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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'œil 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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In time for Christmas
Gregos, Commedia del Street Art, Painting

Gregos

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

$ 4,349

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Gregos, Figure Gregos, Print

Gregos

Figure Gregos, 2014
20.1 x 14.6 inch
Print

$ 124

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John Matos Crash, Craash !, Print

John Matos Crash

Craash !, 2016
39.4 x 27.6 inch
Print

$ 994

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TMM, Star Wars The Force, Drawing

TMM

Star Wars The Force, 2017
39.4 x 39.4 x 1.2 inch
Drawing

$ 1,988

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Rero, Is your child a tagger, Print

Rero

Is your child a tagger, 2018
19.7 x 15.7 x 0 inch
Print

$ 1,243

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Jéko, Apnée, Painting

Jéko

Apnée, 2020
25.6 x 19.7 x 0.1 inch
Painting

$ 746

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Toctoc, Février 2104, Print

Toctoc

Février 2104, 2020
35.4 x 27.6 x 0.4 inch
Print

$ 559

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Shuck One, Combination, Painting

Shuck One

Combination, 2015
21.3 x 15.4 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$ 3,839

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Alexander Azukar, Rey de Flores, Painting

Alexander Azukar

Rey de Flores, 2019
27.6 x 23.6 x 0.4 inch
Painting

$ 4,250 $ 4,722

Blancbec, Dégoûtés sur l'herbe, Painting

Blancbec

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

$ 6,213

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Caiozzama, Make America White Again, Painting

Caiozzama

Make America White Again, 2019
19.7 x 29.5 x 0.4 inch
Painting

$ 2,485

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Martin Whatson, Punk's Not Dead, Painting

Martin Whatson

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

$ 4,970

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Romain Froquet, Bohémia, Sculpture

Romain Froquet

Bohémia, 2017
23.6 x 15.7 x 0.4 inch
Sculpture

$ 590

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Pure Evil, No name, Painting

Pure Evil

No name, 2012
29.5 x 29.5 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$ 2,112

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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

$ 186

Damien Gard, Memories IV, Photography

Damien Gard

Memories IV, 2016
63 x 43.3 x 2 inch
Photography

$ 6,089

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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

$ 1,317

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Ellis, Criminal Minds, Painting

Ellis

Criminal Minds, 2016
24.4 x 24.4 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$ 2,577

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Sara Zaher, Emoji Dose, Print

Sara Zaher

Emoji Dose, 2017
26 x 26 x 2 inch
Print

$ 5,400

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Brok, BRK GMTRK 06, Painting

Brok

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

$ 4,349

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Otom, Voyage nocturne 1 et 2, Painting

Otom

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

$ 6,958

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Kegrea, Cosmos Game, Painting

Kegrea

Cosmos Game, 2017
31.9 x 23.6 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$ 1,864

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

Shepard Fairey (Obey)

Peace and Justice Woman, 2013
24 x 18.1 inch
Print

$ 2,224

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Shepard Fairey (Obey), Punk Rock Bowling, Print

Shepard Fairey (Obey)

Punk Rock Bowling, 2018
24 x 18.1 inch
Print

$ 621

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Seen, Popey, Painting

Seen

Popey, 2019
36.2 x 36.2 x 0.1 inch
Painting

$ 9,940

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Seen, Super S, Painting

Seen

Super S, 2015
44.1 x 85 inch
Painting

$ 5,591

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Tilt, Story telling, Print

Tilt

Story telling, 2019
24 x 18.1 x 0 inch
Print

$ 845

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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

$ 982

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Tarek, Fantomas, Painting

Tarek

Fantomas, 2011
18.1 x 21.7 x 0.4 inch
Painting

$ 746

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Dadao, Breaking Bad, Painting

Dadao

Breaking Bad, 2017
45.7 x 35 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$ 1,118

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Bze Bzeland, All Colorz Are Beautiful, Painting

Bze Bzeland

All Colorz Are Beautiful, 2020
11.7 x 8.3 x 0 inch
Painting

$ 186

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Cope2, NYC Map, Painting

Cope2

NYC Map, 2016
29.5 x 23.6 inch
Painting

$ 1,243

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Eklektik, Rabbit Raider, Painting

