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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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Patrick Cornée, Snoopy visits New York on a motorbike, Painting

Patrick Cornée

Snoopy visits New York on a motorbike, 2021
31.5 x 31.5 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$2,769 $3,077

Le Closier, Sitting bull, Painting

Le Closier

Sitting bull, 2021
39.8 x 29.9 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$1,662

Henry Escobar, Bull colores, Painting

Henry Escobar

Bull colores, 2021
31.9 x 39.4 x 1 inch
Painting

$1,969

Roger Mühl, Le Pin, Print

Roger Mühl

Le Pin, 1980
16.1 x 15 inch
Print

$271

Robert Indiana, Tikvah, Print

Robert Indiana

Tikvah, 2011
32 x 30 inch
Print

$15,000

Albena Vatcheva, Oryx, Painting

Albena Vatcheva

Oryx, 2021
5.9 x 5.9 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$117

Jean-Baptiste Dumont, Sans Titre, Fine Art Drawings

Jean-Baptiste Dumont

Sans Titre, 2021
31.5 x 23.6 x 0 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$431

Magdalena Morey, Driftwood 1, Painting

Magdalena Morey

Driftwood 1, 2020
39.37 x 39.37 x 1.57 inch
Painting

$2,950

Jazzu, Folies, SI, Painting

Jazzu

Folies, SI, 2020
18.1 x 13 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$1,108

Docteur Bergman, Silver Bat, Painting

Docteur Bergman

Silver Bat, 2020
24 x 18.1 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$566

Agnès Tiollier, Elan vertical, Fine Art Drawings

Agnès Tiollier

Elan vertical, 2017
35.4 x 27.6 x 0.1 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$1,292

Pierre-Luc Poujol, n°353, Painting

Pierre-Luc Poujol

n°353, 2018
59.1 x 78.7 x 2 inch
Painting

$21,909

Dani Garcia Sarabia, Soustons, Photography

Dani Garcia Sarabia

Soustons, 2019
23.6 x 35.4 inch
Photography

$1,539

Karo Trass, Femme aux Etoiles, Painting

Karo Trass

Femme aux Etoiles, 2021
7.9 x 7.9 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$148

Pure Evil, Prince – Diamonds and Pearls, Print

Pure Evil

Prince – Diamonds and Pearls, 2020
33.5 x 27.6 x 0.4 inch
Print

$737

Santicri, Brush, Sculpture

Santicri

Brush, 2021
15.7 x 6.7 x 0.8 inch
Sculpture

$288 $320

Sébastien Mérieau, Dis, quand reviendras-tu?, Fine Art Drawings

Sébastien Mérieau

Dis, quand reviendras-tu?, 2020
9.8 x 6.5 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$62

Corneille, Chat bleu, Sculpture

Corneille

Chat bleu, 2004
22 x 28.7 x 0.1 inch
Sculpture

$2,400

Sarah Moon, Tullamore, Photography

Sarah Moon

Tullamore, 1988
11.75 x 14.75 x 0.1 inch
Photography

$7,000

Arnaud Liard, Prelude, Painting

Arnaud Liard

Prelude, 2020
21.7 x 15 x 2 inch
Painting

$1,846

JP Malot, Orsay Oner - In Blue Paradise!, 2014, Painting

JP Malot

Orsay Oner - In Blue Paradise!, 2014, 2014
39.4 x 39.4 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$3,693

Vianney, Lever de soleil à San Francisco, Painting

Vianney

Lever de soleil à San Francisco, 2021
31.5 x 31.5 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$3,754

Carlos Cruz-Diez, Induction Chromatique, Print

Carlos Cruz-Diez

Induction Chromatique, 1973
13.4 x 13.4 x 0.1 inch
Print

$4,923

Anany, Bouton d'Or - Jaune & argent nacré - XII Pierre de Rêve, Sculpture

Anany

Bouton d'Or - Jaune & argent nacré - XII Pierre de Rêve, 2021
25.2 x 25.2 x 0.1 inch
Sculpture

$2,456

Raphaël Laventure, Tiger's Soul, Painting

Raphaël Laventure

Tiger's Soul, 2017
39.4 x 39.4 x 1.4 inch
Painting

$8,000

Laurelle Bessé, Un après-midi au Choiseul, Painting

Laurelle Bessé

Un après-midi au Choiseul, 2018
39.4 x 28.7 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$3,200

John Kenny, Ramji Bhagu, Photography

John Kenny

Ramji Bhagu, 2013
35.4 x 23.6 x 0.8 inch
Photography

$3,623

Julien Durix, Man who paints faster than his shadow, Print

Julien Durix

Man who paints faster than his shadow, 2020
19.7 x 27.6 x 0.4 inch
Print

$462

Shepard Fairey (Obey), Harmony, Painting

Shepard Fairey (Obey)

Harmony, 2012
24.4 x 18.1 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$11,939

Pierre Riollet, Promise, Painting

Pierre Riollet

Promise, 2017
39.4 x 39.4 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$3,939

