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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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Stratos, Maman raconte une histoire, Painting

Stratos

Maman raconte une histoire, 2021
80 x 100 x 4 cm
Painting

$12,860

Onemizer, Sean 007, Painting

Onemizer

Sean 007, 2020
28 x 28 x 4 cm
Painting

$1,855

L'Atlas, To the light, Painting

L'Atlas

To the light, 2020
100 x 100 x 3 cm
Painting

$9,645

Antony Squizzato, Crawlers, Painting

Antony Squizzato

Crawlers, 2021
120 x 100 x 4 cm
Painting

$4,204

Seen, Sans, Painting

Seen

Sans, 2008
81 x 232 x 2 cm
Painting

$8,038

Fat, Crazy life, Painting

Fat

Crazy life, 2021
110 x 130 x 1 cm
Painting

$3,339

Miss Fuck, Pensif, Painting

Miss Fuck

Pensif, 2021
92 x 60 x 2.5 cm
Painting

$804

Keny, Plaque metro Spray, Painting

Keny

Plaque metro Spray, 2021
45 x 22.5 x 2 cm
Painting

$495

Monsieur Mollotov, Batman, Painting

Monsieur Mollotov

Batman, 2019
116 x 89 x 2.5 cm
Painting

$3,710

Stoz, HH 105, Painting

Stoz

HH 105, 2021
50 x 50 x 2 cm
Painting

$173

John Matos Crash, Blue too, Painting

John Matos Crash

Blue too, 2012
140 x 120 x 3 cm
Painting

$24,484 $27,204

Our recommendations tizlu, Silent Observer, Painting

tizlu

Silent Observer, 2021
70 x 25 cm
Painting

$338 $482

Daniel Despothuis, N°42, Painting

Daniel Despothuis

N°42, 2009
76 x 56 cm
Painting

$989

Money Talk, Circus Money Talk, Painting

Money Talk

Circus Money Talk, 2021
60 x 40 x 2 cm
Painting

$606

Soklak Elgato, Black and white motion, Painting

Soklak Elgato

Black and white motion, 2021
130 x 195 x 4 cm
Painting

$10,511

Mosko, Baby jaguar blue, Painting

Mosko

Baby jaguar blue, 2021
50 x 27.5 x 3 cm
Painting

$1,360

Ora Ora, Skateboard - Moise, Painting

Ora Ora

Skateboard - Moise, 2021
80 x 20 x 3 cm
Painting

$742

Nick Walker, Take Control, Painting

Nick Walker

Take Control, 2019
121 x 91.5 x 4 cm
Painting

$22,258

Humanfuel, Organic Flow, Painting

Humanfuel

Organic Flow, 2021
73 x 50 x 2.5 cm
Painting

$3,957

Spaco, Police Love, Painting

Spaco

Police Love, 2021
55 x 45 x 2 cm
Painting

$346

Noze, Graffiti Wall #18, Painting

Noze

Graffiti Wall #18, 2021
80 x 80 x 2 cm
Painting

$1,978

Laetitia B., Crosswalk with Keith, Painting

Laetitia B.

Crosswalk with Keith, 2021
60 x 39.5 x 3 cm
Painting

$927

Onikize, Wolverine, Painting

Onikize

Wolverine, 2021
119 x 90 x 3 cm
Painting

$742

Robert Combas, Les cactus, Painting

Robert Combas

Les cactus, 1987
160 x 132 x 4 cm
Painting

$204,033

Shelby, Le tagueur, Painting

Shelby

Le tagueur, 2021
100 x 100 x 3 cm
Painting

$2,894 $3,215

Laurence Hubswerlin Diradourian, 912 Nicaragua, Painting

Laurence Hubswerlin Diradourian

912 Nicaragua, 2011
30 x 40 cm
Painting

$649

Blek Le Rat, Mona Lisa, Painting

Blek Le Rat

Mona Lisa, 2016
162 x 114 cm
Painting

$55,645

Tarek, Rex, Painting

Tarek

Rex, 2020
14 x 24 x 2 cm
Painting

$989

Peter Chinovsky, A chair cannot be sat on, Painting

Peter Chinovsky

A chair cannot be sat on, 2021
72 x 70 x 0.2 cm
Painting

$878

Romain Dorez, Monopoly Dollar, Painting

Romain Dorez

Monopoly Dollar, 2021
100 x 50 x 2 cm
Painting

$680

Yasna Godovanik, The wall of love, Painting

Yasna Godovanik

The wall of love, 2021
70 x 100 x 2 cm
Painting

Sold

Jéko, 17h25 dans le jardin, Painting

Jéko

17h25 dans le jardin, 2020
65 x 50 x 0.2 cm
Painting

$1,051

Edmond Li Bellefroid, Méduse, Painting

Edmond Li Bellefroid

Méduse, 2021
100 x 100 x 2 cm
Painting

$3,710

Jean-Philippe Berger, Make Revolution !, Painting

Jean-Philippe Berger

Make Revolution !, 2021
50 x 50 x 2 cm
Painting

$371

DN, Goku, Painting

DN

Goku, 2021
80 x 24 x 1 cm
Painting

$804

Cope2, Bronx Made, Painting

Cope2

Bronx Made, 2021
152.4 x 137.9 x 4 cm
Painting

$11,747

Goulwen (Leyto) Mahé, Free as bird, Painting

Goulwen (Leyto) Mahé

Free as bird, 2021
73 x 50 x 2 cm
Painting

$1,583

VL., Koons. Skull, Painting

VL.

