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Sculptures For Sale
"Divergence" Mixed Media Wall Sculpture (wood, white, yellow, monochrome, mcm)
Located in Marmora, NJ
Divergence is an elegant modern and minimalist contemporary wall sculpture. It is constructed with birch panels, acrylic washes and completed with a semi-gloss lacquer finish. It is ...
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2010s Modern Sculptures

Materials

Wood, Paint, Birch

Ena Rottenberg Glass Sculpture, 1937, Nude Figure “Modell”
Located in Phoenix, AZ
Ena Rottenberg (1893-1952) art glass sculpture titled "Modell.” Made in Czechoslovakia. Marked “Rottenberg” 13" H. This piece was awarded the Grand Prix at the World’s Fair Paris, 19...
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1930s Modern Sculptures

Materials

Glass

Francisco Zuniga Bronze Sculpture, 1964, "Desnudo Acostada"
Located in Phoenix, AZ
Francisco Zuniga bronze sculpture, Nude Lying Down. Edition: 3. #377 in the Zuniga catalog raisonne. Titled: "Desnudo Acostado". Measures: 6 7/8" H x 18" L x 19" W not including the...
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1960s Sculptures

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Bronze

Bruno Zach Deco Bronze Sculpture, 1925, Native American Subject
Located in Phoenix, AZ
Beautifully cast deco Austrian bronze titled: “Indian Brave on Charging Horse.” Sitz on a marble plinth. The figure has a cold painted buckskin colored shirt and pant. Signed on base...
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Early 20th Century Modern Sculptures

Materials

Bronze

Robert Garret Thew American Sculptor Rare Art Deco Bronze Cigar Stand, Penguin
Located in Phoenix, AZ
Fabulous deco penguin design- bronze cigar stand by Connecticut sculptor Robert Garret Thew, (1892-1964). Signed on the base "G.Thew" and dated 1929. In excellent condition with a be...
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Early 20th Century Art Deco Sculptures

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Bronze

P.E. Guerin, New York Bronze Mercury - 19th Century
Located in Phoenix, AZ
Pierre Emmanuel Guerin, (American, NY, NY born France, 1833-1911). Large PE Guerin foundry bronze casting of Mercury. Measures 36"h x 11"w x 8" across. Rests on a decorative bronze...
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19th Century Sculptures

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Bronze

Francisco Zuniga Bronze Sculpture, 1965, "Juchiteca Sentada"
Located in Phoenix, AZ
Francisco Zuniga bronze sculpture. Seated female. Edition: 5. #467 in the Zuniga catalog raisonne. Titled: "Juchiteca Sentada". Measures: 8 1/2" H x 10 1/2" L x 11 3/4" W (not including the 1 ½" wood plinth). Signed Zuniga and numbered 111/V. Created 1965. A Letter of Authenticity issued by the Zuniga foundation (and son Ariel Zuniga...
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1960s Sculptures

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Bronze

Allan Houser Native American Modernist Bronze Sculpture, 1989, "Watching"
Located in Phoenix, AZ
Beautiful, large Allan Houser bronze titled "Watching." The piece is signed "Allan Houser" and numbered 11 of the edition of 12. The bronze measures 23"h (including the 1" wooden pli...
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Late 20th Century Sculptures

Materials

Bronze

Georges Oudot French Artist Terracotta Sculpture, 1958, Seated Female Figure
By Georges Oudot
Located in Phoenix, AZ
Terracotta sculpture by French artist Georges Oudot (1928-2004). Bears his signature “Oudot” and the date ‘58. Beautiful work depicting a seated female with covered head. Measures:...
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Mid-20th Century Sculptures

Materials

Clay

Allan Houser Marble Sculpture - Two Figures
Located in Phoenix, AZ
Wonderful sculpture of two figures by Native American artist Allan Houser (1914-1994). The work is in excellent condition and measures 19 1/2"h x 12"w x 9"deep. His signature is seen...
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Late 20th Century Sculptures

Materials

Marble

Antonio de Fillipo Bronze Sculpture, Great Dane
Located in Phoenix, AZ
This wonderful bronze by Antonio de Fillipo (1900-1993) depicts the regal Great Dane. It bears a warm, satiny patina and is in excellent condition. The dog stands 10" high x 13" long...
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Mid-20th Century Sculptures

