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Street art Painting

Street art is a contemporary art movement which includes all forms of art created in the street or more generally in public spaces. Key to this movement is the use of public spaces as a means of expression and a way of addressing a message to a large number of people.

Far from being something new in history, modern graffiti marked the beginning of street art. It was born in the 1960s in the United States, in the city of Philadelphia. One of the city's inhabitants started to write his name on the city's wall to catch the attention of the one he loved. Many others copied him across the city. By the end of the 60s, it had spread and reached New York, at a time where urban traffic was dense, when the city was becoming increasingly engulfed by concrete, suburbs were starting to appear and advertising was omnipresent. At the same time, the commercialisation of spray-paints also encouraged its growth. The beginning of street art was linked to a spirit of vandalism. Among the most famous graffiti artists of the time were Quik, Futura 2000 and Phase 2.

Graffiti can take numerous forms, such as tagging (signatures) and frescos, large-scale works which use decorative schemes, patterns and lettering. Little by little, street art spread to a global scale and new urban methods of expression appeared, such as stencilling or stickers. Each artist established themselves with their own trademark that can be recognised thanks to a unique signature or style …the rat by Banksy, the mosaics by Invader, the little white men by Jérôme Mesnager…

In France, street art made its debut at the start of the 1970s but didn't really take off until the 80s with artists like Blek le Rat and Jérôme Mesnager. New dynamics appeared and most notably, the works began to be created with their perennity in mind. This can be explained by various different factors.

Increasing numbers of artists wanted to conserve their artworks and paint more greater peace of mind, especially as police repression against street artists became more severe in the 1980s and 90s. Street art caught the attention of gallery owners and the first exhibition of a graffiti artist's work took place in 1972 in New York. The shift from the street to the art market questioned the movement's very essence and divided artists, many of them fearing its institutionalisation.

Today, many artists combine street work and works created in a studio, which are then exhibited in some of the biggest contemporary art galleries. The street has become a springboard for achieving recognition. The most expensive street artists on the art market continue to work in urban areas legally, in authorised spaces. The biggest names in street art today use this medium: JonOne, Shepard Fairey, Blek le Rat, Jef Aérosol, Banksy and Miss Tic.

On Artsper, you can find a large selection of contemporary paintings by well-known and emerging street artists alike. Explore the works of famous contemporary artists such as the legendary M. Chat but also discover minimalist works by L'atlas, striking portraits by Jef Aerosol or colourful geometric works by Okuda.

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L'Atlas, Bridge over the trouble water, Painting

L'Atlas

Bridge over the trouble water, 2019
59.1 x 59.1 x 2 inch
Painting

$16,138 $18,339

Yrak, Immergée, Painting

Yrak

Immergée, 2018
55.1 x 55.1 x 2 inch
Painting

$5,122 $5,691

Onemizer, Sans Titre - Onemizer x Piotre, Painting

Onemizer

Sans Titre - Onemizer x Piotre, 2020
39.4 x 39.4 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$14,544

Daru, Panneau "Sans interdits la vie n'a pas de sens !", Painting

Daru

Panneau "Sans interdits la vie n'a pas de sens !", 2021
34.3 x 34.3 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$2,277

C215, Yoda Master, Painting

C215

Yoda Master, 2020
62.2 x 56.3 x 2 inch
Painting

15,000 - $ 25,000

JonOne, Preserved conserved, Painting

JonOne

Preserved conserved, 2020
39.4 x 33.1 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$22,133

Jérôme Mesnager, En plein Essor (22 de 2021), Painting

Jérôme Mesnager

En plein Essor (22 de 2021), 2021
8.3 x 6.6 x 2.6 inch
Painting

$734

Rico Sab, No fear no limit, Painting

Rico Sab

No fear no limit, 2021
31.5 x 31.5 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$696

Jo Di Bona, Serge, Painting

Jo Di Bona

Serge, 2021
38.2 x 51.2 x 2 inch
Painting

5,000 - $ 10,000

MAM, Enjoy your life, Painting

MAM

Enjoy your life, 2018
39.4 x 39.4 x 1.4 inch
Painting

$1,391

Keny, Success story, Painting

Keny

Success story, 2021
59.1 x 59.1 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$2,150

