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In praise of reading

Visual art can take you to unknown worlds and stir in you strong emotions and feelings but, as the writer François Mauriac said, reading can also, like art, be an "open door to an enchanted world". Indeed, between the pages of a book you can encounter new characters and discover stories and other universes.

The act of reading is also associated with many memories; not only the memories of all the stories you’ve read but memories of school and homework, or that deliciously calm afternoon spent reading your favourite book.

Through books, libraries, writing and texts, this selection celebrates reading as a universal and intimate act.

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Peter Wüthrich, Literary smoke, Drawing

Peter Wüthrich

Literary smoke, 2015
12.6 x 12.6 x 1.6 inch
Drawing

$3,214

Daniel Barroso, Lectrice, Painting

Daniel Barroso

Lectrice, 2014
31.5 x 23.6 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$1,928

Reinhard Gorner, Library of the Abbey in Waldsassen, Bavaria, Photography

Reinhard Gorner

Library of the Abbey in Waldsassen, Bavaria, 2015
59.8 x 63 x 1.2 inch
Photography

$6,556

Raffaella Benetti, Librarsi, Sculpture

Raffaella Benetti

Librarsi, 2017
16.9 x 9.8 x 9.8 inch
Sculpture

$1,928

Leticia Felgueroso, Lectura, Photography

Leticia Felgueroso

Lectura, 2017
16.5 x 19.7 inch
Photography

$778

Michel Ajerstejn, Machine , Photography

Michel Ajerstejn

Machine , 2009
35.4 x 29.5 x 0.8 inch
Photography

$2,057

Lilly Sotirova, Book of life, Painting

Lilly Sotirova

Book of life, 2012
29.5 x 19.7 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$1,247

Charlotte Fröling, Still life with books and a globe, Photography

Charlotte Fröling

Still life with books and a globe, 2015
23.6 x 35.4 inch
Photography

$3,663

Guillaume Bourquin, La relativité, Painting

Guillaume Bourquin

La relativité, 2016
35 x 36.6 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$2,314

Antonio Matallana, Livre, Painting

Antonio Matallana

Livre, 2015
10.6 x 8.7 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$5,784

2flui, Conviction, Painting

2flui

Conviction, 2016
11.8 x 11.8 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$578

Claire Fontaine, Untitled (What is freedom?), Print

Claire Fontaine

Untitled (What is freedom?), 2012
47.2 x 35.4 inch
Print

$3,214

Grégory Chiha, Le Code, Painting

Grégory Chiha

Le Code, 2009
51.2 x 38.2 x 0.4 inch
Painting

$2,571

Alice de Miramon, Livre de vacances, Drawing

Alice de Miramon

Livre de vacances, 2016
6.7 x 9.1 x 1.2 inch
Drawing

$296

Joanna Wiszniewska Domanska, Diaries II, Print

Joanna Wiszniewska Domanska

Diaries II, 2017
3.9 x 5.9 inch
Print

$141

Guela Patiachvili, Machines 5-6, Painting

Guela Patiachvili

Machines 5-6, 2015
39.4 x 31.9 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$6,299

Marek Okrassa, A reading one, Painting

Marek Okrassa

A reading one, 2015
25.6 x 28.7 inch
Painting

$3,214

Aleksandra Makowska, The untitled book, Print

Aleksandra Makowska

The untitled book, 1999
2.2 x 3 inch
Print

$193

Amélie Lainé, Cascade Evangélisée, Photography

Amélie Lainé

Cascade Evangélisée, 2017
23.6 x 15.7 inch
Photography

$964

Patricia Simsa, La lectrice, Painting

Patricia Simsa

La lectrice, 2010
25.2 x 28.3 inch
Painting

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Lionel Borla, C'est l'arme qui a fait l'oeuf, Painting

Lionel Borla

C'est l'arme qui a fait l'oeuf, 2014
11.8 x 11.8 inch
Painting

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Ben, Nothing important, Painting

Ben

Nothing important, 2014
19.7 x 24 inch
Painting

$17,996

Martine Fauve Dechavanne, Les livres de Colette, Painting

Martine Fauve Dechavanne

Les livres de Colette, 2016
47.2 x 47.2 x 1 inch
Painting

$4,113

Natalia Kuznetsova, La liseuse à la perle, Painting

Natalia Kuznetsova

La liseuse à la perle, 2005
35.4 x 39.4 inch
Painting

$2,057

Charlotte Barrault, Justine, Painting

Charlotte Barrault

Justine, 2016
39.4 x 31.9 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$2,314

Lionel Borla, Corps paysage 1, Painting

Lionel Borla

Corps paysage 1, 2016
22 x 29.9 inch
Painting

$2,121

Anna Karpowicz-Westner, Afternoon with a book, Painting

Anna Karpowicz-Westner

Afternoon with a book, 2017
15.7 x 19.7 inch
Painting

$3,085

Daniel Waks, La lectrice, Photography

Daniel Waks

La lectrice, 2015
23.6 x 15.7 inch
Photography

$1,928

Tanguy Tolila, Livre ouvert 15079, Painting

Tanguy Tolila

Livre ouvert 15079, 2015
10.6 x 15.4 x 1.2 inch
Painting

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Guillaume Bourquin, La terre est ronde, Painting

