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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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Gary John, Hendrix Swag, Painting

Gary John

Hendrix Swag, 2016
23 x 22 inch
Painting

$1,120

Daniel Castan, Abstract sunset, Painting

Daniel Castan

Abstract sunset, 2020
39.4 x 39.4 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$3,877 $4,308

Our recommendations Aboudia, Sans titre, Painting

Aboudia

Sans titre, 2020
59.1 x 59.1 x 2 inch
Painting

$147,701

Jane Waterous, Family Circle 3236, Painting

Jane Waterous

Family Circle 3236, 2021
24 x 24 x 2 inch
Painting

10,000 - $ 15,000

Nathan Chantob, Model, Painting

Nathan Chantob

Model, 2021
23.6 x 19.7 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$2,954

Paul Natter, Hippocampe, Sculpture

Paul Natter

Hippocampe, 2021
14.2 x 6.7 x 2.4 inch
Sculpture

$1,477

Christophe Stouvenel, Bonjour, Painting

Christophe Stouvenel

Bonjour, 2021
12.6 x 9.8 inch
Painting

$234

Mr Cute, Rue Verneuil, 1981, Painting

Mr Cute

Rue Verneuil, 1981, 2020
19.7 x 19.7 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$800

Ben Frost, Gotta Take 'Em All, Print

Ben Frost

Gotta Take 'Em All, 2020
19.7 x 19.7 x 0.4 inch
Print

$1,046

Daru, MailBox Money Fight, Sculpture

Daru

MailBox Money Fight, 2021
51.6 x 13.8 x 9.3 inch
Sculpture

$4,554

Pez, Time Flies, Painting

Pez

Time Flies, 2020
56.9 x 43.5 x 1 inch
Painting

$9,108

Aatmica Ojha, Home is heaven II, Painting

Aatmica Ojha

Home is heaven II, 2021
23.6 x 23.6 x 0.4 inch
Painting

$366 $609

Zokatos, Apéro-moon, Painting

Zokatos

Apéro-moon, 2020
39.4 x 39.4 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$4,308

Sharon Grimes, Even Black Hearts Bleed, Painting

Sharon Grimes

Even Black Hearts Bleed, 2018
45 x 45 x 2 inch
Painting

$6,500

Lorena Fonsato, Danae, Painting

Lorena Fonsato

Danae, 2021
11.8 x 11.8 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$320

SupaKitch, Surface and Depth #17, Painting

SupaKitch

Surface and Depth #17, 2020
35.4 x 70.9 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$14,770

Ron English, Ron English X Dgk skateboards series, Print

Ron English

Ron English X Dgk skateboards series, 2019
8 x 70.9 x 1.2 inch
Print

$1,206

Laurent Bouro, Arbres 01.21, Painting

Laurent Bouro

Arbres 01.21, 2021
39.4 x 39.4 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$4,308

Karole Aubourg, Pour gandir, Painting

Karole Aubourg

Pour gandir, 2020
36.2 x 28.7 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$1,772

Tatiana Nega, Linear people 1, Fine Art Drawings

Tatiana Nega

Linear people 1, 2020
15.7 x 11.8 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$443 $492

Maciej Ciesla, Abstract inspired by Italian nature, Painting

Maciej Ciesla

Abstract inspired by Italian nature, 2021
39.4 x 27.6 x 0.1 inch
Painting

$615

Benoît Guérin, Les rivières pourpres, Painting

Benoît Guérin

Les rivières pourpres, 2021
39.4 x 31.5 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$1,009

Patrick Salamone, Colors, Painting

Patrick Salamone

Colors, 2021
19.7 x 19.7 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$1,046

Mpcem, Ideoplastique, Sculpture

Mpcem

Ideoplastique, 2021
65.7 x 11.8 x 15.7 inch
Sculpture

$11,324

Martine Dégot, Carnaval de  Rio, Sculpture

Martine Dégot

Carnaval de Rio, 2021
39.4 x 33.5 x 3.9 inch
Sculpture

$9,847

Imbue, Drug Lord (skate deck), Print

Imbue

Drug Lord (skate deck), 2016
31.1 x 8.3 inch
Print

$517

Jean-Claude Atzori, Lumière Soustractive, Painting

Jean-Claude Atzori

Lumière Soustractive, 2016
31.5 x 31.5 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$1,969

Richard Orlinski, Kong Tag, Sculpture

Richard Orlinski

Kong Tag, 2020
43.3 x 35.4 x 15.7 inch
Sculpture

$48,003

Rafal Gadowski, Stocks 07, Painting

Rafal Gadowski

Stocks 07, 2021
47.2 x 47.2 inch
Painting

$1,969

Tiny de Bruin, Power in you, Painting

Tiny de Bruin

Power in you, 2020
59.1 x 59.1 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$3,385

