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Although humans began to sculpt for ritualistic purposes or to create tools very early on, the history of sculpture can be separated into two key periods.

The first period stretches from Antiquity to the 19th century. The various artistic movements which cover these 20 centuries were deeply inspired by ancient Greek art and in particular by their sculptures, which adorned the temples and paid tribute to their mythological Gods by representing the human body in its most ideal form. The first to be inspired by this art were the Romans, who copied many ancient Greek sculptures and modelled them in the likeness of Gods but also of important figures in society. Medieval art, just like Roman art, took a more political turn but also a religious one as Catholicism spread across Europe.

Churches were built and sculpture became an integral part of their architecture, in particular in Romanesque and Gothic art. It was finally during the Renaissance that sculpture once again became closely linked to classical works, especially with sculptures that were much more anatomically precise.. Nude sculptures became very popular and represented a real feat sculptors who knew how to create them were held in high esteem. Heavily inspired by painting, the subjects represented became increasingly more expressive…

In the 17th century, sculptors began to push the style of Antiquity further and sculpture became dramatic and picturesque. It wasn't until the 19th century that classicism became fashionable again.

The end of the 19th century was a pivotal time in the history of sculpture. It marked the end of centuries of inspiration from Antiquity. The instigator of change was none other than Auguste Rodin who, after an inspiring journey to Italy, brought a breath of fresh air to the world of sculpture. Even if his style remains quite academic, he influenced many 20th century sculptors.

Different ideas about art were born in the 20th century with modern and contemporary sculpture. Cubists like Pablo Picasso depicted perspective from different angles; Brancusi and his simple, refined wooden sculptures led the way for abstract art in the years to follow; Dadaism, a provocative style free of any kind of artistic norms, produced the first ready-mades with Marcel Duchamp; Jean Tinguely grappled with technology to create his imperfect machines…

It wasn't until the 1960s and 70s that contemporary sculpture appeared with Conceptual Art, where the idea behind the work took precedence over the aesthetic and the Fluxus movement which radically questioned the foundations of artwork. The 60s also saw the rise of minimalism and artists putting into practice Mies Van Der Rohe's conviction that 'less is more'. Other contemporary artists such as Richard Serra, Carl André and Donald Judd created very architectural works. There was Pop Art but also Land Art, monumental artworks created in the very heart of nature, and of course, Arte Povera, which rejected consumer society and turned its focus towards nature and the ephemeral.

On Artsper, you'll find a carefully chosen selection of sculptures which cover all the latest sculptural trends in contemporary art. You will find sculptures made of bronze, marble, clay,  paper, plaster, steel, neon, metal, glass,  resin, iron, terra cotta and wood. When looking for a sculpture to buy; you can either choose a large-scale work or one of a more reasonable size. You could opt for a piece which easily fits in with your interior design or you could go for a monumental piece as a bold addition to your collection. You could even choose an outdoor sculpture like the ones made by our artists Nicolas Dubreuille and Etienne Rey. In our “Famous artists" category you will find artists such as Arman , Carlos Cruz Diez, Philippe Pasqua and Damien Hirst and in our "Emerging Artists" category we have Bastien Cuenot, Emeric Chantier and Gaspard Mitz.



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Vincent Sabatier, Air Jordan, Sculpture

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Air Jordan, 2021
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Nicolas Dubreuille, Sans titre ref (342), Sculpture

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Sans titre ref (342), 2021
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Fanny Finkelman Szyller, Construcción Violeta N°1, Sculpture

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Fat, Buffalo Street, Sculpture

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Petites plaques (Compression), 1970
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Gor Avetisyan, Object, Sculpture

Gor Avetisyan

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$536

Karl Lagasse, One Dollar Roll Silver, Sculpture

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$2,329

Bounoure & Genevaux, A34b-0018, Sculpture

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40 x 40 x 5 cm
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Victor Vasarely, Zerr-I Green/Blue, Sculpture

Victor Vasarely

Zerr-I Green/Blue, 1974
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Benjamin Deguenon, Scène de village, Sculpture

Benjamin Deguenon

Scène de village, 2016
100 x 100 x 10 cm
Sculpture

$4,659

Rod, Silence, Sculpture

Rod

Silence, 2020
154 x 154 x 29 cm
Sculpture

$41,930

Bernard Saint-Maxent, Tubes et tubes, Sculpture

Bernard Saint-Maxent

Tubes et tubes, 2019
100 x 30 x 5 cm
Sculpture

$4,542

Marcus Egli, Hominium 3, Sculpture

Marcus Egli

Hominium 3, 2018
14 x 10 x 2 cm
Sculpture

$932

Patrick Moya, Dolly dans les nuages, Sculpture

Patrick Moya

Dolly dans les nuages, 2019
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$1,141

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21 x 42 x 9 cm
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$990

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Biking B, 1998
56 x 140 x 15 cm
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Rémy Aillaud, Mini dynamite Hermès, Sculpture

Rémy Aillaud

Mini dynamite Hermès, 2020
14 x 7.5 x 7.5 cm
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$2,096

Our recommendations Moons, Goldo Cash S, Sculpture

Moons

Goldo Cash S, 2019
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$2,271

Stefan Yordanov, Bambi Twins, Sculpture

Stefan Yordanov

Bambi Twins, 2019
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$5,765

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Dollar Piscou Bijoux #1, 2020
35 x 80 x 0.3 cm
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$710