Guillaume Bourquin

La terre est ronde, 2016
38.2 x 51.2 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$5,142

Patricia Simsa, La Lectrice, Painting

Patricia Simsa

La Lectrice, 2017
44.9 x 29.9 x 7.9 inch
Painting

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Daneïs, L'encrier, Print

Daneïs

L'encrier, 1982
11.4 x 14.6 inch
Print

$244

Said Dokins, Shin Sei, Painting

Said Dokins

Shin Sei, 2017
19.7 x 19.7 inch
Painting

$2,314

Joanna Wiszniewska Domanska, Books of Legends II, Print

Joanna Wiszniewska Domanska

Books of Legends II, 2017
3.9 x 5.9 inch
Print

$141

Angel Mateo Charris, Donde los Escorpiones, Painting

Angel Mateo Charris

Donde los Escorpiones, 2015
37.4 x 25.6 inch
Painting

$6,684

Daniel Barroso, Lectora, Painting

Daniel Barroso

Lectora, 2013
39.4 x 27.6 inch
Painting

$2,185

Lionel Borla, Graphic Bathers 9, Painting

Lionel Borla

Graphic Bathers 9, 2016
7.1 x 15 inch
Painting

$360

Daneïs, Livre et encrier, Print

Daneïs

Livre et encrier, 1982
10.2 x 15.4 inch
Print

$244

Guillaume Bourquin, La Mort de Virgile, Painting

Guillaume Bourquin

La Mort de Virgile, 2016
35 x 36.6 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$2,571

Brankica Zilovic, Totem - Détail - Encyclopédie medicale Cystite, Drawing

Brankica Zilovic

Totem - Détail - Encyclopédie medicale Cystite, 2016
11.8 x 11.8 x 2.8 inch
Drawing

$1,928

Daneïs, Livres et Pâquerettes, Print

Daneïs

Livres et Pâquerettes, 1982
18.9 x 26 inch
Print

$360

Reinhard Gorner, Milich'sche Library I, Görlitz, Photography

Reinhard Gorner

Milich'sche Library I, Görlitz, 2016
50 x 51.2 inch
Photography

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Tanguy Tolila, Livre ouvert 15076, Painting

Tanguy Tolila

Livre ouvert 15076, 2015
11 x 15.4 x 1.2 inch
Painting

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2flui, Credulity, Painting

2flui

Credulity, 2016
11.8 x 11.8 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$578

Peter Wüthrich, Literary smoke, Drawing

Peter Wüthrich

Literary smoke, 2015
12.6 x 12.6 x 1.6 inch
Drawing

$3,214

Daneïs, Livre et fleurs de pommier, Painting

Daneïs

Livre et fleurs de pommier, 1990
13 x 16.1 inch
Painting

$6,299

Adele Moreau, Home without Hands, Framed, Sculpture

Adele Moreau

Home without Hands, Framed, 2016
15.7 x 19.7 x 2.8 inch
Sculpture

$1,298

Tanguy Tolila, Livre ouvert 15050, Painting

Tanguy Tolila

Livre ouvert 15050, 2015
8.3 x 12.2 x 1.2 inch
Painting

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León Ferrari, Árbol embarazador, Print

León Ferrari

Árbol embarazador, 2009
22 x 15 inch
Print

$1,285

JonOne, Urban Calligraphy, Print

JonOne

Urban Calligraphy, 2009
39.4 x 27.6 inch
Print

$4,370

Brankica Zilovic, Totem détail - Esprit de famille, Drawing

Brankica Zilovic

Totem détail - Esprit de famille, 2015
11.8 x 11.8 x 2.8 inch
Drawing

$1,928

Reinhard Gorner, Neustift Abbey library, Photography

Reinhard Gorner

Neustift Abbey library, 2016
50 x 59.4 x 1.2 inch
Photography

$4,885

Peter Wüthrich, Literary smoke, Drawing

Peter Wüthrich

Literary smoke, 2015
12.6 x 12.6 x 1.6 inch
Drawing

$3,214

Gipé, C.4, Drawing

Gipé

C.4, 2016
16.5 x 11.4 x 0.4 inch
Drawing

$578

Takala, La plume - Série Les Caprices de Madame Bovary, Photography

Takala

La plume - Série Les Caprices de Madame Bovary, 2013
21.7 x 21.7 x 1.6 inch
Photography

$964

Sébastien Masson, Bibliothèque, 3, Photography

Sébastien Masson

Bibliothèque, 3, 2016
29.5 x 19.7 x 0.8 inch
Photography

$1,800

León Ferrari, A un lado por la izquierda, Print

León Ferrari

A un lado por la izquierda, 2009
22 x 15 inch
Print

$1,285

Sergio Ceccotti, Intérieur, soir, Painting

Sergio Ceccotti

Intérieur, soir, 2006
39.4 x 31.9 inch
Painting

$7,455