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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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Robert Combas, Les yeux fermier !, Fine Art Drawings

Robert Combas

Les yeux fermier !, 2020
46 x 30 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$18,617

Zed, Flexo Be Audacious 3 Rouge, Sculpture

Zed

Flexo Be Audacious 3 Rouge, 2021
44 x 10 x 10 cm
Sculpture

$149

Ernest Pignon-Ernest, Regards, Rimbaud, Etude n° 18, Fine Art Drawings

Ernest Pignon-Ernest

Regards, Rimbaud, Etude n° 18, 1986
32 x 24 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$14,893

Shelby, Steve McQueen, Print

Shelby

Steve McQueen, 2021
50 x 50 x 0.5 cm
Print

$894 $993

Miss Tic, On s'aime prenez en de la graine, Sculpture

Miss Tic

On s'aime prenez en de la graine, 2021
45 x 19 x 10 cm
Sculpture

$1,216

Philippe Pasqua, Sans titre, Fine Art Drawings

Philippe Pasqua

Sans titre, 2010
40 x 30 x 0.2 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$3,723

Virginia Benedicto, Frida Love, Painting

Virginia Benedicto

Frida Love, 2021
50 x 50 x 2 cm
Painting

$1,365

Philippe Buil, Une larme 47-21, Sculpture

Philippe Buil

Une larme 47-21, 2021
33 x 24 x 10 cm
Sculpture

$1,924

Ghost Art, Mini Teddy Rolex, Sculpture

Ghost Art

Mini Teddy Rolex, 2021
35 x 30 x 26 cm
Sculpture

Sold out

Hervé Di Rosa, Robot à la plage, Print

Hervé Di Rosa

Robot à la plage, 1998
26.5 x 38 cm
Print

$1,824

Olivier DeGroote, Trowel Mondrian, Sculpture

Olivier DeGroote

Trowel Mondrian, 2021
35 x 12 x 12 cm
Sculpture

$310

Pierre Gimenez, La main au cigare, Sculpture

Pierre Gimenez

La main au cigare, 2021
35 x 24 x 10.5 cm
Sculpture

$2,855

Marian Williams, Queen of Camouflage 12, Painting

Marian Williams

Queen of Camouflage 12, 2016
30 x 30 x 0.5 cm
Painting

$223 $248

CharlElie Couture, East Side 1st Ave, Painting

CharlElie Couture

East Side 1st Ave, 2019
50 x 40 x 3 cm
Painting

$2,296

Antoine Josse, Le Secret des Bois, Painting

Antoine Josse

Le Secret des Bois, 2021
40 x 40 x 3 cm
Painting

< $ 2,500

Béatrice Fernando, Tête de taureau, Sculpture

Béatrice Fernando

Tête de taureau, 2021
32 x 17 x 13 cm
Sculpture

Sold out

Marc Petit, Le serment, Sculpture

Marc Petit

Le serment, 2018
46 x 18 x 17 cm
Sculpture

$6,206

Dr. Love, Rebel love, Painting

Dr. Love

Rebel love, 2021
30 x 40 x 0.1 cm
Painting

$122

Etienne Quesnay, Le favori, Painting

Etienne Quesnay

Le favori, 2021
31 x 23 cm
Painting

$496

Alexandra Battezzati, Petit arbre orange sur fond noir, Painting

Alexandra Battezzati

Petit arbre orange sur fond noir, 2019
35 x 35 x 3 cm
Painting

$856

JPx, Les 3 voiliers, Painting

JPx

Les 3 voiliers, 2021
40 x 20 x 3 cm
Painting

$186

Bze Bzeland, Ice & love, Painting

Bze Bzeland

Ice & love, 2021
30 x 21 cm
Painting

$186

Agnès Cellérier, Le lever du jour, Painting

Agnès Cellérier

Le lever du jour, 2019
41 x 27 x 2 cm
Painting

$418

Françoise Dugourd-Caput, Sirène, Painting

Françoise Dugourd-Caput

Sirène, 2020
50 x 50 cm
Painting

$819

Jana & JS, Take me anywhere, Painting

Jana & JS

Take me anywhere, 2021
30 x 20 x 2 cm
Painting

$1,365

Laurence Jenkell, Wrapping bonbon rouge, Sculpture

Laurence Jenkell

Wrapping bonbon rouge, 2021
45 x 13 x 9 cm
Sculpture

5,000 - $ 10,000

Jérôme Mesnager & Artiste Ouvrier, Sécession, Painting

Jérôme Mesnager & Artiste Ouvrier

Sécession, 2020
27.1 x 35.2 x 3 cm
Painting

$1,241

Roland Masson, Maïa, Sculpture

Roland Masson

Maïa, 2021
48 x 11 x 11 cm
Sculpture

$3,599

Anne-Christine Wellenstein, Et glisse la lumière, Painting

Anne-Christine Wellenstein

Et glisse la lumière, 2019
50 x 50 cm
Painting

$980

Frédéric Dégranges, Flux 12, Painting

Frédéric Dégranges

Flux 12, 2020
26 x 26 cm
Painting

$1,117

Dominique Jullien, Rive embrasée, Photography

Dominique Jullien

Rive embrasée, 2020
13 x 30 x 1 cm
Photography

$391 $434

Âme Sauvage, Objet d'un autre monde, Painting

