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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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Richard Orlinski, Wild Kong, Sculpture

Richard Orlinski

Wild Kong, 2021
24.4 x 13 x 3.9 inch

25,000 - $ 50,000

Shepard Fairey (Obey), Unyielding, Print

Shepard Fairey (Obey)

Unyielding, 2020
36 x 36 inch


Daru, Alice au pays de Chanel, Painting


Alice au pays de Chanel, 2021
44.5 x 28.7 x 1.6 inch

$2,371 $2,635

Takashi Murakami, The Nether World, Print

Takashi Murakami

The Nether World, 2020
23.6 x 23.6 inch


Miguel Guía, Chien Ballon apesanteur en nickel bleue 63, Sculpture

Miguel Guía

Chien Ballon apesanteur en nickel bleue 63, 2021
24.8 x 4.7 x 4.7 inch


M.Chat, Les amoureux, Painting


Les amoureux, 2021
19.7 x 25.6 x 0.4 inch


Salvador Dali, The Music from the series The Arts, Print

Salvador Dali

The Music from the series The Arts, 1980
27.6 x 19.7 x 0 inch

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JonOne, NOW, Painting


NOW, 2020
27.6 x 27.6 x 0.8 inch


Robert Combas, Le rhino, Print

Robert Combas

Le rhino, 2021
27.6 x 19.7 inch

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M.Chat, Coffret de Luxe PariSeoul n°53, Print


Coffret de Luxe PariSeoul n°53, 2019
9.8 x 9.8 x 0.4 inch


Salvador Dali, Christ de Saint-Jean de la Croix, Sculpture

Salvador Dali

Christ de Saint-Jean de la Croix, 1974
23.6 x 10.2 x 7.1 inch


Miss Tic, On s'aime prenez en de la graine, Sculpture

Miss Tic

On s'aime prenez en de la graine, 2021
17.7 x 7.5 x 3.9 inch


Robert Combas, Prison mentale, Painting

Robert Combas

Prison mentale, 2015
25.6 x 19.7 x 3.9 inch

25,000 - $ 50,000

Robert Combas, Les yeux fermier !, Fine Art Drawings

Robert Combas

Les yeux fermier !, 2020
18.1 x 11.8 inch
Fine Art Drawings


Joan Miró, Constellation III (Por Alberti, por l'Espana), Print

Joan Miró

Constellation III (Por Alberti, por l'Espana), 1975
35.4 x 26 x 0.1 inch

$16,686 $23,837

Philippe Pasqua, Sans titre, Fine Art Drawings

Philippe Pasqua

Sans titre, 2010
15.7 x 11.8 x 0.1 inch
Fine Art Drawings


Our recommendations Seen, Raw bubble, Painting


Raw bubble, 2020
28 x 28 inch


JR, Giants, Miguel, Casa Amarela, Morro da Providência, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2018,, Print


Giants, Miguel, Casa Amarela, Morro da Providência, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2018,, 2019
18.1 x 14.2 inch


Nathanael Koffi, Pluie rose, Painting

Nathanael Koffi

Pluie rose, 2021
9.4 x 7.5 x 0.1 inch


C215, Regard, Painting


Regard, 2021
25.6 x 17.3 x 2 inch


Philippe Pasqua, Etude, Painting

Philippe Pasqua

Etude, 2014
39.4 x 31.9 inch


Antonino Puliafico, Primi fiori, Painting

Antonino Puliafico

Primi fiori, 2021
70.9 x 94.5 x 0 inch


Philarthrop, Crumpled wine label - Petrus #4, Painting


Crumpled wine label - Petrus #4, 2021
8.7 x 8.7 x 1.4 inch


Philippe Geluck, J'adore être peint, Print

Philippe Geluck

J'adore être peint, 2021
19.7 x 15.7 inch


Stratos, Ribambelle, Painting


Ribambelle, 2021
21.7 x 18.1 x 0.8 inch


DN, Surf Picsou Hermès 2, Painting


Surf Picsou Hermès 2, 2020
36.2 x 20.5 x 0.8 inch


Pierre Gimenez, La main au cigare, Sculpture

Pierre Gimenez

La main au cigare, 2021
13.8 x 9.4 x 4.1 inch


Bernard Pras, Frida, Sculpture

Bernard Pras

Frida, 2021
33.5 x 29.5 x 6.7 inch


Ronald Hunter, Triangle Traffic I, Painting

Ronald Hunter

Triangle Traffic I, 2021
31.5 x 31.5 x 0.8 inch

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Marian Williams, Queen of Camouflage 12, Painting

