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Street art Painting

Street art is a contemporary art movement which 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 means of expression and a way of addressing a message to a large number of people.

Far from being something new in history, modern graffiti marked the beginning of street art. It was born in the 1960s in the United States, in the city of Philadelphia. One of the city's inhabitants started to write his name on the city's wall to catch the attention of the one he loved. Many others copied him across the city. By the end of the 60s, it had spread and reached New York, at a time where urban traffic was dense, when the city was becoming increasingly engulfed by concrete, suburbs were starting to appear and advertising was omnipresent. At the same time, the commercialisation of spray-paints also encouraged its growth. The beginning of street art was linked to a spirit of vandalism. Among the most famous graffiti artists of the time were Quik, Futura 2000 and Phase 2.

Graffiti can take numerous forms, such as tagging (signatures) and frescos, large-scale works which use decorative schemes, patterns and lettering. Little by little, street art spread to a global scale and new urban methods of expression appeared, such as stencilling or stickers. Each artist established themselves with their own trademark that can be recognised thanks to a unique signature or style …the rat by Banksy, the mosaics by Invader, the little white men by Jérôme Mesnager…

In France, street art made its debut at the start of the 1970s but didn't really take off until the 80s with artists like Blek le Rat and Jérôme Mesnager. New dynamics appeared and most notably, the works began to be created with their perennity in mind. This can be explained by various different factors.

Increasing numbers of artists wanted to conserve their artworks and paint more greater peace of mind, especially as police repression against street artists became more severe in the 1980s and 90s. Street art caught the attention of gallery owners and the first exhibition of a graffiti artist's work took place in 1972 in New York. The shift from the street to the art market questioned the movement's very essence and divided artists, many of them fearing its institutionalisation.

Today, many artists combine street work and works created in a studio, which are then exhibited in some of the biggest contemporary art galleries. The street has become a springboard for achieving recognition. The most expensive street artists on the art market continue to work in urban areas legally, in authorised spaces. The biggest names in street art today use this medium: JonOne, Shepard Fairey, Blek le Rat, Jef Aérosol, Banksy and Miss Tic.

On Artsper, you can find a large selection of contemporary paintings by well-known and emerging street artists alike. Explore the works of famous contemporary artists such as the legendary M. Chat but also discover minimalist works by L'atlas, striking portraits by Jef Aerosol or colourful geometric works by Okuda.

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Rico Sab, Be Free, Painting

Rico Sab

Be Free, 2021
61 x 50 x 2 cm
Painting

€260

Cope2, Bronx King, Painting

Cope2

Bronx King, 2021
16 x 20 x 0.5 cm
Painting

€600

Jéko, Sand, Painting

Jéko

Sand, 2021
41 x 33 x 2 cm
Painting

€950

JonOne, Everything going to be find, Painting

JonOne

Everything going to be find, 2018
150 x 120 x 5 cm
Painting

15,000 - € 25,000

Onemizer, Aladdin, Painting

Onemizer

Aladdin, 2020
65 x 65 x 5 cm
Painting

€2,850

Nick Walker, Bow ties 03, Painting

Nick Walker

Bow ties 03, 2015
30.5 x 30.5 x 3.5 cm
Painting

€3,000

tizlu, Saving Paradise, Painting

tizlu

Saving Paradise, 2021
60 x 19.5 x 0.7 cm
Painting

€353 €490

L'Atlas, Purple midnight, Painting

L'Atlas

Purple midnight, 2020
150 x 150 x 5 cm
Painting

10,000 - € 15,000

Stoz, Spray Stoz 2, Painting

Stoz

Spray Stoz 2, 2021
80 x 80 x 3.5 cm
Painting

Sold

Jo Di Bona, Monrobay queen, Painting

Jo Di Bona

Monrobay queen, 2021
80 x 42 x 6 cm
Painting

2,500 - € 5,000

Jana & JS, I Get Lost Sometimes, Painting

Jana & JS

I Get Lost Sometimes, 2021
25 x 25 x 2 cm
Painting

€1,000

C215, Gainsbourg, Painting

C215

Gainsbourg, 2020
25.4 x 45.7 x 0.3 cm
Painting

€978 €1,150

Spaco, Wonder Woman, Painting

Spaco

Wonder Woman, 2020
20 x 20 x 2 cm
Painting

€110

Ninu, Alu Color, Painting

Ninu

Alu Color, 2021
30 x 30 x 5 cm
Painting

€400

Brusk (DMV), Bas les masques, Painting

Brusk (DMV)

