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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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Gaspard Mitz, Sorry, it's a private party, Sculpture

Gaspard Mitz

Sorry, it's a private party, 2021
9.4 x 13.4 x 2.6 inch


Manuèle Bernardi, Envolée, Sculpture

Manuèle Bernardi

Envolée, 2021
11.6 x 23.6 x 6.9 inch


Manu Muñoz, Starlings (Red), Painting

Manu Muñoz

Starlings (Red), 2021
23.6 x 23.6 x 0.8 inch


Virginie Remillieux, Figure it out 2, Painting

Virginie Remillieux

Figure it out 2, 2021
59.1 x 39.4 x 1.6 inch


Lucas Mancione, Oreille 1a, Sculpture

Lucas Mancione

Oreille 1a, 2019
29.1 x 13.4 x 10.6 inch


Didier Lourenço, Red Pillows, Painting

Didier Lourenço

Red Pillows, 2021
29.5 x 59.1 inch


Angeles Peña, Hielos de San Rafael (Patagonia), Photography

Angeles Peña

Hielos de San Rafael (Patagonia), 2015
39 x 27.5 x 0.1 inch


Nacho Mariezcurrena, Elegante y torpe, Painting

Nacho Mariezcurrena

Elegante y torpe, 2018
27.2 x 19.3 x 0.2 inch


Sol del Rio, Play 01, Print

Sol del Rio

Play 01, 2020
27.6 x 19.7 x 0.2 inch


Sophie Lormeau, Les étincelles, Painting

Sophie Lormeau

Les étincelles, 2018
23.6 x 23.6 x 0.8 inch


Marie Claire Gé, Sans Titre MCG1, Painting

Marie Claire Gé

Sans Titre MCG1, 2019
48 x 37.4 x 0.8 inch


Ghazi Baker, Aliboobie, Painting

Ghazi Baker

Aliboobie, 2021
47.2 x 39.4 inch


Zoran Music, Paessagio roccioso, Painting

Zoran Music

Paessagio roccioso, 1977
13 x 16.1 inch


Philipp Weber, New Birth 3 - Hannah and Christina, Painting

Philipp Weber

New Birth 3 - Hannah and Christina, 2016
55.4 x 75 inch

50,000 - $ 100,000

Alessandra Bisi, A green day 2, Painting

Alessandra Bisi

A green day 2, 2021
19.7 x 27.6 x 0 inch


Julien Solé, Paris derrière, Painting

Julien Solé

Paris derrière, 2020
15.7 x 19.7 x 0.4 inch


Nele Jacobs, The jungle, Painting

Nele Jacobs

The jungle, 2021
59.1 x 59.1 inch


Vitaliy Lishko, Landscape / Abstract expressionism, Painting

Vitaliy Lishko

Landscape / Abstract expressionism, 2021
39.4 x 70.9 x 0.8 inch

$3,446 $4,923

Jean Tourlonias, Spéciale Alain Prost, Painting

Jean Tourlonias

Spéciale Alain Prost, 1995
23.6 x 31.9 x 0.8 inch


Ismaël Kachtihi del Moral, Caresses II, Painting

Ismaël Kachtihi del Moral

Caresses II, 2011
7.9 x 7.9 x 1.2 inch


Présence Panchounette, PP est de Bordeaux comme DADA de Zurich, Photography

Présence Panchounette

PP est de Bordeaux comme DADA de Zurich, 1976
19.3 x 23.2 x 0.8 inch

10,000 - $ 15,000

Présence Panchounette, L'ancienne comédie, Sculpture

Présence Panchounette

L'ancienne comédie, 1988
42.1 x 28 x 26.8 inch

50,000 - $ 100,000

Christian Jodin, Zapping of colors, Painting

Christian Jodin

Zapping of colors, 2021
31.5 x 31.5 x 0.4 inch


Patrick Rousseau, Allée bleue, Painting

Patrick Rousseau

Allée bleue, 2021
27.6 x 51.6 x 0.8 inch


Venelina Katanska, Divine, Photography

Venelina Katanska

Divine, 2015
35.4 x 53.1 inch


Alex Manea, Reverse Racism 1, Painting

Alex Manea

Reverse Racism 1, 2021
39.4 x 39.4 x 0.8 inch


Poonam Choudhary, Count your blessings, Painting

Poonam Choudhary

Count your blessings, 2021
36 x 24 x 1 inch


Delphine Diallo, Warrior Bloodline, Photography

Delphine Diallo

Warrior Bloodline, 2018
27.6 x 19.7 x 0.8 inch


Odile Bouxirot, Hors-Sol N° 3, Painting

Odile Bouxirot

Hors-Sol N° 3, 2018
43.3 x 43.3 x 1 inch


Gustavo Bar Valenzuela, Geisha, Painting

Gustavo Bar Valenzuela

Geisha, 2020
47.2 x 47.2 x 1.2 inch


Debbie Brown Napaljarri, Wanakiji Jukurrpa (Bush Tomato Dreaming), Painting

Debbie Brown Napaljarri

Wanakiji Jukurrpa (Bush Tomato Dreaming), 2020
