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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
Sculpture

25,000 - $ 50,000

Shepard Fairey (Obey), Unyielding, Print

Shepard Fairey (Obey)

Unyielding, 2020
36 x 36 inch
Print

$1,882

Daru, Alice au pays de Chanel, Painting

Daru

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

$2,371 $2,635

Takashi Murakami, The Nether World, Print

Takashi Murakami

The Nether World, 2020
23.6 x 23.6 inch
Print

$2,551

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
Sculpture

$853

M.Chat, Les amoureux, Painting

M.Chat

Les amoureux, 2021
19.7 x 25.6 x 0.4 inch
Painting

$3,136

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
Print

Sold out

JonOne, NOW, Painting

JonOne

NOW, 2020
27.6 x 27.6 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$16,937

Robert Combas, Le rhino, Print

Robert Combas

Le rhino, 2021
27.6 x 19.7 inch
Print

Sold out

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

M.Chat

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

$351

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
Sculpture

$27,099

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
Sculpture

$1,229

Robert Combas, Prison mentale, Painting

Robert Combas

Prison mentale, 2015
25.6 x 19.7 x 3.9 inch
Painting

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

$18,818

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
Print

$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

$3,764

Our recommendations Seen, Raw bubble, Painting

Seen

Raw bubble, 2020
28 x 28 inch
Painting

$1,882

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

JR

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

$1,385

Nathanael Koffi, Pluie rose, Painting

Nathanael Koffi

Pluie rose, 2021
9.4 x 7.5 x 0.1 inch
Painting

$439

C215, Regard, Painting

C215

Regard, 2021
25.6 x 17.3 x 2 inch
Painting

$6,022

Philippe Pasqua, Etude, Painting

Philippe Pasqua

Etude, 2014
39.4 x 31.9 inch
Painting

$18,442

Antonino Puliafico, Primi fiori, Painting

Antonino Puliafico

Primi fiori, 2021
70.9 x 94.5 x 0 inch
Painting

$7,402

Philarthrop, Crumpled wine label - Petrus #4, Painting

Philarthrop

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

$314

Philippe Geluck, J'adore être peint, Print

Philippe Geluck

J'adore être peint, 2021
19.7 x 15.7 inch
Print

$188

Stratos, Ribambelle, Painting

Stratos

Ribambelle, 2021
21.7 x 18.1 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$5,144

DN, Surf Picsou Hermès 2, Painting

DN

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

$1,367

Pierre Gimenez, La main au cigare, Sculpture

Pierre Gimenez

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

$2,885

Bernard Pras, Frida, Sculpture

Bernard Pras

Frida, 2021
33.5 x 29.5 x 6.7 inch
Sculpture

$22,582

Ronald Hunter, Triangle Traffic I, Painting

Ronald Hunter

Triangle Traffic I, 2021
31.5 x 31.5 x 0.8 inch
Painting

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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
Painting

$251

David Ferreira, Cactus, Sculpture

David Ferreira

Cactus, 2021
59.8 x 21.7 x 6.7 inch
Sculpture

$2,760

Nicolas Dubreuille, Sans titre ref (332), Sculpture

Nicolas Dubreuille

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

$7,151

Lis Sam, Painting to Dream Wood Chanel, Painting

Lis Sam

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

$577

Speedy Graphito, Rencontre Impromptue, Painting

Speedy Graphito

Rencontre Impromptue, 2020
29.9 x 22 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$10,664

Hervé Di Rosa, Robot à la plage, Print

Hervé Di Rosa

Robot à la plage, 1998
10.4 x 15 inch
Print

$1,844

Patrick Villas, Le cygne, Sculpture

Patrick Villas

Le cygne, 2021
39.4 x 43.3 x 39.4 inch
Sculpture

$47,673

Jan Kaláb, Purple Gate, Painting

Jan Kaláb

Purple Gate, 2019
48 x 30 inch
Painting

$6,200

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

$10,037

Jacques Villeglé, Europeanisation - violet et jaune, Print

Jacques Villeglé

Europeanisation - violet et jaune, 2018
22 x 28 inch
Print

$439

Zenoy, Love letters, Painting

Zenoy

Love letters, 2020
70.9 x 70.9 x 2 inch
Painting

15,000 - $ 25,000

Antony Squizzato, Yogi bird, Painting

Antony Squizzato

Yogi bird, 2021
31.5 x 23.6 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$2,760

David Ferreira, Toto, Painting

David Ferreira

Toto, 2019
39.4 x 19.7 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$1,631

Philippe Buil, Cheval Barbe 49-21, Sculpture

Philippe Buil

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

$1,694

Gabriela Lavezzari, Jazmin del cielo, Painting

Gabriela Lavezzari

Jazmin del cielo, 2021
39.4 x 39.4 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$3,513

Cope2, Mta Throwie, Print

Cope2

Mta Throwie, 2020
7.9 x 31.5 x 0.8 inch
Print

$878

Liora, Portoferraio, Painting

Liora

Portoferraio, 2021
11.8 x 23.6 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$627

Béatrice Fernando, Tête de cheval, Sculpture

Béatrice Fernando

Tête de cheval, 2021
13.4 x 6.3 x 6.3 inch
Sculpture

$728

Richard Heeps, Big window, lambrate, Milan, Photography

Richard Heeps

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

$722

Vidiz, Tomato, Painting

Vidiz

Tomato, 2021
32.3 x 16.1 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$439

Marie-Madeleine Vitrolles, Espoirs de Femmes 1, Sculpture

Marie-Madeleine Vitrolles

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

$4,140

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

André Saraiva

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

$753

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
Painting

$125

Xiu, Paysages 218, Painting

Xiu

Paysages 218, 2020
19.7 x 7.9 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$690

Bault, Bestioles, Painting

Bault

Bestioles, 2020
39.4 x 39.4 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$4,516

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
Painting

$1,630 $1,873

Edu Danesi, Angel bardot, Painting

Edu Danesi

Angel bardot, 2021
47.2 x 39.4 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$3,136

Etienne Quesnay, Le favori, Painting

Etienne Quesnay

Le favori, 2021
12.2 x 9.1 inch
Painting

$502

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

Brusk (DMV)

Heroic Time's I, 2021
36.2 x 25.6 inch
Painting

$8,531

Sophie Petetin, Du bonheur dans l'air, Painting

Sophie Petetin

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

$1,123

Antoine Josse, Le Secret des Bois, Painting

Antoine Josse

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

< $ 2,500

Philippe Berry, Hippo et Papillons, Sculpture

Philippe Berry

Hippo et Papillons, 2019
11.8 x 7.9 x 7.9 inch
Sculpture

5,000 - $ 10,000

Artigas Planas, Hope, Sculpture

Artigas Planas

Hope, 2021
8.3 x 13.4 x 3.1 inch
Sculpture

$1,041

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
Painting

$1,004

Antoine Rose, Gossip Girls, Photography

Antoine Rose

Gossip Girls, 2019
19.7 x 19.7 inch
Photography

$2,635

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