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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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  • Sculpture Bronze

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Marc Petit, La lune noire, Sculpture

Marc Petit

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

$2,000

Marc Petit, Sur le banc, Sculpture

Marc Petit

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

$1,765

Marc Petit, La tête au manteau, Sculpture

Marc Petit

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

$2,000

Marc Petit, La naine, Sculpture

Marc Petit

La naine, 2002
7.5 x 3.9 x 2.4 inch
Sculpture

$1,765

Marc Petit, Le crucifix, Sculpture

Marc Petit

Le crucifix, 2002
11.8 x 4.7 x 3.9 inch
Sculpture

$3,177

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

$2,589

Marc Petit, La main, Sculpture

Marc Petit

La main, 2012
4.1 x 2.8 x 2.8 inch
Sculpture

$941

Marc Petit, Cerbère, Sculpture

Marc Petit

Cerbère, 2002
11 x 5.1 x 6.3 inch
Sculpture

$5,295

Marc Petit, La prostituée, Sculpture

Marc Petit

La prostituée, 2002
13.8 x 5.5 x 3.9 inch
Sculpture

$3,766

Marc Petit, Le crime, Sculpture

Marc Petit

Le crime, 2002
9.4 x 5.5 x 3.9 inch
Sculpture

$2,942

Marc Petit, Le pendu, Sculpture

Marc Petit

Le pendu, 2002
13 x 2.8 x 3.9 inch
Sculpture

$3,295

Marc Petit, Le père et l'enfant, Sculpture

Marc Petit

Le père et l'enfant, 2002
13.8 x 5.1 x 3.9 inch
Sculpture

$3,766

Marc Petit, L'agneau, Sculpture

Marc Petit

L'agneau, 2002
11.8 x 5.5 x 4.7 inch
Sculpture

$3,530

Marc Petit, Le pape, Sculpture

Marc Petit

Le pape, 2002
11.4 x 5.5 x 7.1 inch
Sculpture

$5,295

Marc Petit, Le musicien, Sculpture

Marc Petit

Le musicien, 2002
14.2 x 4.7 x 7.5 inch
Sculpture

$2,942

Marc Petit, La peur, Sculpture

Marc Petit

La peur, 2002
12.2 x 3.9 x 3.5 inch
Sculpture

$4,119

Marc Petit, Le roi, Sculpture

Marc Petit

Le roi, 2002
12.2 x 4.3 x 6.3 inch
Sculpture

$5,295

Marc Petit, L'Automne, Sculpture

Marc Petit

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

$4,707

Marc Petit, Petite Vanité, Sculpture

Marc Petit

Petite Vanité, 2015
11 x 3.9 x 6.3 inch
Sculpture

$4,236

Marc Petit, La Source, Sculpture

Marc Petit

La Source, 2015
9.4 x 5.1 x 4.3 inch
Sculpture

$3,295

Marc Petit, Le curé et le chien, Sculpture

Marc Petit

Le curé et le chien, 2002
15 x 10.2 x 9.8 inch
Sculpture

$5,648

Marc Petit, La justice, Sculpture

Marc Petit

La justice, 2002
11.8 x 6.3 x 8.3 inch
Sculpture

$5,295

Marc Petit, La bigote, Sculpture

Marc Petit

La bigote, 2002
7.9 x 3.9 x 8.7 inch
Sculpture

$4,119

Marc Petit, Le poète, Sculpture

Marc Petit

Le poète, 2002
8.7 x 8.7 x 5.5 inch
Sculpture

$4,707

Marc Petit, La guerre, Sculpture

Marc Petit

La guerre, 2002
14.6 x 16.5 x 10.6 inch
Sculpture

$8,237

Marc Petit, La clé de Fa, Sculpture

Marc Petit

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

$5,884

Marc Petit, Le solfège, Sculpture

Marc Petit

Le solfège, 2017
12.6 x 5.9 x 3.9 inch
Sculpture

$4,472

Marc Petit, Jeune fille aux couettes, Sculpture

Marc Petit

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

$4,707

Marc Petit, Les deux frères, Sculpture

Marc Petit

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

$4,942

Marc Petit, L'ange vénitien, Sculpture

Marc Petit

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

$4,472

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

$4,942

Marc Petit, Caminando, Sculpture

Marc Petit

Caminando, 2012
17.7 x 5.1 x 6.7 inch
Sculpture

$5,295

Marc Petit, La pythie, Sculpture

Marc Petit

La pythie, 2006
40.2 x 14.6 x 12.6 inch
Sculpture

$16,474

Marc Petit, Sur le pont, Sculpture

Marc Petit

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

$10,590

Marc Petit, Petit fragment, Sculpture

Marc Petit

Petit fragment, 2011
9.8 x 4.3 x 2.4 inch
Sculpture

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Marc Petit, Lena, Sculpture

Marc Petit

Lena, 2010
12.2 x 2.9 x 2.8 inch
Sculpture

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Marc Petit, La peine de coeur, Sculpture

Marc Petit

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

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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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Marc Petit, La naissance du monde, Sculpture

Marc Petit

La naissance du monde, 2002
7.1 x 10.2 x 8.7 inch
Sculpture

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Marc Petit, Le parc, Sculpture

Marc Petit

Le parc, 2002
15.4 x 16.1 x 16.1 inch
Sculpture

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Marc Petit - La danse macabre

Galerie ARTSET

Marc Petit - La danse macabre
From September, 22 To October, 20 2018

Marc Petit, recent works

Galerie Schwab Beaubourg

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

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