18.1 x 18.1 inch


Philipp Weber, Black Poison, Painting

Philipp Weber

Black Poison, 2020
70.9 x 55.1 inch

100,000 - $ 250,000

Payu Napaltjarri, Sans titre, Painting

Payu Napaltjarri

Sans titre, 2017
42.1 x 11 inch


Maxime Plancque, Couple, Sculpture

Maxime Plancque

Couple, 2020
19.9 x 4.7 x 3.9 inch


Monika Nowak, FRIDA KABOOM, Print

Monika Nowak

59.1 x 39.4 x 1.4 inch


Claude Billès, Banyuls, Photography

Claude Billès

Banyuls, 2020
23.6 x 43.3 x 0.8 inch


Fuh-mi, Tequila sunrise !!, Painting


Tequila sunrise !!, 2019
53.1 x 91.3 x 0.1 inch


Antoine Renault, Man and Ocean, Painting

Antoine Renault

Man and Ocean, 2020
27.6 x 19.7 x 0.8 inch


Esboner, Untiteled, Painting


Untiteled, 2021
29.5 x 29.5 x 2 inch


B. Ciappa, Place animée, Italie, Painting

B. Ciappa

Place animée, Italie, 1951
12.2 x 9.8 x 0.2 inch


Xiang Lin, Oiseau, Painting

Xiang Lin

Oiseau, 2020
27.6 x 27.6 x 0.8 inch


A. Augsburger, Paysage de la boucle du Rhône, Geneve, Painting

A. Augsburger

Paysage de la boucle du Rhône, Geneve, 1957
21.7 x 18.1 x 0.8 inch


Antonio Reyna Manescau, Rome, Painting

Antonio Reyna Manescau

Rome, 1926
8.1 x 5.9 x 0.4 inch


Constantin Terechkovitch, Nature Morte aux Sardines, Painting

Constantin Terechkovitch

Nature Morte aux Sardines, 1955
15.4 x 18.5 x 0.2 inch


Jonathan Pradillon, Texture couteau bleue iridescente, Painting

Jonathan Pradillon

Texture couteau bleue iridescente, 2021
24 x 19.7 x 0.6 inch


Anna Sidi Yacoub, 2 White Flowers, Sculpture

Anna Sidi Yacoub

2 White Flowers, 2021
24.4 x 48.8 x 7.9 inch


Bunkt_, untitled, Fine Art Drawings


untitled, 2020
14 x 11 inch
Fine Art Drawings


Yuri Zupancic, Mermod, Sculpture

Yuri Zupancic

Mermod, 2020
7.5 x 3.1 x 1 inch


Kamen Startchev, Without Sound I, Print

Kamen Startchev

Without Sound I, 2019
13 x 27.6 inch


Sandra Paris, Le bouquet de Chrystèle, Painting

Sandra Paris

Le bouquet de Chrystèle, 2020
15.7 x 15.7 x 0.8 inch


Marc Prat, Meditacion P VI, Painting

Marc Prat

Meditacion P VI, 2019
9.4 x 7.1 x 0.4 inch


Tarek, Skull Spirit, Fine Art Drawings


Skull Spirit, 2020
8.3 x 5.9 x 0.1 inch
Fine Art Drawings


Theo Hudson Nangala, Theo Hudson Nangala, Painting

Theo Hudson Nangala

Theo Hudson Nangala, 2017
35.8 x 24 inch


Daxx, Promenade de nuit, Painting


Promenade de nuit, 2020
59.1 x 47.2 x 0.8 inch


Michel Rigel, Drôles d’oiseaux, Painting

Michel Rigel

Drôles d’oiseaux, 2021
23.6 x 31.9 x 0.6 inch


Vincent Duchêne, Minion Tomato Soup Campbells, Sculpture

Vincent Duchêne

Minion Tomato Soup Campbells, 2021
7.9 x 2.8 x 2.4 inch


Boom Art, Flowers Triptych Skateboards, Print

Boom Art

Flowers Triptych Skateboards, 2018
32.3 x 26 x 0.4 inch


Robert Séguin, Garden Serie 10, Painting

Robert Séguin

Garden Serie 10, 2021
35.8 x 59.8 x 1.6 inch


Philarthrop, Crumpled label in the frame - Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1988, Sculpture


Crumpled label in the frame - Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1988, 2021
8.7 x 8.7 x 1.2 inch


Blandine Galtier, P C2a, Print

Blandine Galtier

P C2a, 2019
31.5 x 23.6 x 0 inch


Jonathan Pradillon, Vaste Eclat Blanc Argenté Rose Violet, Painting

Jonathan Pradillon

Vaste Eclat Blanc Argenté Rose Violet, 2021
39.4 x 39.4 x 0.6 inch


Etienne Quesnay, Femme au tableau, Painting

Etienne Quesnay

Femme au tableau, 2020
45.7 x 35 x 1 inch


Tarek, Hip Hop, Painting


Hip Hop, 2021
9.8 x 9.8 x 0.7 inch


Enfant Précoce / Francis Essoua Kalu, Citoyen du monde, Painting

Enfant Précoce / Francis Essoua Kalu

Citoyen du monde, 2020
78.7 x 90.6 x 1.2 inch


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