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Street art Drawing

Today street art is present in many of our cities and it is becoming a major contemporary art movement. One way of defining street art is to say it 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 way of communicating with a large number of people.

The history of street art as we know it today, originated in the 1960s in the United States, in the city of Philadelphia with the development of graffiti. One man, wanting to profess his love and hoping to catch his loved one’s eye, started to write his name on walls throughout the city. Several others across the city imitated him. This was the birth of “tags”, a type a signature, often used to mark out territories but now used in art.

As the swinging 60s came to a close, graffiti had spread to several cities and had successfully reached New York, the city that would help project this new art form into the spotlight. The late 60s and early 70s were a time of rapid urbanisation, growing suburbs, and omnipresent advertising. The development of street art was also helped by the commercialisation of spray-paints - budding street artists could now easily have access to their medium of choice. The initial street art movement was linked to vandalism and graffiti could be found all over the city, on public or private property and on trains. Quik, Futura 2000 and Phase 2 were some of the most famous graffiti artists of the time.

The art movement made its debut in France in the early 1970s but it didn’t gain much recognition until the 1980s. Key players of the French street art movement include Blek le Rat, Jérôme Mesnager and Jef Aérosol.

Street art now comes in all shapes and sizes, from tagging to huge frescos as well as sculpture and drawings. As street art evolved and spread worldwide, new methods appeared including collage, stencilling and stickers. Increasingly, especially as the police enforced stricter laws on graffiti and punishment became more severe in the 1980s and 1990s, artists started to work in studios.

Gallery owners started to catch on to the trend and began to represent street artists. The first exhibition of graffiti art took place in 1972 in New York. Drawing eventually became a medium used by street artists. Graffiti artists let their imaginations run free using paper as their chosen support. They worked with a whole array of paper types, including Canson paper, newspaper and even bank notes, as demonstrated by Death NYC and Philippe Sainte Fauste…

As the movement’s importance in the art market grew more prominent, many artists feared its institutionalisation and believed that it undermined the movement’s very essence. Today, many artists combine street work and works created in a studio, using spray-paints, coloured pencils, chalk and charcoal. The street is now considered a helpful springboard for achieving recognition. Many of the most expensive street artists now work in urban areas legally often thanks to commissions. Some of today’s most famous street artists include: Jef Aérosol, Banksy and Miss Tic.

So why not buy a street art drawing from Artsper’s collection and treat yourself to a unique, modern or contemporary work of art? You will find a wide range of styles, including works by emerging and well-established artists. Don’t miss our selection of works from renowned contemporary street artists such as JR,JonOne and Shepard Fairey (Obey)!

Collector’s Guide: Collecting Drawings

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JonOne, Borders, Fine Art Drawings

JonOne

Borders, 2020
29.5 x 42 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$1,595

Gréké, Flemme, Fine Art Drawings

Gréké

Flemme, 2020
44 x 36 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$742

Florim Hasani, Zjarr, Fine Art Drawings

Florim Hasani

Zjarr, 2017
32 x 24 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$433

Jacques Villeglé, Rue du Quatre-septembre, 8 octobre 2018, Fine Art Drawings

Jacques Villeglé

Rue du Quatre-septembre, 8 octobre 2018, 2018
38.8 x 30.8 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$6,183

tizlu, Saving Audrey, Fine Art Drawings

tizlu

Saving Audrey, 2021
70 x 50 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$1,113 $1,484

Stom500, Mouse orchestra, Fine Art Drawings

Stom500

Mouse orchestra, 2020
40 x 30 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$655

EMPHI, Pattern, Fine Art Drawings

EMPHI

Pattern, 2020
35 x 35 x 0.1 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$742

Kashink, Sans titre, Fine Art Drawings

Kashink

Sans titre, 2019
57 x 35 x 1 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$742

Rolf Julius, Untitled (14), Fine Art Drawings

Rolf Julius

Untitled (14), 2005
33.5 x 26.5 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$1,855

Revolt, Rolling Thunder-SG, Fine Art Drawings

Revolt

Rolling Thunder-SG, 2011
27.9 x 20.3 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$742

