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130,000 - The number of contemporary artworks currently available on Artsper. Every day, new Parisian, European and international art galleries join us and trust us to promote their artists (painters, illustrators, sculptors and art photographers.)

We use the term ‘contemporary art’ to identify all works created in recent times, between the end of the 20th and the start of the 21st centuries. However, there is no single type of contemporary art and it can cover just as many forms as there are artists. Although contemporary art takes individualities and cultural exceptions into account, it is inspired by a global context and a globalised society which is forever changing. The materials used, the creative processes and the chosen themes often refer to this interconnection and constantly question the established artistic order.

Although they are often confused, there are many differences between modern and contemporary art. In particular, contemporary art, which tends to be more conceptual, favours the creative idea behind the work more than the actual artwork created.

However the distinction between the two trends can be interpreted as purely time-related and any piece of work created after 1945 can be called ‘contemporary’. Pop Art is one of the first artistic movements to emerge from contemporary art. It appeared at a time when an entire generation was caught up in the whirlwind of consumer society. Pop Art used the latest technology available and intense colours to reflect (sometimes ironically) the changing globalised world. Key artists include Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol whose modern paintings depict the icons of the time, such as Marilyn Monroe or Elizabeth Taylor.

Inspired by the revolutionary thinking of the great Surrealist masters (Dali or Magritte), Cubists (Picasso) and Dadaists (Marcel Duchamp), artists of the 1950s and 60s took their ideas about art even further. Minimalism and Conceptual Art was born. Minimalism and conceptualism were set in contrast to the the abstract expressionist artists such as Mark Rothko and Jackson Pollock, and the movements were pioneered by artists such as Franck Stella, Sol Lewitt, Lawrence Weiner many of whom created pared down, minimal sculptures…

Born in the 1960s in Philadelphia, street art has been popular since the 80s and is now exhibited in art museums, galleries and private collections. Paintings, stencils, collages, unusual supports, tags...Certain gallery owners offer original works from the movement’s biggest names, such as prints by Shepard Fairey (Obey), Banksy, photographs by JR or graffiti paintings by Jef Aérosol. In our catalogue you can also find works by artists from the emerging art scene who work in the same style: JonOne, Blek Le Rat, Miss Tic, Death NYC....

Despite all these changes that have taken place, artists continue to work with more traditional genres including landscape and portrait, although of course, the way they approach these subjects is very different today. Many artworks combine several techniques and mediums. A drawing, for example might use collage, watercolour and touches of acrylic. Artists today are faced with almost limitless possibilities.

Sculptors and other artists who played an important part in the late 20th century art scene are also present on Artsper. Specialising in big or small formats, using wood, bronze or steel you’ll find a variety of works. Discover the famous highly-coloured figurative creations by Niki de Saint Phalle, Takashi Murakami’s kawai inspired art, and even Jeff Koons, also known as the most expensive living contemporary artist in the world.

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Shepard Fairey (Obey), Pyramid Top Icon, Print

Shepard Fairey (Obey)

Pyramid Top Icon, 2016
33 x 25 cm
Print

€350

JonOne, My World, Print

JonOne

My World, 2019
61 x 51 x 1 cm
Print

€1,800

Miguel Guía, En attendant le prochain voyage, Sculpture

Miguel Guía

En attendant le prochain voyage, 2021
47 x 11.5 x 10 cm
Sculpture

€890

Miss Tic, La guerre de toi n'aura pas lieu, Sculpture

Miss Tic

La guerre de toi n'aura pas lieu, 2021
40 x 20 x 10 cm
Sculpture

€980

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

Christophe Comerro, Vegas pop art Harley Davidson, Sculpture

Christophe Comerro

Vegas pop art Harley Davidson, 2021
41 x 30 x 45 cm
Sculpture

€1,180

Onemizer, Aladdin, Painting

Onemizer

Aladdin, 2020
65 x 65 x 5 cm
Painting

€2,850

Our recommendations Sophie Petetin, Une course de folie, Painting

Sophie Petetin

Une course de folie, 2021
70 x 60 x 2.5 cm
Painting

€1,495

JR, Trompe L'oeil, Death Valley, Billboard, March 4, 2017, 5:41 Pm, California, USA, 2017, Print

JR

Trompe L'oeil, Death Valley, Billboard, March 4, 2017, 5:41 Pm, California, USA, 2017, 2021
50 x 85 cm
Print

