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Surrealist Sculptures

SURREALIST STYLE

In the wake of World War I’s ravaging of Europe, artists delved into the unconscious mind to confront and grapple with this reality. Poet and critic André Breton, a leader of the Surrealist movement who authored the 1924 Surrealist Manifesto, called this approach “a violent reaction against the impoverishment and sterility of thought processes that resulted from centuries of rationalism.” Surrealist art emerged in the 1920s with dreamlike and uncanny imagery guided by a variety of techniques such as automatic drawing, which can be likened to a stream of consciousness, to channel psychological experiences.

Although Surrealism was a groundbreaking approach for European art, its practitioners were inspired by Indigenous art and ancient mysticism for reenvisioning how sculptures, paintings, prints, performance art and more could respond to the unsettled world around them.

Surrealist artists were also informed by the Dada movement, which originated in 1916 Zurich and embraced absurdity over the logic that had propelled modernity into violence. Some of the Surrealists had witnessed this firsthand, such as Max Ernst, who served in the trenches during World War I, and Salvador Dalí, whose otherworldly paintings and other work responded to the dawning civil war in Spain.

Other key artists associated with the revolutionary art and literary movement included Man Ray, Joan Miró, René Magritte, Yves Tanguy, Frida Kahlo and Meret Oppenheim, all of whom had a distinct perspective on reimagining reality and freeing the unconscious mind from the conventions and restrictions of rational thought. Pablo Picasso showed some of his works in “La Peinture Surréaliste” — the first collective exhibition of Surrealist painting — which opened at Paris’s Galerie Pierre in November of 1925. (Although Magritte is best known as one of the visual Surrealist movement’s most talented practitioners, his famous 1943 painting, The Fifth Season, can be interpreted as a formal break from Surrealism.)

The outbreak of World War II led many in the movement to flee Europe for the Americas, further spreading Surrealism abroad. Generations of modern and contemporary artists were subsequently influenced by the richly symbolic and unearthly imagery of Surrealism, from Joseph Cornell to Arshile Gorky.

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Style: Surrealist
Reinhoud dHaese Sculpture Mythical Figure Copper & Stone
Located in Detroit, MI
SALE ONE WEEK ONLY This work by Reinhoud d'Haese is a magnificent hammered copper figure on a natural stone base. This mythical creature, large and corpulent, invites a caress of it...
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1960s Surrealist Sculptures

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Stone, Copper

Inevitability
Located in Santa Monica, CA
From the Post Conception series.
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21st Century and Contemporary Surrealist Sculptures

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Oil, Polymer

Surrealist Bronze Sculpture Statue "Angel of Victory" 1974 Original Signed Dali
Located in Portland, OR
An original bronze sculpture by Salvador Dali, Spain (1904-1989), "Angel of Victory", 1974, signed & numbered. The bronze created by the lost wax method (cire perdue), depicts a cont...
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1970s Surrealist Sculptures

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Bronze

Large Salvador Dali Surrealist Bronze Portrait Sculpture Mexican Master Aguilar
Located in Surfside, FL
Carlos Aguilar y Linares, Mexican Sculptor (1945-2010) Sculpture chose him. In his hands and his soul he always had the necessary impulse to create with plasticine, plastic, newspa...
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20th Century Surrealist Sculptures

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Marble, Bronze

Venus Giraffe with Drawers - Original Bronze Sculpture SIGNED (Descharnes #69)
Located in Paris, FR
Salvador Dali (1904-1989) Venus Giraffe With Drawers, 1973 Original silver-plated bronze sculpture Lost wax technique (Venturi workshop casting - authenticated by the founder's stam...
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1960s Surrealist Sculptures

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Silver, Bronze

Christ of St. John on The Cross Silver Bas Relief
Located in Hollywood, FL
ARTIST: Salvador Dali TITLE: Christ of St. John on The Cross Silver Bas relief MEDIUM: Bas Relief SIGNED: Signed in the plate EDITION NUMBER: 117/125 MEASUREMENTS: 18" x 30" Y...
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1970s Surrealist Sculptures

