- Paperback: 240 pages
- Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press; 1 edition (August 19, 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1568988524
- ISBN-13: 978-1568988528
- Product Dimensions: 7 x 1 x 9.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 55 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #356,578 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"Also discussed was Inside the Painter's Studio by Joe Fig.This book offers a rare look into the artist's studio and includes aspects of a painter's daily routine. The author, an artist himself, embarked on this adventure almost ten years ago and features interviews with Gregory Amenoff, Ross Bleckner, Chuck Close, Will Cotton, Inka Essenhigh, Eric Fischl, Barnaby Furnas, April Gornik, Jane Hammond, Mary Heilmann, Bill Jensen, Ryan McGinness, Julie Mehretu, Malcolm Morley, Steve Mumford, Philip Pearlstein, Matthew Ritchie, Alexis Rockman, Dana Schutz, James Siena, Amy Sillman, Joan Snyder, Billy Sullivan, and Fred Tomaselli." --DarienLibrary
"In the end, what the curious reader holds in their hand in a guided tour through How Artists Work, told by an insider. It's truly fascinating." --My3books
"Modern Painters is a monthly art magazine we subscribe to over at Billykirk and the other day I was paging through the March 09 issue and came across some new miniature artist studio sculptures by Joe Fig. I have always been a fan of smaller scale sculpture work, not the name engraved on rice stuff but well executed, detailed miniatures from HO trains to toy soldiers. I have attached a few of his pieces below. He also has a new book, Inside the Painters Studio coming out in October. The book includes 24 artist interviews and rare snap shots of the artists studios including Erik Fischl, Chuck Close and Will Cotton. If you are into this sort of work Joe is having a book signing and artist reception at the Hendershot Gallery in NYC on 10/15/09." -- Chris Bray --Selectism
"Don't look at these photos of painting studios unless you want to experience some serious studio envy. All that space! All those huge canvasses! Cue the green-eyed monster..." -- Marion Boddy-Evans --Marions Painting Blog
"I just received Inside the Painter's Studio by artist Joe Fig the other day and I am so in love with it that I can't actually sit down and read it. I keep it near me all day and have paged through it, have looked at all the pictures but I am enjoying the anticipation of reading the interviews with the artists. So much so that I don't want to spoil all that by actually reading them. Makes sense, right? Like most artists, I REALLY REALLY like seeing other artist's studios and learning about their studio habits. I like to enlarge the photos I see online and just pore over every detail. Love seeing all the art supplies, art in progress, along with piles of junk, and all the quirky little things most artists have on hand for no apparent reason. Here is a good article about Joe's book, along with some good images of the painter's studios. And in a feeble attempt to position myself as a painter with a real studio (that's a self-deprecating joke, people!) I am posting a photo of my project table, which I love almost as much as this book." -- Tracy Helgeson --Works By Tracy Helgeson
"Inside the Painter's Studio collects twenty-four remarkable artist interviews, as well as exclusive visual documentation of their studios. Featured artists were asked a wide range of questions about their day-to-day creative life, covering everything from how they organize their studios to what painting tools they prefer. Artists open up about how they set a creative mood, how they choose titles, and even whether they sit or stand to contemplate their work. Also included are a selection of Fig's meticulously detailed miniatures." --Poeartica
"Freaking brilliant. This book is exactly what the art world needs: some behind the scenes reality reporting (works with sports and music, why not art?). This book is the culmination of 10 years of work from Joe Fig. Armed with a camera and Artist Questionnaire, Fig began a journey through the workspaces of some of today's most exciting contemporary artists. This book gives you unprecedented access to the work spaces and inner thoughts of some of modern art's biggest names. Taking it to the obsessive level (that's what we want), Fig goes as far as creating detailed diorama-like miniature reproductions of each studio." --Turntable Lab
"In Joe Figs intricate models, the cult of the artist-at-work is brought down to scale." -- Tom Vanderbilt --Modern Painters
"For the past nine years, artist Joe Fig has been taking art lovers inside his colleagues studios - not quite literally, but through painstakingly crafted sculptural facsimilies, all scaled one inch to the foot. In one of them, fig shows a tiny Ryan McGinness screenprinting a dizzying canvas in his Chinatown space. In another, a diminutive Inka Essenhigh rests on a couch in her Lower East Side Studio. " -- Rachel Wolff --ARTnews
"In his new book, Inside the Painters Studio, artist Joe Fig documents the day-to-day lives of 24 contemporary artists with photos of their studios, notes on their work habits, and interviews about where and how they make art. In addition, Figs own sculptures are shown miniature reproductions of the artists themselves in the process of creating, a spellbinding sort of diorama as portraiture." -- Rosecrans Baldwin --The Morning News
About the Author
Joe Fig is an artist born and raised in Long Island, New York. Fig's work has been exhibited extensively throughout the United States. He lives in Connecticut with his wife and two children.
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Update: My wish is answered by the blogs called studio critical, structure and imagery, painters' table, and two coats of paint.