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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 commercialization 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 recognized 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 with a 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 institutionalization.

Today, many artists combine street art 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 authorized 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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Miss.Tic, Je Crois En L’Eternel Féminin, Painting

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Je Crois En L’Eternel Féminin, 2017 48 x 19.7 x 1.2 inch Painting

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$1,353

JonOne, Breakfast, Painting

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L'Atlas, Into the body, Painting

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Jo Di Bona, Lion, Painting

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Lion, 2022 19.7 x 19.7 x 1.2 inch Painting

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Mr. Brainwash, Queen Product, Painting

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Queen Product, 2014 22 x 22 x 0 inch Painting

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C215, Amour, Painting

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Amour, 2021 25.6 x 17.3 x 3.1 inch Painting

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Baz’art vol 2, 2022 31.5 x 23.6 x 0.8 inch Painting

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Karl Kox, Keith I, Painting

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Our recommendations Patrick Salamone, Collection abstrait N°1139, Painting

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Muriel Deumie, Fast and furious, Painting

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Hope 1393, Olaj.C, Painting

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Olaj.C, 2022 31.9 x 31.9 x 0.8 inch Painting

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Yoz, Singe Au Cigare, Painting

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Pierre Migot, Chessboard, Painting

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L'Insecte, Martin le pêcheur, Painting

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Martin le pêcheur, 2020 17.5 x 12.4 x 2.3 inch Painting

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Boher 156, Black Hole, Painting

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Black Hole, 2021 23.6 x 31.5 x 0.8 inch Painting

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Yoann Bonneville (YBA), Ultimate freedom II, Painting

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Ultimate freedom II, 2022 31.5 x 31.5 x 0.8 inch Painting

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Street composition aléatoire série Pop art, 2021 36.2 x 28.7 x 0.8 inch Painting

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Maxime Andriot, Donald, Painting

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Donald, 2022 29.1 x 21.3 x 0.8 inch Painting

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Allias, Fragment, Painting

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Fragment, 2021 39.4 x 27.6 x 1.6 inch Painting

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Jisbar, Real Luxury Flowers, Painting

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Arsen, En Flag, Painting

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En Flag, 2022 20.9 x 15 x 0.8 inch Painting

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Prefab77, Born in the eye of fortune, Painting

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Born in the eye of fortune, 2019 37.4 x 27.6 x 0 inch Painting

$1,145

Ito Dubois, Diving, Painting

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Diving, 2022 59.1 x 19.7 x 1.2 inch Painting

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Eric Doisy, Steeve, Painting

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Steeve, 2022 25.6 x 11.8 x 1.6 inch Painting

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Cope2, Blue, Painting

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Blue, 2022 15.7 x 39.4 x 1.2 inch Painting

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Jug, Snoopy House, Painting

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Sara Chelou, Love me safe, Painting

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Love me safe, 2018 28.7 x 23.6 x 2 inch Painting

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Ziegler T, My Kid Just Ruined My Basquiat (Jackson Pollock version), Painting

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Ender, Des livres et moi - chapitre 8, Painting

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Des livres et moi - chapitre 8, 2022 15.7 x 11.8 x 1.2 inch Painting

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Noah Borger, It's a choice of life, Painting

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It's a choice of life, 2022 27.6 x 23.6 x 0.1 inch Painting

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Mahori skate, 2022 31.5 x 7.9 x 0.4 inch Painting

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M.Chat, Alfortville - Nuée de chats - Etude, Painting

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Alfortville - Nuée de chats - Etude, 2022 25.6 x 19.7 inch Painting

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Keny, The World of Keny, Painting

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Olivier Godat, E femine spulanu cennera è incendenu focu .. jc s'agita 1, Painting

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Cha Angel Néon Cosmique, 2021 23.6 x 23.6 x 0.8 inch Painting

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Mercedes Lagunas, Sunday Morning, Painting

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Alberto Blanchart, Imperial Cat, Painting

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Imperial Cat, 2020 39.4 x 27.6 x 1.2 inch Painting

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Adrien Petro, Petrole 02, Painting

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Petrole 02, 2021 28.7 x 23.6 x 1 inch Painting

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Steve Javiel, Change, Painting

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Tristan MM, Kate, Painting

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Paysage, Mes 400 coups, 2020 6.7 x 6.7 inch Painting

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Laurent Zagarri, Pour que l'eau salé n'ait jamais le gout des larmes, Painting

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You Wanna Fight?, 2022 31.5 x 31.5 x 1 inch Painting

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Vanités, 2007 78.7 x 59.1 x 1.6 inch Painting

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Ariles De Tizi, Where are your monuments?, Painting

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Where are your monuments?, 2019 70.1 x 52 x 1.6 inch Painting

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LSDreams #9, 2020 47.2 x 47.2 x 1.6 inch Painting

$4,162

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Ak47, 2022 19.7 x 15.7 x 0.8 inch Painting

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