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

Dr. Love

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

$188 $250

Bze Bzeland, Carpe Diem, Painting

Bze Bzeland

Carpe Diem, 2021
16.5 x 11.7 inch
Painting

$291

Mr. Brainwash, Love in in The Air Miami, Painting

Mr. Brainwash

Love in in The Air Miami, 2019
30 x 22 inch
Painting

$8,000

Jisbar, Alice au musée, Painting

Jisbar

Alice au musée, 2020
31.9 x 25.6 inch
Painting

$8,221

Eugène Barricade, Go Go Go !, Painting

Eugène Barricade

Go Go Go !, 2019
32.3 x 37 x 0.8 inch
Painting

< $ 2,500

Ziegler T, My Kid Just Ruined My Banksy III (Fluo Pink), Painting

Ziegler T

My Kid Just Ruined My Banksy III (Fluo Pink), 2021
29.9 x 22 inch
Painting

$379

Jean-Philippe Berger, My Dream : the 3 bananas..., Painting

Jean-Philippe Berger

My Dream : the 3 bananas..., 2021
26.4 x 32.7 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$696

Nef, Fin de soirée, Painting

Nef

Fin de soirée, 2021
11.7 x 16.5 inch
Painting

$379

Stéphane Rime, No name 50.40 Carte Marine #54, Painting

Stéphane Rime

No name 50.40 Carte Marine #54, 2021
19.7 x 15.7 x 0 inch
Painting

$177

Spaco, Flower Anarchy, Painting

Spaco

Flower Anarchy, 2021
7.9 x 7.9 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$139

Blek Le Rat, The van, Painting

Blek Le Rat

The van, 2006
31.9 x 39.4 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$25,295

Fat, Mario Flower Palisade, Painting

Fat

Mario Flower Palisade, 2020
33.5 x 26.8 x 3 inch
Painting

$3,162

Tarek, Skull by nature, Painting

Tarek

Skull by nature, 2020
15 x 18.1 inch
Painting

$569

Romain Dorez, Oncle Picsou, Painting

Romain Dorez

Oncle Picsou, 2020
18.1 x 15 x 0.4 inch
Painting

$354

Nick Walker, Papillon, Painting

Nick Walker

Papillon, 2020
27.6 x 23.6 x 1.4 inch
Painting

$7,588

Fuh-mi, Eat the Evil!, Painting

Fuh-mi

Eat the Evil!, 2021
42.9 x 35 x 0 inch
Painting

$1,590

VL., Mickey Skull, Painting

VL.

Mickey Skull, 2021
19.3 x 15.4 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$319 $354

Chanoir, Black Love, Painting

Chanoir

Black Love, 2021
29.9 x 22.4 x 0.4 inch
Painting

$2,277

Cope2, Pink Bubble, Painting

Cope2

Pink Bubble, 2021
35 x 53.1 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$4,806

Raf Urban, Hope #6, Painting

Raf Urban

Hope #6, 2021
15.7 x 11.8 x 0.4 inch
Painting

$531

Yohan Storti, Creep, Painting

Yohan Storti

Creep, 2021
25.6 x 39.4 x 1 inch
Painting

$1,821 $2,277

John Matos Crash, Untitled Acrylic on Canvas, Painting

John Matos Crash

Untitled Acrylic on Canvas, 2005
24 x 24 inch
Painting

$4,975

Henry Escobar, Love, Painting

Henry Escobar

Love, 2021
39.4 x 31.9 x 1 inch
Painting

$2,024

Tim Marsh, Neon, Painting

Tim Marsh

Neon, 2019
51.2 x 63.8 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$2,909

Patrick Cornée, Mickey and his Aston Martin in New York, Painting

Patrick Cornée

Mickey and his Aston Martin in New York, 2021
39.4 x 39.4 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$3,642 $4,047

Sufyr, Metropolitain - Frida, Painting

Sufyr

Metropolitain - Frida, 2021
11.8 x 11.8 x 0.4 inch
Painting

$1,037

Mimi The Clown, Photo de profil 4, Painting

Mimi The Clown

Photo de profil 4, 2020
7.9 x 7.9 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$493