Materials

Bronze

Hubert Long Constructivist Twig Sculpture
Located in Phoenix, AZ
Accomplished artist Hubert Long created this striking display of found wood in 1977. He enjoyed some success with exhibitions at a gallery on Long Island in the 1960s and 1970s...
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Late 20th Century Modern Sculptures

Materials

Wood

Erte Figurative Bronze Sculpture, 1988 - "Stranded"
Located in Phoenix, AZ
Erte Original Bronze Sculpture - Beautiful Female Figure. Ed: 375. Published by Chalk & Vermillion, 1988. The work is in mint condition. Title: “Stranded.” Measures: 20"h x...
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1980s Sculptures

Materials

Bronze

Allan Houser Native American Modernist Bronze Sculpture, 1980 - "Night Watch"
Located in Phoenix, AZ
Beautiful, large Allan Houser bronze titled “Night Watch" and dated 1980. The piece is signed "Allan Houser" and numbered 19 of the edition of 20. The bronze measures 11 1/2"h (inclu...
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1980s Sculptures

Materials

Bronze

Francisco Zuniga Bronze Sculpture, 1964, Reclining Mother with Shawl
Located in Phoenix, AZ
Zuniga bronze, edition: 3. #472 catalog raisonne: "Madre Reclinada con Rebozo". Measures: 5 3/4" H x 12" L x 8" W not including the wood plinth. Signed Zuniga and dated 1964. "Letter of Authenticity", issued by the Zuniga foundation (and son Ariel Zuniga...
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Mid-20th Century Modern Sculptures

Materials

Bronze

Werkstatte Hagenauer Wien Bronze African Female
Located in Phoenix, AZ
Hagenauer African woman, portrait in bronze. Beautiful patina. Black subject. Marked Atelier Hagenauer Wien, Made in Austria. Measures: 9" height x 5" width x 3.5" depth.
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Mid-20th Century Art Deco Sculptures

Materials

Bronze

Frame Medium Tiny Stainless Steel Bear '2'
Located in Valencia, ES
Made in Spain, 2024. A simple form builds a complex one. In our approach, we go from the opposite, representing complex things in simple forms. So, our bear consists of only 8 simpl...
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2010s Abstract Geometric Sculptures

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Steel, Stainless Steel

Middle Stainless Steel Bear Ross
Located in Valencia, ES
IMPORTANT: Every artwork is entirely hand-made and unique, collected by the sculptor's hands and eyes. So there are not totally similar items even if they look similar and there are ...
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2010s Abstract Geometric Sculptures

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Steel, Stainless Steel

Donal Hord Bronze Sculpture, 1926, “Kneeling Indians”
Located in Phoenix, AZ
Donal hord bronze sculpture, 1926. “Kneeling Indians” 10" H x 9" W x 9" D. A bronze stand with a kneeling Indian at each corner bearing a bronze bowl. Two Pieces. In excellent condi...
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Early 20th Century Sculptures

Materials

Bronze

Vintage Italian Glass Double Fish Sculpture with Gold Fleck
Located in Phoenix, AZ
Large handblown double fish form on a single base with gold fleck throughout. Pink, purple, blue and grey tones are seen. Created in the manner of Barbini and Seguso. Measures: 11 ...
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Mid-20th Century Sculptures

Materials

Glass

Paolo Soleri Original Bronze Sculpture - Winged Angel Form
Located in Phoenix, AZ
Bronze angel sculpture by architect and artist Paolo Soleri (1910-2013). Soleri is well-known for his experimental Community, Arcosanti, just n...
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Mid-20th Century Sculptures

Materials

Bronze

Paolo Soleri Cast Aluminium Sculpture, Nude Female Form
Located in Phoenix, AZ
Cast aluminium nude sculpture by architect and artist Paolo Soleri (1910-2013). Soleri is well known for his experimental community, Arcosanti, just north of Phoenix where his cast w...
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Mid-20th Century Sculptures

Warren Wheelock Bronze Sculpture, circa 1930s, Boy and Rabbit
By Warren Wheelock
Located in Phoenix, AZ
Excellent bronze of boy and rabbit measuring 15 1/4"H x 5 1/2"W x 5"L. By Massachusetts/New Mexico/New York artist Warren Wheelock (1880-1960). The work...
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Mid-20th Century Sculptures

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Bronze

Allan Houser Native American Bronze Modernist Sculpture - "Waiting"
Located in Phoenix, AZ
Allan Houser Native American Bronze Modernist Sculpture created 1978. Beautiful, large Allan Houser bronze - female figure titled "Waiting." The...
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1970s Modern Sculptures

