The art of the irretrievable

Lost, Stolen Or Shredded by Rick Gekoski. Profile Books, €18.90. Reviewed by Jonathan O'Brien.

25th May, 2013
The Mona Lisa was stolen from the Louvre in 1911. Photo: AP

Lost, Stolen Or Shredded


To the detriment of this book, none of the photographic illustrations in Lost, Stolen Or Shredded remotely looks the part. Without exception, they're small in dimension (usually four or five inches in length and width), black and white, and less than high-resolution. You'd forgive this in a book about, say, Scandinavian farming or the history of taxation, but in a tome about art, it's an awful misjudgment. A pity that Rick...

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