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Recent trends in contemporary art have meant that we've grown accustomed to large scale pieces, be that huge canvases, enormous sculptures, or giant installations.

However, the miniature has always been an important part of contemporary art. Be it paintings, sculpture, or photography as well as small format drawings, the reduced dimensions of the artwork puts new constraints on the artist, forcing them to develop their techniques and artistic finesse.


Jeff Wall, an American photographer known for his large scale photographic prints on huge illuminated boxes, has said that “the scale of a piece is not about the dimensions of it, but about the internal tensions within the composition".


Believe it or not, miniature pieces have many advantages. Smaller formats allow the artists to show off a different range of talents and techniques, and sometimes even create the impression of a much higher quality piece – such as engravings or prints. Creating a miniature is a sure sign of precision and skill.

They are also more practical to exhibit than the enormous artworks: we've all got a little space on a shelf ready to welcome a miniature sculpture, photo or drawing.


Another very practical aspect of miniatures is the myriad possibilities for display: you could put together a full shelf of statuettes, or even a dedicated framing wall – which is an increasingly popular method for display, and makes for the perfect decorative addition to a living room or bedroom. It's a mixed composition made up of an array of pieces – you guessed it – all on the same wall. The diminutive size of the miniatures also makes it easier to make sure your favourite pieces are displayed in pride of place.

Even artists who are known for their monumental works are slowly getting into miniatures, like Jeff Wall in his exhibition at the Cartier Foundation.


The miniature is making a big name for itself as a growing trend across the contemporary art world; from Gaspard Mitz, who creates tiny versions of the interiors of famous art galleries in his 'Box Stories', to the photography of Samsofy, who recreates scenes from daily life with miniscule Lego 'actors'.  


Last but not least, the small scale of the pieces means that even big names come with small price tags, meaning that miniatures make excellent presents. So, go on, what are you waiting for? Browse our selection of miniature works now…

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Miguel Guía, Cubiste Cheval Guernica Rouge, Sculpture

Miguel Guía

Cubiste Cheval Guernica Rouge, 2021
28 x 12 x 9 cm
Sculpture

$547

Shepard Fairey (Obey), Kingston Champion, Print

Shepard Fairey (Obey)

Kingston Champion, 2011
27.5 x 27.5 cm
Print

$498

M.Chat, Baby Cat Original, Sculpture

M.Chat

Baby Cat Original, 2021
50 x 36 x 33 cm
Sculpture

$6,718

Philippe Buil, Sortir du bois, Sculpture

Philippe Buil

Sortir du bois, 2021
38 x 17 x 15 cm
Sculpture

$1,928

Robert Combas, Sans, Fine Art Drawings

Robert Combas

Sans, 1990
33 x 48 x 1 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$3,359

