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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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Daru, The King, Painting

Daru

The King, 2021
125 x 75 x 4 cm
Painting

$2,986

Daru, O.G. Bitcoin, Painting

Daru

O.G. Bitcoin, 2021
120 x 50 x 4 cm
Painting

$2,488

Daru, New Stars, Painting

Daru

New Stars, 2021
124 x 80 cm
Painting

$2,986

Miguel Guía, Cubiste Cheval Guernica Rouge, Sculpture

Miguel Guía

Cubiste Cheval Guernica Rouge, 2021
28 x 12 x 9 cm
Sculpture

$547

Shepard Fairey (Obey), Kingston Champion, Print

Shepard Fairey (Obey)

Kingston Champion, 2011
27.5 x 27.5 cm
Print

$498

Robert Combas, Georges Brassens et ses meilleurs succès. TROMPETTE ! Jeanne la cane embrasse le poilu et la vache Clotilde se déguise en fleur, Print

Robert Combas

Georges Brassens et ses meilleurs succès. TROMPETTE ! Jeanne la cane embrasse le poilu et la vache Clotilde se déguise en fleur, 2021
70 x 50 cm
Print

$2,737

Nick Walker, Butterfly Abstraction 07, Painting

Nick Walker

Butterfly Abstraction 07, 2019
76 x 56 cm
Painting

$3,110

M.Chat, Coffret de luxe PARISEOUL n°159, Print

M.Chat

Coffret de luxe PARISEOUL n°159, 2019
25 x 25 x 1 cm
Print

$373

M.Chat, Baby Cat Original, Sculpture

M.Chat

Baby Cat Original, 2021
50 x 36 x 33 cm
Sculpture

$6,718

Gabriela Lavezzari, Le Printemps, Painting

Gabriela Lavezzari

Le Printemps, 2021
114 x 146 x 3 cm
Painting

$5,287

L'Atlas, Just another seal, Print

L'Atlas

Just another seal, 2020
56 x 56 cm
Print

$398

L'Atlas, To the light, Painting

L'Atlas

To the light, 2020
100 x 100 x 3 cm
Painting

$9,703

Philippe Buil, Sortir du bois, Sculpture

Philippe Buil

Sortir du bois, 2021
38 x 17 x 15 cm
Sculpture

$1,928

Valérie Hadida, Femme sur galet, Fine Art Drawings

Valérie Hadida

Femme sur galet, 2021
80 x 74 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$2,364

Robert Combas, Sans, Fine Art Drawings

Robert Combas

Sans, 1990
33 x 48 x 1 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$3,359

