Sculpture

A branch of the visual arts traditionally typified for being solid and three dimensional. Media used to create sculpture including stone, bronze, pottery and wood. In their appearance, sculptures may be divided into two categories, either free-standing (in the round) or adjoined to a background surface (relief).

With the development of plastic art in the 20th and 21st century, the definition of sculpture was broadened to include works specifically concerned with the three-dimensional form.


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Elisabeth Frink’s Midas touch reaches Pennsylvania

14 February 2022

This bronze Midas Head by the British sculptor Dame Elisabeth Frink (1930-33) featured in a large two-day Americana and International sale held by Pook & Pook (24/13% buyer’s premium) in Downingtown, Pennsylvania on January 13-14.

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Reduced returns for Duleep marble

07 February 2022

One of the highlights of the April 2007 London Islamic sale series had been this 2ft 4in (74cm) high white marble bust of Maharajah Duleep Singh by neoclassical sculptor John Gibson.

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Cotswold dealership Houlston offers carvings from late dealer Jonathan Horne's collection

07 February 2022

A 20-piece group of early carved sculpture is on offer from Cotswold dealership Houlston.

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The faces of Napoleon’s family

07 February 2022

Small bust in bronze and wax model were produced by the goldsmith to the emperor

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Dealer Houlston marks election to BADA with collection of former chairman Jonathan Horne

31 January 2022

This family group of four polychromed limewood kneeling figures, made in England c.1610-30, is to go on offer with Cotswolds dealership Houlston.

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Banksy stable sets house record in Newcastle

31 January 2022

This small wood and fibre glass sculpture by Banksy (b.1974) sold for £800,000 last week – a house record for Anderson & Garland.

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Arundel Lion ready to roar again in a new home

24 January 2022

The so-called Arundel Lions were once a well-known landmark in Sheffield.

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Market-fresh Henry Moore sculpture heads from mantlepiece to auction house

19 January 2022

Dreweatts is offering a market-fresh Henry Moore (1898-1986) figural group sculpture, Mother and Child, on March 16.

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Highlights from central Europe including a British dealer bidding 85-times estimate for a portrait copy

17 January 2022

ATG picks out 16 recent stand-out items making waves in German, Austrian and Swiss salerooms

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Cordier busts are keenly contested

10 January 2022

Pair of bronzes of north African subjects are consigned by a branch of sculptor’s family.

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Prehistoric art with curve appeal

10 January 2022

‘Venus’ figurines from the Upper Paleolithic are recognised as some of the earliest works of prehistoric art.

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Knife birds bronze takes McCrum a cut above in the market

10 January 2022

Modern British sculptures were the main attraction at Wotton Auction Rooms’ (18% buyer’s premium) recent sale at Stouts Hill Manor.

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The record £16m love affair with Aphrodite

13 December 2021

More than 70 years after it was last seen in public, an Imperial Roman sculpture dubbed ‘The Hamilton Aphrodite’ has set a record for any ancient marble at auction.

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Nemon became Sir Winston’s sculptor of choice

13 December 2021

The Anglo-Croatian sculptor Oscar Nemon (1906-85) first met Sir Winston Churchill when holidaying in Marrakech in 1951.

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San Lorenzo rises afresh

13 December 2021

A recently rediscovered life-size terracotta bust of San Lorenzo, c.1440, by early Renaissance sculptor Donatello stars at Colnaghi’s exhibition.

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Sale highlights as Fine Arts Paris fair returns to action

22 November 2021

Fine Arts Paris, which returned for a physical staging at the Carrousel du Louvre after an online-only event last year, closed its doors on November 11 with the 55 exhibitors enjoying sales from museums and private collectors.

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Gilbert Ledward sculpture awakened at Bonhams

08 November 2021

Among Gilbert Ledward’s (1880-1960) most admired works is the sensuous nude, 'Awakening' or 'The Awakening', that today stands in Ropers Garden on the Chelsea Embankment.

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Gallery duo aim to set new sculptor’s reputation in stone

27 October 2021

This autumn, galleries Willoughby Gerrish and Tomasso have joined forces to hold a ‘conversation in stone’ between the Contemporary sculpture of Emily Young (b.1951) and a selection of antique works.

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Godchaux’s animal attraction

27 October 2021

Xavier Eeckhout specialises in animalier sculpture and for Fine Arts Paris the Parisian dealer will be focusing the spotlight on the works of Roger Godchaux (1878-1958) an artist whose catalogue raisonné he has just completed.

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Pick of the week: Bidders ponder riddle of the Sphinx statues

18 October 2021

A pair of Sphinx garden ornaments estimated at just £300-500 at a Suffolk auction were hammered down at £195,000.

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