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ARTISTS: PHOTOGRAPHS BY JASON SCHMIDT
Alix Browne & Christopher Bollen eds.

Steidl, 2006
Hardcover
156 pages
Fully illustrated in colour.
ISBN: 3865213022

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For the past six years Jason Schmidt has photographed international contemporary artists in their studios, galleries, biennales and wherever the artist happens to be making work. More than a series of classic portraits, Schmidt's insistence in photographing the artists at work or in their environments allow for an intimate glimpse into the creative processes behind the artworks themselves. Additionally, in texts which accompany the photographs, the artists speak in their own words, putting themselves in the context of a particular place and within the larger picture of a personal body of work.

Each ot the 125 artist portraits collected here is its own self-contained world, specific to the artist's mythology and methodology that inform and ultimately become their art. Ed Ruscha, Tracey Emin, Andreas Gursky, Doug Aitken, Maurizio Cattelan, Gregor Schneider Matthew Barney, Sophie Calle, Paul McCarthy and Richard Prince are featured amongst others

 

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