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Provocative artists

The history of art has been punctuated by many scandals and outbursts of provocative artists. With the main goal of art being to elicit a reaction, it is obvious that some artists try to take us out of our comfort zone. Some provocative painters have scandalized the critics, such as Gustave Courbet with his famous painting "The Origin of the World" in 1866, very much ahead of his time in his representation of nudity. But painters are not the only provocative artists. The photographers Nobuyoshi Araki and Bettina Rheims also turned their lenses to controversial subjects.

However, scandal is not necessarily linked to nudity. Provocation in art comes from a will to shock and to free itself from the limits or taboos, which is why many committed artists use their art to spread subversive messages and go against the established governments. This is the case of street artists such as Banksy, Jean-Michel Basquiat or Keith Haring.

You don't like simplistic works? You want to support artists who are not afraid to take risks? Artsper has put together a catalog of provocative artists of all nationalities. Their works will be perfect to give your living room a pop and show off your taste. Which one will catch your eye?

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Shepard Fairey (Obey), Kiss Me Deadly, Print

Shepard Fairey (Obey)

Kiss Me Deadly, 2021
61 x 46 cm
Print

$897

Takashi Murakami, An Homage to IKB 1957 B, Print

Takashi Murakami

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

Sold

Daru, Lucky Vip, Painting

Daru

Lucky Vip, 2021
100 x 60 x 2 cm
Painting

$3,350

Daru, New Stars, Print

Daru

New Stars, 2021
100 x 61 x 0.1 cm
Print

$178

Salvador Dali, Bestiaire de La Fontaine Dalinisé, Print

Salvador Dali

Bestiaire de La Fontaine Dalinisé, 1974
43.5 x 60.5 x 1 cm
Print

$4,547

Anish Kapoor, Breathing blue, Print

Anish Kapoor

Breathing blue, 2020
30 x 42 cm
Print

$5,566

Our recommendations Salvador Dali, Profil du temps, Sculpture

Salvador Dali

Profil du temps, 1984
51 x 35 x 35 cm
Sculpture

$43,506

Shepard Fairey (Obey), Harmony, Painting

Shepard Fairey (Obey)

Harmony, 2012
62 x 46 x 2 cm
Painting

$10,984 $12,205

Takashi Murakami, Takeshi Murakami Bunbu Ponchi Shimon x Supreme Triptych Skatedecks, Sculpture

Takashi Murakami

Takeshi Murakami Bunbu Ponchi Shimon x Supreme Triptych Skatedecks, 2007
78.7 x 20.3 x 5.1 cm
Sculpture

$9,050

Daru, Panneau Sans Interdits La vie de n'a pas de sens, Sculpture

Daru

Panneau Sans Interdits La vie de n'a pas de sens, 2021
80 x 80 x 3 cm
Sculpture

$1,795

Nobuyoshi Araki, Sans Titre, Photography

Nobuyoshi Araki

Sans Titre, 2000
10.8 x 8.9 cm
Photography

$1,137

Damien Hirst, Magnificent Seven, Sculpture

Damien Hirst

Magnificent Seven, 2000
7 x 45.1 x 7 cm
Sculpture

$7,500

Our recommendations Keith Haring, The Story of Red and Blue, Print

Keith Haring

The Story of Red and Blue, 1989
41.9 x 34.3 cm
Print

$12,500

Ricky Cohete, Embrace of Man: from the Blanco Series. Small Archival Pigment print, Sepia, Photography

Ricky Cohete

Embrace of Man: from the Blanco Series. Small Archival Pigment print, Sepia, 2017
76.2 x 50.8 x 0.3 cm
Photography

$1,300

Salvador Dali, La bénédiction, Fine Art Drawings

Salvador Dali

La bénédiction, 1969
32 x 26 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$14,359

Our recommendations Andres Serrano, Blood Cross, Photography

Andres Serrano

Blood Cross, 1985
69.9 x 101.6 cm
Photography

$49,500

Damien Hirst, Rainbow Heart, Print

Damien Hirst

Rainbow Heart, 2020
35 x 36.4 x 0.4 cm
Print

$4,877

Kirsten Thys van den Audenaerde, 'Cradle' part of the series 'Hands down', Photography