Yoann Merienne, Veheri, Painting

Yoann Merienne

Veheri, 2021
22 x 27 x 2 cm
Painting

$1,866

Alain Mimouni, Billionaire Club Bear, Sculpture

Alain Mimouni

Billionaire Club Bear, 2021
30 x 15 x 6 cm
Sculpture

$809

Hersk, Goldo V1, Sculpture

Hersk

Goldo V1, 2021
30 x 50 x 25 cm
Sculpture

< $ 2,500

Patrick Villas, Petit Léopard sur le rocher, Sculpture

Patrick Villas

Petit Léopard sur le rocher, 2017
29 x 23 x 16 cm
Sculpture

$5,598

Gina Vor, Abstract No. 1 | Abstrait  No. 1, Painting

Gina Vor

Abstract No. 1 | Abstrait No. 1, 2019
30 x 24 x 0.4 cm
Painting

$246 $274

Jazzu, Somewhere, Painting

Jazzu

Somewhere, 2020
40 x 30 x 3 cm
Painting

$958

Keny, Plaque metro Spray, Painting

Keny

Plaque metro Spray, 2021
45 x 22.5 x 2 cm
Painting

$498

Li Dongfeng, Paysages 234, Painting

Li Dongfeng

Paysages 234, 2021
33 x 33 x 1 cm
Painting

$684

Max Ernst, Composition, Print

Max Ernst

Composition, 1970
32.5 x 25 x 0.1 cm
Print

$1,120

Artigas Planas, Summer II, Sculpture

Artigas Planas

Summer II, 2021
38 x 28 x 13 cm
Sculpture

$1,070

Nicolas Krauss, Fast Food Mc Donald, Sculpture

Nicolas Krauss

Fast Food Mc Donald, 2021
27 x 20 x 23 cm
Sculpture

$4,354

Stoul, Oru MXIV, Print

Stoul

Oru MXIV, 2021
40 x 40 cm
Print

$174

Sébastien Créteur, Fission, Sculpture

Sébastien Créteur

Fission, 2018
43.2 x 21.6 x 21 cm
Sculpture

$1,990

Richard Unglick, Hendrix, Photography

Richard Unglick

Hendrix, 2021
45 x 30 x 0.5 cm
Photography

$93

Julio Le Parc, Optical n.4, Print

Julio Le Parc

Optical n.4, 1976
34 x 24.5 x 0.1 cm
Print

$1,368

Stoz, HH 104, Painting

Stoz

HH 104, 2021
50 x 50 x 2 cm
Painting

$174

Mihaela Ivanova, The dead man walking, Photography

Mihaela Ivanova

The dead man walking, 2014
50 x 50 x 0.2 cm
Photography

$610

2flui, Tolérance, Painting

2flui

Tolérance, 2016
30 x 30 x 2 cm
Painting

$560

Giorgio Lo Fermo, Composition, Painting

Giorgio Lo Fermo

Composition, 2020
21 x 29.5 x 0.1 cm
Painting

$498

Money Talk, Mr. Cash, Sculpture

Money Talk

Mr. Cash, 2021
28 x 10 x 14 cm
Sculpture

$809

Pierrot Men, De père en fils, Ranomafana, Madagascar, Photography

Pierrot Men

De père en fils, Ranomafana, Madagascar, 2015
30 x 45 cm
Photography

$2,612

Damien Poulain, Love, Print

Damien Poulain

Love, 2021
40 x 30 cm
Print

$124

Mosko, Baby jaguar blue, Painting

Mosko

Baby jaguar blue, 2021
50 x 27.5 x 3 cm
Painting

$1,368

Miss Tic, Il Faut Beaucoup D'Efforts Pour Ne Plus En Faire, Sculpture

Miss Tic

Il Faut Beaucoup D'Efforts Pour Ne Plus En Faire, 2021
42.5 x 19 x 9.5 cm
Sculpture

$1,219

Nat Stresser, Paysage N2, Painting

Nat Stresser

Paysage N2, 2021
30 x 30 cm
Painting

$435

Bruno Boffa, Barbie Bear Lovers, Sculpture

Bruno Boffa

Barbie Bear Lovers, 2021
29 x 15 x 10 cm
Sculpture

$809

René Romero Schuler, Naren, Painting

René Romero Schuler

Naren, 2019
30.5 x 30.5 x 3 cm
Painting

$1,493

Vikenti Komitski, Nothing Changes Until It Does, Print

Vikenti Komitski

Nothing Changes Until It Does, 2020
42 x 33 cm
Print

$187

Joan Miró, Le Lézard aux plumes d'or, Print

Joan Miró

Le Lézard aux plumes d'or, 1971
33.5 x 50 cm
Print

$5,971

Pietro Morando, Piper, Print

Pietro Morando

Piper, 1960
48.5 x 34 x 0.1 cm
Print

$311

Leo Guida, Wood and Enalem, Fine Art Drawings

Leo Guida

Wood and Enalem, 1980
31 x 19 x 0.2 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$1,182

Sergio Barletta, Portrait of Guelfo Bianchini, Fine Art Drawings

Sergio Barletta

Portrait of Guelfo Bianchini, 1959
29 x 32 x 0.1 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$809

Âme Sauvage, Sur les flots agités, Painting

Âme Sauvage

Sur les flots agités, 2021
20 x 50 x 2 cm
Painting

$249

Âme Sauvage, Panthère sauvage, Sculpture

Âme Sauvage

Panthère sauvage, 2021
14 x 43 x 7 cm
Sculpture

$522

Haude Bernabé, Le gouverneur du temps, Fine Art Drawings

Haude Bernabé

Le gouverneur du temps, 2020
40 x 32 x 5 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$2,488

