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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Ben Skinner, Sum of the parts , Painting

Ben Skinner

Sum of the parts , 2015
76.2 x 66 cm
Painting

1 500 €

Jimmy  Ruf, Golden Age Syndrom , Painting

Jimmy Ruf

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

3 200 €

Ben Skinner, Pretzel legs, Sculpture

Ben Skinner

Pretzel legs, 2015
12.7 x 15.2 x 2.5 cm
Sculpture

1 500 €

Dominique Rayou, Impermanence, Sculpture

Dominique Rayou

Impermanence, 2015
45 x 18 x 18 cm
Sculpture

8 500 €

Jirí  Dokoupil, Composition pour les JO, Print

Jirí Dokoupil

Composition pour les JO, 1992
63 x 90 cm
Print

300 €

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

Emilio Garcia

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

500 €

Jean-Paul Moscovino, Zaramo 2/8, Sculpture

Jean-Paul Moscovino

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

880 €

Arman, Violon Phoenix II, Sculpture

Arman

Violon Phoenix II, 2004
60 x 28 x 19 cm
Sculpture

Sold out

Li Lihong, Mickey, Sculpture

Li Lihong

Mickey, 2013
20 x 24 x 15 cm
Sculpture

600 €

Peter Sinnige, Golden Evening, Painting

Peter Sinnige

Golden Evening, 2003
100 x 100 x 2 cm
Painting

4 000 €

Peter Sinnige, Early morning, Painting

Peter Sinnige

Early morning, 2016
120 x 80 x 2 cm
Painting

Sold out

Feng Hatat, Arbre mort, Photography

Feng Hatat

Arbre mort, 2015
50 x 70 x 1 cm
Photography

500 €

Li Lihong, Apple - Or, Sculpture

Li Lihong

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

600 €

Line.C, Effervescence, Painting

Line.C

Effervescence, 2016
110 x 80 x 2 cm
Painting

Sold out

Ubaldo Franceschini, Untitled, Painting

Ubaldo Franceschini

Untitled, 2016
120 x 120 x 5 cm
Painting

5 400 €

TieRi Trademark, Vandale, Sculpture

TieRi Trademark

Vandale, 2015
65 x 25 x 25 cm
Sculpture

2 000 €

Philippe Buil, Bellissama Jocaste, Sculpture

Philippe Buil

Bellissama Jocaste, 2016
45 x 36 x 20 cm
Sculpture

22 000 €

Nicolas Galtier, N°100-202 14, Painting

Nicolas Galtier

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

Sold out

Kool Koor, Golden temple, Painting

Kool Koor

Golden temple, 2014
100 x 100 x 4 cm
Painting

7 000 €

Philippe Buil, Ô Séant, Sculpture

Philippe Buil

Ô Séant, 2014
56 x 37 x 18 cm
Sculpture

3 400 €

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 €

Patricia Molinaro, Peine secrète, Painting

Patricia Molinaro

Peine secrète, 2015
60 x 60 x 3 cm
Painting

2 000 €

Jérôme Legrand, Errance - or et alu, Painting

Jérôme Legrand

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

2 000 €

Kamu, Une ancienne légende, Painting

Kamu

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

6 500 €

Ronald Franke, Untitled, Gold #5752, Painting

Ronald Franke

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

58 000 €

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 €

Georges Braque, Circé, Print

Georges Braque

Circé, 1960
35 x 55 x 3 cm
Print

1 100 €

Rosie Emerson, Sophie #5, Print

Rosie Emerson

Sophie #5, 2012
75 x 55 cm
Print

1 950 €

Anatoly Rudakov, Penn Station. New York, Photography

Anatoly Rudakov

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

1 500 €

Jimmy  Ruf, Jacob's ladder, Painting

Jimmy Ruf

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

3 200 €

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 €

Philippe Buil, Icare, Sculpture

Philippe Buil

Icare, 2015
71 x 30 x 28 cm
Sculpture

32 000 €

Trudy Good, Golden #5, Drawing

Trudy Good

Golden #5, 2015
100 x 138 x 3 cm
Drawing

4 454 €

Fabien Vieilletoile, Too much drinking, Photography

Fabien Vieilletoile

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

690 €

Fabien Vieilletoile, Autown, Photography

Fabien Vieilletoile

Autown, 2012
65 x 250 x 3 cm
Photography

1 180 €

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 €

Marilyn  Minter, Prism, Photography

Marilyn Minter

Prism, 2009
51 x 40 x 5 cm
Photography

16 000 €

Dominique Clerc, Paysage Intérieur 02, Photography

Dominique Clerc

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

2 500 €

Mireille Roobaert, Objet Photographique I, Photography

Mireille Roobaert

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

900 €

Nicolas Galtier

France

Sax Berlin

United Kingdom

Ubaldo Franceschini

France

Patricia Molinaro

France

Line.C

France

Emilio Garcia

Spain

Peter Sinnige

Netherlands

Kamu

France

Stéphane Ducret

Switzerland

Ronald Franke

Germany

Eberhard Ross

Germany

Rosie Emerson

United Kingdom

Ben Skinner

Canada

Trudy Good

United Kingdom

Jirí Dokoupil

Czech Republic

Emma Vidal

France

Georges Braque

France

Jérôme Legrand

France

Philippe Buil

France

Dominique Rayou

France

Fabien Vieilletoile

Belgium

Markus + Indrani

United States

Anatoly Rudakov

Germany

Jean-Paul Moscovino

France

Kool Koor

United States

TieRi Trademark

France

Dominique Clerc

France

Arman

France

Marilyn Minter

United States

Feng Hatat

China

Shepard Fairey (Obey)

United States

Mireille Roobaert

Belgium

Jimmy Ruf

France

Li Lihong

China