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Art Desks Photobook

William Christenberry, Artist by E. Brady Robinson 2014.

William Christenberry, Artist by E. Brady Robinson 2014.

Photo courtesy of Kaitlin Jencso

Photo courtesy of Kaitlin Jencso

About Art Desks

Art Desks by E. Brady Robinson began in Washington, D.C. in 2011 and features photographs of the desks and working spaces of artists, curators, art dealers, and critics throughout the East Coast. This series explores the idea of desk as portrait combined with the social experiment of navigating the art world. Art Desks is published by Daylight Books with introduction by Andy Grundberg and distributed by D.A.P. 

Robinson’s subjects include: Cricket Taplin, art collector from the Cricket Taplin Collection at the Sagamore Hotel, Mera Rubell, art collector from the Rubell Family Art Collection, David Ward, Senior Historian from the National Portrait Gallery, Anna Walker-Skillman, Owner for Jackson Fine Art, artist William Christenberry among others.

Addison/Ripley Fine Art in Washington, DC featured a solo exhibition of Art Desks in November 2014 during FotoWeekDC. 


Art Desks received the Grand Prize Award in the American Life exhibition in the 2011 Lishui Photography Festival, China. Select work from the DC series was selected by independent curator Larissa Leclair from the Indie Photobook Library. The 2011 Lishui Photography Festival is the largest International Photography Festival in China. American Life was produced by Yan Li, Director of High Noon Culture & Art Corp in Beijing, China and featured 20 American photographers selected by 10 American Curators. The exhibition continued after the festival for a one-year tour in major galleries and museums throughout China including ShiJiaZhuang Art Museum China (2012) and 2013 Dali Photo Festival in China.

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