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Artists’ studios have been burning down for centuries. In Paper Monument's newest publication, On Fire, author Jonathan Griffin asked ten contemporary artists how they recovered after their studios went up in flames. Talking to them, he gained surprising insights into their working methods, their relationship to their chosen profession, and their reasons for making art. 

On Fire includes writing on Matthew Chambers, Anthony Pearson, Christian Cummings, Catherine Howe, Erik Van Lieshout, JP Munro, William J. O’Brien, Kate Ruggeri, John Riepenhoff, and Brendan Fowler.

Jonathan Griffin is a writer, critic, editor, and curator. Born and raised in London, he now lives in Los Angeles. His a contributing editor for Frieze,and he has written for publications including Art Agenda, ApolloThe Art Newspaper, and Art in America. 

Praise for On Fire: 

“...an insightful, unusual and strangely gripping take on fire – both tragic and transformative...Griffin’s prose is lucid, sensitive and informed.TANK  


On Fire by Jonathan Griffin

98 Pages, 6 x 8 1/2 in., perfect-bound
ISBN 978-0-9797575-6-3
Edited by Paper Monument
Designed by Project Projects
Release date: 2/12/16 

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