Kirsten Thys van den Audenaerde

'Cradle' part of the series 'Hands down', 2019
20 x 20 x 0.1 cm
Photography

$598

Our recommendations Jeff Koons, Puppy, Sculpture

Jeff Koons

Puppy, 1990
27.9 x 38.1 x 2.5 cm
Sculpture

$3,500

Bettina RHEIMS, Singe poilu, Paris, Photography

Bettina RHEIMS

Singe poilu, Paris, 1986
57 x 48 x 0.5 cm
Photography

$11,487

Shepard Fairey (Obey), Basquiat, Print

Shepard Fairey (Obey)

Basquiat, 2010
61 x 46 cm
Print

$2,393

Shepard Fairey (Obey), Lotus Diamond Gold, Print

Shepard Fairey (Obey)

Lotus Diamond Gold, 2011
61 x 46 cm
Print

$1,615

Shepard Fairey (Obey), Kiss Me Deadly, Print

Shepard Fairey (Obey)

Kiss Me Deadly, 2021
61 x 46 cm
Print

$897

Shepard Fairey (Obey), Knowledge Action Power / Blue, Print

Shepard Fairey (Obey)

Knowledge Action Power / Blue, 2018
61 x 46 x 0.3 cm
Print

$1,316

Shepard Fairey (Obey), Revolution Girl, Print

Shepard Fairey (Obey)

Revolution Girl, 2007
45.7 x 61 cm
Print

$650

Shepard Fairey (Obey), Lemmy Damaged Case (Motörhead), Print

Shepard Fairey (Obey)

Lemmy Damaged Case (Motörhead), 2021
61 x 46 x 0.2 cm
Print

$574

Shepard Fairey (Obey), SID : Mugshot, Print

Shepard Fairey (Obey)

SID : Mugshot, 2013
48.5 x 37 x 0.2 cm
Print

$826

Takashi Murakami, Champagne Supernova Blue, Print

Takashi Murakami

Champagne Supernova Blue, 2014
73.8 x 53 cm
Print

$3,880

Daru, Atlantic Bitcoin Company, Painting

Daru

Atlantic Bitcoin Company, 2021
20.3 x 30.5 cm
Painting

$1,400

Daru, Vandal 2 Luxe, Print

Daru

Vandal 2 Luxe, 2021
100 x 61 x 0.1 cm
Print

$178

Daru, Color my Life, Print

Daru

Color my Life, 2021
100 x 61 x 0.1 cm
Print

$178

Daru, Karl for ever, Print

Daru

Karl for ever, 2021
100 x 61 x 0.1 cm
Print

$178

Daru, Luxury Cat, Print

Daru

Luxury Cat, 2021
100 x 61 x 0.1 cm
Print

$178

Daru, The New Gold, Print

Daru

The New Gold, 2021
100 x 61 x 0.1 cm
Print

$178

Daru, Goku Hermes, Print

Daru

Goku Hermes, 2021
100 x 61 x 0.1 cm
Print

$178

Daru, Business Plan?, Print

Daru

Business Plan?, 2021
100 x 61 x 0.1 cm
Print

$178

Daru, I'm your father, Print

Daru

I'm your father, 2021
100 x 61 x 0.1 cm
Print

$178

Daru, World is crazy, Print

Daru

World is crazy, 2021
100 x 61 x 0.1 cm
Print

$178

Daru, I want you Homer, Painting

Daru

I want you Homer, 2021
105 x 60 x 4 cm
Painting

$2,872

Daru, Never mind the money, Print

Daru

Never mind the money, 2021
61 x 100 x 0.1 cm
Print

$178

Daru, Dream Job, Painting

Daru

Dream Job, 2021
117 x 82 x 4 cm
Painting

$3,590

Daru, Luxury Life Candy, Painting

Daru

Luxury Life Candy, 2021
155 x 80 x 4 cm
Painting

$2,393

Salvador Dali, Cascade of Souls (Hand Signed  Lithograph), Print

Salvador Dali

Cascade of Souls (Hand Signed Lithograph), 2020
76.2 x 55.9 x 5.1 cm
Print

$6,100

Salvador Dali, Surrealist Flower (Hand Signed Lithograph), Print

Salvador Dali

Surrealist Flower (Hand Signed Lithograph), 2020
76.2 x 55.9 x 5.1 cm
Print

$6,100

Salvador Dali, Don Quixote on an Infinite Landscape ( Hand Signed Lithograph), Print

