If you wanted to know what interested the American artistic and intellectual elite in the 1980s, ’90s and early aughts, you couldn’t find a better, truer hologram than the one Ingrid Sischy provided in her essays during those years. She shows us the glitz of that epoch of celebrity culture as well as the serious, thoughtful concerns of its cutting-edge painters and designers; at her best, she enters both domains through her stylish meditations ... Sischy’s genius was that she took philosophy lightly and fashion seriously ... Sischy was inclined toward oddballs, or took an oddball approach to familiar subjects ... Readers exploring this collection of essays will come across many bold ideas ... Her writing is one of the biggest and clearest and well-lit mirrors of our epoch.
Nothing Is Lost is a rich sampling of essays ... The essays say as much about the eminently discreet and down-to-earth Sischy as they do about her subjects ... Sischy's socially conscious, insightful essays are time capsules capturing and preserving significant cultural moments for future generations to savor and enjoy.
Thoughtfully edited by the author's wife, Brant, this title captures the essence of culturally significant figures and trends and reflects Sischy's charismatic spirit. A foreword by artist Laurie Anderson and well-chosen accompanying photographs enhance the text ... General readers interested in all forms of art and celebrity will enjoy these intriguing and educational essays.