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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

Recommended Items at Auction

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Romero Britto"For You II" Hand Signed Limited Edition Sculpture; Authenticated.
Oct 31, 10:00 AM PDT
Romero Britto"For You II" Hand Signed Limited Edition Sculpture; Authenticated.
by Robinhood Auctions
Est: $1,465- $1,832
$2501 Bid
Mr. Brainwash - Life is Beautiful - Green
Nov 11, 12:00 PM EST
Mr. Brainwash - Life is Beautiful - Green
by Dane Fine Art Auctions
Est: $4,000- $5,500
$1,5000 Bids
§ GAVIN TURK (BRITISH B. 1967)
Nov 03, 2:00 PM GMT
§ GAVIN TURK (BRITISH B. 1967)
by Chiswick Auctions
Est: £300- £500
£300 Bids
UECKER, GÜNTHER: "Electronic Salat".
Nov 03, 2:00 PM CET
UECKER, GÜNTHER: "Electronic Salat".
by Dobiaschofsky Auktionen AG
Est: CHF400- CHF700
CHF3300 Bids
Daniel Arsham - Eroded Brillo Box (white), 2020
Nov 07, 6:00 PM CET
Daniel Arsham - Eroded Brillo Box (white), 2020
by TGP Auction
Est: CHF7,000- CHF8,000
CHF4,2500 Bids
Romero Britto"Big Apple" Hand Signed Limited Edition Sculpture; Authenticated.
Nov 02, 10:00 AM PDT
Romero Britto"Big Apple" Hand Signed Limited Edition Sculpture; Authenticated.
by Robinhood Auctions
Est: $1,440- $1,800
$2500 Bids
Mr. Brainwash Chrome-Painted Resin Sculpture "Hard Candy - Blue"
Oct 28, 10:00 AM PDT
Mr. Brainwash Chrome-Painted Resin Sculpture "Hard Candy - Blue"
by Robinhood Auctions
Est: $1,500- $2,500
$1,0000 Bids
A Resin Igloo
Oct 30, 1:00 PM EDT
A Resin Igloo
by Designer Homes of Central Florida
Est: $10- $100
$100 Bids
Mr. Brainwash Chrome-Painted Resin Sculpture "Hard Candy - Yellow"
Oct 28, 10:00 AM PDT
Mr. Brainwash Chrome-Painted Resin Sculpture "Hard Candy - Yellow"
by Robinhood Auctions
Est: $1,500- $2,500
$1,0000 Bids
Mr. Brainwash Chrome-Painted Resin Sculpture "Hard Candy - Pink"
Oct 28, 10:00 AM PDT
Mr. Brainwash Chrome-Painted Resin Sculpture "Hard Candy - Pink"
by Robinhood Auctions
Est: $1,500- $2,500
$1,0000 Bids
Mr. Brainwash Chrome-Painted Resin Sculpture "Hard Candy - Red"
Oct 28, 10:00 AM PDT
Mr. Brainwash Chrome-Painted Resin Sculpture "Hard Candy - Red"
by Robinhood Auctions
Est: $1,500- $2,500
$1,0000 Bids
Arman - Mini Galaxy, 1970
Nov 09, 6:00 PM CET
Arman - Mini Galaxy, 1970
by TGP Auction
Est: CHF13,000- CHF15,000
CHF8,0000 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Resin Sculptures


Robinhood Auctions

Robinhood Auctions

TGP Auction

TGP Auction

Dobiaschofsky Auktionen AG

Dobiaschofsky Auktionen AG

Tajan

Tajan