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Street art Drawing

Today street art is present in many of our cities and it is becoming a major contemporary art movement. One way of defining street art is to say it includes all forms of art created in the street or more generally in public spaces. Key to this movement is the use of public spaces as a way of communicating with a large number of people.

The history of street art as we know it today, originated in the 1960s in the United States, in the city of Philadelphia with the development of graffiti. One man, wanting to profess his love and hoping to catch his loved one’s eye, started to write his name on walls throughout the city. Several others across the city imitated him. This was the birth of “tags”, a type a signature, often used to mark out territories but now used in art.

As the swinging 60s came to a close, graffiti had spread to several cities and had successfully reached New York, the city that would help project this new art form into the spotlight. The late 60s and early 70s were a time of rapid urbanisation, growing suburbs, and omnipresent advertising. The development of street art was also helped by the commercialisation of spray-paints - budding street artists could now easily have access to their medium of choice. The initial street art movement was linked to vandalism and graffiti could be found all over the city, on public or private property and on trains. Quik, Futura 2000 and Phase 2 were some of the most famous graffiti artists of the time.

The art movement made its debut in France in the early 1970s but it didn’t gain much recognition until the 1980s. Key players of the French street art movement include Blek le Rat, Jérôme Mesnager and Jef Aérosol.

Street art now comes in all shapes and sizes, from tagging to huge frescos as well as sculpture and drawings. As street art evolved and spread worldwide, new methods appeared including collage, stencilling and stickers. Increasingly, especially as the police enforced stricter laws on graffiti and punishment became more severe in the 1980s and 1990s, artists started to work in studios.

Gallery owners started to catch on to the trend and began to represent street artists. The first exhibition of graffiti art took place in 1972 in New York. Drawing eventually became a medium used by street artists. Graffiti artists let their imaginations run free using paper as their chosen support. They worked with a whole array of paper types, including Canson paper, newspaper and even bank notes, as demonstrated by Death NYC and Philippe Sainte Fauste…

As the movement’s importance in the art market grew more prominent, many artists feared its institutionalisation and believed that it undermined the movement’s very essence. Today, many artists combine street work and works created in a studio, using spray-paints, coloured pencils, chalk and charcoal. The street is now considered a helpful springboard for achieving recognition. Many of the most expensive street artists now work in urban areas legally often thanks to commissions. Some of today’s most famous street artists include: Jef Aérosol, Banksy and Miss Tic.

So why not buy a street art drawing from Artsper’s collection and treat yourself to a unique, modern or contemporary work of art? You will find a wide range of styles, including works by emerging and well-established artists. Don’t miss our selection of works from renowned contemporary street artists such as JR,JonOne and Shepard Fairey (Obey)!

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André Masson, Sans titre, Fine Art Drawings

André Masson

Sans titre, 1946
31 x 24 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$3,010

Jean-Jacques André, C /003, Fine Art Drawings

Jean-Jacques André

C /003, 2013
63 x 63 x 1 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$554

JonOne, Borders, Fine Art Drawings

JonOne

Borders, 2020
29.5 x 42 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$1,553

Jacques Villeglé, Rue du Quatre-septembre, 8 octobre 2018, Fine Art Drawings

Jacques Villeglé

Rue du Quatre-septembre, 8 octobre 2018, 2018
38.8 x 30.8 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$6,020

tizlu, Saving Audrey, Fine Art Drawings

tizlu

Saving Audrey, 2021
70 x 50 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$1,445

Quik (Lin Felton), Quik/Haze 1987, Fine Art Drawings

Quik (Lin Felton)

Quik/Haze 1987, 1987
26 x 20.3 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$2,288

Vikenti Komitski, Breath to Breath Connected from Blue Drawings, Fine Art Drawings

Vikenti Komitski

Breath to Breath Connected from Blue Drawings, 2020
31 x 40.5 x 0.1 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$1,385

John Matos Crash, Art in America, Fine Art Drawings

John Matos Crash

Art in America, 1986
50.8 x 40.6 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$10,234

Revolt, Black Book drawing, Fine Art Drawings

Revolt

Black Book drawing, 1983
20.3 x 26.7 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$963

Mara, Sans titre, Fine Art Drawings

Mara

Sans titre, 2019
105 x 75.5 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$602

