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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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Luke Newton, Crayons Not Colts (light blue), Sculpture

Luke Newton

Crayons Not Colts (light blue), 2016
10 x 14 inch
Sculpture

$4,280

Michel Dubois, Ruki, Photography

Michel Dubois

Ruki, 2012
19.7 x 15.7 inch
Photography

$1,456

Guillaume Lamazou, To dress up, Photography

Guillaume Lamazou

To dress up, 2013
7.9 x 7.9 x 1.2 inch
Photography

$121

Aranthell, Masque visage, Sculpture

Aranthell

Masque visage, 2014
7.9 x 5.9 x 2.8 inch
Sculpture

$73

Robert Combas, Hommage à Van Gogh, Guitar Flying, Sculpture

Robert Combas

Hommage à Van Gogh, Guitar Flying, 2008
43.3 x 18.5 x 9.8 inch
Sculpture

$10,072

Eric Zener, Surfacing, Drawing

Eric Zener

Surfacing, 2014
31.9 x 40.9 inch
Drawing

$43,686

Petros Chrisostomou, Spondilos, Photography

Petros Chrisostomou

Spondilos, 2007
13.8 x 10.6 inch
Photography

$1,820

Isaac Cordal, Insolated in the Modern Outdoors, Sculpture

Isaac Cordal

Insolated in the Modern Outdoors, 2016
13.4 x 13 x 6.3 inch
Sculpture

Sold out

Petros Chrisostomou, Forever, Photography

Petros Chrisostomou

Forever, 2008
13.8 x 10.6 inch
Photography

$1,820

Mazel & Jalix, Petit citron, Sculpture

Mazel & Jalix

Petit citron, 2016
14.2 x 6.7 x 9.4 inch
Sculpture

$5,097

Nasty, Surveillance Vidéo, Sculpture

Nasty

Surveillance Vidéo, 2017
17.7 x 8.9 x 1.2 inch
Sculpture

$1,699

Rero, Who cares, Painting

Rero

Who cares, 2012
51.2 x 51.2 inch
Painting

$16,989

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

Alessandro Vianello

Crushed Coca-Cola Silver-W, 2016
29.5 x 19.7 inch
Sculpture

$595

Michel Dubois, Suzanne, Photography

Michel Dubois

Suzanne, 2008
37.8 x 31.5 inch
Photography

$3,034

Fieroza Doorsen, Untitled (Id. 352), Painting

Fieroza Doorsen

Untitled (Id. 352), 2014
12.2 x 9.8 inch
Painting

$1,695

Monika Czarska, Composition VII, Painting

Monika Czarska

Composition VII, 2010
7.9 x 7.9 inch
Painting

$182

Wolf Vostell, Composition pour les JO, Print

Wolf Vostell

Composition pour les JO, 1992
35.4 x 24.8 inch
Print

$364

Michel Dubois, Arza, Photography

Michel Dubois

Arza, 2012
19.7 x 15.7 inch
Photography

$1,456

Karl Lagasse, One Dollar, Sculpture

Karl Lagasse

One Dollar, 2013
39.4 x 16.5 x 0.4 inch
Sculpture

Sold out

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

Petros Chrisostomou

Wasted Youth (25 Ashbourne Ave), 2008
39.4 x 31.5 x 2 inch
Photography

$5,461

Larbi Cherkaoui, Sans titre, Drawing

Larbi Cherkaoui

Sans titre, 2015
31.5 x 47.2 x 2 inch
Drawing

$5,825

Natasha Lacroix, State of mind II, Print

Natasha Lacroix

State of mind II, 2014
38.6 x 66.9 inch
Print

$4,733

Tsuyu, Still Life, Sculpture

Tsuyu

Still Life, 2010
15.4 x 19.7 x 2 inch
Sculpture

$1,820

Albert Chubac, Untitled, Drawing

Albert Chubac

Untitled, 1980
25.6 x 19.7 inch
Drawing

$3,034

Junko Matsumoto, Echo Left + Echo Right, Painting

Junko Matsumoto

Echo Left + Echo Right, 2001
19.7 x 14.6 inch
Painting

$704

Natasha Lacroix, Monument, Print

Natasha Lacroix

Monument, 2014
39.4 x 78.7 inch
Print

$4,733

Sovann Nou, Untitled 30, Painting

Sovann Nou

Untitled 30, 2016
31.5 x 31.5 x 2 inch
Painting

$2,791

Brno Del Zou, Ailatan #2, Photography

Brno Del Zou

Ailatan #2, 2013
39.4 x 35.4 x 6.3 inch
Photography

$4,369

Nal-Vad, Sans titre, Painting

Nal-Vad

Sans titre, 2012
20.1 x 20.9 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$1,820

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

Petros Chrisostomou

Untitled (Studio, Jackson Avenue), 2013
13.8 x 10.6 inch
Photography

$1,820

Nal-Vad, Niconu-Nivu, Painting

Nal-Vad

Niconu-Nivu, 2012
26.8 x 26.8 x 2 inch
Painting

$3,034

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

Jean-Michel Faudemer

Série "Magie du Chaos", 2015
11.8 x 11.8 inch
Drawing

$303

Pascal Pilate, Circle purple, Painting

Pascal Pilate

Circle purple, 2016
50 x 50 x 2.4 inch
Painting

$9,344

Bastien Cuenot, Wild World, Sculpture

Bastien Cuenot

Wild World, 2013
9.8 x 7.9 x 7.9 inch
Sculpture

$3,398

Christian Quisenberry, Prada, Print

Christian Quisenberry

Prada, 2015
19.7 x 19.7 x 0.8 inch
Print

$425

Ben, Je suis dans la lune, Painting

Ben

Je suis dans la lune, 2013
29.9 x 29.9 x 2.4 inch
Painting

$21,843

Tsuyu, The Weight of Our Wings, Sculpture

Tsuyu

The Weight of Our Wings, 2012
2.4 x 7.5 x 4.3 inch
Sculpture

$789

Dan Rawlings, Destruction, Sculpture

Dan Rawlings

Destruction, 2012
13.8 x 59.1 x 2.4 inch
Sculpture

$2,694

Jérôme Mesnager, La liberté guidant le peuple, Painting

Jérôme Mesnager

La liberté guidant le peuple, 2016
103.9 x 126 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$36,405

