Book signing for Still Lives: In the Homes of Artists Great and Unsung by Leslie Williamson including a Q & A with the author and George McCalman
Friday, November 5, Doors open at 6pm; Event starts at 6:30pm
Noted photographer Leslie Williamson’s latest book presents the homes and studios of a group of renowned artists from Barbara Hepworth and Isamu Noguchi to Joan Miró, and our own David Ireland at 500 Capp Street! Published by Rizzoli, the images capture how these artists lived and worked. The event is organized with Rizzoli Press and Williams Stour Architectural books.
Still Lives: In the Homes of Artists Great and Unsung (Rizzoli) by Leslie Williamson grew out of Williamson’s love of visiting artists’ homes and studios and witnessing the creative through line that invariably runs from their artwork to the spaces they inhabit and create in. She is especially interested in “soul spaces”, homes that still hold the essence of the artists even after they have departed. Spaces featured range from painter Jozef Peeters’ vibrantly-hued apartment in Antwerp to sculptor Barbara Hepworth’s home and gardens in St. Ives, England to the homes and studios of Joan Miró, Georgia O’Keefe and Isamu Noguchi among others. All the successful hallmarks of Williamson’s first three books are here: beautiful and distinctive photography; gorgeous interiors full of art and with unique details; and compelling and personal texts of each story by Williamson herself.
Leslie Williamson is a photographic artist best known for her unique and personal approach to photographing interiors, seeing homes as a portrait of the people who live there. She has the rare ability to see beyond the clutter of the everyday and into the soul of a space and in turn its inhabitants. A native Californian, she travels often, splitting her time between her own books and projects and commissioned shoots for design and editorial clients around the world: World of Interiors, Casa Brutus, T: the New York Times Style Magazine, StudioIlse, Commune Design, and De La Espada to name a few. She is the author and photographer of Handcrafted Modern (Rizzoli, 2010) and Modern Originals (Rizzoli, 2014) and the newly released Interior Portraits: At Home with Cultural Pioneers and Creative Mavericks, A California Design Pilgrimage (Rizzoli, 2018).