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Really: 5 things I learned FROM today. Share with those you love (or even just kinda like).

4 - Artists in their Studios

Robert Rauschenberg

381 Lafayette Street

NYC

1968

Photo: Henri Cartier-Bresson

Action Jackson Pollock

The Springs, Long Island, New York

1950

Photo: Rudy Burckhardt

It's an interesting thing: the site where something creative happened. Was the place, a la ancient Delphi, the source of inspiration? Or did the sheer act of creation leave an aura, a faint scent of genius that we all can inhale in hopes of it seeping into our own desperate attempts to pull something from non-existence into existence.  

William De Kooning

85 Fourth Avenue

NYC

1952

Photo: Kay Bell Reynal

In a lot of ways it's similar to visiting a reliquary to be able to touch (or at least see) the finger of a saint. Half in desire to see for ourselves and half in the hopes of being infected by the seeds of a greater existence. 

I would imagine for painters it would be different. It would be a bit of cross-temporal visual conversation: shop talk. 

Are there artists studios you'd most like to see (either in person or in photos)?

Marky Mark Rothko

West 53rd Street

NYC

1952

Photo: Kay Bell Reynal

Andrew Warhola

231 East 47th Street

NYC

Photo: Ugo Mulas

(Assistants Philip Fagan and Gerard Malanga

are the goofs in the background.)

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