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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), Kiss Me Deadly, Print

Shepard Fairey (Obey)

Kiss Me Deadly, 2021
61 x 46 cm


Takashi Murakami, An Homage to IKB 1957 B, Print

Takashi Murakami

An Homage to IKB 1957 B, 2012
73.5 x 53 cm


Christophe Comerro, Vegas Pop art Black City Fashion, Sculpture

Christophe Comerro

Vegas Pop art Black City Fashion, 2021
40 x 30 x 45 cm


Scott Kahn, March Moon, Print

Scott Kahn

March Moon, 2020
61 x 53.7 cm


Daru, Lucky Vip, Painting


Lucky Vip, 2021
100 x 60 x 2 cm


Miss Tic, Testée positive à l'amour, Sculpture

Miss Tic

Testée positive à l'amour, 2021
22 x 10 x 5 cm


M.Chat, Chat ailé et nuages bleus, Painting


Chat ailé et nuages bleus, 2021
50 x 65 x 0.5 cm


Ronald Hunter, Black Line Picture, Painting

Ronald Hunter

Black Line Picture, 2021
90 x 90 x 2 cm


Miguel Guía, Chien béat sur nickel 59, Sculpture

Miguel Guía

Chien béat sur nickel 59, 2021
59 x 55 x 21 cm


Richard Orlinski, Wild Kong, bleu mick, Sculpture

Richard Orlinski

Wild Kong, bleu mick, 2021
31 x 23 x 12 cm


Gina Vor, Blue Abstract No. 1 | Peinture Abstraite Bleue No. 1, Painting

Gina Vor

Blue Abstract No. 1 | Peinture Abstraite Bleue No. 1, 2019
78.5 x 108 x 2 cm


Cope2, 46th Street Station, Print


46th Street Station, 2020
45.7 x 68.6 cm


Philippe Buil, Une Larme, Sculpture

Philippe Buil

Une Larme, 2021
21 x 10 x 10 cm


Vidiz, Minimicha, Painting


Minimicha, 2021
110 x 51 x 3 cm


Fred Boutet, Midtown, Painting

Fred Boutet

Midtown, 2021
81 x 130 x 2.5 cm


Jéko, Rien à voir, Painting


Rien à voir, 2021
65 x 50 x 0.2 cm


Jonathan Pradillon, Grand Fondu Bleu Iridescent, Painting

Jonathan Pradillon

Grand Fondu Bleu Iridescent, 2021
80 x 60 x 1.6 cm

$258 $287

Atsuko Ishii, Dress for tea, Fine Art Drawings

Atsuko Ishii

Dress for tea, 2019
30 x 24 x 0.5 cm
Fine Art Drawings


François Schuiten, La Type 12 - Paris-Bruxelles, Print

François Schuiten

La Type 12 - Paris-Bruxelles, 2021
70 x 50 cm


Gina Vor, Small Sign No 5, Fine Art Drawings

Gina Vor

Small Sign No 5, 2019
24 x 17 x 0.1 cm
Fine Art Drawings


Our recommendations Pierre Alechinsky, 5 février 1999, Painting

Pierre Alechinsky

5 février 1999, 1999
93 x 71 x 0.1 cm


Nathanael Koffi, Pineapple, Painting

Nathanael Koffi

Pineapple, 2021
69 x 25 x 1 cm


Marian Williams, Sisters, Painting

Marian Williams

Sisters, 2021
20 x 20 x 0.5 cm


Sophie Petetin, Lovely Luberon, Painting

Sophie Petetin

Lovely Luberon, 2021
80 x 80 x 2.5 cm


Liora, L.o.v.e....Vole, Painting


L.o.v.e....Vole, 2021
100 x 100 x 4 cm


Jérôme Mesnager, En plein Essor (22 de 2021), Painting

Jérôme Mesnager

En plein Essor (22 de 2021), 2021
21 x 16.8 x 6.5 cm


Jéko, Regard à droite, Fine Art Drawings


Regard à droite, 2020
65 x 50 x 0.2 cm
Fine Art Drawings


Richard Heeps, Nomad I, New York, Photography

Richard Heeps

Nomad I, New York, 2017
75 x 61 x 0.1 cm


Hersk, Something to suck 363, Sculpture


Something to suck 363, 2021
62 x 25 x 5 cm


Ernest Pignon-Ernest, Rimbaud, Print

Ernest Pignon-Ernest

Rimbaud, 1986
48 x 37 cm

$1,185 $1,316

