American Dream

Painting, L'Empire State Building (Vue 2), Marie France Garrigues

L'Empire State Building (Vue 2)

Marie France Garrigues

Painting - 92 x 73 x 2 cm Painting - 36.2 x 28.7 x 0.8 inch

$1,936

Painting, Bridge, Lluís Puiggrós

Bridge

Lluís Puiggrós

Painting - 50 x 50 cm Painting - 19.7 x 19.7 inch

$609

Print, Last stop, Karol Kállay

Last stop

Karol Kállay

Print - 30 x 30 cm Print - 11.8 x 11.8 inch

$1,328

Print, Forbes Homer, Yaniv Edery

Forbes Homer

Yaniv Edery

Print - 64 x 50 x 4 cm Print - 25.2 x 19.7 x 1.6 inch

$6,528

Painting, Feeding Time, Ben Frost

Feeding Time

Ben Frost

Painting - 20 x 14 cm Painting - 7.9 x 5.5 inch

$3,629

Painting, Cocacola 6, Granados

Cocacola 6

Granados

Painting - 104 x 74.5 cm Painting - 40.9 x 29.3 inch

$996

Painting, Marilyn, Jean-Christophe Martinez

Marilyn

Jean-Christophe Martinez

Painting - 146 x 114 x 3 cm Painting - 57.5 x 44.9 x 1.2 inch

$4,979 $4,481

Painting, Cab 733, Marc Taraskoff

Cab 733

Marc Taraskoff

Painting - 130 x 98 x 1 cm Painting - 51.2 x 38.6 x 0.4 inch

$9,405

Painting, New Orleans, Yann Letestu

New Orleans

Yann Letestu

Painting - 73 x 54 x 2 cm Painting - 28.7 x 21.3 x 0.8 inch

$2,102

Sculpture, Money bomb, Thierry Trivès

Money bomb

Thierry Trivès

Sculpture - 27 x 20 x 20 cm Sculpture - 10.6 x 7.9 x 7.9 inch

$1,992

Print, Muhammad Ali - Coco Chanel, RS Artist

Muhammad Ali - Coco Chanel

RS Artist

Print - 90 x 60 x 0.5 cm Print - 35.4 x 23.6 x 0.2 inch

$658

Print, Disney (Red Nose Day), Peter Blake

Disney (Red Nose Day)

Peter Blake

Print - 62 x 60 cm Print - 24.4 x 23.6 inch

$2,916

Photography, New York, Marie-Laure Vareilles

New York

Marie-Laure Vareilles

Photography - 100 x 100 x 4 cm Photography - 39.4 x 39.4 x 1.6 inch

$4,647

Painting, Lou?, Patrick Fuvel

Lou?

Patrick Fuvel

Painting - 50 x 50 x 5 cm Painting - 19.7 x 19.7 x 2 inch

$664

Painting, 5th Avenue Uptown, Garner

5th Avenue Uptown

Garner

Painting - 180 x 60 x 3 cm Painting - 70.9 x 23.6 x 1.2 inch

$5,532

Painting, Le Brooklyn Brigde, Marie France Garrigues

Le Brooklyn Brigde

Marie France Garrigues

Painting - 92 x 73 x 2 cm Painting - 36.2 x 28.7 x 0.8 inch

$1,936

Print, The Who, 50th Anniversary British Tour, Chuck Sperry

The Who, 50th Anniversary British Tour

Chuck Sperry

Print - 77 x 54 cm Print - 30.3 x 21.3 inch

$1,770

Painting, New-York, Tony Soulié

New-York

Tony Soulié

Painting - 60 x 90 x 5 cm Painting - 23.6 x 35.4 x 2 inch

$4,979

Painting, Times, Lluís Puiggrós

Times

Lluís Puiggrós

Painting - 50 x 50 cm Painting - 19.7 x 19.7 inch

$609

Print, Keep your cool, Slim Aarons

Keep your cool

Slim Aarons

Print - 121 x 183 cm Print - 47.6 x 72 inch

$4,758

Painting, Appreciate what you have, Poonam Choudhary

Appreciate what you have

Poonam Choudhary

Painting - 121.9 x 121.9 x 3.8 cm Painting - 48 x 48 x 1.5 inch

$2,000

Photography, Poolside Backgammon, 1972 Slim Aarons Limited Edition Estate Stamped Print, Slim Aarons

Poolside Backgammon, 1972 Slim Aarons Limited Edition Estate Stamped Print

Slim Aarons

Photography - 101.6 x 152.4 cm Photography - 40 x 60 inch

$3,928

Print, Pazzo per le donne (girl happy), Mimmo Rotella

Pazzo per le donne (girl happy)