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Metal

Kinetic Bronze Expressionist Sculpture Skier or Surfer Modernist Sporting Figure
Located in Surfside, FL
Vintage stylized figural sculpture by J James Akston (1898-1983 Poland/New York/Florida) Crafted of cast bronze with a rich dark brown patina. A sports figure, depicting a snow skii...
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Mid-20th Century Surrealist Sculptures

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Marble, Bronze

MARK RYDEN - YUKI THE YOUNG YAK (WHITE) Limited Surrealism Lowbrow Art Design
Located in Madrid, Madrid
MARK RYDEN - YUKI THE YOUNG YAK (WHITE) Date of creation: 2022 Medium: Plush and rubber Edition: 500 Size: 43.20 x 30.50 x 25.4 cm Condition: Brand new, sent inside its custom box Th...
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2010s Surrealist Sculptures

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Rubber

Simon Shepherd, Divide and Conker, 2023
Located in Manchester, GB
Divide and Conker Ceramic and resin sculpture 15 7/10 × 15 7/10 × 9.8 in 40 × 40 × 25 cm Edition of 3 Divide and Conker is a freestanding piece of ceramic sculpture which has been ...
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2010s Surrealist Sculptures

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Ceramic, Resin

"Retablo No. 5 (An Attic of Records)", Mixed Media Sculpture
Located in Chicago, IL
The intricate retablos of contemporary artist Patrick Fitzgerald are his means of paying homage to the musicians that inspired him throughout his life. Derived from Mexican votive...
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2010s Surrealist Sculptures

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Oil, Wood Panel, Mixed Media, Found Objects, Paper

"Retablo No. 4 (Blackbird)", Mixed Media Sculpture
Located in Chicago, IL
The intricate retablos of contemporary artist Patrick Fitzgerald are his means of paying homage to the musicians that inspired him throughout his life. Derived from Mexican votive...
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2010s Surrealist Sculptures

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Paper, Found Objects, Mixed Media, Oil, Wood Panel

Lincoln in Dalivision Gold Bas Relief
Located in Hollywood, FL
ARTIST: Salvador Dali TITLE: Lincoln in Dalivision Gold Bas relief MEDIUM: Bas Relief SIGNED: Signed in the plate EDITION NUMBER: M 68/125 MEASUREMENTS: 18.5" x 27" YEAR: 1979...
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1970s Surrealist Sculptures

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Metal

Molt Clock : Dance of Time - Pate de verre sculpture, Signed - Daum
Located in Paris, FR
Salvador Dali (1904-1989) and Daum Molt Clock : Dance of Time Original pate de verre sculpture Edited and handcrafted by the Daum crystal glassworks Si...
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1960s Surrealist Sculptures

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Glass

Gilt Bronze Sculpture Brooch Wearable Art Israeli Tumarkin Abstract Surrealist
Located in Surfside, FL
Measures about 3.75 X 3.5 inches. Box is 11 X 11 inches. (Piece is in excellent condition. box frame has some minor wear and piece might need to be remounted, it has been removed and...
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1960s Surrealist Sculptures

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Gold, Bronze

Gold Gilt Bronze Sculpture Pendant Art Israeli Tumarkin Abstract Surrealist
Located in Surfside, FL
Measures about 5.25 X 3.75 inches. Box is 17 X 13 inches. Signed by artist verso. From the literature that I have seen I believe the edition size was limited to 10, I do not know if ...
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1960s Surrealist Sculptures

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Gold, Bronze

Surreal Contemporary Figurative Mixed-Media Sculpture Found-Object American
Located in Buffalo, NY
One of a kind mixed-media sculpture by Philip Kuznicki from the Spirit exhibition. Comes in its original frame. Born in Dunkirk NY, Kuznicki started his career working for artists su...
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2010s Surrealist Sculptures