Mara, Sans titre, Fine Art Drawings

Mara

Sans titre, 2019
105 x 75.5 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$618

Camille Adra, Sans titre, Fine Art Drawings

Camille Adra

Sans titre, 2019
29 x 39 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$247

Christophe Faso, La dernière séance, Fine Art Drawings

Christophe Faso

La dernière séance, 2014
65 x 50 x 0.3 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$830

Mister Pee, Figure Libre, Fine Art Drawings

Mister Pee

Figure Libre, 2019
40 x 30 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$495

Tellas, The Forest, Fine Art Drawings

Tellas

The Forest, 2017
24 x 64 x 0.5 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$1,917

Moolinex, Baise moi, Fine Art Drawings

Moolinex

Baise moi, 2004
100 x 70 x 0.2 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$1,731

Ghost (aka Cousin Frank), Black Book Drawing, Fine Art Drawings

Ghost (aka Cousin Frank)

Black Book Drawing, 2020
11 x 14 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$495

Manon Pellan, Ghost 10, Fine Art Drawings

Manon Pellan

Ghost 10, 2021
76 x 56 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$3,339

Rossella Mercedes, Dull shout, Fine Art Drawings

Rossella Mercedes

Dull shout, 2017
33 x 24 x 0.1 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$111

Our recommendations JP Malot, Yo! Mickey Pow & Arrows!, Fine Art Drawings

JP Malot

Yo! Mickey Pow & Arrows!, 2018
70 x 50 x 1 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$861 $989

André Saraiva, Sans Titre, Fine Art Drawings

André Saraiva

Sans Titre, 2015
40 x 40 x 0.3 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$989

Chanoir, Young Chanoir, Fine Art Drawings

Chanoir

Young Chanoir, 2020
47 x 27.9 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$2,500

Monsieur Zéro, City 2, Fine Art Drawings

Monsieur Zéro

City 2, 2018
40 x 30 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$223

Richard Saint-Amans, Caligraff 9, Fine Art Drawings

Richard Saint-Amans

Caligraff 9, 2018
56 x 76 x 0.1 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$680

Peter Klasen, Go Robinet, Fine Art Drawings

Peter Klasen

Go Robinet, 2013
60 x 80 x 3 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$14,839

Sun7, Sunset drawing, Fine Art Drawings

Sun7

Sunset drawing, 2016
70 x 50 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$1,484

Stoul, Oru Gami W/W 6, Fine Art Drawings

Stoul

Oru Gami W/W 6, 2015
40 x 40 x 3 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$1,051

Bebar, Hijo De La Luna, Fine Art Drawings

Bebar

Hijo De La Luna, 2019
73 x 53 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$989

Ciscø, Love heart thrower, Fine Art Drawings

Ciscø

Love heart thrower, 2021
26 x 32 x 3 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$556

Alesko, Jardin de lune, Fine Art Drawings

Alesko

Jardin de lune, 2016
25.5 x 30.5 x 0.01 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$185

Sifat, Mandala, Fine Art Drawings

Sifat

Mandala, 2016
40 x 30 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$989

Hell'O Collective, Untitled (#1), Fine Art Drawings

Hell'O Collective

Untitled (#1), 2014
42 x 30 x 5 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$1,237

Vincent Abadie Hafez a.k.a Zepha, Croisements 1, Fine Art Drawings

Vincent Abadie Hafez a.k.a Zepha

Croisements 1, 2019
61 x 46 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$1,237

Niark1, Suspicious Beast, Fine Art Drawings

Niark1

Suspicious Beast, 2019
65 x 50 x 0.1 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$1,348

Nawar Haidar, Untitled 18, Fine Art Drawings

Nawar Haidar

Untitled 18, 2003
22 x 15 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$300

Studio Abawé, No Futur, Fine Art Drawings

Studio Abawé

No Futur, 2019
49.2 x 59.3 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$730

Shadee K, Argentine, Fine Art Drawings

Shadee K

Argentine, 2018
7 x 14.3 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$122

Angelo Pioppo, Two Parrots with Cactus, Fine Art Drawings

Angelo Pioppo

Two Parrots with Cactus, 2020
60 x 42 x 0.1 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$853

