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The Best of Sculpture

Sculpture, along with painting, is one of the oldest art mediums in human history. The term sculpture comes from the latin word “sculptura" meaning “to cut". This corresponds to the process of cutting away material in order to achieve a desired aesthetic form.


The very first examples of statuettes were used in magic rituals. Then in ecclesiastical history, sculpture was used to depict religious icons, which we still see today.


Over the course of art history, sculpture evolved dramatically. It took on many different forms, and was completed in many different materials.


While clay still appears to be the most popular material, more and more artists are experimenting with alternative elements such as resin and steel. These materials allow for new creative opportunities, whilst more traditional elements such as marble, bronze and wood, are frequently used by those inspired by the great masters of the 20th century. Auguste Rodin rejected traditional sculpture and modeled the human body in a realistic manner, celebrating the individual characteristics of his subjects. This lead to incredibly unique and modern works.


There are many techniques to sculpture, however some are essential to know. These include: bas-relief, high relief, modeling, cast-iron moulding and sculpture in the round (3D).


Nevertheless, whether they're established or emerging, an increasing number of artists are developing their own sculptural techniques.


Artists at the end of the 20th century were galvanised by monumental sculpture, and we can see examples of this practice in both museums and public gardens worldwide. Originally spearheading this movement was American artist Jeff Koons, who is known for his eccentric and vivid works. Before he was dethroned of his title by English artist, David Hockney in 2018, Koons' 3 metre tall “Balloon Dog Orange" was the most expensive contemporary work in the world.


In the 1990s, Anglo-Indian artist, Anish Kapoor, began making monumental sculptures such as “Tarantara" in 1999. In 2011, his work, “Queen's Vagina," caused a huge scandal in the gardens of Versailles. More recently, Kapoor has been experimenting with reflective surfaces in order to obscure the viewer's perception of themselves.


Niki de Saint Phalle's “Nanas" and César Baldaccini's compression works are still incredibly relevant today, and continue to be shown in major exhibitions worldwide.


Hyperrealism also trends today, and artists are reintroducing figurative practices to their works, as opposed to the abstraction explored in previous decades. The leading figures of this movement include Carole A. Feuerman and Maurizio Cattelan, who were inspired by Andy Warhol and Marcel Duchamp.


In addition to this, sculpture is being increasingly used in street art, which can be seen in France through Invader's works and JR's huge installations.

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Our recommendations César Baldaccini, Petites plaques (Compression), Sculpture

