Have you ever wanted a glimpse of the artists behind some of the 20th century´s most famous works of art? The subject of Sebastian Piras´s photography has been artists in their studios, and this new book takes the reader right there to capture the artists in their usually off limits working environment.
A Pocketful of Contemporary Artists presents more than 120 photographic portraits of world-renowned artists, accompanied by intimate photographs of artists´ studios and reproductions of iconic artworks.
These stunning portraits by New York-based photographer Sebastian Piras offer a rare glimpse into the private lives of some of the world´s most celebrated painters, sculptors, photographers, filmmakers, and mixed-media artists. In the foreword by David A. Ross, we learn that Piras not only has a profound ability to create compelling pictures, but that he has the ability to engage a wide range of fellow artists in a contest that ultimately produces winners on both sides of the camera.
Piras´s engaging portraits include those of Andy Warhol, Louise Bourgeois, Jasper Johns, Roy Lichtenstein, Dorothea Rockburne, Ellesworth Kelly, David Hockney, Merce Cunningham, Milton Resnick, Marina Abromovic, Ed Ruscha, Andres Serrano, Julian Schnabel, Richard Serra, Paul Brach, Sophie Calle, Jackie Winsor, Jeff Koons, Robert Rauschenberg, David Lynch, Richard Prince, Dodo Ming, and Damien Hirst.
Sebastian Piras has lived and worked in New York since 1985. Drawing on a life of artistic endeavors that have taken him to London, Paris, Berlin, and now New York, Piras is renowned worldwide for his remarkable photographs that draw out the true character of his subjects.
Included is an interview of Piras by Judd Tully, a widely published freelance journalist, art critic and member of the International Association of Art Critics, and a foreword by curator and author David A. Ross.
A Pocketful of Contemporary Artists reveals the depth of Piras´s talent and represents the culmination of more than two decades of critically acclaimed work.
To contact the artist for interview or USA queries : (USA) 646 361 9579