maandag, oktober 12, 2015

Willem de Kooning #12

Fire damaged footage of De Kooning in his East Hampton studio mid August of 1966. Stills van de video. (bron: ASX, video: Alfred Leslie)

Lorna Simpson

Lorna Simpson’s Brooklyn studio, designed by David Adjaye. Stills uit "David Adjaye – collaborations: pitch black featuring Lorna Simpson" (bron: designboom)

A visit to Lorna Sompson's studio where she talks about her artwork and creation process. stilss uit "TateShots: Lorna Simpson". (bron: Tate \ YouTube)

Lorna Simpson's house next tot the studio.

"Are artists fleeing Fort Greene? Well, that may be an exaggeration, but following recent news that David Salle was selling his $10 million mansion in the picturesque Brooklyn nabe, The Real Deal reports that artist Lorna Simpson and her photographer husband James Casebere have put their home at 206 Vanderbilt Avenue (pictured) on the market for $3.13 million, a handsome markup from the $1.65 million they paid for it in 2007.

The two-family townhouse boasts two 950-square foot units, according to a StreetEasy listing, along with a 1,250-square-foot shared rooftop balcony (above) and a vast, 2,300-square foot, white-walled English basement that looks like the perfect studio to us. Records show that the couple attempted to rent out the unit they weren’t occupying several times over the last three years, but without ever finding a tenant — possibly due to the monthly rents of between $3,000 and $3,875 that they asked.

Though your chance to be Simpson and Casebere’s neighbor seems to have passed, the block still has some serious appeal, including the David Adjaye-designed home directly next-door, and the fast-rising St. Joseph’s College gym going up two doors down." (bron: BLOUINARTINFO en StreetEasy)

> Lorna Simpson

vrijdag, oktober 09, 2015

Gregory Crewdson #2

"Photographer Gregory Crewdson is renowned for his haunting and frequently cinematic portraits of the secrets of suburban life, so it seems fitting that his home and studio in North Egremont, Massachusetts, is a converted Methodist Church, complete with a crypt. Crewdson was raised in Brooklyn but spent time in Massachusetts during his childhood. “I began making pictures here,” he says. “There are artists who respond to a particular place or setting; I am one of those artists.”

Crewdson will soon have a new space to work on his elaborate photographs, which often involve production crews, electricians, art departments, and big budgets. He is currently converting the building next door—formerly the village fire station—into a studio." (bron: Architectural Digest)

Alex Katz #5

"Renowned pop artist Alex Katz is pictured at work surrounded by his large paintings, some of which feature Ada, his wife and muse of over 55 years. Katz has occupied his live-work studio for 45 years, since a group of artists bought the building in 1968. In spite of its rundown location, Katz fell in love with the space: “I wasn’t too enthusiastic because it was like you were in the ghetto” he says. “But when I saw the top floor – nineteen windows, the building was beautiful – I couldn’t say no.”" (uit: Art Studio America van Hossein Amirsadeghi en Maryam Eisler, bron: BBC)

> Alex Katz

Marina Abramović #2

"The influential performance artist, Marina Abramović is pictured in her Tribeca studio surrounded by her assistants, who are dressed as lab technicians. The Serbian-born artist talks about her emigration to New York in 2000 – which she describes as “a place with no time” − her Montenegrin upbringing, and her beliefs about the role of the artist." (uit: Art Studio America van Hossein Amirsadeghi en Maryam Eisler, bron: BBC)

> Marina Abramović
> Marina Abramović | facebook

Carroll Dunham #3

Carroll Dunham in his studio. (bron: artnet, foto: Joe Fig)

> Carroll Dunham

Laurie Simmons

Laurie Sommons' studio, Cornwall, NW Connecticut.

Laurie Simmons’ studio is filled with many windows and amazing light. It is on the second floor of their newly renovated home that was formerly a school. Simmons, who is known for her photographs, just finished making a movie. In her studio she created a closet filled with clothes and shoes that she used for that film. Their home was such a warm and inviting environment, we didn’t want to leave!
...." (bron: Art Privée)

(bron: Architectural Digest)

"New York artist and photographer Simmons (pictured here with one of her dolls) has staged domestic scenes with life-size dummies in her work since the 1970s. She is married to the artist Carroll Dunham and is mother to two girls: the TV star Lena Dunham and her sister, Grace. The couple live in the village of Cornwall, Connecticut and work in rooms there, as well as in independent studios in New York City." (bron: BBC)

> Laurie Simmons

donderdag, oktober 08, 2015

The Glamour Project

Kara Walker. (bron: Every day I show, deze foto is eerder gebruikt in de post van 25 maart 2014)

Laurie Simmons.

Lorna Simpson. (bron: Wird)

Marilyn Minter.

Mickalene Thomas.

Nina Chanel Abney.

Rachel Feinstein.

Rita Ackermann.

Sarah Charlesworth. (bron: Wird)

Seventy years ago this magazine launched with the breathy, starstruck name Glamour of Hollywood. It was 1939, and Tinseltown was at the height of its golden age, lit up by gorgeous divas like Greta Garbo and Bette Davis. By spring of 1941 we'd dropped "of Hollywood" from our title, and were increasingly celebrating the glamour of real women's real lives. For this special birthday edition, our photo director, Suzanne Donaldson, invited 10 fascinating female artists to show us what glamour means to women today.
original photography of the artists at work creating their tributes.
...." (bron, behalve waar anders aangegeven: SPD, foto's: Brigitte Lacombe)

> Laurie Simmons
> Marilyn Minter
> Mickalene Thomas
> Nina Chanel Abney