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Street art Drawing

Today street art is present in many of our cities and it is becoming a major contemporary art movement. One way of defining street art is to say it includes all forms of art created in the street or more generally in public spaces. Key to this movement is the use of public spaces as a way of communicating with a large number of people.

The history of street art as we know it today, originated in the 1960s in the United States, in the city of Philadelphia with the development of graffiti. One man, wanting to profess his love and hoping to catch his loved one’s eye, started to write his name on walls throughout the city. Several others across the city imitated him. This was the birth of “tags”, a type a signature, often used to mark out territories but now used in art.

As the swinging 60s came to a close, graffiti had spread to several cities and had successfully reached New York, the city that would help project this new art form into the spotlight. The late 60s and early 70s were a time of rapid urbanisation, growing suburbs, and omnipresent advertising. The development of street art was also helped by the commercialisation of spray-paints - budding street artists could now easily have access to their medium of choice. The initial street art movement was linked to vandalism and graffiti could be found all over the city, on public or private property and on trains. Quik, Futura 2000 and Phase 2 were some of the most famous graffiti artists of the time.

The art movement made its debut in France in the early 1970s but it didn’t gain much recognition until the 1980s. Key players of the French street art movement include Blek le Rat, Jérôme Mesnager and Jef Aérosol.

Street art now comes in all shapes and sizes, from tagging to huge frescos as well as sculpture and drawings. As street art evolved and spread worldwide, new methods appeared including collage, stencilling and stickers. Increasingly, especially as the police enforced stricter laws on graffiti and punishment became more severe in the 1980s and 1990s, artists started to work in studios.

Gallery owners started to catch on to the trend and began to represent street artists. The first exhibition of graffiti art took place in 1972 in New York. Drawing eventually became a medium used by street artists. Graffiti artists let their imaginations run free using paper as their chosen support. They worked with a whole array of paper types, including Canson paper, newspaper and even bank notes, as demonstrated by Death NYC and Philippe Sainte Fauste…

As the movement’s importance in the art market grew more prominent, many artists feared its institutionalisation and believed that it undermined the movement’s very essence. Today, many artists combine street work and works created in a studio, using spray-paints, coloured pencils, chalk and charcoal. The street is now considered a helpful springboard for achieving recognition. Many of the most expensive street artists now work in urban areas legally often thanks to commissions. Some of today’s most famous street artists include: Jef Aérosol, Banksy and Miss Tic.

So why not buy a street art drawing from Artsper’s collection and treat yourself to a unique, modern or contemporary work of art? You will find a wide range of styles, including works by emerging and well-established artists. Don’t miss our selection of works from renowned contemporary street artists such as JR,JonOne and Shepard Fairey (Obey)!

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Ernest Pignon-Ernest, Rimbaud. Regards Etude n° 11, Fine Art Drawings

Ernest Pignon-Ernest

Rimbaud. Regards Etude n° 11, 1986
32 x 24 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$10,037

EMPHI, Pattern, Fine Art Drawings

EMPHI

Pattern, 2020
35 x 35 x 0.1 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$602 $753

Our recommendations Amandine Urruty, Outside, Fine Art Drawings

Amandine Urruty

Outside, 2018
61 x 91 x 5 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$5,018

Depose, Hip Hop Mushroom, Fine Art Drawings

Depose

Hip Hop Mushroom, 2018
18 x 13 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$220

Elena Romanovskaya, Once upon a time 2, Fine Art Drawings

Elena Romanovskaya

Once upon a time 2, 2020
59.7 x 42 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$452 $502

Katarina Kudelova, Savoir vivre 6, Fine Art Drawings

Katarina Kudelova

Savoir vivre 6, 2007
30 x 40 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$753

JonOne, Borders, Fine Art Drawings

JonOne

Borders, 2020
29.5 x 42 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$1,618

Louisa Minkin, Shields, Fine Art Drawings

Louisa Minkin

Shields, 2013
30 x 42 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$1,505

Jacques Villeglé, Rue du Quatre-septembre, 8 octobre 2018, Fine Art Drawings

Jacques Villeglé

Rue du Quatre-septembre, 8 octobre 2018, 2018
38.8 x 30.8 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$6,273

