i love this photo, #3

© David Seidner

I love this photo by the late photographer David Seidner. The picture is from his book, Artists at Work, in which he photographs the environments of rock startists like Brice Marden, Cindy Sherman, and Jasper Johns. He includes a black and white portrait of each, but it's the photographs of the studios that I prefer. This picture is from Joan Mitchell's studio, and it reminds me a bit of a Peter Beard collage. It's not a dramatic image, to be sure. But it's a bit voyeuristic (who among us could have had a studio visit with Joan Mitchell?), and I tend to romanticize artist studios. After all, don't we wish to know what inspires an artist?

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