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Grey Sculpture

Although humans began to sculpt for ritualistic purposes or to create tools very early on, the history of sculpture can be separated into two key periods.

The first period stretches from Antiquity to the 19th century. The various artistic movements which cover these 20 centuries were deeply inspired by ancient Greek art and in particular by their sculptures, which adorned the temples and paid tribute to their mythological Gods by representing the human body in its most ideal form. The first to be inspired by this art were the Romans, who copied many ancient Greek sculptures and modelled them in the likeness of Gods but also of important figures in society. Medieval art, just like Roman art, took a more political turn but also a religious one as Catholicism spread across Europe.

Churches were built and sculpture became an integral part of their architecture, in particular in Romanesque and Gothic art. It was finally during the Renaissance that sculpture once again became closely linked to classical works, especially with sculptures that were much more anatomically precise.. Nude sculptures became very popular and represented a real feat sculptors who knew how to create them were held in high esteem. Heavily inspired by painting, the subjects represented became increasingly more expressive…

In the 17th century, sculptors began to push the style of Antiquity further and sculpture became dramatic and picturesque. It wasn't until the 19th century that classicism became fashionable again.

The end of the 19th century was a pivotal time in the history of sculpture. It marked the end of centuries of inspiration from Antiquity. The instigator of change was none other than Auguste Rodin who, after an inspiring journey to Italy, brought a breath of fresh air to the world of sculpture. Even if his style remains quite academic, he influenced many 20th century sculptors.

Different ideas about art were born in the 20th century with modern and contemporary sculpture. Cubists like Pablo Picasso depicted perspective from different angles; Brancusi and his simple, refined wooden sculptures led the way for abstract art in the years to follow; Dadaism, a provocative style free of any kind of artistic norms, produced the first ready-mades with Marcel Duchamp; Jean Tinguely grappled with technology to create his imperfect machines…

It wasn't until the 1960s and 70s that contemporary sculpture appeared with Conceptual Art, where the idea behind the work took precedence over the aesthetic and the Fluxus movement which radically questioned the foundations of artwork. The 60s also saw the rise of minimalism and artists putting into practice Mies Van Der Rohe's conviction that 'less is more'. Other contemporary artists such as Richard Serra, Carl André and Donald Judd created very architectural works. There was Pop Art but also Land Art, monumental artworks created in the very heart of nature, and of course, Arte Povera, which rejected consumer society and turned its focus towards nature and the ephemeral.

On Artsper, you'll find a carefully chosen selection of sculptures which cover all the latest sculptural trends in contemporary art. You will find sculptures made of bronze, marble, clay,  paper, plaster, steel, neon, metal, glass,  resin, iron, terra cotta and wood. When looking for a sculpture to buy; you can either choose a large-scale work or one of a more reasonable size. You could opt for a piece which easily fits in with your interior design or you could go for a monumental piece as a bold addition to your collection. You could even choose an outdoor sculpture like the ones made by our artists Nicolas Dubreuille and Etienne Rey. In our “Famous artists" category you will find artists such as Arman , Carlos Cruz Diez, Philippe Pasqua and Damien Hirst and in our "Emerging Artists" category we have Bastien Cuenot, Emeric Chantier and Gaspard Mitz.

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Valérie Hadida, Les copines, Sculpture

Valérie Hadida

Les copines, 2020
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Sculpture

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Tête de cheval impressionniste, 2017
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Philippe Buil, Bouteille champagne 142-21, Sculpture

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Sculpture

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L'étrange robinet, 2021
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C215, Rocky, Sculpture

C215

Rocky, 2017
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Pétales No 1, 2021
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Rachel Kah, Sans titre 3 (RK46), Sculpture

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Sculpture

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Philippe Geluck, J'ai les boules (mini), Sculpture

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Our recommendations Julio Le Parc, Formes virtuelles par déplacement, Sculpture

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Formes virtuelles par déplacement, 2017
80 x 12 x 20 cm
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Mitchell Darland, Mystic Vessel, Sculpture

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Sculpture

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Our recommendations Anna Sidi Yacoub, Shades of Gray, Sculpture

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Anastasia Ushakova, Covid 19 Lockdown, Sculpture

Anastasia Ushakova

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120 x 120 x 20 cm
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Sophie Calle, Ainsi de suite, Sculpture

Sophie Calle

Ainsi de suite, 2016
24 x 18 x 7 cm
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Robert Indiana, 2000, Sculpture

Robert Indiana

2000, 1999
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Sculpture

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Christine Guillemin, Arabian Panther, Sculpture

