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Browse our wide-ranging selection of over 6,905 original modern 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

Modern sculptures evolved from a series of movements and styles that sought to criticize traditional Western art in the late 1800s. If you’re an admirer of modernist sculpture movements including Surrealism, Abstract Expressionism, Minimalism, Cubism, Formalism, and Pop Art, we invite you to explore the many modern sculptures for sale on Saatchi Art. Our sculptors hail from around the world and represent some of the most talented emerging artists working today. You’ll find sculptures in a variety of mediums including clay, bronze, and glass in an array of sizes and prices to suit your space and budget. Explore our vast selection today.

Traditional painting and sculpture consisted of mostly allegorical and religious figurative works that did not reflect the changing quality of life during this newly industrialized period. Modern artists aimed to instead create a purely aesthetic art that referred only to its own existence as opposed to objects in the real world. In sculpture, this aim translated into less realistic approaches to figuration and eventually into pure abstraction. Sculptors from different movements each had their own take on this new subject matter, but the idea of creating art for art’s sake was prevalent throughout their works. Modern sculptural traditions still influence contemporary artists, resulting in minimalist styles and large abstract public works.  

Sculpture paralleled corresponding modernist painting movements. Impressionist sculptors, for example, created works characterized by rough textures similar to those of rapid Impressionist brushstrokes. Cubist sculpture demonstrated a play with multiple perspectives and flattened planes and shapes, while Constructivist works highlighted the actual mediums, like metal and glass, used to create the sculpture. Later modernist movements saw a move away from studio practices to that of the readymade and found object. Many Dada and Surrealist sculptures are composed of objects, like high heels, bicycle wheels, and coat racks, that artists found, arranged, and recontextualized as works of art. Other movements associated with modern sculptures include geometric abstraction, suprematism, futurism, and abstract expressionism.

Auguste Rodin is often considered to be the first modern sculptor, known for his mottled bronze sculptures like “The Thinker” (1902) and  “The Kiss” (1882). Paul Gauguin made modern clay sculptures inspired by his travels to Tahiti. His work “Oviri” is a small full-length portrait. Pablo Picasso played with perspective and depth in his Cubist construction “Guitar” (1912). Constantin Brancusi is known for his highly polished and abstract bronze works like “Beginning of the World” (1924). Other famous modern sculptures include Impressionist Edgar Degas’ “Little Dancer, Aged Fourteen” (1922), Surrealist Alberto Giacometti’s “Woman with Her Throat Cut” (1932), and Dadaist Marcel Duchamp’s “Fountain” (1917). Other modern sculptors include Umberto Boccioni, Aristide Maillol, Henri Matisse, Joan Miro, Kurt Schwitters, Alexander Calder, Vladimir Tatlin, Salvador Dali, Meret Oppenheim, Jacob Epstein, and Aleksandr Rodchenko.

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Frequency, Sculpture image
Sculpture, 66.9 W x 66.9 H x 39.4 in
United Kingdom
$42,000
Hot field, Sculpture image
Sculpture, 39.4 W x 56.3 H x 2 in
$2,875
Moon Aura - 04, Sculpture image
Sculpture, 12 W x 12 H x 0.8 in
United States
$765
An attempt to balance, Sculpture image
Sculpture, 39.4 W x 39.4 H x 2 in
$1,775
Moon Aura #05, Sculpture image
Sculpture, 12 W x 12 H x 0.8 in
United States
$765
Gaia, Sculpture image
Sculpture, 11.8 W x 11.8 H x 2.6 in
South Africa
$1,094
Something completely new, Sculpture image
Sculpture, 78.7 W x 39.4 H x 2 in
$3,540
The truth is inside, Sculpture image
Sculpture, 39.4 W x 39.4 H x 2 in
$1,675
How To Grow, Sculpture image
Sculpture, 11.8 W x 11.8 H x 2.6 in
South Africa
$1,094
Dark Nebulae, Sculpture image
Sculpture, 12 W x 12 H x 3.1 in
South Africa
$999
Relief With Orange Circle, Sculpture image
Sculpture, 15.7 W x 28.3 H x 1.6 in
United Kingdom
$580
Bands of happiness, Sculpture image
Sculpture, 39.4 W x 39.4 H x 2 in
$1,575
Gone with the Wind / 3D Unique Golden sculpture, Sculpture image
Sculpture, 38.6 W x 38.6 H x 1.6 in
$1,190
Inflatable, Sculpture image
Sculpture, 27.6 W x 66.9 H x 63 in
$2,010
Passageways, Sculpture image
Sculpture, 17.7 W x 21.7 H x 2 in
United Kingdom
$480
Nefertiti III, Sculpture image
Sculpture, 25.6 W x 104.3 H x 25.6 in
United Kingdom
$22,000
Chaos, Sculpture image
Sculpture, 19.8 W x 19.8 H x 1 in
United States
$1,970
Needle rock., Sculpture image
Sculpture, 44.1 W x 20.9 H x 29.5 in
Netherlands
$3,750
Platon, Sculpture image
Sculpture, 40 W x 40 H x 2 in
United States
$5,410
Between the nucleus, Sculpture image
Sculpture, 8.5 W x 8.5 H x 3.1 in
South Africa
$693
Lost in Emerald / Round Sculpture Wall Art, Sculpture image
Sculpture, 34.6 W x 34.6 H x 1.2 in
$800
Leisure Class, Sculpture image
Sculpture, 23 W x 23 H x 1 in
United States
$2,470
Prints from $49
Number Thirty-Eight, Vertebrate Companion Series, Sculpture image
United States
$1,270
People #Black and White, Sculpture image
Sculpture, 72 W x 48 H x 4 in
United States
$40,750
Prints from $40
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