Materials

Bronze

Harriet Frishmuth Bronze Sculpture, 1925 - "Crest of the Wave"
Located in Phoenix, AZ
Beautiful bronze by N.Y./Connecticut artist Harriet Frishmuth (1880-1980). It depicts a graceful nude, Frishmuth’s best subject, and is titled “Cre...
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1920s Sculptures

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Bronze

Ellen Key Oberg Modernist Ceramic Sculpture, Impetuous Person
Located in Phoenix, AZ
Ellen Key Oberg exhibited with all the major artists of her time including Alexancer Archipenko and William Zorach. This piece received an honorable mention in one of the many exhibi...
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Mid-20th Century Modern Sculptures

Materials

Clay

Alfredo Barbini Monumental Italian Glass Double Fish Centerpiece with Bowl
Located in Phoenix, AZ
Alfredo Barbini beautiful bullicante Murano glass double fish figurine with bowl. This sculptural centerpiece is 24 inches tall and features a double Sommerso amber and green layer with hundreds of controlled glass bubbles throughout. It sits on a controlled bubble green charger...
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Mid-20th Century Sculptures

Materials

Glass

Donal Hord Bronze Sculpture, 1927, “Dying Warriors”
Located in Phoenix, AZ
Donal Hord bronze sculpture, 1927. “Dying Warriors” Sits on a 2" wooden plinth. In excellent condition. Inscribed “D.H.” underneath the bronze on the plinth. Measures 11"H x 10"W x ...
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Early 20th Century Sculptures

Materials

Bronze

Bernhard Sopher California Artist Terracotta Sculpture, Mother and Child
By Bernhard Sopher
Located in Phoenix, AZ
Terracotta sculpture by Bernhard Sopher (Syrian/American 1877-1949). Clay figure of mother and child. Signed on the lower back: B. Sopher. Measures: 7 1/2" H x 7" W x 5" L. In excell...
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Mid-20th Century Sculptures

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Terracotta

Nat Werner Original Wood Sculpture, Female Figure
Located in Phoenix, AZ
Wood sculpture by Nat Werner of a woman with arms outstretched. Measures 10" H x 4" W x 4" L. In excellent condition with no damage. The signature "Werner" is seen on the lower front...
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Mid-20th Century Sculptures

Materials

Wood

Irving Lehman Abstract Cityscape Construction, 1930s-1940s, New York City
Located in Phoenix, AZ
Found wood sculpture in white on a black wood base by WPA Russian/American artist Irving Lehman (1900-1983) Measurements including base: 20 3/4" H x 7" W x 7 3/4" I Signed I. Lehman ...
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Mid-20th Century Sculptures

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Wood

Eugene Marioton French Bronze, circa 1890s, “Fascinator” Snake Charmer
Located in Phoenix, AZ
Bronze by Eugene Marioton (1857-1933) French Artist. “Fascinator” (Snake Charmer), created late 19th century Sculpture measures 20 1/2" H x 9" L x 9 1/2" W. Siot Decauville Foundry -...
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Late 19th Century Sculptures