Bas les masques, 2020
56 x 76 x 0.2 cm
Painting

€3,100

Zenoy, Chrome Angel, Painting

Zenoy

Chrome Angel, 2021
81 x 21 x 5 cm
Painting

€1,800

Grégory Marseille, Shine N°3, Painting

Grégory Marseille

Shine N°3, 2021
100 x 100 x 5 cm
Painting

€400

John Matos Crash, Brrrr, Painting

John Matos Crash

Brrrr, 1990
72.4 x 123.2 cm
Painting

€6,500

Shelby, Follow My Art, Painting

Shelby

Follow My Art, 2021
100 x 100 x 3 cm
Painting

€2,340 €2,600

Goulwen (Leyto) Mahé, Sans titre, Painting

Goulwen (Leyto) Mahé

Sans titre, 2014
92 x 65 x 2 cm
Painting

€1,650

Lady Pink, Coral Pink, Painting

Lady Pink

Coral Pink, 2021
91.4 x 66 x 1.5 cm
Painting

€3,900

Nef, Little Raymond, Painting

Nef

Little Raymond, 2021
42 x 29.7 cm
Painting

€300

Fabien Novarino, Rocky David, Painting

Fabien Novarino

Rocky David, 2021
80 x 80 x 3 cm
Painting

€1,800

Duster, Untitled, Painting

Duster

Untitled, 2013
105.4 x 134.6 cm
Painting

€6,500

Noze, Graffiti Wall #25, Painting

Noze

Graffiti Wall #25, 2021
80 x 80 x 2 cm
Painting

€1,600

Chris Ellis (Daze), Tunnel, Painting

Chris Ellis (Daze)

