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Melodie 2 violons, Shelby

Melodie 2 violons


Sculpture - 39.4 x 39.4 x 1.2 inch


Giant Bottle Kate Moss Disney, Fred Meurice

Giant Bottle Kate Moss Disney

Fred Meurice

Sculpture - 11.8 x 11 x 5.3 inch


Brush, Santicri



Sculpture - 15.7 x 6.7 x 1.2 inch


Passionnément, Yohan PLU


Yohan PLU

Sculpture - 9.8 x 8.3 x 4.7 inch


Piaf PopRock Picots S Alu (Modèle 1), Valerie Marty

Piaf PopRock Picots S Alu (Modèle 1)

Valerie Marty

Sculpture - 6.7 x 3.1 x 3.9 inch


Hello Pablo, Arman

Hello Pablo


Sculpture - 12.2 x 5.5 x 4.3 inch


L'égo Happy - Unhappy, Le CyKlop

L'égo Happy - Unhappy

Le CyKlop

Sculpture - 13.8 x 3.9 x 3.9 inch


Samo Duck, Daru

Samo Duck


Sculpture - 14.2 x 9.4 x 7.1 inch


My Kid Just Ruined My François Pompon, Ziegler T

My Kid Just Ruined My François Pompon

Ziegler T

Sculpture - 7.1 x 12.6 x 4.3 inch


Out all day - Red, El Pez

Out all day - Red

El Pez

Sculpture - 16.5 x 13.4 x 3.9 inch


Simplicité, Pinto



Sculpture - 16.5 x 2 x 1.2 inch


Sappho, Spaco



Sculpture - 8.7 x 4.7 x 3.1 inch


The Wings of Happiness, Milko Dobrev

The Wings of Happiness

Milko Dobrev

Sculpture - 18.5 x 5.5 x 3.1 inch


Blue Heart, cObo

Blue Heart


Sculpture - 10.2 x 5.9 x 6.7 inch


The Hummingbird Song Of Love, Yasna Godovanik

The Hummingbird Song Of Love

Yasna Godovanik

Sculpture - 14.6 x 18.1 x 4.7 inch

$1,369 $794

Goutte de fer, Lonzi

Goutte de fer


Sculpture - 25.6 x 16.9 x 3.9 inch


Abstract Love heart, Ghost Art

Abstract Love heart

Ghost Art

Sculpture - 15.7 x 13.8 x 5.9 inch


Stozland© El rebelde Che, Stoz

Stozland© El rebelde Che


Sculpture - 7.5 x 7.9 x 7.9 inch


Chas Muisca mauve, Chanoir

Chas Muisca mauve


Sculpture - 7.9 x 3.9 x 3.5 inch


Rothschild Avenue A - mini, David Gerstein

Rothschild Avenue A - mini

David Gerstein

Sculpture - 18.1 x 23.6 x 2.8 inch


Bway, Pappay



Sculpture - 7.1 x 5.1 x 3.5 inch


Baby casque Porsche martini, Ian Philip

Baby casque Porsche martini

Ian Philip

Sculpture - 7.1 x 5.1 x 5.5 inch


Ballon de rugby pop, Papaz

Ballon de rugby pop


Sculpture - 10.2 x 22 x 5.9 inch


Anonymous Girl, C215

Anonymous Girl


Sculpture - 21.7 x 10.2 x 3.9 inch


Babyfoot XS - Black, Idan Zareski

Babyfoot XS - Black

Idan Zareski

Sculpture - 10.2 x 7.1 x 7.9 inch


Mario Seth GlobePainter, Sank

Mario Seth GlobePainter


Sculpture - 16 x 12 x 1 inch


Monochrome Blanc, Costa

Monochrome Blanc


Sculpture - 25.6 x 19.7 x 1.2 inch


Cha'huteur, Lolek



Sculpture - 7.9 x 9.8 x 4.7 inch


Blanche Neige Fons, David Cumps

Blanche Neige Fons

David Cumps

Sculpture - 21.3 x 20.9 x 3.9 inch


Dancing girl, Luo Li Rong

Dancing girl

Luo Li Rong

Sculpture - 20.5 x 16.5 x 11.8 inch


La bande de copains... (version blanche), Olivier Messas

La bande de copains... (version blanche)

Olivier Messas

Sculpture - 10.6 x 7.9 x 1.6 inch


Balafre (RK56), Rachel Kah

Balafre (RK56)

Rachel Kah

Sculpture - 28.5 x 20.7 x 0.2 inch


Axiome, Mpcem



Sculpture - 13.4 x 9.8 x 7.9 inch


Solo quien ama vuela, Pepe Yagües

Solo quien ama vuela

Pepe Yagües

Sculpture - 25.2 x 13.4 x 16.1 inch


Les inséparables ou Clin d'œil à Soulages, Magali Berdaguer

Les inséparables ou Clin d'œil à Soulages

Magali Berdaguer

Sculpture - 20.5 x 23.6 x 0.2 inch


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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