Matthieu Ribo, DFWM#04, Fine Art Drawings

Matthieu Ribo

DFWM#04, 2018
39 x 29 x 1.2 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$371

Futura 2000, Pointman Black, Fine Art Drawings

Futura 2000

Pointman Black, 2016
45.5 x 35.5 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$8,038

Elena Romanovskaya, Once upon a time 2, Fine Art Drawings

Elena Romanovskaya

Once upon a time 2, 2020
59.7 x 42 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$455 $569

Otto Schade, Ribboned Pink Panther, Fine Art Drawings

Otto Schade

Ribboned Pink Panther, 2020
42 x 42 x 1 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$927

Teko van Kuyk, Cristiano Ronaldo Collage, Fine Art Drawings

Teko van Kuyk

Cristiano Ronaldo Collage, 2016
70 x 50 x 5 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$433

Our recommendations Louis Lambert (3ttman), Dibujo 1, Fine Art Drawings

Louis Lambert (3ttman)

Dibujo 1, 2019
42 x 29.7 x 2 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$915

2flui, Alphabet, Fine Art Drawings

2flui

Alphabet, 2020
42 x 29.7 x 0.1 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$136

Pichi & Avo, IMP Gaivs Jvlius Caesar, Fine Art Drawings

Pichi & Avo

IMP Gaivs Jvlius Caesar, 2017
61 x 64 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$1,608

Our recommendations Alex Konahin, L'Abeille - The Bee, Fine Art Drawings

Alex Konahin

L'Abeille - The Bee, 2012
33 x 46 x 1 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$1,978

Dani Dan, Drawing #5, Fine Art Drawings

Dani Dan

Drawing #5, 2016
29 x 21 x 1 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$124

Enigme09, Enfance, Fine Art Drawings

Enigme09

Enfance, 2017
42 x 30 x 1 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$371

Léo Mordac, #laisser une trace quelque part, Fine Art Drawings

Léo Mordac

#laisser une trace quelque part, 2016
53 x 76 x 1 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$371

Jean-Jacques André, Strate /2, Fine Art Drawings

Jean-Jacques André

Strate /2, 2020
63 x 40 x 1 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$680

Thom Thom, Johanne afro bubble, Fine Art Drawings

Thom Thom

Johanne afro bubble, 2016
147 x 98 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$3,710

Swoon, Alixa and Naima, Fine Art Drawings

Swoon

Alixa and Naima, 2018
63.5 x 49 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$4,946

Bogdan Pikulicki, Roses, Fine Art Drawings

Bogdan Pikulicki

Roses, 2016
8 x 11 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$185

Skeda, Street Mona, Fine Art Drawings

Skeda

Street Mona, 2019
32 x 22 x 0.4 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$927

Our recommendations Larbi Cherkaoui, Sans titre, Fine Art Drawings

Larbi Cherkaoui

Sans titre, 2015
80 x 120 x 5 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$5,935

Mehrdad Rashidi, Sans titre, Fine Art Drawings

Mehrdad Rashidi

Sans titre, 2016
21 x 13 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$853

Cobalt Mural, Cobalt - Hanoï-Hue, Fine Art Drawings

Cobalt Mural

Cobalt - Hanoï-Hue, 2020
28 x 38 x 0.2 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$495

Nina Lanner, Handlung, Fine Art Drawings

Nina Lanner

Handlung, 2020
15 x 10 x 0.2 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$488

Pablo Dalas, Trikonâsana, Fine Art Drawings

Pablo Dalas

Trikonâsana, 2020
12 x 18.7 x 0.3 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$383

GR170, Extrabold 04, Fine Art Drawings

GR170

Extrabold 04, 2018
100 x 70 x 1 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$742

Jarod Doe, La Mort heureuse, Fine Art Drawings

Jarod Doe

La Mort heureuse, 2018
80 x 60 x 1 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$692

David Akinola, Don't Try To Analyse This, Fine Art Drawings

David Akinola

Don't Try To Analyse This, 2016
36 x 28 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$713

Yann Lazoo, Malka family, Fine Art Drawings

Yann Lazoo

Malka family, 1992
44 x 32 x 0.8 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$1,484

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