Teeny Weeny Artist Studios

Joe Fig is a miniature master. The artist explores the working life of professional artists in diorama-like miniature reproductions of their studios, including those of Jackson Pollock and Willem de Kooning. Fig’s book Inside the Painter’s Studio (Princeton Architectural Press, 2009) includes his interviews with other artists about their creative processes, alongside images of his sculptures documenting their studio spaces. He will be talking about his work and showing his mini-masterpieces at the School of Visual Arts, where he received his BFA and MFA degrees.

Shown here (from top to bottom) the 11″ x 11″ x 9 1/2″ studios of Chuck Close, Eric Fischl, April Gornik, Mary Heilmann, and Ryan McGuiness. See all the studios here.

Mark Feb 3 at 7pm on your mini-calendars. The School of Visual Arts Amphitheater at 209 East 23rd St., NYC.

One thought on “Teeny Weeny Artist Studios

  1. RWordplay

    Lovely and somewhat magical. And, what an appropriate name for the miniaturist. Although I’ve been in many artists studios, this work brought to mind the reconstruction of Morandi’s studio in Bologna. So compact and in a way perfect. They also brought to mind the makeshift but clearly designed studio the former homeless/street artist Mirikitani-san’s studio beneath the awning of a Korean market on Prince Street. (See film: Linda Hattendorf’s  The Cats of Mirikitani.”) I have put aside 2/3 at 7.

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