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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


Daniel Castan, Abstract sunset, Painting

Daniel Castan

Abstract sunset, 2020
39.4 x 39.4 x 1.2 inch

$3,877 $4,308

Our recommendations Aboudia, Sans titre, Painting


Sans titre, 2020
59.1 x 59.1 x 2 inch


Jane Waterous, Family Circle 3236, Painting

Jane Waterous

Family Circle 3236, 2021
24 x 24 x 2 inch

10,000 - $ 15,000

Nathan Chantob, Model, Painting

Nathan Chantob

Model, 2021
23.6 x 19.7 x 1.2 inch


Paul Natter, Hippocampe, Sculpture

Paul Natter

Hippocampe, 2021
14.2 x 6.7 x 2.4 inch


Christophe Stouvenel, Bonjour, Painting

Christophe Stouvenel

Bonjour, 2021
12.6 x 9.8 inch


Mr Cute, Rue Verneuil, 1981, Painting

Mr Cute

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


Ben Frost, Gotta Take 'Em All, Print

Ben Frost

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


Daru, MailBox Money Fight, Sculpture


MailBox Money Fight, 2021
51.6 x 13.8 x 9.3 inch


Pez, Time Flies, Painting


Time Flies, 2020
56.9 x 43.5 x 1 inch


Aatmica Ojha, Home is heaven II, Painting

Aatmica Ojha

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

$366 $609

Zokatos, Apéro-moon, Painting


Apéro-moon, 2020
39.4 x 39.4 x 1.2 inch


Sharon Grimes, Even Black Hearts Bleed, Painting

Sharon Grimes

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


Lorena Fonsato, Danae, Painting

Lorena Fonsato

Danae, 2021
11.8 x 11.8 x 0.8 inch


SupaKitch, Surface and Depth #17, Painting


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


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


Laurent Bouro, Arbres 01.21, Painting

Laurent Bouro

Arbres 01.21, 2021
39.4 x 39.4 x 1.6 inch


Karole Aubourg, Pour gandir, Painting

Karole Aubourg

Pour gandir, 2020
36.2 x 28.7 x 1.2 inch


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


Benoît Guérin, Les rivières pourpres, Painting

Benoît Guérin

Les rivières pourpres, 2021
39.4 x 31.5 x 0.8 inch


Patrick Salamone, Colors, Painting

Patrick Salamone

Colors, 2021
19.7 x 19.7 x 0.8 inch


Mpcem, Ideoplastique, Sculpture


Ideoplastique, 2021
65.7 x 11.8 x 15.7 inch


Martine Dégot, Carnaval de  Rio, Sculpture

Martine Dégot

Carnaval de Rio, 2021
39.4 x 33.5 x 3.9 inch


Imbue, Drug Lord (skate deck), Print


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


Jean-Claude Atzori, Lumière Soustractive, Painting

Jean-Claude Atzori

Lumière Soustractive, 2016
31.5 x 31.5 x 0.8 inch


Richard Orlinski, Kong Tag, Sculpture

Richard Orlinski

Kong Tag, 2020
43.3 x 35.4 x 15.7 inch


Rafal Gadowski, Stocks 07, Painting

Rafal Gadowski

Stocks 07, 2021
47.2 x 47.2 inch


Tiny de Bruin, Power in you, Painting

Tiny de Bruin

Power in you, 2020
59.1 x 59.1 x 1.6 inch


Arno Elias, Mtoto, Photography

Arno Elias

Mtoto, 2018
38 x 52 inch


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

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Alexandre Granger, Bad King, Print

Alexandre Granger

Bad King, 2021
27.6 x 19.7 x 0.1 inch


Our recommendations Sophie Manaches, Anita les autres, Painting

Sophie Manaches

Anita les autres, 2021
23.4 x 16.5 x 0.1 inch


Baptiste Laurent, Volcan revolver, Painting

Baptiste Laurent

Volcan revolver, 2017
63 x 43.3 x 0.1 inch


Timothy Archer, Les veilleurs rose, Painting

Timothy Archer

Les veilleurs rose, 2016
66.9 x 80.7 x 0.8 inch


Marco Araldi & Keng Wai Lee, Emas 10, Painting

Marco Araldi & Keng Wai Lee

Emas 10, 2021
16.7 x 14 x 1.6 inch


Kyoko Dufaux, Le point du jour, Painting

Kyoko Dufaux

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


Marion Duschletta, Say Cheese!, Painting

Marion Duschletta

Say Cheese!, 2019
8 x 8 inch


Liby Lougué, Jeux d'enfants, Painting

Liby Lougué

Jeux d'enfants, 2020
23.6 x 23.6 inch


Natasha Zupan, Tactile Memory #108, Painting

Natasha Zupan

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


Mia Savin, In Love With Spring, Painting

Mia Savin

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

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Agent X, Queen (White/4), Print

Agent X

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


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


Did Dontzoff, Non titrée, Painting

Did Dontzoff

Non titrée, 2021
39.4 x 39.4 inch


Alea Pinar Du Pre, Christine, Painting

Alea Pinar Du Pre

Christine, 2018
55.1 x 33.9 x 1.2 inch

25,000 - $ 50,000

Jérôme Sorolla, Tableau Moderne, Painting

Jérôme Sorolla

Tableau Moderne, 2021
28.7 x 21.3 x 0.8 inch


Petar Iliev, Bull, Sculpture

Petar Iliev

Bull, 2021
8.7 x 11 x 6.7 inch


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


Terzo Yan, Tamush, Sculpture

Terzo Yan

Tamush, 2020
39.4 x 11.8 x 2 inch


Monsieur Mollotov, Stormtrooper II, Painting

Monsieur Mollotov

Stormtrooper II, 2021
45.7 x 35 x 1.2 inch


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


Aldéhy, Loa Legba, Painting


Loa Legba, 2021
18.1 x 15 x 2 inch


Vanessa Sylvain, Carnet de voyage, Painting

Vanessa Sylvain

Carnet de voyage, 2021
24 x 24 x 1.6 inch


Romano Zanotti, Sans titre, Fine Art Drawings

Romano Zanotti

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


Catherine Clare, Moonlight on Malibu, Painting

Catherine Clare

Moonlight on Malibu, 2021
31.5 x 63 x 0.1 inch


Sax Berlin, Wisdom of Washington, Painting

Sax Berlin

Wisdom of Washington, 2021
59.1 x 78.7 x 1.6 inch


Pinto, Mammouth II, Sculpture


Mammouth II, 2021
26.4 x 5.1 x 1.6 inch


M.Chat, Fleuraison, Painting


Fleuraison, 2020
25.2 x 19.7 x 0.4 inch


Ian Philip, Stormtrooper Business, Painting

Ian Philip

Stormtrooper Business, 2020
3 x 5.3 x 0 inch


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


Irina Shark, The scream II, Sculpture

Irina Shark

The scream II, 2020
11 x 11.8 x 9.8 inch


Serghei Ghetiu, Je suis ballerine II, Painting

Serghei Ghetiu

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

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Bernard Rancillac, Guevara + che, Painting

Bernard Rancillac

Guevara + che, 2004
62.4 x 42.9 x 0.8 inch


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