Kashink, Sans titre, Fine Art Drawings

Kashink

Sans titre, 2019
57 x 35 x 1 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$722

Stom500, Mouse orchestra, Fine Art Drawings

Stom500

Mouse orchestra, 2020
40 x 30 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$638

EMPHI, Pattern, Fine Art Drawings

EMPHI

Pattern, 2020
35 x 35 x 0.1 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$592 $722

Rolf Julius, Untitled (14), Fine Art Drawings

Rolf Julius

Untitled (14), 2005
33.5 x 26.5 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$1,806

Caroline Veith, Des fôrets et des hommes, Fine Art Drawings

Caroline Veith

Des fôrets et des hommes, 2013
40 x 50 x 3 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$2,288

Mehdi Mirbagheri, Jack Danieel, Fine Art Drawings

Mehdi Mirbagheri

Jack Danieel, 2016
50 x 100 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$2,408

Christophe Faso, La dernière séance, Fine Art Drawings

Christophe Faso

La dernière séance, 2014
65 x 50 x 0.3 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$808

ARySQUE, Ceci est une conversation sérieuse et raisonnable, Fine Art Drawings

ARySQUE

Ceci est une conversation sérieuse et raisonnable, 2016
23 x 31 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$421

Parmis Sayous, La propriétaire #3, Fine Art Drawings

Parmis Sayous

La propriétaire #3, 2018
65 x 50 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$3,010

Tellas, The Forest, Fine Art Drawings

Tellas

The Forest, 2017
24 x 64 x 0.5 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$1,866

Moolinex, Baise moi, Fine Art Drawings

Moolinex

Baise moi, 2004
100 x 70 x 0.2 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$1,686

André Saraiva, Sans Titre, Fine Art Drawings

André Saraiva

Sans Titre, 2015
40 x 40 x 0.3 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$963

Tarek, Got Spirit (Skull + Couronne), Fine Art Drawings

Tarek

Got Spirit (Skull + Couronne), 2015
29.7 x 21 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$157

Toma Jankowski, Basquiat's dream, Fine Art Drawings

Toma Jankowski

Basquiat's dream, 2021
21 x 27 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$1,686

Mister Pee, Figure Libre, Fine Art Drawings

Mister Pee

Figure Libre, 2019
40 x 30 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$482

Camille Adra, Sans titre, Fine Art Drawings

Camille Adra

Sans titre, 2019
29 x 39 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$241

Thaddée, Les anneaux de Newton, Fine Art Drawings

Thaddée

Les anneaux de Newton, 2017
25 x 21.7 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$867

Ghost (aka Cousin Frank), Black Book Drawing, Fine Art Drawings

Ghost (aka Cousin Frank)

Black Book Drawing, 2020
11 x 14 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$482

Our recommendations JP Malot, Yo! Mickey Pow & Arrows!, Fine Art Drawings

JP Malot

Yo! Mickey Pow & Arrows!, 2018
70 x 50 x 1 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$963

Chanoir, Young Chanoir, Fine Art Drawings

Chanoir

Young Chanoir, 2020
47 x 27.9 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$2,500

Muriel Deumie, L'homme animal, Fine Art Drawings

Muriel Deumie

L'homme animal, 2020
60 x 80 x 2 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$891

Bebar, Hijo De La Luna, Fine Art Drawings

Bebar

Hijo De La Luna, 2019
73 x 53 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$963

Richard Saint-Amans, Caligraff 9, Fine Art Drawings

Richard Saint-Amans

Caligraff 9, 2018
56 x 76 x 0.1 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$662

Sifat, Mandala, Fine Art Drawings

Sifat

Mandala, 2016
40 x 30 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$963

Sun7, Sunset drawing, Fine Art Drawings

Sun7

Sunset drawing, 2016
70 x 50 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$1,445

Vincent Abadie Hafez a.k.a Zepha, Croisements 1, Fine Art Drawings

Vincent Abadie Hafez a.k.a Zepha

Croisements 1, 2019
61 x 46 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$1,204

Niark1, Suspicious Beast, Fine Art Drawings

Niark1

Suspicious Beast, 2019
65 x 50 x 0.1 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$1,312

