Unlikely props

Art has always reflected the era we live in.
At a time when mass consumption has reached a record high, art has become a concrete means to denounce the excesses of our society as it is today althewhile offering solutions and alternatives to them.

Playing with the utilitarian aspect of an object to turn it into a piece of art is a recent approach that reveals the issues of overconsumption and waste.
« Make beauty out of ashes » could be many artists’ motto, like Marcel Duchamp who was a pioneer in the field with his « ready made » works, or even César.
By recycling and recuperating objects and reinterpreting their primary functions, some artists have turned everything and nothing into new artistic materials. Creating visually interesting pieces, they invite us to think different !

Artsper has selected a series of original artworks that all have props so unlikely they influence the meaning, originality and esthetic value of the work.

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Ben, Je suis dans la lune, Painting

Ben

Je suis dans la lune, 2013
76 x 76 x 6 cm
Painting

18 000 €

Theo Haggai, Untitled, Painting

Theo Haggai

Untitled, 2014
100 x 142 cm
Painting

1 800 €

Guy Denning, Paradis est ici, Print

Guy Denning

Paradis est ici, 2015
65 x 92 cm
Print

300 €

Petros Chrisostomou, Spondilos, Photography

Petros Chrisostomou

Spondilos, 2007
35 x 27 cm
Photography

1 500 €

Bastien Cuenot, Wild World, Sculpture

Bastien Cuenot

Wild World, 2013
25 x 20 x 20 cm
Sculpture

2 800 €

Natasha Lacroix, Monument, Print

Natasha Lacroix

Monument, 2014
100 x 200 cm
Print

3 900 €

Nicolas Cazalé, L'envol, Sculpture

Nicolas Cazalé

L'envol, 2016
106 x 115 x 25 cm
Sculpture

3 500 €

Luca Gnizio, FORDesert - Tableau, Sculpture

Luca Gnizio

FORDesert - Tableau, 2016
55 x 100 x 35 cm
Sculpture

4 300 €

Gaia du Rivau, L'apparition, Painting

Gaia du Rivau

L'apparition, 2015
91 x 63 x 5 cm
Painting

1 200 €

Jérémie Paul, La botte , Sculpture

Jérémie Paul

La botte , 2012
30 x 22 x 10 cm
Sculpture

800 €

Etcaetera, Park, Drawing

Etcaetera

Park, 2016
100 x 100 x 6 cm
Drawing

1 900 €

Koffi Mens, James Brown, Painting

Koffi Mens

James Brown, 2016
150 x 150 x 3 cm
Painting

2 500 €

Tuco, Manimal cat in wood box, Painting

Tuco

Manimal cat in wood box, 2016
38 x 46 x 10 cm
Painting

500 €

Wolf Vostell, Composition pour les JO, Print

Wolf Vostell

Composition pour les JO, 1992
90 x 63 cm
Print

300 €

Carine Manjoo, Une matinée à la chasse, Painting

Carine Manjoo

Une matinée à la chasse, 2013
60 x 73 x 3 cm
Painting

600 €

Jean-Michel Faudemer, Série "Magie du Chaos", Drawing

Jean-Michel Faudemer

Série "Magie du Chaos", 2015
30 x 30 cm
Drawing

250 €

Guillaume Lamazou, To dress up, Photography

Guillaume Lamazou

To dress up, 2013
20 x 20 x 3 cm
Photography

100 €

Monika Czarska, Composition VII, Painting

Monika Czarska

Composition VII, 2010
20 x 20 cm
Painting

200 €

Koffi Mens, Michael Jackson, Painting

Koffi Mens

Michael Jackson, 2016
150 x 160 x 3 cm
Painting

2 500 €

Tilman, Anywhere Now 19.15, Sculpture

Tilman

Anywhere Now 19.15, 2015
110 x 120 x 4 cm
Sculpture

7 448 €

Peter Soriano, L.I.C., Painting

Peter Soriano

L.I.C., 2015
38 x 98 cm
Painting

2 464 €

Carine Manjoo, Deux chients, Painting

Carine Manjoo

Deux chients, 2013
50 x 100 x 3 cm
Painting

650 €

Tsuyu, Water / Mother Lime Green, Sculpture

Tsuyu

Water / Mother Lime Green, 2016
50 x 15 x 15 cm
Sculpture

1 100 €

Alessandro Vianello, Crushed Coca-Cola Red-B, Sculpture

Alessandro Vianello

Crushed Coca-Cola Red-B, 2016
75 x 50 cm
Sculpture

Sold out

Alessandro Vianello, Crushed Coca-Cola Silver-W, Sculpture

Alessandro Vianello

Crushed Coca-Cola Silver-W, 2016
75 x 50 cm
Sculpture

490 €

Nal-Vad, Niconu-Nivu, Painting

Nal-Vad

Niconu-Nivu, 2012
68 x 68 x 5 cm
Painting

2 500 €

Tilman, Stack 42.06, Painting

Tilman

Stack 42.06, 2006
50 x 41 x 11 cm
Painting

3 416 €

Eugène Barricade, You are here, We are not, Painting

Eugène Barricade

You are here, We are not, 2016
84 x 94 x 3 cm
Painting

Sold out

Larbi Cherkaoui, Sans titre, Drawing

Larbi Cherkaoui

Sans titre, 2015
80 x 120 x 5 cm
Drawing

4 800 €

Onemizer, Le fou copie l'artiste, Painting

Onemizer

Le fou copie l'artiste, 2016
90 x 60 x 5 cm
Painting

Sold out

Boom Art, Disney Orgy Limited Skateboard by Wally Wood 1967 / 2 boards, Print

Boom Art

Disney Orgy Limited Skateboard by Wally Wood 1967 / 2 boards, 2013
40 x 80 x 1 cm
Print

