The Artist's Studio: A Century of the Artist's Studio 1920–2020, brings together over 80 artists and art collectives from Africa, East and South Asia, Australia, China, Europe, the Middle East, North and South America. Regardless of whether it is an abandoned factory, an attic or a kitchen table, it is often here, in the artist's studio, that art is conceived and created – regardless of whether it concerns painting, sculpture, installation, film or photography.
The artists represented in the book range from modern icons such as Francis Bacon, Louise Bourgeois, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Helen Frankenthaler, Lucian Freud, Inji Efflatoun, Gordon Parks, Pablo Picasso, Egon Schiele and Andy Warhol, to contemporary figures such as Mequitta Ahuja, Walead Beshty , Lisa Brice, Nikhil Chopra, Tracey Emin, Kerry James Marshall, Cindy Sherman and Stephen Shore.
Essays by Dawn Ades, Iwona Blazwick, Inês Costa, Richard Dyer, Hammad Nasar and Candy Stobbs explore the public studio – as the artist's stage, a space for collaboration, an environment or a performance platform. And, the private studio, a space for staging relationships between artist and model, a refuge, a reflection and perhaps an experiment.
Dimensions: 28 x 23 cm, Paperback
Writers and editors: Iwona Blazwick, Dawn Ades and Hammad Nasar
Publisher: Whitechapel Gallery