Artists’ artefacts by Nicholas Calcott

To promote this year’s Frieze New York art fair, photographer Nicholas Calcott has shot artefacts from the studios of various legendary New York artists – including Robert Rauschenberg, Keith Haring and Jackson Pollock. Selected and arranged together details, the items form portraits of each artist; battered tools, notes and ephemera offer the briefest of glimpses behind the curtain. I'm particularly drawn to Josef Albers’ Pantone guide – I bet that seems some thumbing in its time.

Materials from Robert Rauschenberg’s home and studio.

Materials from Robert Rauschenberg’s home and studio.

Artefacts from Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner’s home and studio, East Hampton, NY.

Artefacts from Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner’s home and studio, East Hampton, NY.

Artefacts from Isamu Noguchi’s studio, Long Island City, NY.

Artefacts from Isamu Noguchi’s studio, Long Island City, NY.

Artifacts from Donald Judd’s home and studio, 101 Spring Street, New York, NY.

Artifacts from Donald Judd’s home and studio, 101 Spring Street, New York, NY.

Items from the Calder Foundation archives.

Items from the Calder Foundation archives.

Objects from Keith Haring’s studio, New York, NY.

Objects from Keith Haring’s studio, New York, NY.

Artifacts from The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation.

Artifacts from The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation.

Helen Frankenthaler’s studio and archival materials.

Helen Frankenthaler’s studio and archival materials.