Eklektik

Rabbit Raider, 2020
23.6 x 31.9 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$ 1,851

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Michael Grine, Chaos, Painting

Michael Grine

Chaos, 2015
19.25 x 50 x 2 inch
Painting

$ 1,000

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Caiozzama, Tender Love, Print

Caiozzama

Tender Love, 2019
19.7 x 29.5 x 0.4 inch
Print

$ 3,019 $ 3,355

BNS, A Brooklyn Story, Painting

BNS

A Brooklyn Story, 2019
53.1 x 42.1 x 0 inch
Painting

$ 14,289

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Alexander Azukar, Divino 33, Painting

Alexander Azukar

Divino 33, 2019
17.7 x 17.7 inch
Painting

$ 2,796 $ 3,106

BNS, See No Evil, Painting

BNS

See No Evil, 2019
42.1 x 31.9 x 0 inch
Painting

$ 8,077

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Thomas Lamadieu, Hong Kong, Photography

Thomas Lamadieu

Hong Kong, 2016
39.4 x 29.5 x 0.8 inch
Photography

$ 657

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Disco, Expansion 7, Painting

Disco

Expansion 7, 2014
31.5 x 31.5 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$ 1,118

Corey Kilmartin, The Young Prince, Painting

Corey Kilmartin

The Young Prince, 2020
48 x 36.2 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$ 2,609

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Richard Gower, Graffiti Wall, The Feeling of Being watched, Painting

Richard Gower

Graffiti Wall, The Feeling of Being watched, 2020
39.4 x 29.9 x 2 inch
Painting

$ 3,615

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Richard Gower, Charlie..The graffiti Wall..Evolution or Revolution?, Painting

Richard Gower

Charlie..The graffiti Wall..Evolution or Revolution?, 2020
11 x 11 x 2 inch
Painting

$ 829

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Luma, Black lives matter, Painting

Luma

Black lives matter, 2020
35 x 22.8 x 22.8 inch
Painting

$ 2,237

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Mimi The Clown, Spray for life, Painting

Mimi The Clown

Spray for life, 2016
19.7 x 19.7 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$ 1,367

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Teko van Kuyk, Troup Soup, Painting

Teko van Kuyk

Troup Soup, 2015
7.9 x 7.9 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$ 311

Corey Kilmartin, Teenage Angst, Painting

Corey Kilmartin

Teenage Angst, 2020
48 x 36.2 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$ 2,609

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Sabine Danzé, Descabello, Painting

Sabine Danzé

Descabello, 2018
53.1 x 35.4 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$ 6,461

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Damien Gard, Memories VI, Photography

Damien Gard

Memories VI, 2017
47.2 x 31.5 x 2.8 inch
Photography

$ 4,374

Damien Gard, Memories V, Photography

Damien Gard

Memories V, 2017
39.4 x 59.1 x 2.8 inch
Photography

$ 5,094

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KGM, Forget this car, Painting

KGM

Forget this car, 2020
28 x 35 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$ 1,367

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Damien Gard, Memories VII, Photography

Damien Gard

Memories VII, 2017
47.2 x 31.5 x 2.8 inch
Photography

$ 4,374

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Pierre Migot, Apple Pie, Painting

Pierre Migot

Apple Pie, 2020
35.4 x 35.4 x 0.4 inch
Painting

$ 1,548 $ 1,740

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Yannick Fraud, New York, Pinocchio ! , Photography

Yannick Fraud

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

$ 559

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Yannick Fraud, New York, Woman surprised, Photography

Yannick Fraud

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

$ 559

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Romano, Don't stop street art, Sculpture

Romano

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

$ 746

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Futé, Kan’t stop that, Painting

Futé

Kan’t stop that, 2020
39.4 x 39.4 x 2 inch
Painting

$ 2,237

Our recommendations JonOne, AFF, Print

JonOne

AFF, 2015
29.5 x 29.5 inch
Print

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M.Chat, MMXVIII, Painting

M.Chat

MMXVIII, 2018
39.4 x 39.4 x 0.8 inch
Painting

Sold out

Jean-Philippe Berger, Bubbles, Painting

Jean-Philippe Berger

Bubbles, 2019
31.5 x 31.5 x 1.6 inch
Painting

Sold out

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