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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Animalier sculptor Bugatti remains a heavyweight at auction

28 June 2018

Another substantial price for a bronze by the current hot favourite animalier sculptor, Rembrandt Bugatti (1884-1916), has emerged at the Drouot auction centre in Paris.

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Pioneer pilot Peggy gives a saleroom lift

25 June 2018

Less well-known than other daring young women in their flying machines, Peggy Salaman, or rather a bronze bust of her, emerged from a Mayfair basement to take off in a Suffolk saleroom.

Queen Victoria by Alfred Gilbert at the Fitzwilliam Museum

Fitzwilliam Museum raises £1m to secure Queen Victoria sculpture

21 June 2018

The Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge has acquired a marble sculpture of Queen Victoria by Sir Alfred Gilbert (1854-1934) after raising the required £1.01m to prevent it from export.

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5 Questions

11 June 2018

Tom Davies is director at the Mayfair gallery Daniel Katz, specialist in Old Master sculpture and paintings. It is a participant in 'London Art Week', hosting an exhibition titled Defining Elegance.

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Dealer Katz sells bronze sculptures to the Getty

04 June 2018

London dealer Daniel Katz has sold two bronze sculptures to the J Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, one by Auguste Rodin (1840-1917) and the other by Rodin’s assistant, model and lover Camille Claudel (1864-1943).

‘Bust of Peace’, a white marble head by Antonio Canova

Long-lost Antonio Canova bust emerges at Sotheby’s

30 May 2018

One of the few autograph works ever to have emerged at auction by the neo-classical sculptor Antonio Canova (1757-1821) will be offered at Sotheby’s in London this summer.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Bronzes

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.

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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.

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White gloves for Juffali collection

16 April 2018

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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