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La Nena 50 - Black, Idan Zareski

La Nena 50 - Black

Idan Zareski

Sculpture - 19.7 x 16.5 x 12.6 inch

$23,224

100 violons, Arman

100 violons

Arman

Sculpture - 11 x 5.9 x 1.2 inch

$6,862

Blue Butterfly, Shelby

Blue Butterfly

Shelby

Sculpture - 39.4 x 39.4 x 1.2 inch

$2,956

The twins in a bin, Stoz

The twins in a bin

Stoz

Sculpture - 9.4 x 3.9 x 3.9 inch

$475 $404

Kingdom, Pinto

Kingdom

Pinto

Sculpture - 22.8 x 3.1 x 1.2 inch

$950

Holobionte, Mpcem

Holobionte

Mpcem

Sculpture - 21.3 x 9.4 x 7.9 inch

$4,328

Sphère 22/6, Jean-No

Sphère 22/6

Jean-No

Sculpture - 8.7 x 8.7 x 8.7 inch

$987

Out all day - Red, El Pez

Out all day - Red

El Pez

Sculpture - 16.5 x 13.4 x 3.9 inch

$1,161

Les amoureux (bloc bleu Majorelle)... (Terre d'enfants 2022), Olivier Messas

Les amoureux (bloc bleu Majorelle)... (Terre d'enfants 2022)

Olivier Messas

Sculpture - 8.7 x 5.9 x 6.3 inch

$2,850

Pez Pantone 072C, Jisbar

Pez Pantone 072C

Jisbar

Sculpture - 31.5 x 9.8 x 10.6 inch

$16,099

CooLure, 2mé

CooLure

2mé

Sculpture - 41.7 x 5.5 x 4.7 inch

$496 $447

Subtractive Variability Compact 2, Felipe Pantone

Subtractive Variability Compact 2

Felipe Pantone

Sculpture - 18.5 x 17.7 x 2 inch

$9,495

Mother Tree, Beto Gatti

Mother Tree

Beto Gatti

Sculpture - 27.6 x 10.6 x 22.8 inch

$48,454

N°17, Costa

N°17

Costa

Sculpture - 31.5 x 23.6 x 1.2 inch

$5,278

La Fenice (The Phoenix), Ugo Nespolo

La Fenice (The Phoenix)

Ugo Nespolo

Sculpture - 14 x 7 x 5 inch

$1,100

Fluo Playmobil Chanel gold, Socrate

Fluo Playmobil Chanel gold

Socrate

Sculpture - 24.4 x 12.2 x 8.7 inch

$1,372

Art Painting Fluo, Di Lorenzo

Art Painting Fluo

Di Lorenzo

Sculpture - 16.5 x 5.1 x 5.1 inch

$559

Voyou, JP Malot

Voyou

JP Malot

Sculpture - 11.8 x 15.7 x 1.2 inch

$633

The Wings of Happiness, Milko Dobrev

The Wings of Happiness

Milko Dobrev

Sculpture - 18.5 x 5.5 x 3.1 inch

$3,695

Abstract surfboard (2), Ghost Art

Abstract surfboard (2)

Ghost Art

Sculpture - 63 x 14.2 x 1.6 inch

$3,114

Sophisticated Lady, Erte Tirtoff

Sophisticated Lady

Erte Tirtoff

Sculpture - 16 x 10.25 x 5.75 inch

$5,700

Five chanel ferrari, Spaco

Five chanel ferrari

Spaco

Sculpture - 9.4 x 7.9 x 2.4 inch

$264

Playmobil Pikachu, Luna

Playmobil Pikachu

Luna

Sculpture - 24.4 x 12.6 x 7.1 inch

$1,372

Velázquez Ménine Nickel, Martín Duque

Velázquez Ménine Nickel

Martín Duque

Sculpture - 26 x 20.1 x 11.8 inch

$1,995

Human After all, Emre

Human After all

Emre

Sculpture - 27.6 x 23.6 x 15.7 inch

$19,002

Masque, Cumbone

Masque

Cumbone

Sculpture - 18.9 x 11 x 5.5 inch

$1,478

Chas Muisca mauve, Chanoir

Chas Muisca mauve

Chanoir

Sculpture - 7.9 x 3.9 x 3.5 inch

$3,695

Losange virtuel sur noir, Julio Le Parc

Losange virtuel sur noir

Julio Le Parc

Sculpture - 17 x 9.3 x 14.2 inch

$29,000 $26,680

Cas contact, Yazz

Cas contact

Yazz

Sculpture - 13 x 10.2 x 13 inch

$950

Yoga posture lotus mains sur genoux, Carl Jaunay

Yoga posture lotus mains sur genoux

Carl Jaunay

Sculpture - 4.9 x 3.1 x 3.1 inch

$422

Golden Boy- Steve McQueen, Edu Danesi

Golden Boy- Steve McQueen

Edu Danesi

Sculpture - 47.2 x 47.2 x 3.9 inch

$4,750

Fragments d'homme N°2, Edith BK

Fragments d'homme N°2

Edith BK

Sculpture - 9.4 x 6.7 x 3.9 inch

$633

Vibration, Lonzi

Vibration

Lonzi

Sculpture - 22 x 18.9 x 3.9 inch

$940

Tauromaquia, Estartus

Tauromaquia

Estartus

Sculpture - 60.2 x 122 x 2.4 inch

$84,451

Petite divinité, Anna Stein

Petite divinité

Anna Stein

Sculpture - 8.3 x 4.3 x 2.8 inch

$897

Aruna, Nanan

Aruna

Nanan

Sculpture - 11.4 x 5.9 x 5.1 inch

$1,161

Ourson love love, He-art

Ourson love love

He-art

Sculpture - 9.1 x 5.5 x 2.8 inch

Sold

Golden Boy Hermes Handmade Sculpture for Home Decor, Dervis Akdemir

Golden Boy Hermes Handmade Sculpture for Home Decor

Dervis Akdemir

Sculpture - 11.8 x 5.9 x 5.9 inch

$220

White Ferrari Candy, David Mir

White Ferrari Candy

David Mir

Sculpture - 19 x 5 x 3 inch

$2,350

Love Niki de St Phalle, PyB

Love Niki de St Phalle

PyB

Sculpture - 7.9 x 7.9 x 1.2 inch

$253

Modern and Contemporary Sculptures for Sale

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 and 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, terracotta 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 artists like Nicolas Dubreuille. 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 Gaspard Mitz and other rising talents.

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