Tunnel, 2011
40.6 x 50.8 cm
Painting

€4,800

Noir Artist, Contemplation - Paz, Painting

Noir Artist

Contemplation - Paz, 2021
150 x 100 x 5 cm
Painting

€5,500

Jérôme Mesnager, 93, Painting

Jérôme Mesnager

93, 2018
160 x 89 x 10 cm
Painting

€4,500

Ziegler T, One good thing about art, Painting

Ziegler T

One good thing about art, 2021
85 x 58 x 0.1 cm
Painting

€300

Yasna Godovanik, Desert Becomes Heaven With You, Painting

Yasna Godovanik

Desert Becomes Heaven With You, 2021
100 x 70 x 2 cm
Painting

€725 €1,250

Shake, Nobody Likes Me (Banksy Tribute), Painting

Shake

Nobody Likes Me (Banksy Tribute), 2021
80 x 60 x 4 cm
Painting

€585 €650

Paco Roum, You are Rock ! Baby, Painting

Paco Roum

You are Rock ! Baby, 2021
65 x 65 x 2 cm
Painting

€950

Jean-Philippe Berger, The sunny girl, Painting

Jean-Philippe Berger

The sunny girl, 2021
80 x 80 x 3 cm
Painting

€750

Marta Zawadzka, In the garden, Painting

Marta Zawadzka

In the garden, 2021
90 x 90 x 2 cm
Painting

€1,900

Rafael Sliks, Untitled, Painting

Rafael Sliks

Untitled, 2021
119 x 119 x 5 cm
Painting

5,000 - € 10,000

Séverine Solcourt, Go Smiley, Painting

Séverine Solcourt

Go Smiley, 2021
140 x 140 x 2 cm
Painting

€3,900

MNFF, Donald Super Star, Painting

MNFF

Donald Super Star, 2021
61 x 57 x 2 cm
Painting

€2,300

Ian Philip, Skate business Vador II, Painting

Ian Philip

Skate business Vador II, 2021
80 x 20 x 5 cm
Painting

€990

Simo, BIG COLORS, Painting

Simo

BIG COLORS, 2021
100 x 100 x 4 cm
Painting

€3,800

Dimitri Jelezky, Kate Moss (consumption series), Painting

Dimitri Jelezky

Kate Moss (consumption series), 2021
76 x 56 x 0.1 cm
Painting

€290

JP Malot, Street Ghosts on Toy2R, Painting

JP Malot

Street Ghosts on Toy2R, 2016
55 x 70 x 1 cm
Painting

€700

TMM, Pin up 3D, Painting

TMM

Pin up 3D, 2021
100 x 73 x 10 cm
Painting

Sold

Voxx Romana, Lady of the Opera, Painting

Voxx Romana

Lady of the Opera, 2018
68.5 x 51 x 0.5 cm
Painting

€500

Gor Avetisyan, Mystic Feeling I, Painting

Gor Avetisyan

Mystic Feeling I, 2020
34 x 34 cm
Painting

€330

Carlos Pun, Mickey Mouse Street Art tag in pink, green and black, Painting

Carlos Pun

Mickey Mouse Street Art tag in pink, green and black, 2021
90 x 70 x 3 cm
Painting

€1,944

Karl Lagasse, To rob a bank, Painting

Karl Lagasse

To rob a bank, 2021
91 x 61 x 2 cm
Painting

€155,000

La Pointe, Ritsu, Painting

La Pointe

Ritsu, 2021
100 x 70 x 3 cm
Painting

Sold

Muriel Deumie, Chat Alors, Painting

Muriel Deumie

Chat Alors, 2021
100 x 130 x 2 cm
Painting

€1,680

Nacks, Bugs Bunny in the street, Painting

Nacks

Bugs Bunny in the street, 2021
80 x 80 x 2 cm
Painting

€1,000

Yoann Bonneville (YBA), Sunset 3, Painting

Yoann Bonneville (YBA)

Sunset 3, 2021
100 x 81 x 3 cm
Painting

€1,500

Parenteau-Denoel & Mofart'z, Little girl with a watering can, Painting

Parenteau-Denoel & Mofart'z

Little girl with a watering can, 2021
42 x 30 x 1 cm
Painting

€249 €350

Cumbone, Untitled Red, Painting

Cumbone

Untitled Red, 2021
40 x 40 x 8 cm
Painting

€450

Jérôme Mesnager & Artiste Ouvrier, 100, Painting

Jérôme Mesnager & Artiste Ouvrier

100, 2018
35 x 50 x 2 cm
Painting

€900

Marion Zimmermann, Streetart 5, Painting

Marion Zimmermann

Streetart 5, 2011
120 x 80 x 2 cm
Painting

€820

C-Mon, Bugs Bunny, Painting

C-Mon

Bugs Bunny, 2021
80 x 80 x 4 cm
Painting

€1,700

Bastien Ducourtioux, Space oddity, Painting

Bastien Ducourtioux

Space oddity, 2020
80 x 60 x 2 cm
Painting

€790

Théo Lopez, Eco, Painting

Théo Lopez

Eco, 2019
70 x 50 x 1 cm
Painting

€1,200

Kef!, Simple Truth #3, Painting

Kef!

Simple Truth #3, 2016
111.8 x 111.8 x 5.1 cm
Painting

€16,846

Nebay, Esprit Malin, Painting

Nebay

Esprit Malin, 2021
130 x 97 x 4 cm
Painting

€4,900

Gary John, Mc run like hell!, Painting

Gary John

Mc run like hell!, 2020
38.1 x 27.9 cm
Painting

€225

Tehos, Follow the wall 03, Painting

Tehos

Follow the wall 03, 2016
100 x 100 x 5 cm
Painting

€2,500

Ben, Détendez-vous ce n'est que de l'art de l'utopie, Painting

Ben

Détendez-vous ce n'est que de l'art de l'utopie, 2014
90 x 90 x 1 cm
Painting

€26,600

Robert Sgarra, Chaplin boxe, Painting

Robert Sgarra

Chaplin boxe, 2021
160 x 113 x 3 cm
Painting

€4,500

Vincent Bardou, Peace City, Painting

Vincent Bardou

Peace City, 2021
116 x 89 x 4 cm
Painting

€2,900

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