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Black Composition / Soto's Memory, Jorge Salas

Black Composition / Soto's Memory

Jorge Salas

Sculpture - 24.5 x 24.5 x 2 inch

$2,500

Capsule Chopard black, S2Bart

Capsule Chopard black

S2Bart

Sculpture - 13.8 x 13.8 x 1.6 inch

$377

Flower leaf learning to fly, Ovidiu Kloska

Flower leaf learning to fly

Ovidiu Kloska

Sculpture - 21.3 x 11.8 x 20.5 inch

$1,661

The Genesis Of A Flight, Ovidiu Kloska

The Genesis Of A Flight

Ovidiu Kloska

Sculpture - 17.7 x 5.9 x 19.7 inch

$1,661

Wall Pop / american nightmare #3, Eskos

Wall Pop / american nightmare #3

Eskos

Sculpture - 5.9 x 5.9 x 3.9 inch

$244

Transformers #3, Eskos

Transformers #3

Eskos

Sculpture - 11.8 x 7.9 x 5.5 inch

$332

Pow on FlowerZ!, JP Malot

Pow on FlowerZ!

JP Malot

Sculpture - 11.8 x 11.8 x 1.2 inch

$997

'POW! Orange' in Frame!, JP Malot

'POW! Orange' in Frame!

JP Malot

Sculpture - 11 x 11 x 2.4 inch

$1,440

Lion, Cade

Lion

Cade

Sculpture - 4.7 x 3.3 x 1.4 inch

$687

Bitcoin sculpture, JP Malot

Bitcoin sculpture

JP Malot

Sculpture - 11 x 11 x 1.6 inch

$997

La serpentine, Marc Petit

La serpentine

Marc Petit

Sculpture - 18.9 x 7.1 x 7.1 inch

$6,416

Voyou, JP Malot

Voyou

JP Malot

Sculpture - 12.6 x 16.5 x 0.5 inch

$1,329

Boum & FlowerZ!, JP Malot

Boum & FlowerZ!

JP Malot

Sculpture - 8.7 x 8.7 x 2 inch

$1,108

Coke 'Brut'!, JP Malot

Coke 'Brut'!

JP Malot

Sculpture - 11 x 11 x 1.6 inch

$997

UK Flava! 3D Sculpture and flowerZ, JP Malot

UK Flava! 3D Sculpture and flowerZ

JP Malot

Sculpture - 30.3 x 23.6 x 2.4 inch

$1,772

Taureau, Cade

Taureau

Cade

Sculpture - 4.7 x 7.5 x 3.5 inch

$3,101

Betty boom, Jicé

Betty boom

Jicé

Sculpture - 24.4 x 23.6 x 5.9 inch

$3,876

L'Art de Crâner, JP Malot

L'Art de Crâner

JP Malot

Sculpture - 6.7 x 9.4 x 9.4 inch

$3,323

Graff’Wall - SA, Eskos

Graff’Wall - SA

Eskos

Sculpture - 4.1 x 6.3 x 2.8 inch

$244

Picsou Mailbox Quinconces, Fat

Picsou Mailbox Quinconces

Fat

Sculpture - 61.8 x 18.1 x 11.8 inch

$5,759

Doggy, Rose

Doggy

Rose

Sculpture - 9.1 x 11 x 6.3 inch

$277

Lamborghini-Candy, David Mir

Lamborghini-Candy

David Mir

Sculpture - 19 x 5 x 3 inch

$2,350

Sculpture danseuse en métal recyclé, Hassan Laamirat

Sculpture danseuse en métal recyclé

Hassan Laamirat

Sculpture - 71.7 x 68.9 x 26.4 inch

$3,323

Monyalos vert clair Sculpture en verre numérotée N°1/5, Sébastien Créteur

Monyalos vert clair Sculpture en verre numérotée N°1/5

Sébastien Créteur

Sculpture - 5.3 x 5.3 x 5.1 inch

$753

Sweet Macaron - Keith Haring, Rose

Sweet Macaron - Keith Haring

Rose

Sculpture - 0.8 x 1.4 x 1.4 inch

$39 $38

Éboulis 1 (Bas Relief), Sezny Peron

Éboulis 1 (Bas Relief)

Sezny Peron

Sculpture - 7.9 x 7.9 x 1.2 inch

$554

La Brique Bitcoin, JP Malot

La Brique Bitcoin

JP Malot

Sculpture - 8.7 x 3.9 x 2 inch

$665

Eléphant rose, Cade

Eléphant rose

Cade

Sculpture - 3.9 x 4.7 x 2 inch

$709

World Door Series N°8, Eskos

World Door Series N°8

Eskos

Sculpture - 6.3 x 4.3 x 0.6 inch

$166

World Door Series N°3, Eskos

World Door Series N°3

Eskos

Sculpture - 6.3 x 4.3 x 0.6 inch

$166

Les Pépites - Bijoux d’intérieur/19 - Noir & violet, Anany

Les Pépites - Bijoux d’intérieur/19 - Noir & violet

Anany

Sculpture - 3.5 x 3.9 x 0.1 inch

$172

Les Pépites - Bijoux d’intérieur/14 - Bleu et or, Anany

Les Pépites - Bijoux d’intérieur/14 - Bleu et or

Anany

Sculpture - 3.5 x 3.5 x 0.1 inch

$177

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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