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Marc Petit

Born in: 1961

France

Biography

Marc Petit was born in Saint-Céré, region of Lot in 1961 and is today considered to be one of the greatest contemporary sculptors and makes a living with galleries and the art market.

At the age of 14, he tried sculpture and discovered this technique. He comes from a family of artisans, he left high school quickly, and devoted himself to carving stone. But it was through two encounters that his technique and life, took up a whole new meaning. Marc petit came across two sculptors from Beaux-Arts Paris, and they became his mentors. René Fournier and Jean Lorquin. Both of them will give him a sharp eye and thoughts on sculpture.

René Fournier took him towards the art of modeling and provided him with the teachings of Marcel Gimond, a legendary sculptor of the 20th century, known for his creations of busts of political figures or the artistic scene. Jean Lorquin had himself won the Prix de Rome in 1949 and was resident at the Villa Medicis, he provided Petit with a know-how on sculpture and mainly a deep reflexion.

With bronze, terra cotta and plaster, Marc Petit created his first sculptures of human beings. Lonely characters with a gloomy look. They seemed lost, and were dominated by oppressiveness or spite. The body has a tired, disembodied look. One doesn't know if it's a tragedy or a floating moment, like a soul wandering in a limbo. When we are in front of these figures, we put a distance but a voyeuristic one, more confused rather than empathetic.

Marc Petit realized his first personal exhibition at the age of 24 and slowly made his name among galleries and collectors.

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Marc Petit, L'ange vénitien, Sculpture

Marc Petit

L'ange vénitien, 2012
16.1 x 6.3 x 5.5 inch
Sculpture

$4,486

Marc Petit, Lena, Sculpture

Marc Petit

Lena, 2010
12.2 x 2.9 x 2.8 inch
Sculpture

$1,771

Marc Petit, L'insaisissable 8 / 8, Sculpture

Marc Petit

L'insaisissable 8 / 8, 2000
7.5 x 4.3 x 3.1 inch
Sculpture

$2,361

Marc Petit, La clé de Fa, Sculpture

Marc Petit

La clé de Fa, 2017
15 x 8.3 x 11.4 inch
Sculpture

$5,902

Marc Petit, La jeune oubliée E A II / IV, Sculpture

Marc Petit

La jeune oubliée E A II / IV, 2000
5.5 x 4.7 x 4.7 inch
Sculpture

$2,361

Marc Petit, La Source, Sculpture

Marc Petit

La Source, 2015
9.4 x 5.1 x 4.3 inch
Sculpture

$3,305

Marc Petit, Sur le banc, Sculpture

Marc Petit

Sur le banc, 2003
6.3 x 5.5 x 3.1 inch
Sculpture

$1,771

Marc Petit, L'indiscrète à l'étole EA I / IV, Sculpture

Marc Petit

L'indiscrète à l'étole EA I / IV, 2010
4.7 x 5.9 x 5.9 inch
Sculpture

$2,125

Marc Petit, La solitaire, Sculpture

Marc Petit

La solitaire, 2014
6.7 x 3.9 x 5.5 inch
Sculpture

$2,349

Marc Petit, Le petit duo, Sculpture

Marc Petit

Le petit duo, 2011
8.3 x 7.5 x 4.7 inch
Sculpture

$2,951

Marc Petit, La peine de coeur, Sculpture

Marc Petit

La peine de coeur, 2015
8.3 x 4.5 x 3.7 inch
Sculpture

$2,125

Marc Petit, La tête au manteau, Sculpture

Marc Petit

La tête au manteau, 1999
12.6 x 3.9 x 3.9 inch
Sculpture

$2,007

Marc Petit, La lune noire, Sculpture

Marc Petit

La lune noire, 2015
11 x 2.4 x 2.4 inch
Sculpture

$2,007

Marc Petit, Le solfège, Sculpture

Marc Petit

Le solfège, 2017
12.6 x 5.9 x 3.9 inch
Sculpture

$4,486

Marc Petit, Jeune fille aux couettes, Sculpture

Marc Petit

Jeune fille aux couettes, 2017
13.8 x 7.9 x 5.5 inch
Sculpture

$4,722

Marc Petit, L'Automne, Sculpture

Marc Petit

L'Automne, 2015
17.7 x 4.3 x 3.1 inch
Sculpture

$4,722

Marc Petit, Caminando, Sculpture

Marc Petit

Caminando, 2012
17.7 x 5.1 x 6.7 inch
Sculpture

$5,312

Marc Petit, Les deux frères, Sculpture

Marc Petit

Les deux frères, 2017
17.7 x 5.9 x 3.9 inch
Sculpture

$4,958

Marc Petit, Petite Vanité, Sculpture

Marc Petit

Petite Vanité, 2015
11 x 3.9 x 6.3 inch
Sculpture

$4,250

Marc Petit, Le rêve de la nuit, Sculpture

Marc Petit

Le rêve de la nuit, 2012
7.1 x 9.8 x 4.3 inch
Sculpture

$4,958

Marc Petit, Sur le pont, Sculpture

Marc Petit

Sur le pont, 2017
20.5 x 17.3 x 5.5 inch
Sculpture

$10,624

Marc Petit, Petit torse 1, Sculpture

Marc Petit

Petit torse 1, 2014
10.2 x 3.9 x 3.9 inch
Sculpture

Sold out

Marc Petit, La petite ballerine, Sculpture

Marc Petit

La petite ballerine, 2017
13.8 x 4.9 x 3 inch
Sculpture

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Galerie Schwab Beaubourg

Marc Petit, recent works
From December, 1 To February, 10 2018

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