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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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Miguel Guía, En attendant le prochain voyage, Sculpture

Miguel Guía

En attendant le prochain voyage, 2021
47 x 11.5 x 10 cm
Sculpture

$1,072

Christophe Comerro, Vegas pop art Harley Davidson, Sculpture

Christophe Comerro

Vegas pop art Harley Davidson, 2021
41 x 30 x 45 cm
Sculpture

$1,421

Shepard Fairey (Obey), Pyramid Top Icon, Print

Shepard Fairey (Obey)

Pyramid Top Icon, 2016
33 x 25 cm
Print

$421

Nick Walker, Bow ties 03, Painting

Nick Walker

Bow ties 03, 2015
30.5 x 30.5 x 3.5 cm
Painting

$3,612

Miss Tic, La guerre de toi n'aura pas lieu, Sculpture

Miss Tic

La guerre de toi n'aura pas lieu, 2021
40 x 20 x 10 cm
Sculpture

$1,180

Richard Orlinski, Wild heart, Sculpture

Richard Orlinski

Wild heart, 2021
32 x 25 x 5 cm
Sculpture

10,000 - $ 15,000

Sophie Petetin, Manhattan reflets de nuit, Print

Sophie Petetin

Manhattan reflets de nuit, 2019
40 x 40 x 1 cm
Print

$114

Arman, Panthère, Sculpture

Arman

Panthère, 2002
28 x 48 x 8 cm
Sculpture

$11,438

Cope2, Kingz Destroy, Painting

Cope2

Kingz Destroy, 2021
40.6 x 50.8 x 1.3 cm
Painting

$722

Liora, L'Intrus 10, Painting

Liora

L'Intrus 10, 2020
50 x 50 x 4 cm
Painting

$602

Gina Vor, Abstract No 17, Painting

Gina Vor

Abstract No 17, 2021
29.5 x 21 x 0.2 cm
Painting

$108 $120

Spaco, Rolex daytona, Sculpture

Spaco

Rolex daytona, 2021
27 x 24 x 6 cm
Sculpture

$289

Philippe Pasqua, Sans titre, Fine Art Drawings

Philippe Pasqua

Sans titre, 2010
40 x 30 x 0.2 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$3,612

Âme Sauvage, Blue lion, Sculpture

Âme Sauvage

Blue lion, 2021
31 x 25 x 13 cm
Sculpture

$722

Heidler & Heeps, Vinyl Collection - White Label, Photography

Heidler & Heeps

Vinyl Collection - White Label, 2014
48 x 48 x 0.1 cm
Photography

$558

Philippe Geluck, Les hôtels cinq étoiles, Print

Philippe Geluck

Les hôtels cinq étoiles, 2012
50 x 40 x 1 cm
Print

$566

Nicolas Krauss, Fast-Food Dior, Sculpture

Nicolas Krauss

Fast-Food Dior, 2021
27 x 20 x 23 cm
Sculpture

$2,889

Aykaz Arzumanyan, Rose 461, Painting

Aykaz Arzumanyan

Rose 461, 2021
40 x 40 x 2 cm
Painting

$771

Mr. Brainwash, All you need is He(Art) Four, Print

Mr. Brainwash

All you need is He(Art) Four, 2021
45.7 x 45.7 cm
Print

$1,806

Dr. Love, Banksy love (a tribute to Mr Braninwash), Painting

Dr. Love

Banksy love (a tribute to Mr Braninwash), 2021
30 x 30 x 0.2 cm
Painting

$179 $238

Yichao Sun, Bleu I, Painting

Yichao Sun

Bleu I, 2021
40 x 30 x 2 cm
Painting

$722

Henri  Iglésis, Petit Bonhomme Noir, Sculpture

Henri Iglésis

Petit Bonhomme Noir, 2021
45 x 34 x 8 cm
Sculpture

2,500 - $ 5,000

Socrate, The Dancer, Painting

Socrate

The Dancer, 2021
40 x 30 x 5 cm
Painting

$1,686

Manat, M.Hamada, Painting

Manat

M.Hamada, 2019
50 x 40 x 2 cm
Painting

$1,023

Manat, Gianni diFranco, Sculpture

Manat

Gianni diFranco, 2021
35 x 33 x 14 cm
Sculpture

$1,806

Valerie Marty, Piaf Picots L, Sculpture

Valerie Marty

Piaf Picots L, 2021
35 x 23 x 14 cm
Sculpture

$1,072

Landry Clément, Flabellum (LC48), Sculpture

Landry Clément

Flabellum (LC48), 2021
34 x 22 x 3 cm
Sculpture

$746

Nef, Little Raymond, Painting

Nef

Little Raymond, 2021
42 x 29.7 cm
Painting

$361

Derrick Ofosu Boateng, Untitled, Photography

Derrick Ofosu Boateng

Untitled, 2021
40 x 30 x 0.3 cm
Photography

$831

Diederik Van Apple, BMF King Kong M, Sculpture

Diederik Van Apple

BMF King Kong M, 2020
50 x 30 x 30 cm
Sculpture

$2,348

Lino Lago, Fake abstract pink on W.A. Bouguereau, Painting

Lino Lago

Fake abstract pink on W.A. Bouguereau, 2019
40 x 30 x 2 cm
Painting

$2,167

Angelo Lembo, Big mouse, Sculpture

Angelo Lembo

Big mouse, 2021
29 x 21 x 57 cm
Sculpture

$6,742

François-Régis Lemonnier, Un soir au bout du monde, Painting

François-Régis Lemonnier

Un soir au bout du monde, 2021
50 x 50 x 5 cm
Painting

$903

Louis Rheiner, Paysage en montagne au bord du ruisseau, Painting

Louis Rheiner

Paysage en montagne au bord du ruisseau, 1900
30 x 43 x 2 cm
Painting

$611

Maurizio Gracceva, Composition, Fine Art Drawings

Maurizio Gracceva

Composition, 2010
35 x 50 x 0.1 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$867 $1,084

