Studio and Cube
When does an artist's creation become art, and where? Does it occur in the solitary confines of an artist's studio, or does it require the context of an art gallery's white cube? Studio and Cube is writer and artist Brian O'Doherty's long-awaited follow-up to his seminal 1976 essays for Artforum, Inside the White Cube: The Ideology of the Gallery Space. In Studio and Cube, O’Doherty expands his interpretation to include the artist's studio, tracking the relationship between the artwork and the artist from Vermeer through late modernism.