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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

Jean-No

Gorille, 2019
13.4 x 8.3 x 11.8 inch
Sculpture

$10,635

Romano Zanotti, Bleu outremer, Painting

Romano Zanotti

Bleu outremer, 1999
11.8 x 17.3 x 0.1 inch
Painting

$1,215

Our recommendations César Baldaccini, Arrachage, Fine Art Drawings

César Baldaccini

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

$12,155

Miguel Guía, Single Whip, Sculpture

Miguel Guía

Single Whip, 2021
11.8 x 15.2 x 4.9 inch
Sculpture

$2,042

Shepard Fairey (Obey), Attack In Black, Print

Shepard Fairey (Obey)

Attack In Black, 2011
10.8 x 10.8 inch
Print

$486

KiKo, Vers l'avenir, Painting

KiKo

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

Sold

Zed, Flexo Be Dreamer 3 rouge, Sculpture

Zed

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

$146

Richard Orlinski, Wild Taureau, Sculpture

Richard Orlinski

Wild Taureau, 2020
9.8 x 27.6 x 7.9 inch
Sculpture

5,000 - $ 10,000

Onemizer, Sean 007, Painting

Onemizer

Sean 007, 2020
11 x 11 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$1,823

Ronald Hunter, The Blonde - Incl Frame, Painting

Ronald Hunter

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

Sold

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
Print

$2,674

C215, Singe, Painting

C215

Singe, 2017
19.7 x 19.7 inch
Painting

$4,133

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

$4,254

Spaco, Super Mario, Painting

Spaco

Super Mario, 2021
11.8 x 11.8 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$194

Alain Mimouni, Flamber de Pascale, Painting

Alain Mimouni

Flamber de Pascale, 2021
27.6 x 42.5 x 2 inch
Painting

$3,039

Rico Sab, Happy Gaston, Painting

Rico Sab

Happy Gaston, 2021
23.6 x 23.6 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$340

Speedy Graphito, Donald Duck Mag, Painting

Speedy Graphito

Donald Duck Mag, 2021
51.2 x 38.2 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$26,740

Alain Mimouni, Billionaire Club Bear, Sculpture

Alain Mimouni

Billionaire Club Bear, 2021
11.8 x 5.9 x 2.4 inch
Sculpture

$790

Valérie Hadida, Femme sur galet, Fine Art Drawings

Valérie Hadida

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

$2,309

Fat, Crazy life, Painting

Fat

Crazy life, 2021
43.3 x 51.2 x 0.4 inch
Painting

$3,282

Xiu, La plage, Painting

Xiu

La plage, 2021
31.1 x 23.2 x 0.4 inch
Painting

$3,039

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
Painting

$22,486

Antony Squizzato, Crawlers, Painting

Antony Squizzato

Crawlers, 2021
47.2 x 39.4 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$4,133

Philippe Buil, Sortir du bois, Sculpture

Philippe Buil

Sortir du bois, 2021
15 x 6.7 x 5.9 inch
Sculpture

$1,884

Jo Di Bona, Samo, Painting

Jo Di Bona

Samo, 2021
47.2 x 39.4 x 2 inch
Painting

$5,470

Stoz, From Russia with love, Sculpture

Stoz

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

$243 $304

Xiu, l' Arbre de richesse II, Painting

Xiu

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

$3,039

Gina Vor, Bubble In A Trouble, Painting

Gina Vor

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

$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
Sculpture

$365

Man Ray, Double Face, Print

Man Ray

Double Face, 1971
27.6 x 20.1 x 0.1 inch
Print

$1,702

Fred Meurice, Flacon Tiger Love Blanc, Sculpture

Fred Meurice

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

$912

Seaty, Luanda, Painting

Seaty

Luanda, 2019
57.5 x 44.9 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$14,586

Christophe Charbonnel, Asclépios, buste, Sculpture

Christophe Charbonnel

Asclépios, buste, 2019
18.7 x 18.9 x 13.8 inch
Sculpture

$24,309

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
Sculpture

$5,470

Liora, Black Hole 21, Painting

Liora

Black Hole 21, 2021
19.7 x 19.7 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$608

Fred Boutet, Marine abstraite, Painting

Fred Boutet

Marine abstraite, 2021
31.9 x 51.2 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$1,215

Jéko, Portrait #3, Fine Art Drawings

Jéko

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

$462

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

Richard Heeps

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

$994

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
Painting

$1,823

Antonino Puliafico, Monte di fuoco, Painting

Antonino Puliafico

Monte di fuoco, 2021
43.3 x 55.1 x 0 inch
Painting

$2,431

Miss Fuck, Pensif, Painting

Miss Fuck

Pensif, 2021
36.2 x 23.6 x 1 inch
Painting

$790

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
Painting

$152

Gabrielle Rul, Leur Fête, Painting

Gabrielle Rul

Leur Fête, 2021
29.9 x 22 inch
Painting

$729

Fred Meurice, Red Butterfly, Painting

Fred Meurice

Red Butterfly, 2021
11 x 11 x 1.8 inch
Painting

$717

Bze Bzeland, Lovelovelove, Painting

Bze Bzeland

Lovelovelove, 2021
39.4 x 31.5 x 0.6 inch
Painting

$1,094

Philippe Pasqua, Portrait Rose, Painting

Philippe Pasqua

Portrait Rose, 2010
47.2 x 31.5 inch
Painting

$7,293

Virginia Benedicto, Keith apple, Sculpture

Virginia Benedicto

Keith apple, 2021
11.8 x 11.8 x 11.8 inch
Sculpture

$2,735

Invader, Invasion Map Paris, Print

Invader

Invasion Map Paris, 2011
27 x 38.9 inch
Print

$10,939

Valerio Adami, Violoniste, Fine Art Drawings

Valerio Adami

Violoniste, 2016
30.3 x 22 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$11,912

Goddog, L'inconnu au parapluie, Painting

Goddog

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

$2,917

Thierry Carrier, Code 2101, Painting

Thierry Carrier

Code 2101, 2021
51.2 x 35 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$4,862

Virginia Benedicto, Mademoiselle Coco, Painting

Virginia Benedicto

Mademoiselle Coco, 2021
47.2 x 31.5 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$4,011

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
Painting

$267

Hom Nguyen, Empreinte, Painting

Hom Nguyen

Empreinte, 2021
63 x 55.1 x 2 inch
Painting

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
Painting

$241

Philippe Huart, Cadmium rouge vertige - Vortex 16, Painting

Philippe Huart

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

$3,039

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

Keny

Plaque metro Spray, 2021
17.7 x 8.9 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$486

Sébastien Créteur, Fission, Sculpture

Sébastien Créteur

Fission, 2018
17 x 8.5 x 8.3 inch
Sculpture

$1,945

Salvador Dali, Caballero, Print

Salvador Dali

Caballero, 1968
40 x 32 inch
Print

$12,000

Eduardo Arroyo, Sans-titre, Fine Art Drawings

Eduardo Arroyo

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

$1,398

Ciscø, Don't touch, Painting

Ciscø

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

$523

John Matos Crash, Blue too, Painting

John Matos Crash

Blue too, 2012
55.1 x 47.2 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$26,740

Vincent Sabatier, Rolex Daytona Pink Gold, Sculpture

Vincent Sabatier

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

$1,823

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