Maurizio Gracceva, Composition, Painting

Maurizio Gracceva

Composition, 2010
35 x 50 x 0.1 cm
Painting

$903

Milko Dobrev, Phoenix, Sculpture

Milko Dobrev

Phoenix, 2019
27 x 8 x 6 cm
Sculpture

$1,108

JM Robert, Sans titre, Painting

JM Robert

Sans titre, 2021
50 x 40 x 4 cm
Painting

$2,167

Marie-Noëlle Deverre, Amour divin, Print

Marie-Noëlle Deverre

Amour divin, 2021
50 x 40 x 3 cm
Print

$963

PyB, Lacoste Supreme, Sculpture

PyB

Lacoste Supreme, 2021
15 x 27 x 3 cm
Sculpture

$313

Karl Lagasse, Silver one dollar, Sculpture

Karl Lagasse

Silver one dollar, 2021
34 x 15 x 0.2 cm
Sculpture

$9,030

Fred Meurice, Sac Love Coco, Sculpture

Fred Meurice

Sac Love Coco, 2021
30 x 15 x 7 cm
Sculpture

$1,144

Gaspard Mitz, Special Delivery, Sculpture

Gaspard Mitz

Special Delivery, 2021
24 x 34 x 6 cm
Sculpture

$783

Our recommendations Manon Pellan, Ghost #3, Fine Art Drawings

Manon Pellan

Ghost #3, 2020
40 x 50 x 0.2 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$3,251

René Magritte, L'empire des lumières, Print

René Magritte

L'empire des lumières, 1953
44 x 30 cm
Print

$1,072

Zena Blackwell, Untitled, Painting

Zena Blackwell

Untitled, 2021
25.4 x 25.4 x 2 cm
Painting

$767

Robertas Ursache, A flower within a flower, Photography

Robertas Ursache

A flower within a flower, 2017
30 x 30 cm
Photography

$114

Sébastien Langloÿs, Simone Veil, Sculpture

Sébastien Langloÿs

Simone Veil, 2020
37 x 29 x 17 cm
Sculpture

$19,263

Emile-François Chambon, Victoria Hall, Fine Art Drawings

Emile-François Chambon

Victoria Hall, 1972
28.5 x 20 x 0.3 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$445

Lucio Forte, Fortezza Firmafede, Fine Art Drawings

Lucio Forte

Fortezza Firmafede, 2021
30 x 30 x 1.7 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$132

Cecilia Wilson Napurrurla, Nguru Yurntumu-wana (Country around Yuendumu), Painting

Cecilia Wilson Napurrurla

Nguru Yurntumu-wana (Country around Yuendumu), 2020
30 x 46 cm
Painting

$542

Jane Grieco, Maria Carilina, Painting

Jane Grieco

Maria Carilina, 2021
46 x 39 x 1 cm
Painting

$722

Mario Henrique, Spontaneous Ballerina no. 2, Series XVIII, Painting

Mario Henrique

Spontaneous Ballerina no. 2, Series XVIII, 2021
40 x 30 x 0.1 cm
Painting

$500

Linda Bachammar Clerget, Jeu de Regards, Fine Art Drawings

Linda Bachammar Clerget

Jeu de Regards, 2019
30 x 40 x 0.2 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$482

Yaacov Agam, Dyptique rencontre, Print

Yaacov Agam

Dyptique rencontre, 2011
46 x 25.7 x 1.8 cm
Print

$6,501

Viktoria Ganhao, Violet Lake, Painting

Viktoria Ganhao

Violet Lake, 2021
30 x 30 x 2 cm
Painting

$277

Lucio Forte, Paris Texas, Print

Lucio Forte

Paris Texas, 2012
30 x 29.7 x 0.1 cm
Print

$144

Lorena Fonsato, La suora, Painting

Lorena Fonsato

La suora, 2021
40 x 40 x 2 cm
Painting

$301

Maria Esmar, Voyage, Painting

Maria Esmar

Voyage, 2021
40 x 40 x 4 cm
Painting

$722

Agnès Tiollier, Serre de la Tête d'or, Painting

Agnès Tiollier

Serre de la Tête d'or, 2015
40 x 40 x 2.5 cm
Painting

$807

Ladislas Kijno, Composition, ca, Painting

Ladislas Kijno

Composition, ca, 1980
29 x 22 x 0.2 cm
Painting

$3,491

Dani Garcia Sarabia, Contemplum #023, Photography

Dani Garcia Sarabia

Contemplum #023, 2021
19 x 29 x 0.03 cm
Photography

$783

Joyce Fournier, Missing you, Painting

Joyce Fournier

Missing you, 2011
35.6 x 27.9 x 2.5 cm
Painting

$825

Elizabeth Becker, Wild Rose No. 14, Painting

Elizabeth Becker

Wild Rose No. 14, 2021
50.8 x 40.6 cm
Painting

$600

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