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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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Jean-No, Gorille, Sculpture


Gorille, 2019
13.4 x 8.3 x 11.8 inch


Romano Zanotti, Bleu outremer, Painting

Romano Zanotti

Bleu outremer, 1999
11.8 x 17.3 x 0.1 inch


Our recommendations César Baldaccini, Arrachage, Fine Art Drawings

César Baldaccini

Arrachage, 1961
23.6 x 15.4 x 0 inch
Fine Art Drawings


Miguel Guía, Single Whip, Sculpture

Miguel Guía

Single Whip, 2021
11.8 x 15.2 x 4.9 inch


Shepard Fairey (Obey), Attack In Black, Print

Shepard Fairey (Obey)

Attack In Black, 2011
10.8 x 10.8 inch


KiKo, Vers l'avenir, Painting


Vers l'avenir, 2021
28.7 x 23.6 x 1 inch


Zed, Flexo Be Dreamer 3 rouge, Sculpture


Flexo Be Dreamer 3 rouge, 2021
9.8 x 11.8 x 7.9 inch


Richard Orlinski, Wild Taureau, Sculpture

Richard Orlinski

Wild Taureau, 2020
9.8 x 27.6 x 7.9 inch

5,000 - $ 10,000

Onemizer, Sean 007, Painting


Sean 007, 2020
11 x 11 x 1.6 inch


Ronald Hunter, The Blonde - Incl Frame, Painting

Ronald Hunter

The Blonde - Incl Frame, 2021
35.4 x 35.4 x 0.8 inch


Robert Combas, Georges Brassens et ses meilleurs succès. TROMPETTE ! Jeanne la cane embrasse le poilu et la vache Clotilde se déguise en fleur, Print

Robert Combas

Georges Brassens et ses meilleurs succès. TROMPETTE ! Jeanne la cane embrasse le poilu et la vache Clotilde se déguise en fleur, 2021
27.6 x 19.7 inch