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Bronze

Frank Vittor Italian/American Sculptor Mother and Child Bronze, 1915
By Frank Vittor
Located in Phoenix, AZ
Frank Vittor (1888-1966) important bronze of mother and child. Signed by the artist “F. Vittor” and dated 1915. Also bears the foundry mark. Measures 12 1/2"h x 12 ½”w x 9"long. Bronze rests on a 1 ½ inch marble plinth. Artist born in Italy, studied with Rodin. The foundry is the National Art bronze works. The bronze was converted to a lamp at one point, and still bears a threaded tube projecting from the lower base approximately ½ inch. Frank Vittor (January, 6, 1888 - January 24, 1968) was an Italian immigrant to the United States who became famous as a sculptor. Vittor was born in Mozzato, Como, a suburb of Milan, Italy. He studied art in Milan at the Academy of Beres and then traveled to Paris, France to study under Auguste Rodin. When Vittor was 18, in 1906, U.S. architect Stanford White brought Vittor to New York to work on his staff. White, who had designed Madison Square Garden II, was murdered at a performance at The Garden two weeks after Vittor arrived. The youth, having little money and knowing very limited English, decided to stay in America and soon opened an art studio. He met his future wife, Ade Mae Humphreys, a resident of Pittsburgh, and made the move to her home town. Aviator Charles Lindbergh's first solo trans-Atlantic 3,600-mile (5,800 km) flight between Long Island, New York and Paris, France was immortalized in bronze by Vittor with a 50-foot-tall (15 m) sculpture showing a winged youth spanning the Statue of Liberty and the Eiffel Tower. Congress approved the expenditure in 1928, and the work was completed in 1929. Perhaps no work by Vittor created as much controversy and media coverage as did his nude statue of Henrietta Leaver, Miss America 1935. Though Leaver posed for Vittor, she did so in a bathing suit, accompanied by her grandmother. Upon first viewing the life-size 5-foot 5-inch plaster statue Leaver was shocked that it was a nude and demanded her representation be draped or veiled. Vittor did not agree and called in art experts to judge the work and all agreed it should stay as it had been created. Leaver did not back down and demanded people her own age review The American Venus, as it had originally been called. Unfortunately for Leaver her 60 peers, many of whom were art students, agreed it should remain unveiled. Though the strong disagreement between the two eventually did subside, Leaver, Vittor and the statue resurfaced five decades later in recaps of controversial Miss America mishaps. Baseball player Honus Wagner, one of the first five players inducted into the Hall of Fame, was memorialized by Vittor in a 17-foot-tall (5.2 m) bronze statue, originally on display near the Pittsburgh Pirates Forbes Field. It was moved to Three Rivers Stadium and, when that stadium was imploded in 1971, the statue was relocated to PNC Park.[6] In 1958, one of Vittor's greatest works, a 50-foot-tall (15 m) granite base and bronze statue of Christopher Columbus, was unveiled in Pittsburgh's Schenley Park. Shortly after the statue was placed, the bronze plaque at the base was stolen by vandals. The Sons of Columbus USA desire to replace the plaque with the original wording; however, there exists no record of what Vittor had written regarding Columbus. Charles Lindbergh was the recipient of a second work of art created by Vittor. The artist and sculptor designed a commemorative stamp picturing the pilot and his plane, the Spirit of St. Louis. Walter F. Brown, the U.S. Postmaster General, authorized a 175th anniversary commemorative "Battle of Braddock" 2-cent stamp to be designed by Vittor. The artwork he created featured a likeness of Colonel George Washington with the inscription "Battle of Braddock's Field, 1755-1930. In 1936 the U.S. Congress authorized minting a half-dollar coin to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the American Civil War. Vittor was the person selected to design the coin. The obverse depicts the profile of two soldiers, one from the North and one from the South and the reverse holds a symbol of the battle placed between the combatant's shields. The coins were distributed through the Pennsylvania State Commission for Gettysburg. Throughout Pittsburgh and the surrounding communities there exist more than 50 statues and fountains, as well as numerous other works, including a dozen historical panels on County bridges...
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Early 20th Century Sculptures

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Bronze

KAWS SMALL LIE Brown & KAWS Along The Way Brown (2 works)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
KAWS SMALL LIE Companion & KAWS Along The Way Brown (2 works): This curated grouping features two of KAWS' iconic pieces: KAWS’s Small Lie features the Pinocchio-inspired figure bows...
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21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Sculptures

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Resin, Vinyl

Flamboyant Bird, Bronze Sculpture by Christopher Marvell
Located in Kingsclere, GB
Flamboyant Bird, Bronze Sculpture by Christopher Marvell Additional information: Medium: Bronze 37 x 51 x 18 cm 14 5/8 x 20 1/8 x 7 1/8 in Edition V Christopher Marvell was born in...
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20th Century Sculptures

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Bronze

Bear Family of 4 Sculpture Minimalistic Animal
Located in Valencia, ES
Made in the Spain, 2024. A simple form builds a complex one. In our approach, we go from the opposite, representing complex things in simple forms. So, our bear consists of only 9 si...
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2010s Abstract Geometric Sculptures

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Steel, Stainless Steel

Bronze Ravel VII Bronze, With Patination and Oak Base by Richard Fox , 2022
Located in Kingsclere, GB
Bronze Ravel VII Bronze, With Patination and Oak Base by Richard Fox , 2022 Additional information: Medium: Bronze, with patination by the Artist, and oak base Height, not includin...
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21st Century and Contemporary Sculptures

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Oak

Bronze Moebius V, Bronze Sculpture With Patination by Richard Fox, 2023
Located in Kingsclere, GB
Bronze Moebius V, Bronze Sculpture With Patination by Richard Fox, 2023 Additional information: Medium: Bronze, with patination by the Artist, and oak base Height 47 cm (18 1/2 in) ...
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20th Century Sculptures

