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As good as gold

Gold has fascinated through the ages, it is a symbol of power, wealth and beauty. Artists have used it for centuries. From Gustav Klimt to the ancient Japanese tradition of gold leaf painting, gold has always had a very strong visual impact in an artwork. Whether it is the color or the actual gold material used, the artist must take great care of how he uses it. Indeed too much gold might spoil the art piece and on the contrary too little of it would be playing it safe.

Artsper has selected for you twelve artworks worth their weight in gold !

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Emilio Garcia, Skull Brain Porcelain Limoges 'Gold', Sculpture

Emilio Garcia

Skull Brain Porcelain Limoges 'Gold', 2016
16 x 12 x 12 cm
Sculpture

€500

Line.C, Effervescence, Painting

Line.C

Effervescence, 2016
110 x 80 x 2 cm
Painting

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Fabien Vieilletoile, Too much drinking, Photography

Fabien Vieilletoile

Too much drinking, 2012
105 x 69 x 3 cm
Photography

€690

Jean-Paul Moscovino, Zaramo 2/8, Sculpture

Jean-Paul Moscovino

Zaramo 2/8, 2009
26 x 17 x 24 cm
Sculpture

€880

Jirí  Dokoupil, Composition pour les JO, Print

Jirí Dokoupil

Composition pour les JO, 1992
63 x 90 cm
Print

€300

Fabien Vieilletoile, Autown, Photography

Fabien Vieilletoile

Autown, 2012
65 x 250 x 3 cm
Photography

€1 180

Patricia Molinaro, Peine secrète, Painting

Patricia Molinaro

Peine secrète, 2015
60 x 60 x 3 cm
Painting

€2 000

Dominique Clerc, Paysage Intérieur 02, Photography

Dominique Clerc

Paysage Intérieur 02, 2011
90 x 120 x 3 cm
Photography

€2 500

Peter Sinnige, Early morning, Painting

Peter Sinnige

Early morning, 2016
120 x 80 x 2 cm
Painting

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Feng Hatat, Arbre mort, Photography

Feng Hatat

Arbre mort, 2015
50 x 70 x 1 cm
Photography

€500

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Ubaldo Franceschini, Untitled, Painting

Ubaldo Franceschini

Untitled, 2016
120 x 120 x 5 cm
Painting

€5 400

Ronald Franke, Untitled, Gold #5752, Painting

Ronald Franke

Untitled, Gold #5752, 2014
280 x 540 x 10 cm
Painting

€58 000

Dominique Rayou, Impermanence, Sculpture

Dominique Rayou

Impermanence, 2015
45 x 18 x 18 cm
Sculpture

€8 500

Kamu, Une ancienne légende, Painting

Kamu

Une ancienne légende, 2016
75 x 75 x 5 cm
Painting

€6 500

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Peter Sinnige, Golden Evening, Painting

Peter Sinnige

Golden Evening, 2003
100 x 100 x 2 cm
Painting

€4 000

Jérôme Legrand, Errance - or et alu, Painting

Jérôme Legrand

Errance - or et alu, 2016
58 x 48 x 2 cm
Painting

€2 000

Georges Braque, Circé, Print

Georges Braque

Circé, 1960
35 x 55 x 3 cm
Print

€1 100

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Li Lihong, Mickey, Sculpture

Li Lihong

Mickey, 2013
20 x 24 x 15 cm
Sculpture

€600

Nicolas Galtier, N°100-202 14, Painting

Nicolas Galtier

N°100-202 14, 2014
100 x 100 x 3 cm
Painting

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Sax Berlin, 21st Century Classicism, Drawing

Sax Berlin

21st Century Classicism, 2013
53.3 x 45.7 x 5.1 cm
Drawing

€2 950

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Shepard Fairey (Obey), It's mourning in America, Print

Shepard Fairey (Obey)

It's mourning in America, 2011
60 x 45 cm
Print

€4 900

Stéphane Ducret, TR#1628 (Black, Light Beige & Yellow), Painting

Stéphane Ducret

TR#1628 (Black, Light Beige & Yellow), 2016
30 x 24 x 5 cm
Painting

€878

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Li Lihong, Apple - Or, Sculpture

Li Lihong

Apple - Or, 2013
18 x 16 x 16 cm
Sculpture

€600

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Jimmy  Ruf, Golden Age Syndrom , Painting

Jimmy Ruf

Golden Age Syndrom , 2013
146 x 114 x 5 cm
Painting

€3 200

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Jimmy  Ruf, Jacob's ladder, Painting

Jimmy Ruf

Jacob's ladder, 2013
114 x 146 x 5 cm
Painting

€3 200

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Anatoly Rudakov, Penn Station. New York, Photography

Anatoly Rudakov

Penn Station. New York, 2015
70 x 100 x 3 cm
Photography

€1 500

Rosie Emerson, Sophie #5, Print

Rosie Emerson

Sophie #5, 2012
75 x 55 cm
Print

€1 950

Philippe Buil, Bellissama Jocaste, Sculpture

Philippe Buil

Bellissama Jocaste, 2016
45 x 36 x 20 cm
Sculpture

€13 000

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TieRi Trademark, Vandale, Sculpture

TieRi Trademark

Vandale, 2015
65 x 25 x 25 cm
Sculpture

€2 000

Ben Skinner, Sum of the parts , Painting

Ben Skinner

Sum of the parts , 2015
76.2 x 66 cm
Painting

€1 500

Ben Skinner, Pretzel legs, Sculpture

Ben Skinner

Pretzel legs, 2015
12.7 x 15.2 x 2.5 cm
Sculpture

€1 500

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Emma Vidal, Venus in Fur blue & the gang , Sculpture

Emma Vidal

Venus in Fur blue & the gang , 2015
55 x 38 x 56 cm
Sculpture

€2 850

Markus + Indrani, Mariah Carey (black and gold), Photography

Markus + Indrani

Mariah Carey (black and gold), 2014
40.6 x 33 x 2.5 cm
Photography

€6 500

Mireille Roobaert, Objet Photographique I, Photography

Mireille Roobaert

Objet Photographique I, 2014
75 x 106 x 5 cm
Photography

€900

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Marilyn  Minter, Prism, Photography

Marilyn Minter

Prism, 2009
51 x 40 x 5 cm
Photography

€16 000