In the midst of a passionate love affair, even the smallest objects exchanged or discovered as a couple can have meaning. Art director and illustrator Leanne Shapton lets these objects do the talking in her illustrated novel, Important Artifacts and Personal Property from the Collection of Lenore Doolan and Harold Morris, Including Books, Street Fashion, and Jewelry. From gum wrappers and stolen salt shakers to love letters and birthday gifts, the photographed goods and their corresponding captions arranged as though in an auction catalogue tell the fictional story of a failed relationship. Learn more about Leanne Shapton and her clever relationship chronicle here.

In the midst of a passionate love affair, even the smallest objects exchanged or discovered as a couple can have meaning. Art director and illustrator Leanne Shapton lets these objects do the talking in her illustrated novel, Important Artifacts and Personal Property from the Collection of Lenore Doolan and Harold Morris, Including Books, Street Fashion, and Jewelry. From gum wrappers and stolen salt shakers to love letters and birthday gifts, the photographed goods and their corresponding captions arranged as though in an auction catalogue tell the fictional story of a failed relationship. Learn more about Leanne Shapton and her clever relationship chronicle here.

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