Gabriele Galantara, Advertising Sketch, Painting

Gabriele Galantara

Advertising Sketch, 1905
49 x 34 x 0.1 cm
Painting

$746

Peter McDonald, Her, Print

Peter McDonald

Her, 2021
42 x 30 cm
Print

$622

Nathalie Molla, Urban Bear, Sculpture

Nathalie Molla

Urban Bear, 2021
29 x 15 x 8 cm
Sculpture

$796

Luigi Corbellini, Portrait de jeune fille, Painting

Luigi Corbellini

Portrait de jeune fille, 1946
35.5 x 27 x 2 cm
Painting

$534

Themanfromthefuture Urano, Face totem #5 (1/30), Painting

Themanfromthefuture Urano

Face totem #5 (1/30), 2021
24 x 30 x 2 cm
Painting

$112

Spaco, Skull pink, Painting

Spaco

Skull pink, 2021
50 x 50 x 5 cm
Painting

$398

Yichao Sun, Jeux de couleur I, Painting

Yichao Sun

Jeux de couleur I, 2021
40 x 30 x 2 cm
Painting

$672 $746

Gabriele Galantara, Hole in the Water, Fine Art Drawings

Gabriele Galantara

Hole in the Water, 1910
29.5 x 21 x 0.1 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$5,598

Laurence Hubswerlin Diradourian, 912 Nicaragua, Painting

Laurence Hubswerlin Diradourian

912 Nicaragua, 2011
30 x 40 cm
Painting

$653

Franco Marzilli, Still Life, Painting

Franco Marzilli

Still Life, 1980
40 x 50 x 0.1 cm
Painting

$10,698

Alessandra Bisi, PH 1 Play Houses Collection, Painting

Alessandra Bisi

PH 1 Play Houses Collection, 2021
30 x 21 x 0.1 cm
Painting

$211

Leslie Amine, Sans titre, Painting

Leslie Amine

Sans titre, 2021
33 x 46 x 5 cm
Painting

$3,608

Shelby, Chaplin Layers, Sculpture

Shelby

Chaplin Layers, 2021
50 x 22 x 10 cm
Sculpture

$2,364

Tom Henderson, Moiré Indigo (Abstract painting), Painting

Tom Henderson

Moiré Indigo (Abstract painting), 2019
32 x 29 cm
Painting

$2,893

Patrick Chappert-Gaujal, Sans titre, Sculpture

Patrick Chappert-Gaujal

Sans titre, 2019
37 x 36 x 12 cm
Sculpture

$622

Peter Chinovsky, No Signal, Painting

Peter Chinovsky

No Signal, 2021
30 x 30 x 0.2 cm
Painting

$299

Pablo Picasso, Pablo Picasso Madoura Ceramic Pitcher - Yan Barbu, Ramié 513, Sculpture

Pablo Picasso

Pablo Picasso Madoura Ceramic Pitcher - Yan Barbu, Ramié 513, 1963
27.3 x 17.8 x 10.2 cm
Sculpture

$15,000

Kirill Postovit, The Floral Dream, Fine Art Drawings

Kirill Postovit

The Floral Dream, 2021
31 x 24 x 0.1 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$211

Sébastien Ruiz, Le légionnaire, Sculpture

Sébastien Ruiz

Le légionnaire, 2020
29 x 12 x 18 cm
Sculpture

$1,617

Frédéric Goerg, Vue sur les toits, Painting

Frédéric Goerg

Vue sur les toits, 1940
37 x 37 x 2 cm
Painting

$477

Blek Le Rat, L'anarchiste, Print

Blek Le Rat

L'anarchiste, 2020
23 x 31 x 0.1 cm
Print

$2,239

Thierry Genay, Trois citrons, Photography

Thierry Genay

Trois citrons, 2015
50 x 50 x 2 cm
Photography

$1,368

Teranie Williams Nangala, Wanakiji Jukurrpa - Bush Tomato Dreaming, Painting

Teranie Williams Nangala

Wanakiji Jukurrpa - Bush Tomato Dreaming, 2018
30 x 30 x 3 cm
Painting

$435

Tomek Jarolim, Venise, Print

Tomek Jarolim

Venise, 2021
20 x 32 x 0.3 cm
Print

$1,493

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