Bze Bzeland, Primitif oneline Graff (Nef & Bze collaboration), Fine Art Drawings

Bze Bzeland

Primitif oneline Graff (Nef & Bze collaboration), 2019
24 x 30 x 0.1 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$251

tizlu, Saving Audrey, Fine Art Drawings

tizlu

Saving Audrey, 2021
70 x 50 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$624 $878

Shaka, Etude 1, Fine Art Drawings

Shaka

Etude 1, 2014
75 x 58 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$565

Mara, Sans titre, Fine Art Drawings

Mara

Sans titre, 2019
58 x 77.5 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$439

Mister Pee, Figure Libre, Fine Art Drawings

Mister Pee

Figure Libre, 2019
40 x 30 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$502

Revolt, Rolling Thunder-SG, Fine Art Drawings

Revolt

Rolling Thunder-SG, 2011
27.9 x 20.3 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$753

Enaer, Sans titre, Fine Art Drawings

Enaer

Sans titre, 2020
70 x 50 x 0.2 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$650

Camille Adra, Sans titre, Fine Art Drawings

Camille Adra

Sans titre, 2019
29 x 39 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$251

Kashink, Sans titre, Fine Art Drawings

Kashink

Sans titre, 2019
57 x 35 x 1 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$753

Parmis Sayous, Sans titre, Fine Art Drawings

Parmis Sayous

Sans titre, 2019
100 x 70 x 5 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$4,391

Tellas, The Forest, Fine Art Drawings

Tellas

The Forest, 2017
24 x 64 x 0.5 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$1,945

Christophe Faso, La dernière séance, Fine Art Drawings

Christophe Faso

La dernière séance, 2014
65 x 50 x 0.3 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$842

ARySQUE, Ceci est une conversation sérieuse et raisonnable, Fine Art Drawings

ARySQUE

Ceci est une conversation sérieuse et raisonnable, 2016
23 x 31 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$439

Vuk Vidor, Mash #33, Fine Art Drawings

Vuk Vidor

Mash #33, 2009
150 x 110 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$5,018

Moolinex, Baise moi, Fine Art Drawings

Moolinex

Baise moi, 2004
100 x 70 x 0.2 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$1,756

Richard Saint-Amans, Caligraff 10, Fine Art Drawings

Richard Saint-Amans

Caligraff 10, 2018
56 x 76 x 0.1 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$565

Levalet, Nature morte vivante V, Fine Art Drawings

Levalet

Nature morte vivante V, 2021
50 x 30 x 1 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$1,129

Ghost (aka Cousin Frank), Black Book Drawing, Fine Art Drawings

Ghost (aka Cousin Frank)

Black Book Drawing, 2020
11 x 14 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$502

André Saraiva, Mr.A, Fine Art Drawings

André Saraiva

Mr.A, 2017
5 x 6 x 0.3 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$615

Our recommendations JP Malot, Yo! Mickey Pow & Arrows!, Fine Art Drawings

JP Malot

Yo! Mickey Pow & Arrows!, 2018
70 x 50 x 1 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$1,004

Peter Klasen, Go Robinet, Fine Art Drawings

Peter Klasen

Go Robinet, 2013
60 x 80 x 3 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$15,055

Studio Abawé, No Futur, Fine Art Drawings

Studio Abawé

No Futur, 2019
49.2 x 59.3 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$740

Monsieur Zéro, City 2, Fine Art Drawings

Monsieur Zéro

City 2, 2018
40 x 30 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$226

Igor Souza, No title, Fine Art Drawings

Igor Souza

No title, 2015
21 x 15 x 0.2 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$314

Mist, Sketch 1, Fine Art Drawings

Mist

Sketch 1, 2020
29.7 x 42 x 1 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$1,192

Shadee K, Espagne, Fine Art Drawings

Shadee K

Espagne, 2018
7 x 14.3 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$124

Niark1, Suspicious Beast, Fine Art Drawings

Niark1

Suspicious Beast, 2019
65 x 50 x 0.1 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$1,367

Ciscø, Love heart thrower, Fine Art Drawings

Ciscø

Love heart thrower, 2021
26 x 32 x 3 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$565

Stoul, Oru Gami W/W 6, Fine Art Drawings

Stoul

Oru Gami W/W 6, 2015
40 x 40 x 3 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$1,066