€720

M.Chat, Coffret de luxe - PARISEOUL - n°117, Print

M.Chat

Coffret de luxe - PARISEOUL - n°117, 2019
24 x 24 x 1 cm
Print

€300

Nick Walker, Bow ties 03, Painting

Nick Walker

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

€3,000

M.Chat, Chats au zénith, Painting

M.Chat

Chats au zénith, 2021
50 x 61 x 3 cm
Painting

€5,250

Arman, Panthère, Sculpture

Arman

Panthère, 2002
28 x 48 x 8 cm
Sculpture

€9,500

Alain Mimouni, Gold Dollar, Sculpture

Alain Mimouni

Gold Dollar, 2021
60 x 130 x 7 cm
Sculpture

€2,300

Antony Squizzato, Macrochips 1, Painting

Antony Squizzato

Macrochips 1, 2021
76 x 56 x 0.1 cm
Painting

€1,050

Sophie Petetin, Manhattan reflets de nuit, Print

Sophie Petetin

Manhattan reflets de nuit, 2019
40 x 40 x 1 cm
Print

€95

Jéko, En haut de la montagne on voit l'océan, Painting

Jéko

En haut de la montagne on voit l'océan, 2021
116 x 89 x 2 cm
Painting

€2,200

Richard Orlinski, Wild heart, Sculpture

Richard Orlinski

Wild heart, 2021
32 x 25 x 5 cm
Sculpture

5,000 - € 10,000

L'Atlas, Purple midnight, Painting

L'Atlas

Purple midnight, 2020
150 x 150 x 5 cm
Painting

10,000 - € 15,000

Marc Boffin, Teddy petrol coeur (medium), Sculpture

Marc Boffin

Teddy petrol coeur (medium), 2020
21 x 20 x 17 cm
Sculpture

€545

Nathanael Koffi, De deux, Painting

Nathanael Koffi

De deux, 2021
116 x 89 x 3 cm
Painting

€1,800

Ronald Hunter, Boiling bubbles light, Painting

Ronald Hunter

Boiling bubbles light, 2021
120 x 80 x 2 cm
Painting

€529

Seen, Wildstyle Quadtych Map, Painting

Seen

Wildstyle Quadtych Map, 2013
81.3 x 233.7 cm
Painting

€2,800

Vincent Sabatier, Heart Blue, Sculpture

Vincent Sabatier

Heart Blue, 2021
25 x 16 x 5 cm
Sculpture

€1,350 €1,800

Xiu, Composition 308, Painting

Xiu

Composition 308, 2021
60 x 40 x 1 cm
Painting

€1,080 €1,200

C215, Gainsbourg, Painting

C215

Gainsbourg, 2020
10 x 18 x 0.1 cm
Painting

€1,190

Philippe Buil, Vanité 93-21, Sculpture

Philippe Buil

Vanité 93-21, 2021
11 x 10 x 8 cm
Sculpture

Sold

François Schuiten, Pékin-Hankou - Le pont, Print

François Schuiten

Pékin-Hankou - Le pont, 2021
75 x 90 cm
Print

€400

Bernard Pras, Frida, Photography

Bernard Pras

Frida, 2021
106 x 88 x 2 cm
Photography

€5,500

Liora, L'Intrus 10, Painting

Liora

L'Intrus 10, 2020
50 x 50 x 4 cm
Painting

€500

Pierre Fillastre, N226, Painting

Pierre Fillastre

N226, 2020
65 x 54 cm
Painting

€540

Antonino Puliafico, Riflessi di monti, Painting

Antonino Puliafico

Riflessi di monti, 2021
70 x 80 x 2 cm
Painting

€1,050

Philippe Geluck, Les hôtels cinq étoiles, Print

Philippe Geluck

Les hôtels cinq étoiles, 2012
50 x 40 x 1 cm
Print

€470

Hush, Le Buste II Metallic Silver, Print

Hush

Le Buste II Metallic Silver, 2021
54 x 54 cm
Print

€887

Edu Danesi, Blue 20 helmet, Sculpture

Edu Danesi

Blue 20 helmet, 2021
55 x 45 x 3 cm
Sculpture

€2,300

Enki Bilal, Transhumans 2, Print

Enki Bilal

Transhumans 2, 2021
76 x 56 cm
Print

€1,600

Cope2, Kingz Destroy, Painting

Cope2

Kingz Destroy, 2021
40.6 x 50.8 x 1.3 cm
Painting

€600

