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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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Bea Garding Schubert, Open Your Heart VI, Painting

Bea Garding Schubert

Open Your Heart VI, 2018
100.3 x 100.3 x 3.8 cm
Painting

$2,900

Maciej Ciesla, Between Dream and the Portrait II, Painting

Maciej Ciesla

Between Dream and the Portrait II, 2018
110 x 90 x 2 cm
Painting

$2,092

Maciej Ciesla, Between Dream and the Portrait 02.2019 A, Painting

Maciej Ciesla

Between Dream and the Portrait 02.2019 A, 2019
100.1 x 80 x 2.5 cm
Painting

$1,846

Gesa Reuter, Blue Lake, Painting

Gesa Reuter

Blue Lake, 2017
80 x 80 x 1.8 cm
Painting

$1,600

Takashi Murakami, Happy x A Trillion Times: Flower, Print

Takashi Murakami

Happy x A Trillion Times: Flower, 2013
71 x 71 cm
Print

$5,231

Bernard Saint-Maxent, Crayons blanc 01.03.21, Painting

Bernard Saint-Maxent

Crayons blanc 01.03.21, 2021
30 x 25 x 3 cm
Painting

Sold out

Daru, What else? 4, Painting

Daru

What else? 4, 2021
51 x 41 x 2 cm
Painting

$1,169

Shelby, Wall of Chanel, Painting

Shelby

Wall of Chanel, 2021
123 x 105 x 1 cm
Painting

$3,102 $3,446

Jef Aérosol, Kid with butterflies, Painting

Jef Aérosol

Kid with butterflies, 2021
93 x 118 x 0.2 cm
Painting

$9,724

Zed, Flexo Be Audacious 3 Rouge, Sculpture

Zed

Flexo Be Audacious 3 Rouge, 2021
44 x 10 x 10 cm
Sculpture

$148

Miss Tic, Se donner cœur et âme, Sculpture

Miss Tic

Se donner cœur et âme, 2021
22 x 10 x 5 cm
Sculpture

$739

M.Chat, Coffret de luxe - PARISEOUL n°179, Print

M.Chat

Coffret de luxe - PARISEOUL n°179, 2019
24 x 24 x 1 cm
Print

Sold out

Salvador Dali, Venus spatiale, Sculpture

Salvador Dali

Venus spatiale, 1984
65 x 35.5 x 32.5 cm
Sculpture

$69,124

JonOne, Board Krink x Jonone, Painting

JonOne

Board Krink x Jonone, 2020
20 x 80 x 5 cm
Painting

$2,080

Christophe Charbonnel, Masque de poséidon monumental, Sculpture

Christophe Charbonnel

Masque de poséidon monumental, 2019
241 x 75 x 45 cm
Sculpture

$98,468

Robert Combas, The blue homme au chant - Come s'il était, s'il rappelait. Comme s'il chantait dans un champ Blue chant Jaune coulant. The blue homme au chant, Painting

Robert Combas

The blue homme au chant - Come s'il était, s'il rappelait. Comme s'il chantait dans un champ Blue chant Jaune coulant. The blue homme au chant, 2018
195 x 115 x 2 cm
Painting

100,000 - $ 250,000

Christophe Comerro, Pand'ours Ferrari, Sculpture

Christophe Comerro

Pand'ours Ferrari, 2021
40 x 35 x 35 cm
Sculpture

$1,083

Arman, Scorviol, Sculpture

Arman

Scorviol, 1990
36 x 60 x 24 cm
Sculpture

$24,001

Pierre Alechinsky, Si près, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Si près, 2007
19.5 x 13.4 cm
Print

$369

Ernest Pignon-Ernest, Regards, Rimbaud, Etude n° 18, Fine Art Drawings

Ernest Pignon-Ernest

Regards, Rimbaud, Etude n° 18, 1986
32 x 24 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$14,770

