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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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Charlotte Barrault, Justine, Painting

Charlotte Barrault

Justine, 2016
39.4 x 31.9 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$2,065

Nam June Paik, Composition pour les JO, Print

Nam June Paik

Composition pour les JO, 1992
24.8 x 35.4 inch
Print

$1,147

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

Reinhard Gorner

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

$4,818

Sébastien Masson, Bibliothèque, 3, Photography

Sébastien Masson

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

$1,606

León Ferrari, A un lado por la izquierda, Print

León Ferrari

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

$1,147

Vikram Kushwah, Emily and the Television, Photography

Vikram Kushwah

Emily and the Television, 2012
19.7 x 23.6 inch
Photography

$769

Daneïs, Livre et fleurs de pommier, Painting

Daneïs

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

$5,621

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

$3,269

Said Dokins, Shin Sei, Painting

Said Dokins

Shin Sei, 2017
19.7 x 19.7 inch
Painting

$2,065

Lilly Sotirova, Book of life, Painting

Lilly Sotirova

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

$1,778

Brankica Zilovic, Totem détail - Jean-Paul Sartre La Nausée, Drawing

Brankica Zilovic

Totem détail - Jean-Paul Sartre La Nausée, 2016
11.8 x 11.8 x 2.8 inch
Drawing

$1,721

Guela Patiachvili, Machines 5-6, Painting

Guela Patiachvili

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

$5,621

Ingeborg Häberle, Entspannende Lektüre, Painting

Ingeborg Häberle

Entspannende Lektüre, 2015
11.8 x 15.7 x 0.4 inch
Painting

$1,721

JonOne, Urban Calligraphy, Print

JonOne

Urban Calligraphy, 2009
39.4 x 27.6 inch
Print

$3,900

Marek Okrassa, A reading one, Painting

Marek Okrassa

A reading one, 2015
25.6 x 28.7 inch
Painting

$2,868

Margaux Chalançon, Dimanche 2, Photography

Margaux Chalançon

Dimanche 2, 2017
17.7 x 11.8 x 0 inch
Photography

$688

Francine Van Hove, Un peu de rouge, Painting

Francine Van Hove

Un peu de rouge, 2011
19.7 x 25.6 inch
Painting

$12,619

Our recommendations Francine Van Hove, Etude pour "L'Heure bleue", Drawing

Francine Van Hove

Etude pour "L'Heure bleue", 2008
19.7 x 25.6 inch
Drawing

$2,294

David Jamin, Précieuses lectures, Painting

David Jamin

Précieuses lectures, 2017
23.6 x 23.6 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$1,721

Feng Hatat, Shakespeare, Photography

Feng Hatat

Shakespeare, 2013
15.7 x 23.6 x 0.8 inch
Photography

$688

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

$3,671

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

$860

Pierrot Men, Série Mains, Fianarantsoa, Madagascar, 2017, Photography

Pierrot Men

Série Mains, Fianarantsoa, Madagascar, 2017, 2017
11.8 x 17.7 inch
Photography

$1,549

Daniel Barroso, Lectora, Painting

Daniel Barroso

Lectora, 2013
39.4 x 27.6 inch
Painting

$1,950

Pol Quadens, Book, Sculpture

Pol Quadens

Book, 2015
11 x 11 x 8.7 inch
Sculpture

$688

Reinhard Gorner, Neustift Abbey library, Photography

Reinhard Gorner

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

$4,818

2flui, Conviction, Painting

2flui

Conviction, 2016
11.8 x 11.8 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$516

Peter Wüthrich, Literary smoke, Drawing

Peter Wüthrich

Literary smoke, 2015
12.6 x 12.6 x 1.6 inch
Drawing

$2,868

2flui, Credulity, Painting

2flui

Credulity, 2016
11.8 x 11.8 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$516