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Found Objects, Mixed Media

Surreal Contemporary Figurative Mixed-Media Sculpture Found-Object American
Located in Buffalo, NY
One of a kind mixed-media sculpture by Philip Kuznicki from the Spirit exhibition. Comes in its original frame. Born in Dunkirk NY, Kuznicki started his career working for artists su...
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2010s Surrealist Sculptures

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Found Objects, Mixed Media

Surreal Contemporary Figurative Mixed-Media Sculpture Found-Object American
Located in Buffalo, NY
One of a kind mixed-media sculpture by Philip Kuznicki from the Spirit exhibition. Comes in its original frame. Born in Dunkirk NY, Kuznicki started his career working for artists su...
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2010s Surrealist Sculptures

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Found Objects, Mixed Media

Surreal Contemporary Figurative Mixed-Media Sculpture Found-Object American
Located in Buffalo, NY
One of a kind mixed-media sculpture by Philip Kuznicki from the Spirit exhibition. Comes in its original frame. Born in Dunkirk NY, Kuznicki started his career working for artists su...
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2010s Surrealist Sculptures

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Found Objects, Mixed Media

Surreal Contemporary Figurative Mixed-Media Sculpture Found-Object American
Located in Buffalo, NY
One of a kind mixed-media sculpture by Philip Kuznicki from the Spirit exhibition. Comes in its original frame. Born in Dunkirk NY, Kuznicki started his career working for artists su...
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2010s Surrealist Sculptures

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Found Objects, Mixed Media

Surreal Contemporary Figurative Mixed-Media Sculpture Found-Object American
Located in Buffalo, NY
One of a kind mixed-media sculpture by Philip Kuznicki from the Spirit exhibition. Comes in its original frame. Born in Dunkirk NY, Kuznicki started his career working for artists su...
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2010s Surrealist Sculptures

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Found Objects, Mixed Media

Surreal Contemporary Figurative Mixed-Media Sculpture Found-Object American
Located in Buffalo, NY
One of a kind mixed-media sculpture by Philip Kuznicki from the Spirit exhibition. Comes in its original frame. Born in Dunkirk NY, Kuznicki started his career working for artists su...
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2010s Surrealist Sculptures

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Found Objects, Mixed Media

Glass sculpture Merkuce from the series The Italians 2008, glass, 37, 5x11x10 cm
Located in Riga, LV
Glass sculpture Merkuce from the series The Italians 2008, glass, 37, 5x11x10 cm
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Early 2000s Surrealist Sculptures

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Glass

Direction blue - black. 2006, glass, copper, author technique 18x56x50 cm
Located in Riga, LV
Direction blue - black. 2006, glass, copper, author technique 18x56x50 cm
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Early 2000s Surrealist Sculptures

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Copper

"Semaphore IV" by David Hostetler
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Bronze, patinaed 68″h x 12″w x 11″d on bronze base An elegant sculpture for a garden, office or home. She is part of the dream inspired sculptures in which the aspects of femininit...
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2010s Surrealist Sculptures

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Bronze

Bavid Dowie: Collaboration Sculpture by Daniel Richter, Jonathan Meese and Tal R
Located in Hamburg, DE
Daniel Richter (b. 1962), Jonathan Meese (b. 1970) and Tal R (b. 1967) Bavid Dowie (Es gibt sie noch, die Dinge), 2018 Medium: 3-D Print made of thermoplastic polymer and spray paint...
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21st Century and Contemporary Surrealist Sculptures

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Spray Paint, Polymer

Lincoln in Dalivision, Surrealist Metal Relief Sculpture after Salvador Dali
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: After Salvador Dali, Spanish (1904 - 1989) Title: Lincoln in Dalivision Year: 1979 Medium: Silver-plated bronze bas relief, backed by fel...
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1970s Surrealist Sculptures

