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Nothing Is Lost by Ingrid Sischy
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Nov 20, 2018 | 592 Pages
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“Ingrid was the sharpest person I have ever met with a pen that produced magic and truthful words.  Fear was never an option.  Truth was her driving force.  She was a journalistic tour de force and the world is a poorer place without her wisdom”
—Elton John 

“For Sischy admirers, this is a treasure; for everyone interested in art journalism at its crisp, inquisitive, and resonant best, this is gospel.”
—Donna Seaman, Booklist
 
“A shrewd eye investigating worlds too often dominated by hype… these smart, stylish, and perceptive essays… impressively display the range of [Sischy’s] interests and talents.” 
Kirkus Review

“Ingrid Sischy loved an Original, and she knew where to look.  Her central mission in these bold, vivid essays and profiles: discovering and championing.  She shares these artists and their art with us generously, humorously, always most eloquently.”
—Wes Anderson

Sischy presents the New York art world not as an abstract nexus, but as a group of people who make art…The pieces are peppered with intimate anecdotes… [but] this intimacy doesn’t compromise Sischy’s critical eye… Nothing is Lost holds a wealth of insight, relayed by a warm, generous intelligence… and it is this, above all that makes Sischy’s writing so inviting.”
—Josie Mitchell, Times Literary Supplement

 
“Rich background details and revealing anecdotes… capture the essence of culturally significant figures and trends and reflect Sischy’s charismatic spirit… readers interested in all forms of art and celebrity will enjoy these intriguing and educational essays.”
—Carol J. Binkowksi, Library Journal
 
“The dense fog of seriousness that so often surrounds the worlds of fashion and art can be intimidating and at times, laughable. As her editor for almost two decades, I can say that what made Ingrid unique was not just her taste and compassion, but her ability to write about almost anything in a way that anyone, from the layperson to the most learned aficionado, could appreciate. Nothing is Lost is a compelling collection of her greatest hits that not only withstands the test of time, but also serves as a record of her perceptiveness and of her grasp of humanity’s enduring features.”  
—Graydon Carter
 
“Ingrid’s authenticity, engagement, and radiance is everywhere present in this volume.  As I read the essays I hear her voice and feel the power of her gentle yet steely resolve.”
—Janet Malcolm, author of Forty-one False Starts: Essays on Artists and Writers 

Table Of Contents

Foreword, by Laurie Anderson

Let’s Pretend
The Hands of Time
White and Black
Sam Wagstaff’s Silver
Belief
Selling Dreams
Lee Friedlander: Nudes
Some Clothes of One’s Own
Good Intentions
Exposure
A Picture of One’s Own
Kid Haring
That Feeling in the Stomach
Artist, Interrupted
Outskirts
The Whole Clemente
Triumph of the Still
Koons, High and Low
The Smithsonian’s Big Chill
The Rebel in Prada
Nicole’s New Light
How Fashion Left Me Speechless
Rosenquist’s Big Picture
Image Maker
Artist in Residence
Calvin to the Core
Kith, Kin & Khaya
Living Large Is the Best Revenge
A Man of Darkness and Dreams
Hollywood’s Rebel Belle
Hats Off to Karl
Rene Ricard
Galliano in the Wilderness
Jeff Koons Is Back!
Her Place in the Sun

Acknowledgments
Index

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