‘Touch The Earth Lightly’: Brooks-Park House, Studios Sit At Crossroads Of Preservation, Or Demolition - 27 East

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‘Touch The Earth Lightly’: Brooks-Park House, Studios Sit At Crossroads Of Preservation, Or Demolition

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A rendering by artist Scott Bluedorn of how he imagines a workshop space could look in the former studio of painters James Brooks and Charlotte Park. SCOTT BLUEDORN

A rendering by artist Scott Bluedorn of how he imagines a workshop space could look in the former studio of painters James Brooks and Charlotte Park. SCOTT BLUEDORN

Studio plan by James Brooks.

Studio plan by James Brooks.

Artists Jackson Pollock and James Brooks on a walk down to Brooks's old studio in Montauk, which did not survive Hurricane Carol. HELMUT NEWTON

Artists Jackson Pollock and James Brooks on a walk down to Brooks's old studio in Montauk, which did not survive Hurricane Carol. HELMUT NEWTON

Inside the Springs home where painters James Brooks and Charlotte Park lived. MARIETTA GAVARIS

Inside the Springs home where painters James Brooks and Charlotte Park lived. MARIETTA GAVARIS

The former Wainscott post office, which served as artist James Brooks' first, temporary studio. MARIETTA GAVARIS

The former Wainscott post office, which served as artist James Brooks' first, temporary studio. MARIETTA GAVARIS

Inside the studio that once belonged to artist James Brooks. GARY MAMAY

Inside the studio that once belonged to artist James Brooks. GARY MAMAY

The guest cottage on the Springs property where artists James Brooks and Charlotte Park once lived and worked. BRYAN BOYHAN

The guest cottage on the Springs property where artists James Brooks and Charlotte Park once lived and worked. BRYAN BOYHAN

The path connecting the house, pictured, and the studio where artists James Brooks and Charlotte Park once lived and worked in Springs. BRYAN BOYHAN

The path connecting the house, pictured, and the studio where artists James Brooks and Charlotte Park once lived and worked in Springs. BRYAN BOYHAN

Inside the kitchen of the home where artists James Brooks and Charlotte Park once lived. COURTESY HELEN HARRISON

Inside the kitchen of the home where artists James Brooks and Charlotte Park once lived. COURTESY HELEN HARRISON

Inside the living room of the home where artists James Brooks and Charlotte Park once lived. COURTESY HELEN HARRISON

Inside the living room of the home where artists James Brooks and Charlotte Park once lived. COURTESY HELEN HARRISON

The guest cottage on the Springs property where artists James Brooks and Charlotte Parks once lived, as it stands today. BRYAN BOYHAN

The guest cottage on the Springs property where artists James Brooks and Charlotte Parks once lived, as it stands today. BRYAN BOYHAN

The home where artists James Brooks and Charlotte Parks once lived in Springs, as it stands today. BRYAN BOYHAN

The home where artists James Brooks and Charlotte Parks once lived in Springs, as it stands today. BRYAN BOYHAN

Outside the studio where artist James Brooks once worked. JANE MARTIN

Outside the studio where artist James Brooks once worked. JANE MARTIN

Outside the Brooks-Park house. COURTESY HELEN HARRISON

Outside the Brooks-Park house. COURTESY HELEN HARRISON

Bryan Boyhan on Mar 8, 2022
James Brooks and his wife, Charlotte Park, once walked to work each day — from the back of their shingled cottage, the screen door of the porch closing behind them,... more

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