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‘I’m Anxious to Get to the Studio’: Brad Pitt on His New Life as an Artist

May 5, 2017

 Brad Pitt the Artist

 

Talk about art therapy. Brad Pitt is waxing poetic about how his new artistic endeavors are helping him cope with his split from Angelina Jolie. (Celebrities—they’re just like us!) The actor has been learning the ropes from sculptor and close friend Thomas Houseago. Now, he’s speaking publicly for the first time about his foray into fine art.

 

In a new interview with GQ Style, Pitt says: “I’ve literally been squatting in there [Houseago’s studio] for a month now. I’m taking a shit on their sanctity.” He has become something of a studio rat: “I’m making everything.I’m working with clay, plaster, rebar, wood…”

 

The cover story is accompanied by a series of photos by the photographer Ryan McGinley, who captures the 53-year old actor against the dramatic backdrop of California’s national parks.

 

Asked what he has planned