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CHUM Jaune, Kaws

CHUM Jaune

Kaws

Design - 30 x 20 x 9 cm

$1,321

Petit Cheval No. 61 (a.r. 470), Pablo Picasso

Petit Cheval No. 61 (a.r. 470)

Pablo Picasso

Design - 25.5 x 25.5 x 2 cm

$14,983

The Currency : Assiette en porcelaine fine de Chine, Damien Hirst

The Currency : Assiette en porcelaine fine de Chine

Damien Hirst

Design - 25.4 x 25.4 x 1.5 cm

$888

A Wood Awakening - East VS West Edition, Juce Gace

A Wood Awakening - East VS West Edition

Juce Gace

Design - 25.5 x 6 x 5 cm

$777

Sommerso Large Artistic Bowl, Jan Beranek

Sommerso Large Artistic Bowl

Jan Beranek

Design - 10.5 x 28 x 15 cm

$200

We all make the flowers grow III black, Josh Sperling

We all make the flowers grow III black

Josh Sperling

Design - 42 x 35 x 7.7 cm

$3,150

Bell Pepper Panic Lamp, Piet Parra

Bell Pepper Panic Lamp

Piet Parra

Design - 30 x 25 x 22 cm

$666

Folkifunki - Candleholder With 3 Arms, Jaime Hayón

Folkifunki - Candleholder With 3 Arms

Jaime Hayón

Design - 30 x 17 x 20 cm

$477

Pair of Vintage Copper Vases, Eugen Zint

Pair of Vintage Copper Vases

Eugen Zint

Design - 38 x 20.5 x 20 cm

$666

Blockz Green, Baho

Blockz Green

Baho

Design - 20 x 30 x 3 cm

$610

Vintage Silver Centrepiece and Tray, Luigi Genazzi

Vintage Silver Centrepiece and Tray

Luigi Genazzi

Design - 44 x 38 x 31 cm

$7,769

Tabacoff La lampe d'Aladin d'or  / Gold Aladin lamp, Boris Tabacoff

Tabacoff La lampe d'Aladin d'or / Gold Aladin lamp

Boris Tabacoff

Design - 30 x 15 x 4 cm

$10,544

3D Little Big Space, Invader

3D Little Big Space

Invader

Design - 28 x 20 x 4 cm

$1,665

Envolée sur Bouteille II, VanBinh

Envolée sur Bouteille II

VanBinh

Design - 46 x 24 x 16 cm

$1,332

Lampe Mini Building Jaune, Titien

Lampe Mini Building Jaune

Titien

Design - 35 x 12 x 12 cm

$1,554

OPject - Lower Form, Jin Eui Kim

OPject - Lower Form

Jin Eui Kim

Design - 5.5 x 31.1 x 31.1 cm

$1,074

Black mat planosfear, Sun7

Black mat planosfear

Sun7

Design - 50 x 50 x 2 cm

$6,215

Lampe Baril Karl Lagerfeld, Cdrik

Lampe Baril Karl Lagerfeld

Cdrik

Design - 46 x 20 x 20 cm

$733

Heidi's thoughts, Tom Marosz

Heidi's thoughts

Tom Marosz

Design - 45.7 x 38.1 x 25.4 cm

$7,800

Roda #6, Roda

Roda #6

Roda

Design - 40 x 50 x 50 cm

$3,907

Assiette Balloon Dog - Orange, Jeff Koons

Assiette Balloon Dog - Orange

Jeff Koons

Design - 26.7 x 26.7 cm

$12,208

Small Format Design for Sale

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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