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Composition en Rouge, Jaune, Bleu, Noir, Piet Mondrian

Composition en Rouge, Jaune, Bleu, Noir

Piet Mondrian

Print - 47.5 x 35.5 x 0.1 cm

Sold

Nigrum Petram, L'Atlas

Nigrum Petram

L'Atlas

Print - 37 x 37 x 2 cm

$933

Cha playing tag, Chanoir

Cha playing tag

Chanoir

Print - 26 x 34 x 2 cm

$785

Cha fils de la terre, Chanoir

Cha fils de la terre

Chanoir

Print - 37 x 37 x 3 cm

$1,325

Zirkulationszeit: Meerengel Robbe II , Joseph Beuys

Zirkulationszeit: Meerengel Robbe II

Joseph Beuys

Print - 38 x 28 cm

$1,963

Tkb 380, Stoz

Tkb 380

Stoz

Print - 50 x 50 x 2 cm

$123

Et je serai ta belle Hélène, Max Ernst

Et je serai ta belle Hélène

Max Ernst

Print - 38 x 28 cm

$982 $785

Is your child a tagger, Rero

Is your child a tagger

Rero

Print - 50 x 40 x 0.1 cm

$982

Soleil recerclé, Jean Arp

Soleil recerclé

Jean Arp

Print - 46.5 x 37 cm

$2,356

Oru IV, Stoul

Oru IV

Stoul

Print - 27 x 19 x 1 cm

$471

Au fil de mes lettres, Homek

Au fil de mes lettres

Homek

Print - 40 x 30 x 3 cm

$510

Green and purple, Lady K

Green and purple

Lady K

Print - 40 x 40 x 3 cm

$1,227

Lithographie Store Housse Pink Gold, Karl Lagasse

Lithographie Store Housse Pink Gold

Karl Lagasse

Print - 46.5 x 32 x 0.1 cm

$1,865