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Lost Marbles is a catalogue published on the occasion of the eponymous exhibition by Marianne Vitale and Théodore Fivel, which took place in an abandoned marble factory in Montreuil, France, in 2012. 

Lost Marbles
Marianne Vitale and Théodore Fivel
With a text by Yann Chevallier

Published in September 2014
Printed in France
500 copies
33 × 20,6 cm, 13 × 7.8 in, 80 pages
Bilingual edition (French, English)
ISBN: 978-2-918685-08-1
Price: €35 + shipping costs

Design: Manon Lutanie


Marianne Vitale (b. 1973) is an American artist who lives and works in New York City. She graduated from the School of Visual Arts, New York, in 1996. For the 2010 Whitney Biennial, Vitale exhibited Patron, a highly acclaimed video piece centered on contemporary art as an arena of sadomasochism. Since then, Vitale has often focused on sculptural installations of burnt wood and steel railroad components sourced from US rail yards. Such manipulation creates a formal link between past and present, continually recalling and deconstructing the dark undertones of westward expansion and traditional notions of America. Vitale's work was celebrated as part of the 59th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia, 2022, with a large-scale outdoor installation Bottles and Bridges: Advances in Collective Obliteration. Her work has been exhibited throughout New York including at The High Line; The Whitney Museum of American Art; The Journal Gallery; White Columns; Karma; Zach Feuer Gallery; The Sculpture Center; Invisible-Exports; The Elaine de Kooning House, East Hampton; and Performa. Across the United States her work has appeared at The Contemporary, Austin, Texas; Venus Over Los Angeles; Various Small Fires, LA; and the Rubell Family Collection, Miami. Overseas presentations include Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin; Le Confort Moderne, Poitiers; UKS, Oslo; Tensta Kunsthall, Stockholm; Kunstraum Innsbruck, Austria; Kling & Bang, Reykjavík, Iceland; Saatchi Gallery, London.

Théodore Fivel is a French artist born in 1976 who lives and works in Paris.