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Bronze

Andante II Bronze, With Patination and Oak Base by Richard Fox , 2022
Located in Kingsclere, GB
Andante II Bronze, With Patination and Oak Base by Richard Fox , 2022 Additional information: Medium: Bronze, with patination by the Artist, and oak base Height 44 cm (17 3/8 in) Si...
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21st Century and Contemporary Sculptures

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Bronze

Untitled (Armada), Bronze Sculpture by Bryan Kneale
Located in Kingsclere, GB
Untitled (Armada), Bronze Sculpture by Bryan Kneale Additional information: Medium: Bronze Height 9.5 cm (3 3/4 in) Signed with initials and numbered 2/8 on underside Born in the ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Sculptures

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Bronze

Wave IV Carrara Marble and Oak Base Sculpture by Richard Fox, 2023
Located in Kingsclere, GB
Wave IV Carrara Marble and Oak Base Sculpture by Richard Fox, 2023 Additional information: Medium: Carrara marble and oak base Height 27 cm (10 5/8 in) Working to drawings and sket...
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21st Century and Contemporary Sculptures

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Marble

White Ravel in K Ii With Mineral Paint, and Stone Base Sculpture by Richard Fox
Located in Kingsclere, GB
White Ravel in K Ii With Mineral Paint, and Stone Base Sculpture by Richard Fox Additional information: Medium: Sycamore, with mineral paint, and stone base Height 48 cm (18 7/8 in)...
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20th Century Sculptures

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Stone

Stainless Steel Bear Brothers Set of 2, Sculpture Minimalistic Animal
Located in Valencia, ES
Made in the Spain, 2024. A simple form builds a complex one. In our approach, we go from the opposite, representing complex things in simple forms. So, our bear consists of only 9 si...
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2010s Abstract Geometric Sculptures

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Steel, Stainless Steel

Stainless Steel Bear Family of 3 Sculpture Minimalistic Animal
Located in Valencia, ES
Made in the Spain, 2024. A simple form builds a complex one. In our approach, we go from the opposite, representing complex things in simple forms. So, our bear consists of only 9 si...
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2010s Abstract Geometric Sculptures

Materials

Steel, Stainless Steel

Stainless Steel Bear Family of 4 Sculpture Minimalistic Animal
Located in Valencia, ES
Made in the Spain, 2024. A simple form builds a complex one. In our approach, we go from the opposite, representing complex things in simple forms. So, our bear consists of only 9 si...
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2010s Abstract Geometric Sculptures

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Steel, Stainless Steel

SHE LOVES ME (BRONZE VASE)
Located in Aventura, FL
Silver cold painted bronze vase. Incised Erte signature with stamped numbered edition, foundry and date. From the edition of 275. Certificat...
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1980s Art Deco Sculptures

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Bronze

VANITY (SCULPTURE ON TABLE MIRROR)
Located in Aventura, FL
Bronze relief sculpture on table mirror. Incised Erte signature with stamped numbered edition, foundry and date. From the edition of 250. Certific...
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1980s Art Deco Sculptures

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Bronze

JOY OF LIFE (SCULPTURE ON TABLE MIRROR)
Located in Aventura, FL
Bronze relief sculpture on table mirror. Incised Erte signature with stamped numbered edition, foundry and date. From the edition of 250. Certific...
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1980s Art Deco Sculptures

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Bronze

BELOVED (SCULPTURE)
Located in Aventura, FL
Patina on bronze sculpture. Incised Erte signature with stamped numbered edition, foundry and date. From the edition of 375. Certificate of Authenticity is included. Artwork is in ...
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1980s Art Deco Sculptures

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Bronze

Big Stainless Steel Bear BOSS Sculpture Minimalistic Animal
Located in Valencia, ES
Made in the Spain, 2024. A simple form builds a complex one. In our approach, we go from the opposite, representing complex things in simple forms. So, our bear consists of only 9 si...
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2010s Abstract Geometric Sculptures

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Steel, Stainless Steel

Big Stainless Steel Bear Arthur Sculpture Minimalistic Animal
Located in Valencia, ES
Made in the Spain, 2024. A simple form builds a complex one. In our approach, we go from the opposite, representing complex things in simple forms. So, our bear consists of only 9 si...
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2010s Abstract Geometric Sculptures

