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  • Lost works of art -- Exhibitions.
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    Lost art : missing artworks of the twentieth century / Jennifer Mundy.
    by Mundy, Jennifer, author.
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    London : Tate Publishing, 2013.
  • Lost works of art -- Exhibitions.
  • Art, Modern -- 20th century -- Exhibitions.
  • Art, Modern.
  • Lost works of art.
  • ISBN: 
    9781849761406 (hc.)
    184976140X (hc.)
    288 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
    Discarded. Waste paper: Georges Braque, Still Life, 1914 ; Unique?: Marcel Duchamp, Fountain, 1917 ; A rival to Guernica?: Joan Miró, The Reaper, 1937 ; Death of a hippie: Paul Thek, The Tomb, 1967 ; Corporate power: Edward Ihnatowicz, Senster, 1970 -- Missing. Without a trace: Kasimir Malevich, Peasant Funeral, 1911 ; Lobster legs: Wyndham Lewis, Kermesse, 1912 ; Regime change: Arno Breker, Torch Bearer and Sword Bearer, 1938 ; Betrayal: Frida Kahlo, The Wounded Table, 1940 -- Rejected. A thirty years war: Jacob Epstein, Sculptures for the British Medical Association Building, 1908 ; Seeing red: Diego Rivera, Man at the Crossroads Looking with Uncertainty but with Hope and High Vision to the Choosing of a New and Better Future, 1933 ; An unwanted present: Graham Sutherland, Portrait of Sir Winston Churchill, 1954 ; Breaking the rules?: Daniel Buren, Painting-Sculpture (Painting I and Painting II), 1971 ; Art on trial: Richard Serra, Tilted Arc, 1981 -- Attacked. Confiscated: Egon Schiele, Self-Seer, 1910 ; Degenerate: Otto Freundlich, Large Head (The New Man), 1912 ; Horrors of war: Otto Dix, The Trench, 1920-3 -- Destroyed. Moving house: Kurt Schwitters, Merzbau, c.1923-37 ; Bombed: Wassily Kandinsky, Composition I, 1910 ; Nine eleven: Alexander Calder, Bent Propeller, 1970 ; Burnt memories: Tracey Emin, Everyone I Have Ever Slept With 1963-1995, 1995 -- Erased. Fig leaf: Francis Picabia, Hot Eyes, 1921 ; Cut up: Francis Bacon, Study for Man with Microphones, 1946 ; Drawing away: Willem de Kooning, Untitled, c.1950s ; The death of painting: John Baldessari, Cremation Project, 1970 -- Ephemeral. Material decay: Naum Gabo, Construction in Space:Two Cones, 1936, replica 1968 ; Life doesn't last, art doesn't last: Eva Hesse, Sans III, 1969 ; Moths: Joseph Beuys, Felt Suit, 1970 -- Transient. Like a falling star: Jean Tinguely, Homage to New York, 1960 ; Decline and fall: Robert Smithson, Partially Buried Woodshed, 1970 ; Berlin wall: Keith Haring, Berlin Wall Mural, 1986 ; A house divided: Rachel Whiteread, House, 1993 ; Wrapped/unwrapped: Christo and Jeanne-Claude, Wrapped Reichstag, Berlin 1971-95, 1971-95 ; Melting: Anya Gallaccio, intensities and surfaces, 1996 ; Dispossessed: Michael Landy, Break Down, 2001 -- Unrealised. Monumental dream: Vladimir Tatlin, Monument to the Third International, 1920 ; Capsized: Bas Jan Ader, In Search of the Miraculous, 1973-5 -- Stolen. Off the wall: Lucian Freud, Francis Bacon, 1952 ; Scrapped?: Henry Moore, Reclining Figure, 1969-70 ; Unsellable?: five paintings stolen from the Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris.
    Content Notes: 
    This book originates from a virtual exhibition, The Gallery of Lost Art, online from July 2012 to June 2013.
    Damaged, attacked, rejected, destroyed, transient - there are many ways that art can become lost. With work by Marcel Duchamp, Wassily Kandinsky, Frida Kahlo, Joseph Beuys, John Baldessari, Rachel Whiteread and Lucian Freud, this is a lively look at a often little considered aspect of contemporary art.
    "Many assume that modern works of art are easily preserved; that their whereabouts can be readily established thanks to sophisticated documentation systems; and that in general they are not subject to loss or destruction. But many important works have disappeared over the last century in a variety of ways including war, theft, natural catastrophe, and carelessness. Most significantly, loss itself has been a major theme within modern and contemporary art, with elements of transience central to the practice of many well-known figures. Grouped into ten sections -- Discarded, Missing, rejected, Attacked, Destroyed, Erased, Ephemeral, Transient, Unrealised and Stolen -- this unique survey includes forty case studies looking at the stories behind lost works of art, ranging from the shunning of Epstein's British Medical Association sculptures in 1908, to Michael Landy's 2001 project Break Down, where he systematically destroyed every one of his possessions." -- Publisher's description.
    Includes bibliographical references and index.
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