Christophe Charbonnel, Dryade II, Sculpture

Christophe Charbonnel

Dryade II, 2021
51 x 48 x 48 cm
Sculpture

$22,392

Richard Heeps, Fish & Chip Van, Haddenham, Photography

Richard Heeps

Fish & Chip Van, Haddenham, 1993
61 x 93 x 1 cm
Photography

$1,013

Stratos, Maman raconte une histoire, Painting

Stratos

Maman raconte une histoire, 2021
80 x 100 x 4 cm
Painting

$12,938

Sophie Petetin, Là bas magie de la nuit, Painting

Sophie Petetin

Là bas magie de la nuit, 2017
70 x 70 x 2.5 cm
Painting

$1,735

Nathanael Koffi, Pattern 3, Painting

Nathanael Koffi

Pattern 3, 2021
100 x 100 x 4 cm
Painting

$1,866

Seen, Sans, Painting

Seen

Sans, 2008
81 x 232 x 2 cm
Painting

$9,330

Sergio Moscona, Les architectes de la parole II, Painting

Sergio Moscona

Les architectes de la parole II, 2016
198 x 115 x 5 cm
Painting

$23,014

Pierre Alechinsky, Boussu, Painting

Pierre Alechinsky

Boussu, 2007
100 x 60 x 3 cm
Painting

50,000 - $ 100,000

Ronald Hunter, Traffic pink landscape, Painting

Ronald Hunter

Traffic pink landscape, 2021
70 x 140 x 2 cm
Painting

$1,230

Yoann Merienne, Veheri, Painting

Yoann Merienne

Veheri, 2021
22 x 27 x 2 cm
Painting

$1,866

Liora, Clin D'Oeil, Painting

Liora

Clin D'Oeil, 2021
72 x 60 x 2 cm
Painting

$1,057

Alain Mimouni, Flamber de Pascale, Painting

Alain Mimouni

Flamber de Pascale, 2021
70 x 108 x 5 cm
Painting

$3,110

Li Lihong, Mini Michelin China Silver, Sculpture

Li Lihong

Mini Michelin China Silver, 2020
10 x 9 x 8 cm
Sculpture

$373

Alain Mimouni, Billionaire Club Bear, Sculpture

Alain Mimouni

Billionaire Club Bear, 2021
30 x 15 x 6 cm
Sculpture

$809

Hersk, Goldo V1, Sculpture

Hersk

Goldo V1, 2021
30 x 50 x 25 cm
Sculpture

< $ 2,500

Louis Magre, La Provence, Painting

Louis Magre

La Provence, 2013
60 x 73 x 3 cm
Painting

$1,866

Antonino Puliafico, Vaso con girasole, Painting

Antonino Puliafico

Vaso con girasole, 2021
80 x 60 x 2 cm
Painting

$1,617

Man Ray, Double Face, Print

Man Ray

Double Face, 1971
70 x 51 x 0.2 cm
Print

$1,742

Patrick Villas, Petit Léopard sur le rocher, Sculpture

Patrick Villas

Petit Léopard sur le rocher, 2017
29 x 23 x 16 cm
Sculpture

$5,598

Aspencrow, Censored, Sculpture

Aspencrow

Censored, 2020
21 x 11 x 7 cm
Sculpture

$398

Invader, Invasao Sao Paulo, Print

Invader

Invasao Sao Paulo, 2011
44 x 63.5 cm
Print

$11,818

Seaty, Luanda, Painting

Seaty

Luanda, 2019
146 x 114 x 3 cm
Painting

$14,928

Clet Abraham, Bicchiere di Vino, Painting

Clet Abraham

Bicchiere di Vino, 2019
60 x 60 x 1 cm
Painting

$5,722

S2Bart, Batman, Sculpture

S2Bart

Batman, 2021
25 x 21 x 20 cm
Sculpture

$1,742

Camille Hilaire, Le York de Jean-Paul, Fine Art Drawings

Camille Hilaire

Le York de Jean-Paul, 1980
10 x 14 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$373

Ciscø, Sad Life, Painting

Ciscø

Sad Life, 2021
9.5 x 18 x 0.1 cm
Painting

$498

Gina Vor, Abstract No. 1 | Abstrait  No. 1, Painting

Gina Vor

Abstract No. 1 | Abstrait No. 1, 2019
30 x 24 x 0.4 cm
Painting

$246 $274

Mara Toledo, La cascade de la montagne bleu, Painting

Mara Toledo

La cascade de la montagne bleu, 2021
80 x 60 x 2 cm
Painting

$2,488

Our recommendations Aykaz Arzumanyan, Rose 450, Painting

Aykaz Arzumanyan

Rose 450, 2021
60 x 60 x 3 cm
Painting

$1,244

Jazzu, Somewhere, Painting

Jazzu

Somewhere, 2020
40 x 30 x 3 cm
Painting

$958

Clet Abraham, Uscita di Sicurezza, Sculpture

Clet Abraham

Uscita di Sicurezza, 2019
40 x 70 x 10 cm
Sculpture

$7,464

Xiu, La plage, Painting

Xiu

La plage, 2021
79 x 59 x 1 cm
Painting

$2,799 $3,110

Dr. Love, Love and Hope #4, Painting

Dr. Love

Love and Hope #4, 2021
40 x 30 x 0.2 cm
Painting

$185 $246

Gabrielle Rul, Des soucis et au lit, Fine Art Drawings

Gabrielle Rul

Des soucis et au lit, 2021
23 x 15.5 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$162

Keny, Plaque metro Spray, Painting

Keny

Plaque metro Spray, 2021
45 x 22.5 x 2 cm
Painting

$498

Monsieur Mollotov, Batman, Painting

Monsieur Mollotov

Batman, 2019
116 x 89 x 2.5 cm
Painting

$3,732

Maryse Chatron Kriloff, Intense, Painting

Maryse Chatron Kriloff

Intense, 2021
90 x 130 cm
Painting

$2,836

Miss Fuck, Pensif, Painting

Miss Fuck

Pensif, 2021
92 x 60 x 2.5 cm
Painting

$809

Li Dongfeng, Paysages 234, Painting

Li Dongfeng

Paysages 234, 2021
33 x 33 x 1 cm
Painting

$684

Etienne Quesnay, Big Mountain Blues, Painting

Etienne Quesnay

Big Mountain Blues, 2021
130 x 97 x 3 cm
Painting

$3,110

Thierry Carrier, Code 2101, Painting

Thierry Carrier

Code 2101, 2021
130 x 89 x 3 cm
Painting

$4,976

Max Ernst, Composition, Print

Max Ernst

Composition, 1970
32.5 x 25 x 0.1 cm
Print

$1,120

Artigas Planas, Summer II, Sculpture

Artigas Planas

Summer II, 2021
38 x 28 x 13 cm
Sculpture

$1,070

Shaka, Infrarouge #2, Print

Shaka

Infrarouge #2, 2019
117 x 97 cm
Print

$2,239

Marc Petit, Le crucifié, Sculpture

Marc Petit

Le crucifié, 2004
107 x 60 x 24 cm
Sculpture

$11,196

Nicolas Krauss, Fast Food Mc Donald, Sculpture

Nicolas Krauss

Fast Food Mc Donald, 2021
27 x 20 x 23 cm
Sculpture

$4,354

Martine Fauve Dechavanne, Champagne en musique, Painting

Martine Fauve Dechavanne

Champagne en musique, 2020
80 x 80 x 3 cm
Painting

$2,239

Xavier Jambon, Les joueurs de cartes, Painting

Xavier Jambon

Les joueurs de cartes, 2021
60 x 60 x 2 cm
Painting

$1,493

Milburn-Foster, Femme sur la Plage, Painting

Milburn-Foster

Femme sur la Plage, 2021
100 x 73 cm
Painting

$3,421

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