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Metal

Too Much Tea
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Sharon Brooks, the imaginative creator of the mixed media assemblage sculpture "Too Much Tea," describes it as a whimsical and delightful artwork. The centerpiece of this piece is a silver tray, cleverly supported by pounded silver cones that securely hold a wooden plate in place through drilled holes. This arrangement not only provides stability but also adds a touch of resilience to the sculpture. In her creative manipulation, Brooks has added a playful twist by incorporating the head of a doll sitting atop a teapot. It appears as if the doll is emerging from the teapot, with her arms playfully sticking out of the snout. This unique concept adds a sense of charm and intrigue to the artwork, reinventing the traditional tea-serving experience. The sculpture is further enhanced by the presence of multiple trays...
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2010s Surrealist Sculptures

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Found Objects

Limited Edition Portrait by Cuban Artist - Stainless Steel & Quartz Sculpture
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Limited Edition Portrait by Cuban Artist - Stainless Steel & Quartz Sculpture Despite international acclaim as one Cuba’s foremost living artists, Havana born Hector Frank never rec...
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2010s Surrealist Sculptures

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Stainless Steel

A Magisterial Mixed Media Cardboard Sculpture, "As the Crow Flies"
Located in San Diego, CA
A one of a kind 19" x 44" x 10" Magisterial Mixed Media surreal Cardboard Sculpture executed by artist Debbie Korbel. A certificate of authenticity will be provided upon its purchase...
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2010s Surrealist Sculptures

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Cardboard

Hot Fuzz - Contemporary Surrealist Sculpture
Located in Wien, Wien
Kenji Lim Hot Fuzz 2023 48 x 32 x 16 cm Mixed Media (Resin, Fake fur, glass pearls, glass vase, silicone, sand) Unique The tourist takes snapshots of life. Experiences are simultane...
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21st Century and Contemporary Surrealist Sculptures

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Resin, Mixed Media, Silicone, Glass

Cadeau
Located in New York, NY
Man Ray was a American avant-garde artist and leading figure in the Dada and Surrealist movements. Conceived in 1921, Cadeau is from an edition of 5000, each signed and numbered with...
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Early 20th Century Surrealist Sculptures

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Bronze

Piano surréaliste, Salvador Dali
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: Salvador Dali (1904-1989) Title: Piano surréaliste Year: 1984 Medium: Bronze Edition: 34/350, plus proofs Size: 26.3 x 15.7 x 12 inches Condition: Excellent Inscription: Inci...
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1980s Surrealist Sculptures

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Bronze

American Surrealist pipes and playing cards spirit of Magritte abstract Montage
Located in Norwich, GB
I love this extraordinary American surrealist piece - a collage/montage, an assembly of objects in a velvet-clad box/frame - for a number of reasons reasons. I love the fact that it depicts pipes, among the most iconic images of the surrealist movement, rooted in Magritte’s famous 1929 painting which depicts a pipe accompanied by the caption “Ceci n'est pas une pipe” (This is not a pipe). Marcel Duchamp loved using pipes...
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1930s Surrealist Sculptures

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Clay, Glass, Paper, Found Objects, Wood

Daum Montre Molle Sculpture
Located in Hollywood, FL
ARTIST: Salvador Dali TITLE: Daum Montre Molle Sculpture Designed by Salvador Dali for Daum MEDIUM: pate de verde glass and bronze sculpture. Pate de ve...
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Late 20th Century Surrealist Sculptures

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Glass

Salvador Dalí, "Triomphale", Daum glass plate, 1970
Located in Chatsworth, CA
Salvador Dalí "Triomphale" Original pâte de verre Salvador Dalí plate Daum Editeur, Nancy, France Inscribed Dalí on lower right, and numbered 1199...
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1970s Surrealist Sculptures

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Plate Glass

Tapestry Still Life By The Light of Moon
Located in Hollywood, FL
ARTIST: Salvador Dali TITLE: Still Life By The Light of The Moon MEDIUM: Woven Tapestry SIGNED: Woven in the Tapestry EDITION NUMBER: 27/50 MEASUREMENTS: 35.6" x 54" YEAR: 1980 PUBLISHER: Walton-Gilbert Galleries...
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1980s Surrealist Sculptures

