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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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Levalet, Nature morte vivante V, Fine Art Drawings

Levalet

Nature morte vivante V, 2021
19.7 x 11.8 x 0.4 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$1,108

Edmond Li Bellefroid, Le chant du merle, Painting

Edmond Li Bellefroid

Le chant du merle, 2021
18.1 x 25.6 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$1,182

Saverio Filioli Uranio, Stars inside, Painting

Saverio Filioli Uranio

Stars inside, 2021
19.7 x 27.6 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$1,292

Jéko, Nada, Painting

Jéko

Nada, 2019
25.6 x 19.7 x 0.1 inch
Painting

$1,046

Marc Prat, Essence IX, Fine Art Drawings

Marc Prat

Essence IX, 2018
5.5 x 8.3 x 0 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$308

Kurar, Mind is higher than money X, Painting

Kurar

Mind is higher than money X, 2020
57.5 x 38.2 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$7,631

VL., Heart skull, Painting

VL.

Heart skull, 2021
9.3 x 9.3 x 2 inch
Painting

$234

Fabien Novarino, Bb Number Five, Painting

Fabien Novarino

Bb Number Five, 2021
19.7 x 19.7 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$1,046

Costa, Monochrome Rouge, Sculpture

Costa

Monochrome Rouge, 2021
27.6 x 27.6 x 1.6 inch
Sculpture

$6,154

Okuda, Jumping to another dimension, Print

Okuda

Jumping to another dimension, 2019
27.6 x 19.7 x 0.4 inch
Print

$1,046

Marta Zawadzka, Spring is coming, Painting

Marta Zawadzka

Spring is coming, 2021
47.2 x 63 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$4,246

Olivier Messas, Le temps de s’en aller... (Esprit voile), Painting

Olivier Messas

Le temps de s’en aller... (Esprit voile), 2021
15.7 x 47.2 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$1,969

Franck Noto a.k.a. Zest, Curves 2, Painting

Franck Noto a.k.a. Zest

Curves 2, 2018
57.5 x 38.2 x 1 inch
Painting

$8,616

Philip Hearsey, Acanto VI, Sculpture

Philip Hearsey

Acanto VI, 2017
18.5 x 7.1 x 3.9 inch
Sculpture

$2,536

Jean-Baptiste Dumont, La Robe Verte, Painting

Jean-Baptiste Dumont

La Robe Verte, 2021
21.3 x 15 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$1,723

Todd Koelmel, Clouds 1, Painting

Todd Koelmel

Clouds 1, 2020
12 x 16 x 0.75 inch
Painting

$400

Patricia Simsa, Le salon bleu, Painting

Patricia Simsa

Le salon bleu, 2021
43.3 x 47.2 x 2 inch
Painting

$3,693

Julie Jaler, Bonbon Hermès, Sculpture

Julie Jaler

Bonbon Hermès, 2021
7.9 x 15.7 x 5.9 inch
Sculpture

$306

Alexander Daniloff, L'araldica immaginaria, Painting

Alexander Daniloff

L'araldica immaginaria, 2021
20.5 x 6.9 x 0.1 inch
Painting

$320

Richard Saint-Amans, Mémoire I, Painting

Richard Saint-Amans

Mémoire I, 2021
61 x 39 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$3,816

Stephanie Rivet, Bleu Gris, Painting

Stephanie Rivet

Bleu Gris, 2021
18.1 x 24 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$1,015

Felipe Pantone, Integration System P#01, Print

Felipe Pantone

Integration System P#01, 2020
25.2 x 25.2 x 0 inch
Print

$2,462

Perrotte, Kiss, Painting

Perrotte

Kiss, 2021
35 x 57.5 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$6,770

Muriel Deumie, Monet et Deumié, Painting

Muriel Deumie

Monet et Deumié, 2021
14.2 x 18.1 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$665

Emmanuelle Vroelant, Frimas, Painting

Emmanuelle Vroelant

Frimas, 2021
39.4 x 39.4 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$6,400

Caroline Vis, Party Girls XXL, Painting

Caroline Vis

Party Girls XXL, 2021
47.2 x 78.7 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$9,231

Keymi, Rumeur encadrée N°710 - Ce qui le démasqua, Painting

Keymi

Rumeur encadrée N°710 - Ce qui le démasqua, 2021
25.2 x 21.3 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$739

Shakeart83, Balloons Dog, Sculpture

Shakeart83

Balloons Dog, 2021
7.9 x 7.5 x 3 inch
Sculpture

Sold out

Michael Grine, Planet collision, Painting

Michael Grine

Planet collision, 2021
14 x 10 x 0.1 inch
Painting

$100

Lucio Forte, Untitled 48, Painting

Lucio Forte

Untitled 48, 2021
9.1 x 12.2 x 0 inch
Painting

$123

Sumit Mehndiratta, Beach beauty, Painting

Sumit Mehndiratta

Beach beauty, 2020
46.9 x 35.8 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$3,139

Angu Walters, Couple II, Print

Angu Walters

Couple II, 2010
13.4 x 11.8 x 0.4 inch
Print

$160

Philippe Huart, Corail rouge vertige - vortex 21, Painting

Philippe Huart

Corail rouge vertige - vortex 21, 2020
5.9 x 5.9 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$985

