Inside the studios of the world’s greatest artists
The studio has long been the artist’s inner sanctum – a place where masterpieces are made, away from prying eyes and the distractions of the outside world. But what really goes on behind closed doors? A new collection gives a tantalising insight into the private realms of the most acclaimed artists of the past century. Each of them is photographed surrounded by works in progress and the tools and detritus of their trade. Among them are a wheelchair-bound Frida Kahlo, consumed by her work in the months before her death; a typically eccentric Salvador Dali with his celebrated In Voluptas Mors human sculpture; and Francis Bacon, a strong contender for the world’s messiest workspace award.