Lost Art by Chris Nosenzo
Published by Printed Matter (2014)
Lost Art is a catalog of post-modern artworks that have suffered a material destruction, displacement, or disappearance. Conceived as a print archive, this book collects the documents and remains of twenty-five lost works ranging from Duchamp’s Bicycle Wheel, lost a century ago, to a Warhol film destroyed by police, a suite of prints from Richard Prince that hung in the World Trade Center, and Tracey Emin’s shattered Always. The book also includes descriptions for each of the works, followed by a collection of notes from Nosenzo falling somewhere between art-history and personal account. Grounded in research and committed to assimilation into the art-world as a specific object, the exhibition catalog as artists’ publication allows for a unique type of subversive interaction.