César Baldaccini

Petites plaques (Compression), 1970
14.2 x 8.3 x 2.4 inch
Sculpture

$ 52,162

Our recommendations Max Ernst, Sans titre 8, Sculpture

Max Ernst

Sans titre 8, 1970
15.4 x 10.6 x 0.8 inch
Sculpture

$ 6,137

Jeff Koons, Balloon Venus - Dom Perignon, Sculpture

Jeff Koons

Balloon Venus - Dom Perignon, 2013
24.2 x 14 x 12.8 inch
Sculpture

$ 106,165

Egor Plotnikov, Paysage derrière soi, Sculpture

Egor Plotnikov

Paysage derrière soi, 2019
39.4 x 39.4 x 1.2 inch
Sculpture

$ 3,989

Sophie Calle, Ainsi de suite, Sculpture

Sophie Calle

Ainsi de suite, 2016
9.4 x 7.1 x 2.8 inch
Sculpture

$ 1,473

Antonio Segui, El viajero & Compradito (Bronze), Sculpture

Antonio Segui

El viajero & Compradito (Bronze), 2002
7.9 x 11.8 x 5.9 inch
Sculpture

$ 6,750

Our recommendations Etienne, Le baiser, Sculpture

Etienne

Le baiser, 2010
13 x 16.9 x 5.1 inch
Sculpture

$ 9,573

Gelitin, Horse, Sculpture

Gelitin

Horse, 2011
47.2 x 19.7 x 39.4 inch
Sculpture

$ 6,014

Patrick Moya, Dolly dans les nuages, Sculpture

Patrick Moya

Dolly dans les nuages, 2019
11.8 x 5.7 x 2 inch
Sculpture

$ 1,203

Sébastien Langloÿs, Polymnie, Bronze n°2/8, Sculpture

Sébastien Langloÿs

Polymnie, Bronze n°2/8, 2017
12.6 x 8.7 x 7.1 inch
Sculpture

$ 11,660

Juliette Clovis, Izanami, Sculpture

Juliette Clovis

Izanami, 2017
13.4 x 13.4 x 10.6 inch
Sculpture

$ 8,407

Delphine Brabant, Unité IV, Sculpture

Delphine Brabant

Unité IV, 2019
18.1 x 13.4 x 5.5 inch
Sculpture

$ 3,437

Marta Moreu, Viaje VII, Sculpture

Marta Moreu

Viaje VII, 2016
18.5 x 25.2 x 5.9 inch
Sculpture

$ 9,451

Pietro Campagnoli, Altrove | Beyond, Sculpture

Pietro Campagnoli

Altrove | Beyond, 2019
66.9 x 31.5 x 31.5 inch
Sculpture

$ 14,000

Our recommendations Aurelija Simkute, Patronage, Sculpture Bronze, Sculpture

Aurelija Simkute

Patronage, Sculpture Bronze, 2017
15.7 x 5.1 x 4.3 inch
Sculpture

$ 6,505

Jérôme Guime, Reflets, Sculpture

Jérôme Guime

Reflets, 2018
11.8 x 26 x 0.4 inch
Sculpture

$ 982

Liset Castillo, Spectrum: Order/Disorder, Sculpture

Liset Castillo

Spectrum: Order/Disorder, 2016
59.1 x 74.8 x 2 inch
Sculpture

$ 32,402

Valérie Hadida, Petite Nausica, Sculpture

Valérie Hadida

Petite Nausica, 2020
16.5 x 5.5 x 5.1 inch
Sculpture

$ 5,339

M.Chat, Chat Chat, Sculpture

M.Chat

Chat Chat, 2016
12.2 x 14.2 x 4.3 inch
Sculpture

$ 1,964

Marc Boffin, Baril Hermès, Sculpture

Marc Boffin

Baril Hermès, 2019
35 x 22.8 x 22.8 inch
Sculpture

5,000 - $ 10,000

Christophe Charbonnel, Poséidon, Sculpture

Christophe Charbonnel

Poséidon, 2017
42.1 x 13.8 x 13.8 inch
Sculpture

$ 42,957

Philippe Pasqua, Vanité, Sculpture

Philippe Pasqua

Vanité, 1998
70.9 x 15.7 x 15.7 inch
Sculpture

$ 30,684

Maxime Plancque, Manhattan, Sculpture

Maxime Plancque

Manhattan, 2016
10.2 x 4.7 x 3.9 inch
Sculpture

$ 2,209

Luo Li Rong, L'Arrivée du jour (sans feuille), Sculpture

Luo Li Rong

L'Arrivée du jour (sans feuille), 2017
27.2 x 20.9 x 18.9 inch
Sculpture

$ 23,933

Our recommendations Arman, Mi-Siren, Sculpture

Arman

Mi-Siren, 1996
9.8 x 10.2 x 6.7 inch
Sculpture

$ 7,364

Our recommendations Arman, Violon coupé IV (Hommage à Picasso), Sculpture

Arman

Violon coupé IV (Hommage à Picasso), 2004
24 x 6.5 x 7.3 inch
Sculpture

$ 11,660

Jean Cocteau, La vie intérieure, Sculpture

Jean Cocteau

La vie intérieure, 1962
11.8 x 11.8 x 0.8 inch
Sculpture

$ 5,388

Our recommendations Jean Cocteau, Le gondolier, Sculpture

Jean Cocteau

Le gondolier, 1962
9.8 x 12.6 x 1.2 inch
Sculpture

$ 4,492

Jérôme Mesnager, Love Dance, Sculpture

Jérôme Mesnager

Love Dance, 2016
12.6 x 11.8 x 1 inch
Sculpture

$ 3,210

Max Ernst, Sans titre 4, Sculpture

Max Ernst

Sans titre 4, 1970
11.8 x 11 x 0.8 inch
Sculpture

$ 6,137

Arman, Bougeoir aux cuillères, Sculpture

Arman

Bougeoir aux cuillères, 2003
13.8 x 16.9 x 16.9 inch
Sculpture