Liora, Time to Go, Painting

Liora

Time to Go, 2021
50 x 40 x 4 cm
Painting

$615

Stratos, Trilogie, Painting

Stratos

Trilogie, 2021
20 x 60 x 2 cm
Painting

$5,293

Ronald Hunter, Boiling bubbles turquoise, Painting

Ronald Hunter

Boiling bubbles turquoise, 2021
120 x 80 x 2 cm
Painting

$651

Ralph Resch, Grand Canyon, Painting

Ralph Resch

Grand Canyon, 2020
100 x 81 x 3 cm
Painting

$1,046

Hersk, Something to Suck XL, Sculpture

Hersk

Something to Suck XL, 2021
123 x 45 x 9 cm
Sculpture

Sold out

Nicolas Dubreuille, Sans Titre Ref (244), Painting

Nicolas Dubreuille

Sans Titre Ref (244), 2020
150 x 150 x 3 cm
Painting

$9,354

Ernest Pignon-Ernest, Rimbaud, Print

Ernest Pignon-Ernest

Rimbaud, 1986
46 x 36 x 1 cm
Print

$1,477

Philippe Buil, Une larme 47-21, Sculpture

Philippe Buil

Une larme 47-21, 2021
33 x 24 x 10 cm
Sculpture

$1,908

Ronald Hunter, Boiling Bubbles Original XL, Painting

Ronald Hunter

Boiling Bubbles Original XL, 2019
150 x 100 x 2 cm
Painting

$1,747

Hersk, Something to Suck 348, Sculpture

Hersk

Something to Suck 348, 2021
62 x 25 x 5 cm
Sculpture

$800

Frédérique Barba, Untitled 89, Painting

Frédérique Barba

Untitled 89, 2021
146 x 97 x 2 cm
Painting

$2,216

Sandra Chevrier, La cage et le Coeur de la Bête, Print

Sandra Chevrier

La cage et le Coeur de la Bête, 2019
90 x 69 x 1 cm
Print

$3,163

Virginia Benedicto, Frida Love, Painting

Virginia Benedicto

Frida Love, 2021
50 x 50 x 2 cm
Painting

$1,354

Philippe Geluck, Les 20 statues, Print

Philippe Geluck

Les 20 statues, 2021
70 x 56 cm
Print

$246

Antonino Puliafico, Orizzonte Fiorito, Painting

Antonino Puliafico

Orizzonte Fiorito, 2021
120 x 240 x 0.1 cm
Painting

$3,569

Seen, Multiblaze, Painting

Seen

Multiblaze, 2021
80 x 60 x 3 cm
Painting

$1,846

Bernard Pras, 236. Clint, Photography

Bernard Pras

236. Clint, 2021
90 x 90 x 3 cm
Photography

$6,154

Nathanael Koffi, Voyage, Painting

Nathanael Koffi

Voyage, 2021
65 x 100 x 2.5 cm
Painting

$1,563

Virginia Benedicto, Ariane, Sculpture

Virginia Benedicto

Ariane, 2021
40 x 40 x 40 cm
Sculpture

$3,508

Nathanael Koffi, Trombe, Painting

Nathanael Koffi

Trombe, 2021
30 x 40 x 2 cm
Painting

Sold out

Jean-Philippe Berger, Inspecteur Harry, Painting

Jean-Philippe Berger

Inspecteur Harry, 2021
71 x 19 x 2 cm
Painting

$295

Richard Heeps, News Stand, Bronzetti, Milan, Photography

Richard Heeps

News Stand, Bronzetti, Milan, 2018
61 x 75 x 0.1 cm
Photography

$862

Levalet, Embouteillage, Painting

Levalet

Embouteillage, 2020
100 x 50 cm
Painting

$3,446

Gabriela Lavezzari, Indigo cactus, Painting

Gabriela Lavezzari

Indigo cactus, 2021
100 x 100 x 3 cm
Painting

$3,077

David Jehan (B.boss), Banc de poissons 6, Painting

David Jehan (B.boss)

Banc de poissons 6, 2021
80 x 80 x 2 cm
Painting

$849

Thierry Carrier, Code 2019, Painting

Thierry Carrier

Code 2019, 2020
130 x 160 x 2 cm
Painting

$8,616

Sara Chelou, Street game, Painting

Sara Chelou

Street game, 2021
100 x 100 x 2 cm
Painting

$2,462

Edu Danesi, Porsche racing, Sculpture

Edu Danesi

Porsche racing, 2019
130 x 120 x 7 cm
Sculpture

Sold out

Nicolas Dubreuille, Sans Titre Ref (277), Sculpture

Nicolas Dubreuille

Sans Titre Ref (277), 2017
93 x 28 x 25 cm
Sculpture

$6,154

Marie-Madeleine Vitrolles, L'attente, Sculpture

Marie-Madeleine Vitrolles

L'attente, 2016
36 x 16 x 11 cm
Sculpture

Sold out

CharlElie Couture, East Side 1st Ave, Painting

CharlElie Couture

East Side 1st Ave, 2019
50 x 40 x 3 cm
Painting

$2,277

S2Bart, Box Chanel Surf, Painting

S2Bart

Box Chanel Surf, 2021
69 x 49 x 5 cm
Painting

$1,046

Nathanael Koffi, « 3 », Sculpture

Nathanael Koffi

« 3 », 2021
22 x 11.5 x 5 cm
Sculpture

$246

Maxime Andriot, Red Eye Lion, Painting

Maxime Andriot

Red Eye Lion, 2019
86 x 61 x 4 cm
Painting

$492

Bishop Parigo, Oh My Heart !, Painting

Bishop Parigo

Oh My Heart !, 2018
100 x 100 x 3 cm
Painting

$1,095

Méryl B, MB 43, Painting

Méryl B

MB 43, 2021
97 x 130 x 3 cm
Painting

$1,292

JM Robert, Urban Face 4, Painting

JM Robert

Urban Face 4, 2021
100 x 81 x 3 cm
Painting

$3,693

Romain Dorez, King Yoda, Painting

Romain Dorez

King Yoda, 2017
60 x 80 x 4 cm
Painting

$480

RNST, Comme dit papy à chacun ses bombes, Print

RNST

Comme dit papy à chacun ses bombes, 2020
70 x 50 x 5 cm
Print

$1,219

Antoine Josse, L'incompétence de l'eau, Painting

Antoine Josse

L'incompétence de l'eau, 2020
61 x 82 x 3 cm
Painting

$2,339

Pierre Gimenez, Le taureau qui danse, Sculpture

Pierre Gimenez

Le taureau qui danse, 2021
45 x 16 x 18 cm
Sculpture

$1,169

Vincent Sabatier, Ambre III, Sculpture

Vincent Sabatier

Ambre III, 2021
25 x 16 x 5 cm
Sculpture

$2,216

Dr. Love, Street hope Gold - a tribute to Banksy, Painting

Dr. Love

Street hope Gold - a tribute to Banksy, 2021
40 x 30 x 0.1 cm
Painting

Sold out

Vincent Sabatier, Bitcoins Or, Sculpture

Vincent Sabatier

Bitcoins Or, 2021
25 x 16 x 5 cm
Sculpture

$1,969 $2,462

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