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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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Hugo Pondz, 4 Juillet, Painting

Hugo Pondz

4 Juillet, 2020
39.4 x 59.1 x 1.6 inch


Fenx, Russian Night, Painting


Russian Night, 2015
76.8 x 51.2 x 1.2 inch


Sylvie Eudes, Coté Ouest, Painting

Sylvie Eudes

Coté Ouest, 2020
39.4 x 39.4 x 1.2 inch


Shepard Fairey (Obey), Lotus Diamond Gold, Print

Shepard Fairey (Obey)

Lotus Diamond Gold, 2011
24 x 18.1 inch


Miguel Guía, Synthèse fille avec ballon rouge, Sculpture

Miguel Guía

Synthèse fille avec ballon rouge, 2021
13.8 x 2.4 x 6.3 inch


Scott Kahn, March Moon, Print

Scott Kahn

March Moon, 2020
24 x 21.13 inch


Miss Tic, Testée positive à l'amour, Sculpture

Miss Tic

Testée positive à l'amour, 2021
8.7 x 3.9 x 2 inch


Ronald Hunter, Boiling Bubbles Original XL, Painting

Ronald Hunter

Boiling Bubbles Original XL, 2019
59.1 x 39.4 x 0.8 inch


Christophe Comerro, Vegas Pop art Black City Fashion, Sculpture

Christophe Comerro

Vegas Pop art Black City Fashion, 2021
15.7 x 11.8 x 17.7 inch


Daru, Lucky Vip, Painting


Lucky Vip, 2021
39.4 x 23.6 x 0.8 inch


Cope2, Bronx Icon 1, Painting


Bronx Icon 1, 2021
19.7 x 15.7 x 1.6 inch


Alain Mimouni, All we need love, Sculpture

Alain Mimouni

All we need love, 2021
9.4 x 16.1 x 0.8 inch


Philippe Buil, Une Larme, Sculpture

Philippe Buil

Une Larme, 2021
8.3 x 3.9 x 3.9 inch


Gina Vor, Space, Painting

Gina Vor

Space, 2021
35.4 x 47.2 x 0.8 inch


Jéko, Rien à voir, Painting


Rien à voir, 2021
25.6 x 19.7 x 0.1 inch


Bernard Saint-Maxent, Mondrian 01.09.21, Painting

Bernard Saint-Maxent

Mondrian 01.09.21, 2021
11.8 x 9.8 x 1.2 inch


Nathanael Koffi, It feel like acid rain, Painting

Nathanael Koffi

It feel like acid rain, 2021
28.7 x 39.4 x 1 inch


Atsuko Ishii, There's Melody, Print

Atsuko Ishii

There's Melody, 2021
11.8 x 9.4 x 0.2 inch


Salvador Dali, Don Quichotte - L'âge d'or, Print

Salvador Dali

Don Quichotte - L'âge d'or, 1957
16.1 x 26 x 0.1 inch


Marian Williams, Sisters, Painting

Marian Williams

Sisters, 2021
7.9 x 7.9 x 0.2 inch


Atsuko Ishii, Dress for tea, Fine Art Drawings

Atsuko Ishii

Dress for tea, 2019
11.8 x 9.4 x 0.2 inch
Fine Art Drawings


Antonino Puliafico, Venezia Rialto, Painting

Antonino Puliafico

Venezia Rialto, 2021
31.5 x 27.6 x 0.8 inch


Richard Heeps, Nomad I, New York, Photography

Richard Heeps

Nomad I, New York, 2017
29.5 x 24 x 0 inch


Our recommendations Pierre Alechinsky, 5 février 1999, Painting

Pierre Alechinsky

5 février 1999, 1999
36.6 x 28 x 0 inch


Nathanael Koffi, Symbole de Côte d’Ivoire, Sculpture

Nathanael Koffi

Symbole de Côte d’Ivoire, 2020
4.3 x 3 x 2.4 inch


Jérôme Mesnager, N°8, Painting

Jérôme Mesnager

N°8, 2019
39.4 x 11.8 x 1.2 inch

< $ 2,500

Sophie Petetin, Lovely Luberon, Painting

Sophie Petetin

Lovely Luberon, 2021
31.5 x 31.5 x 1 inch


Gina Vor, Small Sign No 5, Fine Art Drawings

Gina Vor

Small Sign No 5, 2019
9.4 x 6.7 x 0 inch
Fine Art Drawings


Alexander Calder, La Fleur (The Flower), Print

Alexander Calder

La Fleur (The Flower), 1975
22.88 x 30.5 inch


Peter Klasen, 20E, Print

Peter Klasen

20E, 1999
25.6 x 19.7 x 0.8 inch


Takashi Murakami, On An Endless Journey On A Time Machine, Print

Takashi Murakami

On An Endless Journey On A Time Machine, 2018
