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One for All, All for One, Bisco Smith

One for All, All for One

Bisco Smith

Painting - 61 x 46 x 0.1 cm

$2,775 $2,497

Raw love, Rodrigo

Raw love

Rodrigo

Photography - 40 x 50 x 0.1 cm

$554

Mot d'amour, Ben

Mot d'amour

Ben

Print - 56 x 76 cm

$2,775

It Was Written, Samsofy

It Was Written

Samsofy

Photography - 40 x 60 x 2 cm

$1,332

Ladies, Wildwood, New Jersey, Richard Heeps

Ladies, Wildwood, New Jersey

Richard Heeps

Photography - 38 x 45 x 0.8 cm

$189

Fire Exit (E.A), The Catman

Fire Exit (E.A)

The Catman

Painting - 100 x 100 x 3.5 cm

$1,276

Eve, Newton, Jobs (E.A), The Catman

Eve, Newton, Jobs (E.A)

The Catman

Painting - 130 x 190 x 3.5 cm

$2,991

Lettre amère, Bridg'

Lettre amère

Bridg'

Painting - 35 x 27 x 2 cm

$377

N° 986  Un mot pour un autre., R. Cavalié

N° 986 Un mot pour un autre.

R. Cavalié

Painting - 73 x 54 cm

$666

Yes Please, TwoFlü

Yes Please

TwoFlü

Painting - 97 x 100 x 3 cm

$2,220

La Bibliothèque, Luz

La Bibliothèque

Luz

Photography - 52 x 80 cm

$3,330

Synesthetic Letters - X, Dasha Pears

Synesthetic Letters - X

Dasha Pears

Photography - 50 x 50 x 0.1 cm

$866

Writing on the wall, Ian Cryer

Writing on the wall

Ian Cryer

Painting - 61 x 91.4 x 2.5 cm

$4,801

Synesthetic Letters - K, Dasha Pears

Synesthetic Letters - K

Dasha Pears

Photography - 50 x 50 x 0.1 cm

$866

Loxodonta Africana, Gier

Loxodonta Africana

Gier

Painting - 48 x 36 cm

$577

Back in Love Again - Lightbox, Paco Raphael

Back in Love Again - Lightbox

Paco Raphael

Sculpture - 125 x 125 x 10 cm

$7,763

Two Men of Letters - Schagl Abbey Library, Reinhard Gorner

Two Men of Letters - Schagl Abbey Library

Reinhard Gorner

Photography - 127 x 159 x 2 cm

$6,659

La Dune, Gier

La Dune

Gier

Painting - 38 x 46 cm

$721

Is your child a tagger, Rero

Is your child a tagger

Rero

Print - 50 x 40 x 0.1 cm

Sold

Make Your Voice Heard, Ben Eine

Make Your Voice Heard

Ben Eine

Print - 75 x 75 cm

Sold

Respect #1, TwoFlü

Respect #1

TwoFlü

Painting - 124 x 205.3 x 3 cm

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Typography in Art

What are the connections between artwork and words? After all, the ways in which we relate to each artform are entirely different: for a long time painting was seen to be without narration, whereas novels for example, narrate without the visual aid of imagery. 

Take for example, Magritte's paintings such as the famous 'Ceci n'est pas une pipe'. Ideal for shocking people or making them laugh or question their beliefs, words are an indispensable tool to engage the spectator. First, the Dada and Surrealist movements appropriated the medium. The contemporary heirs of this practice are undeniably the Street artists. Their works are often based on words, numbers, symbols, or typographic expressions. 

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