Sun7, Sunset Drawing, Fine Art Drawings

Sun7

Sunset Drawing, 2016
70 x 50 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$1,505

Hell'O Collective, Untitled (#1), Fine Art Drawings

Hell'O Collective

Untitled (#1), 2014
42 x 30 x 5 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$1,255

Doze Green, Mugsy 61, Fine Art Drawings

Doze Green

Mugsy 61, 2020
30 x 22 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$1,079

Alesko, Jardin de lune, Fine Art Drawings

Alesko

Jardin de lune, 2016
25.5 x 30.5 x 0.01 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$188

Bebar, Hijo De La Luna, Fine Art Drawings

Bebar

Hijo De La Luna, 2019
73 x 53 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$1,004

Matthieu Ribo, DFWM#04, Fine Art Drawings

Matthieu Ribo

DFWM#04, 2018
39 x 29 x 1.2 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$226 $376

Our recommendations Louis Lambert (3ttman), Dibujo 1, Fine Art Drawings

Louis Lambert (3ttman)

Dibujo 1, 2019
42 x 29.7 x 2 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$928

Futura 2000, Pointman Black, Fine Art Drawings

Futura 2000

Pointman Black, 2016
45.5 x 35.5 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$8,155

2flui, Alphabet, Fine Art Drawings

2flui

Alphabet, 2020
42 x 29.7 x 0.1 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$138

GIB La Manufacture, La Baleine, Fine Art Drawings

GIB La Manufacture

La Baleine, 2019
66 x 16.5 x 1.2 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$966

Otto Schade, Ribboned Pink Panther, Fine Art Drawings

Otto Schade

Ribboned Pink Panther, 2020
42 x 42 x 1 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$941

Kenny Scharf, Jungle Boogie, Fine Art Drawings

Kenny Scharf

Jungle Boogie, 1984
58.9 x 41.9 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$12,000

Vincent Abadie Hafez a.k.a Zepha, Croisements 1, Fine Art Drawings

Vincent Abadie Hafez a.k.a Zepha

Croisements 1, 2019
61 x 46 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$1,255

Dani Dan, Drawing #5, Fine Art Drawings

Dani Dan

Drawing #5, 2016
29 x 21 x 1 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$125

Tehos, Three old men with canes 02, Fine Art Drawings

Tehos

Three old men with canes 02, 2017
56 x 76 x 0.1 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$502

Pichi & Avo, IMP Gaivs Jvlius Caesar, Fine Art Drawings

Pichi & Avo

IMP Gaivs Jvlius Caesar, 2017
61 x 64 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$1,631

Léo Mordac, #laisser une trace quelque part, Fine Art Drawings

Léo Mordac

#laisser une trace quelque part, 2016
53 x 76 x 1 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$376

Jarod Doe, La Mort heureuse, Fine Art Drawings

Jarod Doe

La Mort heureuse, 2018
80 x 60 x 1 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$703

Our recommendations Alex Konahin, L'Abeille - The Bee, Fine Art Drawings

Alex Konahin

L'Abeille - The Bee, 2012
33 x 46 x 1 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$2,007

Enigme09, Enfance, Fine Art Drawings

Enigme09

Enfance, 2017
42 x 30 x 1 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$376

Pablo Dalas, Trikonâsana, Fine Art Drawings

Pablo Dalas

Trikonâsana, 2020
12 x 18.7 x 0.3 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$389

Bogdan Pikulicki, Roses, Fine Art Drawings

Bogdan Pikulicki

Roses, 2016
8 x 11 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$188

Thom Thom, Johanne afro bubble, Fine Art Drawings

Thom Thom

Johanne afro bubble, 2016
147 x 98 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$3,764

Skeda, Street Mona, Fine Art Drawings

Skeda

Street Mona, 2019
32 x 22 x 0.4 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$941

Nawar Haidar, Untitled 18, Fine Art Drawings

Nawar Haidar

Untitled 18, 2003
22 x 15 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$300

Sphinx, Je prie pour la première fois que la catin d'aujourd'hui redevienne princesse d'autrefois, Fine Art Drawings

Sphinx

Je prie pour la première fois que la catin d'aujourd'hui redevienne princesse d'autrefois, 2017
60 x 50 x 0.1 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$1,104

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