Ciscø, Fuckcov19, Painting

Ciscø

Fuckcov19, 2021
9.8 x 12.2 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$512 $569

Julie Galiay, Colorful Lips, Painting

Julie Galiay

Colorful Lips, 2021
19.7 x 15.7 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$512 $569

Carlos Pun, Time to Make Money ft. White Rabbit from Alice in Wonderland, Painting

Carlos Pun

Time to Make Money ft. White Rabbit from Alice in Wonderland, 2021
35.4 x 27.6 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$2,529

Le Closier, Warhol vs Basquiat, Painting

Le Closier

Warhol vs Basquiat, 2021
29.9 x 39.8 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$1,581

Brice Gelot, Let's Riots, Painting

Brice Gelot

Let's Riots, 2021
47.2 x 35.4 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$6,991

Yasna Godovanik, Good Morning, Gorgeous, Painting

Yasna Godovanik

Good Morning, Gorgeous, 2021
39 x 27.2 x 0.4 inch
Painting

$1,581

Julien Raynaud, Abstract #6, Painting

Julien Raynaud

Abstract #6, 2021
27.6 x 39.4 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$2,529

Stoul, Casque Pimpom, Painting

Stoul

Casque Pimpom, 2014
20.5 x 23.2 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$1,480 $1,644

Plastic Jesus, Stop Making Stupid People Famous - Splattered Acrylic on Paper, Painting

Plastic Jesus

Stop Making Stupid People Famous - Splattered Acrylic on Paper, 2019
24 x 22 inch
Painting

$1,150

Akiza, Loving Fish II, Painting

Akiza

Loving Fish II, 2013
23.6 x 47.2 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$2,529

Gary John, Banana Bandit Strikes Again, Painting

Gary John

Banana Bandit Strikes Again, 2018
15 x 11 inch
Painting

$260

Véro Cristalli, Smell like sweet spirit, Painting

Véro Cristalli

Smell like sweet spirit, 2015
36.2 x 25.6 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$746

Shepard Fairey (Obey), Harmony, Painting

Shepard Fairey (Obey)

Harmony, 2012
24.4 x 18.1 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$12,268

Chamizo, Madame XVIème, Painting

Chamizo

Madame XVIème, 2003
39.4 x 31.9 x 1.2 inch
Painting

10,000 - $ 15,000

Jef Aérosol, Kid with butterflies, Painting

Jef Aérosol

Kid with butterflies, 2021
36.6 x 46.5 x 0.1 inch
Painting

$9,991

Miss Tic, Et l'humour, mon amour, Painting

Miss Tic

Et l'humour, mon amour, 2020
9.4 x 13 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$3,541

Seen, Multi Seen, Painting

Seen

Multi Seen, 2020
28 x 23.8 inch
Painting

$1,644

Noël Granger, Boom, Painting

Noël Granger

Boom, 2020
23.6 x 31.5 x 0.2 inch
Painting

$367

Jeremy Novy, 5 Koi - Right Sage Green, Painting

Jeremy Novy

5 Koi - Right Sage Green, 2021
32 x 38 x 1 inch
Painting

$1,495

Flog, Sans titre, Painting

Flog

Sans titre, 2020
15.7 x 15.7 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$506

Amber Goldhammer, Spring In Love, Painting

Amber Goldhammer

Spring In Love, 2021
12 x 12 inch
Painting

$560

M.Chat, Fleuraison, Painting

M.Chat

Fleuraison, 2020
25.2 x 19.7 x 0.4 inch
Painting

$3,162

Sinao, Playboy, Painting

Sinao

Playboy, 2021
47.2 x 31.5 x 0.8 inch
Painting

15,000 - $ 25,000

Jeej, Fight of Legend, Painting

Jeej

Fight of Legend, 2021
21.3 x 17.7 x 2 inch
Painting

$379

Corey Kilmartin, The Rocker, Painting

Corey Kilmartin

The Rocker, 2020
48 x 36.2 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$2,782

Denis Meyers, Acid 04, Painting

Denis Meyers

Acid 04, 2019
39.4 x 27.6 x 1.8 inch
Painting

$4,047

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