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Tapestry

Snail
Located in Miami, FL
Salvador Dali (1904-1989) "Snail" 1979, Rosenthal plate in glass with polychrome painting, diameter 14.25 in (36.5 cm) Nr. 1886/3000, with certificate. Provenance: Daniel Meyer, Germ...
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1970s Surrealist Sculptures

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Glass

original ceramic pendant " Chêvre-pied & Double Masque "
Located in CANNES, FR
Jean Cocteau (1889-1963) céramiques originales de Jean Cocteau . Pendentifs : "Chèvre-pied " 1958. pendentif ovale (9cm x7cm) . variante terre blanche en relief. " double masque " 1...
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1950s Surrealist Sculptures

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Ceramic

Lady Guidivar - original etching of nude female horse rider by Salvador Dalí
Located in Hamburg, DE
"Lady Guidivar" is a rare, original etching from 1969 by Salvador Dalí. It depicts lady Guidivar riding nude on a horse. Originally signed lower left ...
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1960s Surrealist Sculptures

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Etching

Surreal Sculpture: 'Lazy Boy'
Located in New York, NY
Barnett, a surrealist artist incorporates discarded mechanical objects and gadgets into his artwork. His work is characterized by its unique and ecl...
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2010s Surrealist Sculptures

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Clay, Wood, Found Objects, Acrylic

Surreal Sculpture: 'Clock Shop'
Located in New York, NY
Barnett, a surrealist artist incorporates discarded mechanical objects and gadgets into his artwork. His work is characterized by its unique and eclectic mix of materials, which rang...
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2010s Surrealist Sculptures

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Metal

Surreal Sculpture: 'Airship for Lazy Bones #2'
Located in New York, NY
Mixed media sculpture: wood and metal structure, found objects, assorted hardware, acrylic and metallic paint, carpet thread, screening, printed matter, and vintage typewriter keys.
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2010s Surrealist Sculptures

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Metal

Surreal Sculpture: 'Slow Walker'
Located in New York, NY
Barnett, a surrealist artist incorporates discarded mechanical objects and gadgets into his artwork. His work is characterized by its unique and ecl...
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2010s Surrealist Sculptures

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Found Objects, Acrylic, Clay

Airship for Lazy Bones #2
Located in New York, NY
Combining found elements with those fashioned by my own hand, my work encompasses two- and three-dimensional collage as well as sculptural objects. Infused with a rich sense of histo...
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2010s Surrealist Sculptures

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Mixed Media

L’oiseau de Feu – L’oiseau de Fer. (Bird of Fire – Bird of Iron)
Located in Miami, FL
Wifredo Lam (1902-1982) "L’oiseau de Feu – L’oiseau de Fer" (Bird of Fire – Bird of Iron) 1970 Brass (1 polished + 1 chrome) Edition: 434/500A and 439/500B. 26 x 14 x 10 cm (10.2 x ...
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1970s Surrealist Sculptures

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Brass

Dali Chess Set
Located in Wilton, CT
Set of 32 polished and patinated-bronze chess pieces, 1966-70. Height varies from 38 mm; 1 1/2 inches to 85mm; 3 3/8 inches. Each piece signed on t...
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1960s Surrealist Sculptures

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Bronze

Post Soviet Non Conformist Russian Cast Paper Sculpture
Located in Surfside, FL
Mihail Mikhailovich Chemiakin (or Shemyakin, Russian: Михаил Михайлович Шемякин, born 4 May 1943) is a Russian painter, stage designer, sculptor and publisher, and a controversial re...
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1980s Surrealist Sculptures