Âme Sauvage

Objet d'un autre monde, 2021
30 x 40 x 0.3 cm
Painting

$81

Nathalie Grall, Frondaison, Print

Nathalie Grall

Frondaison, 2020
33.6 x 28.8 cm
Print

$372

Heidler & Heeps, Vinyl Collection, 'Double B Side (Orange)', Photography

Heidler & Heeps

Vinyl Collection, 'Double B Side (Orange)', 2020
48 x 48 x 0.1 cm
Photography

$502

Spaco, Monkey man basquiat, Painting

Spaco

Monkey man basquiat, 2021
30 x 30 x 2 cm
Painting

$211

Marcel Ceuppens, La Colombe, Print

Marcel Ceuppens

La Colombe, 2020
33 x 48 cm
Print

$720

Miss Tic, Je ne travaille pas, je suis travaillée, Painting

Miss Tic

Je ne travaille pas, je suis travaillée, 2020
38 x 46 x 2 cm
Painting

5,000 - $ 10,000

Lucia Buccini, Souvenir d´enfance, Painting

Lucia Buccini

Souvenir d´enfance, 2010
40 x 40 x 2 cm
Painting

$745

Erika Calesini, Happy gum fucsia, Sculpture

Erika Calesini

Happy gum fucsia, 2020
45 x 45 x 15 cm
Sculpture

$3,227

Angelo Lembo, King Duck, Sculpture

Angelo Lembo

King Duck, 2020
32 x 30 x 35 cm
Sculpture

$6,950

Marianne Turck, Globe, Sculpture

Marianne Turck

Globe, 2021
36 x 28 x 36 cm
Sculpture

$5,585

DéheL B (DLB), Depardieu, Painting

DéheL B (DLB)

Depardieu, 2021
50 x 33 x 17 cm
Painting

$472

Gaspard Mitz, Special Delivery, Sculpture

Gaspard Mitz

Special Delivery, 2021
24 x 34 x 6 cm
Sculpture

$807

Pierre-Eugène Vibert, Portrait de jeune femme, Painting

Pierre-Eugène Vibert

Portrait de jeune femme, 1928
37.5 x 32.5 x 1 cm
Painting

$666

PyB, Serge Gainsbourg, Painting

PyB

Serge Gainsbourg, 2021
30 x 30 x 2 cm
Painting

$199

Chantal de Sutter, Jules, Sculpture

Chantal de Sutter

Jules, 2021
30 x 13 x 11 cm
Sculpture

2,500 - $ 5,000

Yohan PLU, Cœur I, Sculpture

Yohan PLU

Cœur I, 2021
37 x 29 x 5 cm
Sculpture

$372

ARySQUE, Les Métamorphoses d’Ovide. Genèse. Mise en harmonie du chaos., Fine Art Drawings

ARySQUE

Les Métamorphoses d’Ovide. Genèse. Mise en harmonie du chaos., 2019
26 x 18 x 0.1 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$335

Alice de Miramon, Le bas du soir, Painting

Alice de Miramon

Le bas du soir, 2019
38 x 28 cm
Painting

$1,241

Françoise Bartlet, L'indien, Sculpture

Françoise Bartlet

L'indien, 2017
45 x 45 x 4 cm
Sculpture

$3,723

Sarah Leo Napurrurla, Ngapa Jukurrpa - Water Dreaming - Puyurru, Painting

Sarah Leo Napurrurla

Ngapa Jukurrpa - Water Dreaming - Puyurru, 2020
30 x 30 x 3 cm
Painting

$434

Emma Godebska, Wood 02, Painting

Emma Godebska

Wood 02, 2020
42 x 40 x 2 cm
Painting

$993

Claude Mollard, La femme liberté, Rio de Janeiro, Photography

Claude Mollard

La femme liberté, Rio de Janeiro, 2011
50 x 34 cm
Photography

$3,103

Julie Jaler, Bonbon Hermès, Sculpture

Julie Jaler

Bonbon Hermès, 2021
20 x 40 x 15 cm
Sculpture

$309

Jean-Pierre Gosti, Le joyeux silex, Sculpture

Jean-Pierre Gosti

Le joyeux silex, 2020
39.6 x 21.2 x 17 cm
Sculpture

$4,096

Alexander Daniloff, Commedianti, Painting

Alexander Daniloff

Commedianti, 2020
45 x 30 x 0.2 cm
Painting

$385

Debbie Brown Napaljarri, Wanakiji Jukurrpa (Bush Tomato Dreaming), Painting

Debbie Brown Napaljarri

Wanakiji Jukurrpa (Bush Tomato Dreaming), 2020
46 x 46 cm
Painting

$931

Gérard Beaucousin, Brume, Sculpture

Gérard Beaucousin

Brume, 2017
24 x 27 x 13.3 cm
Sculpture

$3,723

Irena Tone, Stainless bear, Sculpture

Irena Tone

Stainless bear, 2021
32 x 21 x 24 cm
Sculpture

$592 $658

Gilbert Pauli, Les mains jointes, Painting

Gilbert Pauli

Les mains jointes, 2000
37 x 27 x 2 cm
Painting

$1,242

Wenqi Liu, Texture II, Sculpture

Wenqi Liu

Texture II, 2020
39.5 x 28 x 4 cm
Sculpture

$1,986

Poonam Choudhary, Vase, Sculpture

Poonam Choudhary

Vase, 2021
45.7 x 22.9 x 22.9 cm
Sculpture

$1,400

Santicri, Brush, Sculpture

Santicri

Brush, 2021
40 x 17 x 2 cm
Sculpture

$290 $323

Albena Vatcheva, Gémeaux, Painting

Albena Vatcheva

Gémeaux, 2021
43 x 43 x 0.3 cm
Painting

$464 $515

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