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Steel, Stainless Steel

Middle Stainless Steel Bear Raphael
Located in Valencia, ES
IMPORTANT: Every artwork is entirely hand-made and unique, collected by the sculptor's hands and eyes. So there are not totally similar items even if they look similar and there are ...
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2010s Abstract Geometric Sculptures

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Steel, Stainless Steel

Middle Stainless Steel Bear Gabriel
Located in Valencia, ES
IMPORTANT: Every artwork is entirely hand-made and unique, collected by the sculptor's hands and eyes. So there are not totally similar items even if they look similar and there are ...
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2010s Abstract Geometric Sculptures

Materials

Steel, Stainless Steel

Small Stainless Steel Bear 'Louis'
Located in Valencia, ES
Made in Spain, 2024. A simple form builds a complex one. In our approach, we go from the opposite, representing complex things in simple forms. So, our bear consists of only 9 simple...
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2010s Abstract Geometric Sculptures

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Steel, Stainless Steel

Small Stainless Steel Bear 'Alain'
Located in Valencia, ES
Made in Spain, 2024. A simple form builds a complex one. In our approach, we go from the opposite, representing complex things in simple forms. So, our bear consists of only 9 simple...
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2010s Abstract Geometric Sculptures

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Steel, Stainless Steel

Small Stainless Steel Bear 'Sandy'
Located in Valencia, ES
Made in Spain, 2024. A simple form builds a complex one. In our approach, we go from the opposite, representing complex things in simple forms. So, our bear consists of only 9 simple...
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2010s Abstract Geometric Sculptures

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Steel, Stainless Steel

Small Stainless Steel Bear 'SAM'
Located in Valencia, ES
Made in Spain, 2024. A simple form builds a complex one. In our approach, we go from the opposite, representing complex things in simple forms. So, our bear consists of only 9 simple...
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2010s Abstract Geometric Sculptures

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Steel, Stainless Steel

Small Stainless Steel Bear 'Diksy'
Located in Valencia, ES
Made in Spain, 2024. A simple form builds a complex one. In our approach, we go from the opposite, representing complex things in simple forms. So, our bear consists of only 9 simple...
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2010s Abstract Geometric Sculptures

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Steel, Stainless Steel

Nude, Abstract and Figurative Sculptures for Sale

The history of sculpture as we know it is believed to have origins in Ancient Greece, while small sculptural carvings are among the most common examples of prehistoric art. In short, sculpture as a fine art has been with us forever. A powerful three-dimensional means of creative expression, sculpture has long been most frequently associated with religion — consider the limestone Great Sphinx in Giza, Egypt — while the tradition of collecting sculpture, which has also been traced back to Greece as well as to China, far precedes the emergence of museums.

Technique and materials in sculpture have changed over time. Stone sculpture, which essentially began as images carved into cave walls, is as old as human civilization itself. The majority of surviving sculpted works from ancient cultures are stone. Traditionally, this material and pottery as well as metalbronze in particular — were among the most common materials associated with this field of visual art. Artists have long sought new ways and materials in order to make sculptures and express their ideas. Material, after all, is the vehicle through which artists express themselves, or at least work out the problems knocking around in their heads. It also allows them to push the boundaries of form, subverting our expectations and upending convention. As an influential sculptor as much as he was a revolutionary painter and printmaker, Pablo Picasso worked with everything from wire to wood to bicycle seats.

If you are a lover of art and antiques or are thinking of bringing a work of sculpture into your home for the first time, there are several details to keep in mind. As with all other works of art, think about what you like. What speaks to you? Visit local galleries and museums. Take in works of public art and art fairs when you can and find out what kind of sculpture you like. When you’ve come to a decision about a specific work, try to find out all you can about the piece, and if you’re not buying from a sculptor directly, work with an art expert to confirm the work’s authenticity.

And when you bring your sculpture home, remember: No matter how big or small your new addition is, it will make a statement in your space. Large- and even medium-sized sculptures can be heavy, so hire some professional art handlers as necessary and find a good place in your home for your piece. Whether you’re installing a towering new figurative sculpture — a colorful character by KAWS or hyperreal work by Carole A. Feuerman, perhaps — or an abstract work by Won Lee, you’ll want the sculpture to be safe from being knocked over. (You’ll find that most sculptures should be displayed at eye level, while some large busts look best from below.)

On 1stDibs, find a broad range of exceptional sculptures for sale. Browse works by your favorite creator, style, period or other attribute.

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