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Rag Paper

Figurative Functional Dish, "Courtney" 2023
Located in San Diego, CA
This is an original ceramic functional dish by Southern California artist, Cheryl Tall. Its dimensions are 5.25" x 5.25" x 1". A certificate of authenticity will follow delivery. ...
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2010s Surrealist Sculptures

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Ceramic

Loner
Located in New York, NY
Dionisios Fragias is a New York -based artist born on the Greek island of Kefalonia and raised in New York City. He is the protege of the artist Jeff Koons whose years-long mentorshi...
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2010s Surrealist Sculptures

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Steel, Stainless Steel

Realist Figurative Sculpture, "Lady Ellen"
Located in San Diego, CA
This is a one of a kind original sculpture by San Diego artist, Cheryl Tall. Its dimensions are 30" x 66" x 30". A Certificate of Authenticity will follow the delivery of this piece...
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2010s Surrealist Sculptures

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Ceramic

Surrealist Sculpture, "Gentleman of Verona"
Located in San Diego, CA
This is a one of a kind original three piece sculpture by San Diego artist, Cheryl Tall. The dimensions of the largest is 4" x 11"x 4". The small...
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2010s Surrealist Sculptures

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Ceramic

Party Queen - Maximalist surrealist wall sculpture
Located in West Hollywood, CA
This surrealist figurative wall sculpture was made by artist Megan Dune is a maximalists' dream. It is assembled with multiple materials, including acrylic ...
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2010s Surrealist Sculptures

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Paper, Glitter, Acrylic

Surreal Figurative Sculpture, "Swan Tower"
Located in San Diego, CA
This is a one of a kind original sculpture by San Diego artist, Cheryl Tall. Its dimensions are 14" x 32" x 12". A Certificate of Authenticity will follow the delivery of this piece...
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2010s Surrealist Sculptures

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Ceramic

Night 2009. Painted porcelain vase, h. 20 cm, dia. 11 cm
Located in Riga, LV
Night 2009. Painted porcelain vase, h. 20 cm, dia. 11 cm Night, the painted porcelain vase from 2009, is a captivating piece of art that transports you to a surreal and mysterious r...
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Early 2000s Surrealist Sculptures

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Porcelain

Gutsy
Located in West Hollywood, CA
This vivid and sticking surrealist wall sculpture by artist Megan Dune was created with acrylic, glitter, thread and fabric on canvas and paper mache. Wha...
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2010s Surrealist Sculptures

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Fabric, Canvas, Thread, Glitter, Acrylic

Drool
Located in West Hollywood, CA
"Drool" is a surrealist and brightly colored wall installation by artist Megan Dune, constructed with acrylic, colored pencil, paper, glitter, thread, foil ...
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2010s Surrealist Sculptures

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Foil

The Gem Tree, Original Contemporary Mixed Media Wood and Wire Sculpture
Located in Boston, MA
The Gem Tree, Original Contemporary Mixed Media Sculpture 26" x 31" x 19" (HxWxD) Wood, Wire, Crystal Beads Artist Todd McCollister has created a 3D surreali...
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21st Century and Contemporary Surrealist Sculptures

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Wire

Surrealist sculptures for sale on 1stDibs.

Find a wide variety of authentic Surrealist sculptures available for sale on 1stDibs. Works in this style were very popular during the 21st Century and Contemporary, but contemporary artists have continued to produce works inspired by this movement. If you’re looking to add sculptures created in this style to introduce contrast in an otherwise neutral space in your home, the works available on 1stDibs include elements of purple, blue, green and other colors. Many Pop art paintings were created by popular artists on 1stDibs, including Salvador Dalí, (after) Salvador Dali, David Barnett, and Gary Alsum. Frequently made by artists working with Metal, and Ceramic and other materials, all of these pieces for sale are unique and have attracted attention over the years. Not every interior allows for large Surrealist sculptures, so small editions measuring 2 inches across are also available. Prices for sculptures made by famous or emerging artists can differ depending on medium, time period and other attributes. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $273 and tops out at $250,000, while the average work sells for $3,000.

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