Koons. Skull, 2021
39 x 39 x 2 cm
Painting

$278 $309

Henry Escobar, Nounours, Painting

Henry Escobar

Nounours, 2021
100 x 81 x 2.5 cm
Painting

$1,978

Brice Gelot, Balaclava, Painting

Brice Gelot

Balaclava, 2021
150 x 120 x 4 cm
Painting

$8,453

Nacks, Garfield, Painting

Nacks

Garfield, 2020
80 x 80 x 3 cm
Painting

$1,175

JP Malot, Shoot the bank X boum La grenade 2012., Painting

JP Malot

Shoot the bank X boum La grenade 2012., 2012
70 x 50 cm
Painting

$1,360

Mihoub, Strange, Painting

Mihoub

Strange, 2021
100 x 100 x 6 cm
Painting

$4,328

Christopher Henry, Téléphone Rose, Painting

Christopher Henry

Téléphone Rose, 2021
19 x 15.5 x 0.1 cm
Painting

$247

TMM, Tarantino II, Painting

TMM

Tarantino II, 2021
116 x 89 x 3 cm
Painting

$2,226

Pez, Love The Streets, Painting

Pez

Love The Streets, 2019
130 x 97 x 3 cm
Painting

$9,892

B.AX, Art Station, Painting

B.AX

Art Station, 2021
80 x 80 cm
Painting

$1,595

Raf Urban, Hope #7, Painting

Raf Urban

Hope #7, 2021
100 x 100 x 2 cm
Painting

$1,422

Maria De Campos, Jm Basquiat, Painting

Maria De Campos

Jm Basquiat, 2021
162 x 130 x 4 cm
Painting

$8,038

Patrick Cornée, My Louboutins, my Ferrari and me, Painting

Patrick Cornée

My Louboutins, my Ferrari and me, 2021
100 x 100 x 3 cm
Painting

$3,561 $3,957

Chloé Kelly Miller, Coucher de soleil, Painting

Chloé Kelly Miller

Coucher de soleil, 2021
116 x 89 x 3 cm
Painting

$1,978

Ami imaginaire, Flamingo Nénuphars, Painting

Ami imaginaire

Flamingo Nénuphars, 2021
40 x 30 x 0.5 cm
Painting

$556

Carlos Pun, Mona Lisa Pop Art Series ft. El Barto , Michelin , Kermit the Frog, Rolling Stones, Painting

Carlos Pun

Mona Lisa Pop Art Series ft. El Barto , Michelin , Kermit the Frog, Rolling Stones, 2021
90 x 70 x 3 cm
Painting

$2,700

Sven, All Black, Painting

Sven

All Black, 2021
80 x 60 x 3 cm
Painting

$3,710

Hope 1393, Jaïna, Painting

Hope 1393

Jaïna, 2021
130 x 97 x 2.5 cm
Painting

$2,968

Martin Whatson, Heart Grenade, Painting

Martin Whatson

Heart Grenade, 2013
25 x 20 x 2 cm
Painting

$2,844

DB Waterman, Power Flower, Painting

DB Waterman

Power Flower, 2021
80 x 120 x 2 cm
Painting

$5,565

Bortusk Leer, Monster #4P, Painting

Bortusk Leer

Monster #4P, 2021
37 x 28.5 cm
Painting

$185

Charbey, Composition avec lettres 3, Painting

Charbey

Composition avec lettres 3, 2021
100 x 81 x 2 cm
Painting

$866

The Dotmaster, Indigo gets up, Painting

The Dotmaster

Indigo gets up, 2021
90 x 35 x 3 cm
Painting

$3,091

Ben Eine, The Devils In The Detail, Painting

Ben Eine

The Devils In The Detail, 2021
70 x 50 x 4 cm
Painting

$8,038

Gary John, Cosmo Cocktail, Painting

Gary John

Cosmo Cocktail, 2020
38.1 x 27.9 cm
Painting

$260

Shepard Fairey (Obey), Harmony, Painting

Shepard Fairey (Obey)

Harmony, 2012
62 x 46 x 2 cm
Painting

$12,489

Cynthia Coulombe-Bégin, Love On Caffeine, Painting

Cynthia Coulombe-Bégin

Love On Caffeine, 2021
40.6 x 40.6 cm
Painting

$720

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