210 €

Caroline Leite, 291215_201315 - Au bord de nuit, Photography

Caroline Leite

291215_201315 - Au bord de nuit, 2016
20 x 15 x 1 cm
Photography

630 €

Pascal Pilate, Voir au-delà, Painting

Pascal Pilate

Voir au-delà, 2016
20 x 20 x 4 cm
Painting

Sold out

Marie-Laure Gérard-Becuwe, Surtout ne pas lâcher, Sculpture

Marie-Laure Gérard-Becuwe

Surtout ne pas lâcher, 2016
98 x 55 x 10 cm
Sculpture

Sold out

Giuliano Gaigher, Metterre in Movimento, Sculpture

Giuliano Gaigher

Metterre in Movimento, 2016
35 x 32 x 9 cm
Sculpture

2 800 €

Debra Ramsay, Winter's desire, Painting

Debra Ramsay

Winter's desire, 2015
51 x 77 cm
Painting

Sold out

Debra Ramsay, A Year of Color, Adjusted for Day Length, Painting

Debra Ramsay

A Year of Color, Adjusted for Day Length, 2014
102 x 153 cm
Painting

5 488 €

Enitram, Bouquet Multicolor, Painting

Enitram

Bouquet Multicolor, 2014
97 x 146 x 4 cm
Painting

Sold out

Pascal Pilate, Circle purple, Painting

Pascal Pilate

Circle purple, 2016
127 x 127 x 6 cm
Painting

7 700 €

Emily Marjot, Happy Pills IV, Sculpture

Emily Marjot

Happy Pills IV, 2013
25 x 25 cm
Sculpture

185 €

Petros Chrisostomou, Wasted Youth (25 Ashbourne Ave), Photography

Petros Chrisostomou

Wasted Youth (25 Ashbourne Ave), 2008
100 x 80 x 5 cm
Photography

4 500 €

Petros Chrisostomou, Forever, Photography

Petros Chrisostomou

Forever, 2008
35 x 27 cm
Photography

1 500 €

Petros Chrisostomou, Untitled (Studio, Jackson Avenue), Photography

Petros Chrisostomou

Untitled (Studio, Jackson Avenue), 2013
35 x 27 cm
Photography

1 500 €

Nal-Vad, Sans titre, Painting

Nal-Vad

Sans titre, 2012
51 x 53 x 3 cm
Painting

1 500 €

Brno Del Zou, Ailatan #2, Photography

Brno Del Zou

Ailatan #2, 2013
100 x 90 x 16 cm
Photography

3 200 €

Natasha Lacroix, State of mind II, Print

Natasha Lacroix

State of mind II, 2014
98 x 170 cm
Print

3 900 €

Brno Del Zou, Léna, Photography

Brno Del Zou

Léna, 2014
100 x 80 x 16 cm
Photography

3 200 €

Peter Soriano, L.I.C. (Blue), Painting

Peter Soriano

L.I.C. (Blue), 2015
98 x 98 cm
Painting

3 472 €

Eric Zener, Surfacing, Drawing

Eric Zener

Surfacing, 2014
81 x 104 cm
Drawing

36 000 €

Sovann Nou, Untitled 30, Painting

Sovann Nou

Untitled 30, 2016
80 x 80 x 5 cm
Painting

2 300 €

Cedric Avril, Kellog's Box, Sculpture

Cedric Avril

Kellog's Box, 2016
54 x 43 x 64 cm
Sculpture

900 €

Etcaetera, Jeune fille à la perle, Drawing

