Whether from a lack of confidence, concerns over sensitive contents, a change of direction, or simply a fit of pique, a number of artists and writers have destroyed their own work.
In 1860, a tragic head injury helped turn a quiet bookseller into one of the world's most consequential photographers.
On March 9, 2021, aspiring VFX artist Jason Chou said he’d Photoshop Paddington into a different movie or TV show every day until he forgot. He hasn’t forgotten yet.
Edmonia Lewis shaped her own identity in clay and marble, becoming one of the most renowned sculptors of the 19th century.
The 2022 vandalization of the 'Mona Lisa' was just the latest incident where famous art was attacked.