Artists Living with Art by Stacey Georgen and Amanda Benchley is one of those books you just enjoy having around. (I am bummed about having to return they copy I’m reading to the library and may just have to spluge on one of my own.) A picture book for adults, it presents photographs of art in artists’ homes alongside stories about their collections.
Like the illustrated books I remember from my childhood with detailed interior scenes, this is one you can pick up and browse and re-browse and continually discover something new.
Featured artists are: Tauba Auerbach, Francesco Clemente, Chuck Close, Will Cotton, John Currin/Rachel Feinstein, E.V. Day, Carroll Dunham/Laurie Simmons, Eric Fischl/April Gornick, Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, Mary Heilmann, Rashid Johnson, Joan Jonas, Glenn Ligon, Helen Marden/Brice Marden, Marilyn Minter, Michele Oka Doner, Roxy Paine, Ellen Phelan/Joel Shapiro, Ugo Rondinone, Andres Serrano, Cindy Sherman, Pat Steir, Mickalene Thomas, Leo Villareal and Ursula Von Rydingsvard.
Photographed by Oberto Gili whose work has appeared in popular home design and fashion magazines like Architectural Digest and Vogue, each piece has the look and feel of an art-themed magazine spread. Bound together the essays have a diversity and a creative field that is exciting to engage with.