Swiz, Blockfields, Painting

Swiz

Blockfields, 2020
51.2 x 25.6 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$4,677

Richard Saint-Amans, Le Doute, Sculpture

Richard Saint-Amans

Le Doute, 2019
114.2 x 86.6 x 98.4 inch
Sculpture

$30,771

Yaacov Agam, Star of David, Sculpture

Yaacov Agam

Star of David, 1983
19.3 x 19.5 x 1.6 inch
Sculpture

$18,463

Marta Grassi, Elle entendit tant de musique et respira tant de parfums, Painting

Marta Grassi

Elle entendit tant de musique et respira tant de parfums, 2021
59.1 x 27.6 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$3,077

Pamphyle, Au bord du canal, Painting

Pamphyle

Au bord du canal, 2018
51.2 x 38.2 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$9,724

Toctoc, Fight club, Painting

Toctoc

Fight club, 2020
50.8 x 63 x 1 inch
Painting

$4,923

Jane Grieco, O galo da madrugada, Painting

Jane Grieco

O galo da madrugada, 2021
11 x 11 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$566

Felipe Pantone, Optichromie 15, Painting

Felipe Pantone

Optichromie 15, 2015
31.5 x 31.5 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$14,770

Yohan Storti, Pour me comprendre, Painting

Yohan Storti

Pour me comprendre, 2021
39.4 x 24.4 x 1 inch
Painting

$2,954

Daniela Pasqualini, Paesaggio Poetico XXV Dipytch - Classic Blue and Green ( Poetic Landscape), Painting

Daniela Pasqualini

Paesaggio Poetico XXV Dipytch - Classic Blue and Green ( Poetic Landscape), 2021
16 x 80 x 1.5 inch
Painting

$1,500

Sophie Petetin, RIEN QUE POUR TOI, Painting

Sophie Petetin

RIEN QUE POUR TOI, 2021
15.7 x 15.7 x 1 inch
Painting

$855

James Sparshatt, La dama de la plaza, Photography

James Sparshatt

La dama de la plaza, 2000
13.8 x 13.8 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$862

Joanna Woyda, Girl in a white dress, Painting

Joanna Woyda

Girl in a white dress, 2021
19.7 x 19.7 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$985

Shakeart83, Panthère LV, Sculpture

Shakeart83

Panthère LV, 2021
9.8 x 3.3 x 3.7 inch
Sculpture

$321 $357

Richard Gower, Westminster Bridge, Painting

Richard Gower

Westminster Bridge, 2020
39.4 x 47.2 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$4,999

Arsen, Dur à cuir, Painting

Arsen

Dur à cuir, 2021
24 x 24 x 1 inch
Painting

$1,169

Joanna Woyda, Boy in blue trousers, Painting

Joanna Woyda

Boy in blue trousers, 2021
19.7 x 19.7 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$985

Bernard Buffet, Nature Morte au fond Rouge, Painting

Bernard Buffet

Nature Morte au fond Rouge, 1998
32 x 46 inch
Painting

$295,000

Mario Henrique, Somnium No. 2, Series IX, Painting

Mario Henrique

Somnium No. 2, Series IX, 2021
39.4 x 39.4 inch
Painting

$4,900

Bethany Harper Williams, Lake View Through The Trees, Painting

Bethany Harper Williams

Lake View Through The Trees, 2021
18.1 x 59.8 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$3,569

Angu Walters, Prayer IV, Painting

Angu Walters

Prayer IV, 2017
27.2 x 19.7 x 0.4 inch
Painting

$800

Cope2, S/T, Print

Cope2

S/T, 2015
20.1 x 15 inch
Print

$554

DN, Chanel Forever, Painting

DN

Chanel Forever, 2021
30.7 x 18.5 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$739

Agnès Tiollier, Profondeurs marines, Fine Art Drawings

Agnès Tiollier

Profondeurs marines, 2012
27.6 x 39.4 x 0.1 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$1,477

Alejandro Moretti, The Palette Knife Of Spring, Painting

Alejandro Moretti

The Palette Knife Of Spring, 2021
23.6 x 13.8 x 0.6 inch
Painting

$860

Josepha, Autour de minuit, Sculpture

Josepha

Autour de minuit, 2018
18.9 x 3.9 x 2.8 inch
Sculpture

$8,493

Martin Whatson, Framed, Print

Martin Whatson

Framed, 2013
27.6 x 19.7 inch
Print

$5,500

Wilfred Lang, NY 22, Painting

Wilfred Lang

NY 22, 2017
39.4 x 39.4 inch
Painting

$2,400

Maria Luisa Azzini, Futuristic Munich, Print

Maria Luisa Azzini

Futuristic Munich, 2021
5.7 x 7.8 x 0.1 inch
Print

$121

Joyce Fournier, Beyond the obvious, Painting

Joyce Fournier

Beyond the obvious, 2021
30 x 30 x 1.5 inch
Painting

$1,700

Maria Esmar, Theatrical, Painting

Maria Esmar

Theatrical, 2021
74.8 x 74.8 x 2.2 inch
Painting

$12,555

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