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Street-art

Born in the 1970s on the New York subway, street art came into full force in Europe in the 1980s, although graffiti had already existed in France and Germany (especially in Berlin) since the 1960s. Traditionally, the artistic movement referred to artwork created in the street, which explains why we tend to associate it with the temporary. Today, however, street art is considered more broadly and includes artworks made with all mediums.

With support from art galleries, mass popularity on the Internet and social media, as well as growing legitimacy in the art world through auction house sales and museum acquisitions, urban art is now commonly recognised as one of the key art movements of the 21st century. Accepted, if not encouraged and commissioned by cities, street art is found on a growing number of walls which have been transformed into giant murals by street artists using spray paint, paint brushes, and stencils.

Whereas in the beginning street art only referred to tags, or signatures, its artistic vocabulary has grown with every new shape and colour, and the artworks have become increasingly complex and technical. The goal of this art is to remind people that it is the artist that creates the art and that neither museums nor galleries can define it. Long considered illegal by the authorities and especially transportation companies, it is now celebrated by the public and young artists, who see it as the ultimate symbol of freedom of expression. This conflict has meant that  graffiti artists is often associated with political criticism. However not all street artists go down this road even if some of the biggest names, such as Banksy, certainly do.

Banksy and Blek le Rat are both politically engaged artists, and, armed with their stencils, produce unsettling images. With his anonymity, Banksy has managed to create a persona and a mystery that fascinates the public.

Popular artists have become emblematic figures of a vibrant artistic movement. In France, many graffiti artists enjoy an international reputation, for example Ernest Pignon and his trompe l'oeil collages, or, more recently, JR and his imposing photographs pasted on monuments and buildings. Thanks to Jérôme Mesnager, Miss Tic, C215, Invader, Jef Aérosol, French street art is in full expansion. 

From streets and public spaces to museums, street art has become increasingly democratised, away from the notion of “vandalism" it could be associated with in its beginning. Many street artists now work on canvas, create sculptures or use more 'traditional' mediums while still continuing to use walls. 

Artsper offers a wide selection of works from some of the major urban artists. You'll find works by Banksy, Shepard Fairey (Obey), Invader, Jef Aérosol, Keith Haring and many more.

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Our recommendations M.Chat, Chat Accolade à avenir multiple, Print

M.Chat

Chat Accolade à avenir multiple, 2018
18.9 x 26.8 x 0 inch
Print

$577

Our recommendations Seaty, Chelsea #12, Painting

Seaty

Chelsea #12, 2018
44.9 x 57.5 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$10,208

Martin Whatson, Punk's Not Dead, Painting

Martin Whatson

Punk's Not Dead, 2010
19.7 x 23.6 inch
Painting

$3,460

Our recommendations Blek Le Rat, David, Painting

Blek Le Rat

David, 2006
100 x 58.7 x 2 inch
Painting

$19,608

Gregos, Commedia del Street Art, Painting

Gregos

Commedia del Street Art, 2014
51.2 x 38.2 x 2 inch
Painting

$4,037

Our recommendations Banksy, Jake & Jill (Police Kids), Print

Banksy

Jake & Jill (Police Kids), 2005
19.7 x 27.6 inch
Print

$64,592

Our recommendations Levalet, La chute - white edition, Print

Levalet

La chute - white edition, 2015
39.4 x 27.6 inch
Print

$346

Pure Evil, No name, Painting

Pure Evil

No name, 2012
29.5 x 29.5 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$1,961

Our recommendations John Matos Crash, Craash !, Print

John Matos Crash

Craash !, 2016
39.4 x 27.6 inch
Print

$923

Our recommendations Evazesir (No Rules Corp), American Boy, Painting

Evazesir (No Rules Corp)

American Boy, 2013
24.4 x 16.9 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$1,096

Gregos, Figure Gregos, Print

Gregos

Figure Gregos, 2014
20.1 x 14.6 inch
Print

$115

Shaka, Untitled (shockwave), Sculpture

Shaka

Untitled (shockwave), 2015
50 x 53.9 x 16.9 inch
Sculpture

$18,455

Drag, Rue Véronèse, Painting

Drag

Rue Véronèse, 2018
19.3 x 25.6 x 0 inch
Painting

$2,307

Yannick Fraud, Bristol - Hopscotch on Colston Street, Photography

Yannick Fraud

Bristol - Hopscotch on Colston Street, 2009
29.5 x 23.2 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$1,223

Blancbec, Dégoûtés sur l'herbe, Painting

Blancbec

Dégoûtés sur l'herbe, 2018
47.2 x 63 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$5,767

Ellis, Criminal Minds, Painting

Ellis

Criminal Minds, 2016
24.4 x 24.4 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$2,492

Otom, Voyage nocturne 1 et 2, Painting

Otom

Voyage nocturne 1 et 2, 2017
149.6 x 94.5 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$6,459

Léo Mordac, # ceci n'est plus un tag, Print

Léo Mordac

# ceci n'est plus un tag, 2015
17.7 x 25.6 inch
Print

$173

Kegrea, Cosmos Game, Painting

Kegrea

Cosmos Game, 2017
31.9 x 23.6 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$1,730

Damien Gard, Memories IV, Photography

Damien Gard

Memories IV, 2016
63 x 43.3 x 2 inch
Photography

$5,190

Our recommendations Shepard Fairey (Obey), Peace and Justice Woman, Print

Shepard Fairey (Obey)

Peace and Justice Woman, 2013
24 x 18.1 inch
Print

$1,603

Seen, Super S, Painting

Seen

Super S, 2015
44.1 x 85 inch
Painting

$5,190

Jérôme Mesnager, N°142 2018, Painting

Jérôme Mesnager

N°142 2018, 2018
17.7 x 14.6 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$1,442

