See Inside the Sometimes Strange, Often Magical Studios of 10 of New York’s Most Famous Artists, From Cecily Brown to Julie Mehretu

Dana Schutz’s New York studio, 2012. © Marco Anelli.

For eight years starting in 2011, photographer Marco Anelli made pilgrimages to the studios of some of New York’s greatest artists, camera in hand. 

Training his lens on the diverse creativity that makes the city’s art world so special, he captured everything from the late Joyce Pensato’s sprawling, paint-stained enclave (which is every bit as weird and messy as her work), to the bizarre creative space of Terence Koh, which is covered in mirrors and waiting-room-white paint.

Now, the results of Anelli’s work are captured in “Artist Studios New York,” published this spring by Damiani. The book features the studios of 43 famed artists, including Alex Katz, Joan Jonas, and Jordan Wolfson.

“Since their earliest days, artist studios have been defined by their isolation from the outside world,” Anelli recently told CNN. “And us photographers love to capture things others can’t access.”

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