Mimmo Rotella

Print - 100 x 70 cm Print - 39.4 x 27.6 inch

$1,272

Photography, Chicago 46, Jean-François Mollière

Chicago 46

Jean-François Mollière

Photography - 58 x 58 cm Photography - 22.8 x 22.8 inch

$1,660

Print, USA 76 - Statue de la liberté, Jacques Monory

USA 76 - Statue de la liberté

Jacques Monory

Print - 38 x 28 cm Print - 15 x 11 inch

$310

Photography, Canyon B, Jarmila Kostliva

Canyon B

Jarmila Kostliva

Photography - 92 x 62 x 0.2 cm Photography - 36.2 x 24.4 x 0.1 inch

$600

Painting, George W. Bush gifts Jay Leno a portrait of Jay Leno, Jose Ricardo Contreras Gonzalez

George W. Bush gifts Jay Leno a portrait of Jay Leno

Jose Ricardo Contreras Gonzalez

Painting - 50 x 40 x 0.3 cm Painting - 19.7 x 15.7 x 0.1 inch

$1,000

Painting, N°5 Je ne suis pas un punk, Djouliart

N°5 Je ne suis pas un punk

Djouliart

Painting - 116 x 89 x 3 cm Painting - 45.7 x 35 x 1.2 inch

$1,660

Painting, N°3 " Je ne suis pas un aigle", Djouliart

N°3 " Je ne suis pas un aigle"

Djouliart

Painting - 116 x 89 x 3 cm Painting - 45.7 x 35 x 1.2 inch

$1,660

Fine Art Drawings, 1.2M Bat Man, Rodrigo Spinel

1.2M Bat Man

Rodrigo Spinel

Fine Art Drawings - 30 x 20.8 x 0.3 cm Fine Art Drawings - 11.8 x 8.2 x 0.1 inch

$1,500

Fine Art Drawings, 3.2 M (Action comics), Rodrigo Spinel

3.2 M (Action comics)

Rodrigo Spinel

Fine Art Drawings - 30 x 20.8 x 0.3 cm Fine Art Drawings - 11.8 x 8.2 x 0.1 inch

$1,500

Sculpture, Liberty USA, Spaco

Liberty USA

Spaco

Sculpture - 26 x 10 x 7 cm Sculpture - 10.2 x 3.9 x 2.8 inch

$288

Painting, Covid party in Times Square, Odile Pinto-Corbin

Covid party in Times Square

Odile Pinto-Corbin

Painting - 92 x 73 x 2 cm Painting - 36.2 x 28.7 x 0.8 inch

$2,390

Photography, Suburban states, Barry Cawston

Suburban states

Barry Cawston

Photography - 150 x 120 x 2 cm Photography - 59.1 x 47.2 x 0.8 inch

$5,184

Photography, 185 - We can do it, Bernard Pras

185 - We can do it

Bernard Pras

Photography - 106 x 80 x 3 cm Photography - 41.7 x 31.5 x 1.2 inch

$5,532

Sculpture, Mickey graffiti, Spaco

Mickey graffiti

Spaco

Sculpture - 20 x 15 x 10 cm Sculpture - 7.9 x 5.9 x 3.9 inch

$277

Painting, Off White, cObo

Off White

cObo

Painting - 65 x 92 cm Painting - 25.6 x 36.2 inch

$3,209

Sculpture, American eagle, Jicé

American eagle

Jicé

Sculpture - 100 x 85 x 15 cm Sculpture - 39.4 x 33.5 x 5.9 inch

$4,094

Print, Newyorker, Garner

Newyorker

Garner

Print - 33 x 48.3 x 0.1 cm Print - 13 x 19 x 0 inch

$553

Painting, The Blonde, Ronald Hunter

The Blonde

Ronald Hunter

Painting - 90 x 90 x 2 cm Painting - 35.4 x 35.4 x 0.8 inch

$2,379

Painting, New York. Holiday vibe in Central Park., Vik Schroeder

New York. Holiday vibe in Central Park.