Claudia Malaguti, Connect-me, Sculpture

Claudia Malaguti

Connect-me, 2010
17.7 x 18.5 x 2 inch
Sculpture

$4,126

Onemizer, Strong Love, Painting

Onemizer

Strong Love, 2016
47.2 x 33.5 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$5,097

Victoriano, Crouching tiger, Painting

Victoriano

Crouching tiger, 2015
27.6 x 27.2 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$2,427

Nicolas Cazalé, L'envol, Sculpture

Nicolas Cazalé

L'envol, 2016
41.7 x 45.3 x 9.8 inch
Sculpture

$4,247

Olivier Sultan, Valise-Mémoire 1, Sculpture

Olivier Sultan

Valise-Mémoire 1, 2012
17.7 x 25.6 x 5.9 inch
Sculpture

$1,942

Theo Haggai, Tampax, Drawing

Theo Haggai

Tampax, 2015
51.2 x 27.6 x 0.4 inch
Drawing

$2,184

Brno Del Zou, Léna, Photography

Brno Del Zou

Léna, 2014
39.4 x 31.5 x 6.3 inch
Photography

$4,369

Gaia du Rivau, Grand Bazar, Painting

Gaia du Rivau

Grand Bazar, 2014
39.4 x 27.2 x 0.4 inch
Painting

$1,760

Tsuyu, Necropolis, Sculpture

Tsuyu

Necropolis, 2009
59.1 x 23.6 x 23.6 inch
Sculpture

$5,461

Theo Haggai, Untitled, Painting

Theo Haggai

Untitled, 2014
39.4 x 55.9 inch
Painting

$2,184

Carine Manjoo, Deux chients, Painting

Carine Manjoo

Deux chients, 2013
19.7 x 39.4 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$789

Victoriano, The snake, Painting

Victoriano

The snake, 2015
25.6 x 18.1 x 2 inch
Painting

$4,611

Guy Denning, Paradis est ici, Print

Guy Denning

Paradis est ici, 2015
25.6 x 36.2 inch
Print

$364

Gaia du Rivau, Scooter, je t'aime, Painting

Gaia du Rivau

Scooter, je t'aime, 2015
22.4 x 18.5 x 0.4 inch
Painting

$910

TieRi Trademark, Vandale, Sculpture

TieRi Trademark

Vandale, 2015
25.6 x 9.8 x 9.8 inch
Sculpture

$2,427

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

Eugène Barricade

You are here, We are not, 2016
33.1 x 37 x 1.2 inch
Painting

Sold out

Joanna Glazer, Garden of Roses and The Traveller, Sculpture

Joanna Glazer

Garden of Roses and The Traveller, 2015
9.8 x 11.8 x 3.9 inch
Sculpture

$728

Laurent Simon, Atahualpa Yupanqui #3, Sculpture

Laurent Simon

Atahualpa Yupanqui #3, 2016
45.3 x 16.9 x 6.3 inch
Sculpture

$2,670

Magali Lambert, Worlds of Bones - Washing on a roe, Sculpture

Magali Lambert

Worlds of Bones - Washing on a roe, 2015
9.1 x 8.3 x 5.1 inch
Sculpture

$1,820

Tuco, Manimal cat in wood box, Painting

Tuco

Manimal cat in wood box, 2016
15 x 18.1 x 3.9 inch
Painting

$607

Etcaetera, Jeune fille à la perle, Drawing

Etcaetera

Jeune fille à la perle, 2016
31.5 x 31.5 x 2.4 inch
Drawing

$1,578

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Guillaume Lamazou

France

Monika Czarska

Poland

Carine Manjoo

France

Alessandro Vianello

Italy

Larbi Cherkaoui

Morocco

Nicolas Cazalé

France

Giuliano Gaigher

Italy

Pascal Pilate

France

Eric Zener

United States

Sovann Nou

France

Etcaetera

France

Jean-Michel Faudemer

France

Nal-Vad

France

Natasha Lacroix

France

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

Isaac Cordal

Spain

Christian Quisenberry

Ireland

Wolf Vostell

Germany

Onemizer

France

Boom Art

France

Joanna Glazer

Belgium

Rero

France

Fieroza Doorsen

South Africa

Pénélope

France

Jérémie Paul

Guadeloupe

Albert Chubac

France

Aranthell

France

Dan Rawlings

United Kingdom

Nasty

France

Bastien Cuenot

France

Luke Newton

United Kingdom

Olivier Sultan

France

Petros Chrisostomou

United Kingdom

TieRi Trademark

France

Michel Dubois

France

Tsuyu

Japan

Guy Denning

United Kingdom

Brno Del Zou

France

Robert Combas

France

Karl Lagasse

France

Theo Haggai

France

Jérôme Mesnager

France

Ben

France