Sculptural works are an increasingly popular decorative element of houses and flats, outdoor sculptures often appear in private gardens and public spaces. If you appreciate the value of sculptures made on the basis of designs by contemporary artists, you are looking for a sculpture by a well-known sculptor or you undertake sculptures and would like to sell your artwork, be sure to visit the Artbidy auction house.

Where to sell sculptures?

Today, it is not enough to just make sculptures, you also need to know where to exhibit them, where to sell them and how to do it. Fortunately, today we have much greater access to technology, thanks to which the art of sculpture also finds its buyers. All you need is a bit of will and time.

In addition to the traditional form of selling smaller and larger sculptures through the auction house, there is also another way. Selling a decorative sculpture nowadays is extremely easy, mainly thanks to the Internet access. Auction houses such as Artbidy offer, among others:.

How to legally sell your sculptures?

From 2018, it is possible to run a business without the obligation to register it. This form of business may be chosen by persons whose monthly income from the sale of handicrafts (e.g. contemporary sculpture) does not exceed 50% of the minimum wage.

However, if you do not sell continuously, you do not have to set up a business, and the sale of each of your works will be subject to income tax - unless you have been in possession of the work for more than 6 months, then you do not have to pay income tax. You can also use the help of the Artbidy auction house.

Where can you exhibit your sculptures?

In the past, to see cult sculptures (e.g. statues of Polish kings), be able to admire ancient sculpture, trace the development of sculpture on examples (from ancient sculpture, through the process of creating sculptures in subsequent eras: late Baroque Roman sculpture, examples of 16th-century sculpture and 18th-century sculpture century and subsequent epochs, up to Polish contemporary sculpture) or to see a famous painting, you had to go to a gallery or museum. Now, thanks to technological developments, there are more ways to share your art - or sculpture projects - with a wider audience: through channels such as your own blog, website or even social media. There are also online galleries and auction houses, such as Artbidy.

Why is it worth using Artbidy?

Artbidy has been operating since 2013 as the world's first online auction house. Today, it is one of the main auction houses in Poland, which successfully continues its mission of promoting art, including Polish and foreign sculptures, antiques and paintings. Artbidy has been cooperating with the best appraisers and experts in the field of art for years, both in Poland and abroad.

Where to buy sculptures?

In addition to websites, sculptures can be purchased in art galleries. There are also many shops with sculptures for sale, although these are more small gifts, not monumental sculptures that can be placed in the living room or garden (e.g. in municipal sculpture parks).

There are many opportunities to both purchase sculptures and auction many already completed sculpture projects. There are many ways to do this - you just need to choose the way that suits your preferences. If you feel better on the Internet and you are familiar with auctions, use professional websites and offers of auction houses, such as Artbidy - it is a solution that ensures security and anonymity.

What are the different types of sculpture?

There are several types of classification of sculptures. We divide them due to the shape: full sculptures and bas-reliefs, the so-called. reliefs. There is also a distinction between free-standing and group sculptures - such sculptures depicted figures in their entirety, heads or busts, this category also includes a monumental sculpture. A separate category are zoomorphic sculptures depicting real or fantastic animals. One can also distinguish the trend of creating sculptures depicting elements of flora and abstract sculptural forms. Each of the sculptures - decorative or architectural sculptures - can be made using various techniques. Many of them are also available in the Artbidy gallery.

Wood sculpture

The technique of making a wood sculpture is extremely popular and allows you to use the characteristics of a particular piece of wood. Each of them is really different, which is why wooden sculptures are so unique and almost impossible to fake. Even a very famous sculpture made of a different wooden branch will stand out from the original.

Stone sculpture

Stone is one of the oldest sculptural raw materials. Stone sculptures are most often made of marble or sandstone, and for some stone sculptures, artists also use clay casting. From the beginning of sculpture, artists have appreciated stone as a sculptural raw material, because it allows you to show a given figure or object three-dimensionally and highlight many details that will give the work a natural look. The most famous stone sculptures include, for example, Venus de Milo and Michelangelo's David, which gained recognition in the Baroque period. Especially among the larger sculptures, stone was used: monumental sculpture and portrait sculpture made of stone used to be used primarily to immortalize famous people.

Monumental sculpture

Monumental sculptures adorn streets and squares all over the world. They usually depict a person or a group of people with attributes, in epoch-making clothes. A monumental sculpture is very often a work presenting historical figures with elements that accompanied them during their lives (professional attributes, instruments, animals or plants. One example of a monumental sculpture may be the sculpture of John Paul II, located in the underground of the Wieliczka Salt Mine.

Portrait sculpture

The first portrait sculptures were created in ancient Rome and Greece - they showed a human face, they were especially popular at magnate courts. They spread especially among wealthy families and rulers. In the category of portrait sculptures, a rich group consists of tomb sculptures, as well as sculptures in the type of Roman portraits, in which the artists wanted to reflect the facial features and emotions of the portrayed person as faithfully as possible.