Published by Apartamento Publishing22 x 29 cm304 pagesHardcoverISBN 9788409474363
‘Nicola L. Life and Art’ is the most comprehensive monograph to-date dedicated to Nicola L. (b. 1932, Mazagan, Morocco; d. 2018, Los Angeles, USA), published by Apartamento on 4 April.
The book features an extensive visual overview mapping Nicola L.’s boundary pushing artistic evolution and output, from painting to sculpture, and furniture to film, interspersed with excerpts drawn from her unpublished memoirs that richly evoke the spirit with which she lived her life to the full. Alongside this are archival images, essays, interviews, as well as stories and anecdotes from those that knew her, including her sons Christophe and David Lanzenberg, Bad Brains frontman, H.R., curators Flavia Frigeri and Myriam Ben Salah, and many others. It anticipates a major Nicola L. survey opening at Camden Art Centre, London, in 2024.