C215, Singe, Painting


Singe, 2017
19.7 x 19.7 inch


Robert Combas, Homme triangle - Ti Amo, Fine Art Drawings

Robert Combas

Homme triangle - Ti Amo, 1981
11.2 x 8.1 x 0.2 inch
Fine Art Drawings


Spaco, Super Mario, Painting


Super Mario, 2021
11.8 x 11.8 x 0.8 inch


Alain Mimouni, Flamber de Pascale, Painting

Alain Mimouni

Flamber de Pascale, 2021
27.6 x 42.5 x 2 inch


Rico Sab, Happy Gaston, Painting

Rico Sab

Happy Gaston, 2021
23.6 x 23.6 x 0.8 inch


Speedy Graphito, Donald Duck Mag, Painting

Speedy Graphito

Donald Duck Mag, 2021
51.2 x 38.2 x 1.6 inch


Alain Mimouni, Billionaire Club Bear, Sculpture

Alain Mimouni

Billionaire Club Bear, 2021
11.8 x 5.9 x 2.4 inch


Valérie Hadida, Femme sur galet, Fine Art Drawings

Valérie Hadida

Femme sur galet, 2021
31.5 x 29.1 inch
Fine Art Drawings


Fat, Crazy life, Painting


Crazy life, 2021
43.3 x 51.2 x 0.4 inch


Xiu, La plage, Painting


La plage, 2021
31.1 x 23.2 x 0.4 inch


Sergio Moscona, Les architectes de la parole II, Painting

Sergio Moscona

Les architectes de la parole II, 2016
78 x 45.3 x 2 inch


Antony Squizzato, Crawlers, Painting

Antony Squizzato

Crawlers, 2021
47.2 x 39.4 x 1.6 inch


Philippe Buil, Sortir du bois, Sculpture

Philippe Buil

Sortir du bois, 2021
15 x 6.7 x 5.9 inch


Jo Di Bona, Samo, Painting

Jo Di Bona

Samo, 2021
47.2 x 39.4 x 2 inch


Stoz, From Russia with love, Sculpture


From Russia with love, 2021
7.9 x 2.8 x 2 inch

$243 $304

Xiu, l' Arbre de richesse II, Painting


l' Arbre de richesse II, 2021
47.2 x 23.6 x 0.4 inch


Gina Vor, Bubble In A Trouble, Painting

Gina Vor

Bubble In A Trouble, 2018
11.8 x 9.4 x 0.2 inch

$233 $292

Li Lihong, Mini Michelin China Silver, Sculpture

Li Lihong

Mini Michelin China Silver, 2020
3.9 x 3.5 x 3.1 inch


Man Ray, Double Face, Print

Man Ray

Double Face, 1971
27.6 x 20.1 x 0.1 inch


Fred Meurice, Flacon Tiger Love Blanc, Sculpture

Fred Meurice

Flacon Tiger Love Blanc, 2021
8.5 x 5.5 x 2.8 inch


Seaty, Luanda, Painting


Luanda, 2019
57.5 x 44.9 x 1.2 inch


Christophe Charbonnel, Asclépios, buste, Sculpture

Christophe Charbonnel

Asclépios, buste, 2019
18.7 x 18.9 x 13.8 inch


Patrick Villas, Petit Léopard sur le rocher, Sculpture

Patrick Villas

Petit Léopard sur le rocher, 2017
11.4 x 9.1 x 6.3 inch


Liora, Black Hole 21, Painting


Black Hole 21, 2021
19.7 x 19.7 x 1.6 inch


Fred Boutet, Marine abstraite, Painting

Fred Boutet

Marine abstraite, 2021
31.9 x 51.2 x 0.8 inch


Jéko, Portrait #3, Fine Art Drawings


Portrait #3, 2020
11.7 x 8.3 x 0.1 inch
Fine Art Drawings


Richard Heeps, Ices, Bexhill-on-Sea, Photography

Richard Heeps

Ices, Bexhill-on-Sea, 2020
36.6 x 24 x 0 inch


Martine Fauve Dechavanne, La vie en jaune, Painting

Martine Fauve Dechavanne

La vie en jaune, 2021
15.7 x 47.2 x 0.8 inch


Antonino Puliafico, Monte di fuoco, Painting

Antonino Puliafico

Monte di fuoco, 2021
43.3 x 55.1 x 0 inch


Miss Fuck, Pensif, Painting

Miss Fuck

Pensif, 2021
36.2 x 23.6 x 1 inch


Our recommendations Marian Williams, Love is Blind 1, Painting

Marian Williams

Love is Blind 1, 2021
7.9 x 7.9 x 0.2 inch


Gabrielle Rul, Leur Fête, Painting

Gabrielle Rul

Leur Fête, 2021
29.9 x 22 inch


Fred Meurice, Red Butterfly, Painting

Fred Meurice

Red Butterfly, 2021
11 x 11 x 1.8 inch


Bze Bzeland, Lovelovelove, Painting

Bze Bzeland

Lovelovelove, 2021
39.4 x 31.5 x 0.6 inch


Philippe Pasqua, Portrait Rose, Painting

Philippe Pasqua

Portrait Rose, 2010
47.2 x 31.5 inch


Virginia Benedicto, Keith apple, Sculpture

Virginia Benedicto

Keith apple, 2021
11.8 x 11.8 x 11.8 inch


Invader, Invasion Map Paris, Print


Invasion Map Paris, 2011
27 x 38.9 inch


Valerio Adami, Violoniste, Fine Art Drawings

Valerio Adami

Violoniste, 2016
30.3 x 22 inch
Fine Art Drawings


Goddog, L'inconnu au parapluie, Painting


L'inconnu au parapluie, 2021
45.7 x 35.4 x 0.8 inch


Thierry Carrier, Code 2101, Painting

Thierry Carrier

Code 2101, 2021
51.2 x 35 x 1.2 inch


Virginia Benedicto, Mademoiselle Coco, Painting

Virginia Benedicto

Mademoiselle Coco, 2021
47.2 x 31.5 x 1.2 inch


Gina Vor, Abstract No. 12 - Abstrait No 12, Painting

Gina Vor

Abstract No. 12 - Abstrait No 12, 2021
11.8 x 9.4 x 0.2 inch


Hom Nguyen, Empreinte, Painting

Hom Nguyen

Empreinte, 2021
63 x 55.1 x 2 inch

25,000 - $ 50,000

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

Dr. Love

Hope street (a tribute to Banksy), 2021
15.7 x 11.8 x 0 inch


Philippe Huart, Cadmium rouge vertige - Vortex 16, Painting

Philippe Huart

Cadmium rouge vertige - Vortex 16, 2019
11.8 x 11.8 inch


Hom Nguyen, Croyance, Fine Art Drawings

Hom Nguyen

Croyance, 2021
31.5 x 23.6 x 2 inch
Fine Art Drawings

10,000 - $ 15,000

Keny, Plaque metro Spray, Painting


Plaque metro Spray, 2021
17.7 x 8.9 x 0.8 inch


Sébastien Créteur, Fission, Sculpture

Sébastien Créteur

Fission, 2018
17 x 8.5 x 8.3 inch


Salvador Dali, Caballero, Print

Salvador Dali

Caballero, 1968
40 x 32 inch


Eduardo Arroyo, Sans-titre, Fine Art Drawings

Eduardo Arroyo

Sans-titre, 1959
10.6 x 6.9 inch
Fine Art Drawings


Ciscø, Don't touch, Painting


Don't touch, 2021
3.7 x 7.1 x 0 inch


John Matos Crash, Blue too, Painting

John Matos Crash

Blue too, 2012
55.1 x 47.2 x 1.2 inch


Vincent Sabatier, Rolex Daytona Pink Gold, Sculpture

Vincent Sabatier

Rolex Daytona Pink Gold, 2021
9.8 x 6.3 x 2 inch


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