Salvador Dali

Don Quixote on an Infinite Landscape ( Hand Signed Lithograph), 2020
76.2 x 55.9 x 5.1 cm
Print

$6,100

Salvador Dali, Invisible Face (Hand Signed Lithograph), Print

Salvador Dali

Invisible Face (Hand Signed Lithograph), 2020
76.2 x 55.9 x 5.1 cm
Print

$5,500

Salvador Dali, Surrealist Matador (Hand Signed  Lithograph), Print

Salvador Dali

Surrealist Matador (Hand Signed Lithograph), 2020
76.2 x 55.9 x 5.1 cm
Print

$6,100

Takashi Murakami, Panda Cubs Panda Cubs, Print

Takashi Murakami

Panda Cubs Panda Cubs, 2020
50 x 50 cm
Print

$2,229

Shepard Fairey (Obey), Art Is For Everybody, Print

Shepard Fairey (Obey)

Art Is For Everybody, 2020
48.3 x 35.6 x 0.1 cm
Print

$1,173

Shepard Fairey (Obey), AR-15 Lily, Print

Shepard Fairey (Obey)

AR-15 Lily, 2021
61 x 46 cm
Print

$598

Shepard Fairey (Obey), Justice Woman Red, Print

Shepard Fairey (Obey)

Justice Woman Red, 2021
61 x 46 cm
Print

$449

Shepard Fairey (Obey), Push Forward, Print

Shepard Fairey (Obey)

Push Forward, 2021
33 x 25 cm
Print

$431

Shepard Fairey (Obey), Wave of Distress (Blue), Print

Shepard Fairey (Obey)

Wave of Distress (Blue), 2021
46 x 61 cm
Print

$479

Takashi Murakami, Doraemon: So Much Fun, Under the Blue Sky, Print

Takashi Murakami

Doraemon: So Much Fun, Under the Blue Sky, 2020
60 x 60 cm
Print

$2,090

Takashi Murakami, The Nether World, Print

Takashi Murakami

The Nether World, 2020
60 x 60 cm
Print

$3,274

Shepard Fairey (Obey), Pay Up Or Shut Up, Print

Shepard Fairey (Obey)

Pay Up Or Shut Up, 2015
61 x 46 cm
Print

$838

Our recommendations Shepard Fairey (Obey), Noise State Violence State Control, Print

Shepard Fairey (Obey)

Noise State Violence State Control, 2018
61 x 46 cm
Print

$562

Shepard Fairey (Obey), Collaboration - Shepard Fairey / Kai & Sunny - Red Edition, Print

Shepard Fairey (Obey)

Collaboration - Shepard Fairey / Kai & Sunny - Red Edition, 2017
57 x 57 cm
Print

$658

Shepard Fairey (Obey), Royal Treatment Money, Print

Shepard Fairey (Obey)

Royal Treatment Money, 2016
61 x 46 cm
Print

$610

Shepard Fairey (Obey), Royal Treatment Skull, Print

Shepard Fairey (Obey)

Royal Treatment Skull, 2016
61 x 46 cm
Print

$610

Our recommendations Shepard Fairey (Obey), Duality of Humanity 2, Print

Shepard Fairey (Obey)

Duality of Humanity 2, 2008
46 x 61 cm
Print

$1,675

Takashi Murakami, Korpokkur in the Forest, Print

Takashi Murakami

Korpokkur in the Forest, 2020
77 x 92 cm
Print

$5,922

Takashi Murakami, We Are The Jocular Clan (10), Print

Takashi Murakami

We Are The Jocular Clan (10), 2018
50 x 50 cm
Print

$1,292

Takashi Murakami, We Are The Jocular Clan (7), Print

Takashi Murakami

We Are The Jocular Clan (7), 2018
50 x 50 cm
Print

$1,292

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