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Resin Sculptures

Resin sculpture refers to sculptures cast using fiberglass resin. This durable, lightweight material can be painted and glazed to resemble a variety of other materials including stone, marble, or even porcelain. It has become a popular material for creating smaller statues, figurines, jewelry, and other collectible items.

Resin is created from a combination of materials such as urethane, epoxy, polyester, and silicone. After the sculptor has created an original model from clay or wax, a mold is created by covering the model with a liquid molding material. The mold is then separated into individual molds for different parts of the sculpture, and a liquid resin mixture is poured in to create the resin sculpture.

The use of resin by artists is new, but it is an increasingly popular material choice due to its relative affordability and the ability to make multiple copies with ease. Artists such as Nick Cave and Mike Kelley have incorporated resin into their sculptural and installation works.


Quick Facts

  • Nick Cave's metal-framed resin sculpture "Soundsuit" sold at Sotheby's New York in November 2015 for $150,000
  • Mike Kelley's "City 6/No. 1" made of a combination of acrylic, resin, and wood sold at Sotheby's New York in May 2011 for $98,500
  • A common issue for sculptors during the casting process is the formation of air bubbles in the resin. The incorporation of powdered bronze helps this issue

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Yayoi KUSAMA (1929), d'après Yellow pumpkin
Jun 22, 2:00 PM CEST
Yayoi KUSAMA (1929), d'après Yellow pumpkin
by Carvajal SVV
Est: €300- €400
€3002 Bids
Yayoi Kusama “Pumpkin” (Violet and white)
Jun 22, 4:00 PM CEST
Yayoi Kusama “Pumpkin” (Violet and white)
by Felima Art Casa D'Aste
Est: €300- €500
€202 Bids
Yayoi Kusama “Pumpkin” (Yellow and black)
Jun 22, 4:00 PM CEST
Yayoi Kusama “Pumpkin” (Yellow and black)
by Felima Art Casa D'Aste
Est: €300- €500
€101 Bid
Yayoi Kusama “Pumpkin” (White and black)
Jun 22, 4:00 PM CEST
Yayoi Kusama “Pumpkin” (White and black)
by Felima Art Casa D'Aste
Est: €300- €500
€101 Bid
Yayoi Kusama “Pumpkin” (Yellow and black)
Jun 22, 4:00 PM CEST
Yayoi Kusama “Pumpkin” (Yellow and black)
by Felima Art Casa D'Aste
Est: €300- €500
€101 Bid
ANGELA CONNER (BRITISH B. 1935), SPACE PILLAR I (BLACK SPOT ILLUSION)
Jul 11, 10:30 AM BST
ANGELA CONNER (BRITISH B. 1935), SPACE PILLAR I (BLACK SPOT ILLUSION)
by Dreweatts 1759 Fine Sales
Est: £800- £1,200
£4000 Bids
Romero Britto- Limited Edition Resin Sculpture "Deeply in Love"
Jun 20, 10:00 AM PDT
Romero Britto- Limited Edition Resin Sculpture "Deeply in Love"
by Robinhood Auctions
Est: $1,284- $1,605
$5000 Bids
Shepard Fairey (American 1970-), 'Peace Fingers', 2023
Jun 19, 6:00 PM BST
Shepard Fairey (American 1970-), 'Peace Fingers', 2023
by Tate Ward Auctions
Est: £600- £800
£6000 Bids
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YAYOI KUSAMA (1929) - SCULPTURE - Pumpkin red
Jun 22, 7:30 PM CEST
YAYOI KUSAMA (1929) - SCULPTURE - Pumpkin red
by Absolute Auction
Est: €450- €550
€3500 Bids
Yayoi KUSAMA (Né en 1929) D’après Pumpkin Red & White
Jun 29, 2:00 PM CEST
Yayoi KUSAMA (Né en 1929) D’après Pumpkin Red & White
by Louiza Auktion & Associés
Est: €350- €400
€3500 Bids
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YAYOI KUSAMA (né en 1929)
Jun 23, 3:00 PM CEST
YAYOI KUSAMA (né en 1929)
by Absolute Auction
Est: €600- €800
€3500 Bids
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AUGUSTE
Jun 23, 8:00 PM CEST
AUGUSTE
by Absolute Auction
Est: €7,000- €8,000
€5,0000 Bids
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AUGUSTE
Jun 23, 8:00 PM CEST
AUGUSTE
by Absolute Auction
Est: €7,000- €8,000
€5,0000 Bids
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EPOKONE (né en 1982)
Jun 23, 8:00 PM CEST
EPOKONE (né en 1982)
by Absolute Auction
Est: €30,000- €35,000
€20,0000 Bids
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Yayoi Kusama (1929) : SCULPTURE - Pumpkin yellow
Jun 22, 7:30 PM CEST
Yayoi Kusama (1929) : SCULPTURE - Pumpkin yellow
by Absolute Auction
Est: €450- €550
€3500 Bids
Yayoi Kusama (b.1929) Pumpkins
Jul 03, 1:00 PM BST
Yayoi Kusama (b.1929) Pumpkins
by Forum Auctions - UK
Est: £500- £700
£4000 Bids
INVADER (Né en 1969) 3D Little big space, 2022
Jun 29, 2:00 PM CEST
INVADER (Né en 1969) 3D Little big space, 2022
by Louiza Auktion & Associés
Est: €1,600- €1,800
€1,6000 Bids
Romero Britto “Cheryl”
Jun 23, 8:00 PM EDT
Romero Britto “Cheryl”
by Art Lovers Anonymous Auctions
Est: $4,300- $5,500
$3,0000 Bids
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Richard Orlinski (Né en 1966), Pompon, 2023
Jun 22, 7:30 PM CEST
Richard Orlinski (Né en 1966), Pompon, 2023
by Absolute Auction
Est: €2,000- €2,500
€1,5000 Bids
YAYOI KUSAMA (1929-), PUMPKIN ORNAMENTS (RED & YELLOW)
Jun 30, 11:00 AM JST
YAYOI KUSAMA (1929-), PUMPKIN ORNAMENTS (RED & YELLOW)
by Fukuoka Yumekai Auction
Est: ¥0- ¥0
¥10,0000 Bids
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YAYOI KUSAMA (né en 1929)
Jun 23, 3:00 PM CEST
YAYOI KUSAMA (né en 1929)
by Absolute Auction
Est: €600- €800
€3500 Bids

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