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Browse our wide-ranging selection of over 19,437 original metal sculptures by artists working in a variety of mediums. Suitable for both the interior home and outdoor spaces, sculptures anchor a space and are available in numerous textures and colors. Read more

Metal sculptures are truly enduring works, especially when given proper care. Artists have sculpted with metal for millennia, and many examples of these ancient masterpieces have survived across the ages in Asia, the Americas, and Europe. Though past sculptors were limited to using their region’s naturally-occurring resources, artists today can choose from a variety of metals (e.g. bronze, lead, steel, copper), materials (e.g. metal sheets, wire,  scrap metal), and processes (e.g. casting, assembling) to create a diverse array of works. This diversity is reflected in the wide selection of original metal sculptures for sale on Saatchi Art. If you’re looking for one-of-a-kind indoor or outdoor metal sculptures, we invite you to browse our site for works to complement your style and space.

Metal sculptures have been a staple art form in civilizations all over the world since ancient times. Ancient Egyptians used gold to create masks for the royal deceased, while the Byzantines and East Asian cultures used gold to create small religious works. Bronze sculptures also have a rich history. China and India are known for larger scale bronze religious statues, but the Greeks and Romans expanded the use of this medium to create life-sized figurative sculptures. During the Renaissance, Western Europe experienced a renewed interest in bronze sculpture and casting techniques. The rise of modernism and industry in the late 1800s led to facilitated methods of production, allowing artists to produce more copies of their metal sculptures and experiment with different styles, including Impressionism and Cubism. Today, sculptors work with a variety of metals, ranging from bronze and steel to iron and copper alloys. The malleability of each metal determines which styles and forms with which these artists experiment.

Sculptors who work with bronze usually use the lost-wax technique. This method requires the artist to create a model of their intended work out of a softer material such as clay. The artist molds wax on this model, adds another layer of clay, and heats the sculpture to melt the wax. The resulting cast is filled with molten bronze, cooled, and then chipped away until only the bronze work remains. Similar metalworking casting processes include sand casting and plaster mold casting, in which the models are made of sand and plaster, respectively. Artists who create larger pieces, such as outdoor metal sculptures, cast the work in separate pieces and weld each part together. Finishes can be applied to metal sculptures after they are polished to control textures and colors.

Richard Serra is known for his minimalist sheet and scrap metal sculptures like “Tiled Arc” (1981) and “Torqued Ellipse IV” (1998). Pablo Picasso also experimented with wire and malleable sheet metal to create metal wall art sculptures like “Guitar” (1914). David Smith is known for his abstract geometric works like “Cubi XI” 1963, while Alexander Calder created mobile sculptures that hung on ceilings or drifted in the wind. Calder’s signature abstract style also translated well into large outdoor metal sculptures, like “La grande vitesse” (1969). Auguste Rodin is recognized for his mottled bronze sculptures, most notably “The Thinker” (1902) and “The Three Shades” (1886). Constantin Brancusi, also a bronze sculptor, created highly polished works like “Bird in Space” (1928). Other bronze sculptors include Donatello, Phidias, Myron, and Polykleitos. Other artists known for creating metal sculptures include Isamu Noguchi, Louise Bourgeois, Sir Anthony Caro, Mark di Suvero, Henri Matisse, Henry Moore, Edgar Degas, Alberto Giacometti, Jacob Epstein, and Umberto Boccioni.

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Metamorphosis, Sculpture image
Sculpture, 68.9 W x 71.7 H x 23.6 in
Dog, Sculpture image
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Our Lady of The Mule-shoe, Sculpture image
Sculpture, 5.9 W x 13.8 H x 5.5 in
Tavarua Queen Bed, Sculpture image
Sculpture, 62 W x 85 H x 84 in
United States
Balance, Sculpture image
Sculpture, 27.6 W x 47.2 H x 15.7 in
The Viking, Sculpture image
Sculpture, 28 W x 42 H x 19 in
United States
Desert Rain, Sculpture image
Sculpture, 5.9 W x 1.2 H x 18.9 in
United States
piegon, Sculpture image
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PLASTIK - SHARK, Sculpture image
Sculpture, 36.2 W x 35.4 H x 107.1 in
South Korea
UNTITLED I, Sculpture image
Sculpture, 28.3 W x 61.4 H x 19.7 in
Silver Maple, Sculpture image
Sculpture, 31 W x 29 H x 29 in
United States
Swings, Sculpture image
Sculpture, 137.8 W x 118.1 H x 157.5 in
United Kingdom
Omagiu, Sculpture image
Sculpture, 236.2 W x 433.1 H x 236.2 in
Que Muerte?, Sculpture image
Sculpture, 3 W x 9 H x 7 in
the revived death, Sculpture image
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Esculmau kidnappé par des fourmis, Sculpture image
Sculpture, 2.4 W x 6.7 H x 1.2 in
i am not going, Sculpture image
Sculpture, 5.9 W x 10.2 H x 0.5 in
A phone case, Sculpture image
Sculpture, 2.9 W x 6.8 H x 1.7 in
Fall of leaves, Sculpture image
Sculpture, 3.8 W x 8 H x 2.5 in
Kinetic Flow, Sculpture image
Sculpture, 24 W x 26 H x 13 in
Kiwi bird in metal, Sculpture image
Sculpture, 7 W x 11 H x 13 in
Figure and background Spoon 1 a/p, Sculpture image
Sculpture, 31.5 W x 78.7 H x 15.7 in
Costa Rica
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