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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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A RESIN MODEL OF AN ELONGATED HUMAN SKULL
Dec 08, 2:00 PM GMT
A RESIN MODEL OF AN ELONGATED HUMAN SKULL
by Curated Auctions
Est: £50- £80
£302 Bids
2Fast - Red Soup Splash
Dec 04, 6:00 PM CET
2Fast - Red Soup Splash
by TGP Auction
Est: CHF300- CHF400
CHF2000 Bids
Jiji - Hi Panda Happy, 2016
Dec 15, 6:00 PM CET
Jiji - Hi Panda Happy, 2016
by TGP Auction
Est: CHF1,000- CHF1,200
CHF6500 Bids
Mr BRAINWASH (Né en 1966) , D’après Art is not a crime
Dec 10, 2:00 PM CET
Mr BRAINWASH (Né en 1966) , D’après Art is not a crime
by Louiza Auktion & Associés
Est: €1,000- €1,500
€1,0000 Bids
Mr BRAINWASH (Né en 1966) , D’après Art is not a crime
Dec 10, 2:00 PM CET
Mr BRAINWASH (Né en 1966) , D’après Art is not a crime
by Louiza Auktion & Associés
Est: €1,000- €1,500
€1,0000 Bids
Mr BRAINWASH (Né en 1966) , D’après Art is not a crime
Dec 10, 2:00 PM CET
Mr BRAINWASH (Né en 1966) , D’après Art is not a crime
by Louiza Auktion & Associés
Est: €1,000- €1,500
€1,0000 Bids
A Resin Coloumn
Dec 03, 1:00 PM EST
A Resin Coloumn
by Designer Homes of Central Florida
Est: $10- $100
$100 Bids
THIERRY GUETTA (1966- ) FRENCH (MR. BRAINWASH)
Dec 09, 7:00 PM EST
THIERRY GUETTA (1966- ) FRENCH (MR. BRAINWASH)
by Chamberlain Auction Gallery
Est: $5,000- $6,000
$1,3000 Bids
Vincet Sabatier - iPhone
Dec 04, 6:00 PM CET
Vincet Sabatier - iPhone
by TGP Auction
Est: CHF1,400- CHF1,600
CHF9000 Bids
Mr. Brainwash, Art is Not a Crime (blue)
Dec 07, 11:00 AM EST
Mr. Brainwash, Art is Not a Crime (blue)
by Rago Arts and Auction Center
Est: $1,200- $1,800
$1,0000 Bids
Britto "Big Apple" Hand Signed Limited Edition Sculpture; Authenticated.
Dec 06, 10:00 AM PST
Britto "Big Apple" Hand Signed Limited Edition Sculpture; Authenticated.
by Robinhood Auctions
Est: $1,240- $1,550
$3500 Bids
Mr. Brainwash- Life is Beautiful (Blue) "Resin Sculpture with Display Case"
Dec 06, 10:00 AM PST
Mr. Brainwash- Life is Beautiful (Blue) "Resin Sculpture with Display Case"
by Robinhood Auctions
Est: $5,550- $6,937
$2,5000 Bids
Britto "Big Apple II" Hand Signed Limited Edition Sculpture; Authenticated.
Dec 08, 10:00 AM PST
Britto "Big Apple II" Hand Signed Limited Edition Sculpture; Authenticated.
by Robinhood Auctions
Est: $1,240- $1,550
$3500 Bids
Mr. Brainwash- Life is Beautiful (Fragile Sticker) "Resin Sculpture with Display Case"
Dec 08, 10:00 AM PST
Mr. Brainwash- Life is Beautiful (Fragile Sticker) "Resin Sculpture with Display Case"
by Robinhood Auctions
Est: $5,550- $6,937
$2,5000 Bids
Yaoi KUSAMA (Née en 1929) Pumpkin jaune
Dec 10, 2:00 PM CET
Yaoi KUSAMA (Née en 1929) Pumpkin jaune
by Louiza Auktion & Associés
Est: €350- €400
€3500 Bids
Yayoi KUSAMA (Né en 1929) Pumpkin Red & White
Dec 10, 2:00 PM CET
Yayoi KUSAMA (Né en 1929) Pumpkin Red & White
by Louiza Auktion & Associés
Est: €350- €400
€3500 Bids
Vincet Sabatier - Chanel n°5
Dec 04, 6:00 PM CET
Vincet Sabatier - Chanel n°5
by TGP Auction
Est: CHF1,400- CHF1,600
CHF9000 Bids
Mr. Brainwash- Resin Sculpture "Art Is Not a Crime (Chrome Pink)"
Dec 11, 10:00 AM PST
Mr. Brainwash- Resin Sculpture "Art Is Not a Crime (Chrome Pink)"
by Robinhood Auctions
Est: $2,400- $3,000
$1,0000 Bids
Mr. Brainwash- Life is Beautiful (White) "Resin Sculpture with Display Case"
Dec 11, 10:00 AM PST
Mr. Brainwash- Life is Beautiful (White) "Resin Sculpture with Display Case"
by Robinhood Auctions
Est: $5,550- $6,937
$2,2500 Bids
Mr. Brainwash- Life is Beautiful (Black) "Resin Sculpture with Display Case"
Dec 11, 10:00 AM PST
Mr. Brainwash- Life is Beautiful (Black) "Resin Sculpture with Display Case"
by Robinhood Auctions
Est: $5,550- $6,937
$2,2500 Bids
YAYOI KUSAMA - Naoshima Red Pumpkin
Dec 13, 5:00 PM CET
YAYOI KUSAMA - Naoshima Red Pumpkin
by Subastas Segre
Est: €0- €0
€6000 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Resin Sculptures


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