Peter Wüthrich, Literary smoke, Drawing

Peter Wüthrich

Literary smoke, 2015
12.6 x 12.6 x 1.6 inch
Drawing

$2,868

Peter Wüthrich, Literary smoke, Drawing

Peter Wüthrich

Literary smoke, 2015
12.6 x 12.6 x 1.6 inch
Drawing

$2,868

Fabien Vieilletoile, Woody, Photography

Fabien Vieilletoile

Woody, 2012
41.3 x 27.2 x 1.2 inch
Photography

$906

Our recommendations Michel Ajerstejn, Machine , Photography

Michel Ajerstejn

Machine , 2009
35.4 x 29.5 x 0.8 inch
Photography

$1,835

Joanna Wiszniewska Domanska, Papertown - girl with a stroller, Drawing

Joanna Wiszniewska Domanska

Papertown - girl with a stroller, 2017
12.6 x 8.7 inch
Drawing

$459

Our recommendations Sébastien Masson, Bibliothèque, 1, Photography

Sébastien Masson

Bibliothèque, 1, 2016
29.5 x 19.7 x 0.8 inch
Photography

$1,606

León Ferrari, Árbol embarazador, Print

León Ferrari

Árbol embarazador, 2009
22 x 15 inch
Print

$1,147

Sébastien Masson, Bibliothèque, 2, Photography

Sébastien Masson

Bibliothèque, 2, 2016
29.5 x 19.7 x 0.8 inch
Photography

$1,606

Sergio Ceccotti, Intérieur, soir, Painting

Sergio Ceccotti

Intérieur, soir, 2006
39.4 x 31.9 inch
Painting

$6,654

Adele Moreau, Adventures at Sea, Sculpture

Adele Moreau

Adventures at Sea, 2017
7.9 x 5.5 x 1.6 inch
Sculpture

$897

Angel Mateo Charris, Donde los Escorpiones, Painting

Angel Mateo Charris

Donde los Escorpiones, 2015
37.4 x 25.6 inch
Painting

$5,965

Daneïs, Livres et Pâquerettes, Print

Daneïs

Livres et Pâquerettes, 1982
18.9 x 26 inch
Print

$321

Daneïs, Livre et encrier, Print

Daneïs

Livre et encrier, 1982
10.2 x 15.4 inch
Print

$218

Daneïs, L'encrier, Print

Daneïs

L'encrier, 1982
11.4 x 14.6 inch
Print

$218

Gipé, C.4, Drawing

Gipé

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

$516

Natalia Kuznetsova, La liseuse à la perle, Painting

Natalia Kuznetsova

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

$1,835

Michele Ranzani, Interior with figures, study XXIX, Photography

Michele Ranzani

Interior with figures, study XXIX, 2014
39.4 x 25.2 x 1.2 inch
Photography

$2,524

Daniel Waks, La lectrice, Photography

Daniel Waks

La lectrice, 2015
23.6 x 15.7 inch
Photography

$1,721

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

Claire Fontaine

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

$2,868

Zaven Paré, Golems et Robots 8, Drawing

Zaven Paré

Golems et Robots 8, 2009
6.7 x 9.8 x 0 inch
Drawing

$803

Amélie Lainé, Cascade évangélisée, Photography

Amélie Lainé

Cascade évangélisée, 2018
29.5 x 19.7 x 0 inch
Photography

$746

Leticia Felgueroso, Lectura, Photography

Leticia Felgueroso

Lectura, 2017
16.5 x 19.7 inch
Photography

$694

Zaven Paré, Golems et Robots 9, Drawing

Zaven Paré

Golems et Robots 9, 2009
6.7 x 9.8 x 0 inch
Drawing

$803

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

$1,721

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

$1,721

Our recommendations Ben, Dessin d'un trou dans le dessin, Drawing

Ben

Dessin d'un trou dans le dessin, 2019
9.1 x 12.6 x 0 inch
Drawing

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Ben, Nothing important, Painting

Ben

Nothing important, 2014
19.7 x 24 inch
Painting

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Daniel Barroso, Lectrice, Painting

Daniel Barroso

Lectrice, 2014
31.5 x 23.6 x 0.8 inch
Painting

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Aleksandra Makowska, The untitled book, Print

Aleksandra Makowska

The untitled book, 1999
2.2 x 3 inch
Print

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