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.


Sculptor Baltasar Lobo exhibition celebrates female form

28 May 2018

Connaught Brown’s upcoming exhibition is its fourth to focus on the sculpture of modern Spanish artist Baltasar Lobo (1910-93).


Chadwick takes £22,000 at Chorley’s

28 May 2018

A trademark bronze sculpture by Lynn Chadwick (1914-2003) was the best-seller at a Modern and Contemporary Art & Design auction held by Chorley’s (20% buyer’s premium) at Prinknash Abbey Park in Gloucestershire.


Leading lot from local artist: Lynn Chadwick bronze draws early interest at Gloucestershire auction

16 May 2018

A bronze sculpture by Lynn Chadwick (1914-2003) was one of the top lots at a Gloucestershire auction earlier this week.


Artist admires wonderful wood

14 May 2018

Sculptor Patrick Seaman loves wood, most specifically the reclaimed sort. He has worked on installations in Sicily and Abu Dhabi as well as creating a giant wooden staircase in London’s Wandsworth Park.


Chiparus figures headline Fischer collection at Tajan

14 May 2018

The eclectic collection of Dr Georg Fischer goes under the hammer at Tajan in its Paris rooms on May 23.


Work of celebrated local sculptor Lynn Chadwick to star in Gloucestershire auction

02 May 2018

A Lynn Chadwick (1914-2003) bronze from a local collection is among the lots expected to lead Gloucestershire auction.


John Schaeffer sale in Sydney

23 April 2018

When John Schaeffer visited the pre-Raphaelite exhibition at the Tate Gallery in 1984 it changed the course of his art enthusiasm.


Bronze sculptures from the court of the Sun King come to auction at Christie’s

18 April 2018

Two bronze sculptures from the court of the ‘Sun King’ Louis XIV of France estimated to fetch £15m are to go on tour ahead of a sale at Christie’s this summer.


Appliance of science: New hallmarks scheme for contemporary bronzes launched to fight fakes

16 April 2018

To address the increasing number of fakes, The Design and Artists Copyright Society (DACS) has launched a new digital ‘hallmark’ for editioned bronzes.


White gloves for Juffali collection

16 April 2018

Recent acquisitions return to market as £7.1m Saudi collection is dispersed from Surrey estate.


Bugatti panther bronze prowls into Christie's Paris auction

09 April 2018

Christie’s spring decorative arts sale will take place on May 22. It features works by some of the current hot favourites in this field, notably the Lalannes and Rembrandt Bugatti.


Previews: £30,000 plus

09 April 2018

Our weekly selection from salerooms and dealerships.

Auguste Rodin’s bronze Le Baiser (The Kiss)

Christie’s brings in three European dealers for Hong Kong showcase

02 April 2018

Christie’s is ringing the changes for its auction series in Hong Kong this spring by inviting three European dealers exhibit works at its sale venue.


Sell-out sale of Saudi billionaire Walid Juffali's collection takes more than £9.5m at Bonhams

28 March 2018

The paintings, antiques, sculptures and objets d’art of the late Saudi Arabian billionaire Walid Juffali (1955-2016) sold out at Bonhams in a white-glove sale.


Bonhams to sell works from Catalan sculptor Anton Casamor's villa

26 March 2018

On the Baroque façade of Girona Cathedral in Catalonia stands the figures of Saint Joseph and Saint James, carved in the 1960s by local sculptor Anton Casamor (1907-79).

silvered bronze sculpture

Chiswick Auctions to offer artworks from 19th century Vienna international exhibition

12 March 2018

By coincidence, later this month Chiswick Auctions will be offering two works that were exhibited at the 1873 Vienna international exhibition.


Saleroom toasts the god Bacchus

12 March 2018

A likely candidate as highlight of the year for Exeter auction house Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood (21% buyer’s premium) will be the £305,000 Hans Coper vase (ATG last week, No 2332).


Significant sculpture shown at Vienna international exhibition of 1873 at Chiswick Auctions

12 March 2018

London saleroom Chiswick Auctions has secured four significant pieces of European and British sculpture not seen on the market for at least a generation.


Born identity of brocante in Paris suburb

05 March 2018

J’y Reste (I am there) is a clay sculpture evoking a symbolic birth created by Brigitte Moity in her studio at Savigny-sur-Orge, a suburb of Paris.


Previews: £30,000 plus

05 March 2018

Our weekly selection from salerooms and dealerships.