Robert Sgarra, Guitar Django, Sculpture

Robert Sgarra

Guitar Django, 2015
202 x 79 x 0.4 cm
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$4,601

Fabien Novarino, Bad Girls, Sculpture

Fabien Novarino

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112 x 83 x 11 cm
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$9,900

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Harissart

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132 x 35 x 25 cm
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$3,378

Our recommendations Richard Saint-Amans, Le Doute, Sculpture

Richard Saint-Amans

Le Doute, 2019
290 x 220 x 250 cm
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$29,118

Our recommendations Gregorio Siem, Sphere Orange and Blue - Variable Code, Sculpture

Gregorio Siem

Sphere Orange and Blue - Variable Code, 2019
70 x 68 x 68 cm
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$6,872

David Louis Doerler, NWM - New Walking Man Blanc - 67 cm, Sculpture

David Louis Doerler

NWM - New Walking Man Blanc - 67 cm, 2020
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Sculpture

$874

GiFoArs, Vintage, Sculpture

GiFoArs

Vintage, 2019
30.5 x 8.7 x 8.7 cm
Sculpture

$524

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Epouvantail_Art-O-Middle-02, 2016
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Jose Margulis

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Carlos Cruz-Diez, Chromointerférence, Sculpture

Carlos Cruz-Diez

Chromointerférence, 1978
32 x 32 x 2.5 cm
Sculpture

$18,000

Gad Berry, Baby's Dream, Sculpture

Gad Berry

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28 x 40 x 23 cm
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$11,065

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Joanna Danilo

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$512

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Kenny Scharf

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63.5 x 53 x 1 cm
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$17,471

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Stéphane Cipre

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52 x 50 x 33 cm
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$25,041

Peggy-Lee Mensen, Love Tex Avery, Sculpture

Peggy-Lee Mensen

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80 x 80 x 2 cm
Sculpture

$2,096

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140 x 60 x 60 cm
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$1,398

Laurent Lamarche, Fossile PL03, Sculpture

Laurent Lamarche

Fossile PL03, 2016
21 x 30 x 2 cm
Sculpture

$1,514

Ji-Yun, Nostalgie, Sculpture

Ji-Yun

Nostalgie, 2018
50 x 30 x 40 cm
Sculpture

$1,747

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Elysa D. Batista

Self Enablers, 2017
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Sculpture

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Lyès-Olivier Sidhoum

Holly Montain, 2020
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$14,000

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Pere Moles

Mobile Estripagecs, 2017
80 x 80 x 80 cm
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Joël Ducorroy, Heures, Sculpture

Joël Ducorroy

Heures, 2006
20 x 27 x 0.2 cm
Sculpture

$815

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Adrienne Jalbert

Spicey (AJ56), 2018
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Sculpture

$1,048

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Tania Del Pozo Garcia

The Silence Screams, 2021
88 x 52 x 20 cm
Sculpture

$2,096

NeMo, Cov-Control, Sculpture

NeMo

Cov-Control, 2021
26 x 18 x 21 cm
Sculpture

$582

Atticus Adams, Pillow Cloud II, Sculpture

Atticus Adams

Pillow Cloud II, 2017
30.5 x 30.5 x 20.3 cm
Sculpture

$1,150

Fan M, Architect dream 2, Sculpture

Fan M

Architect dream 2, 2017
100 x 100 x 1 cm
Sculpture

$4,193

Valérie Carmet, Caddy, Sculpture

Valérie Carmet

Caddy, 2015
23 x 59 x 8 cm
Sculpture

$2,155

Jules Andrieu, Eselchen - Aluminium, Sculpture

Jules Andrieu

Eselchen - Aluminium, 2020
21 x 16 x 5.5 cm
Sculpture

$2,096

Jean Paul Kala, Parda, Sculpture

Jean Paul Kala

Parda, 2020
70 x 160 x 35 cm
Sculpture

$38,435

Stéphane Kilar, Voilier Terre, Sculpture

Stéphane Kilar

Voilier Terre, 1983
17 x 25 x 8 cm
Sculpture

$2,096

José Pirès, Toréador, Sculpture

José Pirès

Toréador, 2017
42 x 13 x 13 cm
Sculpture

$338

Rives, Infini, Sculpture

Rives

Infini, 2017
16 x 13 x 13 cm
Sculpture

$2,096

Eric Beauplace, Excroissances, Sculpture

Eric Beauplace

Excroissances, 2012
100 x 50 x 15 cm
Sculpture

$9,900

Ilanit Vigodsky, V'ahavta (And you shall love), Sculpture

Ilanit Vigodsky

V'ahavta (And you shall love), 2020
70 x 37 x 3 cm
Sculpture

$3,500

Daniele Sigalot, 100 paper planes simultaneously hitting the wall, Sculpture

Daniele Sigalot

100 paper planes simultaneously hitting the wall, 2018
220 x 180 x 10 cm
Sculpture

$11,647

Caroline Del Giudice, Show of Hands (Thumbs Up), Sculpture

Caroline Del Giudice

Show of Hands (Thumbs Up), 2020
121.9 x 121.9 x 121.9 cm
Sculpture

$8,000

Lining Liu, Television-Garden, Sculpture

Lining Liu

Television-Garden, 2016
31 x 40 x 30 cm
Sculpture

$10,000

Christian Maas, Guépard marchant, Sculpture

Christian Maas

Guépard marchant, 2011
84 x 190 x 30 cm
Sculpture

$9,318

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