These Are the Most Expensive Sculptures in the World!

27 May 2015

These Are the Most Expensive Sculptures in the World!

Wondering which are the most expensive sculptures in the world? Ealuxe has the answer!

Unlike paintings, a sculpture is the branch of the visual arts that operates in 3 dimensions. They have been an expression of religion or politics for years.

The heyday of creative sculpting existed in the Greek and Roman empires, and multiple sculptures gained the attention of museums and private collectors.

Only 5 made the cut today. Let’s find out which are the highest priced sculptures in the world!

5Alberto Giacometti ‘Grand Tete Mince’ – Price: $53.3 million

We begin our top 5 list of the world’s costliest sculptures with the ‘Grand Tete Mince’.

Created in 1954 by Alberto Giacometti, ‘Grande Tete Mince’ is a bronze sculpture which was auctioned in 2010 and fetched $53.3 million.

‘Grande Tete Mince’, translated as ‘Large Thin Head’, has alternatively been known as ‘Grande Tete’ (‘Large Head’), ‘Grande Tete de Diego’ (‘Large Head of Diego’) and ‘Grande Tete Tranchante’ (‘Large Sharp Head’).

For a time the sculpture was the property of the Pierre Matisse Gallery in New York, before being sold to Sidney and Frances Brody in 1955.
Its dimensions are unusual, as you can see in the image, distorting the proportions to make the head tall and thin.

When viewed from different vantage points, Large Head of Diego seems to be two distinct heads. From the front the head is narrow; the effect is like looking straight on at a knife edge.
From the side the profile is full-bodied and dramatically silhouetted, completely contradicting the frontal view.‘ – Valerie Fletcher

Top 5 Most Expensive Sculptures in the World - EALUXE | Alberto Giacometti 'Grand Tete Mince'
Alberto Giacometti ‘Grand Tete Mince’ via antiquesandartireland.com
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