Invader, 3D Invasion Kit #14, Sculpture

Invader

3D Invasion Kit #14, 2008
7.1 x 9.4 x 0.4 inch
Sculpture

$14,144

Tarek, Fantomas, Painting

Tarek

Fantomas, 2011
18.1 x 21.7 x 0.4 inch
Painting

$692

Cope2, NYC Map, Painting

Cope2

NYC Map, 2016
29.5 x 23.6 inch
Painting

$1,153

Rero, Denial, Painting

Rero

Denial, 2014
39.4 x 39.4 inch
Painting

$9,804

Romain Dorez, Felix and the yellow color, Painting

Romain Dorez

Felix and the yellow color, 2017
39.4 x 39.4 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$1,153

Bishop Parigo, Untitled 7, Painting

Bishop Parigo

Untitled 7, 2016
39.4 x 39.4 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$1,142

Mercedes Lagunas, Pop Hearts, Painting

Mercedes Lagunas

Pop Hearts, 2019
29.5 x 26.4 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$960

Our recommendations Quik (Lin Felton), Ultrarapide, Painting

Quik (Lin Felton)

Ultrarapide, 2011
39.4 x 39.4 inch
Painting

$4,037

Raf Urban, Sarah Vaughan, Painting

Raf Urban

Sarah Vaughan, 2018
29.1 x 20.5 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$669

Our recommendations Goulwen (Leyto) Mahé, Summer, Painting

Goulwen (Leyto) Mahé

Summer, 2017
39.4 x 39.4 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$2,249

DN, Charlot, Painting

DN

Charlot, 2019
39.4 x 31.5 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$807

Our recommendations Blek Le Rat, Coffret Classique, Print

Blek Le Rat

Coffret Classique, 2016
17.3 x 14.2 x 3.5 inch
Print

$1,961

Bishop Parigo, Hush ! we sleep #2, Painting

Bishop Parigo

Hush ! we sleep #2, 2017
39.4 x 39.4 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$1,142

Our recommendations Quik (Lin Felton), Jimis Killing floor, Painting

Quik (Lin Felton)

Jimis Killing floor, 2016
39.4 x 39.4 inch
Painting

$4,037

Tanc, Untitled, Painting

Tanc

Untitled, 2011
31.9 x 25.6 inch
Painting

$4,383

Dadao, Breaking Bad, Painting

Dadao

Breaking Bad, 2017
45.7 x 35 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$1,269

Romain Froquet, Bohémia, Sculpture

Romain Froquet

Bohémia, 2017
23.6 x 15.7 x 0.4 inch
Sculpture

$548

Thomas Lamadieu, Hong Kong, Photography

Thomas Lamadieu

Hong Kong, 2016
39.4 x 29.5 x 0.8 inch
Photography

$610

Medra, Untitled 09, Painting

Medra

Untitled 09, 2017
39.4 x 39.4 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$1,569 $1,845

Grumo, On bouge, Painting

Grumo

On bouge, 2019
39.4 x 27.6 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$830 $923

Ruiz, Rock of papy's, Painting

Ruiz

Rock of papy's, 2019
23.6 x 48 x 0.4 inch
Painting

$669

Shuck One, Combination, Painting

Shuck One

Combination, 2015
21.3 x 15.4 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$3,564

Romano, Don't stop street art, Sculpture

Romano

Don't stop street art, 2016
23.6 x 23.6 x 1.2 inch
Sculpture

$692

Michael Grine, Incognito, Painting

Michael Grine

Incognito, 2017
9 x 11.12 x 0.75 inch
Painting

$100

Disco, Expansion 7, Painting

Disco

Expansion 7, 2014
31.5 x 31.5 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$1,038

Michael Grine, Pil, Painting

Michael Grine

Pil, 2017
24 x 11.25 x 0.75 inch
Painting

$400

Brok, BRK GMTRK 06, Painting

Brok

BRK GMTRK 06, 2015
55.1 x 82.7 x 2 inch
Painting

$4,037

Michael Grine, Chaos, Painting

Michael Grine

Chaos, 2015
19.25 x 50 x 2 inch
Painting

$3,000

Michael Grine, Go!, Painting

Michael Grine

Go!, 2017
31.12 x 9.25 x 0.75 inch
Painting

$400

Our recommendations Yannick Fraud, New York, Pinocchio ! , Photography

Yannick Fraud

New York, Pinocchio ! , 2005
9.8 x 14.2 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$519

Our recommendations Yannick Fraud, New York, Woman surprised, Photography

Yannick Fraud

New York, Woman surprised, 2005
9.8 x 14.2 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$519

Hashtag Jeff (D-Philippot), SFRVI #10, Print

Hashtag Jeff (D-Philippot)

SFRVI #10, 2015
51.2 x 26.4 x 1.6 inch
Print

$2,076

L.E.T., I'm Drunk and You're Still Ugly, Painting

L.E.T.

I'm Drunk and You're Still Ugly, 2016
51.2 x 53.1 inch
Painting

$2,884

Teko van Kuyk, Troup Soup, Painting

Teko van Kuyk

Troup Soup, 2015
7.9 x 7.9 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$288

Anna Szejdewik, Fish, Painting

Anna Szejdewik

Fish, 2014
23.6 x 16.5 x 0.4 inch
Painting

$1,038

Damien Gard, Memories VI, Photography

Damien Gard

Memories VI, 2017
47.2 x 31.5 x 2.8 inch
Photography

$3,691

Damien Gard, Memories V, Photography

Damien Gard

Memories V, 2017
39.4 x 59.1 x 2.8 inch
Photography

$4,383

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