28.3 x 28.3 inch


David Hinchliffe, Backlight, Painting

David Hinchliffe

Backlight, 2020
48 x 74.8 inch


Jazzu, L'amour du cœur, Painting


L'amour du cœur, 2021
18.1 x 10.6 x 3.9 inch


Jonathan Pradillon, Grand Fondu Bleu Iridescent, Painting

Jonathan Pradillon

Grand Fondu Bleu Iridescent, 2021
31.5 x 23.6 x 0.6 inch


Xiu, Paysages 600, Painting


Paysages 600, 2021
11.8 x 19.7 x 0.8 inch

$651 $723

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

Takashi Murakami

Takeshi Murakami Bunbu Ponchi Shimon x Supreme Triptych Skatedecks, 2007
31 x 8 x 2 inch


C215, Oncle Sam, Sculpture


Oncle Sam, 2020
24.8 x 15.4 x 3.9 inch

2,500 - $ 5,000

Spaco, Napoléon, Sculpture


Napoléon, 2021
12.6 x 11 x 8.7 inch


C215, Le couple, Painting


Le couple, 2021
25.4 x 19.7 x 0.8 inch


Mara Toledo, Joie de vivre, Painting

Mara Toledo

Joie de vivre, 2009
19.7 x 23.6 x 0.8 inch


Hersk, Something to suck 363, Sculpture


Something to suck 363, 2021
24.4 x 9.8 x 2 inch


Hersk, Missing 1, Painting


Missing 1, 2021
31.5 x 31.5 x 2 inch


Adrien Faveau, Park avenue, Painting

Adrien Faveau

Park avenue, 2021
47.2 x 47.2 x 1.2 inch


KiKo, Hope, Painting


Hope, 2021
45.7 x 35 x 1 inch


Dr. Love, Classic Haring (a tribute to Haring), Painting

Dr. Love

Classic Haring (a tribute to Haring), 2021
11.8 x 15.7 x 0.1 inch

$107 $118

Joanna Woyda, Father and son, Painting

Joanna Woyda

Father and son, 2020
39.4 x 19.7 inch


Spaco, Batman vs Joker, Painting


Batman vs Joker, 2021
7.9 x 7.9 x 0.8 inch


Niki de Saint Phalle, Nana, Print

Niki de Saint Phalle

Nana, 1971
25.6 x 19.7 x 0.4 inch

$4,742 $5,783

Aykaz Arzumanyan, Rose 487, Painting

Aykaz Arzumanyan

Rose 487, 2020
21.7 x 18.1 x 1.2 inch


Ninu, Iron Man Colors, Sculpture


Iron Man Colors, 2021
7.9 x 6.7 x 11.8 inch


L'Atlas, Days Dreaming, Print


Days Dreaming, 2021
29.9 x 22 x 0 inch


Mihaela Ivanova, Life is a winking light in the darkness, Photography

Mihaela Ivanova

Life is a winking light in the darkness, 2021
15.7 x 23.6 inch


Vincent Sabatier, Bipbip le Coyote, Sculpture

Vincent Sabatier

Bipbip le Coyote, 2021
9.8 x 6.3 x 2 inch

$1,627 $2,169

Brian Bartlett, Blue Yonder, Painting

Brian Bartlett

Blue Yonder, 2021
35.4 x 47.2 x 1.6 inch


James Sparshatt, El campesino, Photography

James Sparshatt

El campesino, 2000
13.8 x 13.8 x 0.4 inch


Nef, Dark hope II, Painting


Dark hope II, 2021
11.7 x 16.5 inch


Sergiusz Powalka, Black pond under Rysy Mountain. A sunset, Painting

Sergiusz Powalka

Black pond under Rysy Mountain. A sunset, 2021
19.7 x 19.7 inch


Fabien Novarino, Steve drives 911, Painting

Fabien Novarino

Steve drives 911, 2020
31.5 x 31.5 x 0.4 inch


Daru, World is crazy, Print


World is crazy, 2021
39.4 x 24 x 0 inch


Francine Van Hove, Petit-déjeuner aux clémentines, Painting

Francine Van Hove

Petit-déjeuner aux clémentines, 2020
28.7 x 45.7 inch


Rita Vandenherrewegen, Un souffle leger, Painting

Rita Vandenherrewegen

Un souffle leger, 2021
12.6 x 12.6 x 0.8 inch


Zena Blackwell, Untitled, Painting

Zena Blackwell

Untitled, 2021
10 x 10 x 0.8 inch


Ian Lawrence, Eruption, Painting

Ian Lawrence

Eruption, 2021
11.8 x 11.8 x 1.6 inch


Françoise Dugourd-Caput, Equatorial, Painting

Françoise Dugourd-Caput

Equatorial, 2009
15.7 x 15.7 inch


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