Vik Schroeder

Painting - 80 x 60 x 2 cm Painting - 31.5 x 23.6 x 0.8 inch

$4,426

Painting, New-York 6, HM

New-York 6

HM

Painting - 100 x 100 x 4 cm Painting - 39.4 x 39.4 x 1.6 inch

$3,319

Painting, New-York 5, HM

New-York 5

HM

Painting - 80 x 80 x 4 cm Painting - 31.5 x 31.5 x 1.6 inch

$2,766

Photography, Barbie collection #2, Grzegorz Sikorski

Barbie collection #2

Grzegorz Sikorski

Photography - 70 x 70 x 0.1 cm Photography - 27.6 x 27.6 x 0 inch

$210

Painting, RIP, cObo

RIP

cObo

Painting - 116 x 89 cm Painting - 45.7 x 35 inch

$4,205

Painting, Lucky, Alexander Levich

Lucky

Alexander Levich

Painting - 80 x 150 x 2 cm Painting - 31.5 x 59.1 x 0.8 inch

$3,651

Print, Liz Loves Richards (Purple), Pure Evil

Liz Loves Richards (Purple)

Pure Evil

Print - 85 x 70 cm Print - 33.5 x 27.6 inch

$548 $493

Photography, Vibrations NYC # 36, Carlo D'Orta

Vibrations NYC # 36

Carlo D'Orta

Photography - 56 x 80 x 1 cm Photography - 22 x 31.5 x 0.4 inch

$4,426

Photography, Vista Las Palmas #1, Heike Bohnstengel

Vista Las Palmas #1

Heike Bohnstengel

Photography - 30 x 30 x 0.1 cm Photography - 11.8 x 11.8 x 0 inch

$387

Painting, Sunny Girl, Nathalie Lemaître

Sunny Girl

Nathalie Lemaître

Painting - 195 x 97 x 3 cm Painting - 76.8 x 38.2 x 1.2 inch

$6,307

Painting, New York City - Marilyn Monroe, Danuta Dabrowska-Siemaszkiewicz

New York City - Marilyn Monroe

Danuta Dabrowska-Siemaszkiewicz

Painting - 91 x 90 cm Painting - 35.8 x 35.4 inch

$4,426

Photography, Far West, Lionel le Jeune

Far West

Lionel le Jeune

Photography - 68.3 x 105 x 0.5 cm Photography - 26.9 x 41.3 x 0.2 inch

$1,383

Photography, Andy Warhol, NY 1966 (Avec Nico, Gérard Malanga, Paul Morissey sur le tournage de Tiger Morse), Hervé Gloaguen

Andy Warhol, NY 1966 (Avec Nico, Gérard Malanga, Paul Morissey sur le tournage de Tiger Morse)

Hervé Gloaguen

Photography - 40 x 50 cm Photography - 15.7 x 19.7 inch

$2,490

Painting, Toy!, JP Malot

Toy!

JP Malot

Painting - 80 x 120 x 3 cm Painting - 31.5 x 47.2 x 1.2 inch

$6,639

Painting, New York 2, Laurent Chabot

New York 2

Laurent Chabot

Painting - 150 x 180 x 5 cm Painting - 59.1 x 70.9 x 2 inch

$6,086

Painting, Connection, Hubert Ollivier

Connection

Hubert Ollivier

Painting - 40 x 40 x 2 cm Painting - 15.7 x 15.7 x 0.8 inch

$277

Print, Trumpty Dumpty, Carlos Quinto Kemm

Trumpty Dumpty

Carlos Quinto Kemm

Print - 48 x 23 cm Print - 18.9 x 9.1 inch

$400

Photography, NYC view from the bus, Hervé Pezzini

NYC view from the bus

Hervé Pezzini

Photography - 40 x 60 x 1 cm Photography - 15.7 x 23.6 x 0.4 inch

$331

Painting, Le Mans, Carole St-Germain

Le Mans

Carole St-Germain

Painting - 80 x 80 x 2 cm Painting - 31.5 x 31.5 x 0.8 inch

$2,285

Painting, Champagne with friends, Carole St-Germain

Champagne with friends

Carole St-Germain

Painting - 80 x 80 x 2 cm Painting - 31.5 x 31.5 x 0.8 inch

$2,722

Painting, Charlot, le jour où, Véronique Baleste

Charlot, le jour où

Véronique Baleste

Painting - 80 x 80 x 3 cm Painting - 31.5 x 31.5 x 1.2 inch

$1,328

Painting, Motor company, Sylvie Cappe

Motor company

Sylvie Cappe

Painting - 65 x 80 x 2 cm Painting - 25.6 x 31.5 x 0.8 inch

$1,084

Painting, Le voyage immobile, Lisbeth Buonanno

Le voyage immobile

Lisbeth Buonanno

Painting - 30 x 30 x 2 cm Painting - 11.8 x 11.8 x 0.8 inch

$775

Painting, Home style cooking, Lisbeth Buonanno

Home style cooking

Lisbeth Buonanno

Painting - 89 x 146 x 2 cm Painting - 35 x 57.5 x 0.8 inch

$3,541

Painting, picsous fashion week, Noel Felix Agostini (NFA ART)

picsous fashion week

Noel Felix Agostini (NFA ART)

