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Marc Petit

Born in: 1961

France

Emergent Artist

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 Animal

  • Sculpture Nude

  • Sculpture Portrait

  • Sculpture Bronze

  • French Artist

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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

$1,994

Marc Petit, La peine de coeur, Sculpture

Marc Petit

La peine de coeur, 2015
8.3 x 4.5 x 3.9 inch
Sculpture

$2,345

Marc Petit, La blessure, Sculpture

Marc Petit

La blessure, 2001
8.3 x 4.5 x 3.9 inch
Sculpture

$1,525

Marc Petit, La petite odalisque, Sculpture

Marc Petit

La petite odalisque, 2000
4.3 x 8.7 x 4.3 inch
Sculpture

$2,580

Marc Petit, La porte ouverte, Sculpture

Marc Petit

La porte ouverte, 2000
7.5 x 5.5 x 3.1 inch
Sculpture

$2,345

Marc Petit, La petite joueuse, Sculpture

Marc Petit

La petite joueuse, 2017
11 x 3.7 x 2.4 inch
Sculpture

$2,111

Marc Petit, La Source, Sculpture

Marc Petit

La Source, 2015
9.4 x 5.1 x 4.3 inch
Sculpture

$3,284

Marc Petit, La lune noire, Sculpture

Marc Petit

La lune noire, 2005
10.6 x 3.2 x 2.8 inch
Sculpture

$2,580

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

$2,580

Marc Petit, L'incrédule, Sculpture

Marc Petit

L'incrédule, 2019
19.1 x 6.7 x 9.8 inch
Sculpture

$5,629

Marc Petit, Le messager, Sculpture

Marc Petit

Le messager, 2015
20.5 x 13 x 5.9 inch
Sculpture

$5,277

Our recommendations Marc Petit, Petit totem, Sculpture

Marc Petit

Petit totem, 2005
12.6 x 5.1 x 5.1 inch
Sculpture

$4,691

Marc Petit, La main, Sculpture

Marc Petit

La main, 2012
4.1 x 2.8 x 2.8 inch
Sculpture

$938

Marc Petit, Le pendu, Sculpture

Marc Petit

Le pendu, 2002
13 x 2.8 x 3.9 inch
Sculpture

$3,284

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

$3,753

Marc Petit, Le crucifix, Sculpture

Marc Petit

Le crucifix, 2002
11.8 x 4.7 x 3.9 inch
Sculpture

$3,166

Marc Petit, La peur, Sculpture

Marc Petit

La peur, 2002
12.2 x 3.9 x 3.5 inch
Sculpture

$4,104

Marc Petit, Petite Vanité, Sculpture

Marc Petit

Petite Vanité, 2015
11 x 3.9 x 6.3 inch
Sculpture

$4,222

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

$4,925

Marc Petit, Caminando, Sculpture

Marc Petit

Caminando, 2012
17.7 x 5.1 x 6.7 inch
Sculpture

$5,277

Marc Petit, Parc, Sculpture

Marc Petit

Parc, 2000
9.8 x 10.2 x 11 inch
Sculpture

$5,277

Marc Petit, La justice, Sculpture

Marc Petit

La justice, 2002
11.8 x 6.3 x 8.3 inch
Sculpture

$5,277

Our recommendations Marc Petit, Cerbère, Sculpture

Marc Petit

Cerbère, 2002
11 x 5.1 x 6.3 inch
Sculpture

$5,277

Marc Petit, La prostituée, Sculpture

Marc Petit

La prostituée, 2002
13.8 x 5.5 x 3.9 inch
Sculpture

$3,753

Marc Petit, Le pape, Sculpture

Marc Petit

Le pape, 2002
11.4 x 5.5 x 7.1 inch
Sculpture

$5,277

Marc Petit, La clé de Fa, Sculpture

Marc Petit

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

$5,864

Marc Petit, Sur le pont, Sculpture

Marc Petit

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

$10,554

Marc Petit, Le solfège, Sculpture

Marc Petit

Le solfège, 2017
12.6 x 5.9 x 3.9 inch
Sculpture

$4,456

Marc Petit, Jeune fille aux couettes, Sculpture

Marc Petit

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

$4,691

Marc Petit, Les deux frères, Sculpture

Marc Petit

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

$4,925

Marc Petit, L'Automne, Sculpture

Marc Petit

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

$4,691

Marc Petit, L'ange vénitien, Sculpture

Marc Petit

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

$4,456

Marc Petit, La serpentine, Sculpture

Marc Petit

La serpentine, 2005
18.9 x 7.1 x 7.1 inch
Sculpture

$6,793

Marc Petit, Le crucifié - n°8/8, Sculpture

Marc Petit

Le crucifié - n°8/8, 2019
42.5 x 23.6 x 9.3 inch
Sculpture

$8,795

Our recommendations Marc Petit, La pythie, Sculpture

Marc Petit

La pythie, 2006
40.2 x 14.6 x 12.6 inch
Sculpture

$16,418

Marc Petit, Lena, Sculpture

Marc Petit

Lena, 2010
12.2 x 2.9 x 2.8 inch
Sculpture

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Marc Petit, Sur le banc, Sculpture

Marc Petit

Sur le banc, 2003
6.3 x 5.5 x 3.1 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, Petit fragment, Sculpture

Marc Petit

Petit fragment, 2011
9.8 x 4.3 x 2.4 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, recent works

Galerie Schwab Beaubourg

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