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Thessaly’s Ideal Bookshelf

October 24, 2012 | by

We are so excited about My Ideal Bookshelf, the brainchild of artist extraordinaire Jane Mount and our friend (and founding Daily editor!) Thessaly La Force. The premise is this: Jane painted the favorite books of more than a hundred fascinating people from all walks of life, and Thessaly interviewed them about literature they love and how it has shaped them. Below, Jane paints Thessaly’s bookshelf.

Painting an Ideal Bookshelf from Jane Mount on Vimeo.

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  1. […] Thessaly La Force’s ‘ideal bookshelf’ – While I’m sure many of you would have already seen the extraordinarily gorgeous bookish art of Jane Mount, few would have bore witness to the creation of her art in motion. Well, thanks to the Paris Review we can now all watch the artist at work. Jane recently painted the ‘Ideal Bookshelf’ of former Paris Review Daily editor, Thessaly La Force and the literary magazine was there to film it. And there’s more good news for Jane Mount fans, because a book of her art is published this month. […]

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