Painting - 120 x 95 x 5 cm Painting - 47.2 x 37.4 x 2 inch

$3,983

Print, Double M's, Erni Vales

Double M's

Erni Vales

Print - 101.6 x 76.2 x 2 cm Print - 40 x 30 x 0.8 inch

$2,102

Print, Mojo Rising, Erni Vales

Mojo Rising

Erni Vales

Print - 76.2 x 101.6 x 2 cm Print - 30 x 40 x 0.8 inch

$3,153

Painting, La légende de Jimmy Dean, Véronique Baleste

La légende de Jimmy Dean

Véronique Baleste

Painting - 97 x 131 x 2 cm Painting - 38.2 x 51.6 x 0.8 inch

$2,213

Painting, Manhattan Bridge in DUMBO, New York, Ruslana Levandovska

Manhattan Bridge in DUMBO, New York

Ruslana Levandovska

Painting - 76.2 x 61 x 1.9 cm Painting - 30 x 24 x 0.75 inch

$3,000

Painting, Audrey at Tiffany's, Patrick Fuvel

Audrey at Tiffany's

Patrick Fuvel

Painting - 100 x 100 x 5 cm Painting - 39.4 x 39.4 x 2 inch

$3,319

Painting, I miss him, MC Garbage

I miss him

MC Garbage

Painting - 100 x 100 x 4 cm Painting - 39.4 x 39.4 x 1.6 inch

$5,532

Painting, Iron Man, MC Garbage

Iron Man

MC Garbage

Painting - 100 x 100 x 4 cm Painting - 39.4 x 39.4 x 1.6 inch

$5,311

Photography, Hidden Katherine, Clotilde.MJ

Hidden Katherine

Clotilde.MJ

Photography - 30 x 40 x 0.3 cm Photography - 11.8 x 15.7 x 0.1 inch

$249

Print, Rainbows in the Water (Edris House), Carrie Graber

Rainbows in the Water (Edris House)

Carrie Graber

Print - 91.4 x 68.6 cm Print - 36 x 27 inch

$1,175

Print, This Gift...of Voting (1), Carlos Quinto Kemm

This Gift...of Voting (1)

Carlos Quinto Kemm

Print - 27 x 38 cm Print - 10.6 x 15 inch

$400

Painting, Ray Music, LNG

Ray Music

LNG

Painting - 98 x 97 x 3 cm Painting - 38.6 x 38.2 x 1.2 inch

Price upon request

Painting, Ducking love, Fringe

Ducking love

Fringe

Painting - 100 x 100 x 3 cm Painting - 39.4 x 39.4 x 1.2 inch

$9,405

Painting, What My Blood Remembers, Brent Godfrey

What My Blood Remembers

Brent Godfrey

Painting - 170.2 x 139.7 x 5.1 cm Painting - 67 x 55 x 2 inch

$17,500

American Dream

The concept of the American dream is the idea that anyone who came to work in the United States could. This could be achieved through hard work, courage, and determination, which would in turn lead to a happy and prosperous life.

Historian James Truslow Adams used this for the first time in 1931. Although having expressed the concept of the American Dream in his work "The Epic of America", the idea already appeared in the 16th century during the time of American colonization by England. The merits of the new land were exaggeratedly praised to encourage the English to leave for the Americas to become settlers. However, those who attempted the migratory adventure and set out to conquer American soil often found living conditions difficult upon their arrival.

On July 4, 1776, the representatives of the colonies met in Philadelphia and proclaimed the independence of the United States. They adopted the Declaration of Independence which affirms in particular that all men have the inherent right to “the pursuit of happiness", thus reaffirming the American Dream, which goes beyond mere utopia. 

Among all the symbols of the American Dream, the most attractive and the most important is the Statue of Liberty. For a long time, it was the first image that immigrants had of America upon arriving at Ellis Island. Alongside it stands the Brooklyn Bridge which has also become famous for similar reasons. 

Thanks to the industrial revolution, the American Dream was the embodiment of diversity from emigrants who returned to invest in their country of origin. Consequently, America's social reality caused the disillusion of many immigrants. This concept has been, and remains, one of the main drivers of the migratory flow to the United States.

With its ongoing popularity and constant social spotlight, the United States is a symbol of superpower and success. They relentlessly spread a culture of mass consumption. Until you can visit the United States, Artsper offers you an overview of artists and artworks inspired by American culture. Revel in our selection of contrasting visions, between dream and reality! 

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