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A Brief and Incomplete History of Stolen, Lost, and Destroyed Works of Art   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Posted 3/28/13

A work of art that’s been stolen attains a tantalizing aura of mystery, a legendary status that grows with each hour of absence. A destroyed or a lost work of art can sometimes attain that level of mythos, as long as we are aware of its significance before it’s disappeared. But most art, in fact, most of the art that has ever been made throughout history, is simply lost and forgotten, and we don’t even realize it. Ancient art that was intended to last for eternity is slowly eroding, and contempo... [more]

The Power of the Found Object  
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3/26/09 Posted 3/26/09

There has always been an array of discarded items, trash and untouchable things laying in the gutters, alleys and streets of nearly everyplace i’ve ventured. In my youth I began collecting items of interest simply because they were interesting to me. As most collections, they sat on shelves, were stored in boxes or simply tossed after the original interest was lost. They existed unto themselves but not as a discarded item waiting to be reborn. A decade ago I discovered the rebirth of such items as... [more]


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