ari marcopoulos

In his regular feature, "Artist Residency," Aubrey Mayer takes a photo of one of his favorite artists and ask him/her a series of simple questions. Here is iconic portrait photographer Ari Marcopoulos.

Aubrey Mayer: Where are you from?
Ari Marcopoulos: Amsterdam

Mayer: Where do you live?
Marcopoulos: Northern California

Mayer: How did you become an artist?
Marcopoulos: I was always an artist -- from the very beginning.

Mayer: What is the oddest job you've ever had?
Marcopoulos: Peeling flower bulbs

Mayer: Who’s your favorite non-living artist?
Marcopoulos: I don’t play favorites, but I could say Robert Smithson.

Mayer: What book are you currently reading?
Marcopoulos: The Loser by Thomas Bernard

Mayer: When are you happiest with your work?
Marcopoulos: When it reaches its potential.

Mayer: Where is your favorite place to travel?
Marcopoulos: To the couch

Mayer: What do you find most sexy?
Marcopoulos: Imagination

Mayer: What is your favorite piece of art that you own?
Marcopoulos: A John Ahearn

Mayer: What is your favorite walk?
Marcopoulos: Hiking up Mount Rose to get fresh powder, or walking around New York

Mayer: When and where is your next show?
Marcopoulos: In a few days, in Milan

Photo by Aubrey Mayer

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Past artists:
Tony Just

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