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Leanne Shapton

Leanne Shapton Brica Wilcox

Leanne Shapton is an illustrator, writer, and publisher who was born in Toronto and now lives in New York. She is the art director of the New York Times op-ed page and cofounder of J&L Books, a nonprofit Publishing company specializing in new photography, art, and fiction. She is the author of Was She Pretty?

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  • The Your Tango interview:

    Art director and illustrator Leanne Shapton lets objects do the talking in her graphic novel, Important Artifacts and Personal Property from the Collection of Lenore Doolan and Harold Morris, Including Books, Street Fashion, and Jewelry; which tells the fictional story of a failed love affair through an auction catalogue.

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Auction catalogs can tell you a lot about a person—their passions and vanities, peccadilloes and aesthetics; their flush years and lean. Think of the collections of Jacqueline Kennedy...

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Was She Pretty?

Leanne Shapton

A SINGULAR EXPLORATION OF MODERN LOVE AND ALL ITS DEMONS, IN WORDS AND DRAWINGSIn this brilliant gem of a book, artist/writer Leanne Shapton weaves together a voyeuristic...

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