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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


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


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


Saverio Filioli Uranio, Stars inside, Painting

Saverio Filioli Uranio

Stars inside, 2021
19.7 x 27.6 x 0.8 inch


Jéko, Nada, Painting


Nada, 2019
25.6 x 19.7 x 0.1 inch


Marc Prat, Essence IX, Fine Art Drawings

Marc Prat

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


Kurar, Mind is higher than money X, Painting


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


VL., Heart skull, Painting


Heart skull, 2021
9.3 x 9.3 x 2 inch


Fabien Novarino, Bb Number Five, Painting

Fabien Novarino

Bb Number Five, 2021
19.7 x 19.7 x 1.2 inch


Costa, Monochrome Rouge, Sculpture


Monochrome Rouge, 2021
27.6 x 27.6 x 1.6 inch


Okuda, Jumping to another dimension, Print


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


Marta Zawadzka, Spring is coming, Painting

Marta Zawadzka

Spring is coming, 2021
47.2 x 63 x 0.8 inch


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


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


Philip Hearsey, Acanto VI, Sculpture

Philip Hearsey

Acanto VI, 2017
18.5 x 7.1 x 3.9 inch


Jean-Baptiste Dumont, La Robe Verte, Painting

Jean-Baptiste Dumont

La Robe Verte, 2021
21.3 x 15 x 0.8 inch


Todd Koelmel, Clouds 1, Painting

Todd Koelmel

Clouds 1, 2020
12 x 16 x 0.75 inch


Patricia Simsa, Le salon bleu, Painting

Patricia Simsa

Le salon bleu, 2021
43.3 x 47.2 x 2 inch


Julie Jaler, Bonbon Hermès, Sculpture

Julie Jaler

Bonbon Hermès, 2021
7.9 x 15.7 x 5.9 inch


Alexander Daniloff, L'araldica immaginaria, Painting

Alexander Daniloff

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


Richard Saint-Amans, Mémoire I, Painting

Richard Saint-Amans

Mémoire I, 2021
61 x 39 x 1.2 inch


Stephanie Rivet, Bleu Gris, Painting

Stephanie Rivet

Bleu Gris, 2021
18.1 x 24 x 1.6 inch


Felipe Pantone, Integration System P#01, Print

Felipe Pantone

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


Perrotte, Kiss, Painting


Kiss, 2021
35 x 57.5 x 1.2 inch


Muriel Deumie, Monet et Deumié, Painting

Muriel Deumie

Monet et Deumié, 2021
14.2 x 18.1 x 0.8 inch


Emmanuelle Vroelant, Frimas, Painting

Emmanuelle Vroelant

Frimas, 2021
39.4 x 39.4 x 1.2 inch


Caroline Vis, Party Girls XXL, Painting

Caroline Vis

Party Girls XXL, 2021
47.2 x 78.7 x 0.8 inch


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


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


Shakeart83, Balloons Dog, Sculpture


Balloons Dog, 2021
7.9 x 7.5 x 3 inch

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Michael Grine, Planet collision, Painting

Michael Grine

Planet collision, 2021
14 x 10 x 0.1 inch


Lucio Forte, Untitled 48, Painting

Lucio Forte

Untitled 48, 2021
9.1 x 12.2 x 0 inch


Sumit Mehndiratta, Beach beauty, Painting

Sumit Mehndiratta

Beach beauty, 2020
46.9 x 35.8 x 1.6 inch


Angu Walters, Couple II, Print

Angu Walters

Couple II, 2010
13.4 x 11.8 x 0.4 inch


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


Swiz, Blockfields, Painting


Blockfields, 2020
51.2 x 25.6 x 1.2 inch


Richard Saint-Amans, Le Doute, Sculpture

Richard Saint-Amans

Le Doute, 2019
114.2 x 86.6 x 98.4 inch


Yaacov Agam, Star of David, Sculpture

Yaacov Agam

Star of David, 1983
19.3 x 19.5 x 1.6 inch


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


Pamphyle, Au bord du canal, Painting


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


Toctoc, Fight club, Painting


Fight club, 2020
50.8 x 63 x 1 inch


Jane Grieco, O galo da madrugada, Painting

Jane Grieco

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


Felipe Pantone, Optichromie 15, Painting

Felipe Pantone

Optichromie 15, 2015
31.5 x 31.5 x 1.2 inch


Yohan Storti, Pour me comprendre, Painting

Yohan Storti

Pour me comprendre, 2021
39.4 x 24.4 x 1 inch


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


Sophie Petetin, RIEN QUE POUR TOI, Painting

Sophie Petetin

15.7 x 15.7 x 1 inch


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


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


Shakeart83, Panthère LV, Sculpture


Panthère LV, 2021
9.8 x 3.3 x 3.7 inch

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Richard Gower, Westminster Bridge, Painting

Richard Gower

Westminster Bridge, 2020
39.4 x 47.2 x 0.8 inch


Arsen, Dur à cuir, Painting


Dur à cuir, 2021
24 x 24 x 1 inch


Joanna Woyda, Boy in blue trousers, Painting

Joanna Woyda

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


Bernard Buffet, Nature Morte au fond Rouge, Painting

Bernard Buffet

Nature Morte au fond Rouge, 1998
32 x 46 inch


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

Mario Henrique

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


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


Angu Walters, Prayer IV, Painting

Angu Walters

Prayer IV, 2017
27.2 x 19.7 x 0.4 inch


Cope2, S/T, Print


S/T, 2015
20.1 x 15 inch


DN, Chanel Forever, Painting


Chanel Forever, 2021
30.7 x 18.5 x 0.8 inch


Agnès Tiollier, Profondeurs marines, Fine Art Drawings

Agnès Tiollier

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


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


Josepha, Autour de minuit, Sculpture


Autour de minuit, 2018
18.9 x 3.9 x 2.8 inch


Martin Whatson, Framed, Print

Martin Whatson

Framed, 2013
27.6 x 19.7 inch


Wilfred Lang, NY 22, Painting

Wilfred Lang

NY 22, 2017
39.4 x 39.4 inch


Maria Luisa Azzini, Futuristic Munich, Print

Maria Luisa Azzini

Futuristic Munich, 2021
5.7 x 7.8 x 0.1 inch


Joyce Fournier, Beyond the obvious, Painting

Joyce Fournier

Beyond the obvious, 2021
30 x 30 x 1.5 inch


Maria Esmar, Theatrical, Painting

Maria Esmar

Theatrical, 2021
74.8 x 74.8 x 2.2 inch


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