Marian Williams

Queen of Camouflage 12, 2016
11.8 x 11.8 x 0.2 inch


David Ferreira, Cactus, Sculpture

David Ferreira

Cactus, 2021
59.8 x 21.7 x 6.7 inch


Nicolas Dubreuille, Sans titre ref (332), Sculpture

Nicolas Dubreuille

Sans titre ref (332), 2021
31.5 x 23.6 x 19.7 inch


Lis Sam, Painting to Dream Wood Chanel, Painting

Lis Sam

Painting to Dream Wood Chanel, 2021
18.1 x 15 x 0.6 inch


Speedy Graphito, Rencontre Impromptue, Painting

Speedy Graphito

Rencontre Impromptue, 2020
29.9 x 22 x 1.6 inch


Hervé Di Rosa, Robot à la plage, Print

Hervé Di Rosa

Robot à la plage, 1998
10.4 x 15 inch


Patrick Villas, Le cygne, Sculpture

Patrick Villas

Le cygne, 2021
39.4 x 43.3 x 39.4 inch


Jan Kaláb, Purple Gate, Painting

Jan Kaláb

Purple Gate, 2019
48 x 30 inch


Ernest Pignon-Ernest, Rimbaud. Regards Etude n° 11, Fine Art Drawings

Ernest Pignon-Ernest

Rimbaud. Regards Etude n° 11, 1986
12.6 x 9.4 inch
Fine Art Drawings


Jacques Villeglé, Europeanisation - violet et jaune, Print

Jacques Villeglé

Europeanisation - violet et jaune, 2018
22 x 28 inch


Zenoy, Love letters, Painting


Love letters, 2020
70.9 x 70.9 x 2 inch

15,000 - $ 25,000

Antony Squizzato, Yogi bird, Painting

Antony Squizzato

Yogi bird, 2021
31.5 x 23.6 x 1.6 inch


David Ferreira, Toto, Painting

David Ferreira

Toto, 2019
39.4 x 19.7 x 1.2 inch


Philippe Buil, Cheval Barbe 49-21, Sculpture

Philippe Buil

Cheval Barbe 49-21, 2021
13 x 10.6 x 4.7 inch


Gabriela Lavezzari, Jazmin del cielo, Painting

Gabriela Lavezzari

Jazmin del cielo, 2021
39.4 x 39.4 x 1.2 inch


Cope2, Mta Throwie, Print


Mta Throwie, 2020
7.9 x 31.5 x 0.8 inch


Liora, Portoferraio, Painting


Portoferraio, 2021
11.8 x 23.6 x 0.8 inch


Béatrice Fernando, Tête de cheval, Sculpture

Béatrice Fernando

Tête de cheval, 2021
13.4 x 6.3 x 6.3 inch


Richard Heeps, Big window, lambrate, Milan, Photography

Richard Heeps

Big window, lambrate, Milan, 2018
24 x 24 x 0 inch


Vidiz, Tomato, Painting


Tomato, 2021
32.3 x 16.1 x 1.2 inch


Marie-Madeleine Vitrolles, Espoirs de Femmes 1, Sculpture

Marie-Madeleine Vitrolles

Espoirs de Femmes 1, 2018
24 x 11.8 x 13.8 inch


André Saraiva, Mr. A & Miss A - OX, Print

André Saraiva

Mr. A & Miss A - OX, 2020
8 x 8 inch


Gina Vor, Black Art 8, Abstrait Noir 8, Painting

Gina Vor

Black Art 8, Abstrait Noir 8, 2020
11.8 x 8.3 x 0.1 inch


Xiu, Paysages 218, Painting


Paysages 218, 2020
19.7 x 7.9 x 0.8 inch


Bault, Bestioles, Painting


Bestioles, 2020
39.4 x 39.4 x 0.8 inch


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

Dr. Love

Love and Hope (a tribute to Banksy), 2021
39.4 x 39.4 x 0.4 inch

$1,630 $1,873

Edu Danesi, Angel bardot, Painting

Edu Danesi

Angel bardot, 2021
47.2 x 39.4 x 1.2 inch


Etienne Quesnay, Le favori, Painting

Etienne Quesnay

Le favori, 2021
12.2 x 9.1 inch


Brusk (DMV), Heroic Time's I, Painting

Brusk (DMV)

Heroic Time's I, 2021
36.2 x 25.6 inch


Sophie Petetin, Du bonheur dans l'air, Painting

Sophie Petetin

Du bonheur dans l'air, 2021
19.7 x 19.7 x 1 inch


Antoine Josse, Le Secret des Bois, Painting

Antoine Josse

Le Secret des Bois, 2021
15.7 x 15.7 x 1.2 inch

< $ 2,500

Philippe Berry, Hippo et Papillons, Sculpture

Philippe Berry

Hippo et Papillons, 2019
11.8 x 7.9 x 7.9 inch

5,000 - $ 10,000

Artigas Planas, Hope, Sculpture

Artigas Planas

Hope, 2021
8.3 x 13.4 x 3.1 inch


Philippe Huart, Corail rouge vertige - vortex 21, Painting

Philippe Huart

Corail rouge vertige - vortex 21, 2020
5.9 x 5.9 x 0.8 inch


Antoine Rose, Gossip Girls, Photography

Antoine Rose

Gossip Girls, 2019
19.7 x 19.7 inch


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