Etcaetera

Jeune fille à la perle, 2016
80 x 80 x 6 cm
Drawing

1 300 €

Fieroza Doorsen, Untitled (Id. 352), Painting

Fieroza Doorsen

Untitled (Id. 352), 2014
31 x 25 cm
Painting

1 400 €

TieRi Trademark, Vandale, Sculpture

TieRi Trademark

Vandale, 2015
65 x 25 x 25 cm
Sculpture

2 000 €

Jérôme Mesnager, La liberté guidant le peuple, Painting

Jérôme Mesnager

La liberté guidant le peuple, 2016
264 x 320 x 4 cm
Painting

30 000 €

Ben, Portrait de Ben en caleçon long, Painting

Ben

Portrait de Ben en caleçon long, 1990
73 x 65 x 8 cm
Painting

15 000 €

Theo Haggai, Tampax, Drawing

Theo Haggai

Tampax, 2015
130 x 70 x 1 cm
Drawing

1 800 €

Zoola Moofoo, The Lady Bug, Sculpture

Zoola Moofoo

The Lady Bug, 2015
91 x 24 x 2 cm
Sculpture

2 090 €

AWA Production, Mise en jambe (Triptyque), Painting

AWA Production

Mise en jambe (Triptyque), 2015
75 x 60 x 3 cm
Painting

1 440 €

Mata7ik, Artdekko Blew Drang Board, Sculpture

Mata7ik

Artdekko Blew Drang Board, 2016
94 x 24 x 3 cm
Sculpture

600 €

Guillaume Lamazou

France

Monika Czarska

Poland

Koffi Mens

Burkina Faso

Carine Manjoo

France

Alessandro Vianello

Italy

Larbi Cherkaoui

Morocco

Tilman

Germany

Caroline Leite

France

Nicolas Cazalé

France

Giuliano Gaigher

Italy

Pascal Pilate

France

Eric Zener

United States

Sovann Nou

France

Luca Gnizio

Italy

Etcaetera

France

Jean-Michel Faudemer

France

Nal-Vad

France

Natasha Lacroix

France

Cedric Avril

France

Enitram

Monaco

Victoriano

Spain

Gaia du Rivau

France

Eskos

France

Mazel & Jalix

France

Eugène Barricade

France

Tuco

France

Laurent Simon

Belgium

Magali Lambert

France

Mata7ik

Belgium

Zoola Moofoo

Belgium

AWA Production

France

Claudia Malaguti

Brazil

Gabriele Dal Dosso

Italy

Junko Matsumoto

Japan

Peter Soriano

United States

Debra Ramsay

United States

JBesset

France

Fat

France

Christian Quisenberry

Ireland

Wolf Vostell

Germany

Onemizer

France

Boom Art

France

Felipe Gayo

France

Joanna Glazer

Belgium

Emily Marjot

United Kingdom

Rero

France

Fieroza Doorsen

South Africa

Aaron

France

Gaspard Mitz

France

Marie-Laure Gérard-Becuwe

France

Pénélope

France

Jérémie Paul

Guadeloupe

Albert Chubac

France

Aranthell

France

Dan Rawlings

United Kingdom

Bastien Cuenot

France

Olivier Sultan

France

Petros Chrisostomou

United Kingdom

TieRi Trademark

France

Michel Dubois

France