Elmago, James Bond codebarre, Painting

Elmago

James Bond codebarre, 2021
63 x 63 x 3 cm
Painting

€3,600

Âme Sauvage, Œuvre galactique, Painting

Âme Sauvage

Œuvre galactique, 2021
100 x 100 x 2 cm
Painting

€1,700

Jo Di Bona, Monrobay queen, Painting

Jo Di Bona

Monrobay queen, 2021
80 x 42 x 6 cm
Painting

2,500 - € 5,000

Etienne Quesnay, Valley Of Sheeps, Painting

Etienne Quesnay

Valley Of Sheeps, 2021
130 x 97 cm
Painting

€2,500

Alain Bécanne, Peinture 03-2021-31, Painting

Alain Bécanne

Peinture 03-2021-31, 2021
100 x 140 x 2 cm
Painting

€1,700

Bernard Pras, 226. Pinocchio, Sculpture

Bernard Pras

226. Pinocchio, 2021
100 x 81 x 45 cm
Sculpture

€25,000

Âme Sauvage, Blue lion, Sculpture

Âme Sauvage

Blue lion, 2021
31 x 25 x 13 cm
Sculpture

€600

Laurent Bouro, Les arbres 1.9, Painting

Laurent Bouro

Les arbres 1.9, 2021
120 x 80 x 4 cm
Painting

€3,700

Brusk (DMV), Dripping Panthéon, Painting

Brusk (DMV)

Dripping Panthéon, 2021
80 x 80 x 3 cm
Painting

€6,800

Claude Viallat, 414, Painting

Claude Viallat

414, 2019
132 x 71 x 0.5 cm
Painting

€12,800

Gina Vor, Abstract No 17, Painting

Gina Vor

Abstract No 17, 2021
29.5 x 21 x 0.2 cm
Painting

€90 €100

Stoz, Not a surprise, Painting

Stoz

Not a surprise, 2021
60 x 96 x 3.5 cm
Painting

€510 €600

Antoine Josse, La potomanie du Rouge, Print

Antoine Josse

La potomanie du Rouge, 2021
100 x 100 x 5 cm
Print

€750

Dr. Love, Hope (a tribute to Banksy), Painting

Dr. Love

Hope (a tribute to Banksy), 2021
40 x 30 x 0.1 cm
Painting

€149 €198

Philippe Pasqua, Sans titre, Fine Art Drawings

Philippe Pasqua

Sans titre, 2010
40 x 30 x 0.2 cm
Fine Art Drawings

€3,000

Daniel Castan, Morning blue, Painting

Daniel Castan

Morning blue, 2021
120 x 120 x 3 cm
Painting

€4,500

William Sweetlove, Olympic Stars Between Rabbits, Print

William Sweetlove

Olympic Stars Between Rabbits, 2008
94 x 70 x 0.1 cm
Print

€450

Salvador Dali, Memories of Surrealism / Angel of Dada Surrealism, Print

Salvador Dali

Memories of Surrealism / Angel of Dada Surrealism, 1971
52.5 x 41.5 cm
Print

€2,400

Stoz, W Worm, Sculpture

Stoz

W Worm, 2021
18 x 12 x 12 cm
Sculpture

€360 €400

Zenoy, Chrome Angel, Painting

Zenoy

Chrome Angel, 2021
81 x 21 x 5 cm
Painting

€1,800

Valerie Marty, Piaf Picots L, Sculpture

Valerie Marty

Piaf Picots L, 2021
35 x 23 x 14 cm
Sculpture

€890

Virginia Benedicto, Pépita, Sculpture

Virginia Benedicto

Pépita, 2021
100 x 52 x 0.5 cm
Sculpture

€2,800

Dr. Love, Banksy love (a tribute to Mr Braninwash), Painting

Dr. Love

Banksy love (a tribute to Mr Braninwash), 2021
30 x 30 x 0.2 cm
Painting

Sold

Adrien Faveau, 8th Avenue In Blue, Painting

Adrien Faveau

8th Avenue In Blue, 2021
100 x 100 x 2 cm
Painting

€1,250

LN Le Pape, Space Scout, Painting

LN Le Pape

Space Scout, 2020
120 x 90 x 2 cm
Painting

€900

Françoise Pétrovitch, Fumeuse, Print

Françoise Pétrovitch

Fumeuse, 2021
66 x 55 cm
Print

€900

Hom Nguyen, Woman, Painting

Hom Nguyen

Woman, 2021
80 x 60 x 5 cm
Painting

5,000 - € 10,000

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