Alain Daussin, Terrasse St Trop, Photography

Alain Daussin

Terrasse St Trop, 2005
15.7 x 19.7 inch
Photography

$1,219

Lionel le Jeune, Grande Motte, Photography

Lionel le Jeune

Grande Motte, 2020
23.6 x 32.6 x 0.2 inch
Photography

$492

Monsieur Zéro, Dream 1, Painting

Monsieur Zéro

Dream 1, 2017
39.4 x 19.7 x 0.6 inch
Painting

$652

Milko Dobrev, Flower from the moon, Sculpture

Milko Dobrev

Flower from the moon, 2021
14.6 x 5.9 x 2.8 inch
Sculpture

$1,539

Mireia Serra, Love Her Madly (2/8), Sculpture

Mireia Serra

Love Her Madly (2/8), 2019
7 x 6 x 6 inch
Sculpture

$4,550

Alphée, Pandore II, Painting

Alphée

Pandore II, 2020
36.2 x 28.7 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$2,031

Mia Savin, Dreamy Roses, Painting

Mia Savin

Dreamy Roses, 2021
5.9 x 3.9 x 0.1 inch
Painting

$185

Ivan Peev, Le bateau, Painting

Ivan Peev

Le bateau, 2021
23.6 x 31.5 inch
Painting

$554

Zao Wou-Ki, Sans Titre, Print

Zao Wou-Ki

Sans Titre, 1967
22 x 29.5 inch
Print

$6,770

Patrick Pepin, Tilopa, Painting

Patrick Pepin

Tilopa, 2021
24 x 60 x 2 inch
Painting

2,500 - $ 5,000

Kaï Aspire, The Thinker, Print

Kaï Aspire

The Thinker, 2021
27.5 x 27.5 inch
Print

$4,000

César Baldaccini, Le patineur, Print

César Baldaccini

Le patineur, 1992
28.5 x 22.2 x 0 inch
Print

$1,231

Maud Merouze, Soft City, Painting

Maud Merouze

Soft City, 2021
36.2 x 28.7 x 1.1 inch
Painting

$1,600

Pez, 20 Years Smiling with friends, Print

Pez

20 Years Smiling with friends, 2019
27.2 x 19.3 inch
Print

$1,250

Xavier Wttrwulghe, Minnie Hippie 3D, Sculpture

Xavier Wttrwulghe

Minnie Hippie 3D, 2021
14.6 x 14.6 x 3.9 inch
Sculpture

$2,339

Lionel le Jeune, Cheval, Print

Lionel le Jeune

Cheval, 2021
19.7 x 19.7 x 0.2 inch
Print

$185

Hiroyuki Moriyama, Vide et matière, Painting

Hiroyuki Moriyama

Vide et matière, 2007
11.4 x 8.3 inch
Painting

$985

Mireia Serra, Capturing Moments, Painting

Mireia Serra

Capturing Moments, 2018
8 x 6 x 6 inch
Painting

$4,060

Cynthia Coulombe-Bégin, Only Love, Painting

Cynthia Coulombe-Bégin

Only Love, 2021
16 x 16 inch
Painting

$770

Polar Bear, I'm gonna rouge my knees, Painting

Polar Bear

I'm gonna rouge my knees, 2017
35.4 x 27.2 x 0.2 inch
Painting

$1,108

Tona, Hood, Painting

Tona

Hood, 2018
30.7 x 14.6 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$1,403

Alphée, Bulle, Painting

Alphée

Bulle, 2020
16.1 x 13 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$899

Hayvon, Spirales 3, Painting

Hayvon

Spirales 3, 2021
15.7 x 15.7 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$246

Ben Frost, Change in the Menu, Painting

Ben Frost

Change in the Menu, 2019
34 x 28 inch
Painting

$2,462

Alain Longeaud, Le Passeur de l'aube, Photography

Alain Longeaud

Le Passeur de l'aube, 1975
25.6 x 19.7 inch
Photography

$1,477

Arthur Hent, Self-Portrait 21.44, Fine Art Drawings

Arthur Hent

Self-Portrait 21.44, 2021
11.7 x 8.3 x 0.1 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$122

Patrick Lajoie, Birds Eye View, Photography

Patrick Lajoie

Birds Eye View, 2018
22 x 22 x 1.5 inch
Photography

$600

Kaï Aspire, Balancing Act Toy, Sculpture

Kaï Aspire

Balancing Act Toy, 2020
17 x 12 x 8 inch
Sculpture

$4,000

Arthur Hent, Self-Portrait 21.42, Painting

Arthur Hent

Self-Portrait 21.42, 2021
16.5 x 11.7 x 0.1 inch
Painting

$148

PAC, Money Song, Painting

PAC

Money Song, 2021
43.3 x 20.1 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$739

Christine Barrès, Portrait 7, Painting

Christine Barrès

Portrait 7, 2021
7.9 x 7.9 x 0.1 inch
Painting

Sold out

Rachel Arif, Wild, Painting

Rachel Arif

Wild, 2019
6.3 x 6.3 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$572

Alexandre de Poplavsky, Ramona, Painting

Alexandre de Poplavsky

Ramona, 2018
47.6 x 35.8 x 1.6 inch
Painting

10,000 - $ 15,000

Efi Mashiah, Large Blue Porsche Bullet, Sculpture

Efi Mashiah

Large Blue Porsche Bullet, 2021
14.5 x 3 x 3 inch
Sculpture

$450

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