This illuminating publication brings together interviews with over 15 artists from all disciplines, including painters, sculptors and conceptual artists, working in a variety of different media. Through their in-depth conversations with the artists, writers explore the many ways artists work 'from life': from Jeremy Deller's open life class with Iggy Pop as model to Jonathan Yeo's innovative use of 3D scanners and virtual reality. An introductory essay provides the historical context for a practice deeply rooted in artistic tradition
Caroline Bugler is a freelance writer and editor. Laura Gascoigne is an arts writer who contributes to the Spectator and
Apollo. Martin Gayford is an art critic and co-author of A History of Pictures: from the Cave to the Computer Screen (Thames
and Hudson, 2016) with David Hockney. Angela Kingston is a curator and writer. Adrian Locke is Senior Curator at the
Royal Academy of Arts, London. Ben Luke is art critic at the Evening Standard. Sam Phillips is editor of the Royal Academy of
Arts Magazine. Michael Prodger is Senior Research Fellow at the University of Buckingham and assistant editor at the
New Statesman. Annette Wickham is the Curator of Works on Paper at the Royal Academy of Arts, London.