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Kingdom, Pinto

Kingdom

Pinto

Sculpture - 58 x 8 x 3 cm

€900

Sphère 22/6, Jean-No

Sphère 22/6

Jean-No

Sculpture - 22 x 22 x 22 cm

€935

Vibration, Lonzi

Vibration

Lonzi

Sculpture - 56 x 48 x 10 cm

€890

Un moment, Stratos

Un moment

Stratos

Sculpture - 75 x 26 x 3 cm

€1,800

Le cheval Arlequin, Michadu

Le cheval Arlequin

Michadu

Sculpture - 51 x 26 x 15 cm

€1,200

Rectangulum GT, Baho

Rectangulum GT

Baho

Sculpture - 6.5 x 15 x 8 cm

€650

Oméga, VanBinh

Oméga

VanBinh

Sculpture - 42 x 33 x 10 cm

€1,200

Luxury Stone 1905 #4, Mun-Gi Yang

Luxury Stone 1905 #4

Mun-Gi Yang

Sculpture - 25 x 18 x 12.5 cm

€2,900

"Pink Love" Bullet, Efi Mashiah

"Pink Love" Bullet

Efi Mashiah

Sculpture - 36.8 x 7.6 x 7.6 cm

€542

Mail box, Dezache

Mail box

Dezache

Sculpture - 32 x 27 x 20 cm

€1,900

Dominus move machine, O'clock

Dominus move machine

O'clock

Sculpture - 148 x 138 x 15 cm

€9,950

Sleipnir Mini Grund VIII 87751, Duilio Forte

Sleipnir Mini Grund VIII 87751

Duilio Forte

Sculpture - 51 x 45 x 30 cm

€500

Les Lys de mucha, C215

Les Lys de mucha

C215

Sculpture - 69 x 37 x 10 cm

€3,800

Petite Pause, Etienne

Petite Pause

Etienne

Sculpture - 22 x 15 x 8.5 cm

€6,460

Make me beautiful Série Urban Stratum, Brice Mounier

Make me beautiful Série Urban Stratum

Brice Mounier

Sculpture - 140 x 20 x 20 cm

€3,200

Corner Fragment, Fence Series, David Sprakes

Corner Fragment, Fence Series

David Sprakes

Sculpture - 16 x 23 x 24 cm

€1,004

Saint Esprit argent 1990 Holy Spirit silver, Bernard BASCHET

Saint Esprit argent 1990 Holy Spirit silver

Bernard BASCHET

Sculpture - 11.5 x 10 x 5 cm

€9,500

Le Saint Esprit,argent 1991 Holy Spirit, Silver, B Baschet

Le Saint Esprit,argent 1991 Holy Spirit, Silver

B Baschet

Sculpture - 53 x 30 x 25 cm

€49,000

Porsche Barrels, Suketchi

Porsche Barrels

Suketchi

Sculpture - 59 x 36 x 36 cm

€995

Angry - No Angry, Le CyKlop

Angry - No Angry

Le CyKlop

Sculpture - 35 x 10 x 10 cm

€1,500

Introspection, Luca Izzo

Introspection

Luca Izzo

Sculpture - 34 x 28 x 23 cm

€7,500

Passion, Gil.S

Passion

Gil.S

Sculpture - 60 x 40 x 5 cm

€700

Snail on apple sculpture, Irena Tone

Snail on apple sculpture

Irena Tone

Sculpture - 24 x 20 x 19 cm

€875

Ambient Flow, Joe Sorge

Ambient Flow

Joe Sorge

Sculpture - 61 x 33 x 20.3 cm

€3,255

Steel Sculpture for Sale

Steel sculpture appeared in art during the twentieth century. In previous centuries precious metals were the most frequently used in sculpture but the industrial revolution and urbanisation led to a wider use of more commonplace metals, including steel. Before that, bronze, a very resistant material, had been the medium of choice for sculptors creating artworks that would be installed outdoors.

Unlike other metals, steel is easily malleable at a high temperature. Stainless steel has the advantage of being very resistant to rust and harsh weather conditions, making it an ideal choice for outdoor sculptures. Indeed, over the course of the twentieth century it was often used for this purpose. Steel sculptures were used, and continue to be used, to decorate and enhance public spaces in cities as well as gardens.

One of the artists most well-known for his use of steel is Richard Serra. The material occupied a core part of his minimalist practice. In his early work, he used sheets of steel as well as steel rolls which were carefully balanced on the ground. To prevent the material from degrading and changing over time in an uncontrolled way, he coated the pieces with a solution which made them appear rusted. Later on in his career, Serra focussed on site-specific, monumental sculptures. His works were influenced by the environment they were destined for and thus perfectly suited to it. The curves of the sculptures encourage viewers to walk around them while the their impressive size dwarfs the viewers and leads them to reflect on the perception they have of their bodies in relation to indoor and outdoor spaces.

Another artist famous for his gigantic steel sculptures is Bernar Venet. You can find his huge steel arches in cities all over the world and you'll also find some of his artworks on Artsper.

Amongst the greatest sculptors working in steel, there is of course Alexander Calder, who succeeded in creating sculptures of surprising delicacy despite the hardness of the material. His colourful mobiles have become iconic artworks. How can such a dense material appear so light and frail? His sculptures are part of the kinetic art movement and the careful equilibrium that Calder achieved so deftly continues to fascinate viewers.

In a very different style, César also used steel, among other materials, to create works that are far less elegant. His “Compression" sculptures used lead, iron and steel to criticise our consumerist society.

Steel continues to be used by today's contemporary sculptors, mainly for monumental sculptures. Indeed, several contemporary artists have demonstrated a mastery of steel. Chief among them, is Jeff Koons and his famous "Balloon Dog" made of stainless steel with a colored mirror finish surface. With steel, Jeff Koons turned the ephemeral balloon dog into an almost eternal work. Another well-known example is Chicago's "Cloud Gate" sculpture by Anish Kapoor.

On Artsper, you will find modern and contemporary sculptures from the most important art galleries, including the artist Philippe Buil who uses steel to create elegant and poetic sculptures, Nicolas Dubreuille and his colorful and minimalist sculptures, or Paradox Creations which is inspired by Alexander Calder's mobiles.

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What is a metal sculpture called?

A sculpture made of metal can have different names depending on the type of metal used. For example, a sculpture made from bronze is called "a bronze".

Who is famous for steel sculpture?

One famous artist who produces steel sculptures is Richard Serra, an American artist born in 1938. He is known for his large-scale sculptures that are site-specific to their locations, and explore the relationships between the artwork, the viewer, and the space. 

What is the most famous steel sculpture?

One of the most famous steel sculptures in the world is Chicago's Cloud Gate sculpture, created by British artist Anish Kapoor between 2004 and 2006. It weighs 110 tons, and its surface is comprised of seamless stainless steel plates.