Christine Guillemin

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Our recommendations Linde Ergo, Les pieds dans l'eau, Sculpture

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Pierre Kroll, Le Roi Albert II, Sculpture

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Le Roi Albert II, 2017
40 x 20 x 20 cm
Sculpture

$1,721

Sezny Peron, Les bocages, Sculpture

Sezny Peron

Les bocages, 2013
60 x 60 x 5 cm
Sculpture

$1,721

Kaws, Along The Way Grey, Sculpture

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Along The Way Grey, 2019
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Ix-Chell, 2010
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Jean-Paul Jacquet

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Adele Moreau

Metamorphoses, 2017
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Sculpture

$670

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Au pied de la lettre, 2018
43 x 27 x 7 cm
Sculpture

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Artifacts II, 2018
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Rodrigo Arteaga, Domestic Animals: Columba Livia 2, Sculpture

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Domestic Animals: Columba Livia 2, 2018
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Sculpture

$1,200

Gil.S, Les 4 Eléments, Sculpture

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Les 4 Eléments, 2017
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L’Être ailé, Blanc, 2020
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Le légionnaire, 2020
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Sculpture

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Ann Vrielinck, To Pull, Sculpture

Ann Vrielinck

To Pull, 2016
12 x 22 x 6 cm
Sculpture

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Pierre Ilhat, Les 2 éléphants, Sculpture

Pierre Ilhat

Les 2 éléphants, 2019
11 x 20 x 20 cm
Sculpture

$1,950

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Ferri Garcès

Hobab, 2020
35 x 35 x 5 cm
Sculpture

$2,065

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Alma Dura II, 2017
120 x 40 x 40 cm
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20 x 20 x 20 cm
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$2,294

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Debbie Smyth

Constellations, 2017
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$3,829

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20 x 20 x 4 cm
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Lines in the Wind (Candy Stripe), 2018
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Sculpture

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Hosup Hwang, Tête de Bouddha, Sculpture

Hosup Hwang

Tête de Bouddha, 2010
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Galet, 2020
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Angel with Heart, 1980
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Sculpture

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Butterfly effect, 2018
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Sculpture

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Françoise Carrasco

Un strapontin pour l'éternité, 2014
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Sculpture

$1,721

Tiny de Bruin, Seed, Sculpture

Tiny de Bruin

Seed, 2011
50 x 25 x 30 cm
Sculpture

$2,053

Our recommendations Jannick Deslauriers, Convoi / Convoy, Sculpture

Jannick Deslauriers

Convoi / Convoy, 2017
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Sculpture

$9,000

Josep Riera i Arago, Avio, Sculpture

Josep Riera i Arago

Avio, 2010
174 x 59 x 24 cm
Sculpture

$17,207

Willy Charps, Attention !!! Escargot, Sculpture

Willy Charps

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Sculpture

$2,575

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Ulla-Maija Vikman

Akureyri, 2009
144.8 x 147.3 x 5.1 cm
Sculpture

$15,000

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Julio Villani

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18 x 13 x 12 cm
Sculpture

$4,359

Miss CoCo, Fly With Me, Sculpture

Miss CoCo

Fly With Me, 2019
36 x 33 x 10 cm
Sculpture

$2,065

Hussein Madi, Untitled, Sculpture

Hussein Madi

Untitled, 2013
39 x 31 x 15 cm
Sculpture

$23,000

Ivan Theimer, L'enfant, bronze surmonté de 60 bagues Senoufo, Sculpture

Ivan Theimer

L'enfant, bronze surmonté de 60 bagues Senoufo, 1995
31 x 30 x 31 cm
Sculpture

$25,236

Alaa Abou Shaheen, Untitled 32, Sculpture

Alaa Abou Shaheen

Untitled 32, 2017
32 x 27 x 5 cm
Sculpture

$1,300

Fabienne Bonneau (Fablues), La femme en cage, Sculpture

Fabienne Bonneau (Fablues)

La femme en cage, 2015
50 x 35 x 35 cm
Sculpture

$574

Réjane LeChat, Commencement n°3, Sculpture

Réjane LeChat

Commencement n°3, 2018
33 x 33 x 5 cm
Sculpture

$1,147

Frob, Skullman, Sculpture

Frob

Skullman, 2019
14 x 10 x 7 cm
Sculpture

$401

Kaï Aspire, Balancing Act Toy, Sculpture

Kaï Aspire

Balancing Act Toy, 2020
43.2 x 30.5 x 20.3 cm
Sculpture

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Josep Escarrant

Burrocrata, 2019
47 x 16 x 10 cm
Sculpture

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