Nathanael Koffi, Symbole de Côte d’Ivoire, Sculpture

Nathanael Koffi

Symbole de Côte d’Ivoire, 2020
11 x 7.5 x 6 cm


Alexander Calder, La Fleur (The Flower), Print

Alexander Calder

La Fleur (The Flower), 1975
58.1 x 77.5 cm


Niki de Saint Phalle, Nana, Print

Niki de Saint Phalle

Nana, 1971
65 x 50 x 1 cm


Jazzu, L'amour du cœur, Painting


L'amour du cœur, 2021
46 x 27 x 10 cm


Mara Toledo, Joie de vivre, Painting

Mara Toledo

Joie de vivre, 2009
50 x 60 x 2 cm


C215, Simone Veil, Painting


Simone Veil, 2021
65 x 44 x 2 cm

5,000 - $ 10,000

Hersk, Missing 1, Painting


Missing 1, 2021
80 x 80 x 5 cm

< $ 2,500

Edu Danesi, Fangio, Sculpture

Edu Danesi

Fangio, 2021
105 x 91 x 4 cm


Stoz, Over the top 0018, Painting


Over the top 0018, 2021
60 x 30 x 3.5 cm


Francine Van Hove, Etude pour "Avec Mona Lisa", Fine Art Drawings

Francine Van Hove

Etude pour "Avec Mona Lisa", 2017
50 x 65 cm
Fine Art Drawings


JM Robert, Urban Face 3, Painting

JM Robert

Urban Face 3, 2021
100 x 81 x 3 cm


Adrien Faveau, Park avenue, Painting

Adrien Faveau

Park avenue, 2021
120 x 120 x 3 cm


C215, Oncle Sam, Sculpture


Oncle Sam, 2020
63 x 39 x 10 cm

2,500 - $ 5,000

Dr. Love, Classic Haring (a tribute to Haring), Painting

Dr. Love

Classic Haring (a tribute to Haring), 2021
30 x 40 x 0.2 cm


Toctoc, Les Beatles Duduss, Sculpture


Les Beatles Duduss, 2020
25 x 80 x 4.5 cm


Miss Tic, L'homme est un loup pour l'homme, Print

Miss Tic

L'homme est un loup pour l'homme, 2021
50 x 50 cm


Spaco, Louis Vuitton colors, Painting


Louis Vuitton colors, 2021
30 x 30 x 2 cm


L'Atlas, Days Dreaming, Print


Days Dreaming, 2021
76 x 56 x 0.1 cm


Daru, New Stars, Print


New Stars, 2021
100 x 61 x 0.1 cm


Brian Bartlett, Blue Yonder, Painting

Brian Bartlett

Blue Yonder, 2021
90 x 120 x 4 cm


Shelby, Multi love sculpture, Sculpture


Multi love sculpture, 2021
40 x 40 x 10 cm


Aykaz Arzumanyan, Rose 493, Painting

Aykaz Arzumanyan

Rose 493, 2021
70 x 70 x 3 cm


M.Chat, C'est pas le Pérou ! HPM 24, Fine Art Drawings


C'est pas le Pérou ! HPM 24, 2020
25 x 25 x 0.1 cm
Fine Art Drawings


Xiu, Fleur 125, Painting


Fleur 125, 2021
20 x 20 x 2 cm


Claude Weisbuch, L'épave, Print

Claude Weisbuch

L'épave, 1955
48 x 64 cm


Francine Van Hove, Il pleut au Luco, Painting

Francine Van Hove

Il pleut au Luco, 2017
46 x 61 cm


Spaco, Skull colors gold, Sculpture


Skull colors gold, 2021
13 x 11 x 18 cm


Vincent Sabatier, Bipbip le Coyote, Sculpture

Vincent Sabatier

Bipbip le Coyote, 2021
25 x 16 x 5 cm

$1,615 $2,154

Jef Aérosol, Amy Winehouse, Print

Jef Aérosol

Amy Winehouse, 2016
48 x 33 cm


Francine Van Hove, Blue Camille, Painting

Francine Van Hove

Blue Camille, 2017
60 x 60 cm


Mr. Brainwash, My first concert, Print

Mr. Brainwash

My first concert, 2010
56 x 76 cm


Rita Vandenherrewegen, Projections, Painting

Rita Vandenherrewegen

Projections, 2021
40 x 50 x 2 cm


Zena Blackwell, Flamingo Ta Da!, Painting

Zena Blackwell

Flamingo Ta Da!, 2021
25.4 x 25.4 x 2 cm


Âme Sauvage, L'art des artistes, Painting

Âme Sauvage

L'art des artistes, 2021
65 x 50 x 2 cm


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