Arno Elias, Mtoto, Photography

Arno Elias

Mtoto, 2018
38 x 52 inch
Photography

$18,000

Carlos Pun, Scrooge McDuck money bags rules, Painting

Carlos Pun

Scrooge McDuck money bags rules, 2021
35.4 x 27.6 x 1.2 inch
Painting

Sold out

Alexandre Granger, Bad King, Print

Alexandre Granger

Bad King, 2021
27.6 x 19.7 x 0.1 inch
Print

$1,108

Our recommendations Sophie Manaches, Anita les autres, Painting

Sophie Manaches

Anita les autres, 2021
23.4 x 16.5 x 0.1 inch
Painting

$739

Baptiste Laurent, Volcan revolver, Painting

Baptiste Laurent

Volcan revolver, 2017
63 x 43.3 x 0.1 inch
Painting

$1,969

Timothy Archer, Les veilleurs rose, Painting

Timothy Archer

Les veilleurs rose, 2016
66.9 x 80.7 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$11,693

Marco Araldi & Keng Wai Lee, Emas 10, Painting

Marco Araldi & Keng Wai Lee

Emas 10, 2021
16.7 x 14 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$1,232

Kyoko Dufaux, Le point du jour, Painting

Kyoko Dufaux

Le point du jour, 2021
36.2 x 28.7 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$1,846

Marion Duschletta, Say Cheese!, Painting

Marion Duschletta

Say Cheese!, 2019
8 x 8 inch
Painting

$280

Liby Lougué, Jeux d'enfants, Painting

Liby Lougué

Jeux d'enfants, 2020
23.6 x 23.6 inch
Painting

$1,169

Natasha Zupan, Tactile Memory #108, Painting

Natasha Zupan

Tactile Memory #108, 2021
9.5 x 7.5 x 3 inch
Painting

$1,900

Mia Savin, In Love With Spring, Painting

Mia Savin

In Love With Spring, 2021
7.9 x 7.9 x 0.1 inch
Painting

Sold out

Agent X, Queen (White/4), Print

Agent X

Queen (White/4), 2020
29.9 x 39.8 inch
Print

$1,089

Katarina Olympia Zaraj, Kingdom of happiness part II, Painting

Katarina Olympia Zaraj

Kingdom of happiness part II, 2021
39.4 x 39.4 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$2,460

Did Dontzoff, Non titrée, Painting

Did Dontzoff

Non titrée, 2021
39.4 x 39.4 inch
Painting

$3,569

Alea Pinar Du Pre, Christine, Painting

Alea Pinar Du Pre

Christine, 2018
55.1 x 33.9 x 1.2 inch
Painting

25,000 - $ 50,000

Jérôme Sorolla, Tableau Moderne, Painting

Jérôme Sorolla

Tableau Moderne, 2021
28.7 x 21.3 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$229

Petar Iliev, Bull, Sculpture

Petar Iliev

Bull, 2021
8.7 x 11 x 6.7 inch
Sculpture

$1,662

Vincent Abadie Hafez a.k.a Zepha, Erratum 1, Painting

Vincent Abadie Hafez a.k.a Zepha

Erratum 1, 2019
45.3 x 41.3 x 1 inch
Painting

$4,308

Terzo Yan, Tamush, Sculpture

Terzo Yan

Tamush, 2020
39.4 x 11.8 x 2 inch
Sculpture

$6,462

Monsieur Mollotov, Stormtrooper II, Painting

Monsieur Mollotov

Stormtrooper II, 2021
45.7 x 35 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$3,693

Claude Venard, Nature morte au compotier  (Still-life with Compote), Painting

Claude Venard

Nature morte au compotier (Still-life with Compote), 1948
39.5 x 39.5 inch
Painting

$64,000

Aldéhy, Loa Legba, Painting

Aldéhy

Loa Legba, 2021
18.1 x 15 x 2 inch
Painting

$3,200

Vanessa Sylvain, Carnet de voyage, Painting

Vanessa Sylvain

Carnet de voyage, 2021
24 x 24 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$1,846

Romano Zanotti, Sans titre, Fine Art Drawings

Romano Zanotti

Sans titre, 1979
25.6 x 19.7 x 0.1 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$1,354

Catherine Clare, Moonlight on Malibu, Painting

Catherine Clare

Moonlight on Malibu, 2021
31.5 x 63 x 0.1 inch
Painting

$2,831

Sax Berlin, Wisdom of Washington, Painting

Sax Berlin

Wisdom of Washington, 2021
59.1 x 78.7 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$33,848

Pinto, Mammouth II, Sculpture

Pinto

Mammouth II, 2021
26.4 x 5.1 x 1.6 inch
Sculpture

$1,723

M.Chat, Fleuraison, Painting

M.Chat

Fleuraison, 2020
25.2 x 19.7 x 0.4 inch
Painting

$3,077

Ian Philip, Stormtrooper Business, Painting

Ian Philip

Stormtrooper Business, 2020
3 x 5.3 x 0 inch
Painting

$394

Our recommendations Jean-Claude Quilici, Traverse Fleurie à Mykonos, Print

Jean-Claude Quilici

Traverse Fleurie à Mykonos, 1941
28.7 x 37 x 0.1 inch
Print

$246

Irina Shark, The scream II, Sculpture

Irina Shark

The scream II, 2020
11 x 11.8 x 9.8 inch
Sculpture

$6,154

Serghei Ghetiu, Je suis ballerine II, Painting

Serghei Ghetiu

Je suis ballerine II, 2021
27.6 x 23.6 x 0.8 inch
Painting

Sold out

Bernard Rancillac, Guevara + che, Painting

Bernard Rancillac

Guevara + che, 2004
62.4 x 42.9 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$11,078

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