With artworks from ten different European countries, and 337 artworks in all, Sonsbeek '58 again gave an overview of European sculpture. This time there was still an emphasis on French sculpture, which was then consistently still seen as the starting point of innovation. But this edition also had a new focus on more recent developments in other European countries.
Thanks to the 80 sculptures made by Italian artists, for example, visitors got an idea of what was going on there in terms of sculpture. Compared to previous editions, this edition also had more works by German artists. A major discrepancy had also since arisen between the works of deceased artists such as Honoré Daumier (who died in 1879) and Auguste Rodin (who died in 1917), and innovative works by young artists such as Andre Volten (born in 1925).