STREET now open! Chicago | Los Angeles | Miami | New York | San Francisco | Santa Fe
Amsterdam | Berlin | Brussels | London | Paris | São Paulo | Toronto | China | India | Worldwide
 
New York
refine

ALL


with tag: destroyed [clear]

A Brief and Incomplete History of Stolen, Lost, and Destroyed Works of Art   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
by
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]


Copyright © 2006-2013 by ArtSlant, Inc. All images and content remain the © of their rightful owners.