Artist and Studio
Man Ray by Carl Van Vechten, 1934

Man Ray by Carl Van Vechten, 1934

Charmaine Olivia
Jeanne-Claude and Christo in younger days (image by Fred Modarrah)

Jeanne-Claude and Christo in younger days (image by Fred Modarrah)

Yayoi Kusama

Yayoi Kusama

Christiane Vleugels

Christiane Vleugels

Jasper Johns - NYC 1955.  Photo by Robert Rauschenberg.

Jasper Johns - NYC 1955.  Photo by Robert Rauschenberg.

Bill de Kooning and his massage therapist
"In the winter of 1981, I was teaching movement and dance at an East Hampton massage and yoga studio where Elaine de Kooning took classes. She liked my spirit and suggested it might help to lighten her husband’s depression if I gave him massages every day or so. Bill was 76 years and had recently quit drinking. I started right away, and worked with him for two months."

Bill de Kooning and his massage therapist

"In the winter of 1981, I was teaching movement and dance at an East Hampton massage and yoga studio where Elaine de Kooning took classes. She liked my spirit and suggested it might help to lighten her husband’s depression if I gave him massages every day or so. Bill was 76 years and had recently quit drinking. I started right away, and worked with him for two months."

Salvador Dali by Philippe Halsman

Salvador Dali by Philippe Halsman

Adrian Gottlieb

Adrian Gottlieb

Egon Schiele, 1914 by Anton Josef Trcka

Egon Schiele, 1914 by Anton Josef Trcka

Diego Gravinese

Diego Gravinese

Dorothea Tanning arrived at the study of Max Ernst, a man 19 years her senior, in 1942. They played chess, traveled together, and eventually were married in a double wedding with Man Ray and Juliet Browner in 1946.

Dorothea Tanning arrived at the study of Max Ernst, a man 19 years her senior, in 1942. They played chess, traveled together, and eventually were married in a double wedding with Man Ray and Juliet Browner in 1946.