A limited sculpture edition is part of a unique series of work. We restrict the number of sculptures produced to maintain exclusivity.
Sculpture editions on Avant Arte
Limited-edition sculptures in glass, bronze, wood, and more. Created in collaboration with leading contemporary artists.
Sculpture edition insights
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Quick guide to buying a sculpture edition
Consider the dimensions of the sculpture and where you want to display it. Does it fit? How will it interact with its surroundings?
Take into account the weight of the piece, which is noted on the edition page. Heavy works may require advance planning for installation and placement.
- Shelves or pre-existing surfaces are not the only options for displaying a sculpture – consider using a plinth! Tip: many collectors use our custom sculpture boxes as plinths. Or, for a more premium option, a turning plinth will let you view the work at 360 degrees.
Don’t be intimidated by the upkeep of a sculptural work. Always feel free to ask our team for advice on the best way to care for the sculpture. It's often as easy as dusting with a microfibre cloth!
- Consider the colour and finish of the work. How will it compliment or contrast the rest of your home? Glass works, for example, will reflect back their surroundings – something to keep in mind when you’re imagining where to place a sculpture.
- Is there enough natural light to illuminate the sculpture? If not then you may need to consider artificial lighting, like spotlights or lamps. As sculptures are 3D objects, light has a big impact on the way a work looks when displayed in a space – from the finish of the sculpture to the shadows it casts.
When installing a large or heavy artwork, we recommend placing baize or some other material underneath in order to avoid scratching or damaging your furniture.
If you’re unsure, get in contact with our team to ask!
A sculpture piece is sometimes subject to evolve with time.
Bronze or wood works might shift slightly in colour, for example. We think this is a beautiful example of how art lives and grows with us! But if you’re ever worried that something is not right with your work, let us know.
Make sure the work isn’t in the way of daily life and could get knocked over.
Smaller items work really well on mantelpieces or shelves, as close to eye level as possible. Larger sculptures look great at turning points so that you can appreciate them from different angles
- When handling a sculpture, make sure to use gloves. When you buy a sculpture from Avant Arte this will be provided.
Sculptors at work
Studio visits are a tradition shared between artists, curators and gallery owners, meant to facilitate meaningful discussions. During a studio visit, an artist will tour their studio space, showing completed or unfinished pieces, and sharing the nuances of their creative process while illuminating themes and ideas most critical to their work. Studio visits answer a visitor’s most burning questions, like why a sculptor chose to work with ceramics. Or the reasoning behind the colours used.
The discourse brought on by studio visits has the power to deepen a collector’s understanding of their favourite work and the artist who conceptualised it. The thing is, collectors can’t take part in such visits, which can alienate them from the work they own and the artists they love. To bridge this gap, we give collectors access to conversations they wouldn’t get anywhere else by filming our studio visits and posting them on our website.
At Avant Arte, we’re obsessed with empowering collectors by providing exciting opportunities that they might not otherwise have, and that runs deeper than giving collectors the opportunity to buy outstanding works. We give collectors exciting opportunities to learn, understand and enrich their relationship with art.
If you want to learn more about sculptures and the artists who create them, consider watching a sculptor studio visit.
FAQs for sculpture editions
Yes, 100%. Every artist we work with has a unique story to tell, and we strive to uphold these stories. To do this, we collaborate with our artists at each step of the process. Additionally, our artists review and approve the final editions before we release their work.
Most of our limited sculpture editions come with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity (COA) signed by the artist. Additionally, the artist signs, marks or numbers each limited sculpture edition by hand, to further authenticate their work.
We send finished work in a wooden box that has been custom-built for your piece. Inside the package, you’ll find shipping labels and any necessary customs documents. If applicable, your package will also contain the Certificate of Authenticity, signed by the artist.
Every order includes a pair of handling gloves. They help keep works free of dirt or fingerprints. Always take extra care when opening the package and unwrapping the sculpture.
No. The copyright is not transferred to the purchaser of the edition.