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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


The King, 2021
125 x 75 x 4 cm


Daru, O.G. Bitcoin, Painting


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


Daru, New Stars, Painting


New Stars, 2021
124 x 80 cm


Miguel Guía, Cubiste Cheval Guernica Rouge, Sculpture

Miguel Guía

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


Shepard Fairey (Obey), Kingston Champion, Print

Shepard Fairey (Obey)

Kingston Champion, 2011
27.5 x 27.5 cm


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


Nick Walker, Butterfly Abstraction 07, Painting

Nick Walker

Butterfly Abstraction 07, 2019
76 x 56 cm


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


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


M.Chat, Baby Cat Original, Sculpture


Baby Cat Original, 2021
50 x 36 x 33 cm


Gabriela Lavezzari, Le Printemps, Painting

Gabriela Lavezzari

Le Printemps, 2021
114 x 146 x 3 cm


L'Atlas, Just another seal, Print


Just another seal, 2020
56 x 56 cm


L'Atlas, To the light, Painting


To the light, 2020
100 x 100 x 3 cm


Philippe Buil, Sortir du bois, Sculpture

Philippe Buil

Sortir du bois, 2021
38 x 17 x 15 cm


Valérie Hadida, Femme sur galet, Fine Art Drawings

Valérie Hadida

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


Robert Combas, Sans, Fine Art Drawings

Robert Combas

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


Christophe Charbonnel, Dryade II, Sculpture

Christophe Charbonnel

Dryade II, 2021
51 x 48 x 48 cm


Richard Heeps, Fish & Chip Van, Haddenham, Photography

Richard Heeps

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


Stratos, Maman raconte une histoire, Painting


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


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


Nathanael Koffi, Pattern 3, Painting

Nathanael Koffi

Pattern 3, 2021
100 x 100 x 4 cm


Seen, Sans, Painting


Sans, 2008
81 x 232 x 2 cm


Sergio Moscona, Les architectes de la parole II, Painting

Sergio Moscona

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


Pierre Alechinsky, Boussu, Painting

Pierre Alechinsky

Boussu, 2007
100 x 60 x 3 cm

50,000 - $ 100,000

Ronald Hunter, Traffic pink landscape, Painting

Ronald Hunter

Traffic pink landscape, 2021
70 x 140 x 2 cm


Yoann Merienne, Veheri, Painting

Yoann Merienne

Veheri, 2021
22 x 27 x 2 cm


Liora, Clin D'Oeil, Painting


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


Alain Mimouni, Flamber de Pascale, Painting

Alain Mimouni

Flamber de Pascale, 2021
70 x 108 x 5 cm


Li Lihong, Mini Michelin China Silver, Sculpture

Li Lihong

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


Alain Mimouni, Billionaire Club Bear, Sculpture

Alain Mimouni

Billionaire Club Bear, 2021
30 x 15 x 6 cm


Hersk, Goldo V1, Sculpture


Goldo V1, 2021
30 x 50 x 25 cm

< $ 2,500

Louis Magre, La Provence, Painting

Louis Magre

La Provence, 2013
60 x 73 x 3 cm


Antonino Puliafico, Vaso con girasole, Painting

Antonino Puliafico

Vaso con girasole, 2021
80 x 60 x 2 cm


Man Ray, Double Face, Print

Man Ray

Double Face, 1971
70 x 51 x 0.2 cm


Patrick Villas, Petit Léopard sur le rocher, Sculpture

Patrick Villas

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


Aspencrow, Censored, Sculpture


Censored, 2020
21 x 11 x 7 cm


Invader, Invasao Sao Paulo, Print


Invasao Sao Paulo, 2011
44 x 63.5 cm


Seaty, Luanda, Painting


Luanda, 2019
146 x 114 x 3 cm


Clet Abraham, Bicchiere di Vino, Painting

Clet Abraham

Bicchiere di Vino, 2019
60 x 60 x 1 cm


S2Bart, Batman, Sculpture


Batman, 2021
25 x 21 x 20 cm


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


Ciscø, Sad Life, Painting


Sad Life, 2021
9.5 x 18 x 0.1 cm


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

$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


Our recommendations Aykaz Arzumanyan, Rose 450, Painting

Aykaz Arzumanyan

Rose 450, 2021
60 x 60 x 3 cm


Jazzu, Somewhere, Painting


Somewhere, 2020
40 x 30 x 3 cm


Clet Abraham, Uscita di Sicurezza, Sculpture

Clet Abraham

Uscita di Sicurezza, 2019
40 x 70 x 10 cm


Xiu, La plage, Painting


La plage, 2021
79 x 59 x 1 cm

$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

$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


Keny, Plaque metro Spray, Painting


Plaque metro Spray, 2021
45 x 22.5 x 2 cm


Monsieur Mollotov, Batman, Painting

Monsieur Mollotov

Batman, 2019
116 x 89 x 2.5 cm


Maryse Chatron Kriloff, Intense, Painting

Maryse Chatron Kriloff

Intense, 2021
90 x 130 cm


Miss Fuck, Pensif, Painting

Miss Fuck

Pensif, 2021
92 x 60 x 2.5 cm


Li Dongfeng, Paysages 234, Painting

Li Dongfeng

Paysages 234, 2021
33 x 33 x 1 cm


Etienne Quesnay, Big Mountain Blues, Painting

Etienne Quesnay

Big Mountain Blues, 2021
130 x 97 x 3 cm


Thierry Carrier, Code 2101, Painting

Thierry Carrier

Code 2101, 2021
130 x 89 x 3 cm


Max Ernst, Composition, Print

Max Ernst

Composition, 1970
32.5 x 25 x 0.1 cm


Artigas Planas, Summer II, Sculpture

Artigas Planas

Summer II, 2021
38 x 28 x 13 cm


Shaka, Infrarouge #2, Print


Infrarouge #2, 2019
117 x 97 cm


Marc Petit, Le crucifié, Sculpture

Marc Petit

Le crucifié, 2004
107 x 60 x 24 cm


Nicolas Krauss, Fast Food Mc Donald, Sculpture

Nicolas Krauss

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


Martine Fauve Dechavanne, Champagne en musique, Painting

Martine Fauve Dechavanne

Champagne en musique, 2020
80 x 80 x 3 cm


Xavier Jambon, Les joueurs de cartes, Painting

Xavier Jambon

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


Milburn-Foster, Femme sur la Plage, Painting


Femme sur la Plage, 2021
100 x 73 cm


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