$ 7,241

Our recommendations César Baldaccini, Compression après la fête, Sculpture

César Baldaccini

Compression après la fête, 1974
2.2 x 0.7 x 0.8 inch
Sculpture

$ 8,346

Our recommendations Yevgeniy Repiashenko, RA, Photography

Yevgeniy Repiashenko

RA, 2016
31.5 x 23.6 x 0.9 inch
Photography

$ 1,503

Guillaume Roche, Globe 30, Sculpture

Guillaume Roche

Globe 30, 2018
11.8 x 11.8 x 11.8 inch
Sculpture

$ 2,209

Our recommendations César Baldaccini, Cœur éclaté, Sculpture

César Baldaccini

Cœur éclaté, 1986
20.9 x 5.5 x 5.5 inch
Sculpture

$ 3,437

Yaacov Agam, Shalom Menorah (Tri-Base), Sculpture

Yaacov Agam

Shalom Menorah (Tri-Base), 1980
18 x 11 x 5 inch
Sculpture

$ 3,500

Antonio Segui, Bacan, Tito & Boby, Tilingo and Julian, Sculpture

Antonio Segui

Bacan, Tito & Boby, Tilingo and Julian, 2002
19.7 x 39.4 x 27.6 inch
Sculpture

$ 7,364

Baptiste Laurent, Lam, Vert sur jaune, Sculpture

Baptiste Laurent

Lam, Vert sur jaune, 2018
11.8 x 7.9 x 5.9 inch
Sculpture

$ 921

Gelitin, Natural born sculpture, Sculpture

Gelitin

Natural born sculpture, 2015
12.6 x 11 x 11 inch
Sculpture

$ 2,700

Our recommendations Joyce Fournier, A Wise Woman Once Said, Sculpture

Joyce Fournier

A Wise Woman Once Said, 2019
9 x 9.5 x 6 inch
Sculpture

$ 4,150

Our recommendations Gelitin, Hase, Photography

Gelitin

Hase, 2014
9.4 x 31.5 x 2 inch
Photography

$ 2,639

Our recommendations Yaacov Agam, Revolving Kiddush Cup, Sculpture

Yaacov Agam

Revolving Kiddush Cup, 1993
5.9 x 3.1 x 3.1 inch
Sculpture

$ 1,841

Our recommendations Xu Zhen, New, Sculpture

Xu Zhen

New, 2016
18.1 x 5.5 x 4.1 inch
Sculpture

$ 6,603

Leo Factory, Harry Putter le golfeur, Sculpture

Leo Factory

Harry Putter le golfeur, 2019
19.7 x 11.8 x 7.9 inch
Sculpture

$ 541 $ 601

Quentin Garel, Petit crâne d'oiseau, Sculpture

Quentin Garel

Petit crâne d'oiseau, 2011
9.8 x 10.2 x 5.5 inch
Sculpture

$ 5,155

Jérôme Fraignac, Camille Leleu, Sculpture

Jérôme Fraignac

Camille Leleu, 2017
45.3 x 31.5 x 5.1 inch
Sculpture

$ 3,437

Etienne, Galet, Sculpture

Etienne

Galet, 2010
7.9 x 7.1 x 2.8 inch
Sculpture

$ 8,100

Pierre Clerk, Flamenco, Sculpture

Pierre Clerk

Flamenco, 2015
10.2 x 10.2 x 3.5 inch
Sculpture

$ 6,137

Anany, Pierre de Rêve I- Rouge, Sculpture

Anany

Pierre de Rêve I- Rouge, 2019
70.9 x 70.9 x 0.2 inch
Sculpture

$ 23,932

Anany, Les Pépites d'Anany - Bijoux d’intérieur/7, 2020, Sculpture

Anany

Les Pépites d'Anany - Bijoux d’intérieur/7, 2020, 2020
3.9 x 3.1 x 0.1 inch
Sculpture

$ 233

Paco Raphael, Bambi (Pink), Sculpture

Paco Raphael

Bambi (Pink), 2020
14.8 x 13.8 x 13.8 inch
Sculpture

$ 2,148

Lonzi, Broderie, Sculpture

Lonzi

Broderie, 2017
22.4 x 19.7 x 3.9 inch
Sculpture

$ 1,461

Iván Navarro, Assembly line, Sculpture

Iván Navarro

Assembly line, 2007
9.1 x 24 x 10 inch
Sculpture

$ 25,000

Philip Hearsey, Line in the Sky, Sculpture

Philip Hearsey

Line in the Sky, 2019
13.4 x 4.7 x 6.3 inch
Sculpture

$ 2,577

Paco Raphael, Kong (Silver), Sculpture

Paco Raphael

Kong (Silver), 2020
17.7 x 9.8 x 9.8 inch
Sculpture

$ 10,432

Paco Raphael, Electric Boogaloo (White), Sculpture

Paco Raphael

Electric Boogaloo (White), 2020
21.7 x 9.8 x 9.8 inch
Sculpture

$ 10,432

Aldo Chaparro, Mx Gold, February 14, 2020, 10:00, Sculpture

Aldo Chaparro

Mx Gold, February 14, 2020, 10:00, 2020
44.9 x 59.1 x 5.9 inch
Sculpture

$ 25,774

Anna Stein, Super child, Sculpture

Anna Stein

Super child, 2017
17.5 x 4.1 x 5.1 inch
Sculpture

$ 3,068

Arman, Odor di Femina, Sculpture

Arman

Odor di Femina, 1975
15.7 x 11.8 x 2.8 inch
Sculpture

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Yevgeniy Repiashenko, No title (No 10), from Spirit series, Photography

Yevgeniy Repiashenko

No title (No 10), from Spirit series, 2015
47.2 x 37.8 x 0 inch
Photography

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