Hell'O Collective, Untitled (#1), Fine Art Drawings

Hell'O Collective

Untitled (#1), 2014
42 x 30 x 5 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$1,204

Peter Klasen, Go Robinet, Fine Art Drawings

Peter Klasen

Go Robinet, 2013
60 x 80 x 3 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$14,447

Studio Abawé, No Futur, Fine Art Drawings

Studio Abawé

No Futur, 2019
49.2 x 59.3 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$710

Our recommendations Alex Konahin, L'Abeille - The Bee, Fine Art Drawings

Alex Konahin

L'Abeille - The Bee, 2012
33 x 46 x 1 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$1,926

Angelo Pioppo, Two Parrots with Cactus, Fine Art Drawings

Angelo Pioppo

Two Parrots with Cactus, 2020
60 x 42 x 0.1 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$831

2flui, Alphabet, Fine Art Drawings

2flui

Alphabet, 2020
42 x 29.7 x 0.1 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$132

Pichi & Avo, IMP Gaivs Jvlius Caesar, Fine Art Drawings

Pichi & Avo

IMP Gaivs Jvlius Caesar, 2017
61 x 64 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$1,565

Otto Schade, Ribboned Pink Panther, Fine Art Drawings

Otto Schade

Ribboned Pink Panther, 2020
42 x 42 x 1 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$903

Our recommendations Louis Lambert (3ttman), Dibujo 1, Fine Art Drawings

Louis Lambert (3ttman)

Dibujo 1, 2019
42 x 29.7 x 2 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$891

Monsieur Zéro, Circle, Fine Art Drawings

Monsieur Zéro

Circle, 2018
40 x 30 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$217

Alesko, Jardin de lune, Fine Art Drawings

Alesko

Jardin de lune, 2016
25.5 x 30.5 x 0.01 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$181

Nawar Haidar, Untitled 18, Fine Art Drawings

Nawar Haidar

Untitled 18, 2003
22 x 15 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$300

Thom Thom, Johanne afro bubble, Fine Art Drawings

Thom Thom

Johanne afro bubble, 2016
147 x 98 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$3,612

Shadee K, Argentine, Fine Art Drawings

Shadee K

Argentine, 2018
7 x 14.3 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$119

Skeda, Street Mona, Fine Art Drawings

Skeda

Street Mona, 2019
32 x 22 x 0.4 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$903

Abdulrahman Naanseh, Smile - Poem by Elia Abou Madi, Fine Art Drawings

Abdulrahman Naanseh

Smile - Poem by Elia Abou Madi, 2017
24 x 20 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$400

DER, Shogokin Ketma, Fine Art Drawings

DER

Shogokin Ketma, 2019
80 x 100 x 3 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$2,167

Mehrdad Rashidi, Sans titre, Fine Art Drawings

Mehrdad Rashidi

Sans titre, 2016
21 x 13 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$831

David Akinola, Don't Try To Analyse This, Fine Art Drawings

David Akinola

Don't Try To Analyse This, 2016
36 x 28 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$691

Futura 2000, Pointman Black, Fine Art Drawings

Futura 2000

Pointman Black, 2016
45.5 x 35.5 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$7,826

Matthieu Ribo, DFWM#04, Fine Art Drawings

Matthieu Ribo

DFWM#04, 2018
39 x 29 x 1.2 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$361

Laurent Perbos, Cléopâtre d'après Michelangela, Fine Art Drawings

Laurent Perbos

Cléopâtre d'après Michelangela, 2012
29 x 21 x 0.5 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$1,156

Tiago Magro, Natural Woman, Fine Art Drawings

Tiago Magro

Natural Woman, 2021
33 x 25.4 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$795

Elena Romanovskaya, Once upon a time 2, Fine Art Drawings

Elena Romanovskaya

Once upon a time 2, 2020
59.7 x 42 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$554

Enigme09, Enfance, Fine Art Drawings

Enigme09

Enfance, 2017
42 x 30 x 1 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$361

Yann Lazoo, Malka family, Fine Art Drawings

Yann Lazoo

Malka family, 1992
44 x 32 x 0.8 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$1,445

Dani Dan, Drawing #5, Fine Art Drawings

Dani Dan

Drawing #5, 2016
29 x 21 x 1 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$120

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